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Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

The Men's 1500 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 15–19 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

Men's 1500 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
DatesAugust 15 (heats)
August 17 (semifinals)
August 19 (final)
Competitors50 from 32 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Asbel Kiprop  Kenya
2nd, silver medalist(s) Nicholas Willis  New Zealand
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mehdi Baala  France
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The qualifying standards were 3:36.60 (A standard) and 3:39.00 (B standard).[2]

The initial winner, Rashid Ramzi of Bahrain, tested positive for the blood-booster CERA and was disqualified on November 18, 2009.[3]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3:26.00 Rome, Italy 14 July 1998
Olympic record   Noah Ngeny (KEN) 3:32.07 Sydney, Australia 29 September 2000

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 (3:36.00) 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 (3:39.00) in the same qualifying period.[4]

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Heat[5] Lane Athlete Country PB SB Time Notes
1 1 Tarek Boukensa   Algeria 3:30.92 3:31.98 3:36.11 Q
1 2 Nicholas Willis   New Zealand 3:32.17 3:33.51 3:36.01 Q
1 3 Javier Carriqueo   Argentina 3:38.62 3:39.36 3:39.36
1 4 Leonel Manzano   United States 3:35.29 3:36.67 3:36.67 Q
1 5 Taylor Milne   Canada 3:36.00 3:36.00 3:41.56
1 6 Juan Luis Barrios   Mexico 3:37.71 3:37.87 DNS
1 7 Mehdi Baala   France 3:28.98 3:32.00 3:35.87 Q
1 8 Youssef Baba   Morocco 3:32.13 3:33.85 3:42.13
1 9 Daham Naim Bashir   Qatar 3:31.04 3:34.77 3:36.05 Q
1 10 Vyacheslav Shabunin   Russia 3:32.28 3:37.99 3:42.53
1 11 Deresse Mekonnen   Ethiopia 3:33.71 3:33.71 3:36.22 Q
1 12 Reyes Estevez   Spain 3:30.57 3:34.98 3:39.62
2 1 Nathan Brannen   Canada 3:34.65 3:34.65 3:41.45 Q
2 2 Juan Carlos Higuero   Spain 3:31.57 3:32.57 3:41.70 Q
2 3 Asbel Kiprop   Kenya 3:31.64 3:31.64 3:41.28 Q
2 4 Mitchell Kealey   Australia 3:36.21 3:36.21 3:46.31
2 5 Bernard Lagat   United States 3:26.34 3:35.14 3:41.98 Q
2 6 Hais Welday   Eritrea 3:37.25 3:37.25 3:45.06
2 7 Ivan Heshko   Ukraine 3:30.33 3:43.95 DNS
2 8 Alistair Cragg   Ireland 3:36.18 3:39.12 3:44.90
2 9 Mohammed Othman Shaween   Saudi Arabia 3:33.90 3:33.90 3:45.82
2 10 Isiah Msibi   Swaziland 3:51.35 3:51.35 3:51.35 PB
2 11 Thomas Lancashire   Great Britain 3:35.33 3:35.33 3:43.40
2 12 Goran Nava   Serbia 3:38.35 3:38.35 3:42.92
2 13 Antar Zerguelaine   Algeria 3:31.95 3:33.32 3:42.30 Q
3 1 David Freeman   Puerto Rico 3:38.90 3:39.70 3:39.70 SB
3 2 Hudson de Souza   Brazil 3:33.25 3:36.89 3:37.06
3 3 Byron Piedra   Ecuador 3:37.88 3:45.17 3:45.57
3 4 Demma Daba   Ethiopia 3:35.27 3:35.27 3:37.78
3 5 Arturo Casado   Spain 3:33.14 3:33.14 3:36.42 Q
3 6 Lopez Lomong   United States 3:36.36 3:36.36 3:36.70 Q
3 7 Abdalaati Iguider   Morocco 3:31.88 3:31.88 3:36.48 Q
3 8 Andrew Baddeley   Great Britain 3:34.36 3:34.36 3:36.47 Q
3 9 Juan van Deventer   South Africa 3:34.46 3:34.46 3:36.32 Q
3 10 Nicholas Kemboi   Kenya 3:33.72 3:35.25 3:41.56
3 11 Tiidrek Nurme   Estonia 3:38.59 3:38.59 3:38.59 PB, NR
3 12 Belal Mansoor Ali   Bahrain 3:31.49 3:33.12 3:36.84 q
3 13 Abdalla Abdelgadir   Sudan 3:38.93 3:38.93 3:47.65
4 1 Mulugeta Wendimu   Ethiopia 3:31.13 3:34.67 3:36.67 q
4 2 Kamal Thamer Ali   Qatar 3:35.56 3:35.56 3:41.08
4 3 Rashid Ramzi   Bahrain 3:29.14 3:32.89 DQ[3]
4 4 Mohamed Moustaoui   Morocco 3:32.06 3:32.06 3:34.80 Q
4 5 Kevin Sullivan   Canada 3:31.71 3:35.78 3:36.05 Q
4 6 Christian Obrist   Italy 3:35.32 3:35.91 3:35.91 Q SB
4 7 Carsten Schlangen   Germany 3:34.99 3:34.99 3:36.34 q
4 8 Chauncy Master   Malawi 3:42.73 3:42.73 3:44.96
4 9 Augustine Kiprono Choge   Kenya 3:31.57 3:31.57 3:35.47 Q
4 10 Mahamoud Farah   Djibouti 3:39.29 3:39.29 3:43.62
4 11 Kamel Boulahfane   Algeria 3:32.44 3:33.33 3:45.59
4 12 Jeffrey Riseley   Australia 3:36.03 3:36.03 3:53.95

SemifinalsEdit

Qual. rule: first 5 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) qualified.[6]

Semifinal 1Edit

17 August 2008 - 21:55

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Asbel Kiprop   Kenya 3:37.04 Q
2 Abdalaati Iguider   Morocco 3:37.21 Q
3 Juan Carlos Higuero   Spain 3:37.31 Q
4 Christian Obrist   Italy 3:37.47 Q
5 Belal Mansoor Ali   Bahrain 3:37.60 Q
6 Juan van Deventer   South Africa 3:37.75 q
7 Daham Najim Bashir   Qatar 3:37.77 q
8 Carsten Schlangen   Germany 3:37.94
9 Nathan Brannen   Canada 3:39.10
10 Mulugeta Wendimu   Ethiopia 3:40.16
11 Antar Zerguelaine   Algeria 3:40.64
12 Lopez Lomong   United States 3:41.00

Semifinal 2Edit

17 August 2008 - 22:04

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mehdi Baala   France 3:37.47 Q
2 Andrew Baddeley   Great Britain 3:37.47 Q
3 Augustine Kiprono Choge   Kenya 3:37.54 Q
4 Nicholas Willis   New Zealand 3:37.54 Q
5 Bernard Lagat   United States 3:37.79
6 Deresse Mekonnen   Ethiopia 3:37.85
7 Tarek Boukensa   Algeria 3:39.73
8 Kevin Sullivan   Canada 3:40.30
9 Mohamed Moustaoui   Morocco 3:40.90
10 Arturo Casado   Spain 3:41.57
11 Leonel Manzano   United States 3:50.33
Rashid Ramzi   Bahrain DQ[3]

FinalEdit

19 August 2008 - 22:50.[7]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
  Asbel Kiprop   Kenya 3:33.11
  Nicholas Willis   New Zealand 3:34.16
  Mehdi Baala   France 3:34.21
4 Juan Carlos Higuero   Spain 3:34.44
5 Abdalaati Iguider   Morocco 3:34.66
6 Juan van Deventer   South Africa 3:34.77
7 Belal Mansoor Ali   Bahrain 3:35.23
8 Andrew Baddeley   Great Britain 3:35.37
9 Augustine Kiprono Choge   Kenya 3:35.50
10 Daham Najim Bashir   Qatar 3:37.68
11 Christian Obrist   Italy 3:39.87
Rashid Ramzi   Bahrain DQ[3]

SplitsEdit

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
400 m Asbel Kiprop   Kenya 56.48
800 m Augustine Kiprono Choge   Kenya 1:56.06
1200 m Augustine Kiprono Choge   Kenya 2:53.67

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ a b c d "IOC sanctions five athletes who competed in Beijing". IOC. Retrieved 2016-11-11.
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "1500 Metres - M. Heats". IAAF. Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-08-13.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-19. Retrieved 2008-08-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Retrieved 2008-08-19.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-08-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) Retrieved 2008-08-19.