Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

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Men's 800 metres
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
Medalists
Gold medal    Kenya
Silver medal    Kenya
Bronze medal    United States
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Athletics at the
1992 Summer Olympics
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These are the official results of the men's 800 metres event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. There were a total number of 63 participating athletes, with eight qualifying heats. Johnny Gray took the race out to the "Gray zone" running the first lap in 49.9 hoping to burn off the competition. His only follower was José Luiz Barbosa. It worked for most of the field, but the two Kenyans Nixon Kiprotich and William Tanui came from behind to run down the depleted front runners on the home stretch.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  William Tanui
Kenya (KEN)
Silver  Nixon Kiprotich
Kenya (KEN)
Bronze  Johnny Gray
United States (USA)

Records[edit]

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

World Record 1:41.73 United Kingdom Sebastian Coe Florence (ITA) June 10, 1981
Olympic Record 1:43.00 Brazil Joaquim Cruz Los Angeles (USA) August 6, 1984

Final[edit]

  • Held on August 5, 1992
RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  William Tanui (KEN) 1:43.66
Med 2.png  Nixon Kiprotich (KEN) 1:43.70
Med 3.png  Johnny Gray (USA) 1:43.97
4.  José Luiz Barbosa (BRA) 1:45.06
5.  Andrea Benvenuti (ITA) 1:45.23
6.  Curtis Robb (GBR) 1:45.57
7.  Reda Abdenouz (ALG) 1:48.34
 Mark Everett (USA) DNF

Semi finals[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Johnny Gray (USA) 1:45.66
2.  Andrea Benvenuti (ITA) 1:45.80
3.  Nixon Kiprotich (KEN) 1:46.02
4.  Tomas de Teresa (ESP) 1:46.08
5.  Mbiganyi Thee (BOT) 1:46.13
6.  Steve Heard (GBR) 1:46.19
7.  Anatoly Makarevich (EUN) 1:46.69
8.  Tommy Asinga (SUR) 1:46.78


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Curtis Robb (GBR) 1:45.25
2.  José Luiz Barbosa (BRA) 1:45.32
3.  Reda Abdenouz (ALG) 1:46.06
4.  Kennedy Osei (GHA) 1:46.20
5.  Robin van Helden (NED) 1:46.98
6.  Luis González Fanega (ESP) 1:47.09
7.  Atle Douglas (NOR) 1:48.63
8.  Paul Ereng (KEN) 1:49.90


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  William Tanui (KEN) 1:46.59
2.  Mark Everett (USA) 1:46.94
3.  Babacar Niang (SEN) 1:46.95
4.  Tom McKean (GBR) 1:48.77
5.  Vebjørn Rodal (NOR) 1:49.53
6.  Clive Terrelonge (JAM) 1:51.03
7.  Marko Koers (NED) 1:52.23
 Piotr Piekarski (POL) DSQ

Heats[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Piotr Piekarski (POL) 1:48.51
2.  Mark Everett (USA) 1:48.65
3.  Lee Jin-Il (KOR) 1:48.68
4.  Mahjoub Haida (MAR) 1:48.72
5.  Jörg Haas (GER) 1:50.42
6.  Symphorien Samba (CGO) 1:51.75
7.  Mohamed Saleh (UAE) 1:53.91
8.  Ilunga Kafila (ZAI) 1:57.73


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Tom McKean (GBR) 1:47.85
2.  Atle Douglas (NOR) 1:48.08
3.  Freddie Williams (CAN) 1:48.20
4.  Frédéric Cornette (FRA) 1:48.22
5.  Eversley Linley (VIN) 1:52.49
6.  Aidara Cherif Baba (MTN) 1:56.41
7.  Bassam Kawas (LIB) 1:58.71
8.  Hussain Riyaz (MDV) 2:00.93


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Johnny Gray (USA) 1:46.62
2.  Tomas de Teresa (ESP) 1:46.78
3.  Babacar Niang (SEN) 1:46.69
4.  Tommy Asinga (SUR) 1:47.23
5.  Vebjørn Rodal (NOR) 1:48.00
6.  Terap Adoum (GHA) 1:54.43
7.  Baptiste Firiam (VAN) 1:57.96


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  William Tanui (KEN) 1:47.02
2.  Kennedy Osei (GHA) 1:47.17
3.  Sipho Dlamini (SWZ) 1:48.70
4.  José Arconada Ramos (ESP) 1:49.23
5.  Mohamed Sy Savane (GUI) 1:51.80
 Tamimou Idrissou (BEN) DSQ
 Giuseppe D'Urso (ITA) DNS


RANK HEAT 5 TIME
1.  Curtis Robb (GBR) 1:46.16
2.  Clive Terrelonge (JAM) 1:46.64
3.  Luis González Fanega (ESP) 1:46.65
4.  Paul Ereng (KEN) 1:46.65
5.  João Baptista Ntyamba (ANG) 1:48.54
6.  Zacharia Maidjida (CAF) 1:50.41 (NR)
7.  Emiliano Buale (GEQ) 1:58.95
 Baba Njie (GAM) DNS


RANK HEAT 6 TIME
1.  Nixon Kiprotich (KEN) 1:47.45
2.  Andrea Benvenuti (ITA) 1:47.58
3.  Mbiganyi Thee (BOT) 1:48.04
4.  Robin van Helden (NED) 1:48.05
5.  Dale Anthony Jones (ANT) 1:50.43
6.  Melford Homela (ZIM) 1:50.50
7.  Abdullah Al-Anbari (OMA) 1:50.72
8.  Khambieng Khamiar (LAO) 2:02.45


RANK HEAT 7 TIME
1.  José Luiz Barbosa (BRA) 1:46.16
2.  Reda Abdenouz (ALG) 1:46.82
3.  Mohamed Ismail Yousuf (QAT) 1:49.32
4.  Slobodan Popovic (IOP) 1:49.69
5.  Antonio Abrantes (POR) 1:50.89
6.  Desmond Hector (GUY) 1:51.43
 John Maurice Palacio (BIZ) DSQ


RANK HEAT 8 TIME
1.  Steve Heard (GBR) 1:46.42
2.  Marko Koers (NED) 1:46.88
3.  Anatoly Makarevich (EUN) 1:47.30
4.  José Parrilla (USA) 1:48.17
5.  Prince Amara (SLE) 1:51.76
6.  Stevon Roberts (BAR) 1:52.30
7.  Anwar Mohamed (YEM) 1:52.71
8.  Francis Munthali (MAW) 1:56.69

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