2010 European Athletics Championships – Men's 800 metres

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Events at the
2010 European
Athletics 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 800 metres at the 2010 European Athletics Championships was held at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys on 28, 29 and 31 July.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Poland Marcin Lewandowski
Poland (POL)
Silver United Kingdom Michael Rimmer
Great Britain (GBR)
Bronze Poland Adam Kszczot
Poland (POL)

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 2010 European Athletics Championships
World record  Wilson Kipketer (DEN) 1:41.11 Cologne, Germany 24 August 1997
European record  Wilson Kipketer (DEN) 1:41.11 Cologne, Germany 24 August 1997
Championship record  Olaf Beyer (GDR) 1:43.84 Prague, Czechoslovakia 31 August 1978
World Leading  David Rudisha (KEN) 1:41.51 Heusden-Zolder, Belgium 10 July 2010
European Leading  Marcin Lewandowski (POL) 1:44.30 Lausanne, Switzerland 8 July 2010

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
28 July 2010 12:10 Round 1
29 July 2010 20:50 Semifinals
31 July 2010 19:35 Final

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

First 3 in each heat (Q) and 4 best performers (q) advance to the Semifinals.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Marcin Lewandowski  Poland 1:49.78 Q
2 2 Hamid Oualich  France 1:49.92 Q
3 4 David Bustos  Spain 1:50.01 Q
4 6 Cristian Vorovenci  Romania 1:50.05 q
5 7 Jozef Pelikán  Slovakia 1:51.29
6 1 Jan van den Broeck  Belgium 1:51.79
7 8 Mattias Claesson  Sweden 1:52.53
8 3 Christophe Bestgen  Luxembourg 1:52.64

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 8 Jakub Holuša  Czech Republic 1:47.94 Q
2 1 Kevin López  Spain 1:48.13 Q
3 5 Brice Etes  Monaco 1:48.54 Q
4 3 Anis Ananenka  Belarus 1:49.29 q
5 6 David McCarthy  Ireland 1:49.53 q
6 4 Mario Scapini  Italy 1:49.67 q
7 2 Mikko Lahtio  Finland 1:51.76
7 Robert Lathouwers  Netherlands DQ

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Luis Alberto Marco  Spain 1:49.96 Q
2 6 Giordano Benedetti  Italy 1:50.00 Q
3 4 Adam Kszczot  Poland 1:50.08 Q
4 2 Tamás Kazi  Hungary 1:50.21
5 5 Jozef Repčík  Slovakia 1:50.51
6 7 Andreas Rapatz  Austria 1:51.55
7 1 Vitalij Kozlov  Lithuania 1:52.18
8 8 Anton Asplund  Sweden 1:55.23

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 8 Michael Rimmer  Great Britain 1:49.99 Q
2 7 Arnoud Okken  Netherlands 1:50.13 Q
3 5 Lukas Rifesser  Italy 1:50.40 Q
4 6 Yuriy Koldin  Russia 1:50.64
5 3 Joni Jaako  Sweden 1:50.93
6 2 Dustin Emrani  Israel 1:51.51
7 1 Andreas Bube  Denmark 1:51.91
8 4 Andreas Smout  Belgium 1:52.04

Summary[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Note
1 2 8 Jakub Holuša  Czech Republic 1:47.94 Q
2 2 1 Kevin López  Spain 1:48.13 Q
3 2 5 Brice Etes  Monaco 1:48.54 Q
4 2 3 Anis Ananenka  Belarus 1:49.29 q
5 2 6 David McCarthy  Ireland 1:49.53 q
6 2 4 Mario Scapini  Italy 1:49.67 q
7 1 5 Marcin Lewandowski  Poland 1:49.78 Q
8 1 2 Hamid Oualich  France 1:49.92 Q
9 3 3 Luis Alberto Marco  Spain 1:49.96 Q
10 4 8 Michael Rimmer  Great Britain 1:49.99 Q
11 3 6 Giordano Benedetti  Italy 1:50.00 Q
12 1 4 David Bustos  Spain 1:50.01 Q
13 1 6 Cristian Vorovenci  Romania 1:50.05 q
14 3 4 Adam Kszczot  Poland 1:50.08 Q
15 4 7 Arnoud Okken  Netherlands 1:50.13 Q
16 3 2 Tamás Kazi  Hungary 1:50.21
17 4 5 Lukas Rifesser  Italy 1:50.40 Q
18 3 5 Jozef Repčík  Slovakia 1:50.51
19 4 6 Yuriy Koldin  Russia 1:50.64
20 4 3 Joni Jaako  Sweden 1:50.93
21 1 7 Jozef Pelikán  Slovakia 1:51.29
22 4 2 Dustin Emrani  Israel 1:51.51
23 3 7 Andreas Rapatz  Austria 1:51.55
24 2 2 Mikko Lahtio  Finland 1:51.76
25 1 1 Jan van den Broeck  Belgium 1:51.79
26 4 1 Andreas Bube  Denmark 1:51.91
27 4 4 Andreas Smout  Belgium 1:52.04
28 3 1 Vitalij Kozlov  Lithuania 1:52.18
29 1 8 Mattias Claesson  Sweden 1:52.53
30 1 3 Christophe Bestgen  Luxembourg 1:52.64
31 3 8 Anton Asplund  Sweden 1:55.23
2 7 Robert Lathouwers  Netherlands DSQ

Semifinals[edit]

First 3 in each heat and 2 best performers advance to the Final.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 4 Kevin López  Spain 1:48.11 Q
2 6 Marcin Lewandowski  Poland 1:48.15 Q
3 7 Arnoud Okken  Netherlands 1:48.25 Q
4 3 Jakub Holuša  Czech Republic 1:48.27 q
5 2 Cristian Vorovenci  Romania 1:48.88
6 5 David Bustos  Spain 1:49.08
7 1 Mario Scapini  Italy 1:49.13
8 8 Lukas Rifesser  Italy 1:49.75

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Michael Rimmer  Great Britain 1:47.67 Q
2 5 Luis Alberto Marco  Spain 1:47.79 Q
3 4 Adam Kszczot  Poland 1:47.84 Q
4 6 Hamid Oualich  France 1:48.06 q
5 2 Anis Ananenka  Belarus 1:48.41
6 8 David McCarthy  Ireland 1:49.14
7 7 Giordano Benedetti  Italy 1:49.33
8 1 Brice Etes  Monaco 1:49.52

Summary[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 3 Michael Rimmer  Great Britain 1:47.67 Q
2 2 5 Luis Alberto Marco  Spain 1:47.79 Q
3 2 4 Adam Kszczot  Poland 1:47.84 Q
4 2 6 Hamid Oualich  France 1:48.06 q
5 1 4 Kevin López  Spain 1:48.11 Q
6 1 6 Marcin Lewandowski  Poland 1:48.15 Q
7 1 7 Arnoud Okken  Netherlands 1:48.25 Q
8 1 3 Jakub Holuša  Czech Republic 1:48.27 q
9 2 2 Anis Ananenka  Belarus 1:48.41
10 1 2 Cristian Vorovenci  Romania 1:48.88
11 1 5 David Bustos  Spain 1:49.08
12 1 1 Mario Scapini  Italy 1:49.13
13 2 8 David McCarthy  Ireland 1:49.14
14 2 7 Giordano Benedetti  Italy 1:49.33
15 2 1 Brice Etes  Monaco 1:49.52
16 1 8 Lukas Rifesser  Italy 1:49.75

Final[edit]

Lewandowski beat all-comers to attain his first senior European medal.
Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 5 Marcin Lewandowski  Poland 1:47.07
2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 Michael Rimmer  Great Britain 1:47.17
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 8 Adam Kszczot  Poland 1:47.22
4 2 Arnoud Okken  Netherlands 1:47.31
5 3 Jakub Holuša  Czech Republic 1:47.45
6 7 Kevin López  Spain 1:47.82
7 4 Luis Alberto Marco  Spain 1:48.42
8 1 Hamid Oualich  France 1:49.77

References[edit]