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2009 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 400 metres

 

2009 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 400 metres

Events at the
2009 World Championships
Track events
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200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men women
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
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20 km walk men women
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Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
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Discus throw men women
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Decathlon men

The men's 400 metres at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Olympic Stadium on 18, 19 and 21 August.

The United States had a strong tradition in the event, with an American topping the Olympic 400 m podium every time since the 1988 Olympics. Similar to the 2007 World Championships, Jeremy Wariner and LaShawn Merritt were the clear favourites. However, on this occasion recent form favoured the Olympic champion Merritt instead of the reigning world champion Wariner. Both Americans were undefeated that season but Merritt held the world-leading time of 44.50 seconds. A gold or silver medallist outside of these two competitors seemed unlikely; Bahamian Chris Brown, Irishman David Gillick, Frenchman Leslie Djhone and the other two runners from the United States (Gil Roberts and Lionel Larry) were seen to be capable of a bronze at best.[1]

On the first day, Ramon Miller surprised as the fastest qualifier in the heats, scoring a new personal best of 45 seconds. Tabarie Henry, Djhone and Renny Quow were the next fastest, and African record holder Gary Kikaya was most high-profile casualty of the first round, having been disqualified for a lane infraction.[2]

Contents

  • Medalists 1
  • Records 2
  • Qualification standards 3
  • Schedule 4
  • Results 5
    • Heats 5.1
    • Semifinals 5.2
    • Final 5.3
  • References 6

Medalists

Gold Silver Bronze
LaShawn Merritt
 United States (United States)
Jeremy Wariner
 United States (United States)
Renny Quow
 Trinidad and Tobago (Trinidad and Tobago)

Records

Prior to the competition, the established records were as follows.
World record  Michael Johnson (USA) 43.18 Seville, Spain 26 August 1999
Championship record  Michael Johnson (USA) 43.18 Seville, Spain 26 August 1999
World Leading  LaShawn Merritt (USA) 44.50 Baie-Mahault, France 3 July 2009
African record 44.10 Stuttgart, Germany 9 September 2006
Asian record 44.56 Budapest, Hungary 12 August 1988
North American record 43.18 Seville, Spain 26 August 1999
South American record 44.29 Seville, Spain 26 August 1999
European record 44.33 Rome, Italy 3 September 1987
Oceanian record 44.38 Seoul, South Korea 26 September 1988

Qualification standards

A time B time
45.55 45.95

Schedule

Date Time Round
August 18, 2009 11:05 Heats
August 19, 2009 18:15 Semifinals
August 21, 2009 21:20 Final

Results

Heats

Qualification: First 3 in each heat(Q) and the next 3 fastest(q) advance to the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 5 Ramon Miller  Bahamas (Bahamas) 45.00 Q, PB
2 7 Tabarie Henry 45.14 Q
3 5 Leslie Djhone 45.20 Q
4 2 Renny Quow 45.21 Q
5 4 LaShawn Merritt 45.23 Q
6 7 Sean Wroe 45.31 Q
7 4 John Steffensen 45.37 Q
8 7 Martyn Rooney 45.45 Q
9 1 Robert Tobin 45.50 Q
10 2 William Collazo 45.52 Q
11 3 Chris Brown 45.53 Q
12 6 Jeremy Wariner 45.54 Q
12 1 David Gillick 45.54 Q
12 3 Michael Bingham 45.54 Q
15 1 Rabah Yousif 45.55 Q, PB
15 7 Erison Hurtault 45.55 q, SB
17 3 Joel Milburn 45.56 Q, SB
17 7 Mohamed Ashour Khouaja 45.56 q, NR
19 6 Ricardo Chambers 45.57 Q
20 2 Kevin Borlée 45.61 Q
21 1 Lionel Larry 45.64 q
22 2 Marcin Marciniszyn 45.77 SB
23 5 Johan Wissman 45.83 Q
24 4 Matteo Galvan 45.86 Q, PB
25 5 Maksim Dyldin 45.91
26 1 Young Talkmore Nyongani 45.92
27 1 Cédric Van Branteghem 45.94
28 4 Héctor Carrasquillo 46.11
29 2 Arismendy Peguero 46.13
30 6 Teddy Venel 46.16 Q
31 3 Eric Milazar 46.39
32 5 Gil Roberts 46.41
33 7 Saul Weigopwa 46.42
34 3 Isaac Makwala 46.45
35 4 Alvin Harrison 46.67
36 3 Nagmeldin Ali Abubakr 46.48
37 1 Hideyuki Hirose 46.80
38 6 Yuzo Kanemaru 46.83
39 7 Rondell Bartholomew 46.85
40 3 Andrés Silva 46.86
41 2 Mathieu Gnanligo 47.00 SB
42 6 Yousef Ahmed Masrahi 47.03
43 5 Mark Kiprotich Muttai 47.04
44 2 Nelson Stone 47.13
45 6 Pieter Smith 48.14
46 5 Naiel d'Almeida 49.47
47 7 Moumouni Kimba 50.93 PB
48 3 Zaw Win Thet 51.41 PB
2 Michael Mathieu DSQ
4 Gary Kikaya DSQ
4 Yannick Fonsat DNS
5 James Godday DNS
6 Nery Brenes DNS

Key: NR = National record, PB = Personal best, Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place, SB = Seasonal best

Semifinals

First 2 in each semifinal(Q) and the next 2 fastest(q) advance to the final.
Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 LaShawn Merritt 44.37 Q, WL
2 2 Renny Quow 44.53 Q, PB
3 1 Jeremy Wariner 44.69 Q
4 1 Michael Bingham 44.74 Q, PB
5 1 Leslie Djhone 44.80 q, SB
6 1 David Gillick 44.88 q
7 2 William Collazo 44.93
8 3 Chris Brown 44.95 Q
9 3 Tabarie Henry 44.97 Q
10 1 Ramon Miller 44.99 PB
11 3 Ricardo Chambers 45.13 SB
12 3 Kevin Borlée 45.28 SB
13 2 Sean Wroe 45.32
14 3 John Steffensen 45.50
15 2 Erison Hurtault 45.59
16 2 Rabah Yousif 45.63
17 3 Lionel Larry 45.85
18 3 Robert Tobin 45.90
19 2 Martyn Rooney 45.98
20 1 Joel Milburn 46.06
21 2 Teddy Venel 46.30
22 1 Mohamed Ashour Khouaja 46.43
23 3 Matteo Galvan 46.87
1 Johan Wissman DNS

Final

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st LaShawn Merritt 44.06 WL
2nd Jeremy Wariner 44.60 SB
3rd Renny Quow 45.02
4 Tabarie Henry 45.42
5 Chris Brown 45.47
6 David Gillick 45.53
7 Michael Bingham 45.56
8 Leslie Djhone 45.90

References

General
  • 400 metres results. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-18.
Specific
  1. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2009-08-09). Men's 400m - PREVIEW. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-18.
  2. ^ Ramsak, Bob (2009-08-09). Event Report - Men's 400m - Heats. IAAF. Retrieved on 2009-08-18.
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