Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

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Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
VenueEstadi Olímpic de Montjuïc
Dates3 August 1992 (heats)
5 August 1992 (quarter-finals and semi-finals)
6 August 1992 (final)
Competitors54 from 35 nations
Winning time46.78 WR
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Kevin Young
 United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Winthrop Graham
 Jamaica
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Kriss Akabusi
 Great Britain
← 1988
1996 →

These are the official results of the men's 400 metres hurdles at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.[1]

The emerging American star Kevin Young was unbeaten prior to the Barcelona Olympics, aside from a marginal loss to Winthrop Graham in the semi final round (Graham running his personal best to date in that effort). Running in lane 4, Young appeared to have the slowest reaction to the gun of the field. To his inside, Graham was the first over the first hurdle. Using a left leg lead, 13 strides to the second hurdle, Young had pulled to just slightly behind Graham. Between the next two hurdles he ran 12 strides, alternating to the right leg lead over the fourth hurdle. Over the fifth hurdle had had made up the stagger on Kriss Akabusi to his outside. Relative to the hurdles, he had clearly passed Graham with the rest of the field clearly a full stride or more behind. Running 13 strides the rest of the way, he passed the rest of the competitors to his outside between the next two hurdles. A one stride lead over Graham at the eight hurdle became two by the ninth. Young was still powerful as Graham was struggling. In the battle for bronze, Stéphane Diagana had a slight lead over Akabusi over the eighth hurdle, but Akabusi clearly broke away between eight and nine, which Diagana struggled to clear. Young tried to maintain his power into the final hurdle though he came up a little short, catching the face of the hurdle with his lead leg heel, riding the hurdle to the ground. He maintained his powerful stride to the finish. Realizing he had the clear victory, Young raised his right arm in celebration 10 meters before the finish, slowing his last four strides. Still, Young crossed the finish line with a new world record, taking almost a quarter of a second out of Edwin Moses' 9-year-old record. Graham held on for second, as Akabusi was unable to make up the gap with Diagana unable to recover the distance he had lost to Akabusi.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Kevin Young
 United States
Silver Winthrop Graham
 Jamaica
Bronze Kriss Akabusi
 Great Britain

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics.

World Record 47.02 United States Edwin Moses Koblenz (FRG) August 31, 1983
Olympic Record 47.19 United States Andre Phillips Seoul (KOR) September 25, 1988

In the final Kevin Young set a new world record with 46.78.

Final[edit]

  • Held on August 6, 1992
RANK FINAL TIME
Med 1.png  Kevin Young (USA) 46.78 WR
Med 2.png  Winthrop Graham (JAM) 47.66
Med 3.png  Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 47.82
4.  Stéphane Diagana (FRA) 48.13
5.  Niklas Wallenlind (SWE) 48.63
6.  Oleh Tverdokhlib (EUN) 48.63
7.  Stéphane Caristan (FRA) 48.86
8.  David Patrick (USA) 49.26

Semi finals[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 48.01
2.  Stéphane Diagana (FRA) 48.28
3.  Niklas Wallenlind (SWE) 48.35
4.  David Patrick (USA) 48.47
5.  McClinton Neal (USA) 48.71
6.  Erick Keter (KEN) 49.01
7.  Carsten Köhrbrück (GER) 49.41
8.  Eronilde de Araújo (BRA) 49.66


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Winthrop Graham (JAM) 47.62
2.  Kevin Young (USA) 47.63
3.  Oleh Tverdokhlib (EUN) 49.11
4.  Stéphane Caristan (FRA) 49.50
5.  Barnabas Kinyor (KEN) 49.52
6.  Sven Nylander (SWE) 49.64
 Samuel Matete (ZAM) DSQ
 Olaf Hense (GER) DNS

Heats[edit]

RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Kevin Young (USA) 48.76
2.  Stéphane Caristan (FRA) 49.16
3.  Gideon Yego (KEN) 49.23
4.  Athanassios Kalogiannis (GRE) 49.52
5.  Aleksey Bazarov (ISR) 50.33
6.  Jacques-Henri Brunet (CAF) 52.59
7.  Abdullah Sabt Ghulam (UAE) 56.20


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Samuel Matete (ZAM) 49.89
2.  Olaf Hense (GER) 49.97
3.  Domingo Cordero (PUR) 50.19
4.  Kazuhiko Yamazaki (JPN) 50.30
5.  Vadim Zadoynov (EUN) 51.21
6.  Baobo Neuendorf (PNG) 53.30
7.  Amadou Sy Savane (GUI) 54.26


RANK HEAT 3 TIME
1.  Erick Keter (KEN) 48.28
2.  Stéphane Diagana (FRA) 48.41
3.  Oleg Tverdokhleb (EUN) 48.68
4.  Mark Jackson (CAN) 49.18
5.  Pedro Rodrigues (POR) 49.46
6.  Ghulam Abbas (PAK) 50.57
7.  Autiko Daunakamakama (FIJ) 53.90


RANK HEAT 4 TIME
1.  McClinton Neal (USA) 49.13
2.  Carsten Köhrbrück (GER) 49.37
3.  Amadou Dia Ba (SEN) 49.47
4.  Andries Vorster (RSA) 49.75
 Pedro Chiamulera (BRA) DNF
 Zeid Abou Hamed (SYR) DNS
 Fadhel Khayati (TUN) DNS


RANK HEAT 5 TIME
1.  Sven Nylander (SWE) 49.49
2.  David Patrick (USA) 49.56
3.  Jozef Kucej (TCH) 50.28
4.  Hubert Rakotombelontsoa (MAD) 51.54
5.  Paeaki Kokohu (TGA) 56.99
 Max Robertson (GBR) DNF
 Mark Thompson (JAM) DSQ


RANK HEAT 6 TIME
1.  Kriss Akabusi (GBR) 48.98
2.  Eronilde de Araújo (BRA) 49.10
3.  Fabrizio Mori (ITA) 49.16
4.  Simon Hollingsworth (AUS) 49.74
5.  Paweł Woźniak (POL) 50.30
6.  Chanon Keanchan (THA) 50.60
7.  Richard Bentley (GUM) 57.04


RANK HEAT 7 TIME
1.  Winthrop Graham (JAM) 48.51
2.  Niklas Wallenlind (SWE) 48.71
3.  Barnabas Kinyor (KEN) 48.90
4.  Yoshihiko Saito (JPN) 49.01
5.  Asen Markov (BUL) 50.21
6.  Giovanny Fanny (SEY) 52.63
7.  Alex Foster (CRC) 52.93

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Hurdles". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 8 October 2017.

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