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400 metres Hurdles, Men

Date29 July – 1 August 1996
StatusOlympic
LocationCentennial Olympic Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Participants55 from 35 countries

The last two World Championships had been won by Americans – 1995 by Derrick Adkins and 1993 by the 1992 Olympic champion, Kevin Young. Both years the runner-up had been Zambia’s Samuel Matete. Matete had been the 1991 World Champion and was favored at the 1992 Olympics, but a hamstring problem kept him from the final. He was favored in Atlanta, having run the best times earlier in the year, and having beaten Adkins in four of five races in 1996. Adkins and Matete moved into the lead in the final at the seventh hurdle, but Adkins took the lead going in to the straight and held on for the gold medal, Matete getting silver.

PosNrAthleteNOCR1SFFinal
12327Derrick AdkinsUSA48.46 (1 h7)47.76 (1 h1)47.54 (1)Gold
22448Samuel MateteZAM48.21 (1 h3)48.28 (3 h2)47.78 (2)Silver
32346Calvin DavisUSA48.94 (1 h6)47.91 (1 h2)47.96 (3)Bronze
42254Sven NylanderSWE49.54 (2 h6)48.21 (2 h1)47.98 (4)
51059Rohan RobinsonAUS48.89 (2 h3)48.28 (4 h2)48.30 (5)
61715Fabrizio MoriITA48.90 (2 h1)48.43 (3 h1)48.41 (6)
71178Éverson TeixeiraBRA48.52 (2 h7)48.28 (2 h2)48.57 (7)
81157Eronildes AraújoBRA48.52 (1 h2)48.45 (4 h1)48.78 (8)
5 h1 r2/31652Dusán KovácsHUN49.23 (2 h4)48.57 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/31740Neil GardnerJAM48.59 (4 h7)48.30 (5 h2)
6 h1 r2/32453Ken HarndenZIM48.54 (3 h7)48.61 (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/31717Laurent OttozITA48.92 (2 h2)48.52 (6 h2)
7 h1 r2/31506Jon RidgeonGBR49.31 (1 h5)49.43 (7 h1)
7 h2 r2/32179Ibou FayeSEN48.84 (1 h1)48.84 (7 h2)
8 h1 r2/32334Bryan BronsonUSA49.06 (1 h4)50.32 (8 h1)
8 h2 r2/31106Marc DollendorfBEL49.49 (2 h5)48.91 (8 h2)
3 h1 r1/31775Kazuhiko YamazakiJPN49.07 (3 h1)
3 h2 r1/32079Carlos SilvaPOR49.09 (3 h2)
3 h3 r1/31798Erick KeterKEN49.03 (3 h3)
3 h4 r1/32048Paweł JanuszewskiPOL49.63 (3 h4)
3 h5 r1/32146Ruslan MashchenkoRUS49.94 (3 h5)
3 h6 r1/31722Ashraf SaberITA49.71 (3 h6)
4 h1 r1/31748Dinsdale MorganJAM49.16 (4 h1)
4 h2 r1/32093Mubarak Sultan Al-Nubi FarajQAT49.27 (4 h2)
4 h3 r1/31923Vadim ZadoinovMDA49.73 (4 h3)
4 h4 r1/31762Hideaki KawamuraJPN49.88 (4 h4)
4 h5 r1/31867Egīls TēbelisLAT50.73 (4 h5)
4 h6 r1/31791Gideon BiwottKEN49.74 (4 h6)
5 h1 r1/31981Kenny AladefaNGR49.60 (5 h1)
5 h2 r1/32202Miro KocuvanSLO49.66 (5 h2)
5 h3 r1/31851Hadi Soua'an Al-SomailyKSA49.94 (5 h3)
5 h4 r1/32454Julius MasvaniseZIM50.16 (5 h4)
5 h5 r1/32084Domingo CorderoPUR51.20 (5 h5)
5 h6 r1/31676Tom McGuirkIRL50.76 (5 h6)
5 h7 r1/31761Shunji KarubeJPN48.96 (5 h7)
6 h1 r1/31478Peter CramptonGBR49.78 (6 h1)
6 h2 r1/31105Jean-Paul BruwierBEL49.69 (6 h2)
6 h3 r1/32182Hamidou M'BayeSEN50.30 (6 h3)
6 h4 r1/32238Jozef KucejSVK50.31 (6 h4)
6 h5 r1/32230Marcel SchelbertSUI51.20 (6 h5)
6 h6 r1/31176Cléverson da SilvaBRA51.23 (6 h6)
6 h7 r1/31491Gary JenningsGBR50.41 (6 h7)
7 h1 r1/31948Gilbert HashanMRI49.94 (7 h1)
7 h2 r1/31801Barnabas KinyorKEN49.82 (7 h2)
7 h3 r1/32112Llewellyn HerbertRSA51.13 (7 h3)
7 h4 r1/31628Amadou Sy SavanéGUI50.90 (7 h4)
7 h5 r1/32028Curt YoungPAN55.20 (7 h5)
7 h6 r1/31370Óscar PitillasESP51.35 (7 h6)
7 h7 r1/31361Íñigo MonrealESP52.23 (7 h7)
8 h1 r1/31376Salvador VilaESP50.55 (8 h1)
8 h2 r1/32480Mugur MateescuROU49.97 (8 h2)
8 h4 r1/31048Simon HollingsworthAUS52.16 (8 h4)
8 h6 r1/31631Lancelot GittensGUY54.79 (8 h6)
8 h7 r1/32043Ivan WakitPNG53.42 (8 h7)
AC h5 r1/31742Winthrop GrahamJAM– (AC h5)

Round One (29 July 1996)

Top two in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One (11:45)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17Ibou FayeSEN48.840.370Q
28Fabrizio MoriITA48.900.356Q
35Kazuhiko YamazakiJPN49.070.307
46Dinsdale MorganJAM49.160.256
54Kenny AladefaNGR49.600.282
63Peter CramptonGBR49.780.230
71Gilbert HashanMRI49.940.221
82Salvador VilaESP50.550.243

Heat Two (11:50)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
12Eronildes AraújoBRA48.520.195Q
21Laurent OttozITA48.920.179Q
37Carlos SilvaPOR49.090.318
43Mubarak Sultan Al-Nubi FarajQAT49.270.246
54Miro KocuvanSLO49.660.268
68Jean-Paul BruwierBEL49.690.415
75Barnabas KinyorKEN49.820.340
86Mugur MateescuROU49.970.298

Heat Three (11:55)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Samuel MateteZAM48.210.291Q
22Rohan RobinsonAUS48.890.203Q
33Erick KeterKEN49.030.222
46Vadim ZadoinovMDA49.730.197
57Hadi Soua'an Al-SomailyKSA49.940.601
68Hamidou M'BayeSEN50.300.258
74Llewellyn HerbertRSA51.130.269

Heat Four (12:00)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15Bryan BronsonUSA49.060.301Q
26Dusán KovácsHUN49.230.340Q
33Paweł JanuszewskiPOL49.630.253
44Hideaki KawamuraJPN49.880.282
58Julius MasvaniseZIM50.160.360
62Jozef KucejSVK50.310.211
71Amadou Sy SavanéGUI50.900.198
87Simon HollingsworthAUS52.160.399

Heat Five (12:05)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
11Jon RidgeonGBR49.310.163Q
28Marc DollendorfBEL49.490.285Q
33Ruslan MashchenkoRUS49.940.266
45Egīls TēbelisLAT50.730.344
56Domingo CorderoPUR51.200.322
64Marcel SchelbertSUI51.200.263
72Curt YoungPAN55.200.192
AC7Winthrop GrahamJAM0.306DNF

Heat Six (12:10)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
12Calvin DavisUSA48.940.186Q
28Sven NylanderSWE49.540.263Q
36Ashraf SaberITA49.710.396
45Gideon BiwottKEN49.740.347
51Tom McGuirkIRL50.760.204
67Cléverson da SilvaBRA51.230.342
74Óscar PitillasESP51.350.263
83Lancelot GittensGUY54.790.280

Heat Seven (12:15)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Derrick AdkinsUSA48.460.305Q
28Éverson TeixeiraBRA48.520.325Q
33Ken HarndenZIM48.540.294q
47Neil GardnerJAM48.590.311q
51Shunji KarubeJPN48.960.238
64Gary JenningsGBR50.410.262
72Íñigo MonrealESP52.230.257
85Ivan WakitPNG53.420.280

Semi-Finals (31 July 1996)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One (19:15)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Derrick AdkinsUSA47.760.195Q
21Sven NylanderSWE48.210.184Q
32Fabrizio MoriITA48.430.187Q
46Eronildes AraújoBRA48.450.288Q
58Dusán KovácsHUN48.570.300
67Ken HarndenZIM48.610.331
74Jon RidgeonGBR49.430.225
85Bryan BronsonUSA50.320.287

Heat Two (19:20)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
13Calvin DavisUSA47.910.224Q
24Éverson TeixeiraBRA48.280.209Q
36Samuel MateteZAM48.280.276Q
47Rohan RobinsonAUS48.280.285Q
51Neil GardnerJAM48.300.180
62Laurent OttozITA48.520.172
75Ibou FayeSEN48.840.345
88Marc DollendorfBEL48.910.281

Final (1 August 1996 — 20:25)

PosLaneAthleteNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
16Derrick AdkinsUSA47.540.294
21Samuel MateteZAM47.780.184
35Calvin DavisUSA47.960.267
44Sven NylanderSWE47.980.225
58Rohan RobinsonAUS48.300.283
67Fabrizio MoriITA48.410.192
73Éverson TeixeiraBRA48.570.201
82Eronildes AraújoBRA48.780.199