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Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Date Started: August 3, 1992
Date Finished: August 6, 1992

Gold: USA Kevin Young
Silver: JAM Winthrop Graham
Bronze: GBR Kriss Akabusi

Summary

The favorite in 1992 was Zambia’s Samuel Matete who had won the 1991 World Championships. But a hamstring problem hurt him in the semi-finals and he did not qualify for the final. In the final, Kevin Young (USA) pulled into the lead at the fourth hurdle and continued pushing the pace. Young’s PR going into Barcelona was 47.72 but he had designs on breaking the 47-second barrier and put signs up in his room at the Olympic Village reading “46.89” – the time he was aiming for. Maintaining a 13-stride pattern around the final turn, Young kept putting on the pressure and crossed the line in 46.78, a stunning world record. Behind him Jamaica’s Winthrop Graham won silver, and Britain’s Kriss Akabusi won bronze, as they had at the 1991 World Championships.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Kevin Young 25 United States USA Gold WR
2 Winthrop Graham 26 Jamaica JAM Silver
3 Kriss Akabusi 33 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Stéphane Diagana 23 France FRA
5 Niklas Wallenlind 23 Sweden SWE
6 Oleh Tverdokhlib 22 Unified Team EUN
7 Stéphane Caristan 28 France FRA
8 David Patrick 32 United States USA
5 h1 r2/3 McClinton Neal 24 United States USA
5 h2 r2/3 Barnabas Kinyor 30 Kenya KEN
6 h1 r2/3 Erick Keter 26 Kenya KEN
6 h2 r2/3 Sven Nylander 30 Sweden SWE
7 h1 r2/3 Carsten Köhrbrück 25 Germany GER
8 h1 r2/3 Eronilde de Araújo 21 Brazil BRA
AC h2 r2/3 Samuel Matete 23 Zambia ZAM
2 h2 r1/3 Olaf Hense 24 Germany GER
3 h1 r1/3 Gideon Yego 32 Kenya KEN
3 h2 r1/3 Domingo Cordero 26 Puerto Rico PUR
3 h4 r1/3 Amadou Dia Bâ 33 Senegal SEN
3 h5 r1/3 Jozef Kucej 27 Czechoslovakia TCH
3 h6 r1/3 Fabrizio Mori 23 Italy ITA
4 h1 r1/3 Athanasios Kalogiannis 26 Greece GRE
4 h2 r1/3 Kazuhiko Yamazaki 21 Japan JPN
4 h3 r1/3 Mark Jackson 23 Canada CAN
4 h4 r1/3 Dries Vorster 29 South Africa RSA
4 h5 r1/3 Hubert Rakotombélontsoa 23 Madagascar MAD
4 h6 r1/3 Simon Hollingsworth 20 Australia AUS
4 h7 r1/3 Yoshihiko Saito 20 Japan JPN
5 h1 r1/3 Aleksey Bazarov 28 Israel ISR
5 h2 r1/3 Vadim Zadoinov 23 Unified Team EUN
5 h3 r1/3 Pedro Rodrigues 21 Portugal POR
5 h5 r1/3 Paeaki Kokohu 25 Tonga TGA
5 h6 r1/3 Paweł Woźniak 23 Poland POL
5 h7 r1/3 Asen Markov 23 Bulgaria BUL
6 h1 r1/3 Jacques-Henri Brunet 25 Central African Republic CAF
6 h2 r1/3 Baobo Neuendorf 19 Papua New Guinea PNG
6 h3 r1/3 Ghulam Abbas 24 Pakistan PAK
6 h6 r1/3 Chanond Keanchan 25 Thailand THA
6 h7 r1/3 Giovanny Fanny 27 Seychelles SEY
7 h1 r1/3 Abdullah Sabt Ghulam 17 United Arab Emirates UAE
7 h2 r1/3 Amadou Sy Savané 18 Guinea GUI
7 h3 r1/3 Autiko Daunakamakama 22 Fiji FIJ
7 h6 r1/3 Richard Bentley 31 Guam GUM
7 h7 r1/3 Alex Foster 22 Costa Rica CRC
AC h4 r1/3 Pedro Chiamulera 28 Brazil BRA
AC h5 r1/3 Max Robertson 28 Great Britain GBR
AC h5 r1/3 Mark Thompson 24 Jamaica JAM