Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

The men's 400 metres hurdles at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entry list of 38 competitors, with five qualifying heats (38 runners) and two semifinals (16) before the final (8) took place on Sunday September 25, 1988.[1]

Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates23 September 1988 (heats)
24 September 1988 (semi-finals)
25 September 1988 (final)
Competitors38 from 28 nations
Winning time47.19 OR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Andre Phillips
 United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Amadou Dia Ba
 Senegal
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Edwin Moses
 United States
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MedalistsEdit

Gold Andre Phillips
  United States
Silver Amadou Dia Ba
  Senegal
Bronze Edwin Moses
  United States

RecordsEdit

These were the standing World and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics.

World Record 47.02   Edwin Moses Koblenz (FRG) August 31, 1983
Olympic Record 47.64   Edwin Moses Montreal (CAN) July 25, 1976

The following Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time OR WR
September 25, 1988 Final Andre Phillips   United States 47.19s OR

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes LANE
  Andre Phillips   United States 47.19 (OR) 6
  Amadou Dia Ba   Senegal 47.23 (NR) 5
  Edwin Moses   United States 47.56 3
4 Kevin Young   United States 47.94 2
5 Winthrop Graham   Jamaica 48.04 4
6 Kriss Akabusi   Great Britain 48.69 7
7 Harald Schmid   West Germany 48.76 1
8 Edgar Itt   West Germany 48.78 8

Semi finalsEdit

  • Held on Saturday September 24, 1988
Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes LANE
1 Edwin Moses   United States 47.89 3
2 Kevin Young   United States 48.56 5
3 Harald Schmid   West Germany 48.93 1
4 Kriss Akabusi   Great Britain 49.22 6
5 Joseph Maritim   Kenya 49.50 4
6 José Alonso   Spain 49.57 8
7 Klaus Ehrle   Austria 51.04 2
8 John Graham   Canada 51.33 7


Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes LANE
1 Andre Phillips   United States 48.19 5
2 Winthrop Graham   Jamaica 48.37 6
3 Amadou Dia Ba   Senegal 48.48 4
4 Edgar Itt   West Germany 48.86 2
5 Toma Tomov   Bulgaria 48.90 3
6 Simon Kitur   Kenya 49.74 1
7 Alain Cuypers   Belgium 49.75 7
Gideon Yego   Kenya DSQ 8

Qualifying heatsEdit

  • Held on Friday September 23, 1988
Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Amadou Dia Ba   Senegal 49.41
2 Klaus Ehrle   Austria 50.10
3 John Graham   Canada 50.30
4 Hwang Hong-Chul   South Korea 50.52
5 Philip Harries   Great Britain 50.81
6 Jasem Aldowaila   Kuwait 51.87
7 Dambar Kunwar   Nepal 56.80
Sven Nylander   Sweden DNS


Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Harald Schmid   West Germany 49.77
2 Simon Kitur   Kenya 49.88
3 Alain Cuypers   Belgium 50.42
4 Ahmed Ghanem   Egypt 50.44
5 Ryoichi Yoshida   Japan 50.49
6 Samuel Matete   Zambia 51.06
7 Domingo Cordero   Puerto Rico 51.26
8 Jorge Fidel Ponce   Honduras 55.38


Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Edwin Moses   United States 49.38
2 Edgar Itt   West Germany 50.10
3 José Alonso   Spain 50.12
4 Leigh Miller   Australia 50.53
5 Branislav Karaulić   Yugoslavia 51.32
6 Allan Ince   Barbados 52.76
7 Oral Selkridge   Antigua and Barbuda 53.44


Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Kevin Young   United States 49.35
2 Kriss Akabusi   Great Britain 49.62
3 Gideon Yego   Kenya 49.80
4 Jozef Kucej   Czechoslovakia 49.89
5 Rok Kopitar   Yugoslavia 50.54
6 Hamidou M'Baye   Senegal 50.58
7 Benjamin Grant   Sierra Leone 51.73
8 Joseph Rodan   Fiji 53.66


Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Andre Phillips   United States 49.34
2 Winthrop Graham   Jamaica 49.40
3 Joseph Maritim   Kenya 49.64
4 Toma Tomov   Bulgaria 49.66
5 Max Robertson   Great Britain 50.67
6 Ahmed Hamada Jassim   Bahrain 51.34
7 Yousif Al-Dossary   Saudi Arabia 53.51

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Hurdles". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 7 October 2017.

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