1983 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 400 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
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
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 400 metres event at the 1983 IAAF World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. There were a total number of 55 participating athletes, with seven qualifying heats and the final held on 10 August 1983.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Jamaica Bert Cameron
Jamaica (JAM)
Silver United States Michael Franks
United States (USA)
Bronze United States Sunder Nix
United States (USA)

Records[edit]

Existing records at the start of the event.

World Record  Lee Evans (USA) 43.86 Mexico City, Mexico October 18, 1968
Championship Record New event

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Bert Cameron (JAM) 45.05
Med 2.png  Michael Franks (USA) 45.22
Med 3.png  Sunder Nix (USA) 45.24
4.  Erwin Skamrahl (FRG) 45.37
5.  Hartmut Weber (FRG) 45.49
6.  Thomas Schönlebe (GDR) 45.50
7.  Michael Paul (TRI) 45.80
8.  Gerson A. Souza (BRA) 45.91

Semifinals[edit]

  • Held on Tuesday 1983-08-09
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Michael Franks (USA) 45.44
2.  Hartmut Weber (FRG) 45.61
3.  Thomas Schönlebe (GDR) 45.67
4.  Michael Paul (TRI) 45.83
5.  Ján Tomko (TCH) 46.03
6.  Todd Bennett (GBR) 46.11
7.  Darren Clark (AUS) 46.36
8.  Martin Weppler (FRG) 46.55


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Bert Cameron (JAM) 45.48
2.  Erwin Skamrahl (FRG) 45.61
3.  Gerson A. Souza (BRA) 45.63
4.  Sunder Nix (USA) 45.73
5.  Viktor Markin (URS) 45.73
6.  Douglas Hinds (CAN) 46.52
7.  Moses Kyeswa (UGA) 46.79
8.  Philip Brown (GBR) 46.81

Quarterfinals[edit]

  • Held on Monday 1983-08-08
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Michael Franks (USA) 45.57
2.  Philip Brown (GBR) 45.80
3.  Thomas Schönlebe (GDR) 45.86
4.  Martin Weppler (FRG) 46.12
5.  Gary Minihan (AUS) 46.32
6.  Mike Okot (UGA) 46.38
7.  Christopher Madzokere (ZIM) 46.74
 Dušan Malovec (TCH) DNF


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Bert Cameron (JAM) 45.76
2.  Darren Clark (AUS) 45.84
3.  Erwin Skamrahl (FRG) 45.90
4.  Gerson A. Souza (BRA) 45.94
5.  Gabriel Tiacoh (CIV) 46.22
6.  Eliot Tabron (USA) 46.54
7.  Isidro del Prado (PHI) 46.71
8.  Matti Rusanen (FIN) 47.69


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Hartmut Weber (FRG) 46.01
2.  Moses Kyeswa (UGA) 46.31
3.  Michael Paul (TRI) 46.44
4.  Douglas Hinds (CAN) 46.62
5.  Susumu Takano (JPN) 47.06
6.  James Atuti (KEN) 47.59
7.  Oddur Sigurdsson (ISL) 48.09
 Marcel Arnold (SUI) DNS


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Viktor Markin (URS) 46.16
2.  Sunder Nix (USA) 46.19
3.  Ján Tomko (TCH) 46.24
4.  Todd Bennett (GBR) 46.39
5.  Hector Daley (PAN) 46.42
6.  Eric Josjö (SWE) 46.97
7.  Sándor Vasvári (HUN) 47.34
 Hassan El Kachief (SUD) DNF

Qualifying heats[edit]

  • Held on Sunday 1983-08-07
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Sunder Nix (USA) 46.19
2.  Gerson A. Souza (BRA) 46.43
3.  Philip Brown (GBR) 46.60
4.  Isidro del Prado (PHI) 46.92
5.  Aldo Canti (FRA) 47.50
6.  Gordan Hinds (BAR) 47.55
7.  Kenrick Camerud (SKN) 49.68
 Paiwa Bogela (PNG) DNS


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Bert Cameron (JAM) 46.11
2.  Ján Tomko (TCH) 46.17
3.  Thomas Schönlebe (GDR) 46.23
4.  Sándor Vasvári (HUN) 46.69
5.  Abu Alhassan (GHA) 48.14
6.  Salem Khalil Ibrahim (UAE) 48.16
7.  Ali Al Harazi (YEM) 59.67
 Angel Heras (ESP) DQ


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Erwin Skamrahl (FRG) 46.31
2.  Todd Bennett (GBR) 46.58
3.  Douglas Hinds (CAN) 46.64
4.  Gary Minihan (AUS) 46.90
5.  James Atuti (KEN) 46.95
6.  Dean Greenaway (IVB) 48.26
 Emmanuel Bitanga (CMR) DNS


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Michael Paul (TRI) 46.33
2.  Moses Kyeswa (UGA) 46.35
3.  Susumu Takano (JPN) 46.66
4.  Eliot Tabron (USA) 46.68
5.  Marcel Arnold (SUI) 47.44
6.  David Sawyerr (SLE) 49.29
7.  Lenford O'Garro (VIN) 50.25
 Nafi Ahmed Mersal (EGY) DNF


RANK HEAT 5 TIME
1.  Martin Weppler (FRG) 46.32
2.  Hassan El Kachief (SUD) 46.61
3.  Viktor Markin (URS) 46.74
4.  Gabriel Tiacoh (CIV) 47.11
5.  Hector Daley (PAN) 47.19
6.  Eric Josjö (SWE) 47.25
7.  Jean-Marie Rudasinqwa (RWA) 50.52
 Allan Ingraham (BAH) DNS


RANK HEAT 6 TIME
1.  Michael Franks (USA) 46.16
2.  Oddur Sigurdsson (ISL) 47.09
3.  Christopher Madzokere (ZIM) 47.17
4.  Dušan Malovec (TCH) 47.35
5.  Moussa Fall (SEN) 47.72
6.  Joseph Ramotshabi (BOT) 48.35
7.  Agripa Mwausegha (MAW) 49.02
 Sunday Uti (NGR) DQ


RANK HEAT 7 TIME
1.  Hartmut Weber (FRG) 45.74
2.  Darren Clark (AUS) 46.26
3.  Mike Okot (UGA) 46.69
4.  Matti Rusanen (FIN) 47.37
5.  Adram M'Kumi (TAN) 49.22
6.  Clive Williams (BIZ) 51.82
 Mike Solomon (TRI) DNS
 Roberto Ribaud (ITA) DQ

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