Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

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The men's 400 metres hurdles at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 38 competitors, with five qualifying heats (38 runners) and two semifinals (16) before the final (8) took place on Sunday September 25, 1988.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Andre Phillips
 United States
Silver Amadou Dia Ba
 Senegal
Bronze Edwin Moses
 United States

Records[edit]

These were the standing World and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics.

World Record 47.02 United States Edwin Moses Koblenz (FRG) August 31, 1983
Olympic Record 47.64 United States Edwin Moses Montreal (CAN) July 25, 1976

The following Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time OR WR
September 25, 1988 Final  Andre Phillips (USA) 47.19s OR

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME LANE
Med 1.png  Andre Phillips (USA) 47.19 (OR) 6
Med 2.png  Amadou Dia Ba (SEN) 47.23 (NR) 5
Med 3.png  Edwin Moses (USA) 47.56 3
4.  Kevin Young (USA) 47.94 2
5.  Winthrop Graham (JAM) 48.04 4
6.  Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 48.69 7
7.  Harald Schmid (FRG) 48.76 1
8.  Edgar Itt (FRG) 48.78 8

Semi finals[edit]

  • Held on Saturday September 24, 1988
RANK HEAT 1 TIME LANE
1.  Edwin Moses (USA) 47.89 3
2.  Kevin Young (USA) 48.56 5
3.  Harald Schmid (FRG) 48.93 1
4.  Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 49.22 6
5.  Joseph Maritim (KEN) 49.50 4
6.  José Alonso (ESP) 49.57 8
7.  Klaus Ehrle (AUT) 51.04 2
8.  John Graham (CAN) 51.33 7


RANK HEAT 2 TIME LANE
1.  Andre Phillips (USA) 48.19 5
2.  Winthrop Graham (JAM) 48.37 6
3.  Amadou Dia Ba (SEN) 48.48 4
4.  Edgar Itt (FRG) 48.86 2
5.  Toma Tomov (BUL) 48.90 3
6.  Simon Kitur (KEN) 49.74 1
7.  Alain Cuypers (BEL) 49.75 7
 Gideon Yego (KEN) DSQ 8

Qualifying heats[edit]

  • Held on Friday September 23, 1988
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Amadou Dia Ba (SEN) 49.41
2.  Klaus Ehrle (AUT) 50.10
3.  John Graham (CAN) 50.30
4.  Hwang Hong-Chul (KOR) 50.52
5.  Philip Harries (GBR) 50.81
6.  Jasem Aldowaila (KUW) 51.87
7.  Dambar Kunwar (NEP) 56.80
 Sven Nylander (SWE) DNS


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Harald Schmid (FRG) 49.77
2.  Simon Kitur (KEN) 49.88
3.  Alain Cuypers (BEL) 50.42
4.  Ahmed Ghanem (EGY) 50.44
5.  Ryoichi Yoshida (JPN) 50.49
6.  Samuel Matete (ZAM) 51.06
7.  Domingo Cordero (PUR) 51.26
8.  Jorge Fidel Ponce (HON) 55.38


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Edwin Moses (USA) 49.38
2.  Edgar Itt (FRG) 50.10
3.  José Alonso (ESP) 50.12
4.  Leigh Miller (AUS) 50.53
5.  Branislav Karaulić (YUG) 51.32
6.  Allan Ince (BAR) 52.76
7.  Oral Selkridge (ANT) 53.44


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Kevin Young (USA) 49.35
2.  Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 49.62
3.  Gideon Yego (KEN) 49.80
4.  Jozef Kucej (TCH) 49.89
5.  Rok Kopitar (YUG) 50.54
6.  Hamidou Mbaye (SEN) 50.58
7.  Benjamin Grant (SLE) 51.73
8.  Joseph Rodan (FIJ) 53.66


RANK HEAT 5 TIME
1.  Andre Phillips (USA) 49.34
2.  Winthrop Graham (JAM) 49.40
3.  Joseph Maritim (KEN) 49.64
4.  Toma Tomov (BUL) 49.66
5.  Max Robertson (GBR) 50.67
6.  Ahmed Hamada Jassim (BRN) 51.34
7.  Yousif Al-Dossary (KSA) 53.51

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