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Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

The men's 400 metres hurdles event at the 2016 Summer Olympics took place between 15–18 August at the Olympic Stadium.[1]

Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
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Interior view of the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange, where the Men's 400m hurdles took place.
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates15 August 2016 (heats)
16 August 2016 (semifinal)
18 August 2016 (final)
Competitors48 from 33 nations
Winning time47.73
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Kerron Clement  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Boniface Mucheru Tumuti  Kenya
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Yasmani Copello  Turkey
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SummaryEdit

There were several major absences from the competition: the 2012 Olympic champion Félix Sánchez did not return to defend his title as he had retired, Johnny Dutch (the world-leading athlete that season) had faltered at the American Olympic Trials, and the 2015 World Championships runner-up Denis Kudryavtsev was ineligible due to the Russian team ban for doping. The top contender was Kerron Clement – the 2008 Olympic medallist showing a return of form to place second on the world rankings. The 2012 Olympic minor medallists Javier Culson of Puerto Rico and American Michael Tinsley were other strong entrants, as was the 2016 European Champion Yasmani Copello of Turkey. Nicholas Bett (Kenya's reigning world champion) was present but ranked outside the world's top forty.[2][3]

The final started with a false start. Javier Culson realized his mistake and walked off the track in tears before the disqualification card could be shown to him. On the restart, Yasmani Copello, the Cuban free agent running for Turkey in lane 2 was the first over the first hurdles. By the third barrier, Kerron Clement in 5, Annsert Whyte in 6 and Boniface Mucheru Tumuti in 7 had pulled even. Through the next two hurdles, Clement edged ahead with Whyte just marginally behind him. Through the final turn, Clement pushed his lead out to half a stride over Whyte, with Tumuti very close to Whyte on the outside. By the ninth barrier, Tumuti pulled even with Whyte. Clement was already on the ground after the hurdle before Copello began to rise. Another stride back in a battle to stay out of last place was Thomas Barr. But through what remained of the home straight, Clement began to come back to the field as Tumuti pulled ahead of Whyte, while Barr and Copello was making a final charge at all three. In the run in, Clement strained to successfully hold off Tumuti, to take the gold, while Copello closed strongly, barely holding off a late rush by Barr for bronze as Whyte faded.[4]

Behind Clement, all the other athletes set national records for their countries except last place Haron Koech, who watched Tumuti take the Kenyan record in front of him and Whyte.[5]

The medals were presented by Issa Hayatou, IOC member, Cameroon and Víctor López, Council Member of the IAAF.

RecordsEdit

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

World record   Kevin Young (USA) 46.78 Barcelona, Spain 6 August 1992
Olympic record
2016 World leading   Johnny Dutch (USA) 48.10 Kingston, Jamaica 11 June 2016
Area Time Athlete Nation
Africa (records) 47.10 Samuel Matete   Zambia
Asia (records) 47.53 Hadi Soua'an Al-Somaily   Saudi Arabia
Europe (records) 47.37 Stephane Diagana   France
North, Central America
and Caribbean
(records)
46.78 WR Kevin Young   United States
Oceania (records) 48.28 Rohan Robinson   Australia
South America (records) 47.84 Bayano Kamani   Panama

The following national records were established during the competition:

Country Athlete Round Time Notes
Algeria   Abdelmalik Lahoulou (ALG) Heats 48.62 s
Norway   Karsten Warholm (NOR) Heats 48.49 s
Finland   Oskari Mörö (FIN) Heats 49.04 s
Seychelles   Ned Justeen Azemia (SEY) Heats 50.74 s
Ireland   Thomas Barr (IRL) Semifinals 48.39 s
Kenya   Boniface Mucheru Tumuti (KEN) Final 47.78 s
Turkey   Yasmani Copello (TUR) Final 47.92 s
Ireland   Thomas Barr (IRL) Final 47.97 s
Estonia   Rasmus Mägi (EST) Final 48.40 s

ScheduleEdit

All times are Brasilia Time (UTC-3)

Date Time Round
Monday, 15 August 2016 11:35 Heats
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 21:35 Semifinals
Thursday, 18 August 2016 12:00 Finals

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Qualification rules: first 3 of each heat (Q) plus the 6 fastest times (q) qualified.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes[6]
1 8 Abdelmalik Lahoulou   Algeria 48.62 Q, NR
2 7 Boniface Mucheru Tumuti   Kenya 48.91 Q
3 2 Kerron Clement   United States 49.17 Q
4 4 Yuki Matsushita   Japan 49.60
5 5 Miles Ukaoma   Nigeria 49.84
6 3 Marcio Teles   Brazil 50.41
7 6 Jeffery Gibson   Bahamas 52.77

Heat 2Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Yasmani Copello   Turkey 49.52 Q
2 6 Eric Alejandro   Puerto Rico 49.54 Q
3 1 Mahau Suguimati   Brazil 49.77 Q
4 8 Jaak-Heinrich Jagor   Estonia 49.78
5 2 Kariem Hussein   Switzerland 49.80
6 7 Amadou Ndiaye   Senegal 49.91
7 4 Martin Kucera   Slovakia 51.47
8 3 Maoulida Daroueche   Comoros 52.32

Heat 3Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Karsten Warholm   Norway 48.49 Q, NR
2 3 Javier Culson   Puerto Rico 48.53 Q, SB
3 8 Rasmus Mägi   Estonia 48.55 Q, SB
4 7 Roxroy Cato   Jamaica 48.56 q, SB
5 6 Miloud Rahmani   Algeria 49.73
6 1 Dmitriy Koblov   Kazakhstan 49.87
7 5 José Luis Gaspar   Cuba 50.58
8 4 Ned Justeen Azemia   Seychelles 50.74 NR

Heat 4Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 7 Keisuke Nozawa   Japan 48.62 Q, PB
2 3 Thomas Barr   Ireland 48.93 Q, SB
3 8 Eric Cray   Philippines 49.05 Q
4 4 Jaheel Hyde   Jamaica 49.24 q
5 1 Sergio Fernandez   Spain 49.31 q
6 5 Sebastian Rodger   Great Britain 49.54
7 6 Le Roux Hamman   South Africa 49.72
8 2 Jehue Gordon   Trinidad and Tobago 49.90 SB

Heat 5Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Annsert Whyte   Jamaica 48.37 Q, PB
2 7 Jack Green   Great Britain 48.96 Q, SB
3 4 Byron Robinson   United States 48.98 Q
4 5 Oskari Mörö   Finland 49.04 q, NR
5 2 Michael Bultheel   Belgium 49.37 q, SB
6 3 Kurt Couto   Mozambique 49.74 SB
7 6 Lindsay Hanekom   South Africa 50.22
8 Nicholas Kiplagat Bett   Kenya DQ R168.7b

Heat 6Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Haron Koech   Kenya 48.77 Q, PB
2 8 L.J. Van Zyl   South Africa 49.12 Q
3 5 Andres Silva   Uruguay 49.21 Q, SB
4 7 Jordin Andrade   Cape Verde 49.35 q
5 6 Mohamed Sghaier   Tunisia 50.09 SB
6 1 Michael Tinsley   United States 50.18
7 3 Chen Chieh   Chinese Taipei 50.65
8 2 Patryk Dobek   Poland 50.66

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification rules: first 2 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) qualified.

Semifinal 1Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 8 Kerron Clement   United States 48.26 Q, SB
2 6 Boniface Mucheru Tumuti   Kenya 48.85 Q, SB
3 1 Sergio Fernandez   Spain 48.87
4 5 Abdelmalik Lahoulou   Algeria 49.08
5 2 Jaheel Hyde   Jamaica 49.17
6 3 Keisuke Nozawa   Japan 49.20
7 7 Eric Cray   Philippines 49.37
8 4 Jack Green   Great Britain 49.54

Semifinal 2Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Annsert Whyte   Jamaica 48.32 Q, PB
2 5 Javier Culson   Puerto Rico 48.46 Q, SB
3 6 Yasmani Copello   Turkey 48.61 q
4 7 Rasmus Mägi   Estonia 48.64 q
5 3 L.J. Van Zyl   South Africa 49.00
6 1 Jordin Andrade   Cape Verde 49.32
7 2 Oskari Mörö   Finland 49.75
8 8 Mahau Suguimati   Brazil 49.77

Semifinal 3Edit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Thomas Barr   Ireland 48.39 Q, NR
2 6 Haron Koech   Kenya 48.49 Q, PB
3 7 Byron Robinson   United States 48.65 PB
4 5 Karsten Warholm   Norway 48.81
5 1 Michael Bultheel   Belgium 49.46
6 8 Andres Silva   Uruguay 49.75
7 3 Eric Alejandro   Puerto Rico 49.95
2 Roxroy Cato   Jamaica DQ R168.7a

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Athlete Nationality Reaction Time Notes
  5 Kerron Clement   United States 0.227 47.73 SB
  7 Boniface Mucheru Tumuti   Kenya 0.165 47.78 NR
  2 Yasmani Copello   Turkey 0.186 47.92 NR
4 4 Thomas Barr   Ireland 0.191 47.97 NR
5 6 Annsert Whyte   Jamaica 0.167 48.07 PB
6 1 Rasmus Mägi   Estonia 0.182 48.40 NR
7 8 Haron Koech   Kenya 0.159 49.09
3 Javier Culson   Puerto Rico N/A DQ R162.7

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Men's 400m hurdles". Rio 2016 Organisation. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  2. ^ Minshull, Phil (2016-08-10). Preview: men's 400m hurdles – Rio 2016 Olympic Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-08-14.
  3. ^ senior outdoor 2016 400 Metres Hurdles men. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-08-14.
  4. ^ "Kerron Clement captures gold in 400 hurdles". USA Today. 19 August 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  5. ^ "Rio Olympics 2016: Kerron Clement ends wait for 400m hurdles gold". BBC Sport. 19 August 2016. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  6. ^ "400 Metres Hurdles - M. Heats". rio2016.com. Retrieved 15 August 2016.