2012 African Championships in Athletics – Men's 400 metres

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Events at the 2012 African
Championships in Athletics

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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
20 km walk men women
Field events
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's 400 metres at the 2012 African Championships in Athletics was held at the Stade Charles de Gaulle on 27, 28 and 29 June.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Isaac Makwala
 Botswana
Silver Oscar Pistorius
 South Africa
Bronze Willem de Beer
 South Africa

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 2012 African Championships in Athletics
World record  Michael Johnson (USA) 43.18 Seville, Spain 26 August 1999
African record  Gary Kikaya (COD) 44.10 Stuttgart, Germany 9 September 2006
Championship record  Clement Chukwu (NGR) 44.65 Dakar, Senegal 20 August 1998

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
27 June 2012 15:45 Round 1
28 June 2012 16:10 Semifinals
29 June 2012 15:45 Final

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

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

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Note
1 5 4 Isaac Makwala  Botswana 45.50 Q
2 2 2 Abiola Onakoya  Nigeria 46.04 Q
3 5 6 Oscar Pistorius  South Africa 46.32 Q
4 2 3 Ofentse Mogawane  South Africa 46.37 Q
5 5 3 Mohamed Khouaja  Libya 46.40 Q
6 2 8 Ali Ngaimoko  Uganda 46.43 Q
7 4 6 Saviour Kombe  Zambia 46.49 Q
8 5 7 Mathieu Gnanligo  Benin 46.50 Q
9 3 5 Salihu Isah  Nigeria 46.58 Q
9 3 8 Thapelo Ketlogetswe  Botswana 46.58 Q
11 1 2 Vincent Kiilu Mumo  Kenya 46.73 Q
12 1 4 Seguo Ogunkule  Nigeria 46.77 Q
13 3 7 Willem de Beer  South Africa 46.80 Q
14 2 4 Bereket Desta  Ethiopia 47.02 Q
15 5 8 Marvin Lewis  Liberia 47.12 q
16 4 8 Daniel Gyasi  Ghana 47.25 Q
17 1 7 Frank Puriza  Namibia 47.37 Q
18 1 3 Nicholas Fordjour  Ghana 47.39 Q
19 4 3 Hago Tadesse  Ethiopia 47.47 Q
20 3 6 Mark Mutai  Kenya 47.48 Q
21 3 4 Mohamedine Mahamadou  Niger 47.89 q
22 3 2 Ali Abd Salem  Libya 47.96 q
23 2 7 Yaovi Michael Gougou  Benin 48.08 q
24 5 2 David Tinago  Zimbabwe 48.53
25 4 1 Pako Seribe  Botswana 49.12 Q
26 4 7 Djakalia Bamba  Mali 49.19
27 5 5 Gonfa Bekele Dageti  Ethiopia 49.64
28 1 5 Abdoul Razack Robo Samma  Niger 49.71
29 4 5 Emmanuel Ntakiyimana  Rwanda 49.75
30 1 8 Christ Bitsindou  Republic of the Congo 50.28
31 1 1 Abdallah Al Bain Abbo  Chad 50.30
32 1 6 Djama Iitireh Said  Djibouti 50.89
33 3 3 Izequiel Evora  Cape Verde 51.56
98 2 5 Anderson Mureta  Kenya DSQ
99 2 6 Jiddou Ould Haye  Mauritania DNS
99 4 2 Abdelkerim Mohammed  Eritrea DNS
99 4 4 Youssef Rabat  Sudan DNS

Semifinals[edit]

First 2 in each heat (Q) and 2 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Heat Lane Name Nationality Time Note
1 2 3 Isaac Makwala  Botswana 45.70 Q
2 2 6 Oscar Pistorius  South Africa 46.14 Q
3 1 7 Mathieu Gnanligo  Benin 46.32 Q
4 1 8 Willem de Beer  South Africa 46.33 Q
5 3 5 Vincent Kiilu Mumo  Kenya 46.39 Q
6 1 6 Salihu Isah  Nigeria 46.46 q
7 3 6 Abiola Onakoya  Nigeria 46.64 Q
8 1 5 Ali Ngaimoko  Uganda 46.68 q
9 3 3 Ofentse Mogawane  South Africa 46.79
10 3 4 Mohamed Khouaja  Libya 46.82
11 3 8 Bereket Desta  Ethiopia 47.05
12 3 7 Frank Puriza  Namibia 47.13
13 2 4 Seguo Ogunkule  Nigeria 47.14
14 1 5 Saviour Kombe  Zambia 47.24
15 2 1 Mark Mutai  Kenya 47.35
16 1 4 Daniel Gyasi  Ghana 47.86
17 1 1 Mohamedine Mahamadou  Niger 47.95
18 1 3 Thapelo Ketlogetswe  Botswana 47.96
19 2 7 Nicholas Fordjour  Ghana 48.14
20 2 8 Hago Tadesse  Ethiopia 48.19
22 2 2 Ali Abd Salem  Libya 48.57
22 3 2 Yaovi Michael Gougou  Benin 48.65
99 1 3 Marvin Lewis  Liberia DNF
99 3 1 Pako Seribe  Botswana DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Note
1st, gold medalist(s) 5 Isaac Makwala  Botswana 45.25 PB
2nd, silver medalist(s) 3 Oscar Pistorius  South Africa 45.52
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 Willem de Beer  South Africa 45.67
4 6 Mathieu Gnanligo  Benin 45.82 NR
5 4 Vincent Kiilu Mumo  Kenya 46.13
6 8 Abiola Onakoya  Nigeria 46.21
7 2 Ali Ngaimoko  Uganda 46.78
8 1 Salihu Isah  Nigeria 46.98

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