2015 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 110 metres hurdles
|Men's 110 metres hurdles |
at the 2015 World Championships
|Venue||Beijing National Stadium|
26 August (heats)|
27 August (semifinals)
28 August (final)
|Competitors||42 from 27 nations|
The returning champion was David Oliver, while world leader in 2015 Orlando Ortega is ineligible after switching his nationality to Spain (after defecting to the USA at the 2013 Championships). World record holder Aries Merritt was here, just days before a scheduled kidney transplant.
The heats will be remembered for the false start disqualification of Ronnie Ash. Similar to Jon Drummond's incident in 2003, Ash refused to accept the disqualification and took several minutes before being convinced to leave the track.
In the finals, Oliver was the first to the first hurdle, and he hit it badly. Dimitri Bascou was the next to show a microscopic lead which only lasted until he clobbered the third hurdle, giving world #2 Omar McLeod three steps in the lead until he flipped the fourth hurdle. Merritt and Sergey Shubenkov were the next leaders. Merritt seemed to be running too close to the hurdles and had to slow to compensate giving Shubenkov a slight edge. Hansle Parchment built up speed and even though he hit the tenth hurdle, had more speed to the finish. His late rush passed Merritt to earn silver and make for a challenge to Shubenkov for the gold. Shubenkov's 12.98 was a new Russian National Record.
Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:
|World record||Aries Merritt (USA)||12.80||Brussels, Belgium||7 September 2012|
|Championship record||Colin Jackson (GBR)||12.91||Stuttgart, Germany||20 August 1993|
|World Leading||Orlando Ortega (CUB)||12.94||Saint-Denis, France||4 July 2015|
|African Record||Lehann Fourie (RSA)||13.24||Brussels, Belgium||7 September 2012|
|Asian Record||Liu Xiang (CHN)||12.88||Lausanne, Switzerland||11 July 2006|
|North, Central American and Caribbean record||Aries Merritt (USA)||12.80||Brussels, Belgium||7 September 2012|
|South American Record||Paulo Villar (COL)||13.27A||Guadalajara, Mexico||28 October 2011|
|European Record||Colin Jackson (GBR)||12.91||Stuttgart, Germany||20 August 1993|
|Oceanian record||Kyle Vander Kuyp (AUS)||13.29||Gothenburg, Sweden||11 August 1995|
|26 August 2015||11:20||Heats|
|27 August 2015||19:05||Semifinals|
|28 August 2015||21:20||Final|
All times are local times (UTC+8)
|KEY:||q||Fastest non-qualifiers||Q||Qualified||NR||National record||PB||Personal best||SB||Seasonal best|
Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advanced to the Semifinals. Heats were held on 26 August.
Heat 1: -1.3 m/s, Heat 2: +0.2 m/s, Heat 3: -1.0 m/s, Heat 4: -0.7 m/s, Heat 5: -1.2 m/s
Heat 1: 0.0 m/s, Heat 2: -0.2 m/s, Heat 3: -0.1 m/s
The final was held at 21:20.
|7||Sergey Shubenkov||Russia (RUS)||12.98||NR|
|8||Hansle Parchment||Jamaica (JAM)||13.03||SB|
|4||Aries Merritt||United States (USA)||13.04||SB|
|4||2||Pascal Martinot-Lagarde||France (FRA)||13.17|
|5||5||Dimitri Bascou||France (FRA)||13.17|
|6||6||Omar McLeod||Jamaica (JAM)||13.18|
|7||9||David Oliver||United States (USA)||13.33|
|8||3||Garfield Darien||France (FRA)||13.34|
- "Beijing 2015: Timetable". Beijing 2015. 11 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
- Start list
- "REPORT: MEN'S 110M HURDLES FINAL – IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015". iaaf.org. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
- "Russia's Sergey Shubenkopv failt to lift gloom over doping allegations". Guardian. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
- "Records & Lists – 110 meters hurdles". IAAF. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
- IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 – Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 17 August 2015
- Heats results
- Semifinals results
- Final results