Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

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The Men's 800 metres event at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics programme was held at Stadium Australia on Saturday 23 September, Monday 25 September, and Wednesday 27 September 2000.

The top two runners in each of the initial eight heats automatically qualified for the second round. The next eight fastest runners from across the heats also qualified. Those 25 runners competed in 3 heats in the semifinals, with the top two runners from each heat qualifying for the semifinals and the next two fastest runner from the semifinals also qualified.

Germany's Nils Schumann upset Denmark's world record holder and world champion Wilson Kipketer. The race was one of the closest in Olympic 800 meter history as the first three were separated by a mere 0.08 second and the first five by 0.32 second. It was suggested Kipketer made a tactical error by not forcing the pace.

The final was slow, with André Bucher leading the first lap in 53.43. Down the back stretch Andrea Longo moved shoulder to shoulder with Bucher and at the 600 meter mark, just under 1:20 Longo dropped his shoulder forcing Bucher into the infield. Longo charged into the lead around the final turn with world record holder in next to last place chasing the notable young kicker Yuriy Borzakovskiy. Kipketer had to go out to lane 4 to try to get around the wall of runners ahead of him with Djabir Saïd-Guerni in lane 5 trying to get around Kipketer. Longo faded with 30 meters to go, with Nils Schumann in perfect position to pick up the pieces, holding off the late rush on the outside to take the gold. For the interference, Longo was disqualified.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Nils Schumann (GER)
Silver  Wilson Kipketer (DEN)
Bronze  Djabir Saïd-Guerni (ALG)

Records as of Sydney Olympics[edit]

World record 1:41.11 Wilson Kipketer Denmark Cologne, Germany 24 August 1997
Olympic Record 1:42.58 Vebjørn Rodal Norway 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.
  • DSQ 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 8
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 7 Andrea Longo  Italy 2 1:46.32 Q
2 11 Vebjørn Rodal  Norway 3 1:46.76 Q
3 18 James Mcilroy  Great Britain 8 1:47.44 q
4 =24 Roman Oravec  Czech Republic 1 1:47.66
5 27 Vanco Stojanov  Macedonia 5 1:47.71
6 30 Rich Kenah  United States 7 1:47.85
7 40 Kim Soon-Hyung  South Korea 8 1:48.49
8 Mohammad Alkafraini  Jordan 6 DSQ
Heat 2 of 8
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 28 Nils Schumann  Germany 6 1:47.76 Q
2 33 Djabir Saïd-Guerni  Algeria 7 1:47.95 Q
3 36 Arthémon Hatungimana  Burundi 3 1:48.14
4 39 Zach Whitmarsh  Canada 2 1:48.42
5 43 David Matthews  Ireland 4 1:48.77
6 44 Andrew Hart  Great Britain 8 1:48.78
7 48 Isireli Naikelekelevesi  Fiji 5 1:49.61
Heat 3 of 8
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 19 Hezekiél Sepeng  South Africa 6 1:47.46 Q
2 21 Adem Hecini  Algeria 1 1:47.62 Q
3 31 Joseph Mutua  Kenya 4 1:47.86
4 36 Dmitry Bogdanov  Russia 7 1:48.14
5 38 Roberto Parra  Spain 5 1:48.19
6 45 Bobby True  Liberia 8 1:48.79
7 47 Mohamed Habib Belhadj  Tunisia 3 1:49.14
8 54 Jorge Duvane  Mozambique 2 1:52.97
Heat 4 of 8
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 2 Wilson Kipketer  Denmark 3 1:45.57 Q
2 5 Glody Dube  Botswana 2 1:46.17 Q PB
3 13 Johan Botha  South Africa 7 1:46.91 q
4 =24 Crispen Mutakanyi  Zimbabwe 1 1:47.66
5 35 Jose Manuel Cerezo  Spain 8 1:48.11
6 50 Artem Mastrov  Russia 4 1:49.89
7 53 Ian Roberts  Guyana 5 1:52.32
8 60 Marvin Watts  Jamaica 6 1:59.97 q
Heat 5 of 8
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 10 Pavel Pelepyagin  Belarus 4 1:46.47 Q
2 12 Jean-Patrick Nduwimana  Burundi 3 1:46.78 Q
3 16 El Mahjoub Haida  Morocco 5 1:47.14 q
4 17 William Yiampoy  Kenya 8 1:47.35 q
5 20 João Pires  Portugal 6 1:47.61
6 55 Abdul I Yousuf  Qatar 1 1:53.23
7 58 Naseer Ismail  Maldives 7 1:56.67
8 59 Faig Bagirov  Azerbaijan 2 1:57.39
Heat 6 of 8
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Yuriy Borzakovskiy  Russia 2 1:45.39 Q
2 3 Japheth Kimutai  Kenya 7 1:45.60 Q
3 4 Grant Cremer  Australia 3 1:45.86 q SB
4 6 Balázs Korányi  Hungary 1 1:46.21 q SB
5 23 Bryan Woodward  United States 6 1:47.64
6 32 Mehdi Jelodarzadeh  Iran 8 1:47.91
7 57 Mohamed S. Naji Haidara  Bahrain 4 1:56.64
8 -- Mohammed Yagoub  Sudan 5 DNS
Heat 7 of 8
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 8 Khalid Tighazouine  Morocco 2 1:46.33 Q
2 9 André Bucher  Switzerland 8 1:46.51 Q
3 14 Viktors Lacis  Latvia 4 1:46.94 q SB
4 15 Osmar dos Santos  Brazil 3 1:47.05 q
5 22 Milton O Browne  Barbados 7 1:47.63 SB
6 26 Nathan Kahan  Belgium 6 1:47.69
7 34 Panayiótis Stroubákos  Greece 5 1:47.96
Heat 8 of 8
Date: Saturday 23 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 29 Werner Botha  South Africa 7 1:47.85 Q
2 41 Mouhssin Chehibi  Morocco 6 1:48.51 Q
3 42 Bram Som  Netherlands 1 1:48.58
4 46 Kris McCarthy  Australia 2 1:48.92
5 49 Mark Everett  United States 5 1:49.77
6 51 Paskar Owor  Uganda 4 1:49.99
7 52 Vitalie Cerches  Moldova 8 1:52.15
8 56 Puntsag-Osor Purevsuren  Mongolia 3 1:56.29

Overall Results Round 1[edit]

Round 1
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Yuriy Borzakovskiy  Russia 6 2 1 1:45.39 Q
2 Wilson Kipketer  Denmark 4 3 1 1:45.57 Q
3 Japheth Kimutai  Kenya 6 7 2 1:45.60 Q
4 Grant Cremer  Australia 6 3 3 1:45.86 q SB
5 Glody Dube  Botswana 4 2 2 1:46.17 Q PB
6 Balázs Korányi  Hungary 6 1 4 1:46.21 q SB
7 Andrea Longo  Italy 1 2 1 1:46.32 Q
8 Khalid Tighazouine  Morocco 7 2 1 1:46.33 Q
9 Andre Bucher  Switzerland 7 8 2 1:46.51 Q
10 Pavel Pelepyagin  Belarus 5 4 1 1:46.67 Q
11 Vebjoern Rodal  Norway 1 3 2 1:46.76 Q
12 Jean Patrick Nduwimana  Burundi 5 3 2 1:46.78 Q
13 Johan Botha  South Africa 4 7 3 1:46.91 q
14 Viktors Lacis  Latvia 7 4 3 1:46.94 q SB
15 Osmar dos Santos  Brazil 7 3 4 1:47.05 q
16 El Mahjoub Haida  Morocco 5 5 3 1:47.14 q
17 William Yiampoy  Kenya 5 8 4 1:47.35 q
18 James McIlroy  Great Britain 1 8 3 1:47.44 q
19 Hezekiél Sepeng  South Africa 3 6 1 1:47.46 Q
20 Joao Pires  Portugal 5 6 5 1:47.61
21 Adem Hecini  Algeria 3 1 2 1:47.62 Q
22 Milton O Browne  Barbados 7 7 5 1:47.63 SB
23 Bryan Woodward  United States 6 6 5 1:47.64
24 Crispen Mutakanyi  Zimbabwe 4 1 4 1:47.66
Roman Oravec  Czech Republic 1 1 4 1:47.66
26 Nathan Kahan  Belgium 7 6 6 1:47.69
27 Vanco Stojanov  Macedonia 1 5 5 1:47.71
28 Nils Schumann  Germany 2 6 1 1:47.76 Q
29 Werner Botha  South Africa 8 7 1 1:47.83 Q
30 Rich Kenah  United States 1 7 6 1:47.85
31 Joseph Mutua  Kenya 3 4 3 1:47.86
32 Mehdi Jelodarzadeh  Iran 6 8 6 1:47.91
33 Djabir Saïd-Guerni  Algeria 2 7 2 1:47.95 Q
34 Panayiótis Stroubákos  Greece 7 5 7 1:47.96
35 Jose Manuel Cerezo  Spain 4 8 5 1:48.11
36 Dmitriy Bogdanov  Russia 3 7 4 1:48.14
Arthemon Hatungimana  Burundi 2 3 3 1:48.14
38 Roberto Parra  Spain 3 5 5 1:48.19
39 Zach Whitmarsh  Canada 2 2 4 1:48.42
40 Kim Soon-Hyung  South Korea 1 4 7 1:48.49 SB
41 Mouhssin Chehibi  Morocco 8 6 2 1:48.51 Q
42 Bram Som  Netherlands 8 1 3 1:48.58
43 David Matthews  Ireland 2 4 5 1:48.77
44 Andrew Hart  Great Britain 2 8 6 1:48.78
45 Bobby True  Liberia 3 8 6 1:48.79
46 Kris McCarthy  Australia 8 2 4 1:48.92
47 Habib Mohamed Belhadj  Tunisia 3 3 7 1:49.14
48 Isireli Naikelekelevesi  Fiji 2 5 7 1:49.61
49 Mark Everett  United States 8 5 5 1:49.77
50 Artem Mastrov  Russia 4 4 6 1:49.89
51 Paskar Owor  Uganda 8 4 6 1:49.99
52 Vitalie Cerches  Moldova 8 8 7 1:52.15
53 Ian Roberts  Guyana 4 5 7 1:52.32
54 Jorge Duvane  Mozambique 3 2 8 1:52.97
55 Abdu I Yousuf  Qatar 5 1 6 1:53.23
56 Puntsag-Osor Purevsuren  Mongolia 8 3 8 1:56.29
57 Mohamed S. Naji Haidara  Bahrain 6 4 7 1:56.64
58 Naseer Ismail  Maldives 5 7 7 1:56.67
59 Faig Baghirov  Azerbaijan 5 2 8 1:57.39
60 Marvin Watts  Jamaica 4 6 8 1:59.97 q
Mohammad Alkafraini  Jordan 1 6 DSQ
Mahamed Yagoub  Sudan 6 5 DNS

Semi-Finals[edit]

Heat 1 of 3
Date: Monday 25 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 =2 Nils Schumann  Germany 1 1:44.22 Q PB
2 5 André Bucher  Switzerland 5 1:44.38 Q
3 7 Glody Dube  Botswana 2 1:44.70 q NR
4 8 Hezekiél Sepeng  South Africa 6 1:44.85 q
5 13 William Yiampoy  Kenya 4 1:45.88
6 15 James McIlroy  Great Britain 7 1:46.39
7 22 Vebjørn Rodal  Norway 3 1:48.73
8 23 Mouhssin Chehibi  Morocco 6 1:49.88
Heat 2 of 3
Date: Monday 25 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Djabir Saïd-Guerni  Algeria 5 1:44.19 Q
2 4 Yuriy Borzakovskiy  Russia 3 1:44.33 Q PB
3 10 Khalid Tighazouine  Morocco 1 1:45.38 PB
4 11 Johan Botha  South Africa 2 1:45.49
5 12 Japheth Kimutai  Kenya 6 1:45.64
6 17 Jean-Patrick Nduwimana  Burundi 4 1:46.98
7 24 Pavel Pelepyagin  Belarus 8 1:50.37
8 25 Grant Cremer  Australia 7 1:52.57
Heat 3 of 3
Date: Monday 25 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 =2 Wilson Kipketer  Denmark 3 1:44.22 Q
2 6 Andrea Longo  Italy 4 1:44.49 Q
3 9 Adem Hecini  Algeria 6 1:45.08
4 14 Mahjoub Haïda  Morocco 7 1:46:35
5 16 Werner Botha  South Africa 5 1:46.53
6 18 Viktors Lacis  Latvia 2 1:47.24
7 19 Balázs Korányi  Hungary 8 1:47.35
=8 =20 Marvin Watts  Jamaica 9 1:47.68
=8 =20 Osmar dos Santos  Brazil 1 1:47.68

Overall Results Semi-finals[edit]

Semi-finals
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Djabir Saïd-Guerni  Algeria 2 5 1 1:44.19 Q
2 Wilson Kipketer  Denmark 3 3 1 1:44.22 Q
Nils Schumann  Germany 1 1 1 1:44.22 Q PB
4 Yuriy Borzakovskiy  Russia 2 3 2 1:44.33 Q PB
5 Andre Bucher  Switzerland 1 5 2 1:46.17 Q
6 Andrea Longo  Italy 3 4 2 1:44.49 Q
7 Glody Dube  Botswana 1 2 3 1:44.70 q NR
8 Hezekiél Sepeng  South Africa 1 6 4 1:44.85 q
9 Adem Hecini  Algeria 3 6 3 1:45.08
10 Khalid Tighazouine  Morocco 2 1 3 1:45.38 PB
11 Johan Botha  South Africa 2 2 4 1:45.49
12 Japheth Kimutai  Kenya 2 6 5 1:45.64
13 William Yiampoy  Kenya 1 4 5 1:45.88
14 El Mahjoub Haida  Morocco 3 7 4 1:46.35
15 James McIlroy  Great Britain 1 7 6 1:46.39
16 Werner Botha  South Africa 3 3 5 1:46.53
17 Jean Patrick Nduwimana  Burundi 2 4 6 1:46.98
18 Viktors Lacis  Latvia 3 2 6 1:47.24
19 Balázs Korányi  Hungary 3 8 7 1:47.35
20 Marvin Watts  Jamaica 3 9 8 1:47.68
Osmar dos Santos  Brazil 3 1 8 1:47.68
22 Vebjoern Rodal  Norway 1 3 7 1:48.73
23 Mouhssin Chehibi  Morocco 1 8 8 1:49.88
24 Pavel Pelepyagin  Belarus 2 8 7 1:50.37
25 Grant Cremer  Australia 2 7 8 1:52.57

Final[edit]

Date: Wednesday 27 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Record
1Gold medal icon.svg Nils Schumann  Germany 2 1:45.08
2Silver medal icon.svg Wilson Kipketer  Denmark 3 1:45.14
3Bronze medal icon.svg Djabir Saïd-Guerni  Algeria 5 1:45.16
4 Hezekiél Sepeng  South Africa 7 1:45.29
5 André Bucher  Switzerland 4 1:45.40
6 Yuriy Borzakovskiy  Russia 8 1:45.83
7 Glody Dube  Botswana 1 1:46.24
8 Andrea Longo  Italy 6 DSQ

Source: Official Report of the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Longo to fight drugs ban". BBC Online. 1 December 2001. Archived from the original on 11 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Results" (PDF). Official Report of the XXVIIth Olympiad, Volume 3. pp. 185–193. Retrieved 11 October 2014. 

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