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2019 World Athletics Championships – Men's 800 metres

The men's 800 metres at the 2019 World Athletics Championships was held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha from 28 September to 1 October 2019.[1]

Men's 800 metres
at the 2019 World Championships
VenueKhalifa International Stadium
Dates28 September (heats)
29 September (semi-finals)
1 October (final)
Competitors45 from 28 nations
Winning time1:42.34
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
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SummaryEdit

After the semi-finals, it was no surprise when front runner Wesley Vázquez went to the front of the final. Donavan Brazier and Marco Arop took the front of the line to follow his pace. 23.51 for the first 200 metres is fast. Down the first home stretch the rest of the field back off the fast pace, but Brazier stuck right behind Vázquez through a 48.96 first lap. The real surprise was noted kicker Amel Tuka was at the front of the chase pack, separating through the penultimate turn in chase of the leaders. When they hit the backstretch, Brazier went around Vázquez, who was showing the signs of the strain. By 600 metres in 1:15.16, Brazier had two metres on Vázquez, who had two metres on Tuka. Through the final turn, Brazier held the same gap on Tuka, but Vázquez faded. Ferguson Rotich was the next contender, three metres back, the rest of the chasers another six metres behind him. Down the stretch, Brazier was straining, pumping his arms, but Tuka's famed kick was not making up any ground. 40 metres out, Rotich passed Vázquez, but from far off the pace, Bryce Hoppel was gaining fast. Brazier crossed the line and raised his arms in celebration. Tuka held off Rotich who beat the fast moving Hoppel.

Brazier's winning time of 1:42.34 was the championship record, North American Continental record and moved him to =#9 on the all time list.

RecordsEdit

Before the competition records were as follows:[2]

World record   David Rudisha (KEN) 1:40.91 London, Great Britain 9 August 2012
Championship record   Billy Konchellah (KEN) 1:43.06 Rome, Italy 1 September 1987
World Leading   Nijel Amos (BOT) 1:41.89 Monaco 12 July 2019
African Record   David Rudisha (KEN) 1:40.91 London, Great Britain 9 August 2012
Asian Record   Yusuf Saad Kamel (BHR) 1:42.79 Monaco 29 July 2008
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Johnny Gray (USA) 1:42.60 Koblenz, West Germany 28 August 1985
South American Record   Joaquim Cruz (BRA) 1:41.77 Cologne, West Germany 26 August 1984
European Record   Wilson Kipketer (DEN) 1:41.11 Cologne, Germany 24 August 1997
Oceanian record   Joseph Deng (AUS) 1:44.21 Monaco 20 July 2018

The following records were set at the competition:

Record Perf. Athlete Nat. Date
Championship 1:42.34 Donavan Brazier   USA 1 Oct 2019
North, Central American and Caribbean
United States

Qualification standardEdit

The standard to qualify automatically for entry was 1:45.80.[3]

ScheduleEdit

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

Date Time Round
28 September 17:15 Heats
29 September 21:55 Semi-finals
1 October 22:10 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The first 3 in each heat ( Q ) and the next six fastest ( q ) qualified for the semifinals. The overall results were as follows:[5]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Emmanuel Korir   Kenya (KEN) 1:45.16 Q
2 5 Mostafa Smaili   Morocco (MAR) 1:45.27 Q
3 5 Wesley Vázquez   Puerto Rico (PUR) 1:45.47 Q
4 6 Elliot Giles   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 1:45.53 Q
5 6 Clayton Murphy   United States (USA) 1:45.62 Q
6 6 Amel Tuka   Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 1:45.62 Q
7 6 Álvaro de Arriba   Spain (ESP) 1:45.67 q
7 5 Yassine Hethat   Algeria (ALG) 1:45.67 q
9 3 Brandon McBride   Canada (CAN) 1:45.96 Q
10 4 Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich   Kenya (KEN) 1:45.98 Q
11 4 Bryce Hoppel   United States (USA) 1:46.01 Q
12 1 Donavan Brazier   United States (USA) 1:46.04 Q
13 2 Ngeno Kipngetich   Kenya (KEN) 1:46.07 Q
14 4 Abdessalem Ayouni   Tunisia (TUN) 1:46.09 Q
15 3 Abubaker Haydar Abdalla   Qatar (QAT) 1:46.11 Q
16 1 Marco Arop   Canada (CAN) 1:46.12 Q
17 2 Adrián Ben   Spain (ESP) 1:46.12 Q
18 3 Pierre-Ambroise Bosse   France (FRA) 1:46.14 Q
18 5 Kyle Langford   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 1:46.14 q
20 4 Oussama Nabil   Morocco (MAR) 1:46.17 q
21 4 Adam Kszczot   Poland (POL) 1:46.20 q
22 2 Jamie Webb   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 1:46.23 Q
23 2 Brannon Kidder   United States (USA) 1:46.29 q
24 2 Jamal Hairane   Qatar (QAT) 1:46.40
25 4 Mohamed Belbachir   Algeria (ALG) 1:46.52
26 1 Tshepo Tshite   South Africa (RSA) 1:46.54 Q
27 3 Mouad Zahafi   Morocco (MAR) 1:46.56
28 1 Andreas Kramer   Sweden (SWE) 1:46.74
29 6 Andrés Arroyo   Puerto Rico (PUR) 1:46.75
30 1 Lucirio Antonio Garrido   Venezuela (VEN) 1:46.89
31 3 Peter Bol   Australia (AUS) 1:46.92
32 4 Mark English   Ireland (IRL) 1:47.25
33 2 Marc Reuther   Germany (GER) 1:47.31
34 6 Edose Ibadin   Nigeria (NGR) 1:47.91
35 6 Musa Hajdari   Kosovo (KOS) 1:47.98
36 5 Quamel Prince   Guyana (GUY) 1:48.41
37 3 Pol Moya   Andorra (AND) 1:48.52
38 1 Mariano García   Spain (ESP) 1:49.08
39 1 Luke Mathews   Australia (AUS) 1:50.16
40 5 Mohammed Al-Suleimani   Oman (OMN) 1:50.91 PB
41 5 Benjamín Enzema   Equatorial Guinea (GEQ) 1:51.69 SB
42 3 Ryan Sánchez   Puerto Rico (PUR) 1:54.46
43 1 Zaw Min Min   Myanmar (MYA) 1:56.85 SB
44 3 Roberto Belo Amaral Soares   East Timor (TLS) 2:02.43
6 Samer Al-Johar   Jordan (JOR) DQ 163.5
2 Nijel Amos   Botswana (BOT) DNS

Semi-finalsEdit

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

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Wesley Vázquez   Puerto Rico (PUR) 1:43.96 Q
2 1 Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich   Kenya (KEN) 1:44.20 Q
3 1 Clayton Murphy   United States (USA) 1:44.48 q
4 2 Donavan Brazier   United States (USA) 1:44.87 Q
5 1 Adrián Ben   Spain (ESP) 1:44.97 q, PB
6 2 Marco Arop   Canada (CAN) 1:45.07 Q
7 1 Elliot Giles   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 1:45.15
8 2 Emmanuel Korir   Kenya (KEN) 1:45.19
9 1 Adam Kszczot   Poland (POL) 1:45.22
10 2 Brannon Kidder   United States (USA) 1:45.62
11 3 Amel Tuka   Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 1:45.63 Q
12 2 Mostafa Smaili   Morocco (MAR) 1:45.78
13 1 Abdessalem Ayouni   Tunisia (TUN) 1:45.80
14 3 Bryce Hoppel   United States (USA) 1:45.95 Q
15 2 Tshepo Tshite   South Africa (RSA) 1:46.08
16 3 Álvaro de Arriba   Spain (ESP) 1:46.09
17 2 Yassine Hethat   Algeria (ALG) 1:46.15
18 3 Brandon McBride   Canada (CAN) 1:46.21
19 3 Kyle Langford   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 1:46.41
20 3 Ngeno Kipngetich   Kenya (KEN) 1:46.61
21 1 Abubaker Haydar Abdalla   Qatar (QAT) 1:46.87
22 3 Pierre-Ambroise Bosse   France (FRA) 1:47.60
23 2 Jamie Webb   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 1:48.44
3 Oussama Nabil   Morocco (MAR) DQ 163.2(b)

FinalEdit

The final was started on 1 October at 22:14.[7]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  4 Donavan Brazier   United States (USA) 1:42.34 CR AR
  5 Amel Tuka   Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH) 1:43.47 SB
  7 Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich   Kenya (KEN) 1:43.82
4 2 Bryce Hoppel   United States (USA) 1:44.25 PB
5 6 Wesley Vázquez   Puerto Rico (PUR) 1:44.48
6 3 Adrián Ben   Spain (ESP) 1:45.58
7 8 Marco Arop   Canada (CAN) 1:45.78
8 9 Clayton Murphy   United States (USA) 1:47.84

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Start list
  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. ^ "800 Metres Men − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  5. ^ Heats results
  6. ^ Semi-finals results
  7. ^ Final results