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1987 World Championships in Athletics Rome, Italy

1987 2nd IAAF World Championships - Rome - Men's 800m

 

 

Host City: Rome, Italy Format: First round (First 4 & 8 fastest to second round) (Aug 29)
Dates: August 28 – September 6, 1987 Format: Second round (First 3 & 4 fastest to semi-finals) (Aug 30)
Nations participating: 159 Format: Semi-finals (First 3 & 2 fastest to final) (Aug 31)
Athletes participating: 1451
    Main venue: Stadio Olimpico
Overview by IAAF   stadio olimpico rome 
For the second World Championships, a Brazilian set a fast pace in the final. Barbosa passed 200m in 24.32 and 400m in 50.59 – virtually identical to the corresponding splits in the 1983 final. The Brazilian held his form on the second lap but was passed by the favourite, Konchellah, on the backstraight. In the 84% humidity, the only other runner to live with the pace was Elliott, fourth in Helsinki. The three rounded the final bend together before the Kenyan kicked again in the finishing straight to pull away for victory. Elliott also finished well to overtake Barbosa on the inside.

These are the official results of the Men's 800 metres event at the 1987 IAAF World Championships in Rome, Italy. There were a total number of 45 participating athletes, with six qualifying heats, four quarter-finals, two semi-finals and the final held on Tuesday September 1, 1987.

In the final José Luiz Barbosa took the lead from the break, chased primarily by Billy Konchellah and Faouzi Lahbi up to a 50.59 400 metres. Peter Elliott stayed on the rail slightly off the lead through the first lap joined by Stephen Ole Marai on the outside and Tom McKean boxed on the inside. Through the penultimate turn, these three tried to move forward, Elliott moving outside to the shoulders of the lead pack, followed by Mara and McKean, but McKean was held inside. By the time they reached the backstretch, McKean tried again to run around Marai, this time he tripped over Marai, injuring himself, eventually falling out the back of the field. Konchellah caught Barbosa at the end of the straightaway and went into the lead. Elliott tried to follow, but Barbosa held him off through the turn. By the end of the turn, the three medalists had separated from the rest of the field, Lahbi the last to hold on. As Konchellah sprinted away to victory, Barbosa and Elliott both started sprinting for home in chase. Barbosa came off the turn a bit wide, leaving room for Elliott to slowly edge his way along the rail and ahead of Barbosa to take the silver.

 
  800m 1 September
  Final
1 Billy Konchellah KEN 20 Oct 62 1.43.06
2 Peter Elliott GBR 9 Oct 62 1.43.41
3 José Luiz Barbosa BRA 27 May 61 1.43.76
4 Ryszard Ostrowski POL 6 Feb 61 1.44.59
5 Faouzi Lahbi MAR 2 Mar 58 1.44.83
6 Stephen Ole Marai KEN 11 Nov 62 1.44.84
7 Slobodan Popovic YUG 28 Sep 62 1.45.07
8 Tom McKean GBR 27 Oct 63 1.49.21
  Semifinals 31 August
  Heat 1
1 Tom McKean GBR 1.44.86
2 Jose Luiz Barbosa BRA 1.45.03
3 Stephen Ole Marai KEN 1.45.09
4 Faouzi Lahbi MAR 1.45.19
5 Slobodan Popovic YUG 1.45.33
6 Vladimir Graudyn URS 1.45.36
7 Moussa Fall SEN 1.47.55
8 Philippe Collard FRA 1.48.24
  Heat 2
1 Billy Konchellah KEN 1.46.11
2 Ryszard Ostrowski POL 1.46.22
3 Peter Elliott GBR 1.46.23
4 Babacar Niang SEN 1.46.23
5 Dieudonne Kwizera BUR 1.46.26
6 David Mack USA 1.48.49
7 Ari Suhonen FIN 1.48.85
8 Alvaro Silva POR 1.49.41
  Quarterfinals 30 August
  Heat 1
1 Stephen Ole Marai KEN 1.45.97
2 Ryszard Ostrowski POL 1.46.04
3 Faouzi Lahbi MAR 1.46.12
4 Stanley Redwine USA 1.46.25
5 William Wuyke VEN 1.46.38
6 Robin Van Helden NED 1.46.69
7 Luis Karin Toledo MEX 1.46.88
8 Reda Abdenouz ALG 1.48.96
- Getahun Ayana ETH DNS
  Heat 2
1 Moussa Fall SEN 1.44.74
2 Peter Elliott GBR 1.44.98
3 Dieudonne Kwizera BUR 1.45.06
4 Slobodan Popovic YUG 1.45.15
5 Vladimir Graudyn URS 1.45.19
6 Alvaro Silva POR 1.45.63
7 David Mack USA 1.45.68
8 Edwin Koech KEN 1.46.36
  Heat 3
1 Billy Konchellah KEN 1.45.53
2 Philippe Collard FRA 1.45.89
3 Tom McKean GBR 1.46.11
4 Andrey Sudnik URS 1.46.48
5 Ibrahim Okash SOM 1.47.00
6 Ismael Youssef QAT 1.49.26
- Gert Kilbert SUI DNF
- Pablo Squella CHI DNS
  Heat 4
1 Babacar Niang SEN 1.45.81
2 Jose Luiz Barbosa BRA 1.46.07
3 Ari Suhonen FIN 1.46.18
4 Tony Morrell GBR 1.46.25
5 Peter Braun FRG 1.48.53
6 Luc Bernaert BEL 1.49.06
7 Martin Enholm SWE 1.49.17
8 Johnny Gray USA 1.49.50
  Heats 29 August
  Heat 1
1 Faouzi Lahbi MAR 1.46.07
2 Dieudonne Kwizera BUR 1.46.27
3 Andrey Sudnik URS 1.46.29
4 Jose Luiz Barbosa BRA 1.46.31
5 Ibrahim Okash SOM 1.46.61
6 Chern Srichudano THA 1.50.37
7 Rob Druppers NED 1.50.58
8 Semi Vuetibau FIJ 1.58.58
  Heat 2
1 Johnny Gray USA 1.46.53
2 Peter Elliott GBR 1.46.63
3 Marai Stephen Ole KEN 1.46.91
4 Robin Van Helden NED 1.46.98
5 Luc Bernaert BEL 1.47.48
6 Pablo Squella CHI 1.47.48
7 Manlio Molinari SMR 1.53.41
  Heat 3
1 Billy Konchellah KEN 1.47.98
2 Moussa Fall SEN 1.48.01
3 Ryszard Ostrowski POL 1.48.07
4 Alvaro Silva POR 1.48.19
5 Gert Kilbert SUI 1.48.48
6 Luis Migueles ARG 1.49.52
- Agberto Guimaraes BRA DNS
- Mohamed Hossain Milzer BAN DNS
  Heat 4
1 Philippe Collard FRA 1.47.44
2 Stanley Redwine USA 1.47.64
3 Tom McKean GBR 1.47.71
4 Ari Suhonen FIN 1.47.81
5 Luis Karin Toledo MEX 1.48.05
6 Ismael Youssef QAT 1.48.73
7 John Chappory GIB 1.54.32
  Heat 5
1 Peter Braun FRG 1.47.96
2 Tony Morrell GBR 1.48.18
3 Martin Enholm SWE 1.48.63
4 David Mack USA 1.49.47
5 Augustin Ntamihanga RWA 1.50.69
6 Simon Hoogewerf CAN 1.51.13
- Joaquim Cruz BRA DNS
  Heat 6
1 Slobodan Popovic YUG 1.47.42
2 Babacar Niang SEN 1.47.46
3 Edwin Koech KEN 1.47.56
4 William Wuyke VEN 1.47.59
5 Vladimir Graudyn URS 1.47.75
6 Getahun Ayana ETH 1.49.22
7 Reda Abdenouz ALG 1.49.22
- Syed Meesaq Rizvi PAK DNS

Heat 1 29 AUG 1987

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  José Luíz Barbosa BRA BRA 1:47.47 1:47.49i
  Rob Druppers NED NED 1:43.56 1:46.29i
  Dieudonné Kwizera BDI BDI 1:47.87i 1:47.87i
  Faouzi Lahbi MAR MAR 1:44.66 1:47.79i
  Ibrahim Okash SOM SOM 1:49.17i  
  Chern Srichudanu THA THA    
  Andrey Sudnik URS URS 1:47.46  
  Semi Vuetibau FIJ FIJ    

Heat 2 29 AUG 1987

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  Luc Bernaert BEL BEL 1:46.41 1:46.41
  Peter Elliott GBR GBR 1:44.87  
  Johnny Gray USA USA 1:42.60  
  Manlio Molinari SMR SMR 1:54.6i 1:54.6i
  Stephen Ole Marai KEN KEN    
  Pablo Squella CHI CHI 1:51.57i 1:51.57i
  Robin Van Helden NED NED    

Heat 3 29 AUG 1987

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  Moussa Fall SEN SEN    
  Agberto Guimarães BRA BRA 1:43.63  
  Gert Kilbert SUI SUI 1:45.46 1:45.46
  Billy Konchellah KEN KEN 1:43.39 1:43.39
  Luis Migueles ARG ARG 1:46.01 1:51.03i
  Mohamed Hossain Milzer BAN BAN    
  Ryszard Ostrowski POL POL 1:44.38  
  Alvaro Silva POR POR    

Heat 4 29 AUG 1987

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  John Chappory GIB GIB 1:51.17  
  Philippe Collard FRA FRA 1:43.95 1:43.95
  Tom McKean GBR GBR    
  Stanley Redwine USA USA 1:47.81i 1:47.81i
  Ari Suhonen FIN FIN    
  Luis Karin Toledo MEX MEX    
  Mohamed Ismail Youssef QAT QAT 1:46.16 1:46.16

Heat 5 29 AUG 1987

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  Peter Braun FRG FRG 1:44.03  
  Joaquim Cruz BRA BRA 1:41.77  
  Martin Enholm SWE SWE 1:50.91i 1:50.91i
  Simon Hoogewerf CAN CAN 1:49.92  
  David Mack USA USA 1:43.35  
  Tony Morrell GBR GBR 1:50.39i 1:50.39i
  Augustin Ntamihanga RWA RWA    

Heat 6 29 AUG 1987

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1987
  Réda Abdenouz ALG ALG 1:47.35 1:47.35
  Getahun Ayana ETH ETH    
  Vladimir Graudyn URS URS 1:47.68i 1:47.68i
  Edwin Koech KEN KEN 1:44.12 1:54.94i
  Babacar Niang SEN SEN 1:45.71 1:48.33i
  Slobodan Popovic YUG YUG 1:48.07i 1:48.07i
  Meesaq Rizvi Syed PAK PAK    
  William Wuyke VEN VEN 1:43.54
 

 

 

 

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