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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


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 Chanon 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