Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

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Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Stadium
Date August 23 to August 26
Competitors 35 from 24 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Dominican Republic
Silver medal    Jamaica
Bronze medal    France
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Athletics at the
2004 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
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 women
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
Wheelchair races

The men's 400 metres hurdles was one of 23 track events of athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics, in Athens. It was contested at the Athens Olympic Stadium, from August 23 to August 26, by a total of 35 athletes from 24 nations.

In a first round, the first four runners from each of the five heats, together with the four fastest losing runners from all heats (5×4+4=24), automatically qualified for the semifinals. In the semifinals, these 24 runners competed in three heats, with the first two from each heat and the two fastest losing runners advancing to the final (3×2+2=8).

Qualification[edit]

The Olympic qualification period for the athletics ran from January 1, 2003 to August 9, 2004. For this event, each National Olympic Committee (NOC) was permitted to enter up to three athletes, provided they had run below 49.20 seconds during this period in IAAF-sanctioned meetings or tournaments. If an NOC had no athletes qualified under this standard, it could enter up to one athlete that had run below 49.50 seconds.

Records[edit]

These are the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 2004 Summer Olympics.

World Record 46.78 United States Kevin Young Barcelona (ESP) 6 August 1992
Olympic Record 46.78 United States Kevin Young Barcelona (ESP) 6 August 1992

Results[edit]

All times shown are in seconds. The following abbreviations are used:

  • Q denotes qualification by place
  • q denotes qualification by time
  • DSQ denotes disqualification
  • NR denotes "national record"
  • PB denotes "personal best"
  • SB denotes "season best"

First round[edit]

The first round was held on August 23. The first four runners of each heat plus the four overall fastest losing runners qualified for the semifinals.

Heat Athlete Nation Time Rank
1 Taylor, AngeloAngelo Taylor United States 48.79 9 Q
1 Mužík, JiříJiří Mužík Czech Republic 48.85 SB 12 Q
1 Rawlinson, ChristopherChristopher Rawlinson Great Britain 48.94 14 Q
1 Gorban, BorisBoris Gorban Russia 49.25 18 Q
1 Meleshenko, YevgeniyYevgeniy Meleshenko Kazakhstan 49.43 22 q
1 Yoshizawa, KenKen Yoshizawa Japan 50.95 29
1 Couto, KurtKurt Couto Mozambique 51.18 NR 31
2 McFarlane, DannyDanny McFarlane Jamaica 48.53 SB 2 Q
2 Brazell, BennieBennie Brazell United States 48.57 3 Q
2 Plawgo, MarekMarek Plawgo Poland 48.67 SB 6 Q
2 Herbert, LlewellynLlewellyn Herbert South Africa 48.70 8 Q
2 Tesařík, ŠtěpánŠtěpán Tesařík Czech Republic 49.44 23 q
2 Motar, AlaaAlaa Motar Iraq 51.97 33
2 Luis, YacnierYacnier Luis Cuba DSQ
3 Carter, JamesJames Carter United States 48.64 4 Q
3 Iakovakis, PeriklisPeriklis Iakovakis Greece 48.69 SB 7 Q
3 Tamesue, DaiDai Tamesue Japan 48.80 10 Q
3 Rodriguez, Eduardo IvanEduardo Ivan Rodriguez Spain 49.25 19 Q
3 Kamani, BayanoBayano Kamani Panama 49.37 20 q
3 Maiga, IbrahimaIbrahima Maiga Mali 50.63 28
3 Aguillar, MichaelMichael Aguillar Belize 51.21 32
4 Sanchez, FelixFelix Sanchez Dominican Republic 48.51 1 Q
4 Myburgh, AlwynAlwyn Myburgh South Africa 48.84 11 Q
4 Lipskiy, MikhailMikhail Lipskiy Russia 49.00 15 Q
4 Al-Somaily, Hadi Soua'anHadi Soua'an Al-Somaily Saudi Arabia 49.15 SB 17 Q
4 Griffiths, DeanDean Griffiths Jamaica 49.41 21 q
4 El-Idrissi, CédricCédric El-Idrissi Switzerland 49.44 24
4 Boino, MowenMowen Boino Papua New Guinea 50.97 NR 30
5 Thompson, KemelKemel Thompson Jamaica 48.66 SB 5 Q
5 Keita, NamanNaman Keita France 48.88 13 Q
5 Cilliers, OckertOckert Cilliers South Africa 49.12 16 Q
5 Monteiro, EdivaldoEdivaldo Monteiro Portugal 49.53 25 Q
5 Al-Hamaidi, IbrahimIbrahim Al-Hamaidi Saudi Arabia 49.64 26
5 Douglas, MatthewMatthew Douglas Great Britain 49.77 27
5 Tondi, IbrahimIbrahim Tondi Niger 52.62 34

Semifinals[edit]

The first round was held on August 24. The first two runners of each heat plus the two fastest losing runners qualified for the final.

Heat Athlete Nation Time Rank
1 Sanchez, FelixFelix Sanchez Dominican Republic 47.93 1 Q
1 Plawgo, MarekMarek Plawgo Poland 48.16 NR 3 Q
1 Myburgh, AlwynAlwyn Myburgh South Africa 48.21 SB 6 q
1 Taylor, AngeloAngelo Taylor United States 48.72 13
1 Al-Somaily, Hadi Soua'anHadi Soua'an Al-Somaily Saudi Arabia 48.98 SB 15
1 Lipskiy, MikhailMikhail Lipskiy Russia 49.10 17
1 Monteiro, EdivaldoEdivaldo Monteiro Portugal 49.26 18
1 Griffiths, DeanDean Griffiths Jamaica 49.51 21
2 McFarlane, DannyDanny McFarlane Jamaica 48.00 PB 2 Q
2 Brazell, BennieBennie Brazell United States 48.19 5 Q
2 Tamesue, DaiDai Tamesue Japan 48.46 SB 10
2 Iakovakis, PeriklisPeriklis Iakovakis Greece 48.47 SB 11
2 Herbert, LlewellynLlewellyn Herbert South Africa 48.57 12
2 Rodriguez, Eduardo IvanEduardo Ivan Rodriguez Spain 49.77 22
2 Tesařík, ŠtěpánŠtěpán Tesařík Czech Republic 49.87 23
2 Rawlinson, ChristopherChristopher Rawlinson Great Britain 50.89 24
3 Carter, JamesJames Carter United States 48.18 4 Q
3 Kamani, BayanoBayano Kamani Panama 48.23 NR 7 Q
3 Keita, NamanNaman Keita France 48.24 8 q
3 Thompson, KemelKemel Thompson Jamaica 48.25 SB 9
3 Mužík, JiříJiří Mužík Czech Republic 48.88 14
3 Cilliers, OckertOckert Cilliers South Africa 49.01 16
3 Gorban, BorisBoris Gorban Russia 49.46 19
3 Meleshenko, YevgeniyYevgeniy Meleshenko Kazakhstan 49.48 20

Final[edit]

The final was held on August 26.

Rank Athlete Time
Gold medal icon.svg  Félix Sánchez (DOM) 47.63 SB
Silver medal icon.svg  Danny McFarlane (JAM) 48.11
Bronze medal icon.svg  Naman Keïta (FRA) 48.26
4  James Carter (USA) 48.58
5  Bayano Kamani (PAN) 48.74
6  Marek Plawgo (POL) 49.00
7  Alwyn Myburgh (RSA) 49.07
8  Bennie Brazell (USA) 49.51

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