2017 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 400 metres
|Men's 400 metres |
at the 2017 World Championships
|Dates||5 August (heats)|
6 August (semifinal)
8 August (final)
|Competitors||51 from 33 nations|
Isaac Makwala (Botswana) had qualified for the final, but was barred from competing as he was under quarantine due to the norovirus outbreak in one of the athletes' hotels. Steven Gardiner (Bahamas) started fastest, with Wayde van Niekerk (South Africa) equal to him by about 200 metres, and going on to build a lead through the final turn. Van Niekerk had time to slow down, winning comfortably ahead of Gardiner, with Abdalelah Haroun (Qatar) finishing quickly from dead last off the turn to claim bronze.
Before the competition records were as follows:
|World||43.03||Wayde van Niekerk||RSA||14 Aug 2016||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Championship||43.18||Michael Johnson||USA||26 Aug 1999||Sevilla, Spain|
|World leading||43.62||Wayde van Niekerk||RSA||6 Jul 2017||Lausanne, Switzerland|
|African||43.03||Wayde van Niekerk||RSA||14 Aug 2016||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Asian||43.93||Yousef Masrahi||KSA||23 Aug 2015||Beijing, China|
|NACAC||43.18||Michael Johnson||USA||26 Aug 1999||Sevilla, Spain|
|South American||44.29||Sanderlei Parrela||BRA||26 Aug 1999||Sevilla, Spain|
|European||44.33||Thomas Schönlebe||GDR||3 Sep 1987||Rome, Italy|
|Oceanian||44.38||Darren Clark||AUS||26 Sep 1988||Seoul, South Korea|
The following records were set at the competition:
|Bahamian||43.89||Steven Gardiner||BAH||6 Aug 2017|
The standard to qualify automatically for entry was 45.50.
The event schedule, in local time (UTC+1), was as follows:
The first round took place on 5 August in six heats as follows:
The first three in each heat ( ) and the next six fastest ( ) qualified for the semifinals. The overall results were as follows:
The semifinals took place on 6 August in three heats as follows:
The first two in each heat ( ) and the next two fastest ( ) qualified for the final. The overall results were as follows:
|6||Wayde van Niekerk||South Africa (RSA)||43.98|
|4||Steven Gardiner||Bahamas (BAH)||44.41|
|3||Abdalelah Haroun||Qatar (QAT)||44.48||SB|
|4||9||Baboloki Thebe||Botswana (BOT)||44.66|
|5||5||Nathon Allen||Jamaica (JAM)||44.88|
|6||8||Demish Gaye||Jamaica (JAM)||45.04|
|7||2||Fred Kerley||United States (USA)||45.23|
|7||Isaac Makwala||Botswana (BOT)||DNS|
- Start list
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