2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics – Boys' 400 metres

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Events at the
2009 World Youth
Championships in Athletics

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Track events
100 m   boys   girls
200 m boys girls
400 m boys girls
800 m boys girls
1500 m boys girls
3000 m boys girls
100 m hurdles girls
110 m hurdles boys
400 m hurdles boys girls
2000 m
steeplechase
boys girls
Medley relay boys girls
5000 m walk girls
10,000 m walk boys
Field events
Long jump boys girls
Triple jump boys girls
High jump boys girls
Pole vault boys girls
Shot put boys girls
Discus throw boys girls
Javelin throw boys girls
Hammer throw boys girls
Combined events
Heptathlon girls
Decathlon boys

The Boys' 400 metres at the 2009 World Youth Championships in Athletics was held at the Brixen-Bressanone Sport Arena on 8, 9, and 10 July.[1] The event was won by Kirani James of the Grenada, who also won the 200 metres.[2]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Kirani James
 Grenada
Joshua Mance
 United States
Awad El Karim Makki
 Sudan

Records[edit]

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

World Youth Best  Obea Moore (USA) 45.14 Santiago, Chile 2 September 1995
Championship Record  Nagmeldin Ali Abubakr (SUD) 46.10 Sherbrooke, Canada 12 July 2003
World Youth Leading  Kirani James (GRN) 45.45 Vieux Fort, St. Lucia 11 April 2009

Kirani James set a new Championship Record and World Youth Leading in the final.

Heats[edit]

Qualification rule: first 2 of each heat (Q) plus the 4 fastest times (q) qualified.

Semifinals[edit]

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

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 6 Javere Bell  Jamaica 48.03 Q
2 8 Varg Königsmark  Germany 48.04 Q
3 3 Alexander Beck  Australia 48.17
4 2 Leandro de Araújo  Brazil 48.19
5 5 Anthony Chemut  Kenya 48.60
6 4 Lestrod Roland  Saint Kitts and Nevis 48.61
7 7 Mohamed Chetoui  Algeria 49.40
8 1 Nadir Abdelrahman  Sudan 49.85

Key: PB = Personal best, SB = Seasonal best

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Kirani James  Grenada 46.43 Q
2 3 Joshua Mance  United States 46.65 Q
3 4 Nathan Wake  Great Britain 46.86 q, PB
4 6 Shogo Momiki  Japan 47.51 q
5 7 Hadi Nsamba  Uganda 48.05 PB
6 8 Deon Lendore  Trinidad and Tobago 48.20 PB
7 1 Benjamin Ayesu-Attah  Canada 48.72
8 2 Michael Kruger  South Africa 48.89

Key: PB = Personal best, SB = Seasonal best

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Awad El Karim Makki  Sudan 47.49 Q, SB
2 6 Frazer Wickes  New Zealand 48.05 Q
3 4 Jacques de Swardt  South Africa 48.29
4 3 Ko Kayada  Japan 48.59
5 1 Greg Louden  Great Britain 48.71
6 2 Bertrán Alcaraz  Spain 49.63
7 7 Nathan Kibiwot  Kenya 50.04
8 8 Davide Re  Italy 50.63

Key: PB = Personal best, SB = Seasonal best

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Kirani James  Grenada 45.24 PB, CR, WYL
2 4 Joshua Mance  United States 46.22 PB
3 6 Awad El Karim Makki  Sudan 47.15 SB
4 2 Nathan Wake  Great Britain 47.20
5 7 Frazer Wickes  New Zealand 47.66
6 5 Javere Bell  Jamaica 47.89 PB
7 1 Shogo Momiki  Japan 48.01
8 8 Varg Königsmark  Germany 48.12

Key: PB = Personal best, SB = Seasonal best, CR = Championship record, WYL = World Youth Leading

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