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2015 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

The men's 400 metres hurdles at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Beijing National Stadium on 22, 23 and 25 August.[1][2]

Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the 2015 World Championships
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates22 August (heats)
23 August (semifinals)
25 August (final)
Competitors41 from 26 nations
Winning time47.79
Medalists
gold medal    Kenya
silver medal    Russia
bronze medal    Bahamas
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SummaryEdit

While Kenya has dominated the longest hurdle race, the 3000 metres steeplechase since the 1968 Olympics, and John Akii-Bua from neighboring Uganda hinted at what might be the capability of East African athletes in this event, Kenya has never had a medalist at 400 hurdles, until this year. Nicholas Bett was the fastest qualifier in the heats. His teammate Boniface Tumuti was the second fastest in the semi-finals, while Bett struggled into the slowest qualifier into the finals. That put Bett almost unnoticed in the far outside lane. Michael Tinsley was the only returning medalist from recent history and the rest of the world leaders were already eliminated, making for a very open race. The fastest 5 finalists all ran their personal best just to make the final race.

Tinsley was the early leader out of the blocks, but was quickly overtaken by Denis Kudryavtsev down the backstretch. Through the turn Tinsley began to hit hurdles, Kudryavtsev the clear leader coming to the straightaway. A couple of meters behind was a wall of Tinsley, Jeffery Gibson and Kerron Clement, with Bett slightly behind them. Kudryavtsev stretched for the ninth hurdle, Tinsley hit it and Bett stormed past. Reminiscent of Kenyan steeplechase finishes, he took the final barrier somewhat awkwardly but continued with so much power that the rest of the field was left behind him. Kudryavtsev held on for silver with a Russian national record. Gibson won the race to the line for bronze, setting his second Bahamian national record of the competition. The once dominant American team, shut out, while Kenya wins its first medal in the event and it was gold.[3]


RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[4]

World record   Kevin Young (USA) 46.78 Barcelona, Spain 6 August 1992
Championship record   Kevin Young (USA) 47.18 Stuttgart, Germany 19 August 1993
World Leading   Bershawn Jackson (USA) 48.09 Doha, Qatar 15 May 2015
African Record   Samuel Matete (ZAM) 47.10 Zürich, Switzerland 7 August 1991
Asian Record   Hadi Soua'an Al-Somaily (KSA) 47.53 Sydney, Australia 27 September 2000
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Kevin Young (USA) 46.78 Barcelona, Spain 6 August 1992
South American Record   Bayano Kamani (PAN) 47.84 Helsinki, Finland 7 August 2005
European Record   Stéphane Diagana (FRA) 47.37 Lausanne, Switzerland 5 July 1995
Oceanian record   Rohan Robinson (AUS) 48.28 Atlanta, GA, United States 31 July 1996

Qualification standardsEdit

Entry standards[5]
49.50

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
22 August 2015 18:35 Heats
23 August 2015 18:40 Semifinals
25 August 2015 20:25 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: Best 4 (Q) and next 4 fastest (q) qualify for the next round.[6]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Nicholas Bett   Kenya (KEN) 48.37 Q
2 5 Denis Kudryavtsev   Russia (RUS) 48.51 Q, PB
3 3 Kerron Clement   United States (USA) 48.75 Q
4 2 Boniface Tumuti   Kenya (KEN) 48.79 Q, PB
5 4 Yasmani Copello   Turkey (TUR) 48.89 Q, NR
6 3 Niall Flannery   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 48.90 Q, SB
7 2 Michael Tinsley   United States (USA) 48.91 Q
8 5 Patryk Dobek   Poland (POL) 48.94 Q
9 5 Johnny Dutch   United States (USA) 48.97 Q
10 2 Javier Culson   Puerto Rico (PUR) 49.02 Q
11 1 Timofey Chalyy   Russia (RUS) 49.05 Q, SB
12 3 Kariem Hussein   Switzerland (SUI) 49.08 Q
13 1 Jeffery Gibson   Bahamas (BAH) 49.09 Q
14 3 Annsert Whyte   Jamaica (JAM) 49.10 Q
15 2 L. J. van Zyl   South Africa (RSA) 49.12 Q
16 1 Kurt Couto   Mozambique (MOZ) 49.15 Q, SB
17 4 Rasmus Mägi   Estonia (EST) 49.18 Q
18 4 Thomas Barr   Ireland (IRL) 49.20 Q
19 1 Abdelmalik Lahoulou   Algeria (ALG) 49.33 q
19 2 Leford Green   Jamaica (JAM) 49.33 q
21 5 Yuki Matsushita   Japan (JPN) 49.34 Q
22 5 Haron Koech   Kenya (KEN) 49.38 q, PB
22 5 Michaël Bultheel   Belgium (BEL) 49.38 q
22 3 Miles Ukaoma   Nigeria (NGR) 49.38
25 1 Roxroy Cato   Jamaica (JAM) 49.47
26 4 Cheng Wen   China (CHN) 49.56 Q, PB
26 4 Ivan Shablyuyev   Russia (RUS) 49.56
28 1 Michael Cochrane   New Zealand (NZL) 49.58 NR
28 2 Yuta Konishi   Japan (JPN) 49.58 SB
30 1 Takayuki Kishimoto   Japan (JPN) 49.78
31 2 Jehue Gordon   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 49.91
32 1 Eric Alejandro   Puerto Rico (PUR) 49.94
33 4 Eric Cray   Philippines (PHI) 50.04
34 4 Bershawn Jackson   United States (USA) 50.14
35 5 Miloud Rahmani   Algeria (ALG) 50.21
36 5 Jaak-Heinrich Jagor   Estonia (EST) 50.29
37 4 Johannes Maritz   Namibia (NAM) 51.10
38 3 Saber Boukemouche   Algeria (ALG) 51.54
39 5 Amadou Ndiaye   Senegal (SEN) 52.40
40 2 Maoulida Darouèche   Comoros (COM) 53.06
3 Mohamed Sghaier   Tunisia (TUN) DQ R163.3(a)
2 Andrés Silva   Uruguay (URU) DNS
3 Cornel Fredericks   South Africa (RSA) DNS
4 Jack Green   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) DNS

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advanced to the final.[7]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Denis Kudryavtsev   Russia (RUS) 48.23 Q, PB
2 1 Boniface Tumuti   Kenya (KEN) 48.29 Q, PB
3 2 Jeffery Gibson   Bahamas (BAH) 48.37 Q, NR
4 2 Patryk Dobek   Poland (POL) 48.40 q, PB
5 2 Yasmani Copello   Turkey (TUR) 48.46 q, NR
6 3 Michael Tinsley   United States (USA) 48.47 Q
7 1 Kerron Clement   United States (USA) 48.50 Q
8 3 Nicholas Bett   Kenya (KEN) 48.54 Q
9 3 Kariem Hussein   Switzerland (SUI) 48.59
10 1 Timofey Chalyy   Russia (RUS) 48.69 PB
11 1 Thomas Barr   Ireland (IRL) 48.71
12 2 Johnny Dutch   United States (USA) 48.74
13 1 Rasmus Mägi   Estonia (EST) 48.76
14 1 Abdelmalik Lahoulou   Algeria (ALG) 48.87 NR
15 2 L. J. van Zyl   South Africa (RSA) 48.89
16 1 Annsert Whyte   Jamaica (JAM) 48.90 SB
17 3 Niall Flannery   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 49.17
18 3 Javier Culson   Puerto Rico (PUR) 49.36
19 2 Haron Koech   Kenya (KEN) 49.54
20 3 Leford Green   Jamaica (JAM) 49.59
21 2 Cheng Wen   China (CHN) 49.62
22 1 Michaël Bultheel   Belgium (BEL) 49.66
23 3 Kurt Couto   Mozambique (MOZ) 50.58
24 3 Yuki Matsushita   Japan (JPN) 51.10

FinalEdit

The final was started at 21:15.[8]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  9 Nicholas Bett   Kenya (KEN) 47.79 WL, NR
  6 Denis Kudryavtsev   Russia (RUS) 48.05 NR
  7 Jeffery Gibson   Bahamas (BAH) 48.17 NR
4 8 Kerron Clement   United States (USA) 48.18 SB
5 4 Boniface Tumuti   Kenya (KEN) 48.33
6 2 Yasmani Copello   Turkey (TUR) 48.96
7 3 Patryk Dobek   Poland (POL) 49.14
8 5 Michael Tinsley   United States (USA) 50.02

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beijing 2015: Timetable". Beijing 2015. 11 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ Start list
  3. ^ "MEN'S 400M HURDLES FINAL – IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015". iaaf.org. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Records & Lists – 400 meters hurdles". IAAF. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  5. ^ IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 – Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 17 August 2015
  6. ^ Heats results
  7. ^ Semifinals results
  8. ^ Final results