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1992 Olympic Games Barcelona - Men's 400 m

 

 

Host City: Barcelona, Spain Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 1, 1992 Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: August 5, 1992 Format: Top three in each heat and next five fastest advanced to the quarter-finals.
(Competitors: 68; Countries: 52; Finalists: 8)
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Overview by IAAF  1992_olympic_stadium.jpg
Fastest in round 1 was Derek Redmond (GBR) who clocked 45.03, but would later be helped off the track by his father when attempting to hobble through his semi-final with a hamstring injury. Another to suffer in the semi-finals was 1988 bronze medallist Everett, who had won the US Trials in 43.81 but, injured, was 13 seconds slower in Barcelona. Overshadowing these unfortunates was Quincy Watts who won the second semi-final in an Olympic record 43.71 despite easing up. Behind him Kitur (44.18), Morris (44.21) and Grindley (44.47) all ran national records, leaving European champion Roger Black with the unwanted record of the fastest ever non-qualifying run of 44.72. Reigning champion Lewis won the other semi in 44.50. Watts and Lewis blasted out in the final with Watts taking over from Lewis in the back straight, passing 200m in an apparently suicidal 20.8, and speeding by 300m in 31.4, quicker than the world best of 31.48. Only Lewis was anywhere near at this point, but Watts, in magisterial fashion, powered away to win in 43.50, second fastest time ever, with Lewis just holding on to second from the fast-finishing Kitur.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
In August 1990, world record holder Harry "Butch" Reynolds tested positive for the steroid nandrolone at a meet in Monte Carlo. He was given a two-year suspension. He appealed this and in December 1991 The Athletics Congress (TAC) supported his appeal, asking that his suspension be lifted. This was denied by an IAAF panel and Reynolds appeared to be out of the Olympics. But then a federal judge ruled that Reynolds should be allowed to compete so he could qualify for the Olympic Trials, and should be allowed to compete in the Trials, if he qualified. The reasoning was that Reynolds' suspension would be lifted just before the Barcelona Olympics but he first had to qualify. Then the IAAF ruled that any athletes running against Reynolds would be subject to suspension from competition. Legal shenanigans went back and forth and eventually the Olympic Trials 400 heats were postponed a few days while it was sorted out. Finally, Reynolds got to run in the Trials in New Orleans, but in a bit of an anti-climax, did not make the Olympic team.
In his absence the favorites were still the American threesome of defending gold medalist Steve Lewis, the 1988 bronze medalist Danny Joe Everett, and Quincy Watts. Everett went out in the semi-finals in Seoul, with a leg injury. Another athlete to be injured in the semis was Britain's Derek Redmond, who hobbled and fell to the track. Suddenly a man appeared from the stands and helped him to his feet – it was his father. With his arm around his father, he limped the remaining 200 metres to the finish line, supported by his Dad, who told him, )We started your career together, so let's finish this race together.) It was one of the more emotional moments in Olympic history and is still replayed often.
After all that drama, the final of the 400 metres seemed almost an afterthought. Watts and Lewis started fastest together and Watts pulled away by 200 metres. He powered thru the final curve and held on for a huge victory margin of almost seven metres over Lewis. Kenya's Samson Kitur, 1990 Commonwealth Games silver medalist, finished quickly to get third.
 

Records

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

World Record 43.29 United States Butch Reynolds Zürich (SUI) August 17, 1988
Olympic Record 43.86 United States Lee Evans Mexico City (MEX) October 18, 1968

Quincy Watts set two new Olympic records. He first ran 43.71 in the semi-finals and improved his mark in the final to 43.50.

 
Results
400 m Men Final 5 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 43.50 Quincy Watts United States USA 19 Jun 70
2 44.21 Steve Lewis United States USA 16 May 69
3 44.24 Samson Kitur Kenya KEN 25 Feb 66
4 44.25 Ian Morris Trinidad and Tobago TTO 30 Nov 61
5 44.52 Roberto Hernández Cuba CUB 6 Mar 67
6 44.75 David Grindley Great Britain GBR 29 Oct 72
7 45.10 Ibrahim Ismail Qatar QAT 10 May 72
8 45.18 Susumu Takano Japan JPN 21 May 61
400 m Men Semifinal 1 3 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 44.50 Steve Lewis United States USA 16 May 69
2 44.72 Roberto Hernández Cuba CUB 6 Mar 67
3 45.01 Ibrahim Ismail Qatar QAT 10 May 72
4 45.09 Susumu Takano Japan JPN 21 May 61
5 45.36 Sunday Bada Nigeria NGR 22 Jun 69
6 45.59 Troy Douglas Bermuda BER 30 Nov 62
7 45.93 Simon Kemboi Kenya KEN 1 Mar 67
DNF Derek Redmond Great Britain GBR 3 Sep 65
400 m Men Semifinal 2 3 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 43.71 Quincy Watts United States USA 19 Jun 70
2 44.18 Samson Kitur Kenya KEN 25 Feb 66 NR
3 44.21 Ian Morris Trinidad and Tobago TTO 30 Nov 61 NR
4 44.47 David Grindley Great Britain GBR 29 Oct 72 NUR
5 44.72 Roger Black Great Britain GBR 31 Mar 66 NUR
6 45.49 Benyounès Lahlou Morocco MAR 3 Nov 64
7 45.59 Bobang Phiri South Africa RSA 5 May 68
8 56.61 Danny Everett United States USA 1 Nov 66
400 m Men Heat 1 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 44.54 Steve Lewis United States USA 16 May 69
2 44.84 Roberto Hernández Cuba CUB 6 Mar 67
3 45.28 Roger Black Great Britain GBR 31 Mar 66
4 45.40 Simon Kemboi Kenya KEN 1 Mar 67
5 45.46 Thomas Schönlebe Germany GER 6 Aug 65
6 45.90 Slobodan Brankovic Yugoslavia YUG 1 Oct 67
7 45.96 Andrea Nuti Italy ITA 8 Apr 67
8 46.85 Mark Garner Australia AUS 30 Jun 69
400 m Men Heat 2 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 45.02 Derek Redmond Great Britain GBR 3 Sep 65
2 45.27 Susumu Takano Japan JPN 21 May 61
3 45.67 Troy Douglas Bermuda BER 30 Nov 62
4 45.76 Danny Everett United States USA 1 Nov 66
5 46.15 David Kitur Kenya KEN 12 Oct 62
6 46.34 Ediélson Tenório Brazil BRA 14 Jan 67
7 46.44 Alvin Daniel Trinidad and Tobago TTO 30 Aug 68
8 46.80 Tamás Molnár Hungary HUN 23 Jul 68
400 m Men Heat 3 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 44.78 Ian Morris Trinidad and Tobago TTO 30 Nov 61
2 44.91 David Grindley Great Britain GBR 29 Oct 72
3 45.18 Ibrahim Ismail Qatar QAT 10 May 72
4 45.34 Sunday Bada Nigeria NGR 22 Jun 69
5 45.67 Devon Morris Jamaica JAM 22 Jan 61
6 46.27 Gaietà Cornet Spain ESP 22 Aug 63
DNF Solomon Amegatcher Ghana GHA 20 Dec 70
DNF Cephas Lemba Zambia ZAM 2 May 70
400 m Men Heat 4 2 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 44.66 Samson Kitur Kenya KEN 25 Feb 66
2 45.06 Quincy Watts United States USA 19 Jun 70
3 45.27 Bobang Phiri South Africa RSA 5 May 68
4 45.38 Benyounès Lahlou Morocco MAR 3 Nov 64
5 45.55 Sidnei de Souza Brazil BRA 26 Jul 66
6 45.86 Rico Lieder Germany GER 25 Sep 71
7 46.21 Francis Ogola Uganda UGA 1 Jul 73
8 46.49 Dennis Blake Jamaica JAM 6 Sep 70
400 m Men Heat 1 1 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 45.03 Derek Redmond Great Britain GBR 3 Sep 65
2 45.07 Roberto Hernández Cuba CUB 6 Mar 67
3 45.42 Solomon Amegatcher Ghana GHA 20 Dec 70
4 45.92 Dennis Blake Jamaica JAM 6 Sep 70
5 46.78 Aktawat Sakoolchan Thailand THA 8 Sep 72
6 47.10 Ali Faudet Chad CHA 3 Jul 70
7 48.89 Jaime Nharimue Mozambique MOZ 6 Jun 65
400 m Men Heat 2 1 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 46.02 Troy Douglas Bermuda BER 30 Nov 62
2 46.09 Alvin Daniel Trinidad and Tobago TTO 30 Aug 68
3 46.26 Thomas Schönlebe Germany GER 6 Aug 65
4 46.54 Seibert Straughn Barbados BAR 31 Jan 67
5 47.39 Felix Delon Grenada GRN 20 Jun 74
6 48.00 Mohamed Al-Malky Oman OMA 1 Dec 62
7 48.80 Randolph Foster Costa Rica CRC 14 Aug 68
8 51.71 Vanxay Sinebandith Laos LAO 15 Jun 69
400 m Men Heat 3 1 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 45.38 Sunday Bada Nigeria NGR 22 Jun 69
2 45.57 Bobang Phiri South Africa RSA 5 May 68
3 45.86 Rico Lieder Germany GER 25 Sep 71
4 45.87 Francis Ogola Uganda UGA 1 Jul 73 NJR
5 46.31 Ediélson Tenório Brazil BRA 14 Jan 67
6 46.97 Kossi Akoto Togo TOG 3 Mar 68
7 47.82 Martial Biguet Central African Republic CAF 11 Jun 71 NR
400 m Men Heat 4 1 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 45.84 Simon Kemboi Kenya KEN 1 Mar 67
2 46.34 Slobodan Brankovic Yugoslavia YUG 1 Oct 67
3 46.45 Devon Morris Jamaica JAM 22 Jan 61
4 46.58 Patrick Delice Trinidad and Tobago TTO 12 Nov 67
5 47.17 Subul Babo Papua New Guinea PNG 1 Jun 66
6 48.17 Medard Makanga Congo CGO 8 May 67
7 48.56 Kenmore Hughes Antigua and Barbuda ANT 6 Jul 70
8 50.35 Mohamed Amir Maldives MDV 27 Nov 69
400 m Men Heat 5 1 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 45.68 Danny Everett United States USA 1 Nov 66
2 45.79 David Grindley Great Britain GBR 29 Oct 72
3 46.12 Andrea Nuti Italy ITA 8 Apr 67
4 46.51 Innocent Egbunike Nigeria NGR 30 Nov 61
5 47.28 Dmitriy Kosov Russia RUS 28 Sep 68
6 47.68 Joseph Adam Seychelles SEY 1 May 65
7 48.98 Baptiste Firiam Vanuatu VAN 22 Jun 71
8 50.83 Eulogio Luembe Equatorial Guinea GEQ 8 Oct 71
400 m Men Heat 6 1 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 45.41 Samson Kitur Kenya KEN 25 Feb 66
2 45.96 Susumu Takano Japan JPN 21 May 61
3 46.21 Tamás Molnár Hungary HUN 23 Jul 68
4 46.88 Anthony Wallace Jamaica JAM 7 Aug 68
5 47.32 Camera Ntereke Botswana BOT 5 May 64
6 50.90 Michael Joseph Belize BIZ 29 Sep 71
DQ Lamin Marikong Gambia GAM 14 Mar 70
DNF Desi Wynter United States Virgin Islands ISV 5 Jun 66
400 m Men Heat 7 1 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 45.65 Ian Morris Trinidad and Tobago TTO 30 Nov 61
2 45.73 Benyounès Lahlou Morocco MAR 3 Nov 64
3 46.22 David Kitur Kenya KEN 12 Oct 62
4 46.26 Mark Garner Australia AUS 30 Jun 69
5 47.81 Apisai Baibai Fiji FIJ 18 Nov 70
6 48.39 Henry Mohoanyane Lesotho LES 11 Aug 63
7 48.62 Mehdi Hasan Bahamas BAN 14 Sep 71
400 m Men Heat 8 1 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 45.14 Steve Lewis United States USA 16 May 69
2 45.38 Quincy Watts United States USA 19 Jun 70
3 45.92 Sidnei de Souza Brazil BRA 26 Jul 66
4 46.13 Gaietà Cornet Spain ESP 22 Aug 63
5 46.67 Timothy Hesse Ghana GHA 7 Mar 68
6 47.75 Michael McLean Canada CAN 9 Apr 70
7 50.91 Samba Fall Mauritania MTN 7 Sep 64
400 m Men Heat 9 1 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 45.21 Ibrahim Ismail Qatar QAT 10 May 72
2 45.94 Roger Black Great Britain GBR 31 Mar 66
3 45.94 Cephas Lemba Zambia ZAM 2 May 70
4 46.37 Marco Vaccari Italy ITA 17 Jul 66
5 46.45 Takahiro Watanabe Japan JPN 8 Apr 70
6 47.00 Foday Sillah Sierra Leone SLE 12 Mar 74 NJR
7 47.44 João Capindica Angola ANG 12 Jan 71
8 48.94 Stephen Lugiry Sudan SUD 67
 
 
 

 

 

 

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