Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's 110 metres hurdles

The men's 110 metres hurdles at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain took place on 2 and 3 August 1992.[1] Thirty-nine athletes from 27 nations competed.[2] The maximum number of athletes per nation had been set at 3 since the 1930 Olympic Congress. The event was won by Mark McKoy of Canada, the nation's second title in the event and first since 1920. It broke a two-Games streak of American victories.

Men's 110 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
Estadio Olimpico de Montjuic - panoramio.jpg
Estadio Olimpico de Montjuic (2007)
VenueEstadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
Date2 and 3 August
Competitors39 from 27 nations
Winning time13.12
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Mark McKoy
 Canada
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Tony Dees
 United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Jack Pierce
 United States
← 1988
1996 →

BackgroundEdit

This was the 22nd appearance of the event, which is one of 12 athletics events to have been held at every Summer Olympics. Five finalists from 1988 returned: silver medalist Colin Jackson of Great Britain, fourth-place finisher Vladimir Shishkin of the Soviet Union, sixth-place finisher Tony Jarrett of Great Britain, seventh-place finisher Mark McKoy of Canada, and eighth-place finisher Arthur Blake of the United States. For the third straight Games, Greg Foster of the United States was the reigning world champion; for the second straight Games, he did not make the American Olympic team. McKoy, the 1982 and 1986 Commonwealth champion, was the favorite, though both the United States and Great Britain teams were strong and deep.[2]

Bahrain, Latvia, the Netherlands Antilles, and Sierra Leone each made their first appearance in the event; some former Soviet republics appeared for the only time as the Unified Team. The United States made its 21st appearance, most of any nation (having missed only the boycotted 1980 Games).

Competition formatEdit

The competition used the four-round format previously used in 1960 and 1988, still using the eight-man semifinals and finals used since 1964. The "fastest loser" system, also introduced in 1964, was used in the first two rounds.

The first round consisted of five heats, with 7 or 8 hurdlers each. The top four hurdlers in each heat, along with the four next fastest overall, advanced to the quarterfinals. Because of a tie, there were actually five "fastest losers" advanced. The 25 quarterfinalists were divided into three heats of 8 hurdlers each (with one having an extra), with the top four in each heat as well as the next four overall advancing. The 16 semifinalists were divided into two semifinals of 8 hurdlers each; again, the top four hurdlers in each advanced to the 8-man final.[2][3]

RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics.

World record   Roger Kingdom (USA) 12.92 Zürich, Switzerland 16 August 1989
Olympic record   Roger Kingdom (USA) 12.98 Seoul, South Korea 28 September 1988

No new world or Olympic records were set during the competition.

ScheduleEdit

All times are Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)

Date Time Round
Sunday, 2 August 1992 10:00
18:30
Round 1
Quarterfinals
Monday, 3 August 1992 18:00
20:15
Semifinals
Final

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Heat 1Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 3 Colin Jackson   Great Britain 13.10 Q
2 5 Emilio Valle   Cuba 13.47 Q
3 1 Vladimir Shishkin   Unified Team 13.58 Q
4 8 Laurent Ottoz   Italy 13.71 Q
5 7 Dan Philibert   France 13.72 q
6 2 Richard Bucknor   Jamaica 13.91 q
7 4 Nurherman Majid   Malaysia 14.34
8 6 Albert Miller   Fiji 14.88
Wind: +0.9 m/s

Heat 2Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 5 Tony Dees   United States 13.38 Q
2 6 Sergey Usov   Unified Team 13.71 Q
3 4 Gheorghe Boroi   Romania 13.82 Q
4 1 Antti Haapakoski   Finland 13.84 Q
5 2 Philippe Tourret   France 13.91 q
6 3 Anthony Knight   Jamaica 14.12
7 7 Judex Lefou   Mauritius 14.45
Wind: +0.9 m/s

Heat 3Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 6 Jack Pierce   United States 13.47 Q
2 7 Hugh Teape   Great Britain 13.68 Q
3 5 Li Tong   China 13.69 Q
4 4 Igors Kazanovs   Latvia 13.88 Q
5 3 Arto Bryggare   Finland 13.92
6 1 Mircea Oaidă   Romania 14.04
7 2 Joilto Santos Bonfim   Brazil 14.06
8 8 Khaled Abdullah Hassan   Bahrain 15.41
Wind: -0.2 m/s

Heat 4Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 5 Mark McKoy   Canada 13.26 Q
2 7 Herwig Röttl   Austria 13.41 Q
3 6 Arthur Blake   United States 13.34 Q
4 1 Thomas Kearns   Ireland 13.63 Q
5 2 Dietmar Koszewski   Germany 13.64 q
6 4 Toshihiko Iwasaki   Japan 13.78 q
7 3 Kheir El-Din Obeid   Syria 14.23
8 8 James Sharpe   Netherlands Antilles 14.49
Wind: +1.8 m/s

Heat 5Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 4 Tony Jarrett   Great Britain 13.31 Q
2 7 Florian Schwarthoff   Germany 13.61 Q
3 5 Carlos Sala   Spain 13.62 Q
4 6 Vadim Kurach   Unified Team 13.86 Q
5 1 Sébastien Thibault   France 13.94
6 2 Igor Kováč   Czechoslovakia 14.12
7 8 Benjamin Grant   Sierra Leone 14.27
9 3 Zeiad Al-Kheder   Kuwait 14.51
Wind: +1.2 m/s

Overall results for round 1Edit

Rank Heat Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 1 Colin Jackson   Great Britain 13.10 Q
2 4 Mark McKoy   Canada 13.26 Q
3 5 Tony Jarrett   Great Britain 13.31 Q
4 2 Tony Dees   United States 13.38 Q
5 4 Herwig Röttl   Austria 13.41 Q
7 4 Arthur Blake   United States 13.45 Q
7 3 Jack Pierce   United States 13.47 Q
1 Emilio Valle   Cuba 13.47 Q
9 1 Vladimir Shishkin   Unified Team 13.58 Q
10 5 Florian Schwarthoff   Germany 13.61 Q
11 5 Carlos Sala   Spain 13.62 Q
12 4 Thomas Kearns   Ireland 13.63 Q
13 4 Dietmar Koszewski   Germany 13.64 q
14 3 Hugh Teape   Great Britain 13.68 Q
15 3 Li Tong   China 13.69 Q
16 1 Laurent Ottoz   Italy 13.71 Q
2 Sergey Usov   Unified Team 13.71 Q
18 1 Dan Philibert   France 13.72 q
19 4 Toshihiko Iwasaki   Japan 13.78 q
20 2 Gheorghe Boroi   Romania 13.82 Q
21 2 Antti Haapakoski   Finland 13.84 Q
22 5 Vadim Kurach   Unified Team 13.86 Q
23 3 Igors Kazanovs   Latvia 13.88 Q
24 1 Richard Bucknor   Jamaica 13.91 q
2 Philippe Tourret   France 13.91 q
26 3 Arto Bryggare   Finland 13.92
27 5 Sébastien Thibault   France 13.94
28 3 Mircea Oaidă   Romania 14.04
29 3 Joilto Santos Bonfim   Brazil 14.06
30 2 Anthony Knight   Jamaica 14.12
5 Igor Kováč   Czechoslovakia 14.12
32 4 Kheir El-Din Obeid   Syria 14.23
33 5 Benjamin Grant   Sierra Leone 14.27
34 1 Nurherman Majid   Malaysia 14.34
35 2 Judex Lefou   Mauritius 14.45
36 4 James Sharpe   Netherlands Antilles 14.49
37 5 Zeiad Al-Kheder   Kuwait 14.51
38 1 Albert Miller   Fiji 14.88
39 3 Khaled Abdullah Hassan   Bahrain 15.41

QuarterfinalsEdit

Quarterfinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 3 Mark McKoy   Canada 13.27 Q
2 5 Florian Schwarthoff   Germany 13.31 Q
3 4 Emilio Valle   Cuba 13.42 Q
4 6 Arthur Blake   United States 13.50 Q
5 8 Hugh Teape   Great Britain 13.50 q
6 1 Laurent Ottoz   Italy 13.76 q
7 7 Toshihiko Iwasaki   Japan 13.88
8 2 Vadim Kurach   Unified Team 14.23
Wind: -1.1 m/s

Quarterfinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 5 Jack Pierce   United States 13.17 Q
2 6 Colin Jackson   Great Britain 13.57 Q
3 4 Herwig Röttl   Austria 13.68 Q
4 2 Igors Kazanovs   Latvia 13.76 Q
5 8 Carlos Sala   Spain 13.80
6 3 Vladimir Shishkin   Unified Team 13.81
7 7 Antti Haapakoski   Finland 14.00
8 1 Philippe Tourret   France 14.09
9 9 Richard Bucknor   Jamaica 14.22
Wind: -0.6 m/s

Quarterfinal 3Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 3 Tony Dees   United States 13.31 Q
2 4 Tony Jarrett   Great Britain 13.43 Q
3 1 Sergey Usov   Unified Team 13.61 Q
4 2 Li Tong   China 13.74 Q
5 7 Dan Philibert   France 13.74 q
6 5 Dietmar Koszewski   Germany 13.78 q
7 6 Thomas Kearns   Ireland 13.87
8 8 Gheorghe Boroi   Romania 14.07
Wind: -0.3 m/s

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 4 Jack Pierce   United States 13.21 Q
2 3 Florian Schwarthoff   Germany 13.23 Q
3 6 Tony Jarrett   Great Britain 13.29 Q
4 5 Hugh Teape   Great Britain 13.60 Q
5 2 Sergey Usov   Unified Team 13.67
6 7 Igors Kazanovs   Latvia 13.77
7 8 Dietmar Koszewski   Germany 14.06
1 Herwig Röttl   Austria DNS
Wind: -0.4 m/s

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 4 Mark McKoy   Canada 13.12 Q
2 7 Colin Jackson   Great Britain 13.19 Q
3 3 Tony Dees   United States 13.31 Q
4 6 Emilio Valle   Cuba 13.45 Q
5 8 Li Tong   China 13.62
6 1 Dan Philibert   France 13.77
7 2 Laurent Ottoz   Italy 13.77
5 Arthur Blake   United States DSQ
Wind: -0.8 m/s

FinalEdit

The final was held on August 3, 1992.

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time
  4 Mark McKoy   Canada 13.12
  7 Tony Dees   United States 13.24
  6 Jack Pierce   United States 13.26
4 8 Tony Jarrett   Great Britain 13.26
5 5 Florian Schwarthoff   Germany 13.29
6 2 Emilio Valle   Cuba 13.41
7 3 Colin Jackson   Great Britain 13.46
8 1 Hugh Teape   Great Britain 14.00
Wind: +0.8 m/s

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games: Men's 110 metres Hurdles". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "110 metres Hurdles, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 20 August 2020.
  3. ^ Official Report, vol. 5, pp. 45–46.

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