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1992 Olympic Games Barcelona - Men's 10000 m

 

 

Host City: Barcelona, Spain Format: Top seven in each heat and next six fastest advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 31, 1992
Date Finished: August 3, 1992
(Competitors: 56; Countries: 38; Finalists: 20)
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Overview by IAAF  1992_olympic_stadium.jpg
Antibo again led for the first kilometre in the final, but the temperature in Barcelona was 12°C hotter than Seoul at 31°C, which put paid to a lightning fast race. Chelimo was ahead by 4000m and sped up the pace from 2:49 for the first three kilometres, to 2:44 for the next four, passing halfway in 13:53.7. Skah, the only athlete with Chelimo after Abebe was dropped in the 16th lap, took the lead, and slowed down the pace to a 69.1 lap. A lap later the two caught Skah’s teammate Hammou Boutayeb, who, instead of moving out of the way of the leaders, bumped into Chelimo three times and disrupted the Kenyan’s running rhythm. Skah, a bigger kicker than the Kenyan, outran Chelimo in the last lap, with a 59.3 lap to the Kenyan’s 60.4, which featured a 26 second last 200m. Initially Skah was disqualified, and then reinstated, to the anger of the crowd at the victory ceremony two days after the race.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
While the 1964 Olympic 10K had seen the biggest upset in the event's history, the 1992 final was the most controversial ever. The world record holder, Arturo Barrios (MEX), was in the race, as was 1991 World Champion Moses Tanui (KEN) and World runner-up Richard Chelimo (KEN). Also back was 1990 European Champion and 1988 silver medalist, Salvatore Antibo of Italy. Chelimo set the pace early in the final, dropping all but seven runners by the eighth lap. By the 16th lap, Chelimo still led, now only accompanied by Morocco's Khalid Skah, twice International Cross-Country champion. By the 19th lap, these two were lapping runners and one of the runners they came upon on the 22nd lap was Morocco's Hammou Boutayeb. Though he was lapped he suddenly found the strength to run with Chelimo and Skah, to the detriment of Chelimo. Writing in Track & Field News, Cordner Nelson noted, )In the next lap and a half, Boutayeb committed unarmed assault.) He bumped Chelimo several times, cut him off at least twice, and made him run over and around him several times. Shortly before the bell, IAAF Technical Delegate Carl-Gustaf Tollemar ran onto the track to warn Boutayeb to stop his tactics and appeared to try to stop him, to no avail. On the last lap, Skah was the fresher runner, and outsprinted Chelimo, his tank dry from having to fight off Boutayeb's assaults. Boutayeb dropped out on the last lap. Shortly after the finish, Skah began a victory lap that was greeted by boos and detritus being thrown at him from the stands. Before he had finished the lap, the IAAF had disqualified him and declared Chelimo the winner. Moroccan officials immediately appealed the ruling, and the next day Skah was reinstated. On the victory podium two days later, the chorus of derision on the victory lap seemed mild compared to the abuse heaped on Skah.
 

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics.

World Record 27:08.23 Mexico Arturo Barrios West Berlin (FRG) August 18, 1989
Olympic Record 27:21.46 Morocco Brahim Boutayeb Seoul (KOR) September 26, 1988
 
Results
10000 m Men Final 3 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 27.46.70 Khalid Skah Morocco MAR 29 Jan 67
2 27.47.72 Richard Chelimo Kenya KEN 21 Apr 72
3 28.00.07 Addis Abebe Ethiopia ETH 5 Sep 70
4 28.11.39 Salvatore Antibo Italy ITA 7 Feb 62
5 28.17.79 Arturo Barrios Mexico MEX 12 Dec 63
6 28.20.19 Germán Silva Mexico MEX 9 Jan 68
7 28.25.18 William Koech Kenya KEN 2 Dec 61
8 28.27.11 Moses Tanui Kenya KEN 20 Aug 65
9 28.27.68 Fita Bayissa Ethiopia ETH 15 Dec 72
10 28.29.38 Todd Williams United States USA 7 Mar 69
11 28.29.83 Paul Evans Great Britain GBR 13 Apr 61
12 28.34.21 Zoltán Káldy Hungary HUN 7 Jan 69
13 28.37.18 Xolile Yawa South Africa RSA 29 Sep 63
14 28.37.61 Haruo Urata Japan JPN 9 Mar 62
15 28.47.66 António Martins France FRA 23 Aug 63
16 28.48.05 Juan Armando Quintanilla Mexico MEX 19 Apr 68
17 28.48.48 Richard Nerurkar Great Britain GBR 6 Jan 64
18 28.55.20 Antonio Silio Argentina ARG 9 May 66
19 29.53.91 John Halvorsen Norway NOR 17 Aug 66
DQ Hammou Boutayeb Morocco MAR 56
10000 m Men Heat 1 31 July
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 28.06.86 William Koech Kenya KEN 2 Dec 61
2 28.13.72 Germán Silva Mexico MEX 9 Jan 68
3 28.15.70 Paul Evans Great Britain GBR 13 Apr 61
4 28.15.76 Addis Abebe Ethiopia ETH 5 Sep 70
5 28.16.39 Richard Chelimo Kenya KEN 21 Apr 72
6 28.18.48 Khalid Skah Morocco MAR 29 Jan 67
7 28.18.48 Salvatore Antibo Italy ITA 7 Feb 62
8 28.21.57 John Halvorsen Norway NOR 17 Aug 66
9 28.21.96 Zoltán Káldy Hungary HUN 7 Jan 69
10 28.23.96 Juan Armando Quintanilla Mexico MEX 19 Apr 68
11 28.24.08 Haruo Urata Japan JPN 9 Mar 62
12 28.35.97 Oleg Strizhakov Russia RUS 18 Jul 63
13 28.45.59 Steve Plasencia United States USA 28 Oct 56
14 28.52.83 Stéphane Franke Germany GER 12 Feb 64
15 28.55.47 Carlos de la Torre Spain ESP 18 May 66
16 28.55.77 Sean Dollman Ireland IRL 8 Dec 68
17 29.01.67 Paul Williams Great Britain GBR 8 Oct 55
18 29.17.26 Tendai Chimusasa Zimbabwe ZIM 28 Jan 71
19 30.04.60 Juan José Castillo Peru PER 13 Mar 68
20 30.13.06 Miguel Vargas Costa Rica CRC 8 Nov 59
21 30.21.69 Patrick Rama South Africa RSA 67
22 30.43.19 Awwad Sreiss Jordan JOR 5 Sep 67
DNF Sidi Ahmed Ould Ahmedou Mauritania MTN 66
DNF Abdullah Al-Dosari Bahrain BRN 19 Apr 65
DNF Alejandro Gómez Spain ESP 11 Apr 67
DNF Risto Ulmala Finland FIN 7 May 63
DNF Thierry Pantel France FRA 6 Jul 64
DNF Domingos Castro Portugal POR 22 Nov 63
10000 m Men Heat 2 31 July
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 28.23.55 Fita Bayissa Ethiopia ETH 15 Dec 72
2 28.24.07 Moses Tanui Kenya KEN 20 Aug 65
3 28.24.35 Richard Nerurkar Great Britain GBR 6 Jan 64
4 28.25.73 Hammou Boutayeb Morocco MAR 56
5 28.26.32 Todd Williams United States USA 7 Mar 69
6 28.28.26 Arturo Barrios Mexico MEX 12 Dec 63
7 28.28.78 Xolile Yawa South Africa RSA 29 Sep 63
8 28.31.02 Antonio Silio Argentina ARG 9 May 66
9 28.35.13 António Martins France FRA 23 Aug 63
10 28.45.62 Francesco Bennici Italy ITA 3 Oct 71
11 28.50.38 José Carlos Adán Spain ESP 22 Jul 67
12 28.51.79 Mathias Ntawulikura Rwanda RWA 14 Jul 64
13 29.00.12 Aaron Ramirez United States USA 29 Jul 64
14 29.20.01 Sakae Osaki Japan JPN 18 Aug 64
15 29.20.06 Fernando Couto Portugal POR 4 Dec 59
16 29.22.19 Carsten Eich Germany GER 9 Jan 70
17 29.23.58 Noel Berkeley Ireland IRL 28 Nov 64
18 29.25.68 Vincent Rousseau Belgium BEL 29 Jul 62
19 29.35.65 Eamonn Martin Great Britain GBR 9 Oct 58
20 29.48.49 Isaac Simelane Swaziland SWZ 8 Nov 67
21 29.54.26 John Mwathiwa Malawi MAW 1 Mar 67
22 30.07.55 Herder Vásquez Colombia COL 29 Jun 67
23 30.19.76 Eddy Punina Ecuador ECU 2 Jul 67
24 30.27.01 Policarpio Calizaya Bolivia BOL 10 Sep 62
25 30.32.89 Omar Daher Djibouti DJI 1 Jan 66
26 30.49.58 Khalid Al-Estashi Yemen YEM 19 Mar 74 NR NJR
27 31.22.13 Marlon Williams United States Virgin Islands ISV 9 Sep 56
28 31.46.19 Bineshwar Prasad Fiji FIJ 18 Jul 63
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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