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110 metres Hurdles, Men

Date3 – 5 August 2021
LocationJapan National Stadium, Kasumigaoka, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Participants40 from 28 countries

The United States’ Grant Holloway was a heavy favorite in the men’s high hurdles. The 2019 World Champion, he had the only sub-13 second time in 2021 and had won the US Olympic Trials with a time just off the world record. His biggest challenger was expected to be Russian Sergey Shubenkov, running for the Russian Olympic Committee team, but he tweaked his Achilles’ tendon warming up for the event and could not start.

The heats only solidified Holloway’s favorite status as he ran 13.02 to win his first-round heat, the fastest ever heat time. Two of the semi-finals were won by Jamaica’s Daniel Levy and American Devon Allen, with Holloway winning the third.

The final was run on a very hot morning and Holloway took off, leading through six hurdles. He then had two overly high clearances and was suddenly challenged by Jamaican Hansle Parchment, who was on nobody’s form chart coming into Tokyo. Holloway still led after nine hurdles, but Parchment had a perfect clearance over the final hurdle and outleaned Holloway for the gold medal, as Levy took the bronze medal.

Parchment had been the bronze medalist in 2012 at London, and won silver at the 2015 World Championships, but had few top results to speak of since that time. He was also fortunate to even make it to the final. Parchment took the wrong bus on the morning of the final and it took him to the wrong venue. He needed to take a taxi to the athletics stadium but had no money on him. An Olympic volunteer, named Tijana Kawashima, loaned him the money for the taxi ride and he made it to the stadium in time to win gold.

The next day, Parchment tracked down Kawashima, re-paid her, showed her his gold medal, and gave her a Jamaican tee-shirt. The Jamaican government also later invited Kawashima and a guest to visit Jamaica for an all-expense paid full week vacation.

12617Hansle ParchmentJAM13.23 (2 h3)13.23 (2 h3)13.04 (1)Gold
23934Grant HollowayUSA13.02 (1 h3)13.13 (1 h3)13.09 (2)Silver
32597Ronald LevyJAM13.17 (1 h1)13.23 (1 h1)13.10 (3)Bronze
43901Devon AllenUSA13.21 (1 h5)13.18 (1 h2)13.14 (4)
51965Pascal Martinot-LagardeFRA13.37 (2 h5)13.25 (2 h1)13.16 (5)
61800Asier MartínezESP13.32 (1 h2)13.27 (3 h1)13.22 (6)
72062Andy PozziGBR13.50 (4 h1)13.32 (4 h1)13.30 (7)
81964Aurel MangaFRA13.24 (1 h4)13.24 (2 h2)13.38 (8)
3 h2 r2/32635Damion ThomasJAM13.54 (3 h2)13.39 (3 h2)
3 h3 r2/32696Shunsuke IzumiyaJPN13.28 (2 h4)13.35 (3 h3)
4 h2 r2/32417Paolo Dal MolinITA13.44 (4 h5)13.40 (4 h2)
4 h3 r2/32277Valdó SzűcsHUN13.50 (3 h1)13.40 (4 h3)
5 h1 r2/33963Daniel RobertsUSA13.41 (2 h2)13.33 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/33521Jason JosephSUI13.31 (2 h1)13.46 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/31507Xie WenjunCHN13.51 (4 h4)13.58 (5 h3)
6 h1 r2/33189Damian CzykierPOL13.61 (4 h3)13.63 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/33603Chen Kuei-RuTPE13.53 (5 h4)13.57 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/31311Rafael PereiraBRA13.46 (3 h4)13.62 (6 h3)
7 h1 r2/31086Nicholas HoughAUS13.57 (3 h3)13.88 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/31906Elmo LakkaFIN13.48 (5 h5)13.67 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/32054David KingGBR13.55 (6 h4)13.67 (7 h3)
8 h1 r2/31313Gabriel ConstantinoBRA13.55 (5 h1)13.89 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/32697Taio KanaiJPN13.41 (3 h5)26.11 (8 h2)
8 h3 r2/31608Milan TrajkovicCYP13.59 (4 h2)14.01 (8 h3)
5 h2 r1/31253Vitali ParakhonkaBLR13.61 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/32182Gregor TraberGER13.65 (5 h3)
6 h1 r1/31200Michael ObasuyiBEL13.65 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/31152Shane BrathwaiteBAR13.64 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/32715Shunya TakayamaJPN13.98 (6 h3)
6 h5 r1/33396Antonio AlkanaRSA13.55 (6 h5)
7 h1 r1/33456Louis-François MendySEN13.84 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/32829Yaqoub Al-YouhaKUW13.69 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/32971Jérémie LararaudeuseMRI14.03 (7 h3)
7 h4 r1/32379Eddie LovettISV14.17 (7 h4)
7 h5 r1/32220Kostas DouvalidisGRE13.63 (7 h5)
8 h2 r1/32423Hassane FofanaITA13.70 (8 h2)
8 h3 r1/31561Fadane HamadiCOM14.99 (8 h3)
8 h4 r1/32261Chan Chung WangHKG14.23 (8 h4)
8 h5 r1/31327Eduardo de DeusBRA13.78 (8 h5)
AC h1 r1/31943Wilhem BelocianFRA– (DQ h1)
DNS1808Orlando OrtegaESP– (DNS h4)
DNS3348Sergey ShubenkovROC– (DNS h3)

Round One

Date3 August 2021 — 19:10
FormatTop four in each heat and next four fastest advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat #1

Wind0.0 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction TimeTie-Breaking Time
14Ronald LevyJAM13.170.129Q
26Jason JosephSUI13.310.143Q
39Valdó SzűcsHUN13.500.13713.496Q
42Andy PozziGBR13.500.13513.500Q
55Gabriel ConstantinoBRA13.550.154q
68Michael ObasuyiBEL13.650.141
77Louis-François MendySEN13.840.169
DQ3Wilhem BelocianFRA[0.135]1

Heat #2

Wind-0.1 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
17Asier MartínezESP13.320.146Q
25Daniel RobertsUSA13.410.188Q
38Damion ThomasJAM13.540.142Q
42Milan TrajkovicCYP13.590.117Q
59Vitali ParakhonkaBLR13.610.133
64Shane BrathwaiteBAR13.640.151
73Yaqoub Al-YouhaKUW13.690.117
86Hassane FofanaITA13.700.161

Heat #3

Wind-0.1 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
19Grant HollowayUSA13.020.127Q
27Hansle ParchmentJAM13.230.155Q
33Nicholas HoughAUS13.570.162Q
45Damian CzykierPOL13.610.141Q
54Gregor TraberGER13.650.136
62Shunya TakayamaJPN13.980.153
71Jérémie LararaudeuseMRI14.030.132
88Fadane HamadiCOM14.990.189
DNS6Sergey ShubenkovROC

Heat #4

Wind-0.2 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
18Aurel MangaFRA13.240.154Q
26Shunsuke IzumiyaJPN13.280.122Q
34Rafael PereiraBRA13.460.145Q
42Xie WenjunCHN13.510.147Q
53Chen Kuei-RuTPE13.530.161q
61David KingGBR13.550.111q
79Eddie LovettISV14.170.132
87Chan Chung WangHKG14.230.149
DNS5Orlando OrtegaESP

Heat #5

Wind-0.1 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
15Devon AllenUSA13.210.146Q
23Pascal Martinot-LagardeFRA13.370.155Q
37Taio KanaiJPN13.410.148Q
48Paolo Dal MolinITA13.440.151Q
56Elmo LakkaFIN13.480.145q
64Antonio AlkanaRSA13.550.118
72Kostas DouvalidisGRE13.630.128
89Eduardo de DeusBRA13.780.163


Date4 August 2021 — 11:00
FormatTop two in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the final.

Heat #1

Wind+0.3 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
17Ronald LevyJAM13.230.154Q
24Pascal Martinot-LagardeFRA13.250.155Q
36Asier MartínezESP13.270.150q
48Andy PozziGBR13.320.148q
55Daniel RobertsUSA13.330.195
62Damian CzykierPOL13.630.152
79Nicholas HoughAUS13.880.163
83Gabriel ConstantinoBRA13.890.159

Heat #2

Wind+0.1 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
15Devon AllenUSA13.180.121Q
26Aurel MangaFRA13.240.151Q
38Damion ThomasJAM13.390.135
49Paolo Dal MolinITA13.400.133
54Jason JosephSUI13.460.135
62Chen Kuei-RuTPE13.570.146
73Elmo LakkaFIN13.670.139
87Taio KanaiJPN26.110.127

Heat #3

Wind-0.1 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
14Grant HollowayUSA13.130.130Q
26Hansle ParchmentJAM13.230.145Q
37Shunsuke IzumiyaJPN13.350.141
49Valdó SzűcsHUN13.400.140
58Xie WenjunCHN13.580.154
65Rafael PereiraBRA13.620.154
72David KingGBR13.670.141
83Milan TrajkovicCYP14.010.147


Date5 August 2021 — 11:55
Wind-0.5 m/s
PosLaneCompetitorNOCTime (Automatic)Reaction Time
17Hansle ParchmentJAM13.040.130
24Grant HollowayUSA13.090.136
35Ronald LevyJAM13.100.146
46Devon AllenUSA13.140.133
58Pascal Martinot-LagardeFRA13.160.120
62Asier MartínezESP13.220.155
73Andy PozziGBR13.300.140
89Aurel MangaFRA13.380.151