Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

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Men's 800 metres
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Stadium
Dates August 25 to August 28
Competitors 79 from 62 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Russia
Silver medal    South Africa
Bronze medal    Denmark
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2004 Summer Olympics
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The 800 m at the 2004 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium from August 25 to August 28.

The final was tactical, like the previous several Olympics with most athletes running faster to qualify than they ran in the final. Yuriy Borzakovskiy, Mouhssin Chehibi lagged significantly off the pace as world champion Djabir Saïd-Guerni and 2004 world leader Wilfred Bungei battled for the lead, chased closely by Bungei's second cousin, world record holder Wilson Kipketer. Mbulaeni Mulaudzi had lucked into the slowest qualifying time in the semi final round, ran comfortably in a box inside of Kipketer through 500 meters as Borzakovskiy and Chehibi joined the back of the pack. Guerni fell back as the cousins battled for the lead through the final turn, with Mulaudzi a step back and Borzakovskiy the final athlete in the breakaway. Coming off the turn, Kipketer pounced and took off for the finish in lane 2. But the always fast closing Borzakovskiy came along the outside from 5 meters back to catch Kipketer 30 meters out. Not giving up the fight, Mulaudzi pulled even with Kipketer. Borzakovskiy held his hands up with a meter victory, while Mulaudzi out leaned Kipketer for silver.

Records[edit]

World record Denmark Wilson Kipketer (DEN) 1:41.11 Cologne, Germany 24 August 1997
Olympic record  Vebjorn Rodal (NOR) 1:42.58 Atlanta, USA 29 July 1996

Qualifying[edit]

From the initial nine heats the first two in each plus six fastest losers progressed through to the semi-finals.

The final was made up of the first two finishers from each of the semi-finals plus two fastest losers.

Heats[edit]

All times shown are in minutes:seconds.
Q denotes automatic qualification.
q denotes fastest losers.
DNS denotes did not start.
DNF denotes did not finish.
NR denotes national record.
PB denotes personal best.
SB denotes seasons best.

Rank Heat Athlete Country Time Notes
1 3 Wilson Kipketer Denmark 1:44.69 Q
2 4 Wilfred Bungei Kenya 1:44.84 Q
3 4 Ismail Ahmed Ismail Sudan 1:45.17 Q, PB
4 4 Samwel Mwera Tanzania 1:45.30 q, NR
5 4 Nicolas Aissat France 1:45.31 q
5 3 Jonathan Johnson United States 1:45.31 Q
7 3 Jean Patrick Nduwimana Burundi 1:45.38 q
8 2 Joseph Mutua Kenya 1:45.65 Q
9 2 Ricky Soos Great Britain 1:45.70 Q, PB
10 1 Mbulaeni Mulaudzi South Africa 1:45.72 Q
10 4 Bram Som Netherlands 1:45.72 q
12 1 Rene Herms Germany 1:45.83 Q
13 6 Amine Laalou Morocco 1:45.88 Q
14 3 Osmar dos Santos Brazil 1:45.90 q
13 6 Ivan Heshko Ukraine 1:45.92 Q, SB
15 2 Djabir Saïd-Guerni Algeria 1:45.94 q
17 6 Khadevis Robinson United States 1:46.14
18 5 Yuriy Borzakovskiy Russia 1:46.20 Q
19 1 Lee Jae-Hoon South Korea 1:46.24 PB
19 3 Jason Stewart New Zealand 1:46.24 PB
21 5 Berhanu Alemu Ethiopia 1:46.26 Q
22 5 Miguel Quesada Spain 1:46.32
23 1 Arthemon Hatungimana Burundi 1:46.35
24 1 Michael Rotich Kenya 1:46.42
25 2 Achraf Tadili Canada 1:46.63
26 5 Joeri Jansen Belgium 1:46.66
26 7 Dmitrijs Milkevics Latvia 1:46.66 Q
26 7 Antonio Manuel Reina Spain 1:46.66 Q
29 3 João Pires Portugal 1:46.71 SB
30 9 Gary Reed Canada 1:46.74 Q
31 8 Andrea Longo Italy 1:46.75 Q
31 9 Mouhssin Chehibi Morocco 1:46.77 Q
33 8 Hezekiél Sepeng South Africa 1:46.82 Q
34 7 Florent Lacasse France 1:46.91
35 9 Yusuf Saad Kamel Bahrain 1:46.94
36 2 David Fiegen Luxembourg 1:46.97
37 6 Dmitriy Bogdanov Russia 1:47.03
38 8 Andre Bucher Switzerland 1:47.34
39 4 Mihail Kolganov Kazakhstan 1:47.36
40 2 Mindaugas Norbutas Lithuania 1:47.38 SB
41 6 Nabil Madi Algeria 1:47.52
42 9 Derrick Peterson United States 1:47.60
43 4 Mohammad Al-Azemi Kuwait 1:47.67
44 2 Panayiotis Stroubakos Greece 1:47.69
45 8 Manuel Olmedo Spain 1:47.71
46 6 Selahattin Cobanoglu Turkey 1:47.83
47 5 Paskar Owor Uganda 1:47.87
48 7 Majed Saeed Sultan Qatar 1:47.92
49 8 Michal Šneberger Czech Republic 1:47.89
50 7 Abdoulaye Wagne Senegal 1:47.95
51 8 Sherridan Kirk Trinidad and Tobago 1:48.12
52 5 Moise Joseph Haiti 1:48.15
53 9 Glody Dube Botswana 1:48.25
54 4 Erkinjon Isakov Uzbekistan 1:48.28
55 9 Prince Mumba Zambia 1:48.36
56 7 Mohammed Al Salhi Saudi Arabia 1:48.42 SB
56 9 Byron Piedra Ecuador 1:48.42
58 8 Vanco Stojanov Macedonia 1:49.02 SB
59 5 Isireli Naikelekelevesi Fiji 1:49.08
60 7 Ramil Aritkulov Russia 1:49.25
61 6 Sajjad Moradi Iran 1:49.49
62 3 Jasmin Salihović Bosnia and Herzegovina 1:49.59
63 1 Nazar Begliyev Turkmenistan 1:49.64 PB
64 2 le van Duong Vietnam 1:49.81 NR
65 5 Kondwani Chiwina Malawi 1:49.87 PB
66 1 Alibay Shukurov Azerbaijan 1:51.11
67 7 Ali Mohammed Al-Balooshi United Arab Emirates 1:51.76
68 1 Fadrique Iglesias Bolivia 1:51.87
69 8 Abdalsalam Aldabaji Palestine 1:53.86
70 3 Jan Sekpona Togo 1:54.25
71 6 Andy Grant Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1:57.08
72 9 Cornelis Sibe Suriname 2:00.06

Semi-finals[edit]

Rank Heat Athlete Country Time Notes
1 2 Wilfred Bungei Kenya 1:44.28 Q
2 2 Yuriy Borzakovskiy Russia 1:44.29 Q
3 2 Mouhssin Chehibi Morocco 1:44.62 q, PB
4 3 Wilson Kipketer Denmark 1:44.63 Q
5 2 Hezekiél Sepeng South Africa 1:44.75 q
6 3 Ismail Ahmed Ismail Sudan 1:45.45 Q
7 2 Bram Som Netherlands 1:45.52
8 3 Joseph Mutua Kenya 1:45.54
9 1 Djabir Saïd-Guerni Algeria 1:45.76 Q
10 3 Andrea Longo Italy 1:45.97
11 1 Mbulaeni Mulaudzi South Africa 1:46.09 Q
12 3 Jean Patrick Nduwimana Burundi 1:46.15
13 1 Antonio Manuel Reina Spain 1:46.17
14 2 Dmitrijs Milkevics Latvia 1:46.62
15 1 Ivan Heshko Ukraine 1:46.66
16 3 Ricky Soos Great Britain 1:46.74
17 1 Nicolas Aissat France 1:47.14
18 2 Gary Reed Canada 1:47.38
19 1 Berhanu Alemu Ethiopia 1:47.40
20 1 Amine Laalou Morocco 1:47.53
21 1 Rene Herms Germany 1:47.68
22 3 Osmar dos Santos Brazil 1:48.23
23 3 Jonathan Johnson United States 1:50.10
2 Samwel Mwera Tanzania DSQ

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st Yuriy Borzakovskiy Russia 1:44.45
2nd Mbulaeni Mulaudzi South Africa 1:44.61 SB
3rd Wilson Kipketer Denmark 1:44.65
4 Mouhssin Chehibi Morocco 1:45.16
5 Wilfred Bungei Kenya 1:45.31
6 Hezekiél Sepeng South Africa 1:45.53
7 Djabir Saïd-Guerni Algeria 1:45.61
8 Ismail Ahmed Ismail Sudan 1:52.49

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