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Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

Men's 800 metres
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
Venue Athens Olympic Stadium
Dates 25–28 August
Competitors 79 from 62 nations
Winning time 1:44.45
Medalists
Gold medal    Russia
Silver medal    South Africa
Bronze medal    Denmark
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Athletics at the
2004 Summer Olympics
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The men's 800 metres at the 2004 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium from August 25 to 28.

The first round had split a full roster of runners into nine heats with the first two gaining a direct qualification and then the next six fastest across all heats advancing to the semifinals. The top two runners in each of the three semifinal heats moved on directly to the final, and they were immediately joined by the next two fastest from any of the semifinals.

The final was tactical, like the previous several Olympics with most athletes running faster to qualify than they ran in the final. Yuriy Borzakovskiy and Mouhssin Chehibi lagged significantly off the pace. World champion Djabir Saïd-Guerni and 2004 world leader Wilfred Bungei battled for the lead, chased closely by Bungei's second cousin, world record holder Wilson Kipketer, Borzakovskiy and Chehibi joined the back of the pack. It seemed like Borzakovskiy was reluctant to catch the leaders, then realized the pace was not too fast, with 50 metres before the end of the first lap, he noticeably accelerated from dead last to join the fight. Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, who had lucked into the slowest qualifying time in the semi final round, ran comfortably in a box inside of Kipketer through 500 meters. A lead group broke away on the backstretch. Guerni fell back as the cousins battled for the lead through the final turn, with Mulaudzi a step back and Borzakovskiy the final athlete in the breakaway. Coming off the turn, Kipketer pounced and took off for the finish in lane two. But the always fast closing Borzakovskiy came along the outside from 5 meters back to catch Kipketer 30 meters out. Not giving up the fight, Mulaudzi pulled even with Kipketer. Borzakovskiy held his hands up with a meter victory, while Mulaudzi out leaned Kipketer for silver.[1][2]

Contents

  • Records 1
  • Qualification 2
  • Schedule 3
  • Results 4
    • Round 1 4.1
      • Heat 1 4.1.1
      • Heat 2 4.1.2
      • Heat 3 4.1.3
      • Heat 4 4.1.4
      • Heat 5 4.1.5
      • Heat 6 4.1.6
      • Heat 7 4.1.7
      • Heat 8 4.1.8
      • Heat 9 4.1.9
    • Semifinals 4.2
      • Semifinal 1 4.2.1
      • Semifinal 2 4.2.2
      • Semifinal 3 4.2.3
    • Final 4.3
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Records

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Wilson Kipketer (DEN) 1:41.11 Cologne, Germany 24 August 1997
Olympic record  Vebjørn Rodal (NOR) 1:42.58 Atlanta, United States 29 July 1996

No new records were set during the competition.

Qualification

The qualification period for athletics was 1 January 2003 to 9 August 2004. For the men's 800 metres, each National Olympic Committee was permitted to enter up to three athletes that had run the race in 1:46.00 or faster during the qualification period. If an NOC had no athletes that qualified under that standard, one athlete that had run the race in 1:47.00 or faster could be entered.

Schedule

All times are Greece Standard Time (UTC+2)
Date Time Round
Wednesday, 25 August 2004 20:40 Round 1
Thursday, 26 August 2004 21:25 Semifinals
Saturday, 28 August 2004 20:50 Final

Results

Round 1

Qualification rule: The first two finishers in each heat (Q) plus the next six fastest overall runners (q) advanced to the semifinals.[3]

Heat 1

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 1 Mbulaeni Mulaudzi South Africa 1:45.72 Q
2 5 René Herms Germany 1:45.83 Q
3 2 Lee Jae-hoon South Korea 1:46.24 PB
4 6 Arthémon Hatungimana Burundi 1:46.35
5 8 Michael Rotich Kenya 1:46.42
6 7 Nazar Begliyev Turkmenistan 1:49.64 PB
7 3 Alibay Shukurov Azerbaijan 1:51.11
8 4 Fadrique Iglesias Bolivia 1:51.87

Heat 2

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 4 Joseph Mutua Kenya 1:45.65 Q
2 3 Ricky Soos Great Britain 1:45.70 Q, PB
3 8 Djabir Saïd-Guerni Algeria 1:45.94 q
4 5 Achraf Tadili Canada 1:46.63
5 7 David Fiegen Luxembourg 1:46.97
6 2 Mindaugas Norbutas Lithuania 1:47.38 SB
7 1 Panayiotis Stroubakos Greece 1:47.69
8 6 Lê Văn Dương Vietnam 1:49.81 NR

Heat 3

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 4 Wilson Kipketer Denmark 1:44.69 Q
2 8 Jonathan Johnson United States 1:45.31 Q
3 6 Jean-Patrick Nduwimana Burundi 1:45.38 q
4 2 Osmar dos Santos Brazil 1:45.90 q
5 3 Jason Stewart New Zealand 1:46.24 PB
6 5 João Pires Portugal 1:46.71 SB
7 7 Jasmin Salihović Bosnia and Herzegovina 1:49.59
8 1 Jan Sekpona Togo 1:54.25

Heat 4

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 6 Wilfred Bungei Kenya 1:44.84 Q
2 2 Ismail Ahmed Ismail Sudan 1:45.17 Q, PB
3 3 Samwel Mwera Tanzania 1:45.30 q, NR
4 5 Nicolas Aïssat France 1:45.31 q
5 4 Bram Som Netherlands 1:45.72 q
6 7 Mihail Kolganov Kazakhstan 1:47.36
7 1 Mohammad Al-Azemi Kuwait 1:47.67
8 8 Erkinjon Isakov Uzbekistan 1:48.28

Heat 5

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 5 Yuriy Borzakovskiy Russia 1:46.20 Q
2 3 Berhanu Alemu Ethiopia 1:46.26 Q
3 6 Miguel Quesada Spain 1:46.32
4 8 Joeri Jansen Belgium 1:46.66
5 2 Paskar Owor Uganda 1:47.87
6 1 Moise Joseph Haiti 1:48.15
7 4 Isireli Naikelekelevesi Fiji 1:49.08
8 7 Kondwani Chiwina Malawi 1:49.87 PB

Heat 6

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 2 Amine Laâlou Morocco 1:45.88 Q
2 8 Ivan Heshko Ukraine 1:45.92 Q, SB
3 5 Khadevis Robinson United States 1:46.14
4 6 Dmitriy Bogdanov Russia 1:47.03
5 3 Nabil Madi Algeria 1:47.52
6 4 Selahattin Çobanoğlu Turkey 1:47.83
7 1 Sajjad Moradi Iran 1:49.49
8 7 Andy Grant Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1:57.08

Heat 7

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 2 Dmitrijs Miļkevičs Latvia 1:46.66 Q
2 6 Antonio Manuel Reina Spain 1:46.66 Q
3 4 Florent Lacasse France 1:46.91
4 8 Majed Saeed Sultan Qatar 1:47.92
5 1 Abdoulaye Wagne Senegal 1:47.95
6 7 Mohammed Al-Salhi Saudi Arabia 1:48.42 SB
7 3 Ramil Aritkulov Russia 1:49.25
8 5 Ali Mohammed Al-Balooshi United Arab Emirates 1:51.76

Heat 8

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 6 Andrea Longo Italy 1:46.75 Q
2 8 Hezekiél Sepeng South Africa 1:46.82 Q
3 7 André Bucher Switzerland 1:47.34
4 3 Manuel Olmedo Spain 1:47.71
5 5 Michal Šneberger Czech Republic 1:47.89
6 1 Sherridan Kirk Trinidad and Tobago 1:48.12
7 4 Vančo Stojanov Macedonia 1:49.02 SB
8 2 Abdal Salam Al-Dabaji Palestine 1:53.86

Heat 9

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 3 Gary Reed Canada 1:46.74 Q
2 8 Mouhssin Chehibi Morocco 1:46.77 Q
3 2 Yusuf Saad Kamel Bahrain 1:46.94
4 5 Derrick Peterson United States 1:47.60
5 4 Glody Dube Botswana 1:48.25
6 1 Prince Mumba Zambia 1:48.36
7 6 Byron Piedra Ecuador 1:48.42
8 7 Cornelis Sibe Suriname 2:00.06

Semifinals

Qualification rule: The top two finishers in each heat (Q) plus the next two fastest overall runners (q) advanced to the final.[4]

Semifinal 1

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 3 Djabir Saïd-Guerni Algeria 1:45.76 Q
2 8 Mbulaeni Mulaudzi South Africa 1:46.09 Q
3 6 Antonio Manuel Reina Spain 1:46.17
4 7 Ivan Heshko Ukraine 1:46.66
5 2 Nicolas Aïssat France 1:47.14
6 1 Berhanu Alemu Ethiopia 1:47.40
7 5 Amine Laâlou Morocco 1:47.53
8 4 René Herms Germany 1:47.68

Semifinal 2

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 6 Wilfred Bungei Kenya 1:44.28 Q
2 3 Yuriy Borzakovskiy Russia 1:44.29 Q
3 7 Mouhssin Chehibi Morocco 1:44.62 q, PB
4 4 Hezekiél Sepeng South Africa 1:44.75 q
5 1 Bram Som Netherlands 1:45.52
6 2 Dmitrijs Miļkevičs Latvia 1:46.62
7 5 Gary Reed Canada 1:47.38
8 Samwel Mwera Tanzania DSQ

Semifinal 3

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
1 4 Wilson Kipketer Denmark 1:44.63 Q
2 1 Ismail Ahmed Ismail Sudan 1:45.45 Q
3 5 Joseph Mutua Kenya 1:45.54
4 3 Andrea Longo Italy 1:45.97
5 2 Jean-Patrick Nduwimana Burundi 1:46.15
6 8 Ricky Soos Great Britain 1:46.74
7 7 Osmar dos Santos Brazil 1:48.23
8 6 Jonathan Johnson United States 1:50.10

Final

[5]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Result Notes
4 Yuriy Borzakovskiy Russia 1:44.45
2 Mbulaeni Mulaudzi South Africa 1:44.61 SB
6 Wilson Kipketer Denmark 1:44.65
4 8 Mouhssin Chehibi Morocco 1:45.16
5 5 Wilfred Bungei Kenya 1:45.31
6 3 Hezekiél Sepeng South Africa 1:45.53
7 1 Djabir Saïd-Guerni Algeria 1:45.61
8 7 Ismail Ahmed Ismail Sudan 1:52.49

References

  1. ^ "Borzakovskiy snatches 800m victory".  
  2. ^ Barclay, Bill (28 August 2004). "Yuriy Borzakovskiy wins men's 800m".  
  3. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Men's 800m Heats".  
  4. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Men's 800m Semifinals".  
  5. ^ "IAAF Athens 2004: Men's 800m Final".  

External links

  • IAAF Athens 2004 Olympic Coverage
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