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Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 110 metres hurdles

The Men's 110 metres hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 18–21 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1][2]

Men's 110 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
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Dayron Robles of Cuba winning the 110 meters hurdles
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates August 18 (heats)
August 20 (semifinals)
August 21 (final)
Competitors 43 from 33 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Dayron Robles  Cuba
2nd, silver medalist(s) David Payne  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) David Oliver  United States
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Dayron Robles was the clear favorite, having set the world record just two months earlier. He didn't disappoint leading the semi-final round by almost a tenth of a second, a huge margin on this level.

In the final, Robles was out first, clearly ahead by the first hurdle. From there all he did was run smoothly and pull away to a clear, dominating victory. The race for second place was almost as dominant, the two Americans, David Payne and David Oliver were clearly separating from the others, Payne slightly ahead of Oliver, with only Ladji Doucouré within a stride of Oliver. Doucouré looked to be faster, mainly because of less refined form, but on the final dash to the finish line was clearly gaining on Oliver, who himself was gaining on Payne to make the finish much closer. Robles more than doubled his margin from the semi-final round, almost a quarter of a second ahead of Payne.

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RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record   Dayron Robles (CUB) 12.87 s Ostrava, Czech Republic 12 June 2008
Olympic record   Liu Xiang (CHN) 12.91 s Athens, Greece 27 August 2004

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

QualificationEdit

Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) was able to enter up to three entrants providing they had met the A qualifying standard (13.55) in the qualifying period (1 January 2007 to 23 July 2008). NOCs were also permitted to enter one athlete providing he had met the B standard (13.72) in the same qualifying period.[3]

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) and the next 8 fastest (q) advance to the Round 2.

Rank Heat Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 2 David Oliver   United States 13.30 Q
2 3 Paulo Villar   Colombia 13.37 Q, SB
3 3 Ryan Brathwaite   Barbados 13.38 Q, NR
4 1 Dayron Robles   Cuba 13.39 Q
5 2 Jackson Quiñónez   Spain 13.41 Q
6 4 David Payne   United States 13.42 Q
7 3 Petr Svoboda   Czech Republic 13.43 Q
8 2 Shamar Sands   Bahamas 13.45 Q
9 6 Konstadinos Douvalidis   Greece 13.49 Q, =NR
10 2 Gregory Sedoc   Netherlands 13.50 Q, SB
11 4 Ladji Doucouré   France 13.52 Q
12 5 Artur Noga   Poland 13.53 Q
12 3 Shi Dongpeng   China 13.53 Q
14 6 Marcel van der Westen   Netherlands 13.54 Q
15 6 Allan Scott   Great Britain 13.56 Q
15 1 Andrew Turner   Great Britain 13.56 Q
17 1 Ji Wei   China 13.57 Q
18 4 Selim Nurudeen   Nigeria 13.58 Q, PB
19 3 Ronald Forbes   Cayman Islands 13.59 q, NR
19 5 Igor Peremota   Russia 13.59 Q
21 6 Samuel Coco-Viloin   France 13.60 Q
21 1 Richard Phillips   Jamaica 13.60 Q
23 5 Dániel Kiss   Hungary 13.61 Q, SB
23 4 Maurice Wignall   Jamaica 13.61 Q, SB
25 6 Mohamed Issa Al-Thawadi   Qatar 13.64 q, SB
26 2 Lee Jung-Joon   South Korea 13.65 q
27 2 Mikel Thomas   Trinidad and Tobago 13.69 q, PB
28 3 Héctor Cotto   Puerto Rico 13.72 q
29 6 David Ilariani   Georgia 13.75 q
30 3 Dudley Dorival   Haiti 13.78 q, SB
31 5 Anselmo da Silva   Brazil 13.81 Q
32 2 Damjan Zlatnar   Slovenia 13.84 q
33 4 Maksim Lynsha   Belarus 13.86
34 4 Stanislav Sajdok   Czech Republic 13.89
35 1 Evgeniy Borisov   Russia 13.90
36 5 Joseph-Berlioz Randriamihaja   Madagascar 13.91
37 4 Masato Naito   Japan 13.96
38 1 Oleg Normatov   Uzbekistan 14.00
39 1 Jurica Grabušic   Croatia 14.18
40 3 Abdul Rashid   Pakistan 14.52
6 Liu Xiang   China DNF
5 Terrence Trammell   United States DNF
5 Staņislavs Olijars   Latvia DNS

Round 2Edit

Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advance to the Semifinals.

Rank Heat Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 4 David Oliver   United States 13.16 Q
2 2 Dayron Robles   Cuba 13.19 Q
3 1 David Payne   United States 13.24 Q
4 2 Artur Noga   Poland 13.36 Q, PB
4 3 Maurice Wignall   Jamaica 13.36 Q, SB
6 4 Ladji Doucouré   France 13.39 Q
7 1 Petr Svoboda   Czech Republic 13.41 Q
8 1 Shi Dongpeng   China 13.42 Q
9 2 Gregory Sedoc   Netherlands 13.43 Q, SB
10 3 Ryan Brathwaite   Barbados 13.44 Q
11 1 Konstadinos Douvalidis   Greece 13.46 q, NR
11 3 Paulo Villar   Colombia 13.46 Q
13 4 Jackson Quiñónez   Spain 13.47 Q
14 1 Richard Phillips   Jamaica 13.48 q, SB
14 3 Marcel van der Westen   Netherlands 13.48 q
16 2 Samuel Coco-Viloin   France 13.51 q
17 2 Andrew Turner   Great Britain 13.53
18 2 Lee Jung-Joon   South Korea 13.55 NR
19 2 Shamar Sands   Bahamas 13.55
20 1 Mikel Thomas   Trinidad and Tobago 13.62 PB
21 3 Dániel Kiss   Hungary 13.63
22 4 Selim Nurudeen   Nigeria 13.66
22 3 Allan Scott   Great Britain 13.66
24 1 Igor Peremota   Russia 13.70
25 3 Dudley Dorival   Haiti 13.71 SB
26 4 Ronald Forbes   Cayman Islands 13.72
27 1 Héctor Cotto   Puerto Rico 13.73
28 2 David Ilariani   Georgia 13.74
29 4 Ji Wei   China 13.80
30 4 Anselmo da Silva   Brazil 13.84
3 Mohamed Issa Al-Thawadi   Qatar DQ
4 Damjan Zlatnar   Slovenia DNS

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification: First 4 in each heat(Q) advance to the Final.

Semifinal 1Edit

 
Men's 110m Hurdles Semifinal 1

20 August 2008 - 21:30 Wind: -0.4 m/s

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 4 Dayron Robles   Cuba 13.12 Q 0.221
2 6 David Payne   United States 13.21 Q, SB 0.177
3 5 Ladji Doucouré   France 13.22 Q, SB 0.183
4 3 Richard Phillips   Jamaica 13.43 Q, SB 0.153
5 2 Konstadinos Douvalidis   Greece 13.55 0.157
6 8 Gregory Sedoc   Netherlands 13.60 0.162
7 7 Petr Svoboda   Czech Republic 13.60 0.182
8 9 Paulo Villar   Colombia 13.85 0.153

Semifinal 2Edit

20 August 2008 - 21:39 Wind: -0.4 m/s

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
1 6 David Oliver   United States 13.31 Q 0.169
2 5 Artur Noga   Poland 13.34 Q, PB 0.181
3 9 Jackson Quiñónez   Spain 13.40 Q, =SB 0.173
4 7 Maurice Wignall   Jamaica 13.40 Q 0.141
5 8 Shi Dongpeng   China 13.42 0.141
6 3 Marcel van der Westen   Netherlands 13.45 0.124
7 4 Ryan Brathwaite   Barbados 13.59 0.147
8 2 Samuel Coco-Viloin   France 13.65 0.187

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes React
  6 Dayron Robles   Cuba 12.93 0.183
  5 David Payne   United States 13.17 SB 0.175
  7 David Oliver   United States 13.18 PB 0.158
4 8 Ladji Doucouré   France 13.24 0.170
5 4 Artur Noga   Poland 13.36 0.169
6 2 Maurice Wignall   Jamaica 13.46 0.163
7 3 Richard Phillips   Jamaica 13.60 0.154
8 9 Jackson Quiñónez   Spain 13.69 0.187

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  2. ^ "Athletics at the 2008 Beijing Summer Games: Men's 110 metres Hurdles". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.