Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres

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Men's 400 metres
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Alonzo Babers finish.JPEG
Alonzo Babers winning the gold medal
Venue Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Dates 4 to 8 August
Competitors 76
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Ivory Coast
Bronze medal    United States
Athletics at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
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
Wheelchair races

The Men's 400 metres at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California had an entry list of 76 competitors, with ten qualifying heats (76), four quarterfinals (32) and two semi-finals (16), before the final (7) took off.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Alonzo Babers
United States (USA)
Silver  Gabriel Tiacoh
Ivory Coast (CIV)
Bronze  Antonio McKay
United States (USA)

Abbreviations[edit]

Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics.

World Record 43.86 United States Lee Evans Mexico City (MEX) October 18, 1968
Olympic Record 43.86 United States Lee Evans Mexico City (MEX) October 18, 1968

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Alonzo Babers (USA) 44.27
Med 2.png  Gabriel Tiacoh (CIV) 44.54
Med 3.png  Antonio McKay (USA) 44.71
4.  Darren Clark (AUS) 44.75
5.  Sunder Nix (USA) 44.75
6.  Sunday Uti (NGR) 44.93
7.  Innocent Egbunike (NGR) 45.35.

Semifinals[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Innocent Egbunike (NGR) 45.16
2.  Alonzo Babers (USA) 45.17
3.  Darren Clark (AUS) 45.26
4.  Sunder Nix (USA) 45.41
5.  Aldo Canti (FRA) 45.59
6.  Michael Paul (TRI) 45.60
7.  Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 45.69
8.  Susumu Takana (JPN) 45.88.


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Gabriel Tiacoh (CIV) 44.64
2.  Sunday Uti (NGR) 44.83
3.  Antonio McKay (USA) 44.92
4.  Bertland Cameron (JAM) 45.10
5.  Bruce Frayne (AUS) 45.21
6.  Elvis Forde (BAR) 45.32 (NR)
7.  David Kitur (KEN) 45.62
8.  Dave Lishebo (ZAM) 45.97.

Quarterfinals[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Antonio McKay (USA) 44.72
2.  Darren Clark (AUS) 44.77
3.  Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 45.43
4.  Dave Lishebo (ZAM) 45.57
5.  John Anzarah (KEN) 45.67
6.  Devon Morris (JAM) 46.14
7.  Allan Ingraham (BAH) 46.14
8.  David Peltier (BAR) 46.48.


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Innoncent Egbunike (NGR) 45.26
2.  Sunder Nix (USA) 45.31
3.  Elvis Forde (BAR) 45.60
4.  Aldo Canti (FRA) 45.64
5.  Angel Heras (ESP) 45.88
6.  Marcel Arnold (SUI) 46.10
7.  Philip Brown (GBR) 46.63
8.  Anton Skerritt (TRI) 46.93.


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Alonzo Babers (USA) 44.75
2.  Sunday Uti (NGR) 45.01
3.  Bertland Cameron (JAM) 45.16
4.  Bruce Frayne (AUS) 45.35
5.  Todd Bennett (GBR) 45.51
6.  Antonio Sánchez (ESP) 45.79
7.  Oddur Sigurdsson (ISL) 46.07
8.  Doug Hinds (CAN) 46.19.


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Gabriel Tiacoh (CIV) 45.15
2.  David Kitur (KEN) 45.78
3.  Michael Paul (TRI) 45.84
4.  Susumu Takano (JPN) 45.91
5.  Erwin Skamrahl (FRG) 46.39
6.  Mark Senior (JAM) 46.50
7.  Gerson Souza (BRA) 46.65
8.  Isidro del Prado (PHI) 46.71.

Preliminary Heats[edit]

Alonzo Babers wins heat of the 400 meters.
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Dave Lishebo (ZAM) 46.20
2.  David Peltier (BAR) 46.57
3.  Allan Ingraham (BAH) 46.72
4.  Boubacar Diallo (SEN) 46.73
5.  Dean Greenaway (IVB) 47.33
6.  Evaldo Rosa Silva (BRA) 47.55
7.  Ibrahim Okash Omar (SOM) 47.91 (NR)
8.  Issaka Hassane (CHA) 49.64


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Gabriel Tiacoh (CIV) 45.96
2.  David Kitur (KEN) 46.25
3.  Marcel Arnold (SUI) 46.46
4.  Gary Minihan (AUS) 46.93
5.  Nordin Jadi (MAS) 47.12
6.  Tommy Johansson (SWE) 47.77
7.  Daniel Andre (MRI) 49.09
8.  Faustin Butera (RWA) 51.41.
RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Innocent Egbunike (NGR) 46.63
2.  Mark Senior (JAM) 46.73
3.  Gerson Souza (BRA) 47.02
4.  Manuel Ramirez-Caicedo (COL) 47.17
5.  Bryan Saunders (CAN) 47.40
6.  Mohammed Almaliki (OMA) 47.61
7.  Meesaq Rizvi (PAK) 49.58.
RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Bertland Cameron (JAM) 46.14
2.  Oddur Sigurdsson (ISL) 46.30
3.  Doug Hinds (CAN) 46.42
4.  Richard Louis (BAR) 46.70
5.  Jean Didace Bemou (CGO) 47.26
6.  Hector LLatser (FRA) 47.30
7.  Phillip Pipersburg (BIZ) 48.04
8.  Alberto Lopez-Davila (GUA) 52.21.
RANK HEAT 5 TIME
1.  Alonzo Babers (USA) 45.81
2.  Michael Paul (TRI) 46.18
3.  Philip Brown (GBR) 46.26
4.  Moses Kyeswa (UGA) 46.78
5.  Tim Bethune (CAN) 46.98
6.  Joseph Ramotshabi (BOT) 48.11
7.  Dawda Jallow (GAM) 48.36
8.  René Lopez Escobar (ESA) 48.71.
RANK HEAT 6 TIME
1.  Bruce Frayne (AUS) 46.08
2.  Aldo Canti (FRA) 46.14
3.  Susumu Takano (JPN) 46.26
4.  Nafee Mersal (EGY) 46.46
5.  Alfred Browne (ANT) 47.29
6.  Rashed Jerbeh (UAE) 48.71
7.  Siegfried Cruden (SUR) 50.07.
RANK HEAT 7 TIME
1.  Sunder Nix (USA) 45.42
2.  Elvis Forde (BAR) 45.47
3.  Antonio Sánchez (ESP) 46.03
5.  James Atuti (KEN) 47.04
6.  Adje-Adjeoda Vignon (TOG) 47.43
7.  Lapule Tamean (PNG) 47.60
8.  Pushpa Raj Ojha (NEP) 52.12.
RANK HEAT 8 TIME
1.  Antonio McKay (USA) 45.55
2.  John Anzarah (KEN) 46.12
3.  Isidro del Prado (PHI) 46.82
4.  Leonardo Lolorte (MOZ) 47.07
5.  Joseph Rodan (FIJ) 49.00
6.  Agripa Mwausegha (MAW) 49.12
7.  Charles Moses (GHA) 50.39.
RANK HEAT 9 TIME
1.  Erwin Skamrahl (FRG) 45.94
2.  Angel Heras (ESP) 46.06
3.  Todd Bennett (GBR) 46.09
4.  Yann Quentrec (FRA) 46.94
5.  Wilson David Santos (BRA) 47.55
6.  Mark Handelsman (ISR) 48.17
7.  Chris Madzokere (ZIM) 48.49
8.  Arsene Randriamahazoman (MAD) 48.86.
RANK HEAT 10 TIME
1.  Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 45.64
2.  Darren Clark (AUS) 45.68
3.  Sunday Uti (NGR) 45.74
4.  Devon Morris (JAM) 45.80
5.  Mike Okot (UGA) 46.68
6.  Samuel Sarkpa (LBR) 47.65
7.  Mama Moluh (CMR) 48.90.

In popular culture[edit]

In the UK TV show Little Britain, character Denver Mills is credited as having won the silver medal in the 400 metres at the 1984 Olympics.

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