1997 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 800 metres

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Events at the
1997 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
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
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
10 km walk women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
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 results of the Men's 800 metres event at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics in Athens, Greece.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Denmark Wilson Kipketer
Denmark (DEN)
Silver Cuba Norberto Téllez
Cuba (CUB)
Bronze United States Rich Kenah
United States (USA)

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

First 4 of each Heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) qualified for the quarterfinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Wilson Kipketer  Denmark 1:46.34 Q
2 1 Hezekiel Sepeng  South Africa 1:46.42 Q
3 2 Norberto Téllez  Cuba 1:46.44 Q
4 2 Panagiotis Stroubakos  Greece 1:46.49 Q
5 2 Andrea Longo  Italy 1:46.79 Q
6 1 Einārs Tupurītis  Latvia 1:46.96 Q
6 2 Mario Vernon-Watson  Jamaica 1:46.96 Q
8 2 Savieri Ngidhi  Zimbabwe 1:46.97 q
9 7 Mark Everett  United States 1:47.10 Q
10 4 Patrick Konchellah  Kenya 1:47.15 Q
10 7 Benson Koech  Kenya 1:47.15 Q
12 3 Marko Koers  Netherlands 1:47.17 Q
13 3 Rich Kenah  United States 1:47.25 Q
14 1 Tor Oivind Odegard  Norway 1:47.33 Q
14 4 David Matthews  Ireland 1:47.33 Q
14 7 Benyounes Lahlou  Morocco 1:47.33 Q
17 7 Babiker Mohammed Yagoub  Sudan 1:47.34 Q
18 3 André Bucher   Switzerland 1:47.44 Q
19 7 Kennedy Osei  Ghana 1:47.45 q
20 2 Ivan Komar  Belarus 1:47.53 q
20 3 José Luíz Barbosa  Brazil 1:47.53 Q
22 4 Marius Van Heerden  South Africa 1:47.56 Q
23 5 Vebjørn Rodal  Norway 1:47.58 Q
24 4 Nathan Kahan  Belgium 1:47.62 Q
25 7 Jose Manuel Cerezo  Spain 1:47.68 q
26 5 Arthemon Hatungimana  Burundi 1:47.73 Q
27 1 Jean-Marc Destine  Haiti 1:47.76
28 3 Michael Wildner  Austria 1:47.77
29 1 Joseph Rakotoarimanana  Madagascar 1:47.86
30 5 Andrew Hart  Great Britain 1:47.98 Q
31 5 Hendrik Mokganyetsi  South Africa 1:48.10 Q
32 3 Sergey Kozhevnikov  Russia 1:48.11
33 5 Pavel Soukup  Czech Republic 1:48.16
34 7 Tim Rogge  Belgium 1:48.38
35 4 Viktors Lacis  Latvia 1:48.65
36 5 Mark Tonks  New Zealand 1:48.85
37 1 Mark Sesay  Great Britain 1:49.00
38 6 Patrick Ndururi  Kenya 1:49.51 Q
39 6 Lukáš Vydra  Czech Republic 1:50.08 Q
40 2 Ali Khazaal  Lebanon 1:50.66
41 7 Alex Morgan  Jamaica 1:50.83
42 2 Vanco Stojanov  Macedonia 1:52.65
43 3 Mohamed Haidara  Bahrain 1:53.56
44 5 Adoum Terap  Chad 1:54.01
45 6 Adem Hecini  Algeria 1:55.25 Q
46 5 Manlio Molinari  San Marino 1:55.89
47 1 Cherif Baba Aidara  Mauritania 1:56.85
48 6 Brandon Rock  United States 1:58.05 Q
49 4 Liam Byrne  Gibraltar 2:00.18
50 6 Cuthbert Modeste  Saint Lucia 2:01.24
3 Giuseppe D'Urso  Italy DNF
4 Mahjoub Haida  Morocco DNF
6 Paul Walker  Great Britain DNF
4 Julius Achon  Uganda DNS
6 Mahdi Moullai  Iran DNS
6 Graham Hood  Canada DNS

Quarterfinals[edit]

First 3 of each Heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) qualified for the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Norberto Téllez  Cuba 1:44.82 Q
2 2 Hezekiel Sepeng  South Africa 1:44.91 Q, SB
3 2 Mark Everett  United States 1:44.95 Q
4 2 Adem Hecini  Algeria 1:45.19 q, SB
5 2 André Bucher   Switzerland 1:45.33 q, PB
6 2 Tor Oivind Odegard  Norway 1:45.42 q, PB
7 4 Wilson Kipketer  Denmark 1:45.54 Q
8 2 Babiker Mohammed Yagoub  Sudan 1:45.73 q, PB
9 4 Panagiotis Stroubakos  Greece 1:45.94 Q
10 4 Kennedy Osei  Ghana 1:46.00 Q
11 3 Vebjørn Rodal  Norway 1:46.43 Q
12 3 Patrick Konchellah  Kenya 1:46.43 Q
13 4 Hendrik Mokganyetsi  South Africa 1:46.45
14 3 Rich Kenah  United States 1:46.48 Q
15 1 Marko Koers  Netherlands 1:46.52 Q
16 1 Patrick Ndururi  Kenya 1:46.56 Q
17 4 Andrea Longo  Italy 1:46.60
18 1 Benyounes Lahlou  Morocco 1:46.63 Q
19 3 Arthemon Hatungimana  Burundi 1:46.64
20 2 David Matthews  Ireland 1:46.66
21 1 Savieri Ngidhi  Zimbabwe 1:46.92
22 3 Einārs Tupurītis  Latvia 1:46.97
23 4 Brandon Rock  United States 1:47.13
24 3 Marius Van Heerden  South Africa 1:47.20
25 3 José Luíz Barbosa  Brazil 1:47.30
26 1 Lukáš Vydra  Czech Republic 1:47.56
27 3 Andrew Hart  Great Britain 1:48.03
28 1 Nathan Kahan  Belgium 1:48.66
29 4 José Manuel Cerezo  Spain 1:48.90
30 1 Mario Vernon-Watson  Jamaica 1:49.52
31 1 Ivan Komar  Belarus 1:50.17
4 Benson Koech  Kenya DNS

Semifinals[edit]

First 4 of each Semifinal qualified directly (Q) for the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Patrick Konchellah  Kenya 1:45.07 Q
2 1 Norberto Téllez  Cuba 1:45.37 Q
3 1 Vebjørn Rodal  Norway 1:45.41 Q
4 1 Mark Everett  United States 1:45.94 Q
5 1 Adem Hecini  Algeria 1:46.02
6 1 Mohammed Yagoub Babiker  Sudan 1:46.09
7 2 Wilson Kipketer  Denmark 1:46.14 Q
8 2 Rich Kenah  United States 1:46.37 Q
9 1 Benyounes Lahlou  Morocco 1:46.42
10 2 Patrick Ndururi  Kenya 1:46.50 Q
11 2 Marko Koers  Netherlands 1:46.62 Q
12 2 Kennedy Osei  Ghana 1:46.78
13 1 Panagiotis Stroubakos  Greece 1:46.81
14 2 André Bucher   Switzerland 1:46.88
15 2 Hezekiel Sepeng  South Africa 1:47.00
16 2 Tor Oivind Odegard  Norway 1:47.83

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Wilson Kipketer  Denmark 1:43.38
2 Norberto Téllez  Cuba 1:44.00 SB
3 Rich Kenah  United States 1:44.25 PB
4 Patrick Konchellah  Kenya 1:44.26
5 Vebjørn Rodal  Norway 1:44.53
6 Marko Koers  Netherlands 1:44.85
7 Patrick Ndururi  Kenya 1:45.24
8 Mark Everett  United States 1:49.02

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