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

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Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XXVII Olympiad
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Angelo Taylor  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Hadi Souan Somayli  Saudi Arabia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Llewellyn Herbert  South Africa
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Athletics at the
2000 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
Wheelchair races

The Men's 400 metres Hurdles at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics programme were held at Stadium Australia on Sunday 24 September, Monday 25 September and Wednesday 27 September 2000.

The top two runners in each of the initial eight heats automatically qualified for the semifinals. The next eight fastest runners from across the heats also qualified. Those 24 runners competed in 3 heats in the semifinals, with the top two runners from each heat qualifying for the finals. The next two fastest runners from across the heats also qualified.

Records[edit]

World and Olympic records prior to the Games.

World Record 46.78 Kevin Young USA Barcelona, Spain 8 June 1992
Olympic Record 46.78 Kevin Young USA Barcelona, Spain 8 June 1992

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.
  • AR denotes area/continental record.
  • OR denotes Olympic record.
  • WR denotes world record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season best.

Qualifying heats[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Heat 1 of 8
Date: Sunday 24 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 3 Llewellyn Herbert  South Africa 8 0.171 s 49.25 s Q
2 5 Thomas Goller  Germany 7 0.154 s 49.32 s Q
3 17 Ruslan Mashchenko  Russia 3 0.255 s 50.01 s q
4 34 Rohan Robinson  Australia 4 0.173 s 50.80 s
5 35 Willie Smith  Namibia 5 0.156 s 50.89 s
6 45 Carlos Zbinden  Chile 6 0.180 s 51.36 s
7 49 Victor Houston  Barbados 2 0.179 s 51.51 s
Heat 2 of 8
Date: Sunday 24 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 6 Fabrizio Mori  Italy 5 0.162 s 49.35 s Q
2 8 Boris Gorban  Russia 8 0.195 s 49.44 s Q
3 13 Félix Sánchez  Dominican Republic 4 0.142 s 49.70 s q
4 14 Blair Young  Australia 6 0.193 s 49.75 s q
5 16 Tien-Wen Chen  Chinese Taipei 2 0.180 s 49.93 s q NR
6 18T Erick Keter  Kenya 3 0.269 s 50.06 s q SB
7 22T Kazuhiko Yamazaki  Japan 1 0.177 s 50.15 s
8 22T Yvon Rakotoarimiandry  Madagascar 7 0.185 s 50.15 s
Heat 3 of 8
Date: Sunday 24 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 9 Angelo Taylor  United States 8 0.185 s 49.48 s Q
2 12 Dinsdale Morgan  Jamaica 6 0.171 s 49.64 s Q
3 20 Ibou Faye  Senegal 4 0.188 s 50.09 s
4 29 Arijan Raja Ratnayake  Sri Lanka 7 0.346 s 50.43 s
5 31 Erkinjon Isakov  Uzbekistan 5 0.182 s 50.71 s
6 37 Hillary Kiprotich Maritim  Kenya 3 0.180 s 51.04 s
7 38 Sylvester Omodiale  Nigeria 2 0.189 s 51.06 s
Heat 4 of 8
Date: Sunday 24 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 21 Jiri Muzik  Czech Republic 8 0.216 s 50.11 s Q
2 24 Eric Thomas  United States 6 0.170 s 50.16 s Q
3 25 Periklis Iakovakis  Greece 1 0.165 s 50.20 s
4 30 Hideaki Kawamura  Japan 4 0.172 s 50.68 s
5 39 Vadim Zadoinov  Moldova 7 0.173 s 51.08 s
6 47 Mustapha Sdad  Morocco 2 0.216 s 51.39 s
7 51 Tom McGuirk  Ireland 3 0.183 s 51.73 s
8 58 Du-Yeon Lee  South Korea 5 0.192 s 52.61 s
Heat 5 of 8
Date: Sunday 24 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 43 Christopher Rawlinson  Great Britain 3 0.184 s 51.30 s Q
2 48 Paweł Januszewski  Poland 2 0.163 s 51.40 s Q
3 50 Tibor Bedi  Hungary 7 0.169 s 51.54 s
4 52 Kenneth Harnden  Zimbabwe 5 0.435 s 51.83 s
5 53 Leanid Vershynin  Belarus 4 0.151 s 51.84 s
6 56 Darko Juricic  Croatia 1 0.167 s 52.39 s
7 59 Zahr-Edin Al Najem  Syria 6 0.160 s 52.70 s
8 61 Iliya Dzhivondov  Bulgaria 8 0.279 s 54.36 s
Heat 6 of 8
Date: Sunday 24 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 4 Hadi Souan Somayli  Saudi Arabia 1 0.174 s 49.28 s Q
2 7 James Carter  United States 7 0.174 s 49.41 s Q
3 10 Alwyn Myburgh  South Africa 6 0.184 s 49.57 s q
4 15 Pedro Rodrigues  Portugal 5 0.162 s 49.90 s q
5 32 Anthony Borsumato  Great Britain 4 0.155 s 50.73 s
6 41 Costas Pochanis  Cyprus 3 0.244 s 51.20 s
7 42 Matthew Beckenham  Australia 8 0.176 s 51.27 s
8 55 Ian Weakley  Jamaica 2 0.179 s 52.18 s
Heat 7 of 8
Date: Sunday 24 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Samuel Matete  Zambia 1 0.184 s 48.98 s Q
2 2 Gennadiy Gorbenko  Ukraine 5 0.406 s 49.12 s Q PB
3 11 Matt Douglas  Great Britain 8 0.163 s 49.62 s q
4 28 Kemel Thompson  Jamaica 7 0.241 s 50.40 s
5 33 Zid Abou Hamed  Syria 3 0.117 s 50.74 s
6 36 Paul Tucker  Guyana 6 0.354 s 50.92 s
7 40 Radoslav Holubek  Slovakia 2 0.127 s 51.18 s
8 46 Mowen Boino  Papua New Guinea 4 0.406 s 51.28 s NR
Heat 8 of 8
Date: Sunday 24 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 18T Eronilde de Araújo  Brazil 8 0.179 s 50.06 s Q
2 26 Giorgio Frinolli Puzzilli  Italy 6 0.179 s 50.27 s Q
3 27 Vladislav Shiryayev  Russia 4 0.179 s 50.39 s
4 44 Inigo Monreal  Spain 5 0.502 s 51.32 s
5 54 Sinisa Pesa  Yugoslavia 7 0.165 s 52.14 s
6 57 Curt Young  Panama 2 0.164 s 52.46 s
7 60 Iain Harnden  Zimbabwe 3 0.287 s 54.01 s
8 62 Dai Tamesue  Japan 1 0.256 s 1:01.81

Heat 1- Overall

Round 1
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Samuel Matete  Zambia 7 1 1 49.98 s Q
2 Gennadiy Gorbenko  Ukraine 7 5 2 49.12 s Q PB
3 Llewellyn Herbert  South Africa 1 8 1 49.25 s Q
4 Hadi Souan Somayli  Saudi Arabia 6 1 1 49.28 s Q
5 Thomas Goller  Germany 1 7 2 49.32 s Q
6 Fabrizio Mori  Italy 2 5 1 49.35 s Q
7 James Carter  United States 2 7 2 49.41 s Q
8 Boris Gorban  Russia 2 8 2 49.44 s Q
9 Angelo Taylor  United States 3 8 1 49.48 s Q
10 Alwyn Myburgh  South Africa 6 6 3 49.57 s q
11 Matt Douglas  Great Britain 7 8 3 49.62 s q
12 Dinsdale Morgan  Jamaica 3 6 2 49.64 s Q
13 Félix Sánchez  Dominican Republic 2 4 3 49.70 s q
14 Blair Young  Australia 2 6 4 49.75 s q
15 Pedro Rodrigues  Portugal 6 5 4 49.90 s q
16 Tien-Wen Chen  Chinese Taipei 2 2 5 49.93 s q NR
17 Ruslan Mashchenko  Russia 1 3 3 50.01 s q
18 Eronilde de Araújo  Brazil 8 8 1 50.06 s Q
Erick Keter  Kenya 2 3 6 50.06 s q SB
20 Ibou Faye  Senegal 3 4 3 50.09 s
21 Jiri Muzik  Czech Republic 4 8 1 50.11 s Q
22 Yvon Rakotoarimiandry  Madagascar 2 7 8 50.15 s
Kazuhiko Yamazaki  Japan 2 1 7 50.15 s
24 Eric Thomas  United States 4 6 2 50.16 s Q
25 Periklis Iakovakis  Greece 4 1 3 50.20 s
26 Giorgio Frinolli Puzzilli  Italy 8 6 2 50.27 s Q
27 Vladislav Shiryayev  Russia 8 4 3 50.39 s
28 Kemel Thompson  Jamaica 7 7 4 50.40 s
29 Arijan Raja Ratnayake  Sri Lanka 3 7 4 50.43 s
30 Hideaki Kawamura  Japan 4 4 4 50.68 s
31 Erkinjon Isakov  Uzbekistan 3 5 5 50.71 s
32 Anthony Borsumato  Great Britain 6 4 5 50.73 s
33 Zid Abou Hamed  Syria 7 3 5 50.74 s
34 Rohan Robinson  Australia 1 4 4 50.80 s
35 Willie Smith  Namibia 1 5 5 50.89 s
36 Paul Tucker  Guyana 7 6 6 50.92 s
37 Hillary Kiprotich Maritim  Kenya 3 3 6 51.04 s
38 Sylvester Omodiale  Nigeria 3 2 7 51.06 s
39 Vadim Zadoinov  Moldova 4 7 5 51.08 s
40 Radoslav Holubek  Slovakia 7 2 7 51.18 s
41 Costas Pochanis  Cyprus 6 3 6 51.20 s
42 Matthew Beckenham  Australia 6 8 7 51.27 s
43 Christopher Rawlinson  Great Britain 5 3 1 51.30 s Q
44 Inigo Monreal  Spain 8 5 4 51.32 s
45 Carlos Zbinden  Chile 1 6 6 51.36 s
46 Mowen Boino  Papua New Guinea 7 4 8 51.28 s NR
47 Mustapha Sdad  Morocco 4 2 6 51.39 s
48 Paweł Januszewski  Poland 5 2 2 51.40 s Q
49 Victor Houston  Barbados 1 2 7 51.51 s
50 Tibor Bedi  Hungary 5 7 3 51.54 s
51 Tom McGuirk  Ireland 4 3 7 51.73 s
52 Kenneth Harnden  Zimbabwe 5 5 4 51.83 s
53 Leonid Vershinin  Belarus 5 4 5 51.84 s
54 Sinisa Pesa  Yugoslavia 8 7 5 52.14 s
55 Ian Weakley  Jamaica 6 2 8 52.18 s
56 Darko Juricic  Croatia 5 1 6 52.39 s
57 Curt Young  Panama 8 2 6 52.46 s
58 Du-Yeon Lee  South Korea 4 5 8 52.61 s
59 Zahr-Edin Al Najem  Syria 5 6 7 52.70 s
60 Iain Harnden  Zimbabwe 8 3 7 54.01 s
61 Iliya Dzhivondov  Bulgaria 5 8 8 54.36 s
62 Dai Tamesue  Japan 8 1 8 1:01.81

Semi-Finals[edit]

Heat 1 of 3
Date: Monday 25 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Hadi Souan Somayli  Saudi Arabia 6 0.316 s 48.14 s Q AR
2 3T Fabrizio Mori  Italy 4 48.40 s Q SB
3 3T Gennadiy Gorbenko  Ukraine 5 0.478 s 48.40 s q PB
4 5 Paweł Januszewski  Poland 7 0.244 s 48.42 s q SB
5 13T Eric Thomas  United States 2 0.188 s 49.25 s
6 16 Thomas Goller  Germany 3 0.152 s 49.28 s
7 18 Pedro Rodrigues  Portugal 1 0.163 s 49.48 s SB
8 23 Tien-Wen Chen  Chinese Taipei 8 0.182 s 50.52 s
Heat 2 of 3
Date: Monday 25 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 2 Llewellyn Herbert  South Africa 4 0.153 s 48.38 s Q
2 7 Angelo Taylor  United States 3 0.250 s 48.49 s Q
3 9 Ruslan Mashchenko  Russia 7 0.177 s 48.49 s
4 14 Blair Young  Australia 8 0.255 s 49.20 s
5 16 Jiri Muzik  Czech Republic 5 0.277 s 49.23 s
6 13T Christopher Rawlinson  Great Britain 6 0.177 s 49.25 s
7 20 Félix Sánchez  Dominican Republic 1 0.178 s 49.69 s
8 22T Giorgio Frinolli Puzzilli  Italy 2 0.242 s 50.10 s
Heat 3 of 3
Date: Monday 25 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 6 James Carter  United States 3 0.202 s 48.48 s Q
2 8 Eronilde de Araújo  Brazil 4 0.181 s 48.76 s Q
3 10 Samuel Matete  Zambia 6 0.228 s 48.98 s
4 13T Alwyn Myburgh  South Africa 1 0.202 s 49.25 s
5 17 Boris Gorban  Russia 5 0.454 s 49.29 s
6 19 Matt Douglas  Great Britain 8 0.177 s 49.53 s
7 22 Dinsdale Morgan  Jamaica 2 0.166 s 50.23 s
8 24 Erick Keter  Kenya 7 0.202 s 51.25 s

Semi-Finals- Overall

Semi-Finals
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Hadi Souan Somayli  Saudi Arabia 1 6 1 48.14 s Q AR
2 Llewellyn Herbert  South Africa 2 4 1 48.38 s Q
3 Fabrizio Mori  Italy 1 4 2 48.40 s Q SB
Gennadiy Gorbenko  Ukraine 1 5 3 48.80 s q PB
5 Paweł Januszewski  Poland 1 7 4 48.42 s q SB
6 James Carter  United States 3 3 1 48.48 s Q
7 Angelo Taylor  United States 2 3 2 48.49 s Q
8 Eronilde de Araújo  Brazil 3 4 2 48.76 s Q
9 Ruslan Mashchenko  Russia 2 7 3 48.94 s Q
10 Samuel Matete  Zambia 3 6 3 48.98 s
11 Blair Young  Australia 2 8 4 49.20 s
12 Jiri Muzik  Czech Republic 2 5 5 49.23 s
13 Alwyn Myburgh  South Africa 3 1 4 49.25 s
Christopher Rawlinson  Great Britain 2 6 6 49.25 s
Eric Thomas  United States 1 2 5 49.25 s
16 Thomas Goller  Germany 1 3 6 49.28 s
17 Boris Gorban  Russia 3 5 5 49.29 s
18 Pedro Rodrigues  Portugal 1 1 7 49.48 s SB
19 Matt Douglas  Great Britain 3 8 6 49.53 s
20 Félix Sánchez  Dominican Republic 2 1 7 49.69 s
21 Giorgio Frinolli Puzzilli  Italy 2 2 8 50.10 s
22 Dinsdale Morgan  Jamaica 3 2 7 50.23 s
23 Tien-Wen Chen  Chinese Taipei 1 8 8 50.52 s
24 Erick Keter  Kenya 3 7 8 51.25 s

Final[edit]

Heat 1 of 1
Date: Wednesday 27 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Reaction Time Record
1 Angelo Taylor  United States 1 0.179 s 47.50 s PB
2 Hadi Souan Somayli  Saudi Arabia 4 0.437 s 47.53 s AR
3 Llewellyn Herbert  South Africa 6 0.169 s 47.81 s NR
4 James Carter  United States 5 0.421 s 48.04 s PB
5 Eronilde de Araújo  Brazil 8 0.190 s 48.34 s
6 Paweł Januszewski  Poland 2 0.149 s 48.44 s
7 Fabrizio Mori  Italy 3 0.198 s 48.78 s
8 Gennadiy Gorbenko  Ukraine 7 0.395 s 49.01 s

References[edit]