Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

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The Men's 800 metres event at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics programme was held at Stadium Australia on Saturday 23 September, Monday 25 September, and Wednesday 27 September 2000.

The top two runners in each of the initial eight heats automatically qualified for the second round. The next eight fastest runners from across the heats also qualified. Those 25 runners competed in 3 heats in the semifinals, with the top two runners from each heat qualifying for the semifinals and the next two fastest runner from the semifinals also qualified.

Germany's Nils Schumann upset Denmark's world record holder and world champion Wilson Kipketer. The race was one of the closest in Olympic 800 meter history as the first three were separated by a mere 0.08 second and the first five by 0.32 second. It was suggested Kipketer made a tactical error by not forcing the pace.

The final was slow, with André Bucher leading the first lap in 53.43. Down the back stretch Andrea Longo moved shoulder to shoulder with Bucher and at the 600 meter mark, just under 1:20 Longo dropped his shoulder forcing Bucher into the infield. Longo charged into the lead around the final turn with world record holder in next to last place chasing the notable young kicker Yuriy Borzakovskiy. Kipketer had to go out to lane 4 to try to get around the wall of runners ahead of him with Djabir Saïd-Guerni in lane 5 trying to get around Kipketer. Longo faded with 30 meters to go, with Nils Schumann in perfect position to pick up the pieces, holding off the late rush on the outside to take the gold. For the interference, Longo was disqualified.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Nils Schumann (GER)
Silver  Wilson Kipketer (DEN)
Bronze  Djabir Saïd-Guerni (ALG)

Records as of Sydney Olympics[edit]

World record 1:41.11 Wilson Kipketer Denmark Cologne, Germany 24 August 1997
Olympic Record 1:42.58 Vebjørn Rodal Norway Atlanta, USA 29 July 1996

Results[edit]

All times shown are in seconds.

  • Q denotes qualification by place in heat.
  • q denotes qualification by overall place.
  • DNS denotes did not start.
  • DNF denotes did not finish.
  • DSQ denotes disqualification.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • OR denotes Olympic record.
  • WR denotes world record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season best.

Round 1[edit]

Heat 1 of 8
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 7 Andrea Longo Italy Italy 2 1:46.32 Q
2 11 Vebjørn Rodal Norway Norway 3 1:46.76 Q
3 18 James Mcilroy United Kingdom Great Britain 8 1:47.44 q
4 =24 Roman Oravec Czech Republic Czech Republic 1 1:47.66
5 27 Vanco Stojanov Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 5 1:47.71
6 30 Rich Kenah United States United States 7 1:47.85
7 40 Kim Soon-Hyung South Korea South Korea 8 1:48.49
8 Mohammad Alkafraini Jordan Jordan 6 DSQ
Heat 2 of 8
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 28 Nils Schumann Germany Germany 6 1:47.76 Q
2 33 Djabir Saïd-Guerni Algeria Algeria 7 1:47.95 Q
3 36 Arthémon Hatungimana Burundi Burundi 3 1:48.14
4 39 Zach Whitmarsh Canada Canada 2 1:48.42
5 43 David Matthews Republic of Ireland Ireland 4 1:48.77
6 44 Andrew Hart United Kingdom Great Britain 8 1:48.78
7 48 Isireli Naikelekelevesi Fiji Fiji 5 1:49.61
Heat 3 of 8
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 19 Hezekiél Sepeng South Africa South Africa 6 1:47.46 Q
2 21 Adem Hecini Algeria Algeria 1 1:47.62 Q
3 31 Joseph Mutua Kenya Kenya 4 1:47.86
4 36 Dimitry Bogdanov Russia Russia 7 1:48.14
5 38 Roberto Parra Spain Spain 5 1:48.19
6 45 Bobby True Liberia Liberia 8 1:48.79
7 47 Mohamed Habib Belhadj Tunisia Tunisia 3 1:49.14
8 54 Jorge Duvane Mozambique Mozambique 2 1:52.97
Heat 4 of 8
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 2 Wilson Kipketer Denmark Denmark 3 1:45.57 Q
2 5 Glody Dube Botswana Botswana 2 1:46.17 Q PB
3 13 Johan Botha South Africa South Africa 7 1:46.91 q
4 =24 Crispen Mutakanyi Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 1 1:47.66
5 35 Jose Manuel Cerezo Spain Spain 8 1:48.11
6 50 Artem Mastrov Russia Russia 4 1:49.89
7 53 Ian Roberts Guyana Guyana 5 1:52.32
8 60 Marvin Watts Jamaica Jamaica 6 1:59.97 q
Heat 5 of 8
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 10 Pavel Pelepyagin Belarus Belarus 4 1:46.47 Q
2 12 Jean-Patrick Nduwimana Burundi Burundi 3 1:46.78 Q
3 16 El Mahjoub Haida Morocco Morocco 5 1:47.14 q
4 17 William Yiampoy Kenya Kenya 8 1:47.35 q
5 20 João Pires Portugal Portugal 6 1:47.61
6 55 Abdul I Yousuf Qatar Qatar 1 1:53.23
7 58 Naseer Ismail Maldives Maldives 7 1:56.67
8 59 Faig Bagirov Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 2 1:57.39
Heat 6 of 8
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Yuriy Borzakovskiy Russia Russia 2 1:45.39 Q
2 3 Japheth Kimutai Kenya Kenya 7 1:45.60 Q
3 4 Grant Cremer Australia Australia 3 1:45.86 q SB
4 6 Balázs Korányi Hungary Hungary 1 1:46.21 q SB
5 23 Bryan Woodward United States United States 6 1:47.64
6 32 Mehdi Jelodarzadeh Iran Iran 8 1:47.91
7 57 Mohamed S. Naji Haidara Bahrain Bahrain 4 1:56.64
8 -- Mohammed Yagoub Sudan Sudan 5 DNS
Heat 7 of 8
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 8 Khalid Tighazouine Morocco Morocco 2 1:46.33 Q
2 9 André Bucher Switzerland Switzerland 8 1:46.51 Q
3 14 Viktors Lacis Latvia Latvia 4 1:46.94 q SB
4 15 Osmar dos Santos Brazil Brazil 3 1:47.05 q
5 22 Milton O Browne Barbados Barbados 7 1:47.63 SB
6 26 Nathan Kahan Belgium Belgium 6 1:47.69
7 34 Panayiótis Stroubákos Greece Greece 5 1:47.96
Heat 8 of 8
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 29 Werner Botha South Africa South Africa 7 1:47.85 Q
2 41 Mouhssin Chehibi Morocco Morocco 6 1:48.51 Q
3 42 Bram Som Netherlands Netherlands 1 1:48.58
4 46 Kris McCarthy Australia Australia 2 1:48.92
5 49 Mark Everett United States United States 5 1:49.77
6 51 Paskar Owor Uganda Uganda 4 1:49.99
7 52 Vitalie Cerches Moldova Moldova 8 1:52.15
8 56 Puntsag-Osor Purevsuren Mongolia Mongolia 3 1:56.29

Overall Results Round 1[edit]

Round 1
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Yuriy Borzakovskiy Russia Russia 6 2 1 1:45.39 Q
2 Wilson Kipketer Denmark Denmark 4 3 1 1:45.57 Q
3 Japheth Kimutai Kenya Kenya 6 7 2 1:45.60 Q
4 Grant Cremer Australia Australia 6 3 3 1:45.86 q SB
5 Glody Dube Botswana Botswana 4 2 2 1:46.17 Q PB
6 Balázs Korányi Hungary Hungary 6 1 4 1:46.21 q SB
7 Andrea Longo Italy Italy 1 2 1 1:46.32 Q
8 Khalid Tighazouine Morocco Morocco 7 2 1 1:46.33 Q
9 Andre Bucher Switzerland Switzerland 7 8 2 1:46.51 Q
10 Pavel Pelepyagin Belarus Belarus 5 4 1 1:46.67 Q
11 Vebjoern Rodal Norway Norway 1 3 2 1:46.76 Q
12 Jean Patrick Nduwimana Burundi Burundi 5 3 2 1:46.78 Q
13 Johan Botha South Africa South Africa 4 7 3 1:46.91 q
14 Viktors Lacis Latvia Latvia 7 4 3 1:46.94 q SB
15 Osmar dos Santos Brazil Brazil 7 3 4 1:47.05 q
16 El Mahjoub Haida Morocco Morocco 5 5 3 1:47.14 q
17 William Yiampoy Kenya Kenya 5 8 4 1:47.35 q
18 James McIlroy United Kingdom Great Britain 1 8 3 1:47.44 q
19 Hezekiél Sepeng South Africa South Africa 3 6 1 1:47.46 Q
20 Joao Pires Portugal Portugal 5 6 5 1:47.61
21 Adem Hecini Algeria Algeria 3 1 2 1:47.62 Q
22 Milton O Browne Barbados Barbados 7 7 5 1:47.63 SB
23 Bryan Woodward United States United States 6 6 5 1:47.64
24 Crispen Mutakanyi Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 4 1 4 1:47.66
Roman Oravec Czech Republic Czech Republic 1 1 4 1:47.66
26 Nathan Kahan Belgium Belgium 7 6 6 1:47.69
27 Vanco Stojanov Republic of Macedonia Macedonia 1 5 5 1:47.71
28 Nils Schumann Germany Germany 2 6 1 1:47.76 Q
29 Werner Botha South Africa South Africa 8 7 1 1:47.83 Q
30 Rich Kenah United States United States 1 7 6 1:47.85
31 Joseph Mutua Kenya Kenya 3 4 3 1:47.86
32 Mehdi Jelodarzadeh Iran Iran 6 8 6 1:47.91
33 Djabir Saïd-Guerni Algeria Algeria 2 7 2 1:47.95 Q
34 Panayiótis Stroubákos Greece Greece 7 5 7 1:47.96
35 Jose Manuel Cerezo Spain Spain 4 8 5 1:48.11
36 Dmitriy Bogdanov Russia Russia 3 7 4 1:48.14
Arthemon Hatungimana Burundi Burundi 2 3 3 1:48.14
38 Roberto Parra Spain Spain 3 5 5 1:48.19
39 Zach Whitmarsh Canada Canada 2 2 4 1:48.42
40 Kim Soon-Hyung South Korea South Korea 1 4 7 1:48.49 SB
41 Mouhssin Chehibi Morocco Morocco 8 6 2 1:48.51 Q
42 Bram Som Netherlands Netherlands 8 1 3 1:48.58
43 David Matthews Republic of Ireland Ireland 2 4 5 1:48.77
44 Andrew Hart United Kingdom Great Britain 2 8 6 1:48.78
45 Bobby True Liberia Liberia 3 8 6 1:48.79
46 Kris McCarthy Australia Australia 8 2 4 1:48.92
47 Habib Mohamed Belhadj Tunisia Tunisia 3 3 7 1:49.14
48 Isireli Naikelekelevesi Fiji Fiji 2 5 7 1:49.61
49 Mark Everett United States United States 8 5 5 1:49.77
50 Artem Mastrov Russia Russia 4 4 6 1:49.89
51 Paskar Owor Uganda Uganda 8 4 6 1:49.99
52 Vitalie Cerches Moldova Moldova 8 8 7 1:52.15
53 Ian Roberts Guyana Guyana 4 5 7 1:52.32
54 Jorge Duvane Mozambique Mozambique 3 2 8 1:52.97
55 Abdu I Yousuf Qatar Qatar 5 1 6 1:53.23
56 Puntsag-Osor Purevsuren Mongolia Mongolia 8 3 8 1:56.29
57 Mohamed S. Naji Haidara Bahrain Bahrain 6 4 7 1:56.64
58 Naseer Ismail Maldives Maldives 5 7 7 1:56.67
59 Faig Baghirov Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 5 2 8 1:57.39
60 Marvin Watts Jamaica Jamaica 4 6 8 1:59.97 q
Mohammad Alkafraini Jordan Jordan 1 6 DSQ
Mahamed Yagoub Sudan Sudan 6 5 DNS

Semi-Finals[edit]

Heat 1 of 3
Date: Monday 25 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 =2 Nils Schumann Germany Germany 1 1:44.22 Q PB
2 5 André Bucher Switzerland Switzerland 5 1:44.38 Q
3 7 Glody Dube Botswana Botswana 2 1:44.70 q NR
4 8 Hezekiél Sepeng South Africa South Africa 6 1:44.85 q
5 13 William Yiampoy Kenya Kenya 4 1:45.88
6 15 James McIlroy United Kingdom United Kingdom 7 1:46.39
7 22 Vebjørn Rodal Norway Norway 3 1:48.73
8 23 Chehibi Mouhssin Morocco Morocco 6 1:49.88
Heat 2 of 3
Date: Monday 25 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Djabir Saïd-Guerni Algeria Algeria 5 1:44.19 Q
2 4 Yuriy Borzakovskiy Russia Russia 3 1:44.33 Q PB
3 10 Khalid Tighazouine Morocco Morocco 1 1:45.38 PB
4 11 Johan Botha South Africa South Africa 2 1:45.49
5 12 Japheth Kimutai Kenya Kenya 6 1:45.64
6 17 Jean-Patrick Nduwimana Burundi Burundi 4 1:46.98
7 24 Pavel Pelepyagin Belarus Belarus 8 1:50.37
8 25 Grant Cremer Australia Australia 7 1:52.57
Heat 3 of 3
Date: Monday 25 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 =2 Wilson Kipketer Denmark Denmark 3 1:44.22 Q
2 6 Andrea Longo Italy Italy 4 1:44.49 Q
3 9 Adem Hecini Algeria Algeria 6 1:45.08
4 14 Mahjoub Haïda Morocco Morocco 7 1:46:35
5 16 Werner Botha South Africa South Africa 5 1:46.53
6 18 Viktors Lacis Latvia Latvia 2 1:47.24
7 19 Balázs Korányi Hungary Hungary 8 1:47.35
=8 =20 Marvin Watts Jamaica Jamaica 9 1:47.68
=8 =20 Osmar dos Santos Brazil Brazil 1 1:47.68

Overall Results Semi-finals[edit]

Semi-finals
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Djabir Saïd-Guerni Algeria Algeria 2 5 1 1:44.19 Q
2 Wilson Kipketer Denmark Denmark 3 3 1 1:44.22 Q
Nils Schumann Germany Germany 1 1 1 1:44.22 Q PB
4 Yuriy Borzakovskiy Russia Russia 2 3 2 1:44.33 Q PB
5 Andre Bucher Switzerland Switzerland 1 5 2 1:46.17 Q
6 Andrea Longo Italy Italy 3 4 2 1:44.49 Q
7 Glody Dube Botswana Botswana 1 2 3 1:44.70 q NR
8 Hezekiél Sepeng South Africa South Africa 1 6 4 1:44.85 q
9 Adem Hecini Algeria Algeria 3 6 3 1:45.08
10 Khalid Tighazouine Morocco Morocco 2 1 3 1:45.38 PB
11 Johan Botha South Africa South Africa 2 2 4 1:45.49
12 Japheth Kimutai Kenya Kenya 2 6 5 1:45.64
13 William Yiampoy Kenya Kenya 1 4 5 1:45.88
14 El Mahjoub Haida Morocco Morocco 3 7 4 1:46.35
15 James McIlroy United Kingdom Great Britain 1 7 6 1:46.39
16 Werner Botha South Africa South Africa 3 3 5 1:46.53
17 Jean Patrick Nduwimana Burundi Burundi 2 4 6 1:46.98
18 Viktors Lacis Latvia Latvia 3 2 6 1:47.24
19 Balázs Korányi Hungary Hungary 3 8 7 1:47.35
20 Marvin Watts Jamaica Jamaica 3 9 8 1:47.68
Osmar dos Santos Brazil Brazil 3 1 8 1:47.68
22 Vebjoern Rodal Norway Norway 1 3 7 1:48.73
23 Mouhssin Chehibi Morocco Morocco 1 8 8 1:49.88
24 Pavel Pelepyagin Belarus Belarus 2 8 7 1:50.37
25 Grant Cremer Australia Australia 2 7 8 1:52.57

Final[edit]

Date: Wednesday 27 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Record
1 Nils Schumann Germany Germany 2 1:45.08
2 Wilson Kipketer Denmark Denmark 3 1:45.14
3 Djabir Saïd-Guerni Algeria Algeria 5 1:45.16
4 Hezekiél Sepeng South Africa South Africa 7 1:45.29
5 André Bucher Switzerland Switzerland 4 1:45.40
6 Yuriy Borzakovskiy Russia Russia 8 1:45.83
7 Glody Dube Botswana Botswana 1 1:46.24
8 Andrea Longo Italy Italy 6 DSQ

Source: Official Report of the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics available at http://www.la84foundation.org/5va/reports_frmst.htm

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