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1995 World Championships in Athletics Gothenburg, Sweden

1995 5th IAAF World Championships - Gothenburg - Men's 1500m

 

 

Host City: Gothenburg, Sweden Format: First round (First 5 & 4 fastest to semi-finals) (Aug 10)
Dates: 5–13 August 1995 Format: Semi-finals (First 5 & 2 fastest to final) (Aug 11)
Nations participating: 191
Athletes participating: 1804
    Main venue: Ullevi Stadium
Overview by IAAF   ESTADIO ULLEVI 
Another scorching final lap, this time in 51.28, brought Morceli his third consecutive title at the front of an African medal sweep. McMullen, the American champion, led through the first lap in 57.43. Niyongabo – considered a threat to Morceli – edged in front briefly at 800m (1:59.69) before making a break with 500m to go. He was shadowed by Morceli, who himself hit the front approaching the bell and flew away with a 25.2 200m split between 1100m and 1300m. He built up a lead of 10m by the finish, where he slowed to blow kisses to the head-on camera. El Guerrouj caught Niyongabo in the last 40m.

These are the official results of the Men's 1.500 metres event at the 1995 IAAF World Championships in Gothenburg, Sweden. There were a total number of 44 participating athletes, with four qualifying heats, two semi-finals and the final held on Sunday 1995-08-13.

All eyes were on world record holder Noureddine Morceli, who had just improved upon his world record a month earlier. What strategy could beat him? Nobody wanted to try to run fast from the start, Paul McMullen became the early leader and as the largest man in the field, the wind blocker while everybody else was drafting behind. Morceli stayed out of trouble, near the front of the pack, watching around him. After 800 metres Vénuste Niyongabo moved to the outside of McMullen and started to edge forward with Morceli the next man back on the outside marking anybody who dared to get too far in front. With 500 metres to go, Morceli grew impatient and eased into the lead for the bell. The Morceli started to open up his lead. Niyongabo was late to react, giving away a few metres as the lap began and never able to gain any ground. By the home stretch Morceli had more than 15 metres on Niyongabo. Down the home stretch, a 20 year old Hicham El Guerrouj edged by Niyongabo. Morceli slowed before the finish line almost walking across with the gold, the relatively unknown El Guerrouj got the silver and Niyongabo held on for bronze.

 
  1500m 13 August
  Final
1 Noureddine Morceli ALG 28 Feb 70 3.33.73  
2 Hicham El Guerrouj MAR 14 Sep 74 3.35.28  
3 Vénuste Niyongabo BDI 9 Dec 73 3.35.56  
4 Rachid El Basir MAR 4 Oct 68 3.35.96  
5 Kevin Sullivan CAN 20 Mar 74 3.36.73  
6 Kader Chékhémani FRA 18 Jul 71 3.36.90  
7 Mohamed Ahmed Suleiman QAT 23 Nov 69 3.36.96  
8 Fermín Cacho ESP 16 Feb 69 3.37.02  
9 Gary Lough GBR 6 Jul 70 3.37.59  
10 Paul McMullen USA 19 Feb 72 3.38.23  
11 Niall Bruton IRL 27 Oct 71 3.39.15  
12 Isaac Viciosa ESP 26 Dec 69 3.41.12  
  Semifinals 11 August
  Heat 1
1 Noureddine Morceli ALG 3.38.37  
2 Niall Bruton IRL 3.39.00 NU20R
3 Abdelkader Chekhemani FRA 3.39.08
4 Kevin Sullivan CAN 3.39.23
5 Fermin Cacho ESP 3.39.35
6 Ali Hakimi TUN 3.39.40
7 Eric Dubus FRA 3.39.73
8 Terrance Herrington USA 3.39.96
9 John Mayock GBR 3.40.20
10 Christophe Impens BEL 3.44.86
11 Azzeddine Seddiki MAR 3.46.84
- Joaquim Cruz BRA DNS
  Heat 2
1 Hicham El Guerrouj MAR 3.37.47  
2 Venuste Niyongabo BUR 3.37.62  
3 Mohamed Suleiman QAT 3.37.78
4 Gary Lough GBR 3.37.78
5 Rachid El Basir MAR 3.37.96
6 Isaac Viciosa ESP 3.38.03
7 Paul McMullen USA 3.38.54
8 Vyacheslav Shabunin RUS 3.38.61
9 Julius Achon UGA 3.39.87
10 Reuben Chesang KEN 3.40.63
11 Samir Benfares FRA 3.43.19
12 Robert Kiplagat Andersen DEN 3.46.41
  Heats 10 August
1 Ali Hakimi TUN 3.48.40
2 Venuste Niyongabo BUR 3.48.58  
3 Samir Benfares FRA 3.48.64  
4 John Mayock GBR 3.48.65  
5 Paul McMullen USA 3.48.70  
6 Branko Zorko CRO 3.48.83  
7 Abdi Bile SOM 3.48.86  
8 Jens-Peter Herold GER 3.49.24
9 Jonah Birir KEN 3.49.26
10 Mateo Canellas ESP 3.49.71
11 Xandru Grech MLT 3.54.96
  Heat 2
1 Noureddine Morceli ALG 3.42.58  
2 Fermin Cacho ESP 3.43.05  
3 Reuben Chesang KEN 3.43.26  
4 Rachid El Basir MAR 3.43.29  
5 Kevin Sullivan CAN 3.43.41  
6 Kevin Mckay GBR 3.43.87  
7 Bryan Hyde USA 3.44.03  
8 Martin Johns NZL 3.45.10
9 Luis Jesus POR 3.46.43
10 Jose Lopez VEN 3.46.81
11 Werner Edler-Muhr AUT 3.47.06
  Heat 3
1 Azzeddine Seddiki MAR 3.38.24  
2 Gary Lough GBR 3.38.62  
3 Eric Dubus FRA 3.38.80  
4 Julius Achon UGA 3.39.04  
5 Niall Bruton IRL 3.39.27  
6 Joaquim Cruz BRA 3.39.47  
7 Christophe Impens BEL 3.40.37  
8 Rudiger Stenzel GER 3.40.65
9 Ovidiu Olteanu ROM 3.43.20
10 Nioka Pululu COD 4.02.68
- Wasama Ahmed Ibrahim QAT DNS
  Heat 4
1 Hicham El Guerrouj MAR 3.38.93  
2 Mohamed Suleiman QAT 3.39.06  
3 Vyacheslav Shabunin RUS 3.39.21  
4 Abdelkader Chekhemani FRA 3.39.34  
5 Terrance Herrington USA 3.39.40  
6 Isaac Viciosa ESP 3.39.42  
7 Robert Kiplagat Andersen DEN 3.40.50  
8 Passmore Furusa ZIM 3.41.01
9 Edgar De Oliveira BRA 3.41.74
10 Sammy Mutai KEN 3.44.57
11 Selwyn Kole SOL 4.05.07

Heat 1 10 AUG 1995 17:50

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1995
  Mateo Cañellas ESP ESP 3:37.83 3:37.83
1 Branko Zorko CRO CRO 3:34.84 3:37.43
2 Paul McMullen USA USA 3:36.96 3:36.96
3 Jonah Birir KEN KEN 3:33.36 3:41.06
5 Xandru Grech MLT MLT 3:50.18 3:50.18
6 John Mayock GBR GBR 3:34.58 3:34.58
7 Alí Hakimi TUN TUN 3:44.93 3:50.96i
8 Abdi Bile SOM SOM 3:30.55 3:34.98
9 Samir Benfarés FRA FRA 3:35.99 3:36.99
10 Jens-Peter Herold GER GER 3:32.77 3:39.46
11 Vénuste Niyongabo BDI BDI 3:30.66 3:30.78

Heat 2 10 AUG 1995 18:00

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1995
1 Martin Johns NZL NZL 3:40.66 3:40.66
2 Noureddine Morceli ALG ALG 3:27.37 3:27.37
3 Brian Hyde USA USA 3:35.84 3:35.84
4 Kevin McKay GBR GBR 3:37.27 3:37.27
5 Reuben Chesang Kambich KEN KEN    
6 Rachid El Basir MAR MAR 3:33.82 3:33.82
7 Kevin Sullivan CAN CAN 3:35.77 3:35.77
8 Luís Jesús POR POR    
9 Fermín Cacho ESP ESP 3:32.01 3:34.25
10 Werner Edler-Muhr AUT AUT 3:40.17  
11 José López VEN VEN 3:39.84  

Heat 3 10 AUG 1995 18:10

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1995
1 Christophe Impens BEL BEL 3:38.41 3:38.63
2 Ahmed Ibrahim Warsama QAT QAT 3:35.38  
3 Eric Dubus FRA FRA 3:32.37 3:32.37
4 Azzeddine Sediki MAR MAR 3:32.71 3:38.42
5 Nioka Pululu COD COD    
6 Rüdiger Stenzel GER GER 3:36.12 3:38.11
7 Ovidiu Olteanu ROU ROU 3:47.62  
8 Joaquim Cruz BRA BRA 3:34.63 3:40.49
9 Gary Lough GBR GBR 3:34.82 3:34.82
10 Niall Bruton IRL IRL 3:36.23 3:42.08
11 Julius Achon UGA UGA 3:39.78  

Heat 4 10 AUG 1995 18:20

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1995
1 Selwyn Kole SOL SOL    
2 Passmore Furusa ZIM ZIM    
3 Mohamed Suleiman QAT QAT 3:32.73 3:36.39
4 Isaac Viciosa ESP ESP 3:34.75 3:37.93
5 Robert Kiplagat Andersen DEN DEN 3:39.27  
6 Hicham El Guerrouj MAR MAR 3:31.53 3:31.53
7 Abdelkader Chékhémani FRA FRA 3:35.36 3:35.36
8 Edgar de Oliveira BRA BRA 3:38.61 3:43.81
9 Vyacheslav Shabunin RUS RUS 3:34.79 3:34.79
10 Terrance Herrington USA USA 3:36.21 3:36.55
11 Sammy Mutai KEN KEN 3:36.94 3:36.94
 

 

 

 

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