Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres

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Men's 400 metres
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Venue Stadium Australia
Dates 22–25 September
Competitors 68 from 43 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Michael Johnson  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Alvin Harrison  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gregory Haughton  Jamaica
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Athletics at the
2000 Summer Olympics
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The Men's 400 metres event at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics programme was held at Stadium Australia from 22 to 25 September 2000.

The top three runners in each of the initial nine heats automatically qualified for the second round. The next five fastest runners from across the heats also qualified. Those 32 runners competed in 4 heats in the second round, with the top fours runners from each heat qualifying for the semifinals. There were two semifinals, and only the top four from each heat advanced to the final.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Michael Johnson (USA)
Silver  Alvin Harrison (USA)
Bronze  Gregory Haughton (JAM)

Records[edit]

World Record 43.18 Michael Johnson USA Seville, ESP 26 August 1999
Olympic Record 43.49 Michael Johnson USA Atlanta, USA 29 July 1996

Results[edit]

All times shown are in seconds.

  • Q denotes qualification by place in heat.
  • q denotes qualification by overall place.
  • DNS denotes did not start.
  • DNF denotes did not finish.
  • DQ denotes disqualification.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • OR denotes Olympic record.
  • WR denotes world record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season best.

Round 1[edit]

Heat 1 of 9
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 4 Avard Moncur  Bahamas 1 0.266 s 45.23 s Q
2 7 Daniel Caines  Great Britain 7 0.153 s 45.39 s Q PB
3 11 Casey Vincent  Australia 5 0.162 s 45.49 s Q
4 30 Dmitriy Golovastov  Russia 3 0.234 s 45.90 s q
5 40 Takahiko Yamamura  Japan 2 0.261 s 46.25 s
6 43 Carlos Santa  Dominican Republic 4 0.169 s 46.40 s
7 50 Piotr Rysiukiewicz  Poland 8 0.227 s 46.67 s
8 51 Gerald Clervil  Haiti 6 0.556 s 46.69 s NR
Heat 2 of 9
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 =23 Jude Monye  Nigeria 8 0.220 s 45.79 s Q
2 26 Patrick Dwyer  Australia 1 0.196 s 45.82 s Q
3 36 Alejandro Cardenas  Mexico 5 0.143 s 46.14 s Q
4 54 Neil de Silva  Trinidad and Tobago 2 0.220 s 46.84 s
5 58 Gustavo Aguirre  Argentina 3 0.237 s 47.03 s
6 59 Troy McIntosh  Bahamas 3 0.237 s 47.06 s
- - Jonas Motiejunas  Lithuania 7 0.220 s DNF
- - Kennedy Ochieng  Kenya 4 0.178 s DNF
Heat 3 of 9
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 13 Sanderlei Claro Parrela  Brazil 4 0.472 s 45.55 s Q
2 =27 Danny McFarlane  Jamaica 3 0.480 s 45.84 s Q
3 =27 Soufiene Labidi  Tunisia 3 0.252 s 45.84 s Q
4 29 Jun Osakada  Japan 6 0.231 s 45.88 s q
5 46 Tawanda Chiwira  Zimbabwe 1 0.203 s 46.50 s
6 52 Nduka Awazie  Nigeria 7 0.319 s 46.81 s
7 57 Johnson Kubisa  Botswana 8 0.387 s 46.97 s
- - Evripedes Demosthenous  Cyprus 2 0.179 s DNF
Heat 4 of 9
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 16 Gregory Haughton  Jamaica 8 0.295 s 45.63 s Q
2 18 David Kipkorir Kirui  Kenya 2 0.207 s 45.69 s Q PB
3 19 Marc Raquil  France 3 0.238 s 45.72 s Q
4 21 Arnaud Malherbe  South Africa 7 0.200 s 45.73 s q
5 22 Sunday Bada  Nigeria 6 0.554 s 45.75 s q
6 31 Ato Modibo  Trinidad and Tobago 5 0.486 s 45.91 s
7 61 Benjamin Youla  DR Congo 4 0.183 s 47.54 s
8 63 Iliya Dzhivondov  Bulgaria 1 0.200 s 48.64 s
Heat 5 of 9
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 =2 Hendrick Mokganyetsi  South Africa 2 0.209 s 45.22 s Q
2 14 Piotr Haczek  Poland 3 0.248 s 45.61 s Q SB
3 =23 Alessandro Attene  Italy 7 0.134 s 45.79 s Q
4 34 Rohan Pradeep Kumar  Sri Lanka 4 0.499 s 46.00 s
5 37 Salaheldin E Bakkar  Qatar 8 0.414 s 46.16 s
6 39 Zsolt Szeglet  Hungary 5 0.176 s 46.19 s
7 47 Jamie Baulch  Great Britain 6 0.164 s 46.52 s
Heat 6 of 9
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Alvin Harrison  United States 6 0.467 s 44.96 s Q
2 6 Davian Clarke  Jamaica 5 0.204 s 45.30 s Q
3 =7 Robert Maćkowiak  Poland 2 0.236 s 45.39 s Q
4 =41 Anastasios Gousis  Greece 3 0.211 s 46.38 s
5 =41 Fawzi Al Shammari  Kuwait 7 0.157 s 46.38 s
6 49 Paramjit Singh  India 8 0.188 s 46.64 s
7 60 Philip Mukomana  Zimbabwe 4 0.503 s 47.11 s
Heat 7 of 9
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 5 Michael Johnson  United States 5 0.176 s 45.25 s Q
2 12 David Canal  Spain 2 0.189 s 45.53 s Q SB
3 =19 Ibrahima Wade  France 3 0.262 s 45.72 s Q
4 35 Malik Louahla  Algeria 7 0.158 s 46.06 s
5 45 Sean Baldock  Great Britain 4 0.180 s 46.45 s
6 55 Fabian Rollins  Barbados 8 0.447 s 46.85 s
7 56 Oleksandr Kaydash  Ukraine 6 0.586 s 46.88 s
Heat 8 of 9
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 =2 Hamdan O Al-Bishi  Saudi Arabia 4 0.153 s 45.22 s Q NR
2 =9 Sugath Thilakaratne  Sri Lanka 2 0.211 s 45.48 s Q
3 =9 Ibrahim Ismail Muftah  Qatar 1 0.234 s 45.48 s Q
4 17 Eric Milazar  Mauritius 5 0.459 s 45.66 s q
5 44 Štefan Balošák  Slovakia 3 0.192 s 46.42 s
6 48 Kenji Tabata  Japan 7 0.143 s 46.59 s
7 62 Rudieon Sylvan  Grenada 8 0.241 s 48.17 s
8 64 Basheer Al Khewani  Yemen 6 0.452 s 49.72 s PB
Heat 9 of 9
Date: Friday 22 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 15 Antonio Pettigrew  United States 3 0.328 s 45.62 s Q
2 25 Christopher Brown  Bahamas 4 0.505 s 45.80 s Q
3 32 Davis Kamoga  Uganda 6 0.625 s 45.92 s Q SB
4 33 Metija Sestak  Slovenia 7 0.295 s 45.95 s
5 38 Tomas Coman  Ireland 5 0.263 s 46.17 s
6 53 Juan Pedro Toledo  Mexico 2 0.282 s 46.82 s
- - Daniel Batman  Australia 8 0.378 s DNF

Overall Results Round 1

Round 1
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Alvin Harrison  United States 6 6 1 44.96 s Q
2 Hamdan O Al-Bishi  Saudi Arabia 8 4 1 45.22 s Q NR
Hendrick Mokganyetsi  South Africa 5 2 1 45.22 s Q
4 Avard Moncur  Bahamas 1 1 1 45.23 s Q
5 Michael Johnson  United States 7 5 1 45.25 s Q
6 Davian Clarke  Jamaica 6 5 2 45.30 s Q
7 Daniel Caines  Great Britain 1 7 2 45.39 s Q PB
Robert Maćkowiak  Poland 6 2 3 45.39 s Q
9 Ibrahim Ismail Muftah  Qatar 8 1 3 45.48 s Q
Sugath Thilakaratne  Sri Lanka 8 2 2 45.48 s Q
11 Casey Vincent  Australia 1 5 3 45.49 s Q
12 David Canal  Spain 7 2 2 45.53 s Q SB
13 Sanderlei Claro Parrela  Brazil 3 4 1 45.55 s Q
14 Piotr Haczek  Poland 5 3 2 45.61 s Q SB
15 Antonio Pettigrew  United States 9 3 1 45.62 s Q
16 Gregory Haughton  Jamaica 4 8 1 45.63 s Q
17 Eric Milazar  Mauritius 8 5 4 45.66 s q
18 David Kipkorir Kirui  Kenya 4 2 2 45.69 s Q PB
19 Marc Raquil  France 4 3 3 45.72 s Q
Ibrahima Wade  France 7 3 3 45.72 s Q
21 Arnaud Malherbe  South Africa 4 7 4 45.73 s q
22 Sunday Bada  Nigeria 4 6 5 45.75 s q
23 Alessandro Attene  Italy 5 7 3 45.79 s Q
Jude Monye  Nigeria 2 8 1 45.79 s Q
25 Christopher Brown  Bahamas 8 4 2 45.80 s Q
26 Patrick Dwyer  Australia 2 1 2 45.82 s Q
27 Soufiene Labidi  Tunisia 3 3 3 45.84 s Q
Danny McFarlane  Jamaica 3 5 2 45.84 s Q
29 Jun Osakada  Japan 3 6 4 45.88 s q
30 Dmitriy Golovastov  Russia 1 3 4 45.90 s q
31 Ato Modibo  Trinidad and Tobago 4 5 6 45.91 s
32 Davis Kamoga  Uganda 9 6 3 45.82 s Q SB
33 Matija Sestak  Slovenia 9 7 4 45.95 s
34 Rhohan Pradeep Kumar  Sri Lanka 5 4 4 46.00 s
35 Malik Louahla  Algeria 7 4 4 46.06 s
36 Alejandro Cardenas  Mexico 2 5 3 46.14 s Q
37 Salaheldin E Bakkar  Qatar 5 8 5 46.16 s
38 Tomas Coman  Ireland 9 5 5 46.17 s
39 Zsolt Szeglet  Hungary 5 5 6 46.19 s
40 Takahiko Yamamura  Japan 1 2 5 46.25 s
41 Fawzi Al Shammari  Kuwait 6 7 5 46.38 s
Anastasios Gousis  Greece 6 3 4 46.38 s
43 Carlos Santa  Dominican Republic 1 4 6 46.40 s
44 Štefan Balošák  Slovakia 8 3 5 46.42 s
45 Sean Baldock  Great Britain 7 4 5 46.45 s
46 Tawanda Chiwira  Zimbabwe 3 1 5 46.50 s
47 Jamie Baulch  Great Britain 5 6 7 46.52 s
48 Kenji Tabata  Japan 8 7 6 46.59 s
49 Paramjit Singh  India 6 8 8 46.64 s
50 Piotr Rysiukiewicz  Poland 1 8 7 46.67 s
51 Gerald Clervil  Haiti 1 6 8 46.69 s NR
52 Nduka Awazie  Nigeria 3 7 6 46.81 s
53 Juan Pedro Toledo  Mexico 9 2 6 46.82 s
54 Neil de Silva  Trinidad and Tobago 2 2 4 46.84 s
55 Fabian Rollins  Barbados 7 8 6 46.85 s
56 Oleksandr Kaydash  Ukraine 7 6 7 46.88 s
57 Johnson Kubisa  Botswana 3 8 7 46.97 s
58 Gustavo Aguirre  Argentina 2 3 5 47.03 s
59 Troy McIntosh  Bahamas 2 6 6 47.06 s
60 Philip Mukomana  Zimbabwe 6 4 7 47.11 s
61 Benjamin Youla  DR Congo 4 4 7 47.54 s
62 Rudieon Sylvan  Grenada 8 8 7 48.17 s
63 Iliya Dzhivondov  Bulgaria 4 1 8 48.64 s
64 Basheer Al Khewani  Yemen 8 6 8 49.72 s PB
- Daniel Batman  Australia 9 8 - DNF
Evripedes Demosthenous  Cyprus 3 2 - DNF
Jonas Motiejunas  Lithuania 2 7 - DNF
Kennedy Ochieng  Kenya 2 4 - DNF

Round 2[edit]

Heat 1 of 4
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 6 Michael Johnson  United States 4 0.150 s 45.31 s Q
2 13 Piotr Haczek  Poland 1 0.251 s 45.43 s Q PB
3 =13 Avard Moncur  Bahamas 5 45.43 s Q
4 15 Casey Vincent  Australia 8 0.163 s 45.45 s Q
5 16 Eric Milazar  Mauritius 7 0.364 s 45.52 s
6 =17 Sugath Thilakaratne  Sri Lanka 6 0.199 s 45.54 s
7 =17 David Canal  Spain 3 0.221 s 45.54 s
8 21 Arnaud Malherbe  South Africa 2 0.192 s 45.59 s
Heat 2 of 4
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 3 Davian Clarke  Jamaica 3 0.283 s 45.06 s Q SB
2 =7 Antonio Pettigrew  United States 4 0.475 s 45.35 s Q
3 =7 Hamdan O Al-Bishi  Saudi Arabia 6 0.600 s 45.35 s Q
4 12 Danny McFarlane  Jamaica 8 0.183 s 45.40 s Q
5 22 Ibrahima Wade  France 7 0.223 s 45.61 s
6 25 Davis Kamoga  Uganda 2 0.207 s 45.74 s SB
7 29 David Kirui  Kenya 5 46.00 s
8 31 Jun Osakada  Japan 1 0.217 s 46.15 s
Heat 3 of 4
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Alvin Harrison  United States 6 0.195 s 44.25 s Q
2 4 Gregory Haughton  Jamaica 4 0.475 s 45.08 s Q
3 =7 Alessandro Attene  Italy 7 0.150 s 45.35 s Q PB
4 11 Patrick Dwyer  Australia 8 0.174 s 45.38 s Q
5 =23 Dmitriy Golovastov  Russia 1 0.184 s 45.66 s
6 26 Christopher Brown  Bahamas 5 0.204 s 45.76 s
7 30 Soufiene Labidi  Tunisia 2 0.215 s 46.01 s
8 32 Jude Monye  Nigeria 3 0.203 s 46.32 s
Heat 4 of 4
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 2 Robert Maćkowiak  Poland 7 0.194 s 45.01 s Q PB
2 5 Hendrick Mokganyetsi  South Africa 4 0.440 s 45.15 s Q
3 10 Daniel Caines  Great Britain 5 0.161 s 45.37 s Q PB
4 19 Sanderlei Claro Parrela  Brazil 3 0.302 s 45.55 s Q
5 20 Marc Raquil  France 2 45.56 s
6 =23 Alejandro Cardenas  Mexico 1 0.139 s 45.66 s
7 27 Sunday Bada  Nigeria 8 0.226 s 45.83 s
8 28 Ibrahim Ismail Muftah  Qatar 6 0.549 s 45.96 s

Overall Results Round 2

Round 2
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Alvin Harrison  United States 3 6 1 44.25 s Q
2 Robert Maćkowiak  Poland 4 7 1 45.01 s Q PB
3 Davian Clarke  Jamaica 2 3 1 45.06 s Q SB
4 Gregory Haughton  Jamaica 3 4 2 45.08 s Q
5 Hendrick Mokganyetsi  South Africa 4 4 2 45.15 s Q
6 Michael Johnson  United States 1 4 1 45.31 s Q
7 Hamdan O Al-Bishi  Saudi Arabia 2 6 3 45.35 s Q
Alessandro Attene  Italy 3 7 3 45.35 s Q PB
Antonio Pettigrew  United States 2 4 2 45.35 s Q
10 Daniel Caines  Great Britain 4 5 3 45.37 s Q PB
11 Patrick Dwyer  Australia 3 8 4 45.38 s Q
12 Danny McFarlane  Jamaica 2 8 4 45.40 s Q
13 Piotr Haczek  Poland 1 1 2 45.43 s Q PB
Avard Moncur  Bahamas 1 5 3 45.43 s Q
15 Casey Vincent  Australia 1 8 4 45.45 s Q
16 Eric Milazar  Mauritius 1 7 5 45.52 s
17 David Canal  Spain 1 3 7 45.54 s
Sugath Thilakaratne  Sri Lanka 1 6 6 45.54 s
19 Sanderlei Claro Parrela  Brazil 4 3 4 45.50 s Q
20 Marc Raquil  France 4 2 5 45.56 s
21 Arnaud Malherbe  South Africa 1 2 8 45.59 s
22 Ibrahima Wade  France 2 7 5 45.61 s
23 Alejandro Cardenas  Mexico 4 1 6 45.66 s
Dmitriy Golovastov  Russia 3 1 5 45.66 s
25 Davis Kamoga  Uganda 2 2 6 45.74 s
26 Christopher Brown  Bahamas 3 5 6 45.76 s
27 Sunday Bada  Nigeria 4 8 7 45.83 s
28 Ibrahim Ismail Muftah  Qatar 4 6 8 45.96 s
29 David Kirui  Kenya 2 5 7 46.00 s
30 Soufiene Labidi  Tunisia 3 2 7 46.01 s
31 Jun Osakada  Japan 2 1 8 46.15 s
32 Jude Monye  Nigeria 3 3 8 46.32 s

Semi-Finals[edit]

Semifinal 1
Heat 1 of 2
Date: Sunday 24 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Alvin Harrison  United States 6 0.220 s 44.53 s Q
2 2 Michael Johnson  United States 5 0.164 s 44.65 s Q
3 3 Gregory Haughton  Jamaica 3 0.258 s 44.93 s Q
4 4 Sanderlei Claro Parrela  Brazil 2 0.212 s 45.17 s Q
5 5 Avard Moncur  Bahamas 8 0.198 s 45.18 s
6 12 Piotr Haczek  Poland 4 0.470 s 45.66 s
7 13 Patrick Dwyer  Australia 1 0.176 s 45.70 s
8 14 Hamdan O Al-Bishi  Saudi Arabia 7 0.179 s 45.98 s
Heat 2 of 2
Date: Sunday 24 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 6 Antonio Pettigrew  United States 4 0.499 s 45.24 s Q
2 7 Danny McFarlane  Jamaica 7 0.253 s 45.38 s Q
3 8 Hendrick Mokganyetsi  South Africa 5 0.529 s 45.52 s Q
4 9 Robert Maćkowiak  Poland 6 0.192 s 45.53 s Q
5 10 Daniel Caines  Great Britain 8 0.168 s 45.55 s
6 11 Casey Vincent  Australia 2 0.229 s 45.61 s
7 15 Alessandro Attene  Italy 1 0.221 s 46.41 s
- - Davian Clarke  Jamaica 3 0.270 s DNF

Overall Results Semi-Finals

Semi-Finals
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Alvin Harrison  United States 1 6 1 44.53 s Q
2 Michael Johnson  United States 1 5 2 44.65 s Q
3 Gregory Haughton  Jamaica 1 3 3 44.93 s Q
4 Sanderlei Claro Parrela  Brazil 1 2 4 45.17 s Q
5 Avard Moncur  Bahamas 1 8 5 45.18 s
6 Antonio Pettigrew  United States 2 4 1 45.24 s Q
7 Danny McFarlane  Jamaica 2 7 2 45.38 s Q
8 Hendrick Mokganyetsi  South Africa 2 5 3 45.52 s Q
9 Robert Maćkowiak  Poland 2 6 4 45.53 s Q
10 Daniel Caines  Great Britain 2 8 5 45.55 s
11 Casey Vincent  Australia 2 2 6 45.61 s
12 Piotr Haczek  Poland 1 4 6 45.66 s
13 Patrick Dwyer  Australia 1 1 7 45.70 s
14 Hamdan O Al-Bishi  Saudi Arabia 1 7 8 45.98 s
15 Alessandro Attene  Italy 2 1 7 46.41 s
- Davian Clarke  Jamaica 2 3 DNF

Final[edit]

The finish of the race
Date: Monday 25 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Record
1Gold medal icon.svg Michael Johnson  United States 6 0.610 s 43.84 s
2Silver medal icon.svg Alvin Harrison  United States 4 0.490 s 44.40 s
3Bronze medal icon.svg Gregory Haughton  Jamaica 8 0.346 s 44.70 s SB
4 Sanderlei Claro Parrela  Brazil 2 0.280 s 45.01 s
5 Robert Maćkowiak  Poland 1 0.232 s 45.14 s
6 Hendrick Mokganyetsi  South Africa 7 0.442 s 45.26 s
7 Danny McFarlane  Jamaica 3 0.332 s 45.55 s
DISQ Antonio Pettigrew  United States 5 0.576 s 45.42 s

References[edit]

Source: Official Report of the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics available at https://web.archive.org/web/20080522105330/http://www.la84foundation.org/5va/reports_frmst.htm