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Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 3, 1984
Date Finished: August 5, 1984

Gold: USA Edwin Moses
Silver: USA Danny Harris
Bronze: FRG Harald Schmid

Summary

By the time of the 1984 Olympics, Edwin Moses had won 89 consecutive finals in the 400 hurdles and was an overwhelming favorite. He had won the 1976 Olympics, had been unable to compete in 1980 because of the American boycott, but did win the inaugural World Championships in 1983. Going into Los Angeles, Moses had recorded 27 of the 32 times under 48 seconds. The next best hurdlers in the event were considered to be Harald Schmid (FRG), 1978 and 1982 European Champion, and the young American Danny Harris, who had only started running the event a few months prior to the US Olympic Trials. In the final, Moses actually false started, but on the fair start he was not seriously challenged, winning by three metres over Harris, and regaining his gold medal.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Edwin Moses 28 United States USA Gold
2 Danny Harris 18 United States USA Silver
3 Harald Schmid 26 West Germany FRG Bronze
4 Sven Nylander 22 Sweden SWE
5 Amadou Dia Bâ 25 Senegal SEN
6 Tranel Hawkins 21 United States USA
7 Michel Zimmermann 24 Belgium BEL
8 Henry Amike 22 Nigeria NGR
5 h1 r2/3 Simon Kitur 25 Kenya KEN
5 h2 r2/3 Karl Smith 24 Jamaica JAM
6 h1 r2/3 Uwe Schmitt 22 West Germany FRG
6 h2 r2/3 Franz Meier 27 Switzerland SUI
7 h1 r2/3 Greg Rolle 24 Bahamas BAH
7 h2 r2/3 Ryoichi Yoshida 19 Japan JPN
8 h1 r2/3 Antônio Ferreira 24 Brazil BRA
8 h2 r2/3 Rik Tommelein 21 Belgium BEL
3 h3 r1/3 René Djédjémél 26 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
3 h5 r1/3 Ken Gray 21 Jamaica JAM
3 h6 r1/3 Lloyd Guss 25 Canada CAN
4 h1 r1/3 Thomas Futterknecht 21 Austria AUT
4 h3 r1/3 Peter Rwamuhanda 30 Uganda UGA
4 h4 r1/3 Ahmed Hamada 22 Bahrain BRN
4 h5 r1/3 Martin Briggs 20 Great Britain GBR
4 h6 r1/3 Athanasios Kalogiannis 18 Greece GRE
5 h1 r1/3 Thomas Nyberg 22 Sweden SWE
5 h2 r1/3 Shigenori Omori 24 Japan JPN
5 h3 r1/3 Franck Jonot 23 France FRA
5 h4 r1/3 Ian Newhouse 27 Canada CAN
5 h5 r1/3 Pierre Leveille 22 Canada CAN
5 h6 r1/3 Jasem Al-Dowaila 21 Kuwait KUW
6 h1 r1/3 Gérard Brunel 26 France FRA
6 h2 r1/3 Georgios Vamvakas 24 Greece GRE
6 h3 r1/3 Martin Gillingham 20 Great Britain GBR
6 h4 r1/3 Christer Gullstrand 25 Sweden SWE
6 h5 r1/3 Meshak Munyoro 25 Kenya KEN
7 h1 r1/3 Ahmed Ghanem 25 Egypt EGY
7 h2 r1/3 Oswaldo Zea 21 Venezuela VEN
7 h3 r1/3 Vincent Confait 24 Seychelles SEY
7 h4 r1/3 Jean-Pierre Abossolo-Ze 27 Cameroon CMR
7 h5 r1/3 Faustin Butéra 28 Rwanda RWA
8 h1 r1/3 Phil Beattie 20 Great Britain GBR
8 h3 r1/3 Nicolás Chaparro 21 Paraguay PAR
8 h4 r1/3 Domingos Mendes 22 Mozambique MOZ
8 h5 r1/3 Ibrahim Khamis United Arab Emirates UAE
AC h6 r1/3 José Alonso 27 Spain ESP