2007 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 400 metres

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Events at the
2007 World Championships
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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 women
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

The men's 400 metres at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Nagai Stadium on 28, 29 and 31 August.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Jeremy Wariner
 United States
LaShawn Merritt
 United States
Angelo Taylor
 United States

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the established records were as follows.

World record  Michael Johnson (USA) 43.18 Seville, Spain 26 August 1999
Championship record  Michael Johnson (USA) 43.18 Seville, Spain 26 August 1999
World Leading  Jeremy Wariner (USA) 43.50 Stockholm, Sweden 7 August 2007
African record  Gary Kikaya (COD) 44.10 Stuttgart, Germany 9 September 2006
Asian record  Mohamed Amer Al-Malky (OMA) 44.56 Budapest, Hungary 12 August 1988
North American record  Michael Johnson (USA) 43.18 Seville, Spain 26 August 1999
South American record  Sanderlei Parrela (BRA) 44.29 Seville, Spain 26 August 1999
European record  Thomas Schönlebe (GDR) 44.33 Rome, Italy 3 September 1987
Oceanian record  Darren Clark (AUS) 44.38 Seoul, South Korea 26 September 1988

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
August 28, 2007 10:10 Heats
August 29, 2007 21:25 Semifinals
August 31, 2007 22:05 Final

Results[edit]

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified WR World record AR Area record NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

Heats[edit]

Qualification: First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 3 fastest (q) advance to the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Chris Brown  Bahamas 44.50 Q, SB
2 4 LaShawn Merritt  United States 44.78 Q
3 1 John Steffensen  Australia 44.82 Q, SB
4 1 Arismendy Peguero  Dominican Republic 44.92 Q, PB
5 4 Johan Wissman  Sweden 44.94 Q, NR
6 3 Alleyne Francique  Grenada 44.95 Q, SB
7 6 Nery Brenes  Costa Rica 45.01 Q, NR
8 2 Jeremy Wariner  United States 45.10 Q
9 6 Angelo Taylor  United States 45.13 Q
10 7 Tyler Christopher  Canada 45.15 Q
11 3 Leslie Djhone  France 45.17 Q
12 5 Gary Kikaya  Democratic Republic of the Congo 45.21 Q
13 7 Ato Modibo  Trinidad and Tobago 45.22 Q, SB
14 2 Avard Moncur  Bahamas 45.27 Q
15 5 Sanjay Ayre  Jamaica 45.28 Q
16 6 William Collazo  Cuba 45.29 Q, PB
17 4 Andrae Williams  Bahamas 45.31 Q
18 3 Ricardo Chambers  Jamaica 45.34 Q
19 2 David Gillick  Ireland 45.35 Q
20 6 California Molefe  Botswana 45.36 q, SB
21 7 Sean Wroe  Australia 45.39 Q
22 4 Young Talkmore Nyongani  Zimbabwe 45.40 q, SB
23 5 Timothy Benjamin  United Kingdom 45.44 Q
23 6 Michael Blackwood  Jamaica 45.44 q
23 1 Bastian Swillims  Germany 45.44 PB
26 5 Chris Lloyd  Dominica 45.46
27 2 Martyn Rooney  United Kingdom 45.47 SB
28 2 Lewis Banda  Zimbabwe 45.47 SB
29 7 Daniel Dąbrowski  Poland 45.50
30 3 Andrew Steele  United Kingdom 45.54
31 5 Vladislav Frolov  Russia 45.69
32 1 Renny Quow  Trinidad and Tobago 45.70
33 7 Andrea Barberi  Italy 45.74 SB
34 1 Marcin Marciniszyn  Poland 45.83
35 3 Rafał Wieruszewski  Poland 45.94 SB
36 3 Carlos Santa  Dominican Republic 45.99 SB
37 2 Brice Panel  France 46.02
38 3 Clemens Zeller  Austria 46.06
39 1 Dimitrios Regas  Greece 46.22 SB
40 6 Yuki Yamaguchi  Japan 46.28
41 4 Eric Milazar  Mauritius 46.55
42 5 Ioan Vieru  Romania 46.78
43 4 Andrés Silva  Uruguay 46.79
44 2 Félix Martínez  Puerto Rico 46.86
45 1 Takeshi Fujiwara  El Salvador 46.92 NR
46 7 Dimitrios Gravalos  Greece 46.94
47 5 Mathieu Gnanligo  Benin 47.51
48 6 Jonathon Lavers  Gibraltar 47.97 NR
49 6 Ivano Bucci  San Marino 48.07 PB
50 5 Nicolau Palanca  Angola 48.60
51 4 Dalibor Spasovski  Macedonia 48.63 PB
52 7 Moses Kamut  Vanuatu 48.90
53 4 Karar A.M. Al Abbody  Iraq 48.95 PB
54 2 Abdulla Mohamed Hussein  Somalia 50.54 PB
55 2 Hermán López  Nicaragua 50.72
3 Yuzo Kanemaru  Japan DNF
6 Nagmeldin Ali Abubakr  Sudan DNF
7 Lionel Larry  United States DNF
4 Gakologelwang Masheto  Botswana DNS
5 Hamdan Al-Bishi  Saudi Arabia DNS

Semifinals[edit]

First 2 in each semifinal (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 LaShawn Merritt  United States 44.31 Q
2 2 Jeremy Wariner  United States 44.33 Q
3 1 Angelo Taylor  United States 44.45 Q
4 3 Leslie Djhone  France 44.46 Q, NR
5 3 Tyler Christopher  Canada 44.47 q, SB
6 2 Chris Brown  Bahamas 44.50 Q
7 1 Johan Wissman  Sweden 44.56 Q, NR
8 1 Avard Moncur  Bahamas 44.86 q, SB
9 3 John Steffensen  Australia 44.95
10 2 Ato Modibo  Trinidad and Tobago 45.12 SB
11 1 Nery Brenes  Costa Rica 45.14
11 2 Gary Kikaya  Democratic Republic of the Congo 45.14
13 2 Ricardo Chambers  Jamaica 45.18
14 1 Sean Wroe  Australia 45.25 PB
15 2 David Gillick  Ireland 45.37
16 3 Andrae Williams  Bahamas 45.40
17 1 Alleyne Francique  Grenada 45.41
18 2 California Molefe  Botswana 45.47
19 1 Arismendy Peguero  Dominican Republic 45.54
19 2 William Collazo  Cuba 45.54
21 1 Michael Blackwood  Jamaica 45.60
22 3 Timothy Benjamin  United Kingdom 46.17
23 3 Young Talkmore Nyongani  Zimbabwe 46.23
3 Sanjay Ayre  Jamaica DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Jeremy Wariner  United States 43.45 WL
2nd, silver medalist(s) LaShawn Merritt  United States 43.96 PB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Angelo Taylor  United States 44.32
4 Chris Brown  Bahamas 44.45 NR
5 Leslie Djhone  France 44.59
6 Tyler Christopher  Canada 44.71
7 Johan Wissman  Sweden 44.72
8 Avard Moncur  Bahamas 45.40

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