Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres

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Men's 400 metres
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Stadium
Dates 20–23 August
Competitors 63 from 53 nations
Winning time 44.00
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jeremy Wariner  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Otis Harris  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Derrick Brew  United States
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The men's 400 metres at the 2004 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium from August 20 to 23.[1]

The first round had split a full roster of runners into eight heats with the first two gaining a direct qualification and then the next eight fastest across all heats advancing to the semifinals. The top two runners in each of the three semifinal heats moved on directly to the final, and they were immediately joined by the next two fastest from any of the semifinals.

The final witnessed the three American favorites challenging each other for the Olympic medals, with Otis Harris, Jeremy Wariner, and Derrick Brew occupying the middle lanes of the track. At the start, the Americans stormed out from the blocks to take a powerful lead over the rest of the lead. Harris commanded the top position for the Americans throughout the race, but in the final turn he was chased down by Wariner. Slightly behind coming off the turn, Wariner stormed ahead over the last hundred metres to win the race at 44.00 seconds, the fastest time ever recorded in this event since American legend Michael Johnson won the gold in Sydney 2000. Harris held on to take the silver with Brew separating from the pack over the final straight to give the United States a sweep of the medal podium for the third time in the event's Olympic history, having previously managed at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics and the 1988 Seoul Olympics.[2]

At the end of the final, seven sprinters managed to finish the race under 45 seconds, and five personal bests were recorded.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Michael Johnson (USA) 43.18 s Seville, Spain 26 August 1999
Olympic record  Michael Johnson (USA) 43.49 s Atlanta, United States 29 July 1996

No new records were set during the competition.

Qualification[edit]

The qualification period for athletics was 1 January 2003 to 9 August 2004. For the men's 400 metres, each National Olympic Committee was permitted to enter up to three athletes that had run the race in 45.55 seconds or faster during the qualification period. If an NOC had no athletes that qualified under that standard, one athlete that had run the race in 45.95 seconds or faster could be entered.

Schedule[edit]

All times are Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3)

Date Time Round
Friday, 20 August 2004 21:10 Round 1
Saturday, 21 August 2004 21:15 Semifinals
Monday, 23 August 2004 21:05 Final

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qualification rule: The top two finishers in each heat (Q) plus the next eight fastest overall runners (q) advanced to the semifinals.[3]

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 2 Alleyne Francique  Grenada 45.32 Q
2 5 Davian Clarke  Jamaica 45.54 Q
3 4 Marcus La Grange  South Africa 45.95
4 3 Piotr Klimczak  Poland 46.23
5 6 Jun Osakada  Japan 46.39
6 7 Lloyd Zvasiya  Zimbabwe 47.19
7 1 David Canal  Spain 47.23
8 8 Danilson Ricciuli  Guinea-Bissau 49.27

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 1 Chris Brown  Bahamas 45.09 Q, SB
2 6 Otis Harris  United States 45.11 Q
3 5 Eric Milazar  Mauritius 45.34 q
4 8 Casey Vincent  Australia 46.09
5 2 Vincent Mumo Kiilu  Kenya 46.31
6 7 Andrés Silva  Uruguay 46.48
7 4 Stilianos Dimotsios  Greece 46.51 SB
8 3 Abdulla Mohamed Hussein  Somalia 51.52

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 4 Anton Galkin  Russia 45.43 Q
2 2 Yeimer López  Cuba 45.44 Q
3 1 Alejandro Cárdenas  Mexico 45.46 q
4 5 Gary Kikaya  DR Congo 45.57 q
5 3 Ato Modibo  Trinidad and Tobago 46.29
6 7 Mitsuhiro Sato  Japan 46.70
7 8 Takeshi Fujiwara  El Salvador 48.46
8 6 Youba Hmeida  Mauritania 49.18

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 6 Derrick Brew  United States 45.41 Q
2 2 Brandon Simpson  Jamaica 45.61 Q
3 7 Sofiane Labidi  Tunisia 46.04 Q
4 5 Daniel Caines  Great Britain 46.15
5 4 Rohan Pradeep Kumara  Sri Lanka 46.20
6 3 Evans Marie  Seychelles 48.23 PB
8 Lezin Ngoyikonda  Congo DNS

Heat 5[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 8 Carlos Santa  Dominican Republic 45.31 Q
2 5 Lewis Banda  Zimbabwe 45.37 Q
3 3 K. Mathews Binu  India 45.48 q, NR
4 6 Cédric van Branteghem  Belgium 45.70 q
5 1 California Molefe  Botswana 45.88
6 2 Chris Lloyd  Dominica 47.98
7 4 Fawzi Al-Shammari  Kuwait 48.25
8 7 Saeed Al-Adhreai  Yemen 49.39

Heat 6[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 8 Jeremy Wariner  United States 45.56 Q
2 5 Ingo Schultz  Germany 45.88 Q
3 1 Young Talkmore Nyongani  Zimbabwe 46.03
4 4 Zsolt Szeglet  Hungary 46.16
5 6 Malachi Davis  Great Britain 46.28
6 7 Oleg Mishukov  Russia 46.41
7 3 Dadi Denis  Haiti 47.57
2 Victor Kibet  Kenya DNF

Heat 7[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 8 Michael Blackwood  Jamaica 45.23 Q
2 7 Hamdan Al-Bishi  Saudi Arabia 45.31 Q
3 6 Saul Weigopwa  Nigeria 45.59 q
4 5 Matija Šestak  Slovenia 45.88 q
5 3 Yuki Yamaguchi  Japan 46.16
6 1 Nagmeldin Ali Abubakr  Sudan 46.32
7 2 Muhammad Sajid Ahmad  Pakistan 47.45 SB
8 4 Moses Kamut  Vanuatu 48.14 SB

Heat 8[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 4 Leslie Djhone  France 45.40 Q
2 2 Ezra Sambu  Kenya 45.59 Q
3 3 Timothy Benjamin  Great Britain 45.69 q
4 5 Clinton Hill  Australia 45.89
5 6 Adem Hecini  Algeria 46.50
6 7 Luis Luna  Venezuela 47.92
7 1 Jonnie Lowe  Honduras 48.06
8 8 Anderson Jorge dos Santos  Brazil 48.77

Semifinals[edit]

Qualification rule: The top two finishers in each heat (Q) plus the next two fastest overall runners (q) advanced to the final.[4]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 3 Jeremy Wariner  United States 44.87 Q
2 5 Michael Blackwood  Jamaica 45.00 Q
3 6 Leslie Djhone  France 45.01 q
4 4 Lewis Banda  Zimbabwe 45.23
5 2 Eric Milazar  Mauritius 45.23
6 8 Gary Kikaya  DR Congo 45.58
7 1 Ezra Sambu  Kenya 45.84
8 7 Cédric van Branteghem  Belgium 46.03

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 4 Derrick Brew  United States 45.05 Q
2 8 Davian Clarke  Jamaica 45.27 Q
3 5 Chris Brown  Bahamas 45.31
4 6 Yeimer López  Cuba 45.52
5 7 Alejandro Cárdenas  Mexico 45.64
6 2 K. Mathews Binu  India 45.97
7 1 Matija Šestak  Slovenia 46.54
3 Anton Galkin  Russia 45.34 DSQ[5]

Semifinal 3[edit]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 8 Brandon Simpson  Jamaica 44.97 Q
2 5 Otis Harris  United States 44.99 Q
3 6 Alleyne Francique  Grenada 45.08 q
4 4 Carlos Santa  Dominican Republic 45.58
5 3 Hamdan Al-Bishi  Saudi Arabia 45.59
6 2 Saul Weigopwa  Nigeria 45.67
7 1 Ingo Schultz  Germany 46.23
8 7 Timothy Benjamin  Great Britain 46.28

Final[edit]

[6]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 4 Jeremy Wariner  United States 44.00 PB
2nd, silver medalist(s) 5 Otis Harris  United States 44.16 PB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3 Derrick Brew  United States 44.42 SB
4 8 Alleyne Francique  Grenada 44.66
5 6 Brandon Simpson  Jamaica 44.76 PB
6 7 Davian Clarke  Jamaica 44.83 PB
7 2 Leslie Djhone  France 44.94
8 1 Michael Blackwood  Jamaica 45.55

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 2004 Athens Summer Games: Men's 400 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 8 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "Wariner wins 400m final". BBC Sport. 23 August 2004. Retrieved 9 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Men's 400m Heats". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Men's 400m Semifinals". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "IOC sanctions 400m runner Anton Galkin for failing anti-doping test". Olympics. 27 August 2004. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 
  6. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Men's 400m Final". Athens 2004. IAAF. Retrieved 12 October 2015. 

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