1983 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 1500 metres

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Events at the
1983 World Championships
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
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Marathon men women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
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Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
 

These are the official results of the men's 1500 metres event at the 1983 IAAF World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. There were a total number of 52 participating athletes, with four qualifying heats, two semi-finals and the final held on Sunday 14 August 1983.

Medalists[edit]

Gold United Kingdom Steve Cram
Great Britain (GBR)
Silver United States Steve Scott
United States (USA)
Bronze Morocco Saïd Aouita
Morocco (MAR)

Records[edit]

Existing records at the start of the event.

World Record  Steve Ovett (GBR) 3:31.36 Koblenz, West Germany August 27, 1980
Championship Record New event

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Steve Cram (GBR) 3:41.59
Med 2.png  Steve Scott (USA) 3:41.87
Med 3.png  Saïd Aouita (MAR) 3:42.02
4.  Steve Ovett (GBR) 3:42.34
5.  José Manuel Abascal (ESP) 3:42.47
6.  Pierre Délèze (SUI) 3:43.69
7.  Andreas Busse (GDR) 3:43.72
8.  Dragan Zdravković (YUG) 3:43.75
9.  John Walker (NZL) 3:44.24
10.  Jan Kubista (TCH) 3:44.30
11.  Uwe Becker (FRG) 3:45.09
12.  Mike Boit (KEN) 3:46.46

Semi-Finals[edit]

  • Held on Saturday 13 August 1983
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Steve Scott (USA) 3:36.43
2.  Saïd Aouita (MAR) 3:36.43
3.  Jan Kubista (TCH) 3:37.12
4.  Uwe Becker (FRG) 3:37.27
5.  Andreas Busse (GDR) 3:37.54
6.  José Luis González (ESP) 3:38.77
7.  Niels Kim Hjorth (DEN) 3:39.75
8.  Abderrahmane Morceli (ALG) 3:39.88
9.  Stefano Mei (ITA) 3:41.78
10.  Graham Williamson (GBR) 3:45.84
11.  Frank O'Mara (IRL) 3:47.10
 Robert Nemeth (AUT) DNF


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Steve Cram (GBR) 3:35.77
2.  Steve Ovett (GBR) 3:36.26
3.  José Manuel Abascal (ESP) 3:36.35
4.  Pierre Délèze (SUI) 3:36.37
5.  John Walker (NZL) 3:36.52
6.  Dragan Zdravković (YUG) 3:37.31
7.  Mike Boit (KEN) 3:37.75
8.  Claudio Patrignani (ITA) 3:38.36
9.  Sydney Maree (USA) 3:38.65
10.  Piotr Kurek (POL) 3:39.54
11.  Ray Flynn (IRL) 3:40.26
12.  Eddy Stevens (BEL) 3:42.63
13.  Tom Byers (USA) 3:43.97

Qualifying heats[edit]

  • Held on Friday 12 August 1983
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Pierre Délèze (SUI) 3:42.28
2.  Sydney Maree (USA) 3:43.13
3.  Uwe Becker (FRG) 3:43.18
4.  Ray Flynn (IRL) 3:43.27
5.  João Campos (POR) 3:43.44
6.  Kipkoech Cheruiyot (KEN) 3:43.58
7.  Nikolay Kirov (URS) 3:43.77
8.  Jan Persson (SWE) 3:43.83
9.  Dave Reid (CAN) 3:45.08
10.  Mohamed Neji Henkiri (TUN) 3:45.90
11.  Jama Aden (SOM) 3:46.87
12.  Tisbite Rakotoarisoa (MAD) 3:52.91
13.  Luis Munguia (NCA) 4:02.06


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Steve Cram (GBR) 3:40.17
2.  Saïd Aouita (MAR) 3:40.39
3.  Frank O'Mara (IRL) 3:40.53
4.  John Walker (NZL) 3:40.67
5.  Piotr Kurek (POL) 3:40.96
6.  Niels Kim Hjorth (DEN) 3:41.29
7.  Peter Wirz (SUI) 3:41.69
8.  Philippe Dien (FRA) 3:43.15
9.  Spyros Spyrou (GRE) 3:43.94
10.  Paul Rugut (KEN) 3:46.00
11.  Jimmy Igohe (TAN) 3:48.58
12.  Charlie Oliver (SOL) 4:18.24
 Mehdi Aidet (ALG) DNS


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Andreas Busse (GDR) 3:38.65
2.  Steve Ovett (GBR) 3:39.00
3.  Dragan Zdravković (YUG) 3:39.18
4.  Jan Kubista (TCH) 3:39.20
5.  Tom Byers (USA) 3:39.41
6.  Eddy Stevens (BEL) 3:39.77
7.  Stefano Mei (ITA) 3:39.93
8.  José Luis González (ESP) 3:41.29
9.  Pascal Thiebaut (FRA) 3:41.51
10.  Amar Brahmia (ALG) 3:42.75
11.  Omer Khalifa (SUD) 3:48.23
12.  John Chappory (GIB) 3:56.92
13.  Jean-Marie Rudasinqwa (RWA) 3:57.49


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Steve Scott (USA) 3:37.87
2.  José Manuel Abascal (ESP) 3:38.06
3.  Claudio Patrignani (ITA) 3:38.35
4.  Graham Williamson (GBR) 3:38.99
5.  Abderrahmane Morceli (ALG) 3:39.77
6.  Robert Nemeth (AUT) 3:39.93
7.  Mike Boit (KEN) 3:40.06
8.  Antti Loikkanen (FIN) 3:44.47
9.  Sermet Timurlenk (TUR) 3:46.74
10.  Mohammed Darwish (IRQ) 3:50.04
11.  Ibrahim Malallah (QAT) 3:52.05
12.  Masini Situ-Kubanza (ZAI) 4:06.44
13.  Sekou Camara (GUI) 4:08.46

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