Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres

The Men's 400 metres at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California had an entry list of 76 competitors, with ten qualifying heats (76), four quarterfinals (32) and two semi-finals (16), before the final (7) took off.[1]

Men's 400 metres
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Alonzo Babers finish.JPEG
Alonzo Babers winning the gold medal
VenueLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Dates4 to 8 August
Competitors80 from 56 nations
Winning time44.27
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Alonzo Babers
 United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Gabriel Tiacoh
 Ivory Coast
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Antonio McKay
 United States
← 1980
1988 →

MedalistsEdit

Gold Alonzo Babers
  United States
Silver Gabriel Tiacoh
  Ivory Coast
Bronze Antonio McKay
  United States

AbbreviationsEdit

Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics.

World Record 43.86   Lee Evans Mexico City (MEX) October 18, 1968
Olympic Record 43.86   Lee Evans Mexico City (MEX) October 18, 1968

ResultsEdit

FinalEdit

RANK FINAL TIME
    Alonzo Babers (USA) 44.27 PB
    Gabriel Tiacoh (CIV) 44.54
    Antonio McKay (USA) 44.71
4.   Darren Clark (AUS) 44.75
5.   Sunder Nix (USA) 44.75
6.   Sunday Uti (NGR) 44.93
7.   Innocent Egbunike (NGR) 45.35
  Bertland Cameron (JAM) DNS

SemifinalsEdit

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.   Innocent Egbunike (NGR) 45.16
2.   Alonzo Babers (USA) 45.17
3.   Darren Clark (AUS) 45.26
4.   Sunder Nix (USA) 45.41
5.   Aldo Canti (FRA) 45.59
6.   Michael Paul (TRI) 45.60
7.   Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 45.69
8.   Susumu Takano (JPN) 45.88.


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.   Gabriel Tiacoh (CIV) 44.64
2.   Sunday Uti (NGR) 44.83
3.   Antonio McKay (USA) 44.92
4.   Bertland Cameron (JAM) 45.10
5.   Bruce Frayne (AUS) 45.21
6.   Elvis Forde (BAR) 45.32 (NR)
7.   David Kitur (KEN) 45.62
8.   Dave Lishebo (ZAM) 45.97.

QuarterfinalsEdit

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.   Antonio McKay (USA) 44.72
2.   Darren Clark (AUS) 44.77
3.   Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 45.43
4.   Dave Lishebo (ZAM) 45.57
5.   John Anzarah (KEN) 45.67
6.   Devon Morris (JAM) 46.14
7.   Allan Ingraham (BAH) 46.14
8.   David Peltier (BAR) 46.48.


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.   Innocent Egbunike (NGR) 45.26
2.   Sunder Nix (USA) 45.31
3.   Elvis Forde (BAR) 45.60
4.   Aldo Canti (FRA) 45.64
5.   Angel Heras (ESP) 45.88
6.   Marcel Arnold (SUI) 46.10
7.   Philip Brown (GBR) 46.63
8.   Anton Skerritt (TRI) 46.93.


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.   Alonzo Babers (USA) 44.75 PB
2.   Sunday Uti (NGR) 45.01
3.   Bertland Cameron (JAM) 45.16
4.   Bruce Frayne (AUS) 45.35
5.   Todd Bennett (GBR) 45.51
6.   Antonio Sánchez (ESP) 45.79
7.   Oddur Sigurdsson (ISL) 46.07
8.   Doug Hinds (CAN) 46.19.


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.   Gabriel Tiacoh (CIV) 45.15
2.   David Kitur (KEN) 45.78
3.   Michael Paul (TRI) 45.84
4.   Susumu Takano (JPN) 45.91
5.   Erwin Skamrahl (FRG) 46.39
6.   Mark Senior (JAM) 46.50
7.   Gerson Souza (BRA) 46.65
8.   Isidro del Prado (PHI) 46.71.

Preliminary HeatsEdit

 
Alonzo Babers wins heat of the 400 meters.
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.   Davison Lishebo (ZAM) 46.20
2.   David Peltier (BAR) 46.57
3.   Allan Ingraham (BAH) 46.72
4.   Boubacar Diallo (SEN) 46.73
5.   Dean Greenaway (IVB) 47.33
6.   Evaldo da Silva (BRA) 47.55
7.   Ibrahim Okash (SOM) 47.91 (NR)
8.   Issaka Hassane (CHA) 49.64


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.   Gabriel Tiacoh (CIV) 45.96
2.   David Kitur (KEN) 46.25
3.   Marcel Arnold (SUI) 46.46
4.   Gary Minihan (AUS) 46.93
5.   Nordin Jadi (MAS) 47.12
6.   Tommy Johansson (SWE) 47.77
7.   Daniel Andre (MRI) 49.09
8.   Faustin Butéra (RWA) 51.41.


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.   Innocent Egbunike (NGR) 46.63
2.   Mark Senior (JAM) 46.73
3.   Gérson de Souza (BRA) 47.02
4.   Manuel Ramirez-Caicedo (COL) 47.17
5.   Brian Saunders (CAN) 47.40
6.   Mohamed Amer Al-Malky (OMA) 47.61
7.   Meesaq Rizvi (PAK) 49.58.
8.   Secundino Borabota (GEQ) DQ


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.   Bertland Cameron (JAM) 46.14
2.   Oddur Sigurdsson (ISL) 46.30
3.   Doug Hinds (CAN) 46.42
4.   Richard Louis (BAR) 46.70
5.   Jean-Didiace Bémou (CGO) 47.26
6.   Hector Llatser (FRA) 47.30
7.   Phillip Pipersburg (BIZ) 48.04
8.   Alberto López (GUA) 52.21.


RANK HEAT 5 TIME
1.   Alonzo Babers (USA) 45.81
2.   Michael Paul (TRI) 46.18
3.   Philip Brown (GBR) 46.26
4.   Moses Kyeswa (UGA) 46.78
5.   Tim Bethune (CAN) 46.98
6.   Joseph Ramotshabi (BOT) 48.11
7.   Dawda Jallow (GAM) 48.36
8.   René López (ESA) 48.71.


RANK HEAT 6 TIME
1.   Bruce Frayne (AUS) 46.08
2.   Aldo Canti (FRA) 46.14
3.   Susumu Takano (JPN) 46.26
4.   Nafi Mersal (EGY) 46.46
5.   Alfred Browne (ANT) 47.29
6.   Rashid Al-Jirbi (UAE) 48.71
7.   Siegfried Cruden (SUR) 50.07.
8.   Hassan El-Kashief (SUD) DNF


RANK HEAT 7 TIME
1.   Sunder Nix (USA) 45.42
2.   Elvis Forde (BAR) 45.47
3.   Antonio Sánchez (ESP) 46.03
4.   Anton Skerritt (TTO) 46.30
5.   James Atuti (KEN) 47.04
6.   Adjé Adjeoda Vignon (TOG) 47.43
7.   Lapule Tamean (PNG) 47.60
8.   Pushpa Raj Ojha (NEP) 52.12.


RANK HEAT 8 TIME
1.   Antonio McKay (USA) 45.55
2.   John Anzarah (KEN) 46.12
3.   Isidro del Prado (PHI) 46.82
4.   Leonardo Loforte (MOZ) 47.07
5.   Joseph Rodan (FIJ) 49.00
6.   Agripa Mwausegha (MAW) 49.12
7.   Charles Moses (GHA) 50.39.
8.   Ali St. Louis (TTO) DNF


RANK HEAT 9 TIME
1.   Erwin Skamrahl (FRG) 45.94
2.   Angel Heras (ESP) 46.06
3.   Todd Bennett (GBR) 46.09
4.   Yann Quentrec (FRA) 46.94
5.   Wilson dos Santos (BRA) 47.55
6.   Mark Handelsman (ISR) 48.17
7.   Chris Madzokere (ZIM) 48.49
8.   Arsène Randriamahazomana (MAD) 48.86.


RANK HEAT 10 TIME
1.   Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 45.64
2.   Darren Clark (AUS) 45.68
3.   Sunday Uti (NGR) 45.74
4.   Devon Morris (JAM) 45.80
5.   Mike Okot (UGA) 46.68
6.   Samuel Sarkpa (LBR) 47.65
7.   Mama Moluh (CMR) 48.90.
8.   Vincent Confait (SEY) DQ

In popular cultureEdit

In the UK TV show Little Britain, character Denver Mills is credited as having won the silver medal in the 400 metres at the 1984 Olympics.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's 400 metres". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2017.

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