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Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres

The Men's 400 metres event at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics programme was held at Stadium Australia from 22 to 25 September 2000.[1]

Men's 400 metres
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
VenueStadium Australia
Dates22–25 September
Competitors68 from 43 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Michael Johnson
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Alvin Harrison
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gregory Haughton
 Jamaica
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Video on YouTube Official Video Highlights
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The top three runners in each of the initial nine heats automatically qualified for the second round. The next five fastest runners from across the heats also qualified. Those 32 runners competed in 4 heats in the second round, with the top fours runners from each heat qualifying for the semifinals. There were two semifinals, and only the top four from each heat advanced to the final.

Contents

MedalistsEdit

Gold   Michael Johnson (USA)
Silver   Alvin Harrison (USA)
Bronze   Gregory Haughton (JAM)

RecordsEdit

World Record 43.18 Michael Johnson USA Seville, ESP 26 August 1999
Olympic Record 43.49 Michael Johnson USA Atlanta, USA 29 July 1996

ResultsEdit

All times shown are in seconds.

  • Q denotes qualification by place in heat.
  • q denotes qualification by overall place.
  • DNS denotes did not start.
  • DNF denotes did not finish.
  • DQ denotes disqualification.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • OR denotes Olympic record.
  • WR denotes world record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season best.

Round 1Edit

Heat 1 of 9
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 4 Avard Moncur   Bahamas 1 0.266 s 45.23 s Q
2 7 Daniel Caines   Great Britain 7 0.153 s 45.39 s Q PB
3 11 Casey Vincent   Australia 5 0.162 s 45.49 s Q
4 30 Dmitriy Golovastov   Russia 3 0.234 s 45.90 s q
5 40 Takahiko Yamamura   Japan 2 0.261 s 46.25 s
6 43 Carlos Santa   Dominican Republic 4 0.169 s 46.40 s
7 50 Piotr Rysiukiewicz   Poland 8 0.227 s 46.67 s
8 51 Gerald Clervil   Haiti 6 0.556 s 46.69 s NR
Heat 2 of 9
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 =23 Jude Monye   Nigeria 8 0.220 s 45.79 s Q
2 26 Patrick Dwyer   Australia 1 0.196 s 45.82 s Q
3 36 Alejandro Cardenas   Mexico 5 0.143 s 46.14 s Q
4 54 Neil de Silva   Trinidad and Tobago 2 0.220 s 46.84 s
5 58 Gustavo Aguirre   Argentina 3 0.237 s 47.03 s
6 59 Troy McIntosh   Bahamas 3 0.237 s 47.06 s
- - Jonas Motiejūnas   Lithuania 7 0.220 s DNF
- - Kennedy Ochieng   Kenya 4 0.178 s DNF
Heat 3 of 9
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 13 Sanderlei Claro Parrela   Brazil 4 0.472 s 45.55 s Q
2 =27 Danny McFarlane   Jamaica 3 0.480 s 45.84 s Q
3 =27 Soufiene Labidi   Tunisia 3 0.252 s 45.84 s Q
4 29 Jun Osakada   Japan 6 0.231 s 45.88 s q
5 46 Tawanda Chiwira   Zimbabwe 1 0.203 s 46.50 s
6 52 Nduka Awazie   Nigeria 7 0.319 s 46.81 s
7 57 Johnson Kubisa   Botswana 8 0.387 s 46.97 s
- - Evripedes Demosthenous   Cyprus 2 0.179 s DNF
Heat 4 of 9
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 16 Gregory Haughton   Jamaica 8 0.295 s 45.63 s Q
2 18 David Kirui   Kenya 2 0.207 s 45.69 s Q PB
3 19 Marc Raquil   France 3 0.238 s 45.72 s Q
4 21 Arnaud Malherbe   South Africa 7 0.200 s 45.73 s q
5 22 Sunday Bada   Nigeria 6 0.554 s 45.75 s q
6 31 Ato Modibo   Trinidad and Tobago 5 0.486 s 45.91 s
7 61 Benjamin Youla   Democratic Republic of the Congo 4 0.183 s 47.54 s
8 63 Iliya Dzhivondov   Bulgaria 1 0.200 s 48.64 s
Heat 5 of 9
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 =2 Hendrick Mokganyetsi   South Africa 2 0.209 s 45.22 s Q
2 14 Piotr Haczek   Poland 3 0.248 s 45.61 s Q SB
3 =23 Alessandro Attene   Italy 7 0.134 s 45.79 s Q
4 34 Rohan Pradeep Kumara   Sri Lanka 4 0.499 s 46.00 s
5 37 Salaheddine Bakar Al-Safi   Qatar 8 0.414 s 46.16 s
6 39 Zsolt Szeglet   Hungary 5 0.176 s 46.19 s
7 47 Jamie Baulch   Great Britain 6 0.164 s 46.52 s
Heat 6 of 9
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Alvin Harrison   United States 6 0.467 s 44.96 s Q
2 6 Davian Clarke   Jamaica 5 0.204 s 45.30 s Q
3 =7 Robert Maćkowiak   Poland 2 0.236 s 45.39 s Q
4 =41 Anastasios Gousis   Greece 3 0.211 s 46.38 s
5 =41 Fawzi Al Shammari   Kuwait 7 0.157 s 46.38 s
6 49 Paramjit Singh   India 8 0.188 s 46.64 s
7 60 Philip Mukomana   Zimbabwe 4 0.503 s 47.11 s
Heat 7 of 9
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 5 Michael Johnson   United States 5 0.176 s 45.25 s Q
2 12 David Canal   Spain 2 0.189 s 45.53 s Q SB
3 =19 Ibrahima Wade   France 3 0.262 s 45.72 s Q
4 35 Malik Louahla   Algeria 7 0.158 s 46.06 s
5 45 Sean Baldock   Great Britain 4 0.180 s 46.45 s
6 55 Fabian Rollins   Barbados 8 0.447 s 46.85 s
7 56 Oleksandr Kaydash   Ukraine 6 0.586 s 46.88 s
Heat 8 of 9
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 =2 Hamdan O Al-Bishi   Saudi Arabia 4 0.153 s 45.22 s Q NR
2 =9 Sugath Thilakaratne   Sri Lanka 2 0.211 s 45.48 s Q
3 =9 Ibrahim Ismail Muftah   Qatar 1 0.234 s 45.48 s Q
4 17 Eric Milazar   Mauritius 5 0.459 s 45.66 s q
5 44 Štefan Balošák   Slovakia 3 0.192 s 46.42 s
6 48 Kenji Tabata   Japan 7 0.143 s 46.59 s
7 62 Rudieon Sylvan   Grenada 8 0.241 s 48.17 s
8 64 Basheer Al-Khewani   Yemen 6 0.452 s 49.72 s PB
Heat 9 of 9
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 15 Antonio Pettigrew   United States 3 0.328 s 45.62 s Q
2 25 Christopher Brown   Bahamas 4 0.505 s 45.80 s Q
3 32 Davis Kamoga   Uganda 6 0.625 s 45.92 s Q SB
4 33 Metija Sestak   Slovenia 7 0.295 s 45.95 s
5 38 Tomas Coman   Ireland 5 0.263 s 46.17 s
6 53 Juan Pedro Toledo   Mexico 2 0.282 s 46.82 s
- - Daniel Batman   Australia 8 0.378 s DNF

Overall Results Round 1

Round 1
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Alvin Harrison   United States 6 6 1 44.96 s Q
2 Hamdan O Al-Bishi   Saudi Arabia 8 4 1 45.22 s Q NR
Hendrick Mokganyetsi   South Africa 5 2 1 45.22 s Q
4 Avard Moncur   Bahamas 1 1 1 45.23 s Q
5 Michael Johnson   United States 7 5 1 45.25 s Q
6 Davian Clarke   Jamaica 6 5 2 45.30 s Q
7 Daniel Caines   Great Britain 1 7 2 45.39 s Q PB
Robert Maćkowiak   Poland 6 2 3 45.39 s Q
9 Ibrahim Ismail Muftah   Qatar 8 1 3 45.48 s Q
Sugath Thilakaratne   Sri Lanka 8 2 2 45.48 s Q
11 Casey Vincent   Australia 1 5 3 45.49 s Q
12 David Canal   Spain 7 2 2 45.53 s Q SB
13 Sanderlei Claro Parrela   Brazil 3 4 1 45.55 s Q
14 Piotr Haczek   Poland 5 3 2 45.61 s Q SB
15 Antonio Pettigrew   United States 9 3 1 45.62 s Q
16 Gregory Haughton   Jamaica 4 8 1 45.63 s Q
17 Eric Milazar   Mauritius 8 5 4 45.66 s q
18 David Kipkorir Kirui   Kenya 4 2 2 45.69 s Q PB
19 Marc Raquil   France 4 3 3 45.72 s Q
Ibrahima Wade   France 7 3 3 45.72 s Q
21 Arnaud Malherbe   South Africa 4 7 4 45.73 s q
22 Sunday Bada   Nigeria 4 6 5 45.75 s q
23 Alessandro Attene   Italy 5 7 3 45.79 s Q
Jude Monye   Nigeria 2 8 1 45.79 s Q
25 Christopher Brown   Bahamas 8 4 2 45.80 s Q
26 Patrick Dwyer   Australia 2 1 2 45.82 s Q
27 Soufiene Labidi   Tunisia 3 3 3 45.84 s Q
Danny McFarlane   Jamaica 3 5 2 45.84 s Q
29 Jun Osakada   Japan 3 6 4 45.88 s q
30 Dmitriy Golovastov   Russia 1 3 4 45.90 s q
31 Ato Modibo   Trinidad and Tobago 4 5 6 45.91 s
32 Davis Kamoga   Uganda 9 6 3 45.82 s Q SB
33 Matija Sestak   Slovenia 9 7 4 45.95 s
34 Rhohan Pradeep Kumar   Sri Lanka 5 4 4 46.00 s
35 Malik Louahla   Algeria 7 4 4 46.06 s
36 Alejandro Cardenas   Mexico 2 5 3 46.14 s Q
37 Salaheldin E Bakkar   Qatar 5 8 5 46.16 s
38 Tomas Coman   Ireland 9 5 5 46.17 s
39 Zsolt Szeglet   Hungary 5 5 6 46.19 s
40 Takahiko Yamamura   Japan 1 2 5 46.25 s
41 Fawzi Al Shammari   Kuwait 6 7 5 46.38 s
Anastasios Gousis   Greece 6 3 4 46.38 s
43 Carlos Santa   Dominican Republic 1 4 6 46.40 s
44 Štefan Balošák   Slovakia 8 3 5 46.42 s
45 Sean Baldock   Great Britain 7 4 5 46.45 s
46 Tawanda Chiwira   Zimbabwe 3 1 5 46.50 s
47 Jamie Baulch   Great Britain 5 6 7 46.52 s
48 Kenji Tabata   Japan 8 7 6 46.59 s
49 Paramjit Singh   India 6 8 8 46.64 s
50 Piotr Rysiukiewicz   Poland 1 8 7 46.67 s
51 Gerald Clervil   Haiti 1 6 8 46.69 s NR
52 Nduka Awazie   Nigeria 3 7 6 46.81 s
53 Juan Pedro Toledo   Mexico 9 2 6 46.82 s
54 Neil de Silva   Trinidad and Tobago 2 2 4 46.84 s
55 Fabian Rollins   Barbados 7 8 6 46.85 s
56 Oleksandr Kaydash   Ukraine 7 6 7 46.88 s
57 Johnson Kubisa   Botswana 3 8 7 46.97 s
58 Gustavo Aguirre   Argentina 2 3 5 47.03 s
59 Troy McIntosh   Bahamas 2 6 6 47.06 s
60 Philip Mukomana   Zimbabwe 6 4 7 47.11 s
61 Benjamin Youla   Democratic Republic of the Congo 4 4 7 47.54 s
62 Rudieon Sylvan   Grenada 8 8 7 48.17 s
63 Iliya Dzhivondov   Bulgaria 4 1 8 48.64 s
64 Basheer Al Khewani   Yemen 8 6 8 49.72 s PB
- Daniel Batman   Australia 9 8 - DNF
Evripedes Demosthenous   Cyprus 3 2 - DNF
Jonas Motiejunas   Lithuania 2 7 - DNF
Kennedy Ochieng   Kenya 2 4 - DNF

Round 2Edit

Heat 1 of 4
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 6 Michael Johnson   United States 4 0.150 s 45.31 s Q
2 13 Piotr Haczek   Poland 1 0.251 s 45.43 s Q PB
3 =13 Avard Moncur   Bahamas 5 45.43 s Q
4 15 Casey Vincent   Australia 8 0.163 s 45.45 s Q
5 16 Eric Milazar   Mauritius 7 0.364 s 45.52 s
6 =17 Sugath Thilakaratne   Sri Lanka 6 0.199 s 45.54 s
7 =17 David Canal   Spain 3 0.221 s 45.54 s
8 21 Arnaud Malherbe   South Africa 2 0.192 s 45.59 s
Heat 2 of 4
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 3 Davian Clarke   Jamaica 3 0.283 s 45.06 s Q SB
2 =7 Antonio Pettigrew   United States 4 0.475 s 45.35 s Q
3 =7 Hamdan O Al-Bishi   Saudi Arabia 6 0.600 s 45.35 s Q
4 12 Danny McFarlane   Jamaica 8 0.183 s 45.40 s Q
5 22 Ibrahima Wade   France 7 0.223 s 45.61 s
6 25 Davis Kamoga   Uganda 2 0.207 s 45.74 s SB
7 29 David Kirui   Kenya 5 46.00 s
8 31 Jun Osakada   Japan 1 0.217 s 46.15 s
Heat 3 of 4
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Alvin Harrison   United States 6 0.195 s 44.25 s Q
2 4 Gregory Haughton   Jamaica 4 0.475 s 45.08 s Q
3 =7 Alessandro Attene   Italy 7 0.150 s 45.35 s Q PB
4 11 Patrick Dwyer   Australia 8 0.174 s 45.38 s Q
5 =23 Dmitriy Golovastov   Russia 1 0.184 s 45.66 s
6 26 Christopher Brown   Bahamas 5 0.204 s 45.76 s
7 30 Soufiene Labidi   Tunisia 2 0.215 s 46.01 s
8 32 Jude Monye   Nigeria 3 0.203 s 46.32 s
Heat 4 of 4
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 2 Robert Maćkowiak   Poland 7 0.194 s 45.01 s Q PB
2 5 Hendrick Mokganyetsi   South Africa 4 0.440 s 45.15 s Q
3 10 Daniel Caines   Great Britain 5 0.161 s 45.37 s Q PB
4 19 Sanderlei Claro Parrela   Brazil 3 0.302 s 45.55 s Q
5 20 Marc Raquil   France 2 45.56 s
6 =23 Alejandro Cardenas   Mexico 1 0.139 s 45.66 s
7 27 Sunday Bada   Nigeria 8 0.226 s 45.83 s
8 28 Ibrahim Ismail Muftah   Qatar 6 0.549 s 45.96 s

Overall Results Round 2

Round 2
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Alvin Harrison   United States 3 6 1 44.25 s Q
2 Robert Maćkowiak   Poland 4 7 1 45.01 s Q PB
3 Davian Clarke   Jamaica 2 3 1 45.06 s Q SB
4 Gregory Haughton   Jamaica 3 4 2 45.08 s Q
5 Hendrick Mokganyetsi   South Africa 4 4 2 45.15 s Q
6 Michael Johnson   United States 1 4 1 45.31 s Q
7 Hamdan O Al-Bishi   Saudi Arabia 2 6 3 45.35 s Q
Alessandro Attene   Italy 3 7 3 45.35 s Q PB
Antonio Pettigrew   United States 2 4 2 45.35 s Q
10 Daniel Caines   Great Britain 4 5 3 45.37 s Q PB
11 Patrick Dwyer   Australia 3 8 4 45.38 s Q
12 Danny McFarlane   Jamaica 2 8 4 45.40 s Q
13 Piotr Haczek   Poland 1 1 2 45.43 s Q PB
Avard Moncur   Bahamas 1 5 3 45.43 s Q
15 Casey Vincent   Australia 1 8 4 45.45 s Q
16 Eric Milazar   Mauritius 1 7 5 45.52 s
17 David Canal   Spain 1 3 7 45.54 s
Sugath Thilakaratne   Sri Lanka 1 6 6 45.54 s
19 Sanderlei Claro Parrela   Brazil 4 3 4 45.50 s Q
20 Marc Raquil   France 4 2 5 45.56 s
21 Arnaud Malherbe   South Africa 1 2 8 45.59 s
22 Ibrahima Wade   France 2 7 5 45.61 s
23 Alejandro Cardenas   Mexico 4 1 6 45.66 s
Dmitriy Golovastov   Russia 3 1 5 45.66 s
25 Davis Kamoga   Uganda 2 2 6 45.74 s
26 Christopher Brown   Bahamas 3 5 6 45.76 s
27 Sunday Bada   Nigeria 4 8 7 45.83 s
28 Ibrahim Ismail Muftah   Qatar 4 6 8 45.96 s
29 David Kirui   Kenya 2 5 7 46.00 s
30 Soufiene Labidi   Tunisia 3 2 7 46.01 s
31 Jun Osakada   Japan 2 1 8 46.15 s
32 Jude Monye   Nigeria 3 3 8 46.32 s

Semi-FinalsEdit

 
Semifinal 1
Heat 1 of 2
Date: Sunday 24 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Alvin Harrison   United States 6 0.220 s 44.53 s Q
2 2 Michael Johnson   United States 5 0.164 s 44.65 s Q
3 3 Gregory Haughton   Jamaica 3 0.258 s 44.93 s Q
4 4 Sanderlei Claro Parrela   Brazil 2 0.212 s 45.17 s Q
5 5 Avard Moncur   Bahamas 8 0.198 s 45.18 s
6 12 Piotr Haczek   Poland 4 0.470 s 45.66 s
7 13 Patrick Dwyer   Australia 1 0.176 s 45.70 s
8 14 Hamdan O Al-Bishi   Saudi Arabia 7 0.179 s 45.98 s
Heat 2 of 2
Date: Sunday 24 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 6 Antonio Pettigrew   United States 4 0.499 s 45.24 s Q
2 7 Danny McFarlane   Jamaica 7 0.253 s 45.38 s Q
3 8 Hendrick Mokganyetsi   South Africa 5 0.529 s 45.52 s Q
4 9 Robert Maćkowiak   Poland 6 0.192 s 45.53 s Q
5 10 Daniel Caines   Great Britain 8 0.168 s 45.55 s
6 11 Casey Vincent   Australia 2 0.229 s 45.61 s
7 15 Alessandro Attene   Italy 1 0.221 s 46.41 s
- - Davian Clarke   Jamaica 3 0.270 s DNF

Overall Results Semi-Finals

Semi-Finals
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Alvin Harrison   United States 1 6 1 44.53 s Q
2 Michael Johnson   United States 1 5 2 44.65 s Q
3 Gregory Haughton   Jamaica 1 3 3 44.93 s Q
4 Sanderlei Claro Parrela   Brazil 1 2 4 45.17 s Q
5 Avard Moncur   Bahamas 1 8 5 45.18 s
6 Antonio Pettigrew   United States 2 4 1 45.24 s Q
7 Danny McFarlane   Jamaica 2 7 2 45.38 s Q
8 Hendrick Mokganyetsi   South Africa 2 5 3 45.52 s Q
9 Robert Maćkowiak   Poland 2 6 4 45.53 s Q
10 Daniel Caines   Great Britain 2 8 5 45.55 s
11 Casey Vincent   Australia 2 2 6 45.61 s
12 Piotr Haczek   Poland 1 4 6 45.66 s
13 Patrick Dwyer   Australia 1 1 7 45.70 s
14 Hamdan O Al-Bishi   Saudi Arabia 1 7 8 45.98 s
15 Alessandro Attene   Italy 2 1 7 46.41 s
- Davian Clarke   Jamaica 2 3 DNF

FinalEdit

 
The finish of the race
Date: Monday 25 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Record
  Michael Johnson   United States 6 0.610 s 43.84 s
  Alvin Harrison   United States 4 0.490 s 44.40 s
  Gregory Haughton   Jamaica 8 0.346 s 44.70 s SB
4 Sanderlei Claro Parrela   Brazil 2 0.280 s 45.01 s
5 Robert Maćkowiak   Poland 1 0.232 s 45.14 s
6 Hendrick Mokganyetsi   South Africa 7 0.442 s 45.26 s
7 Danny McFarlane   Jamaica 3 0.332 s 45.55 s
DISQ Antonio Pettigrew   United States 5 0.576 s 45.42 s

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 2000 Sydney Summer Games: Men's 400 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 8 August 2017.

External linksEdit

Source: Official Report of the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics available at https://web.archive.org/web/20080522105330/http://www.la84foundation.org/5va/reports_frmst.htm