Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

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Men's 800 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates 20 August 2008 (heats)
21 August 2008 (semi-finals)
23 August 2008 (final)
Competitors 58 from 42 nations
Winning time 1:44.65
Medalists
Gold medal    Kenya
Silver medal    Sudan
Bronze medal    Kenya
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The Men's 800 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place from 20–23 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1] The final on 23 August resulted in a triumph for Kenyan runner Wilfred Bungei in an official time of 1:44.65. The qualifying standards were 1:46.00 (A standard) and 1:47.00 (B standard).[2]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Wilson Kipketer (DEN) 1:41.11 Cologne, Germany 24 August 1997
Olympic record  Vebjørn Rodal (NOR) 1:42.58 Atlanta, USA 31 July 1996

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

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

The first round was held on 20 August. The first two runners of each heat (Q) plus the next eight overall fastest runners (q) qualified for the second round.

Rank Heat Athlete Country Time Notes
1 1 Wilfred Bungei Kenya 1:44.90 Q, SB
2 1 Yuriy Borzakovskiy Russia 1:45.15 Q
3 1 Nadjim Manseur Algeria 1:45.62 q
4 8 Yeimer López Cuba 1:45.66 Q
5 8 Boaz Kiplagat Lalang Kenya 1:45.72 Q
6 8 Nabil Madi Algeria 1:45.75 q
7 5 Manuel Olmedo Spain 1:45.78 Q
8 5 Ismail Ahmed Ismail Sudan 1:45.87 Q
9 8 Marcin Lewandowski Poland 1:45.89 q, SB
10 8 Belal Mansoor Ali Bahrain 1:45.95 q, SB
11 4 Nick Symmonds United States 1:46.01 Q
12 5 Gary Reed Canada 1:46.02 q
13 4 Alfred Kirwa Yego Kenya 1:46.04 Q
14 8 Sajjad Moradi Iran 1:46.10 q
15 4 Antonio Manuel Reina Spain 1:46.30 q
16 1 Fabiano Peçanha Brazil 1:46.54 q
17 4 Andy González Cuba 1:46.59
18 4 Mouhssin Chehibi Morocco 1:46.75
19 8 Yassine Bensghir Morocco 1:46.88
20 7 Mohammad Al-Azemi Kuwait 1:46.94 Q
21 7 Yusuf Saad Kamel Bahrain 1:46.94 Q
22 7 Robert Lathouwers Netherlands 1:46.94
23 2 Abubaker Kaki Sudan 1:46.98 Q
24 2 Mohammed Al-Salhi Saudi Arabia 1:47.02 Q
25 7 Andrew Wheating United States 1:47.05
26 5 Dmitrijs Miļkevičs Latvia 1:47.12
27 8 Mikko Lahtio Finland 1:47.20
28 5 Samson Ngoepe South Africa 1:47.42
29 5 Aunese Curreen Samoa 1:47.45 NR
30 2 Dmitriy Bogdanov Russia 1:47.49
31 7 Abdoulaye Wagne Senegal 1:47.50
32 3 Michael Rimmer Great Britain 1:47.61 Q
33 3 Mbulaeni Mulaudzi South Africa 1:47.64 Q
33 4 Eduard Villanueva Venezuela 1:47.64
35 1 Thomas Chamney Ireland 1:47.66
35 3 Paweł Czapiewski Poland 1:47.66
37 6 Amine Laalou Morocco 1:47.86 Q
38 2 Onalenna Baloyi Botswana 1:47.89
39 6 Abraham Chepkirwok Uganda 1:47.93 Q
40 3 Miguel Quesada Spain 1:48.06
41 6 Jakub Holuša Czech Republic 1:48.19
41 7 Aldwyn Sappleton Jamaica 1:48.19
43 6 Christian Smith United States 1:48.20
44 3 Li Xiangyu China 1:48.44
45 6 Kléberson Davide Brazil 1:48.53
46 2 Jozef Repcìk Slovakia 1:48.64
47 6 Achraf Tadili Canada 1:48.87
48 3 Vitalij Kozlov Lithuania 1:48.96
49 1 Lachlan Renshaw Australia 1:49.19
50 1 Ehsan Mohajer Shojaei Iran 1:49.25
51 2 Leonardo Price Argentina 1:49.39
52 7 Sergey Pakura Kyrgyzstan 1:50.54
53 6 Fadrique Iglesias Bolivia 1:50.57
54 3 Samwel Mwera Tanzania 1:50.67
55 4 Nguyen Dinh Cuong Vietnam 1:52.06
56 6 Mohammed Al-Yafaee Yemen 1:54.82
57 5 Souleymane Ould Chebal Mauritania 1:57.43
58 4 Derek Mandell Guam 1:57.48 PB
5 Byron Piedra Ecuador DNS
3 Nick Willis New Zealand DNS
2 Antar Zerguelaine Algeria DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Qual. rule: first 2 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) qualified.[3]

Semifinal 1[edit]

21 August 2008 - 19:50

Rank Lane Athlete Country Time Notes
1 8 Wilfred Bungei Kenya 1:46.23 Q
2 5 Yeimer López Cuba 1:46.40 Q
3 7 Yuriy Borzakovskiy Russia 1:46.53
4 4 Amine Laalou Morocco 1:46.74
5 6 Nick Symmonds United States 1:46.96
6 9 Mohammed Al-Salhi Saudi Arabia 1:47.14
7 2 Marcin Lewandowski Poland 1:47.24
8 3 Mohammad Al-Azemi Kuwait 1:47.65

Semifinal 2[edit]

21 August 2008 - 19:58

Rank Lane Athlete Country Time Notes
1 5 Alfred Kirwa Yego Kenya 1:44.73 Q
2 6 Ismail Ahmed Ismail Sudan 1:44.91 Q
3 7 Yusuf Saad Kamel Bahrain 1:44.95 q
4 9 Nadjim Manseur Algeria 1:45.54 q
5 8 Sajjad Moradi Iran 1:46.08
6 4 Mbulaeni Mulaudzi South Africa 1:46.24
7 2 Antonio Manuel Reina Spain 1:46.40
8 3 Fabiano Peçanha Brazil 1:47.07

Semifinal 3[edit]

21 August 2008 - 20:06

Rank Lane Athlete Country Time Notes
1 2 Nabil Madi Algeria 1:45.63 Q
2 4 Gary Reed Canada 1:45.85 Q
3 5 Boaz Kiplagat Lalang Kenya 1:45.87
4 9 Manuel Olmedo Spain 1:45.91
5 3 Belal Mansoor Ali Bahrain 1:46.37
6 8 Michael Rimmer Great Britain 1:48.07
7 7 Abraham Chepkirwok Uganda 1:49.16
8 6 Abubaker Kaki Sudan 1:49.19

Final[edit]

23 August 2008 - 19:30

Rank Lane Athlete Country Time Notes[4]
1 3 Wilfred Bungei Kenya 1:44.65 SB
2 8 Ismail Ahmed Ismail Sudan 1:44.70
3 5 Alfred Kirwa Yego Kenya 1:44.82
4 6 Gary Reed Canada 1:44.94
5 4 Yusuf Saad Kamel Bahrain 1:44.95
6 7 Yeimer López Cuba 1:45.88
7 2 Nabil Madi Algeria 1:45.96
8 9 Nadjim Manseur Algeria 1:47.19

Splits[edit]

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
400m Wilfred Bungei  Kenya 53.35
600m Wilfred Bungei  Kenya 1:19.17

References[edit]