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2019 World Athletics Championships – Men's 400 metres hurdles

The men's 400 metres hurdles at the 2019 World Athletics Championships was held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha from 27 to 30 September 2019.[1]

Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the 2019 World Championships
VenueKhalifa International Stadium
Dates27 September (heats)
28 September (semi-finals)
30 September (final)
Competitors39 from 31 nations
Winning time47.42
Medalists
gold medal    Norway
silver medal    United States
bronze medal    Qatar
← 2017
2021 →

SummaryEdit

Coming into these Championships, only four men had ever run under 47 seconds. While world record holder Kevin Young never officially retired, now at 53 he's largely been a spectator for a couple of decades. The other three have accomplished the feat in less than a year, two this season in the same race. And all three were in Doha setting up a highly anticipated confrontation.

It took 48.93 to make the final. Abdelmalik Lahoulou set the Algerian national record and Alison dos Santos a personal best to get there.

In the final, Rai Benjamin in lane 7 appeared to get a better start, making up the stagger on Lahoulou to his outside, but that may have been deceptive. Down the backstretch, defending champion Karsten Warholm started to take charge. All alone in lane 9, the third of the big 3 Abderrahman Samba, was getting passed by. Through the turn, Warholm held his advantage over Benjamin which revealed to be a full stride coming off the turn. Kyron McMaster looked to be in third place. Benjamin made a run at Warholm down the stretch but stretched for the final hurdle, landing awkwardly and losing momentum and his last opportunity to try to catch Warholm. In front of a home crowd, Samba was able to get past McMaster to take the bronze.

RecordsEdit

Before the competition records were as follows:[2]

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   Karsten Warholm (NOR) 46.92 Zürich, Switzerland 29 August 2019
African Record   Samuel Matete (ZAM) 47.10 Zürich, Switzerland 7 August 1991
Asian Record   Abderrahman Samba (QAT) 46.98 Paris, France 30 June 2018
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   Karsten Warholm (NOR) 46.92 Zürich, Switzerland 29 August 2019
Oceanian record   Rohan Robinson (AUS) 48.28 Atlanta, United States 31 July 1996

Qualification standardEdit

The standard to qualify automatically for entry was 49.30.[3]

ScheduleEdit

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

Date Time Round
27 September 20:35 Heats
28 September 18:05 Semi-finals
30 September 22:40 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advanced to the semi-finals.[5]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Abderrahman Samba   Qatar (QAT) 49.08 Q
2 3 Takatoshi Abe   Japan (JPN) 49.25 Q
3 1 Karsten Warholm   Norway (NOR) 49.27 Q
4 5 Rasmus Mägi   Estonia (EST) 49.34 Q, SB
5 1 Thomas Barr   Ireland (IRL) 49.41 Q
6 5 Ludvy Vaillant   France (FRA) 49.49 Q
7 3 TJ Holmes   United States (USA) 49.50 Q
8 5 Abdelmalik Lahoulou   Algeria (ALG) 49.54 Q
9 2 Kyron McMaster   British Virgin Islands (IVB) 49.60 Q
10 4 Rai Benjamin   United States (USA) 49.62 Q
11 1 Jabir Madari Pillyalil   India (IND) 49.62 Q
12 1 Kemar Mowatt   Jamaica (JAM) 49.63 Q
13 2 Alison dos Santos   Brazil (BRA) 49.66 Q
14 1 Amere Lattin   United States (USA) 49.72 q
15 5 Chris McAlister   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 49.73 Q
16 5 Yasmani Copello   Turkey (TUR) 49.75 q
17 4 Mohamed Amine Touati   Tunisia (TUN) 49.76 Q
18 4 Patryk Dobek   Poland (POL) 49.89 Q
19 2 Chen Chieh   Chinese Taipei (TPE) 49.95 Q
19 1 Fernando Arodi Vega   Mexico (MEX) 49.95 q
21 3 Rilwan Alowonle   Nigeria (NGR) 50.04 Q
22 4 Vít Müller   Czech Republic (CZE) 50.15 Q
23 2 Luke Campbell   Germany (GER) 50.20 Q
24 4 Masaki Toyoda   Japan (JPN) 50.34 q
25 1 Mehdi Pirjahan   Iran (IRI) 50.46
26 3 Nick Smidt   Netherlands (NED) 50.54
27 5 Dharun Ayyasamy   India (IND) 50.55
28 3 Kariem Hussein   Switzerland (SUI) 50.62
29 4 Sergio Fernández   Spain (ESP) 50.71
30 2 Creve Armando Machava   Mozambique (MOZ) 50.76
31 5 Constantin Preis   Germany (GER) 50.93
32 4 Márcio Teles   Brazil (BRA) 51.02
33 3 Wilfried Happio   France (FRA) 51.25
34 1 Artur Terezan   Brazil (BRA) 51.52 SB
35 2 Lindsay Hanekom   South Africa (RSA) 51.71
36 2 Ned Justeen Azemia   Seychelles (SEY) 52.58
37 3 Andrea Ercolani Volta   San Marino (SMR) 52.60 NR
38 5 Malique Smith   U.S. Virgin Islands (ISV) 59.45
2 Bienvenu Sawadogo   Burkina Faso (BUR) DSQ 163.3(a)

Semi-finalsEdit

Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advanced to the Final.[6]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Karsten Warholm   Norway (NOR) 48.28 Q
2 1 Alison dos Santos   Brazil (BRA) 48.35 Q, PB
3 1 Yasmani Copello   Turkey (TUR) 48.39 Q, SB
4 2 Abdelmalik Lahoulou   Algeria (ALG) 48.39 Q, NR
5 1 Kyron McMaster   British Virgin Islands (IVB) 48.40 q
6 3 Rai Benjamin   United States (USA) 48.52 Q
7 2 TJ Holmes   United States (USA) 48.67 q
8 3 Abderrahman Samba   Qatar (QAT) 48.72 Q
9 1 Rasmus Mägi   Estonia (EST) 48.93 SB
10 3 Takatoshi Abe   Japan (JPN) 48.97
11 3 Thomas Barr   Ireland (IRL) 49.02 SB
12 2 Ludvy Vaillant   France (FRA) 49.10
13 1 Mohamed Amine Touati   Tunisia (TUN) 49.14 PB
14 2 Chris McAlister   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 49.18 PB
15 1 Amere Lattin   United States (USA) 49.20
16 1 Kemar Mowatt   Jamaica (JAM) 49.32
17 3 Jabir Madari Pillyalil   India (IND) 49.71
18 3 Fernando Arodi Vega   Mexico (MEX) 49.96
19 3 Vít Müller   Czech Republic (CZE) 49.97
20 1 Chen Chieh   Chinese Taipei (TPE) 50.00
21 2 Luke Campbell   Germany (GER) 50.00
22 2 Patryk Dobek   Poland (POL) 50.18
23 2 Masaki Toyoda   Japan (JPN) 50.30
24 3 Rilwan Alowonle   Nigeria (NGR) 52.01

FinalEdit

The final was started on 30 September at 22:41.[7]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Karsten Warholm   Norway (NOR) 47.42
  7 Rai Benjamin   United States (USA) 47.66
  9 Abderrahman Samba   Qatar (QAT) 48.03
4 2 Kyron McMaster   British Virgin Islands (IVB) 48.10 SB
5 3 TJ Holmes   United States (USA) 48.20 PB
6 6 Yasmani Copello   Turkey (TUR) 48.25 SB
7 5 Alison dos Santos   Brazil (BRA) 48.28 PB
8 8 Abdelmalik Lahoulou   Algeria (ALG) 49.46

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^ "400 Metres Hurdles 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 Hurdles Men − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  5. ^ "Men's 400 metres hurdles − Heats − Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 26 Sep 2019.
  6. ^ Semi-finals results
  7. ^ Final results