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2003 World Championships in Athletics Paris, France

2003 9th IAAF World Championships - Paris - Men's 110m Hurdles

 

 

Host City: Saint-Denis, Paris, France Format: First round (First 3 & 9 fastest to semi-finals) (Aug 28)
Dates: 23 August – 31 August Format: Semi-finals (First 2 & 2 fastest to final) (Aug 29)
Nations participating: 198
Athletes participating: 1679
    Main venue: Stade de France
Overview by IAAF   Paris Saint Denis stadium 
Only three men had ever won this title before Paris, and that figure held as Allen Johnson (33) took gold for a fourth time. The heats saw the injury of Olijars, the only man to have defeated Johnson so far in 2003. In the final the American started well and settled into a winning rhythm despite his habit of clipping every hurdle. Liu won China’s first ever DOHA 2019  PAST RESULTS/WORLD CHAMPS MEN’S 110mH 149 male track medal and prevented a United States sweep of the first four places. However it was later confirmed that the US number four Phillips had committed a doping violation.
 These are the official results of the Men's 110 metres hurdles event at the 2003 IAAF World Championships in Paris, France. There were a total number of 34 participating athletes, with five qualifying heats, three semi-finals and the final held on Saturday 2003-08-30 at 18:00h.
 
  110m Hurdles 30 August 0.3
  Final

Event Report Men 110m Hurdles Final

USA's Allen JOHNSON hurdled his way into greatness this evening, becoming the World 110m hurdles champion for the fourth time, eclipsing the record of his countryman Greg Foster who won the first three world titles in 1983, 1987 and 1991.

Johnson, the defending champion, beat his team-mate Terrence TRAMMELL by eight hundredths of a second, clocking 13.12. Trammell, one of the other three Americans in the final, ran a season's best for his silver medal, while the world junior record holder LUI Xiang took the bronze in 13.23.

Johnson's victory puts him among the very best athletes in World Championship history. He joins Haile Gebrselassie (ETH), Gail Devers (USA), and Jackie-Joyner Kersee (USA) with four gold medals taken from individual events. Only Carl Lewis (USA), Sergey Bubka (UKR), Michael Johnson (USA), and Lars Reidel (GER) have won more. US athletes have now won seven of the nine world championships in this event; only in 1993 and 1999 when Colin Jackson claimed the gold for Britain did the title go elsewhere. Indeed, only three men have ever won a world 110m hurdles title.

Johnson, running in shades in lane four, was away from the blocks cleanly and reached the first hurdle marginally ahead of Trammell in six, and Brazil's Marcio DE SOUZA in seven. Also going well was USA's Larry WADE in lane one, and Liu in five. Johnson was clipping every hurdle but by the fifth he was clearly in front and, barring disaster, the gold was his.

Trammell, the Olympic silver medallist in 2000 when Johnson finished fourth, challenged hard but couldn't make up the extra half a stride he needed to take top honours. Liu, a former World Student Games champion, finished strongly, missing a silver medal by only three hundredths of a second. His bronze was the first ever for his country in this event, and prevented what many expected would be a US clean sweep.

1 Allen Johnson USA 1 Mar 71 13.12
2 Terrence Trammell USA 23 Nov 78 13.20
3 Liu Xiang CHN 13 Jul 83 13.23
4 Larry Wade USA 22 Nov 74 13.34
5 Chris Phillips USA 24 Jul 72 13.36
6 Márcio de Souza BRA 24 Jan 75 13.48
7 Shi Dongpeng CHN 6 Jan 84 13.55
8 Yoel Hernández CUB 12 Dec 77 13.57
  Semifinals 29 August

Event Report Men 110m Hurdles Semi Final

The semifinals for the men's 110m hurdles did not produce any big surprises. With one favourite, Stanislavs OLIJARS (LAT), already out due to injury, all other favourites got through to the final. The biggest name who didn't make it, to the disappointment of the French crowd, was Ladji DOUCOURE. He finished 5th in the third heat.
 
The first heat had a surprise winner. Larry WADE (USA), started strongly as expected, but was overtaken by Chinese 19-year-old SHI Dongpeng at the finish. Shi won in 13.53s against Wade's 13.55s. With other runners also gaining on the American, Robert KRONBERG (SWE) got closest with 13.60s, but his time was not enough for the final. Robert NEWTON (GBR) was fourth in 13.62s.
 
In the second heat the World leader and reigning world champion, Allen JOHNSON (USA), ran easily away from his opponents. Johnson won the heat in 13.19s with no challenge at all from the other runners. Behind Johnson, the other favourite for the heat, LIU Xiang (CHN), had trouble in the early part of the race. Liu, who admitted in a recent interview that he knows his first half of the race isn't good and he has been working on it, also had a weak start this time. However, Liu came through well in the second half and just edged Yoel HERNANDEZ (CUB) to take the second automatic qualifying place in 13.46s. Hernandez also qualified with his time of 13.49s. In fourth place was Mateus Facho INOCENCIO (BRA) and in fifth Dudley DORIVAL (HAI) both recorded 13.59s, but did not qualify by time.
 
The third heat saw the most even fight for the automatic qualifying places. Terrence TRAMMELL (USA) took the win quite clearly in 13.34s, but then there were four runners dipping for the finish line and second place. Marcio DE SOUZA (BRA) just took it in 13.48s. The same time was given to Chris PHILLIPS (USA), who would have been the biggest name to not qualify for the final, but he got his place as a fastest loser. Shaun BOWNES (RSA) was fourth in 13.53s and Ladji Doucoure fifth in 13.54.
  Heat 1 0.4
1 Shi Dongpeng CHN 6 Jan 84 13.53
2 Larry Wade USA 22 Nov 74 13.55
3 Robert Kronberg SWE 15 Aug 76 13.60
4 Robert Newton GBR 10 May 81 13.62
5 William Erese NGR 12 Sep 76 13.70
6 Philip Nossmy SWE 6 Dec 82 13.72
7 Redelen dos Santos BRA 24 Apr 76 13.77
8 Matti Niemi FIN 15 Nov 76 13.86
  Heat 2 0,0
1 Allen Johnson USA 1 Mar 71 13.19
2 Liu Xiang CHN 13 Jul 83 13.46
3 Yoel Hernández CUB 12 Dec 77 13.49
4 Mateus Facho Inocêncio BRA 17 May 81 13.59
5 Dudley Dorival HAI 1 Sep 75 13.59
6 Masato Naito JPN 31 Jul 80 13.68
7 Andrea Giaconi ITA 11 Apr 74 13.84
8 Charles Allen CAN 29 Mar 77 14.19
  Heat 3 0.6
1 Terrence Trammell USA 23 Nov 78 13.34
2 Márcio de Souza BRA 24 Jan 75 13.48
3 Chris Phillips USA 24 Jul 72 13.48
4 Shaun Bownes RSA 24 Oct 70 13.53
5 Ladji Doucouré FRA 28 Mar 83 13.54
6 Jerome Crews GER 20 Feb 77 13.67
7 Jackson Quiñónez ECU 12 Jun 80 13.72
8 Gregory Sedoc NED 16 Oct 81 13.74
  Heats 28 August

Event Report Men 110m Hurdles heats

Three time world champion, Allen JOHNSON (USA) was untroubled progressing through the first round of the men's 110m hurdles.
 
Johnson sits aloft the World Rankings with the 12.97 he ran here in Paris on July 4.
 
The man most likely to challenge the American was Latvian Stanislav OLIJARS. However, the world number two, after wins in Oslo and Berlin, picked up a hamstring injury in Zurich which required him to take time off training.
 
Starting in heat three, with his right thigh strapped, only cleared two hurdles before pulling up.
 
Johnson was a comfortable winner of heat two in 13.42. His American team-mate Chris PHILLIPS produced the quickest time of the round with his win in the final heat, 13.26. Having finished fourth in the US Championships Phillips only made the team by virtue of Johnson's wildcard as the defending world champion.
 
The next best time also came from heat five with Frenchman Ladji DOUCOURE pleasing the crowd flashing home for second, 13.31. In third place was the bronze medallist from Edmonton, Haiti's Dudley DORIVAL, 13.41.
 
The first heat featured 2000 Olympic silver medallist Terrence TRAMMELL (USA). After a strong start he took his foot off the gas to do just enough to finish in the first three and ensure a spot in the next round with 13.51. The heat was won by Swedish record holder Robert KRONBERG in 13.46 from the Asian record holder LIU Xiang (CHN), 13.48.
 
The last of the American quartet Larry WADE was victorious in heat four. In a controlled run he was clocked at 13.49.
 
Fourth place finisher from the last World Championships, Cuban Yoel HERNANDEZ could only manage that placing in heat two but his 13.56 was good enough to progress.
  Heat 1 0.2
1 Robert Kronberg SWE 15 Aug 76 13.46
2 Liu Xiang CHN 13 Jul 83 13.48
3 Terrence Trammell USA 23 Nov 78 13.51
4 Gregory Sedoc NED 16 Oct 81 13.62
5 William Erese NGR 12 Sep 76 13.67
6 Andrea Giaconi ITA 11 Apr 74 13.69
7 Arlindo Pinheiro STP 27 Mar 71 15.10
  Heat 2 0.1
1 Allen Johnson USA 1 Mar 71 13.42
2 Márcio de Souza BRA 24 Jan 75 13.43
3 Shaun Bownes RSA 24 Oct 70 13.50
4 Yoel Hernández CUB 12 Dec 77 13.56
5 Chris Pinnock JAM 26 Mar 79 13.74
6 David Ilariani GEO 20 Jan 81 13.89
7 Peter Coghlan IRL 27 Mar 75 13.90
  Heat 3 0,0
1 Mateus Facho Inocêncio BRA 17 May 81 13.62
2 Robert Newton GBR 10 May 81 13.62
3 Philip Nossmy SWE 6 Dec 82 13.68
4 Jerome Crews GER 20 Feb 77 13.72
5 Joseph Berlioz Randriamihaja MAD 30 Nov 75 13.80
6 Mohd Faiz Mohamad MAS 14 Jan 83 14.17
Staņislav Olijar LAT 22 Mar 79 DNF
  Heat 4 0.3
1 Larry Wade USA 22 Nov 74 13.49
2 Redelen dos Santos BRA 24 Apr 76 13.57
3 Masato Naito JPN 31 Jul 80 13.59
4 Jackson Quiñónez ECU 12 Jun 80 13.67
5 Matti Niemi FIN 15 Nov 76 13.69
Maurice Wignall JAM 17 Apr 76 DNS
  Heat 5 0.5
1 Chris Phillips USA 24 Jul 72 13.26
2 Ladji Doucouré FRA 28 Mar 83 13.31
3 Dudley Dorival HAI 1 Sep 75 13.41
4 Shi Dongpeng CHN 6 Jan 84 13.48
5 Charles Allen CAN 29 Mar 77 13.67
6 Kuripitone Betham SAM 78 16.24
Jonathan Nsenga BEL 21 Apr 73 DNF

Heat 1 28 AUG 2003 19:35

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
2 1285 Robert Kronberg SWE SWE 13.35 13.49
3 1438 Terrence Trammell USA USA 13.16 13.32
4 244 Xiang Liu CHN CHN 13.12 13.17
5 1257 Arlindo Leócadio Pinheiro STP STP 15.06 15.28
6 994 Gregory Sedoc NED NED 13.55 13.55
7 702 Andrea Giaconi ITA ITA 13.35 13.49
8 1007 William Erese NGR NGR 13.42 13.42

Heat 2 28 AUG 2003 19:43

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
2 1406 Allen Johnson USA USA 12.92 12.97
3 743 Chris Pinnock JAM JAM 13.38 13.38
4 542 David Ilariani GEO GEO 13.75 13.75
5 1136 Shaun Bownes RSA RSA 13.26 13.51
6 305 Yoel Hernández CUB CUB 13.24 13.52
7 661 Peter Coghlan IRL IRL 13.30 13.76
8 167 Márcio Simão de Souza BRA BRA 13.38 13.40

Heat 3 28 AUG 2003 19:51

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
2 921 Muhd Faiz Mohammad MAS MAS 14.15 14.15
3 532 Robert Newton GBR GBR 13.36 13.36
4 867 Stanislavs Olijars LAT LAT 13.08 13.08
5 172 Mateus Facho Inocêncio BRA BRA 13.42 13.42
6 552 Jerome Crews GER GER 13.41 13.46
7 900 Joseph-Berlioz Randriamihaja MAD MAD 13.61 13.64
8 1289 Philip Nossmy SWE SWE 13.50 13.50

Heat 4 28 AUG 2003 19:59

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
2 746 Maurice Wignall JAM JAM 13.28 13.28
3 367 Jackson Quiñónez ECU ECU 13.59 13.59
4 1445 Larry Wade USA USA 13.01 13.23
5 448 Matti Niemi FIN FIN 13.57 13.57
6 169 Redelén dos Santos BRA BRA 13.45 13.45
7 775 Masato Naito JPN JPN 13.47 13.47

Heat 5 28 AUG 2003 20:07

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2003
2 249 Dongpeng Shi CHN CHN 13.43 13.51
3 628 Dudley Dorival HAI HAI 13.25 13.43
4 109 Jonathan Nsenga BEL BEL 13.25 13.60
5 1424 Chris Phillips USA USA 13.27 13.27
6 1206 Kuripitone Betham SAM SAM 15.42 15.42
7 464 Ladji Doucouré FRA FRA 13.23 13.23
8 199 Charles Allen CAN CAN 13.53 13.58
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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