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Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

The men's 100 metres was of one of 23 track events of the athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics, in Athens. It was contested at the Athens Olympic Stadium, from August 21 to 22, by a total of 84 sprinters from 63 nations.[1]

Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueAthens Olympic Stadium
Date21–22 August
Competitors84 from 63 nations
Winning time9.85 s
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Justin Gatlin  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Francis Obikwelu  Portugal
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Maurice Greene  United States
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In the first round, the first three runners from each of the ten heats, together with the ten next fastest runners from all heats (10×3+10=40), automatically qualified for the second round. In the second round, these forty runners competed in five heats, with the first three from each heat and the single next fastest runner (5×3+1=16) qualifying for the semifinals. In the semifinals, only the first four runners from each of the two heats advanced to the final (2×4=8).

The final was the fastest and most disputed in Olympic history, with six runners covering the distance in 10.00 seconds or less (four of them under the 9.90 mark), and the gold and bronze medalist athletes separated by 0.02 seconds.

In the final, the slowest to react was Justin Gatlin, still with the most powerful first steps, Gatlin led from the gun, with Kim Collins, the next slowest to react, also getting a typically fast start (typically in lane 1). A step behind, back from injuries, defending champion Maurice Greene, was fastest to react but running sideways in quicksand. He was joined by Francis Obikwelu and Shawn Crawford, who had a slight edge on the other competitors in the center of the track. Collins faded as Obikwelu, Crawford and Greene gained. Feeling his lead disappearing rapidly, Gatlin leaned early still maintaining the lead across the line. The tall Obikwelu perfectly timed his dip to clearly grab silver. Crawford's finish occurred two meters too late giving Greene another medal with the same time as his win four years earlier.[2][3]

QualificationEdit

The Olympic qualification period for the athletics ran from 1 January 2003 to 9 August 2004. For this event, each National Olympic Committee (NOC) was permitted to enter up to three athletes, provided they had run below 10.21 seconds during this period in IAAF-sanctioned meetings or tournaments. If a NOC had no athletes qualified under this standard, it could enter up to one athlete that had run below 10.28 seconds.

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record   Tim Montgomery (USA) 9.78 s Paris, France 14 September 2002
Olympic record   Donovan Bailey (CAN) 9.84 s Atlanta, United States 27 July 1996

No new records were set during the competition.

ScheduleEdit

All times are Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 21 August 2004 10:35
19:40
Round 1
Round 2
Sunday, 22 August 2004 20:55
23:10
Semifinals
Final

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Qualification rule: The first three finishers in each heat (Q) plus the ten fastest times of those who finished fourth or lower in their heat (q) qualified.[4]

Heat 1Edit

Wind: −0.2 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 5 Frankie Fredericks   Namibia 0.152 10.12 Q, SB
2 3 Uchenna Emedolu   Nigeria 0.222 10.22 Q
3 4 Shingo Suetsugu   Japan 0.174 10.27 Q
4 7 Darren Campbell   Great Britain 0.159 10.35
5 9 Chen Haijian   China 0.181 10.45
6 2 Eric Nkansah   Ghana 0.160 10.54
7 6 Poh Seng Song   Singapore 0.160 10.75
8 8 Yazaldes Nascimento   São Tomé and Príncipe 0.185 11.00

Heat 2Edit

Wind: −0.4 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 5 Mark Lewis-Francis   Great Britain 0.149 10.13 Q, SB
2 7 Aziz Zakari   Ghana 0.188 10.19 Q
3 6 Roland Németh   Hungary 0.137 10.28 Q
4 3 Salem Mubarak Al Yami   Saudi Arabia 0.143 10.36
5 4 Darren Gilford   Malta 0.177 10.67
6 8 Khalil Al Hanahneh   Jordan 0.172 10.76
7 2 Kakianako Nariki   Kiribati 0.183 11.62
9 Marc Burns   Trinidad and Tobago DQ R 162.7

Heat 3Edit

Wind: −0.1 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 8 Justin Gatlin   United States 0.204 10.07 Q
2 6 Kareem Streete-Thompson   Cayman Islands 0.156 10.15 Q, SB
3 9 Leonard Myles-Mills   Ghana 0.133 10.21 Q, SB
4 4 Vicente de Lima   Brazil 0.169 10.23 q
5 1 Andrey Yepishin   Russia 0.146 10.29 q
6 2 Georgios Theodoridis   Greece 0.141 10.32 q
7 5 Hadhari Djaffar   Comoros 0.163 10.62
8 7 Sultan Saeed   Maldives 0.239 11.72
3 Juan Sainfleur   Dominican Republic 0.164 DNF

Heat 4Edit

Wind: +0.8 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 6 Shawn Crawford   United States 0.184 10.02 Q
2 1 Obadele Thompson   Barbados 0.141 10.08 Q, SB
3 4 Matic Osovnikar   Slovenia 0.112 10.15 Q, NR
4 5 Idrissa Sanou   Burkina Faso 0.175 10.33 q
5 3 Diego Ferreira   Paraguay 0.141 10.50 NR
6 9 Pierre de Windt   Aruba 0.234 11.02
7 7 Chamleunesouk Ao Oudomphonh   Laos 0.202 11.30
8 8 Masoud Azizi   Afghanistan 0.217 11.66
2 Hristoforos Hoidis   Greece DNS

Heat 5Edit

Wind: +0.1 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 2 Francis Obikwelu   Portugal 0.165 10.09 Q
2 5 Ronald Pognon   France 0.150 10.18 Q
3 3 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure   The Gambia 0.157 10.26 Q, NR
4 8 Jarbas Mascarenhas   Brazil 0.147 10.34 q
5 7 Hiroyasu Tsuchie   Japan 0.182 10.37
6 9 Adrian Durant   Virgin Islands 0.223 10.52
7 6 Nabie Foday Fofanah   Guinea 0.158 10.62
8 4 Harmon Harmon   Cook Islands 0.173 11.22 PB

Heat 6Edit

Wind: −1.1 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 7 Nobuharu Asahara   Japan 0.162 10.33 Q
2 3 Łukasz Chyła   Poland 0.167 10.35 Q
3 4 Eric Pacome N'Dri   Ivory Coast 0.147 10.39 Q
4 9 Ato Boldon   Trinidad and Tobago 0.155 10.41
5 6 Issa Aime Nthepe   France 0.159 10.67
6 2 Gábor Dobos   Hungary 0.131 10.68
7 8 John Howard   Federated States of Micronesia 0.195 10.85 NR
8 5 Mohammad Shamsuddin   Bangladesh 0.173 11.13

Heat 7Edit

Wind: +0.9 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 9 Asafa Powell   Jamaica 0.146 10.06 Q
2 5 Jason Gardener   Great Britain 0.155 10.15 Q, SB
3 4 Joshua Ross   Australia 0.153 10.24 Q, =PB
4 1 André da Silva   Brazil 0.145 10.28 q
5 8 Pierre Browne   Canada 0.169 10.32 q
6 7 Lamin Tucker   Sierra Leone 0.137 10.72
7 6 Kelsey Nakanelua   American Samoa 0.160 11.25
8 2 Sopheak Phouk   Cambodia 0.225 11.56 PB
3 Djikoloum Mobele   Chad DNS

Heat 8Edit

Wind: −0.2 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 1 Maurice Greene   United States 0.142 10.18 Q
2 2 Dwight Thomas   Jamaica 0.135 10.21 Q
3 8 Churandy Martina   Netherlands Antilles 0.152 10.23 Q
4 3 Alexander Kosenkow   Germany 0.135 10.28 q
5 6 Prodromos Katsantonis   Cyprus 0.179 10.50 SB
6 7 Chiang Wai Hung   Hong Kong 0.157 10.70
7 9 Francis Manioru   Solomon Islands 0.143 11.05
8 5 Teymur Gasimov   Azerbaijan 0.179 11.17
9 4 Filipo Muller   Tonga 0.181 11.18 PB

Heat 9Edit

Wind: −1.4 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 9 Deji Aliu   Nigeria 0.191 10.39 Q
2 2 Nicolas Macrozonaris   Canada 0.153 10.40 Q
3 6 Gennadiy Chernovol   Kazakhstan 0.145 10.43 Q
4 3 Souhalia Alamou   Benin 0.167 10.48
5 8 Christie van Wyk   Namibia 0.148 10.49
6 4 Daniel Bailey   Antigua and Barbuda 0.154 10.51
7 7 Gian Nicola Berardi   San Marino 0.143 10.76
8 5 Carlos Abaunza   Nicaragua 0.173 11.17

Heat 10Edit

Wind: +0.7 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 6 Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.154 10.11 Q
2 3 Michael Frater   Jamaica 0.161 10.20 Q
3 4 Nicconnor Alexander   Trinidad and Tobago 0.139 10.22 Q
4 7 Simone Collio   Italy 0.151 10.27 q
5 2 Eddy de Lepine   France 0.192 10.27 q
6 8 Xavier James   Bermuda 0.147 10.40 SB
7 9 Sebastien Gattuso   Monaco 0.152 10.58 =NR
8 5 Wilfried Bingangoye   Gabon 0.206 10.76 PB

Round 2Edit

Qualification rule: The first three finishers in each heat (Q) plus the next fastest overall sprinter (q) qualified.[5]

Heat 1Edit

Wind: 0.0 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 4 Francis Obikwelu   Portugal 0.165 9.93 Q, NR
2 5 Mark Lewis-Francis   Great Britain 0.162 10.12 Q, =PB
3 3 Dwight Thomas   Jamaica 0.149 10.12 Q, SB
4 6 Ronald Pognon   France 0.166 10.15 q
5 8 Shingo Suetsugu   Japan 0.150 10.19
6 2 Pierre Browne   Canada 0.150 10.21
7 7 Churandy Martina   Netherlands Antilles 0.152 10.24
8 1 André da Silva   Brazil 0.136 10.34

Heat 2Edit

Wind: 0.0 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 4 Shawn Crawford   United States 0.167 9.89 Q
2 3 Obadele Thompson   Barbados 0.156 10.12 Q
3 7 Vicente de Lima   Brazil 0.158 10.26 Q
4 2 Matic Osovnikar   Slovenia 0.168 10.26
5 6 Deji Aliu   Nigeria 0.185 10.26
6 5 Nicolas Macrozonaris   Canada 0.161 10.28
7 1 Gennadiy Chernovol   Kazakhstan 0.154 10.42
8 8 Idrissa Sanou   Burkina Faso 0.178 10.43

Heat 3Edit

Wind: +0.2 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 4 Justin Gatlin   United States 0.178 9.96 Q
2 3 Jason Gardener   Great Britain 0.146 10.15 Q, =SB
3 5 Uchenna Emedolu   Nigeria 0.162 10.15 Q
4 6 Nobuharu Asahara   Japan 0.151 10.24
5 2 Georgios Theodoridis   Greece 0.141 10.36
6 7 Roland Németh   Hungary 0.151 10.38
7 8 Nicconnor Alexander   Trinidad and Tobago 0.148 10.48
1 Eddy de Lepine   France DNS

Heat 4Edit

Wind: −0.1 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 4 Aziz Zakari   Ghana 0.175 10.02 Q
2 6 Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.152 10.05 Q, SB
3 5 Michael Frater   Jamaica 0.152 10.11 Q
4 3 Frankie Fredericks   Namibia 0.142 10.17
5 7 Joshua Ross   Australia 0.163 10.22 PB
6 1 Alexander Kosenkow   Germany 0.113 10.24
7 2 Andrey Yepishin   Russia 0.164 10.29
8 8 Jaysuma Saidy Ndure   The Gambia 0.184 10.39

Heat 5Edit

Wind: –0.2 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 4 Maurice Greene   United States 0.117 9.93 Q
2 6 Asafa Powell   Jamaica 0.142 9.99 Q
3 1 Leonard Myles-Mills   Ghana 0.145 10.18 Q, SB
4 5 Łukasz Chyła   Poland 0.167 10.23
5 3 Kareem Streete-Thompson   Cayman Islands 0.162 10.24
6 8 Simone Collio   Italy 0.135 10.29
7 2 Jarbas Mascarenhas   Brazil 0.134 10.30
8 7 Eric Pacome N'Dri   Ivory Coast 0.137 10.32

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification rule: The first four runners in each semifinal heat (Q) moves on to the final.[6]

Semifinal 1Edit

Wind: –1.6 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 3 Shawn Crawford   United States 0.173 10.07 Q
2 4 Justin Gatlin   United States 0.191 10.09 Q
3 6 Aziz Zakari   Ghana 0.155 10.11 Q
4 8 Obadele Thompson   Barbados 0.160 10.22 Q
5 5 Mark Lewis-Francis   Great Britain 0.163 10.28
6 2 Michael Frater   Jamaica 0.146 10.29
7 1 Ronald Pognon   France 0.144 10.32
8 7 Uchenna Emedolu   Nigeria 0.188 10.35

Semifinal 2Edit

Wind: +0.2 m/s

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
1 4 Asafa Powell   Jamaica 0.158 9.95 Q
2 5 Francis Obikwelu   Portugal 0.181 9.97 Q
3 6 Maurice Greene   United States 0.125 9.97 Q
4 3 Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.150 10.02 Q, SB
5 8 Jason Gardener   Great Britain 0.147 10.12 SB
6 1 Leonard Myles-Mills   Ghana 0.139 10.22
7 7 Dwight Thomas   Jamaica 0.156 10.28
8 2 Vicente de Lima   Brazil 0.163 10.28

FinalEdit

Wind: +0.6 m/s[7]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Result Notes
  3 Justin Gatlin   United States 0.188 9.85 PB
  5 Francis Obikwelu   Portugal 0.163 9.86 EU
  7 Maurice Greene   United States 0.151 9.87 SB
4 4 Shawn Crawford   United States 0.161 9.89 PB
5 6 Asafa Powell   Jamaica 0.166 9.94
6 1 Kim Collins   Saint Kitts and Nevis 0.175 10.00 SB
7 8 Obadele Thompson   Barbados 0.164 10.10
2 Aziz Zakari   Ghana 0.178 DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Men's 100 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 7 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Gatlin guns to 100m glory". BBC Sport. 22 August 2004. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  3. ^ "Gatlin guns to 100m glory". BBC Sport. 22 August 2004. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  4. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Men's 100m Heats". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  5. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Men's 100m Quarterfinals". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  6. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Men's 100m Semifinals". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 10 October 2015.
  7. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Men's 100m Final". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 10 October 2015.

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