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110 metres Hurdles, Men

Date28 – 29 July 1996
StatusOlympic
LocationCentennial Olympic Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Participants62 from 39 countries
Olympic Record 12.98 / Roger Kingdom USA / 26 September 1988

The 1995 World Champion was Allen Johnson (USA), while the 1993 World Championships gold medalist was 1988 Olympic silver medalist, Colin Jackson (GBR). Jackson had also won the European and Commonwealth titles in 1990 and 1994. The two were considered co-favorites in Atlanta. But the final was not close. Johnson pulled clear at the fourth hurdle and won easily over American Mark Crear, while Jackson finished out of the medals in fourth place.

PosNrAthleteNOCR1QFSFFinal
12368Allen JohnsonUSA13.66 (1 h5)13.27 (1 h4)13.10 (1 h1)12.95 (1)GoldOR
22344Mark CrearUSA13.44 (1 h3)13.14 (1 h2)13.22 (3 h2)13.09 (2)Silver
31573Florian SchwarthoffGER13.39 (1 h2)13.27 (2 h2)13.13 (1 h2)13.17 (3)Bronze
41489Colin JacksonGBR13.36 (1 h4)13.33 (1 h3)13.17 (2 h1)13.19 (4)
51290Emilio ValleCUB13.35 (2 h7)13.29 (2 h4)13.18 (3 h1)13.20 (5)
62400Eugene SwiftUSA13.36 (1 h8)13.37 (1 h1)13.21 (2 h2)13.23 (6)
71064Kyle Vander-KuypAUS13.32 (1 h7)13.49 (3 h4)13.38 (4 h1)13.40 (7)
81267Erick BatteCUB13.47 (2 h2)13.46 (3 h3)13.26 (4 h2)13.43 (8)
5 h1 r3/42053Krzysztof MehlichPOL13.81 (2 h5)13.51 (4 h4)13.55 (5 h1)
5 h2 r3/41430Vincent ClaricoFRA13.52 (2 h6)13.57 (4 h1)13.43 (5 h2)
6 h1 r3/42102Gheorghe BoroiROU13.66 (4 h3)13.56 (4 h3)13.57 (6 h1)
6 h2 r3/41738Robert FosterJAM13.58 (3 h8)13.51 (2 h1)13.49 (6 h2)
7 h1 r3/41112Sven PietersBEL13.56 (3 h3)13.36 (2 h3)13.59 (7 h1)
7 h2 r3/41861Igors KazanovsLAT13.74 (4 h7)13.42 (3 h2)14.13 (7 h2)
8 h1 r3/41554Eric KaiserGER13.64 (2 h4)– (AC h1)13.59 (8 h1)
9 h1 r3/41229Li TongCHN13.57 (2 h8)13.43 (4 h2)13.60 (9 h1)
AC h2 r3/41109Johan LisabethBEL13.72 (4 h2)13.53 (3 h1)– (AC h2)
5 h1 r2/41864Guntis PedersLAT13.72 (3 h4)13.59 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/41671T. J. KearnsIRL13.67 (3 h6)13.55 (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/41073Mark McKoyAUT13.70 (2 h1)13.64 (5 h3)
5 h4 r2/41641Levente CsillagHUN13.64 (4 h8)13.61 (5 h4)
6 h1 r2/41150Pedro ChiamuleraBRA13.70 (4 h6)13.77 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/41271Anier GarcíaCUB13.56 (2 h3)13.58 (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/41542Claude EdorhGER13.74 (4 h1)13.64 (6 h3)
6 h4 r2/41513Andy TullochGBR13.56 (3 h2)13.68 (6 h4)
7 h2 r2/41111Jonathan N'SengaBEL13.61 (3 h7)13.63 (7 h2)
7 h3 r2/42237Igor KováčSVK13.62 (1 h1)13.70 (7 h3)
7 h4 r2/41160Walmes de SouzaBRA13.82 (3 h5)14.12 (7 h4)
8 h2 r2/41449Émmanuel RomaryFRA13.68 (5 h8)13.81 (8 h2)
8 h3 r2/42138Andrey KislykhRUS13.74 (3 h1)13.74 (8 h3)
8 h4 r2/41204Tim KroekerCAN13.74 (5 h7)14.14 (8 h4)
AC h1 r2/41490Tony JarrettGBR13.47 (1 h6)– (AC h1)
4 h4 r1/41591Frank BoatengGHA13.87 (4 h4)
4 h5 r1/41601Stelios BismbasGRE13.85 (4 h5)
5 h1 r1/41225Chen YanhaoCHN13.76 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/42246Claes AlbihnSWE13.79 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/41171Emerson PerínBRA13.76 (5 h3)
5 h4 r1/41987William EreseNGR13.98 (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/41405Antti HaapakoskiFIN13.90 (5 h5)
5 h6 r1/42152Yevgeny PechonkinRUS13.86 (5 h6)
6 h1 r1/41301Tomáš DvořákCZE13.78 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/41997Moses OyikiNGR14.04 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/41637Wagner MarseilleHAI13.95 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/41402Joe NaivaluFIJ14.23 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/41340Miguel de los SantosESP14.01 (6 h5)
6 h6 r1/41072Elmar LichteneggerAUT14.03 (6 h6)
6 h7 r1/41345Jesús FontESP13.90 (6 h7)
6 h8 r1/41372Carlos SalaESP13.94 (6 h8)
7 h1 r1/42087Mickey SotoPUR13.94 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/41666Seán CahillIRL14.28 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/41075Herwig RöttlAUT14.08 (7 h3)
7 h5 r1/41979Steve AdegbiteNGR14.06 (7 h5)
7 h6 r1/41293Prodromos KatsantonisCYP14.34 (7 h6)
7 h7 r1/42212Mahesh PereraSRI14.24 (7 h7)
7 h8 r1/41824Yeniya ShorokhovKGZ14.29 (7 h8)
8 h1 r1/41950Judex LefouMRI14.69 (8 h1)
8 h2 r1/42408Yury AristovUZB15.04 (8 h2)
8 h3 r1/41179Fawaz Ismail JoharBRN14.32 (8 h3)
8 h6 r1/41216Hakim MazouCGO14.52 (8 h6)
8 h7 r1/42033José RiescoPER14.29 (8 h7)
8 h8 r1/41634Paul TuckerGUY14.65 (8 h8)
AC h5 r1/41258Henry AndradeCPV– (AC h5)
DNS1917Nur Herman MajidMAS– (DNS h4)
DNS2028Curt YoungPAN– (DNS h4)

Round One (28 July 1996)

Top three in each heat and next eight fastest advanced to the quarter-finals.

Heat One (10:45)

Wind-0.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Igor KováčSVK13.620.175Q
28Mark McKoyAUT13.700.152Q
31Andrey KislykhRUS13.740.150Q
46Claude EdorhGER13.740.177q1
53Chen YanhaoCHN13.760.156
64Tomáš DvořákCZE13.780.146
72Mickey SotoPUR13.940.178
87Judex LefouMRI14.690.220

Heat Two (10:50)

Wind0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Florian SchwarthoffGER13.390.210Q
28Erick BatteCUB13.470.222Q
33Andy TullochGBR13.560.160Q
45Johan LisabethBEL13.720.166q
52Claes AlbihnSWE13.790.152
61Moses OyikiNGR14.040.148
74Seán CahillIRL14.280.144
86Yury AristovUZB15.040.200

Heat Three (10:55)

Wind1.0 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
11Mark CrearUSA13.440.221Q
26Anier GarcíaCUB13.560.159Q
38Sven PietersBEL13.560.164Q2
43Gheorghe BoroiROU13.660.128q
55Emerson PerínBRA13.760.181
62Wagner MarseilleHAI13.950.157
77Herwig RöttlAUT14.080.1663
84Fawaz Ismail JoharBRN14.320.1674

Heat Four (11:00)

Wind-0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
18Colin JacksonGBR13.360.140Q
25Eric KaiserGER13.640.178Q
33Guntis PedersLAT13.720.143Q
44Frank BoatengGHA13.870.211
57William EreseNGR13.980.1715
66Joe NaivaluFIJ14.230.156
DNS2Nur Herman MajidMAS
DNS1Curt YoungPAN

Heat Five (11:05)

Wind0.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Allen JohnsonUSA13.660.172Q
24Krzysztof MehlichPOL13.810.200Q
33Walmes de SouzaBRA13.820.192Q
48Stelios BismbasGRE13.850.182
55Antti HaapakoskiFIN13.900.152
67Miguel de los SantosESP14.010.161
71Steve AdegbiteNGR14.060.161
AC2Henry AndradeCPV0.178DNF

Heat Six (11:10)

Wind0.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Tony JarrettGBR13.470.149Q
21Vincent ClaricoFRA13.520.177Q
38T. J. KearnsIRL13.670.169Q
46Pedro ChiamuleraBRA13.700.160q
55Yevgeny PechonkinRUS13.860.150
62Elmar LichteneggerAUT14.030.184
74Prodromos KatsantonisCYP14.340.176
83Hakim MazouCGO14.520.1936

Heat Seven (11:15)

Wind2.3 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Kyle Vander-KuypAUS13.320.156Q
28Emilio ValleCUB13.350.183Q
36Jonathan N'SengaBEL13.610.169Q7
44Igors KazanovsLAT13.740.145q8
52Tim KroekerCAN13.740.188q
67Jesús FontESP13.900.172
73Mahesh PereraSRI14.240.201
81José RiescoPER14.290.168

Heat Eight (11:20)

Wind2.8 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
12Eugene SwiftUSA13.360.161Q
23Li TongCHN13.570.156Q
36Robert FosterJAM13.580.169Q
47Levente CsillagHUN13.640.185q9
55Émmanuel RomaryFRA13.680.161q
64Carlos SalaESP13.940.153
78Yeniya ShorokhovKGZ14.290.179
81Paul TuckerGUY14.650.184

Quarter-Finals (28 July 1996)

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

Heat One (18:30)

Wind1.2 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Eugene SwiftUSA13.370.155Q
27Robert FosterJAM13.510.156Q
38Johan LisabethBEL13.530.156Q
45Vincent ClaricoFRA13.570.167Q
52Guntis PedersLAT13.590.151
61Pedro ChiamuleraBRA13.770.176
AC3Eric KaiserGER0.149QCDNF10
AC4Tony JarrettGBR0.139DQ11

Heat Two (18:35)

Wind1.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Mark CrearUSA13.140.127Q
24Florian SchwarthoffGER13.270.165Q
31Igors KazanovsLAT13.420.139Q
46Li TongCHN13.430.180Q
52T. J. KearnsIRL13.550.119
63Anier GarcíaCUB13.580.164
78Jonathan N'SengaBEL13.630.176
87Émmanuel RomaryFRA13.810.173

Heat Three (18:40)

Wind1.4 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Colin JacksonGBR13.330.126Q
28Sven PietersBEL13.360.160Q
34Erick BatteCUB13.460.208Q
42Gheorghe BoroiROU13.560.149Q
56Mark McKoyAUT13.640.166
61Claude EdorhGER13.640.170
75Igor KováčSVK13.700.19012
87Andrey KislykhRUS13.740.145

Heat Four (18:45)

Wind0.1 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Allen JohnsonUSA13.270.173Q
25Emilio ValleCUB13.290.198Q
34Kyle Vander-KuypAUS13.490.152Q
46Krzysztof MehlichPOL13.510.183Q
58Levente CsillagHUN13.610.147
62Andy TullochGBR13.680.169
71Walmes de SouzaBRA14.120.214
87Tim KroekerCAN14.140.168

Semi-Finals (29 July 1996)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One (18:20)

Wind0.5 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Allen JohnsonUSA13.100.194Q
26Colin JacksonGBR13.170.139Q
34Emilio ValleCUB13.180.198Q
47Kyle Vander-KuypAUS13.380.156Q
58Krzysztof MehlichPOL13.550.189
61Gheorghe BoroiROU13.570.137
73Sven PietersBEL13.590.136
89Eric KaiserGER13.590.168
92Li TongCHN13.600.143

Heat Two (18:26)

Wind1.7 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Florian SchwarthoffGER13.130.156Q
24Eugene SwiftUSA13.210.158Q
33Mark CrearUSA13.220.194Q
48Erick BatteCUB13.260.168Q
52Vincent ClaricoFRA13.430.173
65Robert FosterJAM13.490.182
71Igors KazanovsLAT14.130.172
AC7Johan LisabethBEL0.155DNF

Final (29 July 1996 — 20:50)

Wind0.6 m/s
PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Allen JohnsonUSA12.950.170OR
28Mark CrearUSA13.090.124
33Florian SchwarthoffGER13.170.164
45Colin JacksonGBR13.190.133
57Emilio ValleCUB13.200.179
64Eugene SwiftUSA13.230.151
72Kyle Vander-KuypAUS13.400.160
81Erick BatteCUB13.430.160