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2015 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 110 metres hurdles

The men's 110 metres hurdles at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Beijing National Stadium on 26, 27 and 28 August.[1]

Men's 110 metres hurdles
at the 2015 World Championships
110m h medalists Beijing 2015.jpg
The medalists L-R: Merritt, Shubenkov, Parchment
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates 26 August (heats)
27 August (semifinals)
28 August (final)
Competitors 42 from 27 nations
Winning time 12.98
Medalists
gold medal    Russia
silver medal    Jamaica
bronze medal    United States
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Contents

SummaryEdit

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.[2][3]

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.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6]

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[7]

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

Qualification standardsEdit

Entry standards[8]
13.47

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
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)

ResultsEdit

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

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advanced to the Semifinals. Heats were held on 26 August.[9]

Wind:
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

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 7 David Oliver   United States (USA) 13.15 Q
2 5 7 Aries Merritt   United States (USA) 13.25 Q
3 1 9 Shane Brathwaite   Barbados (BAR) 13.28 Q
4 5 4 Dimitri Bascou   France (FRA) 13.29 Q
5 5 8 Sergey Shubenkov   Russia (RUS) 13.31 Q
6 4 4 Hansle Parchment   Jamaica (JAM) 13.33 Q
7 4 8 Matthias Bühler   Germany (GER) 13.35 Q, SB
7 2 5 Pascal Martinot-Lagarde   France (FRA) 13.35 Q
9 4 6 Aleec Harris   United States (USA) 13.41 Q
9 4 2 Greggmar Swift   Barbados (BAR) 13.41 Q
11 4 3 Jhoanis Portilla   Cuba (CUB) 13.43 q
11 3 3 Garfield Darien   France (FRA) 13.43 Q
11 2 4 Andrew Riley   Jamaica (JAM) 13.43 Q
11 1 4 Omar McLeod   Jamaica (JAM) 13.43 Q
15 1 7 Xie Wenjun   China (CHN) 13.44 Q
15 2 8 Gregor Traber   Germany (GER) 13.44 Q
17 3 6 Balázs Baji   Hungary (HUN) 13.45 Q
18 5 2 Sekou Kaba   Canada (CAN) 13.46 Q
19 1 5 Yidiel Contreras   Spain (ESP) 13.48 Q
20 2 2 Artur Noga   Poland (POL) 13.49 Q
21 3 4 Johnathan Cabral   Canada (CAN) 13.55 Q
22 3 9 João Vítor de Oliveira   Brazil (BRA) 13.57 q
23 3 8 Konstadinos Douvalidis   Greece (GRE) 13.58 q
24 5 5 Lawrence Clarke   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 13.61 q
25 5 3 Antonio Alkana   South Africa (RSA) 13.63
26 3 2 Yordan O'Farrill   Cuba (CUB) 13.64
27 5 9 Eddie Lovett   U.S. Virgin Islands (ISV) 13.65
28 4 7 Nicholas Hough   Australia (AUS) 13.69
29 4 9 Ben Reynolds   Ireland (IRL) 13.72
30 2 9 Ronald Forbes   Cayman Islands (CAY) 13.78
31 2 7 Jonathan Mendes   Brazil (BRA) 13.86
32 4 5 Milan Ristić   Serbia (SRB) 13.89
33 3 1 Bano Traoré   Mali (MLI) 13.91
34 1 1 Éder Antônio Souza   Brazil (BRA) 13.96
35 1 2 Jamras Rittidet   Thailand (THA) 14.00
36 1 6 Welington Zaza   Liberia (LBR) 14.56
37 3 5 Xaysa Anousone   Laos (LAO) 14.74
1 3 Mikel Thomas   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) DQ R168.7(b)
1 8 Alexander John   Germany (GER) DQ R162.7
2 3 Ronnie Ash   United States (USA) DQ R162.7
2 6 Petr Svoboda   Czech Republic (CZE) DQ R162.7
5 6 Zhang Honglin   China (CHN) DNF

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advanced to the final.[10]

Wind:
Heat 1: 0.0 m/s, Heat 2: -0.2 m/s, Heat 3: -0.1 m/s

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 5 Aries Merritt   United States (USA) 13.08 Q, SB
2 1 6 Sergey Shubenkov   Russia (RUS) 13.09 Q
3 2 6 Omar McLeod   Jamaica (JAM) 13.14 Q
4 1 5 Hansle Parchment   Jamaica (JAM) 13.16 Q
4 3 6 Dimitri Bascou   France (FRA) 13.16 Q, PB
6 3 4 David Oliver   United States (USA) 13.17 Q
6 2 4 Pascal Martinot-Lagarde   France (FRA) 13.17 q
8 1 4 Garfield Darien   France (FRA) 13.25 q
9 1 8 Aleec Harris   United States (USA) 13.29
10 1 7 Shane Brathwaite   Barbados (BAR) 13.31
11 3 5 Matthias Bühler   Germany (GER) 13.34 PB
12 2 2 Johnathan Cabral   Canada (CAN) 13.37 PB
12 2 9 Gregor Traber   Germany (GER) 13.37
12 3 2 Artur Noga   Poland (POL) 13.37 SB
15 2 7 Xie Wenjun   China (CHN) 13.39
16 3 7 Andrew Riley   Jamaica (JAM) 13.43
17 2 8 Greggmar Swift   Barbados (BAR) 13.44
18 1 2 João Vítor de Oliveira   Brazil (BRA) 13.45 PB
19 3 9 Balázs Baji   Hungary (HUN) 13.51
20 3 3 Lawrence Clarke   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 13.53
21 3 8 Yidiel Contreras   Spain (ESP) 13.57
22 1 9 Sekou Kaba   Canada (CAN) 13.58
23 1 1 Petr Svoboda   Czech Republic (CZE) 13.67
24 2 3 Konstadinos Douvalidis   Greece (GRE) 13.79
1 3 Jhoanis Portilla   Cuba (CUB) DNF

FinalEdit

The final was held at 21:20.[11]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beijing 2015: Timetable". Beijing 2015. 11 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.supersport.com/athletics/international/news/150828/Merritt_goes_for_gold_ahead_of_kidney_op
  3. ^ Start list
  4. ^ http://www.newser.com/article/995332a86cb743adb5fe2c6cc3be7aac/the-latest-upset-ash-disqualified-for-false-start-in-hurdles-lingers-on-track-at-worlds.html
  5. ^ "REPORT: MEN'S 110M HURDLES FINAL – IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015". iaaf.org. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  6. ^ "Russia's Sergey Shubenkopv failt to lift gloom over doping allegations". Guardian. 28 August 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Records & Lists – 110 meters hurdles". IAAF. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  8. ^ IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 – Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 17 August 2015
  9. ^ Heats results
  10. ^ Semifinals results
  11. ^ Final results