2009 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 800 metres

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Events at the
2009 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 women
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
 

The men's 800 metres at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Olympic Stadium on 20, 21 and 23 August.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Mbulaeni Mulaudzi
 South Africa
Alfred Kirwa Yego
 Kenya
Yusuf Saad Kamel
 Bahrain

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the following records were as follows.

World record  Wilson Kipketer (DEN) 1:41.11 Cologne, Germany 24 August 1997
Championship record  Billy Konchellah (KEN) 1:43.06 Rome, Italy 1 September 1987
World leading  Abubaker Kaki Khamis (SUD) 1:43.09 Doha, Qatar 8 May 2009
African record  Sammy Koskei (KEN) 1:42.28 Cologne, Germany 26 August 1984
Asian record  Yusuf Saad Kamel (BHR) 1:42.79 Monaco 29 July 2008
North American record  Johnny Gray (USA) 1:42.60 Koblenz, West Germany 28 August 1985
South American record  Joaquim Cruz (BRA) 1:41.77 Cologne, Germany 26 August 1984
European record  Wilson Kipketer (DEN) 1:41.11 Cologne, Germany 24 August 1997
Oceanian record  Peter Snell (NZL) 1:44.3 Christchurch, New Zealand 3 February 1962

Qualification standards[edit]

A time B time
1:45.40 1:46.60

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
20 August 2009 11:45 Heats
21 August 2009 20:30 Semifinals
23 August 2009 17:25 Final

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 3 fastest (q) advance to the semi-finals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Gary Reed  Canada 1:45.76 Q
2 3 Yuriy Borzakovskiy  Russia 1:45.86 Q
3 7 Jackson Mumbwa Kivuva  Kenya 1:46.17 Q
4 3 Jeff Lastennet  France 1:46.30 Q, PB
5 7 Bram Som  Netherlands 1:46.33 Q
6 7 Amine Laâlou  Morocco 1:46.38 Q
7 1 Mbulaeni Mulaudzi  South Africa 1:46.40 Q
8 1 Abubaker Kaki Khamis  Sudan 1:46.41 Q
9 4 Yusuf Saad Kamel  Bahrain 1:46.43 Q, SB
10 4 Asbel Kiprop  Kenya 1:46.52 Q
11 3 Samson Ngoepe  South Africa 1:46.54 q
12 1 Fabiano Peçanha  Brazil 1:46.68 Q
12 7 Moise Joseph  Haiti 1:46.68 q
14 7 Adam Kszczot  Poland 1:46.70 q
15 4 Khadevis Robinson  United States 1:46.79 Q
16 7 Dmitrijs Jurkevics  Latvia 1:46.90 SB
17 3 Ryan Brown  United States 1:46.92
18 4 Lukas Rifesser  Italy 1:47.07
19 2 Nick Symmonds  United States 1:47.12 Q
20 2 Belal Mansoor Ali  Bahrain 1:47.16 Q
21 2 Ismail Ahmed Ismail  Sudan 1:47.20 Q
22 4 Kléberson Davide  Brazil 1:47.51
23 1 Sajjad Moradi  Iran 1:47.68 SB
24 6 David Rudisha  Kenya 1:47.83 Q
25 7 Pablo Solares  Mexico 1:47.96 SB
26 2 Mattias Claesson  Sweden 1:48.02
27 6 Yeimer López  Cuba 1:48.04 Q
28 2 Thomas Chamney  Ireland 1:48.09
29 2 Prince Mumba  Zambia 1:48.13
30 3 Mike Schumacher  Luxembourg 1:48.18 PB
31 6 Michael Rimmer  Great Britain 1:48.20 Q
32 6 Abdoulaye Wagne  Senegal 1:48.22
33 4 Mahamoud Farah  Djibouti 1:48.23
34 5 Alfred Kirwa Yego  Kenya 1:48.32 Q
35 5 Tamás Kazi  Hungary 1:48.40 Q
36 5 Marcin Lewandowski  Poland 1:48.41 Q
37 5 Mohammed Al-Salhi  Saudi Arabia 1:48.43
37 6 Dmitrijs Miļkevičs  Latvia 1:48.43
39 5 Luis Alberto Marco  Spain 1:48.47
40 1 Abraham Chepkirwok  Uganda 1:48.57
41 1 Eduard Villanueva  Venezuela 1:48.61
42 5 Jozef Repcìk  Slovakia 1:48.73
43 6 Mohammad Al-Azemi  Kuwait 1:51.73
44 5 Evans Pinto  Bolivia 1:52.23
45 2 Ilija Ranitović  Montenegro 1:53.17
46 3 Robin Schembera  Germany 1:54.47
47 5 Arnold Sorina  Vanuatu 2:00.13 SB
48 2 Iulio Lafai  Samoa 2:03.51 SB
1 Manuel Olmedo  Spain DNF
4 Ali Al-Deraan  Saudi Arabia DNS
6 Nadjim Manseur  Algeria DNS

Key: NR = National record, Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place, SB = Seasonal best

Semifinals[edit]

Qualification: First 2 in each semifinal (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Yusuf Saad Kamel  Bahrain 1:45.01 Q, SB
2 2 Yuriy Borzakovskiy  Russia 1:45.16 Q
3 2 Alfred Kirwa Yego  Kenya 1:45.22 q, SB
4 2 Mbulaeni Mulaudzi  South Africa 1:45.26 q
5 3 Amine Laâlou  Morocco 1:45.27 Q
6 3 Yeimer López  Cuba 1:45.33 Q
7 3 David Rudisha  Kenya 1:45.40
8 3 Gary Reed  Canada 1:45.60
9 3 Moise Joseph  Haiti 1:45.87 SB
10 2 Khadevis Robinson  United States 1:45.91
11 3 Fabiano Peçanha  Brazil 1:45.94
12 1 Nick Symmonds  United States 1:45.96 Q
13 1 Jackson Mumbwa Kivuva  Kenya 1:46.32 Q
14 2 Adam Kszczot  Poland 1:46.33
15 1 Belal Mansoor Ali  Bahrain 1:46.57
16 3 Michael Rimmer  Great Britain 1:46.77
17 1 Tamás Kazi  Hungary 1:47.01
18 3 Samson Ngoepe  South Africa 1:49.03
19 2 Asbel Kiprop  Kenya 1:52.05
20 1 Jeff Lastennet  France 1:57.43
21 1 Marcin Lewandowski  Poland 2:01.62 X
1 Abubaker Kaki Khamis  Sudan DNF
1 Bram Som  Netherlands DNF, X
2 Ismail Ahmed Ismail  Sudan DNF

X: In the first semifinals heat, Marcin Lewandowski fell over Bram Som who had tripped over Abubaker Kaki, who had fallen on his own account. After a protest, both Lewandowski and Som were allowed to compete in the final.

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mbulaeni Mulaudzi  South Africa 1:45.29
2 Alfred Kirwa Yego  Kenya 1:45.35
3 Yusuf Saad Kamel  Bahrain 1:45.35
4 Yuriy Borzakovskiy  Russia 1:45.57
5 Amine Laâlou  Morocco 1:45.66
6 Nick Symmonds  United States 1:45.71
7 Bram Som  Netherlands 1:45.86
8 Marcin Lewandowski  Poland 1:46.17
9 Jackson Mumbwa Kivuva  Kenya 1:46.39
10 Yeimer López  Cuba 1:47.80

References[edit]

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