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Olympic Games (Athletics)

2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro - Men's 400 m

 

Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Format: Top two in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 12, 2016 Format: Top three in each heat and next three fastest advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: August 14, 2016  
 (Competitors: 53; Countries: 33; Finalists: 8)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Estádio Olímpico João Havelange, Rio de Janeiro
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Kirani James was the Olympic champion in 2012 and was in good form before the competition with a run of 44.08 seconds placing him second on the global rankings. The 2008 Olympic champion LaShawn Merritt topped the lists for the season as the only man under 44 seconds. Wayde van Niekerk ranked third and was the 2015 World Championships winner. At that competition the trio had all run under 44 seconds for medals (a first for the sport) and were the principal challengers to the Olympic title. Two younger athletes, Baboloki Thebe and Machel Cedenio, were the next fastest athletes to enter. James was the fastest in the first round with 44.93 and Cedenio was the other heat winner under 45 seconds. The 2016 World Indoor Champion Pavel Maslák, David Verburg and Rafał Omelko qualified as fastest losers. Former European champions Martyn Rooney and Kevin Borlée were eliminated. 

In the semi-finals, James had a season's best time of 44.02 to win the round nearly two tenths ahead of Merritt. Cedenio won the 2nd semi final ahead with van Niekerk second. Bralon Taplin won the third semi final. Fastest loser qualifiers Karabo Sibanda, Matthew Hudson-Smith and Ali Khamis all set personal bests.

In the final, the three favorites James, van Niekerk and Merritt were drawn in lanes 6, 8 and 5 respectively and led from the start. By the end of the turn, van Niekerk had a clear 2 metre lead, Merritt just slightly ahead of James who had closed the gap during the turn. Cedenio was another four metres back, with Taplin another metre back. In the home straight van Niekerk increased his lead while James overtook Merritt, finishing 2nd and 3rd. Cedenio was 4th, Taplin faded and in lane 1, eighteen year-old Karabo Sibanda finished fifth.

Van Niekerk set a new world record of 43.03 seconds, beating Michael Johnson’s previous record set at the 1999 World Championships by 0.15 seconds. No other athlete had won a major championship from lane 8. Johnson was in the stadium, working in the British commentary booth.

Cedenio set the national record for Trinidad and Tobago and Ali Khamis in sixth set the national record for Bahrain.

Records

 

Prior to this competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Michael Johnson (USA) 43.18 Seville, Spain 26 August 1999
Olympic record 43.49 Atlanta, United States 29 July 1996
Area
Time (s) Athlete Nation
Africa 43.48 Wayde van Niekerk  South Africa
Asia 43.93 Yousef Ahmed Masrahi  Saudi Arabia
Europe 44.33 Thomas Schönlebe  East Germany
North, Central America
and Caribbean
43.18 Michael Johnson  United States
Oceania 44.38 Darren Clark  Australia
South America 44.29 Sanderlei Parrela  Brazil

The following new world, Olympic and African record were established during this competition:

Date Event Athlete Time WR OR AR
14 August Final  Wayde Van Niekerk (RSA) 43.03 s WR OR AR
        Results          
 
14 AUG 2016 Report Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Report: men's 400m final – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

After Wayde van Niekerk’s win at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 in 43.48, there was a prevailing feeling that Michael Johnson’s 20-year-old Olympic record, which was just one hundredth shy of that mark, might be in danger in Rio.

Instead, it was his world record* that fell.

Clocking a stunning 43.03, the South African took 0.15 of Johnson’s mark set at the 1999 IAAF World Championships and yet, for much of the race, it didn’t look like Van Niekerk was even guaranteed to win the gold medal.

Kirani James made his usual quick start over the first 200m but Grenada’s 2012 Olympic champion, in lane six, only acted as the pacemaker for his predecessor LaShawn Merriitt in the lane to his inside.

Merritt got up on James’s shoulder as they entered the second bend level with Van Niekerk, but the crucial part of the race came over the 50 metres between 250m and 300m when Van Niekerk, who in hindsight had clearly distributed his effort far, far better, started to gain ground and entered the home straight fractionally in front of his two rivals.

Post-race video analysis showed Van Niekerk passed 300m in 31.0, in comparison to Johnson's 31.66 in Seville, but James and Merritt were also inside the US legend's time.

With 70 metres to go, Van Niekerk was able to maintain his sprint for home and there was the optical illusion of Merritt and James going backwards despite the fact that they were both operating at sub-44-second speed.

South Africa's first athletics gold for 20 years

Van Niekerk continued to stride out and the gap between himself and the other two principle protagonists continued to grow, before getting South Africa’s first Olympic athletics gold since Josia Thugwane won the marathon in 1996.

"I believed I could get the world record," said Van Niekerk. "I've dreamed of this medal since forever. I am blessed.

"These are guys that inspired me: Usain Bolt, Michael Johnson, I learned from them, and even the guys that ran against me today, LaShawn Merritt and Kirani James, these are guys that inspired me."

Behind him, Merritt looked as though he was on his way to repeating the silver medal he earned behind van Niekerk in Beijing last summer but started to tire about 30 metres from home and James just edged past him to reverse their places on the podium in the Chinese capital.

James finished in 43.76, just 0.02 away from his best, while Merritt came home in 43.85, disappointment etched across the US champion’s face.

Almost making it a record four men under 44 seconds in the same race, 2014 world U20 champion Machel Cedenio of Trinidad and Tobago came through strongly over the final 50 metres to get fourth place in a national record of 44.01.

Further back, the revelation of this event in Rio, Botswana’s Karabo Sibanda improved again to 44.25 to become the third best U20 athlete ever over one lap of the rtrack while Bahrain’s Ali Khamis Khamis set a national record of 44.36 in sixth place.

Granada’s Bralon Taplin finished seventh in 44.45 and Great Britain’s Matthew Hudson-Smith was eighth in 44.61.

In addition to Van Niekerk’s world record, and becoming the first man to win an Olympic 400m title from lane eight, the best ever times for place from fourth to eighth were recorded.

Phil Minshull for the IAAF

*Subject to the usual ratification procedures

400 m Men     Final 14 August        
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date   Records
1 43.03     Wayde van Niekerk   RSA 15 Jul 92 0.181 WR , WL PB
2 43.76     Kirani James   GRN 1 Sep 92 0.134 SB
3 43.85     LaShawn Merritt   USA 27 Jun 86 0.204 SB
4 44.01     Machel Cedenio   TTO 6 Sep 95 0.203 NR , PB
5 44.25     Karabo Sibanda   BOT 2 Jul 98 0.164 PB
6 44.36     Ali Khamis Abbas   BRN 30 Jun 95 0.148 NR , PB
7 44.45     Bralon Taplin   GRN 8 May 92 0.181  
8 44.61     Matthew Hudson-Smith   GBR 26 Oct 94 0.138  
13 AUG 2016 Report Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Report: men's 400m semi-finals – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The seeding of the semi-finals brought the past two Olympic champions together in the first race.

The 2012 gold medallist, Kirani James from Grenada, got the bragging rights over his predecessor, USA’s LaShawn Merritt, although both men were certainly running somewhat within themselves.

James, as has so often been the case, ran a fast first 200m and had a clear advantage coming around the second bend.

Merritt, the 2008 Olympic champion, pushed hard for about 50 metres to let James know he was there before easing up, both men knowing that they were as good as certain of qualifying by right. Merritt let James exert himself a little more to take the win in 44.02, which was eventually the fastest time of the semi-finals.

Merritt took second in 44.21 as Botswana’s Karabo Sibanda had the race of his life and a magnificent final 100 metres to take third in a personal best of 44.47, more than half a second quicker than he had ever run before, his previous best being 45.15.

The second heat saw Trinidad and Tobago’s emerging star Machel Cedenio, running in lane five, push hard over the first 250 metres.

World champion Wayde van Niekerk was two lanes inside Cedenio and got on his shoulder coming off the second bend and briefly edged ahead but Cedenio surged again as the South African eased his foot off the pedal and let the 2014 world U20 champion take the win.

Cedenio clocked 44.39 with Van Niekerek 0.06 further back.

Two-time world indoor champion Pavel Maslak came flying down the home straight to pick up third but had left his effort too late and his time of 45.06 was not enough to ultimately see him through.

The third heat saw the Granadian number two Bralon Taplin do all the hard work from lane six and tow the rest of the field around the Olympic stadium.

Taplin was clearly tying up in the final 50 metres but did enough to hang on to win in 44.44, just 0.06 shy of his personal best, ahead of Great Britain’s Matthew Hudson-Smith in lane eight, who made a huge improvement to take second place in a personal best of 44.48.

The Briton's late surge over the final 50 metres saw him just edge out Bahrain’s Ali Khamis Khamis, who briefly held the lead coming off the final bend, by 0.01 but the latter went through as a non-automatic qualifier after finishing third in a national record of 44.49.

The impression from the semi-finals is that the medal battle in Sunday’s final should still be between the three men who climbed the podium in Beijing last summer – Van Niekerk, Merritt and James – but be prepared for a spate of personal bests for the men behind them.

Phil Minshull for the IAAF

400 m Men     Semifinal 1 13 August        
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date   Records
1 44.02   Q Kirani James   GRN 1 Sep 92 0.144 SB
2 44.21   Q LaShawn Merritt   USA 27 Jun 86 0.271  
3 44.47   q Karabo Sibanda   BOT 2 Jul 98 0.174 PB
4 44.71     Luguelín Santos   DOM 12 Nov 93 0.155 SB
5 44.96     Javon Francis   JAM 14 Dec 94 0.170  
6 45.02     Nery Brenes   CRC 25 Sep 85 0.181  
7 45.03     Liemarvin Bonevacia   NED 5 Apr 89 0.166 SB
8 45.13     Lalonde Gordon   TTO 25 Nov 88 0.157  
400 m Men     Semifinal 2 13 August        
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date   Records
1 44.39   Q Machel Cedenio   TTO 6 Sep 95 0.243  
2 44.45   Q Wayde van Niekerk   RSA 15 Jul 92 0.156  
3 45.06     Pavel Maslák   CZE 21 Feb 91 0.185 SB
4 45.07     Luka Janežic   SLO 14 Nov 95 0.154 NR NUR , PB
5 45.61     David Verburg   USA 14 May 91 0.159  
6 46.12     Rusheen McDonald   JAM 17 Aug 92 0.182  
  DNS     Baboloki Thebe   BOT 18 Mar 97    
400 m Men     Semifinal 3 13 August        
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date   Records
1 44.44   Q Bralon Taplin   GRN 8 May 92 0.171  
2 44.48   Q Matthew Hudson-Smith   GBR 26 Oct 94 0.143 PB
3 44.49   q Ali Khamis Abbas   BRN 30 Jun 95 0.145 NR , PB
4 44.65     Gil Roberts   USA 15 Mar 89 0.151 SB
5 44.72     Steven Gardiner   BAH 12 Sep 95 0.156  
6 45.00     Yoandys Lescay   CUB 5 Jan 94 0.216 PB
7 45.28     Rafał Omelko   POL 16 Jan 89 0.164  
8 46.60     Isaac Makwala   BOT 29 Sep 86 0.173  
12 AUG 2016 Report Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Report: men's 400m heats – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

London 2012 Olympic Games champion Kirani James, from Grenada, looked almost majestic when setting the fastest time in the 400m heats, clocking 44.93 despite only really working at full power over the first half of the race.

It will be a warning that James is in great shape although none of the other expected main protagonists had any difficulty in qualifying either, and IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 gold and silver medallists Wayne van Neikerk and LaShawn Merritt, who both beat James in the Chinese capital 12 months ago in an epic battle which saw three men going under 44 seconds in the same race for the first time, qualifying equally comfortably albeit in slower times.

Trinidad and Tobago’s 2014 world junior champion Machel Cedenio proved to be the fastest performer in the first heat and finished strongly down the home straight to win in 44.98.

USA’s Gil Roberts, second at the US Olympic Trials, also ran to form and took second in 45.27. After not showing much form this season, it was no surprise that Belgium’s former European champion and 2011 world championships was eliminated after only finishing fifth, with three automatic qualifiers from each heat.

Costa Rica’s former world indoor champion Nery Brenes took off like a man possessed from lane two in heat two but Grenada’s Bralon Taplin ran a much more measured race and was able to see that Brenes was closing on him due to the big screens at each end of the stadium.

Off the final bend, Brenes tied up slightly as Taplin held his form and came through to win in 45.15 with Brenes second in 45.53.

World champion Wayde van Niekerek was running out in lane seven in heat three but found himself challenged on his inside by a moderately revitalised London 2012 Olympic Games silver medallist Lugelin Santos, who has been below the radar in 2016 and not even got close to breaking 45 seconds.

Santos back on on the map

Santos was on the shoulder of van Niekerk coming off the last bend before the South African pulled away to win in 45.26 with Santos just outside his season’s best in 45.61.

Lalonde Gordon, the bronze medallist in London four years ago, prevailed in a three-way battle down the home straight to win heat four in 45.24, ahead of Slovenian record holder Luka Janezic who got second in 45.33.

The big surprise was that Great Britain’s two-time European champion Martyn Rooney struggled from the gun and seemed to have little of the zip he showed in Amsterdam last month, crossing the line fifth in 45.60 and he failed to progress.

USA’s 2008 Olympic champion LaShawn Merritt was a very relaxed winner of heat five clearly only working over the first 300 metres despite running blind out in lane eight.

Down the home straight, he glanced to his inside on several occasions to ascertain where his rivals were, and was able to ease off and just stride home at half power in 45.28 with Asian and world U20 champion Abdalelah Haroun of Qatar a distant second in 45.79.

Merritt’s successor in London four years ago, Grenada’s Kirani James employed similar tactics running in lane six of the following heat and was able to almost jog home with 44.93, with Jamaica’s Rusheen McDonald having to work considerably harder to secure second place in 45.22.

Bahrain’s Ali Khamis Khamis was a surprise winner of the seventh and final heat in 45.12, running a well-measured race which saw Czech Republic’s two-time world indoor champion Pavel Maslak scrape into the semi-finals when he finished fifth in 45.54.

Phil Minshull for the IAAF

400 m Men     Heat 1 12 August        
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date   Records
1 44.98   Q Machel Cedenio   TTO 6 Sep 95 0.179  
2 45.27   Q Gil Roberts   USA 15 Mar 89 0.168  
3 45.36   Q Yoandys Lescay   CUB 5 Jan 94 0.199 =SB
4 45.66     Fitzroy Dunkley   JAM 20 May 93 0.176  
5 45.90     Kevin Borlée   BEL 22 Feb 88 0.138  
7 46.62     Alex Sampao   KEN 31 Dec 96 0.199  
8 50.06     Idrissa Ousseini Djibo   NIG 28 Dec 98 0.173 PB
400 m Men     Heat 2 12 August        
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date   Records
1 45.15   Q Bralon Taplin   GRN 8 May 92 0.162  
2 45.53   Q Nery Brenes   CRC 25 Sep 85 0.151  
3 45.56   Q Karabo Sibanda   BOT 2 Jul 98 0.166  
4 46.07     Matteo Galvan   ITA 24 Aug 88 0.154  
5 46.15     Raymond Kibet   KEN 4 Feb 96 0.234  
6 48.37     Mehboob Ali   PAK   0.212  
7 48.59     Mahamat Bachir Ahmat   CHA 1 Dec 96 0.188 SB
  DQ     Anas Beshir   EGY 19 Jul 93 0.141  
400 m Men     Heat 3 12 August        
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date   Records
1 45.26   Q Wayde van Niekerk   RSA 15 Jul 92 0.147  
2 45.61   Q Luguelín Santos   DOM 12 Nov 93 0.148  
3 45.88   Q Javon Francis   JAM 14 Dec 94 0.172  
4 46.01     Jonathan Borlée   BEL 22 Feb 88 0.162  
5 46.23     Alonzo Russell   BAH 8 Feb 92 0.159  
6 46.74     Alphas Kishoyan   KEN 12 Oct 94 0.147  
7 47.62     Brandon Valentine-Parris   VIN 17 Apr 95 0.144  
400 m Men     Heat 4 12 August        
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date   Records
1 45.24   Q Lalonde Gordon   TTO 25 Nov 88 0.153  
2 45.33   Q Luka Janežic   SLO 14 Nov 95 0.148  
3 45.41   Q Baboloki Thebe   BOT 18 Mar 97 0.155  
4 45.56     Chris Brown   BAH 15 Oct 78 0.147 SB
5 45.60     Martyn Rooney   GBR 3 Apr 87 0.154  
6 46.37     Julian Jrummi Walsh   JPN 18 Sep 96 0.149  
7 46.92     Gustavo Cuesta   DOM 14 Nov 88 0.143  
8 52.89     James Nyang Chiengjiek   SSD 2 Mar 92 0.213 PB
400 m Men     Heat 5 12 August        
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date   Records
1 45.28   Q LaShawn Merritt   USA 27 Jun 86 0.235  
3 45.91   Q Isaac Makwala   BOT 29 Sep 86 0.242  
4 45.92     Vitaliy Butrym   UKR 10 Jan 91 0.166  
5 46.06     Donald Blair-Sanford   ISR 5 Feb 87 0.163  
6 46.15     Deon Lendore   TTO 28 Oct 92 0.201  
7 46.68     Hederson Estefani   BRA 11 Sep 91 0.234  
400 m Men     Heat 6 12 August        
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date   Records
1 44.93   Q Kirani James   GRN 1 Sep 92 0.156  
2 45.22   Q Rusheen McDonald   JAM 17 Aug 92 0.179 SB
3 45.26   Q Matthew Hudson-Smith   GBR 26 Oct 94 0.142  
4 45.48   q David Verburg   USA 14 May 91 0.167  
5 45.77     Winston George   GUY 19 May 87 0.186  
6 46.48     Diego Armando Palomeque   COL 4 Feb 93 0.159  
400 m Men     Heat 7 12 August        
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date   Records
1 45.12   Q Ali Khamis Abbas   BRN 30 Jun 95 0.161  
2 45.24   Q Steven Gardiner   BAH 12 Sep 95 0.149  
3 45.49   Q Liemarvin Bonevacia   NED 5 Apr 89 0.142  
4 45.54   q Rafał Omelko   POL 16 Jan 89 0.177  
5 45.54   q Pavel Maslák   CZE 21 Feb 91 0.183  
6 45.95     Y.Muhammed Anas   IND 17 Sep 94 0.158  
7 47.42     Orukpe Erayokan   NGR 20 Dec 93 0.180  
8 48.38     Yuzo Kanemaru   JPN 18 Sep 87 0.144  
 

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Round 1

Qualification rule: first 3 of each heat (Q) plus the 3 fastest times (q) qualified.

Heat 1

Heat 2Heat 3Heat 4Heat 5Heat 6Heat 7SemifinalsSemifinal 1Semifinal 2Semifinal 3
Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 2 Machel Cedenio Trinidad and Tobago 0.179 44.98 Q
2 7 Gil Roberts United States 0.168 45.27 Q
3 4 Yoandys Lescay Cuba 0.199 45.36 Q, SB
4 6 Fitzroy Dunkley Jamaica 0.176 45.66  
5 3 Kevin Borlée Belgium 0.138 45.90  
6 5 Alberth Bravo Venezuela 0.205 46.15  
7 1 Alex Lerionka Sampao Kenya 0.199 46.62  
8 8 Ousseini Djibo Idrissa Niger 0.173 50.06  
Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 4 Bralon Taplin Grenada 0.162 45.15 Q
2 2 Nery Brenes Costa Rica 0.151 45.53 Q
3 7 Karabo Sibanda Botswana 0.166 45.56 Q
4 1 Matteo Galvan Italy 0.154 46.07  
5 3 Raymond Kibet Kenya 0.234 46.15  
6 6 Mehboob Ali Pakistan 0.212 48.37  
7 8 Bachir Mahamat Chad 0.188 48.59  
5 Anas Beshr Egypt 0.141 DQ R163.3a
Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 7 Wayde van Niekerk South Africa 0.147 45.26 Q
2 2 Luguelín Santos Dominican Republic 0.148 45.61 Q
3 8 Javon Francis Jamaica 0.172 45.88 Q
4 6 Jonathan Borlée Belgium 0.162 46.01  
5 3 Alphas Kishoyian Kenya 0.147 46.74  
6 5 Brandon Valentine-Parris Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.144 47.62  
4 Alonzo Russell Bahamas 0.159 DQ R163.3a
Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 5 Lalonde Gordon Trinidad and Tobago 0.153 45.24 Q
2 4 Luka Janežič Slovenia 0.148 45.33 Q
3 6 Baboloki Thebe Botswana 0.155 45.41 Q
4 1 Chris Brown Bahamas 0.147 45.56 SB
5 2 Martyn Rooney Great Britain 0.154 45.60  
6 7 Julian Jrummi Walsh Japan 0.149 46.37  
7 8 Gustavo Cuesta Dominican Republic 0.143 46.92  
8 3 James Chiengjiek Refugee Olympic Team 0.213 52.89  
Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 8 LaShawn Merritt United States 0.235 45.28 Q
2 3 Abdelalelah Haroun Qatar 0.190 45.76 Q
3 6 Isaac Makwala Botswana 0.242 45.91 Q
4 2 Vitaliy Butrym Ukraine 0.166 45.92  
5 4 Donald Blair-Sanford Israel 0.163 46.06  
6 5 Deon Lendore Trinidad and Tobago 0.201 46.15  
7 7 Hederson Estefani Brazil 0.234 46.68  
Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 6 Kirani James Grenada 0.156 44.93 Q
2 5 Rusheen McDonald Jamaica 0.179 45.22 Q, SB
3 2 Matthew Hudson-Smith Great Britain 0.142 45.26 Q
4 3 David Verburg United States 0.167 45.48 q
5 7 Winston George Guyana 0.186 45.77  
6 8 Diego Palomeque Colombia 0.159 46.48  
4 Abbas Abubakar Abbas Bahrain 0.192 DQ R163.3a
Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 7 Ali Khamis Bahrain 0.161 45.12 Q
2 1 Steven Gardiner Bahamas 0.149 45.24 Q
3 8 Liemarvin Bonevacia Netherlands 0.142 45.49 Q
4 5 Rafał Omelko Poland 0.177 45.54 q
5 4 Pavel Maslák Czech Republic 0.183 45.54 q
6 6 Mohammad Anas India 0.158 45.95  
7 2 Orukpe Erayokan Nigeria 0.180 47.42 SB
8 3 Yuzo Kanemaru Japan 0.144 48.38  
Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 4 Kirani James Grenada 0.144 44.02 Q, SB
2 6 LaShawn Merritt United States 0.271 44.21 Q
3 2 Karabo Sibanda Botswana 0.174 44.47 q, PB
4 7 Luguelín Santos Dominican Republic 0.155 44.71 SB
5 1 Javon Francis Jamaica 0.170 44.96  
6 5 Nery Brenes Costa Rica 0.181 45.02  
7 8 Liemarvin Bonevacia Netherlands 0.166 45.03 SB
8 3 Lalonde Gordon Trinidad and Tobago 0.157 45.13  
Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 5 Machel Cedenio Trinidad and Tobago 0.243 44.39 Q
2 3 Wayde van Niekerk South Africa 0.156 44.45 Q
3 2 Pavel Maslák Czech Republic 0.185 45.06 SB
4 6 Luka Janežič Slovenia 0.154 45.07 NR
5 1 David Verburg United States 0.159 45.61  
6 4 Rusheen McDonald Jamaica 0.182 46.12  
7 7 Abdelalelah Haroun Qatar 0.173 46.66  
8 Baboloki Thebe Botswana N/A N/A DNS
Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1 6 Bralon Taplin Grenada 0.171 44.44 Q
2 8 Matthew Hudson-Smith Great Britain 0.143 44.48 Q, PB
3 3 Ali Khamis Bahrain 0.145 44.49 q, NR
4 4 Gil Roberts United States 0.151 44.65 SB
5 5 Steven Gardiner Bahamas 0.156 44.72  
6 7 Yoandys Lescay Cuba 0.216 45.00 PB
7 2 Rafał Omelko Poland 0.164 45.28  
8 1 Isaac Makwala Botswana 0.173 46.60  

Final

Rank Lane Name Nationality Reaction Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 8 Wayde van Niekerk South Africa 0.181 43.03 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 6 Kirani James Grenada 0.134 43.76 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5 LaShawn Merritt United States 0.204 43.85 SB
4 3 Machel Cedenio Trinidad and Tobago 0.203 44.01 NR
5 1 Karabo Sibanda Botswana 0.164 44.25 PB
6 2 Ali Khamis Bahrain 0.148 44.36 NR
7 4 Bralon Taplin Grenada 0.181 44.45  
8 7 Matthew Hudson-Smith Great Britain 0.138 44.61  
 

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