Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres

The men's 400 metres at the 2004 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium from August 20 to 23.[1]

Men's 400 metres
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
VenueAthens Olympic Stadium
Dates20–23 August
Competitors63 from 53 nations
Winning time44.00
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Jeremy Wariner  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Otis Harris  United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Derrick Brew  United States
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The first round had split a full roster of runners into eight heats with the first two gaining a direct qualification and then the next eight fastest across all heats advancing to the semifinals. The top two runners in each of the three semifinal heats moved on directly to the final, and they were immediately joined by the next two fastest from any of the semifinals.

At the start, Otis Harris, Jeremy Wariner, and Derrick Brew stormed out from the blocks to take a powerful lead over the rest of the field. Harris commanded the top position for the Americans throughout the race, but in the final turn he was chased down by Wariner. Slightly behind coming off the turn, Wariner stormed ahead over the last hundred metres to win the race at 44.00 seconds, the fastest time ever recorded in this event since American legend Michael Johnson won the gold in Sydney 2000. Harris held on to take the silver with Brew separating from the pack over the final straight to give the United States a sweep of the medal podium for the third time in the event's Olympic history, having previously managed at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and the 1988 Seoul Olympics.[2]

At the end of the final, seven sprinters managed to finish the race under 45 seconds, and five personal bests were recorded.

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Michael Johnson (USA) 43.18 s Seville, Spain 26 August 1999
Olympic record   Michael Johnson (USA) 43.49 s Atlanta, United States 29 July 1996

No new records were set during the competition.

QualificationEdit

The qualification period for athletics was 1 January 2003 to 9 August 2004. For the men's 400 metres, each National Olympic Committee was permitted to enter up to three athletes that had run the race in 45.55 seconds or faster during the qualification period. If an NOC had no athletes that qualified under that standard, one athlete that had run the race in 45.95 seconds or faster could be entered.

ScheduleEdit

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

Date Time Round
Friday, 20 August 2004 21:10 Round 1
Saturday, 21 August 2004 21:15 Semifinals
Monday, 23 August 2004 21:05 Final

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Qualification rule: The top two finishers in each heat (Q) plus the next eight fastest overall runners (q) advanced to the semifinals.[3]

Heat 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 2 Alleyne Francique   Grenada 45.32 Q
2 5 Davian Clarke   Jamaica 45.54 Q
3 4 Marcus La Grange   South Africa 45.95
4 3 Piotr Klimczak   Poland 46.23
5 6 Jun Osakada   Japan 46.39
6 7 Lloyd Zvasiya   Zimbabwe 47.19
7 1 David Canal   Spain 47.23
8 8 Danilson Ricciuli   Guinea-Bissau 49.27

Heat 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 1 Chris Brown   Bahamas 45.09 Q, SB
2 6 Otis Harris   United States 45.11 Q
3 5 Eric Milazar   Mauritius 45.34 q
4 8 Casey Vincent   Australia 46.09
5 2 Vincent Mumo Kiilu   Kenya 46.31
6 7 Andrés Silva   Uruguay 46.48
7 4 Stilianos Dimotsios   Greece 46.51 SB
8 3 Abdulla Mohamed Hussein   Somalia 51.52

Heat 3Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 4 Anton Galkin   Russia 45.43 Q
2 2 Yeimer López   Cuba 45.44 Q
3 1 Alejandro Cárdenas   Mexico 45.46 q
4 5 Gary Kikaya   Democratic Republic of the Congo 45.57 q
5 3 Ato Modibo   Trinidad and Tobago 46.29
6 7 Mitsuhiro Sato   Japan 46.70
7 8 Takeshi Fujiwara   El Salvador 48.46
8 6 Youba Hmeida   Mauritania 49.18

Heat 4Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 6 Derrick Brew   United States 45.41 Q
2 2 Brandon Simpson   Jamaica 45.61 Q
3 7 Sofiane Labidi   Tunisia 46.04 Q
4 5 Daniel Caines   Great Britain 46.15
5 4 Rohan Pradeep Kumara   Sri Lanka 46.20
6 3 Evans Marie   Seychelles 48.23 PB
8 Lezin Ngoyikonda   Republic of the Congo DNS

Heat 5Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 8 Carlos Santa   Dominican Republic 45.31 Q
2 5 Lewis Banda   Zimbabwe 45.37 Q
3 3 K. Mathews Binu   India 45.48 q, NR
4 6 Cédric van Branteghem   Belgium 45.70 q
5 1 California Molefe   Botswana 45.88
6 2 Chris Lloyd   Dominica 47.98
7 4 Fawzi Al-Shammari   Kuwait 48.25
8 7 Saeed Al-Adhreai   Yemen 49.39

Heat 6Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 8 Jeremy Wariner   United States 45.56 Q
2 5 Ingo Schultz   Germany 45.88 Q
3 1 Young Talkmore Nyongani   Zimbabwe 46.03
4 4 Zsolt Szeglet   Hungary 46.16
5 6 Malachi Davis   Great Britain 46.28
6 7 Oleg Mishukov   Russia 46.41
7 3 Dadi Denis   Haiti 47.57
2 Victor Kibet   Kenya DNF

Heat 7Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 8 Michael Blackwood   Jamaica 45.23 Q
2 7 Hamdan Al-Bishi   Saudi Arabia 45.31 Q
3 6 Saul Weigopwa   Nigeria 45.59 q
4 5 Matija Šestak   Slovenia 45.88 q
5 3 Yuki Yamaguchi   Japan 46.16
6 1 Nagmeldin Ali Abubakr   Sudan 46.32
7 2 Muhammad Sajid Ahmad   Pakistan 47.45 SB
8 4 Moses Kamut   Vanuatu 48.14 SB

Heat 8Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 4 Leslie Djhone   France 45.40 Q
2 2 Ezra Sambu   Kenya 45.59 Q
3 3 Timothy Benjamin   Great Britain 45.69 q
4 5 Clinton Hill   Australia 45.89
5 6 Adem Hecini   Algeria 46.50
6 7 Luis Luna   Venezuela 47.92
7 1 Jonnie Lowe   Honduras 48.06
8 8 Anderson Jorge dos Santos   Brazil 48.77

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification rule: The top two finishers in each heat (Q) plus the next two fastest overall runners (q) advanced to the final.[4]

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 3 Jeremy Wariner   United States 44.87 Q
2 5 Michael Blackwood   Jamaica 45.00 Q
3 6 Leslie Djhone   France 45.01 q
4 4 Lewis Banda   Zimbabwe 45.23
5 2 Eric Milazar   Mauritius 45.23
6 8 Gary Kikaya   Democratic Republic of the Congo 45.58
7 1 Ezra Sambu   Kenya 45.84
8 7 Cédric van Branteghem   Belgium 46.03

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 4 Derrick Brew   United States 45.05 Q
2 8 Davian Clarke   Jamaica 45.27 Q
3 5 Chris Brown   Bahamas 45.31
4 6 Yeimer López   Cuba 45.52
5 7 Alejandro Cárdenas   Mexico 45.64
6 2 K. Mathews Binu   India 45.97
7 1 Matija Šestak   Slovenia 46.54
3 Anton Galkin   Russia 45.34 DSQ[5]

Semifinal 3Edit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 8 Brandon Simpson   Jamaica 44.97 Q
2 5 Otis Harris   United States 44.99 Q
3 6 Alleyne Francique   Grenada 45.08 q
4 4 Carlos Santa   Dominican Republic 45.58
5 3 Hamdan Al-Bishi   Saudi Arabia 45.59
6 2 Saul Weigopwa   Nigeria 45.67
7 1 Ingo Schultz   Germany 46.23
8 7 Timothy Benjamin   Great Britain 46.28

FinalEdit

[6]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
  4 Jeremy Wariner   United States 44.00 PB
  5 Otis Harris   United States 44.16 PB
  3 Derrick Brew   United States 44.42 SB
4 8 Alleyne Francique   Grenada 44.66
5 6 Brandon Simpson   Jamaica 44.76 PB
6 7 Davian Clarke   Jamaica 44.83 PB
7 2 Leslie Djhone   France 44.94
8 1 Michael Blackwood   Jamaica 45.55

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Men's 400 metres". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Wariner wins 400m final". BBC Sport. 23 August 2004. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  3. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Men's 400m Heats". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  4. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Men's 400m Semifinals". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  5. ^ "IOC sanctions 400m runner Anton Galkin for failing anti-doping test". Olympics. 27 August 2004. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
  6. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Men's 400m Final". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 12 October 2015.

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