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2019 World Athletics Championships – Men's 400 metres

The men's 400 metres at the 2019 World Athletics Championships was held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha on 1, 2 and 4 October 2019.[1]

Men's 400 metres
at the 2019 World Championships
VenueKhalifa International Stadium
Dates1 October (heats)
2 October (semi-finals)
4 October (final)
Competitors42 from 31 nations
Winning time43.48
Medalists
gold medal    Bahamas
silver medal    Colombia
bronze medal    United States
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SummaryEdit

Kirani James had the pedigree, a World Championship and an Olympic gold medal. But those were back in 2011 and 2012. He finished second behind Wayde van Niekerk's world record at the last Olympics. van Niekerk couldn't be here because he ruined his knee in a celebrity rugby game and James was battling Graves' disease, the same ailment that affected Gail Devers. With a faster personal best, American champion Fred Kerley had been anticipated as USA's next golden boy until Michael Norman came on the scene with a relaxed, early season personal best that only equalled the #4 time in history. But Norman took himself out of the final, jogging home the second half of his semi-final. The other sub-44 qualifiers were Steven Gardiner, who had run his on this track in May and Akeem Bloomfield, who was the last time qualifier to get in. Gardiner led the qualifing, while Anthony Zambrano had to set a Colombian national record to get in.

In the final, James went out hard, passing Zambrano to his outside as they entered the backstretch. Inside of James, Machel Cedenio, James, Gardiner and Demish Gaye were running true to the stagger. James held that lead until midway through the final turn when he began to fade back as Gardiner was emerging slightly ahead. Coming onto the home straight, Gardiner held a 2 metre lead over James and Kerley, with Cedenio just slightly behind them. A further 2 metres back was Zambrano and Gaye. Down the stretch, Gardiner widened his lead, with Kerley the next best to chase. From far back, Zambrano was in another gear, speeding past Cedenio, James and a metre before the line, Kerley.

Gardiner's big win in 43.48 is the #6 time in history. Zambrano's 44.15 set the South American record, beating Sanderlei Parrela's record from the World Championships 20 years earlier.

RecordsEdit

Before the competition records were as follows:[2]

World record   Wayde van Niekerk (RSA) 43.03 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 14 August 2016
Championship record   Michael Johnson (USA) 43.18 Sevilla, Spain 26 August 1999
World Leading   Michael Norman (USA) 43.45 Torrance, United States 20 April 2019
African Record   Wayde van Niekerk (RSA) 43.03 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 14 August 2016
Asian Record   Youssef Ahmad Masrahi (KSA) 43.93 Beijing, China 23 August 2015
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Michael Johnson (USA) 43.18 Sevilla, Spain 26 August 1999
South American Record   Sanderlei Claro Parrela (BRA) 44.29 Sevilla, Spain 26 August 1999
European Record   Thomas Schönlebe (GDR) 44.33 Rome, Italy 3 September 1987
Oceanian record   Darren Clark (AUS) 44.38 Seoul, South Korea 26 September 1988

The following records were set at the competition:

Record Perf. Athlete Nat. Date
Malagasy 46.80 Todiasoa Rabearison   MAD 1 Oct 2019
Gibraltarian 47.41 Jessy Franco   GIB
Colombian 44.55 Anthony Zambrano   COL 2 Oct 2019
Bahamian 43.48 Steven Gardiner   BAH 4 Oct 2019
South American 44.15 Anthony Zambrano   COL
Colombian

Qualification standardEdit

The standard to qualify automatically for entry was 45.30.[3]

ScheduleEdit

The event schedule, in local time (UTC+3), was as follows:[4]

Date Time Round
1 October 16:35 Heats
2 October 20:35 Semi-finals
4 October 22:20 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The first three in each heat (Q) and the next six fastest (q) qualified for the semifinal.[5]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 2 Kirani James   Grenada (GRN) 44.94 Q
2 4 7 Michael Norman   United States (USA) 45.00 Q
3 4 5 Demish Gaye   Jamaica (JAM) 45.02 Q
4 6 7 Emmanuel Korir   Kenya (KEN) 45.08 Q
5 3 4 Davide Re   Italy (ITA) 45.08 Q
6 4 3 Leungo Scotch   Botswana (BOT) 45.10 Q, PB
7 2 8 Julian Walsh   Japan (JPN) 45.14 Q, PB
8 3 3 Fred Kerley   United States (USA) 45.19 Q
9 1 3 Machel Cedenio   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 45.26 Q
10 6 6 Jonathan Sacoor   Belgium (BEL) 45.32 Q
11 1 4 Akeem Bloomfield   Jamaica (JAM) 45.34 Q
12 6 5 Rabah Yousif   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 45.40 Q
13 1 8 Thapelo Phora   South Africa (RSA) 45.45 Q
14 3 7 Abbas Abubakar Abbas   Bahrain (BHR) 45.47 Q
15 2 3 Vernon Norwood   United States (USA) 45.59 Q
16 6 8 Jhon Perlaza   Colombia (COL) 45.62 q
17 1 5 Alphas Kishoyian   Kenya (KEN) 45.65 q
18 5 3 Steven Gardiner   Bahamas (BAH) 45.68 Q
19 3 8 Mazen Al-Yasen   Saudi Arabia (KSA) 45.70 q
20 6 3 Nathan Strother   United States (USA) 45.71 q
21 4 4 Yousef Karam   Kuwait (KUW) 45.74 q
22 2 7 Steven Solomon   Australia (AUS) 45.82 q
23 2 6 Derrick Mokaleng   South Africa (RSA) 45.87
24 5 5 Philip Osei   Canada (CAN) 45.87 Q
25 4 2 Alonzo Russell   Bahamas (BAH) 45.91
26 5 6 Anthony Zambrano   Colombia (COL) 45.93 Q
27 1 6 Lucas Carvalho   Brazil (BRA) 46.01
28 5 7 Ditiro Nzamani   Botswana (BOT) 46.19
29 5 2 Rusheen McDonald   Jamaica (JAM) 46.21
30 3 2 Mikhail Litvin   Kazakhstan (KAZ) 46.28
31 6 4 Taha Hussein Yaseen   Iraq (IRQ) 46.58
32 4 6 Todiasoa Rabearison   Madagascar (MAD) 46.80 NR
33 2 4 Luka Janežič   Slovenia (SLO) 46.84
34 5 4 Brandon Parris   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VIN) 47.39
35 6 2 Jessy Franco   Gibraltar (GIB) 47.41 NR
36 3 5 Bachir Mahamat   Chad (CHA) 47.65
37 1 2 Abdalelah Haroun   Qatar (QAT) 47.76 SB
38 3 6 Jovan Stojoski   North Macedonia (MKD) 47.92
39 4 8 Moussa Zaroumeye   Niger (NIG) 48.13
40 5 8 Mohammad Jahir Rayhan   Bangladesh (BAN) 48.48
41 2 5 Tikie Terry Mael   Vanuatu (VAN) 48.52 PB
1 7 Matthew Hudson-Smith   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) DNF

Semi-finalsEdit

The first two in each heat (Q) and the next two fastest (q) qualified for the final.[6]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 6 Steven Gardiner   Bahamas (BAH) 44.13 Q, SB
2 2 5 Kirani James   Grenada (GRN) 44.23 Q, SB
3 1 4 Fred Kerley   United States (USA) 44.25 Q
4 1 5 Emmanuel Korir   Kenya (KEN) 44.37 Q, SB
5 3 7 Machel Cedenio   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 44.41 Q, SB
6 3 8 Anthony Zambrano   Colombia (COL) 44.55 Q, NR
7 2 7 Demish Gaye   Jamaica (JAM) 44.66 q, SB
8 3 6 Akeem Bloomfield   Jamaica (JAM) 44.77 q
9 1 7 Davide Re   Italy (ITA) 44.85
10 2 9 Vernon Norwood   United States (USA) 45.00
11 2 8 Leungo Scotch   Botswana (BOT) 45.00 PB
12 1 6 Jonathan Sacoor   Belgium (BEL) 45.03 =PB
13 3 5 Julian Walsh   Japan (JPN) 45.13 PB
14 3 9 Rabah Yousif   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 45.15 PB
15 2 3 Jhon Perlaza   Colombia (COL) 45.17
16 1 9 Thapelo Phora   South Africa (RSA) 45.24
17 1 8 Abbas Abubakar Abbas   Bahrain (BHR) 45.26
18 1 2 Nathan Strother   United States (USA) 45.34
19 2 4 Philip Osei   Canada (CAN) 45.44
20 2 2 Steven Solomon   Australia (AUS) 45.54 SB
21 3 2 Alphas Kishoyian   Kenya (KEN) 45.55
22 3 4 Michael Norman   United States (USA) 45.94
23 1 3 Mazen Al-Yasen   Saudi Arabia (KSA) 46.11
3 3 Yousef Karam   Kuwait (KUW) DNF

FinalEdit

The final was started on 4 October at 22:20.[7]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Steven Gardiner   Bahamas (BAH) 43.48 NR
  8 Anthony Zambrano   Colombia (COL) 44.15 AR
  5 Fred Kerley   United States (USA) 44.17
4 3 Demish Gaye   Jamaica (JAM) 44.46 PB
5 7 Kirani James   Grenada (GRN) 44.54
6 9 Emmanuel Korir   Kenya (KEN) 44.94
7 6 Machel Cedenio   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 45.30
8 2 Akeem Bloomfield   Jamaica (JAM) 45.36

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "400 Metres Men − Round 1 − Start List" (PDF). IAAF. 30 September 2019. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  2. ^ "100 Metres Men − Records". IAAF. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Competitions Entry Standards 2019 – IAAF World Championships – PDF title, Qualification Standards for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019". iaaf.org. 2 August 2019.
  4. ^ "400 Metres Men − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  5. ^ Heats results
  6. ^ Semi-finals results
  7. ^ Final results