2013 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 800 metres

The men's 800 metres at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Luzhniki Stadium on 10–13 August.[1]

Men's 800 metres
at the 2013 World Championships
VenueLuzhniki Stadium
Dates10 August (heats)
11 August (semifinals)
13 August (final)
Competitors47 from 38 nations
Winning time1:43.31
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
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In the final, Duane Solomon characteristically took out the pace at just about 50 seconds. Uncharacteristically, second place was occupied by his teammate Nick Symmonds, known for his come from behind tactics. On the final lap the two provided a wall for the rest of the field to get around. Solomon held the lead into the final straight with Symonds about to pounce. Mohammed Aman was behind Solomon in a box pinned in by Ayanleh Souleiman. Souleiman slowed as Symonds took off, the door opened Aman took off in chase of Symonds passing him on the outside 20 meters before the finish. As Solomon slowed Souleiman was the next fastest to the finish to pick up bronze. Aman's 1:43.31 is a new Russian soil all comers record.[2]

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:

World record   David Rudisha (KEN) 1:40.91   London, Great Britain 9 August 2012
Championship record   Billy Konchellah (KEN) 1:43.06   Rome, Italy 1 September 1987
World Leading   Duane Solomon (USA) 1:43.27   Des Moines, IA, United States 23 June 2013
African Record   David Rudisha (KEN) 1:40.91   London, Great Britain 9 August 2012
Asian Record   Yusuf Saad Kamel (BHR) 1:42.79   Monaco 29 July 2008
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Johnny Gray (USA) 1:42.60   Koblenz, West Germany 28 August 1985
South American Record   Joaquim Cruz (BRA) 1:41.77   Cologne, West Germany 26 August 1984
European Record   Wilson Kipketer (DEN) 1:41.11   Cologne, Germany 24 August 1997
Oceanian record   Peter Snell (NZL) 1:44.3   Christchurch, New Zealand 3 February 1962

Qualification standardsEdit

A time B time
1:45.30 1:46.20

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
10 August 2013 11:20 Heats
11 August 2013 19:35 Semifinals
13 August 2013 21:10 Final

ResultsEdit

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 6 fastest (q) advanced to the semifinals.[3]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 5 Mohammed Aman   Ethiopia (ETH) 1:44.93 Q
2 5 6 Ferguson Rotich Cheruiyot   Kenya (KEN) 1:45.25 Q
3 5 8 Michael Rimmer   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 1:45.47 Q
4 3 3 Duane Solomon   United States (USA) 1:45.80 Q
5 3 1 Abdulaziz Laden Mohammed   Saudi Arabia (KSA) 1:45.94 Q
6 5 3 Alexander Rowe   Australia (AUS) 1:45.96 q
7 2 5 Ronald Musagala   Uganda (UGA) 1:46.12 Q
8 3 2 Andrew Osagie   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 1:46.16 Q
9 2 6 Adam Kszczot   Poland (POL) 1:46.26 Q
10 2 3 Brandon Johnson   United States (USA) 1:46.32 Q
11 3 8 Luis Alberto Marco   Spain (ESP) 1:46.40 q
12 3 6 Tamás Kazi   Hungary (HUN) 1:46.48 q
13 2 8 Kevin López   Spain (ESP) 1:46.61 q
14 5 2 Antoine Gakeme   Burundi (BDI) 1:46.70 q, PB
15 5 7 Rafith Rodríguez   Colombia (COL) 1:46.76 q
16 2 2 Andy González   Cuba (CUB) 1:46.80
17 6 7 Ayanleh Souleiman   Djibouti (DJI) 1:46.86 Q
18 4 4 Nick Symmonds   United States (USA) 1:46.90 Q
19 4 2 Musaeb Abdulrahman Balla   Qatar (QAT) 1:46.94 Q
20 4 5 Samir Jamma   Morocco (MAR) 1:46.94 Q
21 4 7 Mark English   Ireland (IRL) 1:47.08
22 6 1 Anthony Chemut   Kenya (KEN) 1:47.13 Q
23 6 2 Amine El Manaoui   Morocco (MAR) 1:47.15 Q
24 5 1 Amine Belferar   Algeria (ALG) 1:47.17
25 6 5 Jan Kubista   Czech Republic (CZE) 1:47.66
26 1 3 Pierre-Ambroise Bosse   France (FRA) 1:47.70 Q
27 6 8 Anis Ananenka   Belarus (BLR) 1:47.76
28 1 8 Marcin Lewandowski   Poland (POL) 1:47.83 Q
29 4 1 Prince Mumba   Zambia (ZAM) 1:47.85
30 1 4 Giordano Benedetti   Italy (ITA) 1:47.90 Q
31 5 4 Jozef Repčík   Slovakia (SVK) 1:47.93
32 1 1 Hamada Mohamed   Egypt (EGY) 1:47.96
32 4 3 James Eichberger   Mexico (MEX) 1:47.96
34 6 6 Anthony Romaniw   Canada (CAN) 1:47.98
35 1 5 Kléberson Davide   Brazil (BRA) 1:48.28
36 1 2 Paul Robinson   Ireland (IRL) 1:48.61
37 1 6 Leoman Momoh   Nigeria (NGR) 1:49.25
38 1 7 Taras Bybyk   Ukraine (UKR) 1:49.39
39 1 6 Moussa Camara   Mali (MLI) 1:49.78 SB
40 4 8 Jeremiah Kipkorir Mutai   Kenya (KEN) 1:50.17
41 6 3 Wesley Vázquez   Puerto Rico (PUR) 1:50.60
42 2 1 Brice Etès   Monaco (MON) 1:53.60
43 4 6 Ilia Mukhin   Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) 1:54.88
44 3 7 Samorn Kieng   Cambodia (CAM) 1:55.17 SB
45 3 4 Benjamín Enzema   Equatorial Guinea (GEQ) 1:56.82 SB
46 2 7 Manuel Antonio   Angola (ANG) 1:57.40
47 6 4 Ribeiro de Carvalho   East Timor (TLS) 2:04.74 PB
2 4 Nijel Amos   Botswana (BOT) DNS
3 5 André Olivier   South Africa (RSA) DNS

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advanced to the final.[4]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 6 Duane Solomon   United States (USA) 1:43.87 Q
2 1 4 Abdulaziz Laden Mohammed   Saudi Arabia (KSA) 1:44.10 Q, PB
3 1 5 Marcin Lewandowski   Poland (POL) 1:44.56 q
4 2 3 Mohammed Aman   Ethiopia (ETH) 1:44.71 Q
5 2 4 Pierre-Ambroise Bosse   France (FRA) 1:44.75 Q
6 1 7 Andrew Osagie   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 1:44.85 q, SB
7 2 5 Brandon Johnson   United States (USA) 1:44.89
8 3 4 Ayanleh Souleiman   Djibouti (DJI) 1:44.99 Q
9 3 6 Nick Symmonds   United States (USA) 1:45.00 Q
10 1 2 Antoine Gakeme   Burundi (BDI) 1:45.39 PB
11 3 3 Musaeb Abdulrahman Balla   Qatar (QAT) 1:45.43
12 3 7 Adam Kszczot   Poland (POL) 1:45.68
13 1 1 Alexander Rowe   Australia (AUS) 1:45.80
14 3 2 Ronald Musagala   Uganda (UGA) 1:45.87
15 3 5 Anthony Chemut   Kenya (KEN) 1:46.06
16 3 1 Tamás Kazi   Hungary (HUN) 1:46.40
17 2 2 Samir Jamma   Morocco (MAR) 1:46.53
18 2 1 Luis Alberto Marco   Spain (ESP) 1:46.75
19 2 8 Michael Rimmer   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 1:47.06
20 2 7 Giordano Benedetti   Italy (ITA) 1:48.31
21 3 8 Amine El Manaoui   Morocco (MAR) 1:49.08
22 1 3 Kevin López   Spain (ESP) 1:52.93
23 2 6 Rafith Rodríguez   Colombia (COL) 2:01.94
1 8 Ferguson Rotich Cheruiyot   Kenya (KEN) DQ R163.3(a)[5]

FinalEdit

The final was held at 21:10.[6]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  6 Mohammed Aman   Ethiopia (ETH) 1:43.31 SB
  3 Nick Symmonds   United States (USA) 1:43.55 SB
  4 Ayanleh Souleiman   Djibouti (DJI) 1:43.76
4 2 Marcin Lewandowski   Poland (POL) 1:44.08 SB
5 1 Andrew Osagie   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 1:44.36 SB
6 5 Duane Solomon   United States (USA) 1:44.42
7 8 Pierre-Ambroise Bosse   France (FRA) 1:44.79
8 7 Abdulaziz Laden Mohammed   Saudi Arabia (KSA) 1:46.57

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