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Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's 1,500 metres

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Date Started: August 3, 1992
Date Finished: August 8, 1992

Gold: ESP Fermín Cacho
Silver: MAR Rachid El-Basir
Bronze: QAT Mohamed Sulaiman

Summary

The heavy favorite was 1992 world champion Noureddine Morceli but he ran a strangely passive race and finished only 7th. The final started slowly, with nobody wanting to take the lead. The bell was passed in 2:49.7, with Kenya's Joseph Chesire leading, after 800 had been passed in a pedestrian 2:06.83. Morceli was trapped in the pack and never challenged. Spain's Fermín Cacho saw a small gap on the inside and took the lead 250 metres from the finish. He pulled away and won over Rachid El-Basir quite easily, looking around frequently on the final stretch. Mohamed Sulaiman's medal was the first ever for Qatar in the Olympics.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Fermín Cacho 23 Spain ESP Gold
2 Rachid El-Basir 23 Morocco MAR Silver
3 Mohamed Sulaiman 22 Qatar QAT Bronze
4 Joseph Chesire 34 Kenya KEN
5 Jonah Birir 20 Kenya KEN
6 Jens-Peter Herold 27 Germany GER
7 Noureddine Morceli 22 Algeria ALG
8 Jim Spivey 32 United States USA
9 Graham Hood 20 Canada CAN
10 David Kibet 28 Kenya KEN
11 Manuel Pancorbo 26 Spain ESP
12 Azat Rakipov 23 Unified Team EUN
6 h1 r2/3 Gennaro Di Napoli 24 Italy ITA
7 h1 r2/3 Branko Zorko 25 Croatia CRO
8 h1 r2/3 Rüdiger Stenzel 24 Germany GER
8 h2 r2/3 Marcus O'Sullivan 30 Ireland IRL
9 h1 r2/3 Steve Holman 22 United States USA
9 h2 r2/3 Mário da Silva 31 Portugal POR
10 h1 r2/3 Kevin McKay 23 Great Britain GBR
10 h2 r2/3 Philemon Harineki 21 Zimbabwe ZIM
11 h1 r2/3 Zeki Öztürk 26 Turkey TUR
11 h2 r2/3 Hauke Fuhlbrügge 26 Germany GER
12 h1 r2/3 Edgar de Oliveira 24 Brazil BRA
12 h2 r2/3 Matt Yates 23 Great Britain GBR
13 h1 r2/3 Momodou Bello N'Jie 22 Gambia GAM
6 h3 r1/3 Terrance Herrington 25 United States USA
7 h2 r1/3 João N'Tyamba 24 Angola ANG
7 h3 r1/3 José Luis González 34 Spain ESP
7 h4 r1/3 Houssein Djama 24 Djibouti DJI
8 h1 r1/3 Kim Bong-Yu 25 South Korea KOR
8 h2 r1/3 Mitiku Megersa 19 Ethiopia ETH
8 h3 r1/3 Bobby Gaseitsiwe 25 Botswana BOT
8 h4 r1/3 Sipho Dlamini 19 Swaziland SWZ
9 h1 r1/3 Steve Crabb 28 Great Britain GBR
9 h2 r1/3 Nadir Khan 26 Pakistan PAK
9 h3 r1/3 Mohamed Sy Savané 23 Guinea GUI
9 h4 r1/3 Hailu Zewde 17 Ethiopia ETH
10 h1 r1/3 Mohamed Amer Al-Nahdi 25 United Arab Emirates UAE
10 h2 r1/3 Markus Hacksteiner 27 Switzerland SUI
10 h3 r1/3 Reuben Appleton 24 Antigua and Barbuda ANT
10 h4 r1/3 Kaleka Mutoke 26 Congo (Kinshasa) COD
11 h1 r1/3 Zacharia Maidjida 23 Central African Republic CAF
11 h2 r1/3 Awad Salah Nasser 16 Yemen YEM
11 h3 r1/3 Bassam Kawas 23 Lebanon LIB
11 h4 r1/3 Bernardo Elonga 31 Equatorial Guinea GEQ
12 h1 r1/3 Khambieng Khamiar 24 Laos LAO
12 h2 r1/3 Idrissou Tamimou Benin BEN
13 h1 r1/3 Ancel Nalau 23 Vanuatu VAN
13 h2 r1/3 Alphonse Munyeshyaka 17 Rwanda RWA
AC h3 r1/3 Ian Gray 28 Belize BIZ
AC h4 r1/3 Robin van Helden 27 Netherlands NED