Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's 10,000 metres

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These are the official results of the men's 10,000 metres event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. There were a total number of 56 participating athletes. Khalid Skah from Morocco dueled with Richard Chelimo from Kenya during much of the race. It a sprint finish over the last 150 meters, Skah pulled ahead and crossed the finish line 1.02 seconds in front of Chilimo.[1]

Controversy[edit]

The Kenyans protested the finish, claiming that lapped Moroccan runner Hammou Boutayeb joined the lead pack of Chelimo and Skah with 3 laps to go in the race, apparently trying to help Skah. Competition Rule 143.2 states that a lapped runner may not "assist" another runner.[2] The Race Jury disqualified Skah for receiving assistance from Boutayeb. The Moroccans appealed to the Jury of Appeal of the International Amateur Athletic Federation. Since Rule 143.2 did not give any penalty for its violation, the Jury of Appeal reinstated Skah[2][1]

Those familiar with this level of racing, say that this sort of behavior is common. Collusion between runners on the same team occurs in many races. For instance a year earlier, at the World Championships in Tokyo, Chelimo had assisted his teammate beat Skah.[2] The the type of contact between Skah and Chelimo, initiated by Skah, also is not unusal.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Khalid Skah
 Morocco
Silver Richard Chelimo
 Kenya
Bronze Addis Abebe
 Ethiopia

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics.

World Record 27:08.23 Mexico Arturo Barrios West Berlin (FRG) August 18, 1989
Olympic Record 27:21.46 Morocco Brahim Boutayeb Seoul (KOR) September 26, 1988

Final[edit]

  • Held on August 3, 1992
RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Khalid Skah (MAR) 27:46.70
Med 2.png  Richard Chelimo (KEN) 27:47.72
Med 3.png  Addis Abebe (ETH) 28:00.07
4.  Salvatore Antibo (ITA) 28:11.39
5.  Arturo Barrios (MEX) 28:17.79
6.  Germán Silva (MEX) 28:20.19
7.  William Koech (KEN) 28:25.18
8.  Moses Tanui (KEN) 28:27.11
9.  Fita Bayisa (ETH) 28:27.68
10.  Todd Williams (USA) 28:29.38
11.  Paul Evans (GBR) 28:29.83
12.  Zoltán Káldy (HUN) 28:34.21
13.  Xolile Yawa (RSA) 28:37.18
14.  Haruo Urata (JPN) 28:37.61
15.  António Martins Bordelo (FRA) 28:47.66
16.  Armando Quintanilla (MEX) 28:48.05
17.  Richard Nerurkar (GBR) 28:48.48
18.  Antonio Silio (ARG) 28:55.20
19.  John Halvorsen (NOR) 29:53.91
 Hammou Boutayeb (MAR) DQ'd

Heats[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  William Koech (KEN) 28:06.86
2.  Germán Silva (MEX) 28:13.72
3.  Paul Evans (GBR) 28:15.70
4.  Addis Abebe (ETH) 28:15.76
5.  Richard Chelimo (KEN) 28:16.39
6.  Khalid Skah (MAR) 28:18.48
7.  Salvatore Antibo (ITA) 28:18.48
8.  John Halvorsen (NOR) 28:21.57
9.  Zoltán Káldy (HUN) 28:21.96
10.  Armando Quintanilla (MEX) 28:23.76
11.  Haruo Urata (JPN) 28:24.08
12.  Oleg Strizhakov (EUN) 28:35.97
13.  Steve Plasencia (USA) 28:45.59
14.  Stephane Franke (GER) 28:52.83
15.  Carlos de la Torre (ESP) 28:55.47
16.  Sean Dollman (IRL) 28:55.77
17.  Paul Williams (CAN) 29:01.67
18.  Tendai Chimusasa (ZIM) 29:17.26
19.  Juan José Castillo (PER) 30:04.60
20.  Miguel Ángel Vargas (CRC) 30:13.06
21.  Patrick Rama (LES) 30:21.69
22.  Awwad Al-Hasini (JOR) 30:43.19
 Thierry Pantel (FRA) DNF
 Risto Ulmala (FIN) DNF
 Alejandro Gómez Cabral (ESP) DNF
 Abdulla Al-Doseri (BRN) DNF
 Domingos Castro (POR) DNF
 Mohamedou Sid'Ahmed (MTN) DNF


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Fita Bayisa (ETH) 28:23.55
2.  Moses Tanui (KEN) 28:24.07
3.  Richard Nerurkar (GBR) 28:24.35
4.  Hammou Boutayeb (MAR) 28:25.73
5.  Todd Williams (USA) 28:26.32
6.  Arturo Barrios (MEX) 28:28.26
7.  Xolile Yawa (RSA) 28:28.78
8.  Antonio Silio (ARG) 28:31.02
9.  António Martins Bordelo (FRA) 28:35.13
10.  Francesco Bennici (ITA) 28:45.62
11.  José Carlos Adan (ESP) 28:50.38
12.  Mathias Ntawulikura (RWA) 28:51.79
13.  Aaron Ramirez (USA) 29:00.12
14.  Sakae Osaki (JPN) 29:20.01
15.  Fernando Couto (POR) 29:20.06
16.  Carsten Eich (GER) 29:22.19
17.  Noel Berkeley (IRL) 29:23.58
18.  Vincent Rousseau (BEL) 29:25.68
19.  Eamonn Martin (GBR) 29:35.65
20.  Isaac Simelan (SWZ) 29:48.49
21.  John Mwathiwa (MAW) 29:54.26
22.  Herder Herberto Vasquez (COL) 30:07.55
23.  Eddy Punina (ECU) 30:19.76
24.  Policarpio Calizaya (BOL) 30:27.01
25.  Omar Daher Gadid (DJI) 30:32.89
26.  Khalid Al-Estashi (YEM) 30:49.58 (NR)
27.  Marlon Williams (ISV) 31:22.13
28.  Bineshwar Prasad (FIJ) 31:46.19

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