Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

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Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates23 September 1988 (heats)
24 September 1988 (semi-finals)
25 September 1988 (final)
Competitors38 from 28 nations
Winning time47.19 OR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Andre Phillips
 United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Amadou Dia Ba
 Senegal
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Edwin Moses
 United States
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The men's 400 metres hurdles at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entry list of 38 competitors, with five qualifying heats (38 runners) and two semifinals (16) before the final (8) took place on Sunday September 25, 1988.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Andre Phillips
 United States
Silver Amadou Dia Ba
 Senegal
Bronze Edwin Moses
 United States

Records[edit]

These were the standing World and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics.

World Record 47.02 United States Edwin Moses Koblenz (FRG) August 31, 1983
Olympic Record 47.64 United States Edwin Moses Montreal (CAN) July 25, 1976

The following Olympic record was set during this competition.

Date Event Athlete Time OR WR
September 25, 1988 Final  Andre Phillips (USA) 47.19s OR

Final[edit]

RANK FINAL TIME LANE
Med 1.png  Andre Phillips (USA) 47.19 (OR) 6
Med 2.png  Amadou Dia Ba (SEN) 47.23 (NR) 5
Med 3.png  Edwin Moses (USA) 47.56 3
4.  Kevin Young (USA) 47.94 2
5.  Winthrop Graham (JAM) 48.04 4
6.  Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 48.69 7
7.  Harald Schmid (FRG) 48.76 1
8.  Edgar Itt (FRG) 48.78 8

Semi finals[edit]

  • Held on Saturday September 24, 1988
RANK HEAT 1 TIME LANE
1.  Edwin Moses (USA) 47.89 3
2.  Kevin Young (USA) 48.56 5
3.  Harald Schmid (FRG) 48.93 1
4.  Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 49.22 6
5.  Joseph Maritim (KEN) 49.50 4
6.  José Alonso (ESP) 49.57 8
7.  Klaus Ehrle (AUT) 51.04 2
8.  John Graham (CAN) 51.33 7


RANK HEAT 2 TIME LANE
1.  Andre Phillips (USA) 48.19 5
2.  Winthrop Graham (JAM) 48.37 6
3.  Amadou Dia Ba (SEN) 48.48 4
4.  Edgar Itt (FRG) 48.86 2
5.  Toma Tomov (BUL) 48.90 3
6.  Simon Kitur (KEN) 49.74 1
7.  Alain Cuypers (BEL) 49.75 7
 Gideon Yego (KEN) DSQ 8

Qualifying heats[edit]

  • Held on Friday September 23, 1988
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Amadou Dia Ba (SEN) 49.41
2.  Klaus Ehrle (AUT) 50.10
3.  John Graham (CAN) 50.30
4.  Hwang Hong-Chul (KOR) 50.52
5.  Philip Harries (GBR) 50.81
6.  Jasem Aldowaila (KUW) 51.87
7.  Dambar Kunwar (NEP) 56.80
 Sven Nylander (SWE) DNS


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Harald Schmid (FRG) 49.77
2.  Simon Kitur (KEN) 49.88
3.  Alain Cuypers (BEL) 50.42
4.  Ahmed Ghanem (EGY) 50.44
5.  Ryoichi Yoshida (JPN) 50.49
6.  Samuel Matete (ZAM) 51.06
7.  Domingo Cordero (PUR) 51.26
8.  Jorge Fidel Ponce (HON) 55.38


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Edwin Moses (USA) 49.38
2.  Edgar Itt (FRG) 50.10
3.  José Alonso (ESP) 50.12
4.  Leigh Miller (AUS) 50.53
5.  Branislav Karaulić (YUG) 51.32
6.  Allan Ince (BAR) 52.76
7.  Oral Selkridge (ANT) 53.44


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  Kevin Young (USA) 49.35
2.  Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 49.62
3.  Gideon Yego (KEN) 49.80
4.  Jozef Kucej (TCH) 49.89
5.  Rok Kopitar (YUG) 50.54
6.  Hamidou M'Baye (SEN) 50.58
7.  Benjamin Grant (SLE) 51.73
8.  Joseph Rodan (FIJ) 53.66


RANK HEAT 5 TIME
1.  Andre Phillips (USA) 49.34
2.  Winthrop Graham (JAM) 49.40
3.  Joseph Maritim (KEN) 49.64
4.  Toma Tomov (BUL) 49.66
5.  Max Robertson (GBR) 50.67
6.  Ahmed Hamada Jassim (BRN) 51.34
7.  Yousif Al-Dossary (KSA) 53.51

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Hurdles". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 7 October 2017.

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