Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

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Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates August 15 (heats)
August 16 (semifinal)
August 18 (final)
Competitors 26 from 19 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    United States
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2008 Summer Olympics
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The Men's 400 metres hurdles at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 16–18 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 49.20 s (A standard) and 49.50 s (B standard).[2]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record United States Kevin Young (USA) 46.78 s Barcelona, Spain 6 August 1992
Olympic record  Kevin Young (USA) 46.78 s Barcelona, Spain 6 August 1992

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Rank Heat Athlete Nationality Time Notes[3]
1 3 Markino Buckley Jamaica 48.65 Q, PB
2 2 Angelo Taylor United States 48.67 Q
3 2 Danny McFarlane Jamaica 48.86 Q
3 3 L. J. van Zyl South Africa 48.86 Q
5 2 Alwyn Myburgh South Africa 48.92 Q, SB
6 2 Bayano Kamani Panama 49.05 q, SB
7 3 Marek Plawgo Poland 49.17 Q
8 2 Aleksandr Derevyagin Russia 49.19 q
9 1 Bershawn Jackson United States 49.20 Q
10 1 Pieter de Villiers South Africa 49.24 Q
11 4 Kerron Clement United States 49.42 Q
12 1 Mahau Suguimati Brazil 49.45 Q
13 4 Periklis Iakovakis Greece 49.50 Q
14 4 Isa Phillips Jamaica 49.55 Q
15 3 Javier Culson Puerto Rico 49.60 q
16 1 Jonathan Williams Belize 49.61 q
17 1 Kenji Narisako Japan 49.63
18 3 Meng Yan China 49.73 SB
19 4 Dai Tamesue Japan 49.82
20 1 Edivaldo Monteiro Portugal 49.89 SB
21 2 Ibrahima Maiga Mali 50.57
22 4 Félix Sánchez Dominican Republic 51.10
23 4 Mowen Boino Papua New Guinea 51.47 SB
23 3 Aleksey Pogorelov Kyrgyzstan 51.47
25 1 Harouna Garba Niger 55.14
4 Yevgeniy Meleshenko Kazakhstan DNF

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Angelo Taylor United States 47.94 Q
2 Bershawn Jackson United States 48.02 Q
3 L. J. van Zyl South Africa 48.57 Q
4 Marek Plawgo Poland 48.75 Q
5 Isa Phillips Jamaica 48.85
6 Aleksandr Derevyagin Russia 49.23
7 Pieter de Villiers South Africa 49.44
8 Javier Culson Puerto Rico 49.85

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Kerron Clement United States 48.27 Q
2 Danny McFarlane Jamaica 48.33 Q
3 Markino Buckley Jamaica 48.50 Q
4 Periklis Iakovakis Greece 48.69 Q
5 Alwyn Myburgh South Africa 49.16
6 Jonathan Williams Belize 49.64
7 Mahau Suguimati Brazil 50.16
8 Bayano Kamani Panama 50.48

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Angelo Taylor United States 47.25 PB
2 Kerron Clement United States 47.98
3 Bershawn Jackson United States 48.06
4 Danny McFarlane Jamaica 48.30 SB
5 L. J. van Zyl South Africa 48.42
6 Marek Plawgo Poland 48.52 SB
7 Markino Buckley Jamaica 48.60
8 Periklis Iakovakis Greece 49.96

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  3. ^ "400 Metres Hurdles - M. Heats". IAAF. Archived from the original on 23 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-13.