Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men's 110 metres hurdles

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Men's 110 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
Engenhão vista atrás do gol.jpg
Interior view of the Estádio Olímpico João Havelange, where the Men's 110m hurdles took place.
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 15 August 2016
(heats)
16 August 2016
(semi-final & final)
Competitors 41 from 27 nations
Winning time 13.05
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Omar McLeod  Jamaica
2nd, silver medalist(s) Orlando Ortega  Spain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dimitri Bascou  France
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The men's 110 metres hurdles event at the 2016 Summer Olympics took place between 15–16 August at the Olympic Stadium.[1]

Summary[edit]

The 2012 Olympic champion Aries Merritt did not return after failing at the American Olympic Trials – an event which also excluded Olympic medallists David Oliver and Jason Richardson. With Sergey Shubenkov absent due to the Russian team's doping ban and an injury to Hansle Parchment, none of the 2012 Olympic or 2015 World Championships podium athletes was present. The top entrant was Omar McLeod, who held the season-leading time of 12.98 seconds and won 60 m hurdles gold at the 2016 World Indoor Championships. Devon Allen, an American college football player, was his nation's trials winner and ranked second globally on 13.03 seconds, just ahead of Cuban-Spaniard Orlando Ortega. France and the United States provided the next fastest entrants in Dimitri Bascou, Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, Ronnie Ash and Jeff Porter.[2][3][4]

The final started with all eight competitors reaching the first hurdle virtually at the same time. In the center of the track Omar McLeod touching down fractionally ahead of Dimitri Bascou and Pascal Martinot-Lagarde the two Frenchmen who sandwiched him and Milan Trajkovic in lane 8. Going into the second hurdle Bascou gained the fractional edge, but the three in the center of the track ran almost in synchronization for five hurdles, pulling away from the rest of the field. By the sixth hurdle, McLeod had again gained the fractional edge. McLeod continued smoothly but Martinot-Lagarde hit the sixth hurdle and Bascou was awkward going into the seventh hurdle giving McLeod the break away. Over the next two hurdles, McLeod extended his lead as Orlando Ortega and Ronnie Ash began to emerge ahead of the row of hurdlers across the track. Ash hit the ninth hurdle so badly when he arrived at the tenth hurdle he was short, his lead foot hitting the barrier at toe level, knocking the hurdle over and knocking Ash off balance, still in third place but falling. McLeod continued to finish with more than a metre lead over Ortega. Bascou had the lead over his teammate Martinot-Lagarde and American footballer Devon Allen. Ash took several awkward steps and somersaulted over the finish line in last, only to be disqualified for not properly clearing the hurdle.

The following evening the medals were presented by Richard Peterkin, IOC member, Saint Lucia and Bernard Amsalem, Council Member of the IAAF.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Aries Merritt (USA) 12.80 Brussels, Belgium 7 September 2012
Olympic record  Liu Xiang (CHN) 12.91 Athens, Greece 27 August 2004
Area
Time (s) Wind Athlete Nation
Africa (records) 13.24 +0.3 Lehann Fourie  South Africa
Asia (records) 12.88 +1.1 Liu Xiang  China
Europe (records) 12.91 +0.5 Colin Jackson  Great Britain
North, Central America
and Caribbean
(records)
12.80 WR +0.3 Aries Merritt  United States
Oceania (records) 13.29 +0.6 Kyle Vander Kuyp  Australia
South America (records) 13.27 +1.6 Paulo Villar  Colombia

Schedule[edit]

All times are Brasilia Time (UTC-3)

Date Time Round
Monday, 15 August 2016 20:40 Heats
Tuesday, 16 August 2016 20:40
22:45
Semifinals
Finals

Format[edit]

The competition was divided into three rounds: a heats stage with five races, three semi-final races, and a final. The top three from each heat will qualify for the semi-final, plus the nine fastest non-qualifiers. The top two finishers from each of the semi-finals qualifies for the final, as do the two fastest non-qualifiers.

The first two rounds were run in the rain. It was determined the non-qualifiers from those heats were disadvantaged in time comparison, and those athletes were allowed to run in a repechage round to improve their qualifying time. Two athletes Deuce Carter and Alexander John had been disqualified for failure to properly clear hurdles in those earlier races and were allowed to re-enter. Carter qualified for the semi-finals from the special race.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Qualification rule: first 4 of each heat (Q) plus the 4 fastest times (q) qualified.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 2 Omar McLeod  Jamaica 13.27 Q
2 7 Jeff Porter  United States 13.50 Q
3 9 Jeffrey Julmis  Haiti 13.66 Q
4 8 Antwon Hicks  Nigeria 13.70 Q
5 4 Yeison Rivas  Colombia 13.84
6 6 Wataru Yazawa  Japan 13.89
7 3 Kame Ali  Madagascar 14.89 SB
5 Alexander John  Germany DQ R168.7
Wind: +0.1 m/s

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 8 Orlando Ortega  Spain 13.32 Q
2 3 Balázs Baji  Hungary 13.52 Q
3 5 Milan Trajkovic  Cyprus 13.59 Q
4 2 Johnathan Cabral  Canada 13.63 Q
5 9 Jhoanis Portilla  Cuba 13.81
6 6 Matthias Buhler  Germany 13.82
7 4 Xaysa Anousone  Laos 14.40
7 Deuce Carter  Jamaica DQ R168.7
Wind: +0.4 m/s

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 4 Dimitri Bascou  France 13.31 Q
2 9 Andrew Pozzi  Great Britain 13.50 Q
3 6 Andrew Riley  Jamaica 13.52 Q
4 8 João Vítor de Oliveira  Brazil 13.63 Q, SB
5 3 Antonio Alkana  South Africa 13.64 q
6 2 Petr Svoboda  Czech Republic 13.65 q[a]
7 7 Mikel Thomas  Trinidad and Tobago 13.68
8 5 Eddie Lovett  Virgin Islands 13.77
Wind: +1.4 m/s

Heat 4[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 2 Konstadinos Douvalidis  Greece 13.41 Q
2 9 Devon Allen  United States 13.41 Q
3 5 Gregor Traber  Germany 13.50 Q
4 6 Yordan O'Farrill  Cuba 13.56 Q
5 7 Yidiel Contreras  Spain 13.62 q
6 4 Ronald Forbes  Cayman Islands 14.67
7 8 Ahmad Hazer  Lebanon 15.50
3 Wilhem Belocian  France DQ R162.7
Wind: +0.1 m/s

Heat 5[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 9 Ronnie Ash  United States 13.31 Q
2 3 Pascal Martinot-Lagarde  France 13.36 Q
3 5 Lawrence Clarke  Great Britain 13.55 Q
4 8 Éder Antônio Souza  Brazil 13.61 Q, SB
5 2 Damian Czykier  Poland 13.63 q
6 7 Milan Ristic  Serbia 13.66
7 4 Xie Wenjun  China 13.69
8 6 Sekou Kaba  Canada 13.70
Wind: −0.2 m/s

Heat 6 Repechage[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 9 Deuce Carter  Jamaica 13.51 q
2 4 Yeison Rivas  Colombia 13.87
3 6 Wataru Yazawa  Japan 13.88
4 8 Matthias Buhler  Germany 13.90
5 2 Alexander John  Germany 14.13
7 Jhoanis Portilla  Cuba DQ R168.7
3 Kame Ali  Madagascar DNS
5 Xaysa Anousone  Laos DNS
Wind: −0.1 m/s

Notes[edit]

a Petr Svoboda was originally disqualified under Rule 168.7. His advancement later to the semi-finals indicates a reversal of that decision.[5]

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 7 Orlando Ortega  Spain 13.32 Q
2 5 Ronnie Ash  United States 13.36 Q
3 2 Damian Czykier  Poland 13.50
4 6 Balázs Baji  Hungary 13.52
5 4 Andrew Pozzi  Great Britain 13.67
6 3 Deuce Carter  Jamaica 13.69
7 8 Yordan O'Farrill  Cuba 13.70
9 Jeffrey Julmis  Haiti DQ R168.7
Wind: +0.5 m/s

Semifinal 2[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 7 Omar McLeod  Jamaica 13.15 Q
2 5 Pascal Martinot-Lagarde  France 13.25 Q
3 6 Devon Allen  United States 13.36 q
4 9 Johnathan Cabral  Canada 13.41 q
5 4 Gregor Traber  Germany 13.43
6 8 Lawrence Clarke  Great Britain 13.46
7 2 Antonio Alkana  South Africa 13.55
8 1 Petr Svoboda  Czech Republic 13.67
9 3 João Vítor de Oliveira  Brazil 13.85
Wind: −0.1 m/s

Semifinal 3[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 5 Dimitri Bascou  France 13.23 Q
2 8 Milan Trajkovic  Cyprus 13.31 Q
3 4 Jeff Porter  United States 13.45
4 6 Andrew Riley  Jamaica 13.46
5 7 Konstadinos Douvalidis  Greece 13.47
6 3 Yidiel Contreras  Spain 13.54
7 2 Antwon Hicks  Nigeria 14.26
9 Éder Antônio Souza  Brazil DQ R168.7
Wind: +0.3 m/s

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Athlete Nation Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 5 Omar McLeod  Jamaica 13.05
2nd, silver medalist(s) 7 Orlando Ortega  Spain 13.17
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6 Dimitri Bascou  France 13.24
4 4 Pascal Martinot-Lagarde  France 13.29
5 3 Devon Allen  United States 13.31
6 2 Johnathan Cabral  Canada 13.40
7 8 Milan Trajkovic  Cyprus 13.41
9 Ronnie Ash  United States DQ R168.7
Wind: +0.2 m/s

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's 110m hurdles". Rio 2016 Organisation. Archived from the original on 6 August 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2016.
  2. ^ Landells, Steve (2016-08-10). Preview: men's 110m hurdles – Rio 2016 Olympic Games. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-08-14.
  3. ^ Senior outdoor 2016 110 Metres Hurdles men. IAAF. Retrieved on 2016-08-14.
  4. ^ Andrew Riley to replace Parchment. Jamaica Observer (2016-08-12). Retrieved on 2016-08-14.
  5. ^ https://smsprio2016-a.akamaihd.net/_odf-documents/A/T/ATM012903_Results_2016_08_15_6a7724d6_c557_4f3b_b1d1_13a09a2f259a.pdf