Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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Men's 1500 metres
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
Venue Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc
Winning time 3:40.12
Medalists
Gold medal    Spain
Silver medal    Morocco
Bronze medal    Qatar
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1992 Summer Olympics
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These are the official results of the men's 1500 metres event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. There were a total number of 51 participating athletes, with four qualifying heats.

Most of the eyes were on reigning world champion Noureddine Morceli, who hovered in the middle of the pack, while Joseph Chesire led most of the race, marked by Jens-Peter Herold through a slow race of 62.25 and 64.58 for the first two laps, setting up a fast finish. A step behind the leaders, as the pace quickened going into the final lap, home team favorite Fermín Cacho who had been strategically watching the field, pushed the final backstretch to move up on Chesire. Passing on the inside with just over 200 to go, Cacho accelerated and was surprised Chesire was not able to mount a challenge. Charging out into a big lead around the turn, Cacho kept looking back for the next challenger, but there was none, Cacho and the Spanish fans celebrated. Even with his celebrating and looking back, Cacho's last lap was about 50.5. Mohamed Suleiman edged past a fading Chesire and a final sprint around the outside from eight place netted Rachid El Basir the silver.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Fermín Cacho
Spain (ESP)
Silver  Rachid El Basir
Morocco (MAR)
Bronze  Mohamed Suleiman
Qatar (QAT)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3:29.46 Morocco Saïd Aouita West Berlin (FRG) August 23, 1985
Olympic Record 3:32.53 United Kingdom Sebastian Coe Los Angeles (USA) August 11, 1984

Final[edit]

  • Held on August 8, 1992
RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Fermín Cacho (ESP) 3:40.12
Med 2.png  Rachid El Basir (MAR) 3:40.62
Med 3.png  Mohamed Suleiman (QAT) 3:40.69
4.  Joseph Chesire (KEN) 3:41.12
5.  Jonah Birir (KEN) 3:41.27
6.  Jens-Peter Herold (GER) 3:41.53
7.  Noureddine Morceli (ALG) 3:41.70
8.  Jim Spivey (USA) 3:41.74
9.  Graham Hood (CAN) 3:42.55
10.  David Kibet (KEN) 3:42.62
11.  Manuel Pancorbo (ESP) 3:43.51
12.  Azat Rakipov (EUN) 3:44.66

Semi finals[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Noureddine Morceli (ALG) 3:39.22
2.  Rachid El Basir (MAR) 3:39.26
3.  Joseph Chesire (KEN) 3:39.43
4.  Manuel Pancorbo (ESP) 3:39.52
5.  Jens-Peter Herold (GER) 3:39.55
6.  Gennaro di Napoli (ITA) 3:39.56
7.  Branko Zorko (CRO) 3:39.71
8.  Rüdiger Stenzel (GER) 3:40.23
9.  Steve Holman (USA) 3:40.49
10.  Kevin McKay (GBR) 3:40.80
11.  Zeki Öztürk (TUR) 3:41.98
12.  Edgar Martins (BRA) 3:42.53
13.  Baba Njie (GAM) 4:13.52


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Mohamed Suleiman (QAT) 3:34.77
2.  Fermín Cacho (ESP) 3:34.93
3.  Jonah Birir (KEN) 3:35.41
4.  Jim Spivey (USA) 3:35.55
5.  David Kibet (KEN) 3:35.82
6.  Graham Hood (CAN) 3:36.12
7.  Azat Rakipov (EUN) 3:36.16
8.  Marcus O'Sullivan (IRL) 3:37.16
9.  Mário Silva (POR) 3:38.09
10.  Phillimon Hanneck (ZIM) 3:38.09
11.  Hauke Fuhlbrügge (GER) 3:38.45
12.  Matthew Yates (GBR) 3:40.53

Heats[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Fermín Cacho (ESP) 3:37.04
2.  Phillimon Hanneck (ZIM) 3:37.65
3.  Jim Spivey (USA) 3:38.01
4.  Rachid El Basir (MAR) 3:38.01
5.  Jonah Birir (KEN) 3:38.29
6.  Azat Rakipov (EUN) 3:38.64
7.  Edgar Martins (BRA) 3:38.68
8.  Kim Bong-Yoo (KOR) 3:40.73
9.  Steve Crabb (GBR) 3:41.00
10.  Mohamed Al-Nahdi (UAE) 3:48.08
11.  Zacharia Maidjida (CAF) 3:55.72
12.  Khambieng Khamiar (LAO) 4:04.82 (NR)
13.  Ancel Nalau (VAN) 4:13.88


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Noureddine Morceli (ALG) 3:37.98
2.  Steve Holman (USA) 3:38.38
3.  Mário Silva (POR) 3:38.57
4.  Zeki Öztürk (TUR) 3:38.68
5.  Matthew Yates (GBR) 3:38.73
6.  Hauke Fuhlbrügge (GER) 3:38.92
7.  João N'Tyamba (ANG) 3:39.54 (NR)
8.  Metiku Megersa (ETH) 3:41.54
9.  Khan Nadir (PAK) 3:44.96
10.  Markus Hacksteiner (SUI) 3:45.27
11.  Awad Nasher (YEM) 3:51.89
12.  Tamimou Idrissou (BEN) 3:56.45
13.  Alphonse Munyeshyaka (RWA) 3:58.75


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Joseph Chesire (KEN) 3:44.06
2.  Graham Hood (CAN) 3:44.44
3.  Branko Zorko (CRO) 3:44.47
4.  Gennaro di Napoli (ITA) 3:44.55
5.  Rüdiger Stenzel (GER) 3:44.70
6.  Terrance Herrington (USA) 3:44.80
7.  José Luis González (ESP) 3:46.75
8.  Bobby Gaseitsiwe (BOT) 3:48.33
9.  Mohamed Sy Savane (GUI) 3:51.96
10.  Reuben Appleton (ANT) 4:02.99
11.  Bassam Kawas (LIB) 4:17.40
 Ian Gray (BIZ) DNF
 Saïd Aouita (MAR) DNS


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  David Kibet (KEN) 3:36.32
2.  Mohamed Suleiman (QAT) 3:36.72
3.  Jens-Peter Herold (GER) 3:36.76
4.  Marcus O'Sullivan (IRL) 3:37.07
5.  Kevin McKay (GBR) 3:37.39
6.  Manuel Pancorbo (ESP) 3:37.62
7.  Houssein Djama Egueh (DJI) 3:44.13
8.  Sipho Dlamini (SWZ) 3:46.33
9.  Zewdie Hailu (ETH) 3:47.79
10.  Kaleka Mutoke (ZAI) 3:53.71
11.  Bernardo Elonga (GEQ) 4:25.78
 Robin van Helden (NED) DNF

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