2011 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 400 metres hurdles
In the final, Angelo Taylor in lane 1 and L. J. van Zyl in lane 8 bookended the field going out fast into the lead. As they were completing the final turn, Taylor faltered and started hitting hurdles while Javier Culson powered into the lead. Both van Zyl and Culson slowed going into the final hurdle while David Greene cleared the hurdle with full momentum, cruising past the others to take the gold medal.
Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
Puerto Rico (PUR)
|L. J. van Zyl|
South Africa (RSA)
|World record||Kevin Young (USA)||46.78||Barcelona, Spain||6 August 1992|
|Championship record||Kevin Young (USA)||47.18||Stuttgart, Germany||19 August 1993|
|World leading||Louis van Zyl (RSA)||47.66||Pretoria, South Africa||25 February 2011|
|Ostrava, Czech Republic||31 May 2011|
|African record||Samuel Matete (ZAM)||47.10||Zürich, Switzerland||7 August 1991|
|Asian record||Hadi Soua'an Al-Somaily (KSA)||47.53||Sydney, Australia||27 September 2000|
|North, Central American and Caribbean record||Kevin Young (USA)||46.78||Barcelona, Spain||6 August 1992|
|South American record||Bayano Kamani (PAN)||47.84||Helsinki, Finland||7 August 2005|
|European record||Stéphane Diagana (FRA)||47.37||Lausanne, Switzerland||5 July 1995|
|Oceanian record||Rohan Robinson (AUS)||48.28||Atlanta, Georgia, United States||31 July 1996|
|A time||B time|
|August 29, 2011||11:30||Heats|
|August 30, 2011||19:30||Heats|
|September 1, 2011||21:30||Final|
|KEY:||q||Fastest non-qualifiers||Q||Qualified||NR||National record||PB||Personal best||SB||Seasonal best|
Qualification: First 4 in each heat (Q) and the next 4 fastest (q) advance to the semifinals.
Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the final.
|David Greene||Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)||48.26|
|Javier Culson||Puerto Rico (PUR)||48.44|
|L. J. van Zyl||South Africa (RSA)||48.80|
|4||Félix Sánchez||Dominican Republic (DOM)||48.87|
|5||Cornel Fredericks||South Africa (RSA)||49.12|
|6||Bershawn Jackson||United States (USA)||49.24|
|7||Angelo Taylor||United States (USA)||49.31|
|8||Aleksandr Derevyagin||Russia (RUS)||49.32|
- "Dai Greene's brutal regime earns gold at World Athletics Championships". Guardian. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
- "Dai Greene loses 'invisible man' tag to clinch gold in 400m hurdles at World Athletics Championships". Daily Telegraph. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 1 September 2011.
- 400 metres hurdles results at IAAF website