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1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles - Men's 110 m hurdles

 

 

Host City: Los Angeles, United States Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 5, 1984 Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: August 6, 1984  
(Competitors: 26; Countries: 17; Finalists: 8)  
    Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Overview by IAAF    1984_olympic_stadium.jpg
Foster, the World Champion and favourite, ran an Olympic record 13.24 in the first round, after Bryggare had impressed with 13.35 in the first heat. Kingdom then equalled Foster’s 13.24 in the first semi-final, and Foster himself again ran 13.24 to edge fast-starting Mark McKoy’s 13.30. The Canadian started fastest in the final, but hit the first hurdle, and Foster took the lead, with Bryggare third and Kingdom fourth. Despite hitting six hurdles, Kingdom gained all the way on Foster, and off the last hurdle was inches behind. Foster looked across from lane 1 to Kingdom out in lane 8, and lost the race to Kingdom’s closing charge. Behind them Bryggare held off McKoy, and Campbell hit five hurdles to preclude any possibility of a medal. Kingdom was unaware that he’d won until he saw the video replay, while Foster was characteristically philosophical about second place; “I don’t know if glancing across at Roger cost me the race … I’m happy it’s over.”
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The Soviet boycott cost the field only one top hurdler, Thomas Munkelt (GDR), the 1980 gold medalist and European Champion in 1978 and 1982. But it is unlikely he would have been a factor for the gold medal. The favorite was 1983 World Champion Greg Foster. The best hurdler since 1980 had been Renaldo Nehemiah, world record holder with 12.98 set in 1981, but he had turned to professional football and was not eligible to compete. Foster ran 13.24 in the heats to equal the Olympic record but that mark was tied in the semi-final by American Roger Kingdom. In the final, Foster took the lead by the second hurdle, but Kingdom pulled even at the eighth hurdle, and won the gold medal by inches.
 

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics.

World Record 12.93 United States Renaldo Nehemiah Zürich (SUI) August 19, 1981
Olympic Record 13.24 United States Rod Milburn Munich (FRG) September 7, 1972
 
        Results        
 
110 m hurdles Men     Final 6 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 13.20 -0,4   Roger Kingdom United States USA 26 Aug 62  
2 13.23 -0,4   Greg Foster United States USA 4 Aug 58  
3 13.40 -0,4   Arto Bryggare Finland FIN 26 May 58  
4 13.45 -0,4   Mark McKoy Canada CAN 10 Dec 61  
5 13.55 -0,4   Tonie Campbell United States USA 14 Jun 60  
6 13.71 -0,4   Stéphane Caristan France FRA 31 May 64  
7 13.80 -0,4   Carles Sala Spain ESP 20 Mar 60  
8 14.15 -0,4   Jeff Glass Canada CAN 21 Apr 62  
110 m hurdles Men     Semifinal 1 6 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 13.24 0,7   Roger Kingdom United States USA 26 Aug 62  
2 13.56 0,7   Tonie Campbell United States USA 14 Jun 60  
3 13.62 0,7   Stéphane Caristan France FRA 31 May 64  
4 13.88 0,7   Jeff Glass Canada CAN 21 Apr 62  
5 13.89 0,7   Javier Moracho Spain ESP 18 Aug 57  
6 14.21 0,7   Wu Ching-Chin Chinese Taipei TPE 15 May 58  
7 14.26 0,7   Yu Zhicheng China CHN 23 Jul 63  
  DNF 0,7   Nigel Walker Great Britain GBR 15 Jun 63  
110 m hurdles Men     Semifinal 2 6 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 13.24 -1,1   Greg Foster United States USA 4 Aug 58  
2 13.30 -1,1   Mark McKoy Canada CAN 10 Dec 61  
3 13.52 -1,1   Arto Bryggare Finland FIN 26 May 58  
4 13.85 -1,1   Carles Sala Spain ESP 20 Mar 60  
5 13.86 -1,1   Wilbert Greaves Great Britain GBR 23 Dec 56  
6 13.86 -1,1   Daniele Fontecchio Italy ITA 29 Dec 60  
7 13.93 -1,1   Don Wright Australia AUS 26 Apr 59  
8 14.15 -1,1   Li Yieqiang China CHN 6 May 67  
110 m hurdles Men     Heat 1 5 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 13.35 0,2   Arto Bryggare Finland FIN 26 May 58 NR
2 13.58 0,2   Mark McKoy Canada CAN 10 Dec 61  
3 13.75 0,2   Daniele Fontecchio Italy ITA 29 Dec 60  
4 14.20 0,2   Yu Zhicheng China CHN 23 Jul 63  
5 14.44 0,2   Mohamed Benhaddad Algeria ALG 1 Apr 59  
6 15.51 0,2   Nicolas Chaparro Paraguay PAR 10 Sep 62  
  DQ 0,2   Mark Holtom Great Britain GBR 6 Feb 58  
110 m hurdles Men     Heat 2 5 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 13.53 -0,5   Tonie Campbell United States USA 14 Jun 60  
2 14.02 -0,5   Carles Sala Spain ESP 20 Mar 60  
3 14.04 -0,5   Wilbert Greaves Great Britain GBR 23 Dec 56  
4 14.07 -0,5   Jeff Glass Canada CAN 21 Apr 62  
5 14.32 -0,5   Franck Chevallier France FRA 3 Jan 64  
6 14.67 -0,5   Hisham Makin Egypt EGY 3 Aug 59  
110 m hurdles Men     Heat 3 5 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 13.53 -0,5   Roger Kingdom United States USA 26 Aug 62  
2 14.05 -0,5   Javier Moracho Spain ESP 18 Aug 57  
3 14.07 -0,5   Nigel Walker Great Britain GBR 15 Jun 63  
4 14.29 -0,5   Li Yieqiang China CHN 6 May 67  
5 14.56 -0,5   Naji Mubarak Kuwait KUW 27 Mar 64  
6 14.93 -0,5   Eric Spence Canada CAN 18 Apr 61  
110 m hurdles Men     Heat 4 5 August      
                 
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 13.24 1,7   Greg Foster United States USA 4 Aug 58  
2 13.45 1,7   Stéphane Caristan France FRA 31 May 64  
3 13.91 1,7   Wu Ching-Chin Chinese Taipei TPE 15 May 58  
4 14.00 1,7   Don Wright Australia AUS 26 Apr 59  
5 14.05 1,7   Modesto Castillo Dominican Republic DOM 24 Feb 59  
6 15.75 1,7   Mohamed Helal Ali United Arab Emirates UAE    
  DNF 1,7   William Fong Samoa SAM 14 Nov 60  
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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