Athletics at the 1992 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres
The men's 400 metres was an event at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain. There were a total number of 68 participating athletes from 52 nations, with nine qualifying heats. The maximum number of athletes per nation had been set at 3 since the 1930 Olympic Congress. The event was won by Quincy Watts of the United States, the third in what would ultimately be 7 consecutive American victories stretching from 1984 to 2008 and the 15th overall title in the event by the United States. Steve Lewis became the third man (and first American) to win a second medal in the event. Samson Kitur earned Kenya's first medal in the men's 400 metres since 1972.
|Men's 400 metres|
at the Games of the XXV Olympiad
|Venue||Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc|
|Dates||1 August 1992 (heats)|
2 August 1992 (quarter-finals)
3 August 1992 (semi-finals)
5 August 1992 (final)
|Competitors||69 from 52 nations|
|Winning time||43.50 OR|
In heat 1 of the semifinal round, Derek Redmond tore his hamstring 250 meters to the finish line and was disqualified due to outside assistance from his father. Despite the results, the crowd gave him a standing ovation.
In heat 2 of the semifinal round, Quincy Watts ran the number 2 time in history, 43.71, only surpassed by the world record held by Butch Reynolds. At those trials, Danny Everett had run the previous number time in history 43.81, while Reynolds did not qualify. In heat 2, Everett suffered a foot injury and hobbled home. In the final, Watts again improved the number 2 time in history while breaking the Olympic Record with his 43.50 win.
- 1 Background
- 2 Competition format
- 3 Records
- 4 Schedule
- 5 Results
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
This was the 22nd appearance of the event, which is one of 12 athletics events to have been held at every Summer Olympics. Defending gold medalist Steve Lewis and bronze medalist Danny Everett of the United States, but Quincy Watts beat silver medalist Butch Reynolds at the U.S. Olympic trials to take the third spot. Roger Black of Great Britain had taken silver at the 1991 world championship.
Angola, the Central African Republic, Costa Rica, Grenada, Lesotho, Mauritania, and Qatar appeared in this event for the first time. The Unified Team, consisting of some former Soviet republics, competed in the only Summer Games the Unified Team existed. One Yugoslav athlete competed as an "Independent Olympic Participant." The United States made its 21st appearance, most of any nation, having missed only the boycotted 1980 Games.
The competition retained the basic four-round format from 1920. The "fastest loser" system, introduced in 1964, was used for the first round. There were 9 first-round heats, each with 7 or 8 runners. The top three runners in each heat advanced, along with the next five fastest overall. The 32 quarterfinalists were divided into 4 quarterfinals with 8 runners each; the top four athletes in each quarterfinal heat advanced to the semifinals, with no "fastest loser" spots. The semifinals featured 2 heats of 8 runners each. The top four runners in each semifinal heat advanced, making an eight-man final.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1976 Summer Olympics.
|World record||Butch Reynolds (USA)||43.29||Zurich, Switzerland||17 August 1988|
|Olympic record||Lee Evans (USA)||43.86||Mexico City, Mexico||18 October 1968|
Quincy Watts set two new Olympic records. He first ran 43.71 in the semifinals and improved his mark in the final to 43.50.
The following national records were established during the competition:
|Central African Republic||Martial Biguet||Heat 3||47.82|
Following the 1984 schedule, the event was held on four separate days, with each round being on a different day.
|Saturday, 1 August 1992||10:00||Round 1|
|Sunday, 2 August 1992||19:15||Quarterfinals|
|Monday, 3 August 1992||19:15||Semifinals|
|Wednesday, 5 August 1992||20:35||Final|
|1||4||Derek Redmond||Great Britain||45.03||Q|
|2||2||Alvin Daniel||Trinidad and Tobago||46.09||Q|
|7||7||Randolph Foster||Costa Rica||48.80|
|1||4||Quincy Watts||United States||45.38||Q|
|2||5||Bobang Phiri||South Africa||45.57||Q|
|7||3||Martial Biguet||Central African Republic||47.82||NR|
|2||1||Slobodan Branković||Independent Olympic Participants||46.34||Q|
|4||8||Patrick Delice||Trinidad and Tobago||46.58|
|5||7||Subul Babo||Papua New Guinea||47.17|
|6||5||Médard Makanga||Republic of the Congo||48.17|
|7||3||Kenmore Hughes||Antigua and Barbuda||48.56|
|1||3||Danny Everett||United States||45.68||Q|
|2||4||David Grindley||Great Britain||45.79||Q|
|5||1||Dmitry Kosov||Unified Team||47.28|
|8||5||Eulogio Ngache||Equatorial Guinea||50.83|
|—||1||Desai Wynter||Virgin Islands||DNF|
|8||Lamin Marikong||The Gambia||DSQ|
|1||3||Ian Morris||Trinidad and Tobago||45.65||Q|
|5||7||Apisai Driu Baibai||Fiji||47.81|
|7||2||Mohamed Mehdi Hasan||Bangladesh||48.62|
|1||3||Steve Lewis||United States||45.14||Q|
|3||4||Sidnei de Souza||Brazil||45.92||Q|
|1||4||Ibrahim Ismail Muftah||Qatar||45.21||Q|
|2||3||Roger Black||Great Britain||45.94||Q|
|6||2||Foday Sillah||Sierra Leone||47.00|
|7||8||João Francisco Capindica||Angola||47.44|
|1||5||Steve Lewis||United States||44.54||Q|
|3||4||Roger Black||Great Britain||45.28||Q|
|6||1||Slobodan Branković||Independent Olympic Participants||45.90|
|1||4||Derek Redmond||Great Britain||45.02||Q|
|4||3||Danny Everett||United States||45.76||Q|
|7||7||Alvin Daniel||Trinidad and Tobago||46.44|
|1||5||Ian Morris||Trinidad and Tobago||44.78||Q|
|2||8||David Grindley||Great Britain||44.91||Q|
|3||3||Ibrahim Ismail Muftah||Qatar||45.18||Q|
|2||3||Quincy Watts||United States||45.06||Q|
|3||6||Bobang Phiri||South Africa||45.27||Q|
Redmond was injured and did not finish without assistance.
|1||3||Steve Lewis||United States||44.50||Q|
|3||6||Ibrahim Ismail Muftah||Qatar||45.01||Q|
|—||5||Derek Redmond||Great Britain||DNF|
|1||6||Quincy Watts||United States||43.71||Q, OR|
|3||4||Ian Morris||Trinidad and Tobago||44.21||Q|
|4||5||David Grindley||Great Britain||44.47||Q|
|5||7||Roger Black||Great Britain||44.72|
|7||2||Bobang Phiri||South Africa||45.59|
|8||8||Danny Everett||United States||56.61|
The final was held on August 5, 1992.
|4||Quincy Watts||United States||43.50||OR|
|7||Steve Lewis||United States||44.21|
|4||6||Ian Morris||Trinidad and Tobago||44.25|
|6||3||David Grindley||Great Britain||44.75|
|7||1||Ibrahim Ismail Muftah||Qatar||45.10|
- 1988 Men's Olympic Games 400 metres (Seoul)
- 1990 Men's European Championships 400 metres (Split)
- 1991 Men's World Championships 400 metres (Tokyo)
- 1993 Men's World Championships 400 metres (Stuttgart)
- 1994 Men's European Championships 400 metres (Helsinki)
- 1995 Men's World Championships 400 metres (Gothenburg)
- 1996 Men's Olympic Games 400 metres (Atlanta)
- ^ "Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games: Men's 400 metres" . sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 5 August 2017.
- ^ a b c "400 metres, Men" . Olympedia. Retrieved 5 August 2020.
- ^ https://www.olympic.org/athletics/400m-men
- ^ Official Report, vol. 5, pp. 40–41.
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