2015 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

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Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the 2015 World Championships
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates22 August (heats)
23 August (semifinals)
25 August (final)
Competitors41 from 26 nations
Winning time47.79
Medalists
gold medal    Kenya
silver medal    Russia
bronze medal    Bahamas
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The men's 400 metres hurdles at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Beijing National Stadium on 22, 23 and 25 August.[1][2]

Summary[edit]

While Kenya has dominated the longest hurdle race, the 3000 metres steeplechase since the 1968 Olympics, and John Akii-Bua from neighboring Uganda hinted at what might be the capability of East African athletes in this event, Kenya has never had a medalist at 400 hurdles, until this year. Nicholas Bett was the fastest qualifier in the heats. His teammate Boniface Tumuti was the second fastest in the semi-finals, while Bett struggled into the slowest qualifier into the finals. That put Bett almost unnoticed in the far outside lane. Michael Tinsley was the only returning medalist from recent history and the rest of the world leaders were already eliminated, making for a very open race. The fastest 5 finalists all ran their personal best just to make the final race.

Tinsley was the early leader out of the blocks, but was quickly overtaken by Denis Kudryavtsev down the backstretch. Through the turn Tinsley began to hit hurdles, Kudryavtsev the clear leader coming to the straightaway. A couple of meters behind was a wall of Tinsley, Jeffery Gibson and Kerron Clement, with Bett slightly behind them. Kudryavtsev stretched for the ninth hurdle, Tinsley hit it and Bett stormed past. Reminiscent of Kenyan steeplechase finishes, he took the final barrier somewhat awkwardly but continued with so much power that the rest of the field was left behind him. Kudryavtsev held on for silver with a Russian national record. Gibson won the race to the line for bronze, setting his second Bahamian national record of the competition. The once dominant American team, shut out, while Kenya wins its first medal in the event and it was gold.[3]


Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[4]

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  Bershawn Jackson (USA) 48.09 Doha, Qatar 15 May 2015
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, GA, United States 31 July 1996

Qualification standards[edit]

Entry standards[5]
49.50

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
22 August 2015 18:35 Heats
23 August 2015 18:40 Semifinals
25 August 2015 20:25 Final

All times are local times (UTC+8)

Results[edit]

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

Heats[edit]

Qualification: Best 4 (Q) and next 4 fastest (q) qualify for the next round.[6]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Nicholas Bett  Kenya (KEN) 48.37 Q
2 5 Denis Kudryavtsev  Russia (RUS) 48.51 Q, PB
3 3 Kerron Clement  United States (USA) 48.75 Q
4 2 Boniface Tumuti  Kenya (KEN) 48.79 Q, PB
5 4 Yasmani Copello  Turkey (TUR) 48.89 Q, NR
6 3 Niall Flannery  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 48.90 Q, SB
7 2 Michael Tinsley  United States (USA) 48.91 Q
8 5 Patryk Dobek  Poland (POL) 48.94 Q
9 5 Johnny Dutch  United States (USA) 48.97 Q
10 2 Javier Culson  Puerto Rico (PUR) 49.02 Q
11 1 Timofey Chalyy  Russia (RUS) 49.05 Q, SB
12 3 Kariem Hussein  Switzerland (SUI) 49.08 Q
13 1 Jeffery Gibson  Bahamas (BAH) 49.09 Q
14 3 Annsert Whyte  Jamaica (JAM) 49.10 Q
15 2 L. J. van Zyl  South Africa (RSA) 49.12 Q
16 1 Kurt Couto  Mozambique (MOZ) 49.15 Q, SB
17 4 Rasmus Mägi  Estonia (EST) 49.18 Q
18 4 Thomas Barr  Ireland (IRL) 49.20 Q
19 1 Abdelmalik Lahoulou  Algeria (ALG) 49.33 q
19 2 Leford Green  Jamaica (JAM) 49.33 q
21 5 Yuki Matsushita  Japan (JPN) 49.34 Q
22 5 Haron Koech  Kenya (KEN) 49.38 q, PB
22 5 Michaël Bultheel  Belgium (BEL) 49.38 q
22 3 Miles Ukaoma  Nigeria (NGR) 49.38
25 1 Roxroy Cato  Jamaica (JAM) 49.47
26 4 Cheng Wen  China (CHN) 49.56 Q, PB
26 4 Ivan Shablyuyev  Russia (RUS) 49.56
28 1 Michael Cochrane  New Zealand (NZL) 49.58 NR
28 2 Yuta Konishi  Japan (JPN) 49.58 SB
30 1 Takayuki Kishimoto  Japan (JPN) 49.78
31 2 Jehue Gordon  Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) 49.91
32 1 Eric Alejandro  Puerto Rico (PUR) 49.94
33 4 Eric Cray  Philippines (PHI) 50.04
34 4 Bershawn Jackson  United States (USA) 50.14
35 5 Miloud Rahmani  Algeria (ALG) 50.21
36 5 Jaak-Heinrich Jagor  Estonia (EST) 50.29
37 4 Johannes Maritz  Namibia (NAM) 51.10
38 3 Saber Boukemouche  Algeria (ALG) 51.54
39 5 Amadou Ndiaye  Senegal (SEN) 52.40
40 2 Maoulida Darouèche  Comoros (COM) 53.06
3 Mohamed Sghaier  Tunisia (TUN) DQ R163.3(a)
2 Andrés Silva  Uruguay (URU) DNS
3 Cornel Fredericks  South Africa (RSA) DNS
4 Jack Green  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) DNS

Semifinals[edit]

Qualification: First 2 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advanced to the final.[7]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Denis Kudryavtsev  Russia (RUS) 48.23 Q, PB
2 1 Boniface Tumuti  Kenya (KEN) 48.29 Q, PB
3 2 Jeffery Gibson  Bahamas (BAH) 48.37 Q, NR
4 2 Patryk Dobek  Poland (POL) 48.40 q, PB
5 2 Yasmani Copello  Turkey (TUR) 48.46 q, NR
6 3 Michael Tinsley  United States (USA) 48.47 Q
7 1 Kerron Clement  United States (USA) 48.50 Q
8 3 Nicholas Bett  Kenya (KEN) 48.54 Q
9 3 Kariem Hussein  Switzerland (SUI) 48.59
10 1 Timofey Chalyy  Russia (RUS) 48.69 PB
11 1 Thomas Barr  Ireland (IRL) 48.71
12 2 Johnny Dutch  United States (USA) 48.74
13 1 Rasmus Mägi  Estonia (EST) 48.76
14 1 Abdelmalik Lahoulou  Algeria (ALG) 48.87 NR
15 2 L. J. van Zyl  South Africa (RSA) 48.89
16 1 Annsert Whyte  Jamaica (JAM) 48.90 SB
17 3 Niall Flannery  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 49.17
18 3 Javier Culson  Puerto Rico (PUR) 49.36
19 2 Haron Koech  Kenya (KEN) 49.54
20 3 Leford Green  Jamaica (JAM) 49.59
21 2 Cheng Wen  China (CHN) 49.62
22 1 Michaël Bultheel  Belgium (BEL) 49.66
23 3 Kurt Couto  Mozambique (MOZ) 50.58
24 3 Yuki Matsushita  Japan (JPN) 51.10

Final[edit]

The final was started at 21:15.[8]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 9 Nicholas Bett  Kenya (KEN) 47.79 WL, NR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 Denis Kudryavtsev  Russia (RUS) 48.05 NR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 7 Jeffery Gibson  Bahamas (BAH) 48.17 NR
4 8 Kerron Clement  United States (USA) 48.18 SB
5 4 Boniface Tumuti  Kenya (KEN) 48.33
6 2 Yasmani Copello  Turkey (TUR) 48.96
7 3 Patryk Dobek  Poland (POL) 49.14
8 5 Michael Tinsley  United States (USA) 50.02

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beijing 2015: Timetable". Beijing 2015. 11 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ Start list
  3. ^ "MEN'S 400M HURDLES FINAL – IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015". iaaf.org. 25 August 2015. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Records & Lists – 400 meters hurdles". IAAF. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  5. ^ IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 – Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 17 August 2015
  6. ^ Heats results
  7. ^ Semifinals results
  8. ^ Final results