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2005 World Championships in Athletics Helsinki, Finland

2005 10th IAAF World Championships - Helsinki - Men's 110m Hurdles

 

 

Host City: Helsinki, Finland Format: First round (First 3 & 6 fastest to semi-finals) (Aug 10)
Dates: 6–14 August 2005 Format: Semi-finals (First 2 & 2 fastest to final) (Aug 11)
Nations participating: 196
Athletes participating: 1,891
    Main venue: Helsinki Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   Helsinki Olympic Stadium 
The heats were run into headwinds during thunderstorms and the fastest man was Liu (13.73). Defending Champion Johnson clocked 13.92 into a wind measured at 5.1 metres per second and noted “I’ve never run into a headwind like that. I felt like I was being blown backwards.” Conditions were not much better the next day, and the three races were won by Doucouré, Trammell and Johnson. Johnson was out quickest in the final, with Doucouré inches behind at the first hurdle. The Frenchman, with his upright stance, high lead leg and quick snapdown, took the lead at the third hurdle, with Johnson and Trammell closest to him. Liu came next and the slow-starting Arnold was in sixth place. Doucouré and Johnson both hit the last hurdle hard, allowing the fast-closing Liu to catch up. Doucouré looked like a clear winner across the line, but Liu’s closing lean helped him to get within 1/100th of the statuesque Frenchman. Johnson won an unprecedented fifth medal [his first non-gold] in holding off the fastclosing Arnold 13.10 to 13.13.

The 110 metres hurdles event at the 2005 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium on August 10, 11 and 12.

The top three runners in each of the initial six heats automatically qualified for the semifinals. The next six fastest runners from across the heats also qualified. There were three semifinal heats, and only the top two from each heat plus the next two fastest runners advanced to the final.

 
  110m Hurdles 12 August -0.2
  Final

Event Report - Men 110m Hurdles Final

Doucoure overcomes the barriers to take gold

Ladji Doucoure claimed France's first gold medal of the 10th IAAF World Championships with a thrilling piece of sprint hurdling, the 22-year-old surging off the final barrier and out-dipping the Olympic champion, Xiang Liu, and the four-time World champion, Allen Johnson.

At last, the hurdlers had good conditions for their final, with a dry track and very little wind (0.2mps into their faces), and the eight finallists did not disappoint, as Doucoure clocked 13.07 to Liu's 13.08 and Johnson 13.10.

Just moments before the race, the large crowd at the Olympic Stadium had been stirred to applause by Yelena Isinbayeva's Pole Vault world record. Now, once the starter's gun sounded, they yelled as the hurdlers flowed down the straight.

Liu, of China, looked to start the quickest, but even by the time he rose to the first barrier, there was nothing to choose between him and the two other principles. Yet he top three were already marginally clear of the other five finalists.

Even my mid-race, you could not have slid a sheet of paper between the leaders. Behind them, as Terrance Trammell slipped back, his American team mate, Dominique Arnold, away from the pressure zone, started to put together the rhythm over the hurdles to the finish that would carry him into fourth place (13.13). But in truth, he was in another race.

Johnson, in the powerful style that won him this title in 1995, 1997, 2001 and 2003, clattered through barriers seven and eight, but seemed to lose no pace.

Liu, too, clipped the penultimate hurdle. For the first time, Doucoure seemed to make headway.

All three runners stooped low to conquer as they hurled themselves towards the finishing line. Liu, in lane two, must have thought that, as in Athens a year ago, he had done enough.

In that race, Doucoure had crashed through a hurdle, wrecking his hopes of a medal. He made no such mistake this time.

1 Ladji Doucouré FRA 28 Mar 83 13.07
2 Liu Xiang CHN 13 Jul 83 13.08
3 Allen Johnson USA 1 Mar 71 13.10
4 Dominique Arnold USA 14 Sep 73 13.13
5 Terrence Trammell USA 23 Nov 78 13.20
6 Joel Brown USA 31 Jan 80 13.47
7 Maurice Wignall JAM 17 Apr 76 13.47
8 Mateus Facho Inocêncio BRA 17 May 81 13.48
  Semifinals 11 August

Event Report - Men 110m Hurdles Semi Finals

The semifinals of the men’s 110 hurdles were run under rainy conditions which abated somewhat for the final heat.

In the first race, Ladji Doucouré (FRA) had the lead from the very start.  Halfway through the course, Dominique Arnold (USA) began to cut into the French runner’s lead, but Doucouré always had the outcome under control as he clocked 13.35 to Arnold’s 13.39. 

Shi Dongpeng (CHN) flew out of the blocks well, and he stayed close to the leaders to finish third in 13.44, but this was not fast enough to get a spot in the final based on time. 

In the second section, Terrence Trammell (USA) led from start to finish as Olympic champion Liu Xiang (CHN) tried vainly to chase him down at the end.  The American scored a clear win in 13.31 as the wind dipped to only 0.4 mps against, while Liu’s 13.42 moved him ahead to the final. 

Stanislavs Olijars (LAT) was third at 13.53 which was insufficient for inclusion in the final.  Also notable was the eighth-place finish for Sydney Olympic champion Anier Garcia (CUB) with 13.99. 

Now, with the rain letting up somewhat, the times got faster in the third heat, even though a 1.9 mps headwind greeted the competitors.  Both defending champion Allen Johnson (USA) and Athens fourth placer Maurice Wignall (JAM) reacted slowly to the gun, but in the end they took the top two places, with Johnson winning in 13.23 to Wignall’s season-best 13.24. 

Maateus Facho Inocencio (BRA) and Joel Brown (USA) raced past Germany’s Thomas Blaschek to claim the two time-based spots in the final with 13.39 and 13.43, respectively, as Americans will occupy half of the lanes in Friday’s final.  Blaschek’s time in fifth was 13.45.

  Heat 1 -0.5
1 Ladji Doucouré FRA 28 Mar 83 13.35 Q
2 Dominique Arnold USA 14 Sep 73 13.39 Q
3 Shi Dongpeng CHN 6 Jan 84 13.44
4 Yoel Hernández CUB 12 Dec 77 13.54
5 Igor Peremota RUS 14 Jan 81 13.71
6 Redelen dos Santos BRA 24 Apr 76 13.88
7 Masato Naito JPN 31 Jul 80 13.88
8 Dudley Dorival HAI 1 Sep 75 14.11
  Heat 2 -0.4
1 Terrence Trammell USA 23 Nov 78 13.31 Q
2 Liu Xiang CHN 13 Jul 83 13.42 Q
3 Staņislav Olijar LAT 22 Mar 79 13.53
4 Anselmo Gomes da Silva BRA 22 Mar 81 13.63
5 Robert Kronberg SWE 15 Aug 76 13.69
6 Chris Pinnock JAM 26 Mar 79 13.73
7 Jonathan Nsenga BEL 21 Apr 73 13.94
8 Anier García CUB 9 Mar 76 13.99
  Heat 3 -1.9
1 Allen Johnson USA 1 Mar 71 13.23 Q
2 Maurice Wignall JAM 17 Apr 76 13.24 Q
3 Mateus Facho Inocêncio BRA 17 May 81 13.39 q
4 Joel Brown USA 31 Jan 80 13.43 q
5 Thomas Blaschek GER 5 Apr 81 13.45
6 Marcel van der Westen NED 1 Aug 76 13.63
7 Elmar Lichtenegger AUT 25 Apr 74 13.74
8 Dayron Robles CUB 19 Nov 86 14.16
  Heats 10 August
 
  Heat 1 -5.1
1 Thomas Blaschek GER 5 Apr 81 13.86 Q
2 Allen Johnson USA 1 Mar 71 13.92 Q
3 Yoel Hernández CUB 12 Dec 77 14.03 Q
4 Ivan Bitzi SUI 4 Aug 75 14.26
5 Cédric Lavanne FRA 13 Nov 80 14.49
6 Aléxandros Theofánov GRE 25 Feb 81 14.73
7 Todd Jouda Matthews SUD 28 Jun 79 15.43
  Heat 2 -0.3
1 Liu Xiang CHN 13 Jul 83 13.73 Q
2 Redelen dos Santos BRA 24 Apr 76 13.74 Q
3 Jonathan Nsenga BEL 21 Apr 73 13.89 Q
4 Anier García CUB 9 Mar 76 14.01 q
5 Elmar Lichtenegger AUT 25 Apr 74 14.04 q
6 Matti Niemi FIN 15 Nov 76 14.18
7 Jackson Quiñónez ECU 12 Jun 80 14.34
8 Baymurat Ashirmuradov TKM 7 May 73 15.52
  Heat 3 -3.4
1 Ladji Doucouré FRA 28 Mar 83 13.86 Q
2 Mateus Facho Inocêncio BRA 17 May 81 13.96 Q
3 Chris Pinnock JAM 26 Mar 79 14.11 Q
4 Gregory Sedoc NED 16 Oct 81 14.24
5 Serhiy Demydyuk UKR 5 Jun 82 14.25
6 Karl Jennings CAN 14 May 79 14.30
7 Sultan Tucker LBR 24 Oct 78 14.34
  Heat 4 -1.1
1 Shi Dongpeng CHN 6 Jan 84 13.80 Q
2 Terrence Trammell USA 23 Nov 78 13.80 Q
3 Igor Peremota RUS 14 Jan 81 13.89 Q
4 Robert Kronberg SWE 15 Aug 76 13.90 q
5 Masato Naito JPN 31 Jul 80 13.90 q
6 Allan Scott GBR 27 Dec 82 14.18
7 Peter Coghlan IRL 27 Mar 75 14.57
8 Tang Hon Sing HKG 7 Oct 77 14.83
  Heat 5 -2.8
1 Anselmo Gomes da Silva BRA 22 Mar 81 13.96 Q
2 Dominique Arnold USA 14 Sep 73 13.96 Q
3 Marcel van der Westen NED 1 Aug 76 14.01 Q
4 Paulo Villar COL 28 Jul 78 14.12
5 Joseph Berlioz Randriamihaja MAD 30 Nov 75 14.18
6 Satoru Tanigawa JPN 5 Jul 72 14.25
7 Felipe Vivancos ESP 16 Jun 80 14.34
8 Julien M'Voutoukoulou CGO 21 Jul 81 15.41
  Heat 6 -1.8
1 Dayron Robles CUB 19 Nov 86 13.83 Q
2 Staņislav Olijar LAT 22 Mar 79 13.86 Q
3 Joel Brown USA 31 Jan 80 13.90 Q
4 Maurice Wignall JAM 17 Apr 76 13.90 q
5 Dudley Dorival HAI 1 Sep 75 14.02 q
6 Wu Youjia CHN 6 May 83 14.38
7 David Ilariani GEO 20 Jan 81 14.88
8 Suphan Wongsriphuck THA 31 May 77 15.05

Heat 1 10 AUG 2005 10:50

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
2 866 Ivan Bitzi SUI SUI 13.52 13.52
3 176 Yoel Hernández CUB CUB 13.24 13.39
4 417 Aléxandros Theofánov GRE GRE 13.62 13.62
5 997 Allen Johnson USA USA 12.92 12.99
6 329 Cédric Lavanne FRA FRA 13.51 13.51
7 864 Todd Matthews-Jouda SUD SUD 13.36 13.65
8 372 Thomas Blaschek GER GER 13.31 13.31

Heat 2 10 AUG 2005 10:57

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 37 Elmar Lichtenegger AUT AUT 13.33 13.48
2 299 Matti Niemi FIN FIN 13.57 13.81
3 148 Xiang Liu CHN CHN 12.91 13.05
4 910 Baimourat Achirmouradov TKM TKM 14.14 14.14
5 174 Anier García CUB CUB 13.00 13.61
6 104 Redelén dos Santos BRA BRA 13.29 13.30
7 211 Jackson Quiñónez ECU ECU 13.44 13.45
8 60 Jonathan Nsenga BEL BEL 13.25 13.54

Heat 3 10 AUG 2005 11:04

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 605 Sultan Tucker LBR LBR 13.54 13.61
2 508 Chris Pinnock JAM JAM 13.38 13.62
3 938 Serhiy Demydyuk UKR UKR 13.37 13.38
4 468 Andrea Giaconi ITA ITA 13.35 13.52
5 314 Ladji Doucouré FRA FRA 12.97 12.97
6 135 Karl Jennings CAN CAN 13.47 13.52
7 671 Gregory Sedoc NED NED 13.51 13.62
8 107 Mateus Facho Inocêncio BRA BRA 13.33 13.34

Heat 4 10 AUG 2005 11:11

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 886 Robert Kronberg SWE SWE 13.35 13.43
2 430 Hon Sing Tang HKG HKG 14.32 14.41
3 538 Masato Naito JPN JPN 13.47 13.53
4 443 Peter Coghlan IRL IRL 13.30 13.68
5 821 Igor Peremota RUS RUS 13.48 13.48
6 151 Dongpeng Shi CHN CHN 13.29 13.29
7 366 Allan Scott GBR GBR 13.62 13.62
8 1034 Terrence Trammell USA USA 13.02 13.02

Heat 5 10 AUG 2005 11:18

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 164 Paulo Villar COL COL 13.44 13.51
2 252 Felipe Vivancos ESP ESP 13.47 13.53
3 674 Marcel van der Westen NED NED 13.43 13.43
4 97 Anselmo da Silva BRA BRA 13.31 13.31
5 963 Dominique Arnold USA USA 13.01 13.01
6 142 Julien M'Voutoukoulou CGO CGO 14.52 14.52
7 615 Joseph-Berlioz Randriamihaja MAD MAD 13.46 13.66
8 525 Satoru Tanigawa JPN JPN 13.39 13.61

Heat 6 10 AUG 2005 11:25

Order / LaneBibATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 2005
1 908 Suphan Wongsriphuck THA THA 13.92 14.02
2 184 Dayron Robles CUB CUB 13.46 13.46
3 601 Stanislavs Olijars LAT LAT 13.08 13.11
4 512 Maurice Wignall JAM JAM 13.17 13.47
5 428 Dudley Dorival HAI HAI 13.25 13.58
6 970 Joel Brown USA USA 13.22 13.22
7 153 Youjia Wu CHN CHN 13.55 13.55
8 369 David Ilariani GEO GEO 13.69 13.94

 

 

 

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