Sport-Olympic.com

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

1992 Olympic Games Barcelona - Men's 3000 m steeple

 

 

Host City: Barcelona, Spain Format: Top five in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 3, 1992 Format: Top six in each heat and next six fastest advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: August 7, 1992
(Competitors: 32; Countries: 23; Finalists: 12)
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Overview by IAAF  1992_olympic_stadium.jpg
Only Mutwol ran a sub-8:20 time in the two preliminary rounds, clocking 8:19.83 in his semi-final. He went on to set the pace in the final, and led from Brahmi and his Kenyan teammates. Just after the kilometre mark Birir caught his foot on Brahmi’s heel, and slipped over, losing half his shredded left shoe before rejoining the pack in ninth place. Within 100m Birir had made his way back to fourth, and soon joined Mutwol and Sang at the front. Birir moved to the front just after 2000m, and increased the pace from a 66.8 lap to 64.5 and then 62.3. He sped his last 200m in 30.3, gaining most of his winning advantage after the last water jump. The Kenyans had run a team race with perfect results.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
By now the Kenyans were established the dominant nation in the steeplechase. Though their distance runners were excellent at all distances, this seemed to be the race they had chosen as “their own.” Kenyans had won the last two Olympic gold medals, and won in 1968-72, won four of the last five Commonwealth Games, and in 1991 Moses Kiptanui had won the World Championships, his first of three consecutive. But Kiptanui seemed off form in 1992 and was not chosen for the Kenyan steeplechase team at Barcelona, after finishing fourth at the Kenyan Olympic Trials. Offered a chance to run in the Olympics because of his dominance, he demurred rather than bumping the third-place finisher, his friend, William Mutwol. Kiptanui’s absence mattered little as Kenya achieved their first medal sweep in the steeplechase. The race was won by Matthew Birir, the World Junior Champion and junior world record holder. He, Patrick Sang, and Mutwol were chased on the last lap by Italy’s Alessandro Lambruschini but he fell off the pace at the water jump. Birir finished easily in the lead, turning his head several times on the final straight to check his position. This was the third medal sweep in the steeplechase, having been achieved in 1928 by Finland and 1948 by Sweden. A few weeks after the Olympics, Moses Kiptanui broke the world record, running 8:02.08 at the Weltklasse Meet in Zürich.
 

Records

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

World Record 8:05.35 Kenya Peter Koech Stockholm (SWE) July 3, 1989
Olympic Record 8:05.51 Kenya Julius Kariuki Seoul (KOR) September 30, 1988
 
Results

These are the official results of the men's 3000 metres steeplechase event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. There were a total number of 33 participating athletes, with four qualifying heats.

At the gun, it seemed like the rest of the world came to run, while the Kenyan team were just tagging along. Starting off slowly, all three Kenyans casually jogged around the outside of the pack and towards the front. William Mutwol continued, breaking away to as much as a 10 metre lead, with Elarbi Khattabi the only one to bridge the gap. On the next lap, Matthew Birir, running in fourth place, went down on the track, but Birir righted himself quickly and was back on his feet before the back of the strung out field had passed him. Within two more barriers, he was back in the same fourth place position. By the time they reached the same spot on the track where Birir fell, he was in third place as the tail of the three man Kenyan breakaway. Over the next two laps, the only athlete seriously marking the Kenyans was Alessandro Lambruschini. Just after two laps to go, Patrick Sang edged ahead of Mutwol with Lambruschini gaining a little ground between barriers and losing the same amount each time he went over one. With a lap to go, Birir moved into the lead and the Kenyan sweep simply pulled away from Lambruschini, with the rest of the field already disappeared behind. No drama, no hurdling the water jump, no challenges, not even any sprinting. Lambruschini finished fourth for the second Olympics in a row, more than 25 metres behind Mutwol.

3000 m steeple Men Final 7 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8.08.84 Matthew Birir Kenya KEN 5 Jul 72
2 8.09.55 Patrick Sang Kenya KEN 11 Apr 64
3 8.10.74 William Mutwol Kenya KEN 10 Oct 67
4 8.15.52 Alessandro Lambruschini Italy ITA 7 Jan 65
5 8.16.60 Steffen Brand Germany GER 10 Mar 65
6 8.18.14 Tom Hanlon Great Britain GBR 20 May 67
7 8.18.77 Brian Diemer United States USA 10 Oct 61
8 8.20.71 Azzedine Brahmi Algeria ALG 13 Sep 66
9 8.22.91 William Van Dijck Belgium BEL 24 Jan 61
10 8.23.82 Elarbi Khattabi Morocco MAR 16 May 67
11 8.25.92 Clodoaldo do Carmo Brazil BRA 27 Apr 68
12 8.26.35 Ricardo Vera Uruguay URU 16 Sep 62
3000 m steeple Men Semifinal 1 5 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8.25.55 Matthew Birir Kenya KEN 5 Jul 72
2 8.26.12 Steffen Brand Germany GER 10 Mar 65
3 8.26.46 Patrick Sang Kenya KEN 11 Apr 64
4 8.26.70 William Van Dijck Belgium BEL 24 Jan 61
5 8.26.91 Tom Hanlon Great Britain GBR 20 May 67
6 8.27.46 Ricardo Vera Uruguay URU 16 Sep 62
7 8.30.15 Mark Croghan United States USA 8 Jan 68
8 8.32.89 Tom Buckner Great Britain GBR 16 Apr 63
9 8.33.69 Ville Hautala Finland FIN 19 Nov 68
10 8.39.17 João Junqueira Portugal POR 24 Jun 65
11 8.41.28 Danny Lopez United States USA 25 Sep 68
12 8.52.00 Joseph Mahmoud France FRA 13 Dec 55
3000 m steeple Men Semifinal 2 5 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8.19.83 William Mutwol Kenya KEN 10 Oct 67
2 8.20.46 Clodoaldo do Carmo Brazil BRA 27 Apr 68
3 8.23.30 Brian Diemer United States USA 10 Oct 61
4 8.23.56 Alessandro Lambruschini Italy ITA 7 Jan 65
5 8.25.85 Azzedine Brahmi Algeria ALG 13 Sep 66
6 8.27.00 Elarbi Khattabi Morocco MAR 16 May 67
7 8.30.26 Vladimir Golyas Russia RUS 25 Jan 71
8 8.34.82 Colin Walker Great Britain GBR 29 Oct 62
9 8.36.38 Mohamed Al-Dosari Saudi Arabia KSA 12 Aug 61
10 8.37.99 Whaddon Niewoudt South Africa RSA 6 Jan 70
11 8.39.07 Hagen Melzer Germany GER 16 Jun 59
12 8.42.48 Thierry Brusseau France FRA 22 Jul 64
3000 m steeple Men Heat 1 3 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8.26.23 William Mutwol Kenya KEN 10 Oct 67
2 8.28.88 Brian Diemer United States USA 10 Oct 61
3 8.29.34 Colin Walker Great Britain GBR 29 Oct 62
4 8.30.03 Steffen Brand Germany GER 10 Mar 65
5 8.32.49 Vladimir Golyas Russia RUS 25 Jan 71
6 8.33.10 Thierry Brusseau France FRA 22 Jul 64
7 8.34.10 Ville Hautala Finland FIN 19 Nov 68
8 8.40.46 Michael Buchleitner Austria AUT 14 Oct 69
9 8.50.87 Graeme Fell Canada CAN 19 Mar 59
10 9.07.49 Davendra Pradesh Singh Fiji FIJ 17 Sep 66
3000 m steeple Men Heat 2 3 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8.23.22 Matthew Birir Kenya KEN 5 Jul 72
2 8.26.31 Clodoaldo do Carmo Brazil BRA 27 Apr 68
3 8.27.23 William Van Dijck Belgium BEL 24 Jan 61
4 8.28.01 Azzedine Brahmi Algeria ALG 13 Sep 66
5 8.28.36 Tom Buckner Great Britain GBR 16 Apr 63
6 8.28.50 Elarbi Khattabi Morocco MAR 16 May 67
7 8.29.01 Danny Lopez United States USA 25 Sep 68
8 8.31.89 Hagen Melzer Germany GER 16 Jun 59
9 8.36.73 Mohamed Al-Dosari Saudi Arabia KSA 12 Aug 61
10 8.58.04 Ivan Konovalov Russia RUS 6 Jul 59
11 9.14.48 Hector Begeo Philippines PHI 19 Jun 64
3000 m steeple Men Heat 3 3 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 8.27.01 Patrick Sang Kenya KEN 11 Apr 64
2 8.27.46 Tom Hanlon Great Britain GBR 20 May 67
3 8.27.71 Ricardo Vera Uruguay URU 16 Sep 62
4 8.28.15 Mark Croghan United States USA 8 Jan 68
5 8.29.64 Alessandro Lambruschini Italy ITA 7 Jan 65
6 8.30.54 Joseph Mahmoud France FRA 13 Dec 55
7 8.30.61 Whaddon Niewoudt South Africa RSA 6 Jan 70
8 8.32.68 João Junqueira Portugal POR 24 Jun 65
9 8.36.87 Hamid Sadjadi Iran IRI 21 Mar 69
10 8.38.89 Marcelo Cascabelo Argentina ARG 6 Feb 64
11 8.54.98 Jamal Abdi Hassan Qatar QAT 10 Oct 72
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Real time web analytics, Heat map tracking

Olympic Games

Full

Results

All Events

 

Athletics in Olympic Games

Full RESULTS

All ATHLETICS

Events

189619001904190619081912192019241928193219361948195219561960196419681972197619801984198819921996200020042008201220162016
You are here: Home Athletics Olympic Games (Athletics) 1992 Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games Barcelona - Men's 3000 m steeple