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110 metres Hurdles, Men

Date5 – 6 August 1984
LocationLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Participants26 from 17 countries

The Soviet boycott cost the field only one top hurdler, Thomas Munkelt (GDR), the 1980 gold medalist and European Champion in 1978 and 1982. But it is unlikely he would have been a factor for the gold medal. The favorite was 1983 World Champion Greg Foster. The best hurdler since 1980 had been Renaldo Nehemiah, world record holder with 12.98 set in 1981, but he had turned to professional football and was not eligible to compete. Foster ran 13.24 in the heats to equal the Olympic record but that mark was tied in the semi-final by American Roger Kingdom. In the final, Foster took the lead by the second hurdle, but Kingdom pulled even at the eighth hurdle, and won the gold medal by inches.

1912Roger KingdomUSA13.53 (1 h3)13.24 (1 h1)13.20 (1)GoldOR
2898Greg FosterUSA13.24 (1 h4)13.24 (1 h2)13.23 (2)Silver
3251Arto BryggareFIN13.35 (1 h1)13.52 (3 h2)13.40 (3)Bronze
4132Mark McKoyCAN13.58 (2 h1)13.30 (2 h2)13.45 (4)
5890Tonie CampbellUSA13.53 (1 h2)13.56 (2 h1)13.55 (5)
6277Stéphane CaristanFRA13.45 (2 h4)13.62 (3 h1)13.71 (6)
7239Carlos SalaESP14.02 (2 h2)13.85 (4 h2)13.80 (7)
8119Jeff GlassCAN14.07 (4 h2)13.88 (4 h1)14.15 (8)
5 h1 r2/3234Javier MorachoESP14.05 (2 h3)13.89 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/3368Wilbert GreavesGBR14.04 (3 h2)13.86 (5 h2)
6 h1 r2/3848Wu Chin-JingTPE13.91 (3 h4)14.21 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/3503Daniele FontecchioITA13.75 (3 h1)13.86 (6 h2)
7 h1 r2/3172Yu ZhichengCHN14.20 (4 h1)14.26 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/341Don WrightAUS14.00 (4 h4)13.93 (7 h2)
8 h2 r2/3166Li JieqiangCHN14.29 (4 h3)14.15 (8 h2)
AC h1 r2/3400Nigel WalkerGBR14.07 (3 h3)– (AC h1)
5 h1 r1/35Mohamed Ryad Ben HaddadALG14.44 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/3278Franck ChevallierFRA14.32 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/3610Naji MubarakKUW14.56 (5 h3)
5 h4 r1/3976Modesto CastilloDOM14.05 (5 h4)
6 h1 r1/3709Nicolás ChaparroPAR15.51 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/3213Hisham Mohamed MekinEGY14.67 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/3142Eric SpenceCAN14.93 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/3865Mohamed Helal AliUAE15.75 (6 h4)
AC h1 r1/3372Mark HoltomGBR– (AC h1)
AC h4 r1/3746William FongSAM– (AC h4)

Round One (5 August 1984 — 16:25)

Top four in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

Wind2.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
12Arto BryggareFIN13.35Q
23Mark McKoyCAN13.58Q
35Daniele FontecchioITA13.75Q
46Yu ZhichengCHN14.20Q
54Mohamed Ryad Ben HaddadALG14.44
67Nicolás ChaparroPAR15.51
AC1Mark HoltomGBRDQ

Heat Two

Wind-0.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
15Tonie CampbellUSA13.53Q
24Carlos SalaESP14.02Q
33Wilbert GreavesGBR14.04Q
41Jeff GlassCAN14.07Q
56Franck ChevallierFRA14.32
62Hisham Mohamed MekinEGY14.67

Heat Three

Wind-0.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
11Roger KingdomUSA13.53Q
23Javier MorachoESP14.05Q
34Nigel WalkerGBR14.07Q
42Li JieqiangCHN14.29Q
56Naji MubarakKUW14.56
65Eric SpenceCAN14.93

Heat Four

Wind1.7 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
13Greg FosterUSA13.24Q=OR
26Stéphane CaristanFRA13.45Q
37Wu Chin-JingTPE13.91Q
44Don WrightAUS14.00Q
51Modesto CastilloDOM14.05
65Mohamed Helal AliUAE15.75
AC2William FongSAMDNF

Semi-Finals (6 August 1984 — 16:00)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

Wind0.7 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
11Roger KingdomUSA13.24Q=OR
25Tonie CampbellUSA13.56Q
38Stéphane CaristanFRA13.62Q
47Jeff GlassCAN13.88Q
56Javier MorachoESP13.89
63Wu Chin-JingTPE14.21
72Yu ZhichengCHN14.26
AC4Nigel WalkerGBRDNF

Heat Two

Wind-1.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)
14Greg FosterUSA13.24Q=OR
28Mark McKoyCAN13.30Q
35Arto BryggareFIN13.52Q
41Carlos SalaESP13.85Q
56Wilbert GreavesGBR13.86
62Daniele FontecchioITA13.86
73Don WrightAUS13.93
87Li JieqiangCHN14.15

Final (6 August 1984 — 18:05)

Wind-0.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
18Roger KingdomUSA13.200.137OR
21Greg FosterUSA13.230.150
32Arto BryggareFIN13.400.136
43Mark McKoyCAN13.450.149
57Tonie CampbellUSA13.550.144
66Stéphane CaristanFRA13.710.184
74Carlos SalaESP13.800.159
85Jeff GlassCAN14.150.170