2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Men's 400 metres

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Events at the
2012 IAAF World Indoor
Championships

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Track events
60 m   men   women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m men women
60 m hurdles men women
4×400 m relay men women
Field events
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
Shot put men women
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Heptathlon men
Gold medal winner Nery Brenes celebrating his win.

The men's 400 metres at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships took place March 9 and 10 at the Ataköy Athletics Arena. The final was won by Costa Rican Nery Brenes in a time of 45.11.[1]

Doping disqualifcation[edit]

Rabah Yousif of Sudan, who ran the heat and the semifinal, retrospectively got his results disqualified for doping.[2]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Nery Brenes
 Costa Rica
Demetrius Pinder
 Bahamas
Chris Brown
 Bahamas

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships
World record  Kerron Clement (USA) 44.57 Fayetteville, United States 12 March 2005
Championship record  Harry Reynolds (USA) 45.26 Toronto, Canada 14 March 1993
World Leading  Kirani James (GRN) 45.19 Fayetteville, United States 11 February 2010
African record  Sunday Bada (NGR) 45.51 Paris, France 9 March 1997
Asian record  Shunji Karube (JPN) 45.76 Paris, France 9 March 1997
European record  Thomas Schönlebe (GDR) 45.05 Sindelfingen, West Germany 5 February 1988
North and Central American
and Caribbean record
 Kerron Clement (USA) 44.57 Fayetteville, United States 12 March 2005
Oceanian Record  Daniel Batman (AUS) 45.93 Birmingham, Great Britain 2 March 2003
South American record  Bayano Kamani (PAN) 46.26 Boston, United States 29 January 2005

Qualification standards[edit]

Indoor Outdoor
46.90 45.20

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
March 9, 2012 12:20 Heats
March 9, 2012 20:10 Semifinals
March 10, 2012 19:30 Final

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Qualification: First 2 (Q) and the 6 fastest times qualified (q). 32 athletes from 27 countries participated.[3]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Demetrius Pinder  Bahamas 46.49 Q
2 2 Kirani James  Grenada 46.64 Q
3 1 Tabarie Henry  U.S. Virgin Islands 46.71 Q, SB
4 2 Nery Brenes  Costa Rica 46.77 Q, SB
5 5 Pavel Maslák  Czech Republic 47.00 Q
6 5 Richard Buck  Great Britain 47.05 Q
7 1 Mark Ujakpor  Spain 47.06 q
8 2 Luguelín Santos  Dominican Republic 47.07 q, PB
9 6 Chris Brown  Bahamas 47.28 Q
10 2 Rabah Yousif  Sudan 47.30 q for sf, but later DQ for doping
11 6 Calvin Smith Jr.  United States 47.46 Q
12 6 Ali Ekber Kayaş  Turkey 47.55 q
13 3 Nigel Levine  Great Britain 47.56 Q
14 4 Gil Roberts  United States 47.57 Q
15 5 Erison Hurtault  Dominica 47.63 q
16 4 Valentin Kruglyakov  Russia 47.70 Q
17 2 Maksim Aleksandrenko  Russia 47.78 q
18 4 Jarrin Solomon  Trinidad and Tobago 47.82
19 6 Nika Kartavtsevi  Georgia 48.27 PB
20 3 Lorenzo Valentini  Italy 48.58 Q
21 1 Wala Gime  Papua New Guinea 48.85
22 5 Trausti Stefánsson  Iceland 48.86
23 4 Takeshi Fujiwara  El Salvador 48.96 SB
24 3 Bacar Houmadi Jannot  Comoros 49.58
25 4 Kristijan Efremov  Macedonia 50.23
26 5 Ak. Hafiy Tajuddin Rositi  Brunei 51.02 NR
27 1 Yaovi Michael Gougou  Benin 51.20 NR
28 6 Bahaa Al Farra  Palestine 51.65 NR
29 3 Andrés Silva  Uruguay 51.93 SB
30 6 Jeofry Limtiaco  Guam 53.67 PB
31 5 Hussein Al-Fedheili  Oman 55.15 PB
3 Lalonde Gordon  Trinidad and Tobago DQ

Semifinals[edit]

Qualification: First 2 of each heat qualified (Q). 18 athletes from 14 countries participated.[4]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Demetrius Pinder  Bahamas 45.94 Q
2 1 Tabarie Henry  U.S. Virgin Islands 46.01 Q
2 3 Nery Brenes  Costa Rica 46.01 NR, Q
4 3 Kirani James  Grenada 46.04 Q
5 2 Chris Brown  Bahamas 46.37 Q
6 3 Nigel Levine  Great Britain 46.46
7 2 Pavel Maslák  Czech Republic 46.49 Q
8 2 Richard Buck  Great Britain 46.68
9 3 Luguelín Santos  Dominican Republic 46.83 PB
10 1 Mark Ujakpor  Spain 46.98
11 1 Gil Roberts  United States 47.01
12 2 Calvin Smith Jr.  United States 47.09
13 3 Valentin Kruglyakov  Russia 47.34
14 2 Ali Ekber Kayaş  Turkey 48.16
15 1 Lorenzo Valentini  Italy 48.47
16 3 Erison Hurtault  Dominica 48.68
17 1 Maksim Aleksandrenko  Russia 49.76
18 2 Rabah Yousif  Sudan DNF later DQ for doping

Final[edit]

6 athletes from 5 countries participated. The final started at 19:31.[5]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Nery Brenes  Costa Rica 45.11 CR, NR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Demetrius Pinder  Bahamas 45.34 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Chris Brown  Bahamas 45.90 SB
4 Tabarie Henry  U.S. Virgin Islands 45.96 SB
5 Pavel Maslák  Czech Republic 46.19
6 Kirani James  Grenada 46.21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Costa Rica's Nery Brenes Is A World Champion". Insidecostarica. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 14 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Mark Butler (ed.), "DOPING VIOLATIONS AT IAAF WORLD INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS", IAAF Statistics Book – World Indoor Championships SOPOT 2014 (PDF), IAAF, pp. 47–48, retrieved 27 September 2015 
  3. ^ "2012 World Indoor Championships – Men's 400 metres (heats)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  4. ^ "2012 World Indoor Championships – Men's 400 metres (semifinals)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 2012-03-09. 
  5. ^ "2012 World Indoor Championships – Men's 400 metres (final)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2012-03-10.