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Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

These are the official results of the men's 800 metres event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. There were a total number of 63 participating athletes, with eight qualifying heats.[1] Johnny Gray took the race out to the "Gray zone" running the first lap in 49.9 hoping to burn off the competition. His only follower was José Luiz Barbosa with Nixon Kiprotich and William Tanui trailing a clear breakaway from the rest of the field. Entering the final turn, Gray stumbled for a moment, losing momentum, but a straining Barbosa could not take advantage. Through the turn, the two Kenyans Tanui and Kiprotich worked their way around Barbosa, with Tanui challenging Gray for the lead. At first Gray was able to head off the challenge but Tanui kept coming and the depleted Gray could not hold on. Kiprotich, only a time qualifier from his semi, closed late on his teammate, passing Gray for silver.

Men's 800 metres
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
VenueEstadi Olimpíc de Montjuïc
DatesAugust 1-5
Competitors59 from 49 nations
Winning time1:43.66
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) William Tanui
 Kenya
2nd, silver medalist(s) Nixon Kiprotich
 Kenya
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Johnny Gray
 United States
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MedalistsEdit

RecordsEdit

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

World Record 1:41.73   Sebastian Coe Florence (ITA) June 10, 1981
Olympic Record 1:43.00   Joaquim Cruz Los Angeles (USA) August 6, 1984

FinalEdit

  • Held on August 5, 1992
RANK FINAL TIME
    William Tanui (KEN) 1:43.66
    Nixon Kiprotich (KEN) 1:43.70
    Johnny Gray (USA) 1:43.97
4.   José Luiz Barbosa (BRA) 1:45.06
5.   Andrea Benvenuti (ITA) 1:45.23
6.   Curtis Robb (GBR) 1:45.57
7.   Reda Abdenouz (ALG) 1:48.34
  Mark Everett (USA) DNF

Semi finalsEdit

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.   Johnny Gray (USA) 1:45.66
2.   Andrea Benvenuti (ITA) 1:45.80
3.   Nixon Kiprotich (KEN) 1:46.02
4.   Tomas de Teresa (ESP) 1:46.08
5.   Mbiganyi Thee (BOT) 1:46.13
6.   Steve Heard (GBR) 1:46.19
7.   Anatoly Makarevich (EUN) 1:46.69
8.   Tommy Asinga (SUR) 1:46.78


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.   Curtis Robb (GBR) 1:45.25
2.   José Luiz Barbosa (BRA) 1:45.32
3.   Reda Abdenouz (ALG) 1:46.06
4.   Kennedy Osei (GHA) 1:46.20
5.   Robin van Helden (NED) 1:46.98
6.   Luis Javier González (ESP) 1:47.09
7.   Atle Douglas (NOR) 1:48.63
8.   Paul Ereng (KEN) 1:49.90


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.   William Tanui (KEN) 1:46.59
2.   Mark Everett (USA) 1:46.94
3.   Babacar Niang (SEN) 1:46.95
4.   Tom McKean (GBR) 1:48.77
5.   Vebjørn Rodal (NOR) 1:49.53
6.   Clive Terrelonge (JAM) 1:51.03
7.   Marko Koers (NED) 1:52.23
  Piotr Piekarski (POL) DSQ

HeatsEdit

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.   Piotr Piekarski (POL) 1:48.51
2.   Mark Everett (USA) 1:48.65
3.   Lee Jin-Il (KOR) 1:48.68
4.   Mahjoub Haida (MAR) 1:48.72
5.   Jörg Haas (GER) 1:50.42
6.   Symphorien Samba (CGO) 1:51.75
7.   Mohamed Salem Al-Tunaiji (UAE) 1:53.91
8.   Ilunga Kafila (ZAI) 1:57.73


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.   Tom McKean (GBR) 1:47.85
2.   Atle Douglas (NOR) 1:48.08
3.   Freddie Williams (CAN) 1:48.20
4.   Frédéric Cornette (FRA) 1:48.22
5.   Eversley Linley (VIN) 1:52.49
6.   Chérif Baba Aidara (MTN) 1:56.41
7.   Bassam Kawas (LIB) 1:58.71
8.   Hussain Riyaz (MDV) 2:00.93


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.   Johnny Gray (USA) 1:46.62
2.   Tomas de Teresa (ESP) 1:46.78
3.   Babacar Niang (SEN) 1:46.69
4.   Tommy Asinga (SUR) 1:47.23
5.   Vebjørn Rodal (NOR) 1:48.00
6.   Terap Adoum (GHA) 1:54.43
7.   Baptiste Firiam (VAN) 1:57.96


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.   William Tanui (KEN) 1:47.02
2.   Kennedy Osei (GHA) 1:47.17
3.   Sipho Dlamini (SWZ) 1:48.70
4.   José Arconada (ESP) 1:49.23
5.   Mohamed Sy Savané (GUI) 1:51.80
  Idrissou Tamimou (BEN) DSQ
  Giuseppe D'Urso (ITA) DNS


RANK HEAT 5 TIME
1.   Curtis Robb (GBR) 1:46.16
2.   Clive Terrelonge (JAM) 1:46.64
3.   Luis Javier González (ESP) 1:46.65
4.   Paul Ereng (KEN) 1:46.65
5.   João Baptista Ntyamba (ANG) 1:48.54
6.   Zacharia Maidjida (CAF) 1:50.41 (NR)
7.   Emiliano Buale (GEQ) 1:58.95
  Baba Njie (GAM) DNS


RANK HEAT 6 TIME
1.   Nixon Kiprotich (KEN) 1:47.45
2.   Andrea Benvenuti (ITA) 1:47.58
3.   Mbiganyi Thee (BOT) 1:48.04
4.   Robin van Helden (NED) 1:48.05
5.   Dale Anthony Jones (ANT) 1:50.43
6.   Melford Homela (ZIM) 1:50.50
7.   Abdullah Mohamed Al-Anbari (OMA) 1:50.72
8.   Khambieng Khamiar (LAO) 2:02.45


RANK HEAT 7 TIME
1.   José Luiz Barbosa (BRA) 1:46.16
2.   Reda Abdenouz (ALG) 1:46.82
3.   Mohamed Ismail Yousuf (QAT) 1:49.32
4.   Slobodan Popovic (IOP) 1:49.69
5.   Antonio Abrantes (POR) 1:50.89
6.   Desmond Hector (GUY) 1:51.43
  John Maurice Palacio (BIZ) DSQ


RANK HEAT 8 TIME
1.   Steve Heard (GBR) 1:46.42
2.   Marko Koers (NED) 1:46.88
3.   Anatoly Makarevich (EUN) 1:47.30
4.   José Parrilla (USA) 1:48.17
5.   Prince Amara (SLE) 1:51.76
6.   Stevon Roberts (BAR) 1:52.30
7.   Anwar Mohamed (YEM) 1:52.71
8.   Francis Munthali (MAW) 1:56.69

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Games: Men's 800 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 21 October 2017.

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