2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Men's 400 metres
|Men's 400 metres |
at the 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships
|Venue||Oregon Convention Center|
|Dates||March 18 (heats and semifinals)|
March 19 (final)
|Competitors||28 from 22 nations|
All eyes were on Bralon Taplin, who had run the three fastest times of the year, including his win in the semifinals. They included those of the defending champion Pavel Maslák, who followed Taplin closely as he led from the break. For 350 metres it was all Taplin, before Maslák made his move. In three strides, Taplin was beaten. Four metres behind them, Abdalelah Haroun executed an identical move on Deon Lendore. Taplin was spent and disappeared out the back. Haroun made a big rush at Maslák, but could make up only three of the four meters necessary by the time they crossed the finish line.
Qualification: First 2 (Q) and next 2 fastest (q) qualified for the semifinals.
Qualification: First 3 (Q) qualified directly for the final.
|2||2||Pavel Maslák||Czech Republic||45.71||Q|
|3||2||Abdalelah Haroun||Qatar||45.71||Q, SB|
|4||2||Lalonde Gordon||Trinidad and Tobago||46.03||Q|
|5||1||Deon Lendore||Trinidad and Tobago||46.23||Q|
|6||1||Boniface Ontuga Mweresa||Kenya||46.33||Q, SB|
|7||1||Nery Brenes||Costa Rica||46.49||SB|
|9||1||Kyle Clemons||United States||46.91|
The final was started on March 19, at 19:05.
|5||Pavel Maslák||Czech Republic||45.44|
|4||Deon Lendore||Trinidad and Tobago||46.17|
|5||2||Boniface Ontuga Mweresa||Kenya||46.86|
|6||1||Lalonde Gordon||Trinidad and Tobago||47.62|