Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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Men's 1500 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates August 15 (heats)
August 17 (semifinals)
August 19 (final)
Competitors 50 from 32 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Asbel Kipruto Kiprop  Kenya
2nd, silver medalist(s) Nicholas Willis  New Zealand
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mehdi Baala  France
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The Men's 1500 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 15–19 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 3:36.60 (A standard) and 3:39.00 (B standard).[2]

The initial winner, Rashid Ramzi of Bahrain, tested positive for the blood-booster CERA and was disqualified on November 18, 2009.[3]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record Morocco Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3:26.00 Rome, Italy 14 July 1998
Olympic record  Noah Ngeny (KEN) 3:32.07 Sydney, Australia 29 September 2000

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

Qualification[edit]

Each National Olympic Committee (NOC) was able to enter up to three entrants providing they had met the A qualifying standard (3:36.00) in the qualifying period (1 January 2007 to 23 July 2008). NOCs were also permitted to enter one athlete providing he had met the B standard (3:39.00) in the same qualifying period.[4]

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Heat[5] Lane Athlete Country PB SB Time Notes
1 1 Tarek Boukensa  Algeria 3:30.92 3:31.98 3:36.11 Q
1 2 Nicholas Willis  New Zealand 3:32.17 3:33.51 3:36.01 Q
1 3 Javier Carriqueo  Argentina 3:38.62 3:39.36 3:39.36
1 4 Leonel Manzano  United States 3:35.29 3:36.67 3:36.67 Q
1 5 Taylor Milne  Canada 3:36.00 3:36.00 3:41.56
1 6 Juan Luis Barrios  Mexico 3:37.71 3:37.87 DNS
1 7 Mehdi Baala  France 3:28.98 3:32.00 3:35.87 Q
1 8 Youssef Baba  Morocco 3:32.13 3:33.85 3:42.13
1 9 Daham Naim Bashir  Qatar 3:31.04 3:34.77 3:36.05 Q
1 10 Vyacheslav Shabunin  Russia 3:32.28 3:37.99 3:42.53
1 11 Deresse Mekonnen  Ethiopia 3:33.71 3:33.71 3:36.22 Q
1 12 Reyes Estevez  Spain 3:30.57 3:34.98 3:39.62
2 1 Nathan Brannen  Canada 3:34.65 3:34.65 3:41.45 Q
2 2 Juan Carlos Higuero  Spain 3:31.57 3:32.57 3:41.70 Q
2 3 Asbel Kipruto Kiprop  Kenya 3:31.64 3:31.64 3:41.28 Q
2 4 Mitchell Kealey  Australia 3:36.21 3:36.21 3:46.31
2 5 Bernard Lagat  United States 3:26.34 3:35.14 3:41.98 Q
2 6 Hais Welday  Eritrea 3:37.25 3:37.25 3:45.06
2 7 Ivan Heshko  Ukraine 3:30.33 3:43.95 DNS
2 8 Alistair Cragg  Ireland 3:36.18 3:39.12 3:44.90
2 9 Mohammed Othman Shaween  Saudi Arabia 3:33.90 3:33.90 3:45.82
2 10 Isiah Msibi  Swaziland 3:51.35 3:51.35 3:51.35 PB
2 11 Thomas Lancashire  Great Britain 3:35.33 3:35.33 3:43.40
2 12 Goran Nava  Serbia 3:38.35 3:38.35 3:42.92
2 13 Antar Zerguelaine  Algeria 3:31.95 3:33.32 3:42.30 Q
3 1 David Freeman  Puerto Rico 3:38.90 3:39.70 3:39.70 SB
3 2 Hudson de Souza  Brazil 3:33.25 3:36.89 3:37.06
3 3 Byron Piedra  Ecuador 3:37.88 3:45.17 3:45.57
3 4 Demma Daba  Ethiopia 3:35.27 3:35.27 3:37.78
3 5 Arturo Casado  Spain 3:33.14 3:33.14 3:36.42 Q
3 6 Lopez Lomong  United States 3:36.36 3:36.36 3:36.70 Q
3 7 Abdalaati Iguider  Morocco 3:31.88 3:31.88 3:36.48 Q
3 8 Andrew Baddeley  Great Britain 3:34.36 3:34.36 3:36.47 Q
3 9 Juan van Deventer  South Africa 3:34.46 3:34.46 3:36.32 Q
3 10 Nicholas Kemboi  Kenya 3:33.72 3:35.25 3:41.56
3 11 Tiidrek Nurme  Estonia 3:38.59 3:38.59 3:38.59 PB, NR
3 12 Belal Mansoor Ali  Bahrain 3:31.49 3:33.12 3:36.84 q
3 13 Abdalla Abdelgadir  Sudan 3:38.93 3:38.93 3:47.65
4 1 Mulugeta Wendimu  Ethiopia 3:31.13 3:34.67 3:36.67 q
4 2 Kamal Thamer Ali  Qatar 3:35.56 3:35.56 3:41.08
4 3 Rashid Ramzi  Bahrain 3:29.14 3:32.89 DQ[3]
4 4 Mohamed Moustaoui  Morocco 3:32.06 3:32.06 3:34.80 Q
4 5 Kevin Sullivan  Canada 3:31.71 3:35.78 3:36.05 Q
4 6 Christian Obrist  Italy 3:35.32 3:35.91 3:35.91 Q SB
4 7 Carsten Schlangen  Germany 3:34.99 3:34.99 3:36.34 q
4 8 Chauncy Master  Malawi 3:42.73 3:42.73 3:44.96
4 9 Augustine Kiprono Choge  Kenya 3:31.57 3:31.57 3:35.47 Q
4 10 Mahamoud Farah  Djibouti 3:39.29 3:39.29 3:43.62
4 11 Kamel Boulahfane  Algeria 3:32.44 3:33.33 3:45.59
4 12 Jeffrey Riseley  Australia 3:36.03 3:36.03 3:53.95

Semifinals[edit]

Qual. rule: first 5 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) qualified.[6]

Semifinal 1[edit]

17 August 2008 - 21:55

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Asbel Kipruto Kiprop  Kenya 3:37.04 Q
2 Abdalaati Iguider  Morocco 3:37.21 Q
3 Juan Carlos Higuero  Spain 3:37.31 Q
4 Christian Obrist  Italy 3:37.47 Q
5 Belal Mansoor Ali  Bahrain 3:37.60 Q
6 Juan van Deventer  South Africa 3:37.75 q
7 Daham Najim Bashir  Qatar 3:37.77 q
8 Carsten Schlangen  Germany 3:37.94
9 Nathan Brannen  Canada 3:39.10
10 Mulugeta Wendimu  Ethiopia 3:40.16
11 Antar Zerguelaine  Algeria 3:40.64
12 Lopez Lomong  United States 3:41.00

Semifinal 2[edit]

17 August 2008 - 22:04

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mehdi Baala  France 3:37.47 Q
2 Andrew Baddeley  Great Britain 3:37.47 Q
3 Augustine Kiprono Choge  Kenya 3:37.54 Q
4 Nicholas Willis  New Zealand 3:37.54 Q
5 Bernard Lagat  United States 3:37.79
6 Deresse Mekonnen  Ethiopia 3:37.85
7 Tarek Boukensa  Algeria 3:39.73
8 Kevin Sullivan  Canada 3:40.30
9 Mohamed Moustaoui  Morocco 3:40.90
10 Arturo Casado  Spain 3:41.57
11 Leonel Manzano  United States 3:50.33
Rashid Ramzi  Bahrain DQ[3]

Final[edit]

19 August 2008 - 22:50.[7]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Asbel Kipruto Kiprop  Kenya 3:33.11
2nd, silver medalist(s) Nicholas Willis  New Zealand 3:34.16
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mehdi Baala  France 3:34.21
4 Juan Carlos Higuero  Spain 3:34.44
5 Abdalaati Iguider  Morocco 3:34.66
6 Juan van Deventer  South Africa 3:34.77
7 Belal Mansoor Ali  Bahrain 3:35.23
8 Andrew Baddeley  Great Britain 3:35.37
9 Augustine Kiprono Choge  Kenya 3:35.50
10 Daham Najim Bashir  Qatar 3:37.68
11 Christian Obrist  Italy 3:39.87
Rashid Ramzi  Bahrain DQ[3]

Splits[edit]

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
400 m Asbel Kipruto Kiprop  Kenya 56.48
800 m Augustine Kiprono Choge  Kenya 1:56.06
1200 m Augustine Kiprono Choge  Kenya 2:53.67

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  3. ^ a b c d "IOC sanctions five athletes who competed in Beijing". IOC. Retrieved 2016-11-11. 
  4. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  5. ^ "1500 Metres - M. Heats". IAAF. Archived from the original on 20 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-13. 
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-19. Retrieved 2008-08-20.  Retrieved 2008-08-19.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-08-20. Retrieved 2008-08-20.  Retrieved 2008-08-19.