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1993 World Championships in Athletics Stuttgart, Germany

1993 4th IAAF World Championships - Stuttgart - Men's 800m

 

 

Host City: Stuttgart, Germany Format: First round (First 3 & 6 fastest to semi-finals) (Aug 14)
Dates: August 13 – August 22 Format: Semi-finals (First 2 & 2 fastest to final) (Aug 15)
Nations participating: 187
Athletes participating: 1689
    Main venue: Gottlieb Daimler Stadium
Overview by IAAF   Gottlieb Daimler Stadion 
A brilliant win in the first of the semi-finals made Konchellah the favourite to repeat his wins of Rome and Tokyo. It seemed that no-one could match the 31 year-old Kenyan’s devastating finish. So it proved: but in the final in Stuggart, he left his effort a liitle too late to secure another gold medal. Konchellah had already worried his supporters with his run in the heats, when he only gained an automatic qualifying spot at the last possible opportunity. In the final, he was content to run near the back while the third-string Kenyan, Ruto, set a pace of 24.80 at 200m and 51.16 at 400m. He was still 5m in front at 600m (1:17.96), while Konchellah was last (1:19.16). D’Urso, who won his semi-final in a personal best, made a big move to try to catch Ruto in the straight. He cut back most of the Kenyan’s lead but Ruto held on for victory. Meanwhile Konchellah had suddenly closed on the leading pair, but could not get past. His final 200m of 25.73 (compared to Ruto 26.75 and D’Urso 26.30) brought him only the bronze medal, and he admitted to overconfidence after the race.

These are the official results of the Men's 800 metres event at the 1993 IAAF World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany. There were a total number of 44 participating athletes, with six qualifying heats, three semi-finals and the final held on Tuesday 1993-08-17.

With three Kenyans qualified for the final, word was out that they might send out time qualifier Paul Ruto as the sacrificial lamb to burn out the field. Freddie Williams was the leader from the gun, but just before the break Ruto rushed to the lead and it appeared the strategy was in effect. The rest of the field cooperated and fell in line behind him. Ruto checked back at 200 metres and again at 300 metres, but nobody was challenging. Ruth had a 5 metre lead at the bell in 51.22. William Tanui moved forward early and was the next back through the turn followed by Curtis Robb. Along the backstretch. Williams began a run at Ruto, around Robb followed by Giuseppe D'Urso, Tanui was falling through the field with Billy Konchellah in dead last place, it looked like the Kenyan team strategy was going to blow up. Coming off the final turn, Williams looked like he had set Ruto up and was going to sprint by, but instead Williams could make no forward progress, his body delaying D'Urso and Ruto again had a 2 meter lead. D'Urso chased Ruto down the straightaway but couldn't make any progress. Everybody else in the field sliding further away except Konchellah, still last off the turn but the field tightening, Konchellah moved out to lane 3 to avoid traffic and sprinted past the crowd, chasing D'Urso to the line but not quite getting there in time. Ruto the surprise winner holding the lead virtually the entire race.

 
  800m 17 August
  Final
1 Paul Ruto KEN 3 Nov 60 1.44.71  
2 Giuseppe D'Urso ITA 15 Sep 69 1.44.86  
3 Billy Konchellah KEN 20 Oct 62 1.44.89  
4 Curtis Robb GBR 7 Jun 72 1.45.54  
5 Hezekiél Sepeng RSA 30 Jun 74 1.45.64  
6 Freddie Williams CAN 24 Feb 62 1.45.79  
7 William Tanui KEN 22 Feb 64 1.45.80  
8 Tom McKean GBR 27 Oct 63 1.46.17  
  Semifinals 15 August
  Heat 1
1 Billy Konchellah KEN 1.45.04  
2 Freddie Williams CAN 1.45.13 NU20R
3 Hezekiel Sepeng RSA 1.45.46
4 Mahjoub Haida MAR 1.45.66
5 Atle Douglas NOR 1.46.54
6 Nico Motchebon GER 1.46.58
7 Martin Steele GBR 1.46.70
8 Mark Everett USA 1.57.39
  Heat 2
1 Giuseppe D'Urso ITA 1.44.83  
2 Curtis Robb GBR 1.44.92  
3 Paul Ruto KEN 1.45.05
4 Nathan Kahan BEL 1.45.75
5 Ivan Komar BLR 1.45.76
6 Jose Luiz Barbosa BRA 1.45.92
7 Vebjorn Rodal NOR 1.46.50
8 Johnny Gray USA 1.50.89
  Heat 3
1 Tom McKean GBR 1.45.64  
2 William Tanui KEN 1.45.74  
3 Clive Terrelonge JAM 1.45.75
4 Jose Parrilla USA 1.45.89
5 Marko Koers NED 1.45.90
6 Ari Suhonen FIN 1.46.35
7 Kennedy Osei GHA 1.46.48
8 Luis Javier Gonzalez ESP 1.47.29
  Heats 14 August
  Heat 1
1 Hezekiel Sepeng RSA 1.46.27  
2 Johnny Gray USA 1.46.28  
3 Luis Javier Gonzalez ESP 1.46.36  
4 Marko Koers NED 1.46.37  
5 Gilmar da Silva Santos BRA 1.51.04  
6 Christopher Blackburn MRI 1.52.78  
7 Jose Tapia Juan PAN 1.52.99
  Heat 2
1 Jose Luiz Barbosa BRA 1.46.12  
2 Ivan Komar BLR 1.46.40  
3 Billy Konchellah KEN 1.46.53  
4 Vebjorn Rodal NOR 1.46.57  
5 Jose Parrilla USA 1.46.94  
6 Jin-Il Lee KOR 1.47.99  
7 Gop Bahadur Adhikari NEP 1.51.74  
8 Mukundi Mubenga COD 1.55.83
  Heat 3
1 Atle Douglas NOR 1.49.43  
2 Ari Suhonen FIN 1.49.44  
3 William Tanui KEN 1.49.51  
4 Tomas de Teresa ESP 1.49.79  
5 Anatoliy Makarevich BLR 1.50.65  
6 Dale Jones ANT 1.51.02  
7 Naseer Ismail MLD 2.02.70  
  Heat 4
1 Kennedy Osei GHA 1.48.65  
2 Curtis Robb GBR 1.49.29  
3 Clive Terrelonge JAM 1.50.08  
4 Adoum Terap CHA 1.53.61  
- Andrea Benvenuti ITA DNF  
- Charles Nkazamyampi BUR DNS  
- Tommy Asinga SUR DNS  
  Heat 5
1 Giuseppe D'Urso ITA 1.48.79  
2 Tom McKean GBR 1.48.79  
3 Mark Everett USA 1.48.89  
4 Abdi Bile SOM 1.48.90  
5 Farah Ibrahim QAT 1.49.86  
6 Mbiganyi Thee BOT 1.49.91  
7 Carlos Mairena NCA 1.52.01  
  Heat 6  
1 Mahjoub Haida MAR 1.46.35  
2 Paul Ruto KEN 1.46.41  
3 Martin Steele GBR 1.46.47  
4 Freddie Williams CAN 1.46.63  
5 Nathan Kahan BEL 1.46.72  
6 Nico Motchebon GER 1.46.94  
7 Ali Khazaal LIB 1.57.15  

Heat 1 14 AUG 1993 18:00

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1993
1 Gilmar da Silva Santos BRA BRA 1:45.88 1:45.88
2 Hezekiél Sepeng RSA RSA 1:47.51 1:50.79i
3 Johnny Gray USA USA 1:42.60 1:44.03
4 Marko Koers NED NED 1:44.84 1:44.84
5 Luis Javier González ESP ESP 1:44.84 1:44.84
6 Christopher Blackburn MRI MRI    
7 Juan Jose Tapia PAN PAN    

Heat 2 14 AUG 1993 18:06

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1993
1 José Luíz Barbosa BRA BRA 1:43.08 1:44.73
2 Ivan Komar BLR BLR    
3 Billy Konchellah KEN KEN 1:43.06 1:44.93
4 Jin-Il Lee KOR KOR 1:46.34 1:49.08i
5 Vebjørn Rodal NOR NOR 1:45.33 1:45.83
6 Jose Parrilla USA USA 1:43.97 1:45.55
7 Mukundi Mubenga COD COD 1:51.11 1:55.35i
8 Gop Bahadur Adhikari NEP NEP    

Heat 3 14 AUG 1993 18:12

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1993
1 Anatoliy Makarevich BLR BLR 1:44.84  
2 Dale Jones ANT ANT 1:48.62  
3 Atle Douglas NOR NOR 1:46.01 1:46.01
4 William Tanui KEN KEN 1:43.30 1:44.30
5 Tomás de Teresa ESP ESP 1:44.99 1:46.23
6 Ari Suhonen FIN FIN 1:44.10 1:45.85
7 Naseer Ismail MDV MDV 1:55.10 1:55.10

Heat 4 14 AUG 1993 18:18

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1993
1 Kennedy Osei GHA GHA 1:45.94 1:45.94
2 Curtis Robb GBR GBR 1:45.57 1:46.51
3 Yaya Terap Adoum CHA CHA    
4 Clive Terrelonge JAM JAM 1:46.53 1:46.53
5 Charles Nkazamyampi BDI BDI 1:44.24 1:44.24
6 Tommy Asinga SUR SUR 1:46.74  
7 Andrea Benvenuti ITA ITA 1:43.92 1:44.55

Heat 5 14 AUG 1993 18:24

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1993
1 Farah Ibrahim QAT QAT 1:52.04  
2 Tom McKean GBR GBR 1:43.88 1:46.44
3 Mbiganyi Thee BOT BOT 1:45.94 1:48.95i
4 Mark Everett USA USA 1:43.40 1:45.33
5 Carlos Mairena NCA NCA    
6 Giuseppe D'Urso ITA ITA 1:45.44i 1:45.44i
7 Abdi Bile SOM SOM 1:43.60  

Heat 6 14 AUG 1993 18:30

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1993
1 Freddie Williams CAN CAN 1:45.83 1:47.93i
2 Nathan Kahan BEL BEL    
3 Mahjoub Haïda MAR MAR 1:45.62 1:45.62
4 Ali Khazaal LBN LBN    
5 Martin Steele GBR GBR 1:43.84 1:43.84
6 Paul Ruto KEN KEN 1:44.65 1:44.65
7 Nico Motchebon GER GER 1:46.14 1:46.14
 

 

 

 

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