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Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Men's 800 metres

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Date Started: August 1, 1992
Date Finished: August 5, 1992

Gold: KEN William Tanui
Silver: KEN Nixon Kiprotich
Bronze: USA Johnny Gray

Summary

All the major titles since 1987 had been won by Kenyans. Billy Konchellah was the World Champion in 1987 and 1991, while Paul Ereng had won the 1988 Olympic gold medal, and Sammy Tirop had won the 1990 Commonwealth Games. Ereng was back in Barcelona but did finished last in the second semi-final. Nixon Kiprotich, finalist in 1988, was also back, with William Tanui the third Kenyan runner. The early leader in the final was American Johnny Gray, who passed 400 metres in a quick 49.99. Gray held that lead for much of the last lap, only faltering in the stretch as both Kenyan finalists shot by him with 50 metres to go. Tanui won the gold, outleaning Kiprotich in a close photo-finish (0.04 seconds).

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 William Tanui 28 Kenya KEN Gold
2 Nixon Kiprotich 29 Kenya KEN Silver
3 Johnny Gray 32 United States USA Bronze
4 José Luíz Barbosa 31 Brazil BRA
5 Andrea Benvenuti 22 Italy ITA
6 Curtis Robb 20 Great Britain GBR
7 Réda Abdenouz 23 Algeria ALG
AC Mark Everett 23 United States USA
3 h3 r2/3 Babacar Niang 33 Senegal SEN
4 h1 r2/3 Tomás de Teresa 23 Spain ESP
4 h2 r2/3 Kennedy Osei 25 Ghana GHA
4 h3 r2/3 Tom McKean 28 Great Britain GBR
5 h1 r2/3 Mbiganyi Thee 30 Botswana BOT
5 h2 r2/3 Robin van Helden 27 Netherlands NED
5 h3 r2/3 Vebjørn Rodal 19 Norway NOR
6 h1 r2/3 Steve Heard 30 Great Britain GBR
6 h2 r2/3 Luis González 23 Spain ESP
6 h3 r2/3 Clive Terrelonge 23 Jamaica JAM
7 h1 r2/3 Anatoly Makarevich 22 Unified Team EUN
7 h2 r2/3 Atle Douglas 24 Norway NOR
7 h3 r2/3 Marko Koers 19 Netherlands NED
8 h1 r2/3 Tommy Asinga 23 Suriname SUR
8 h2 r2/3 Paul Ereng 24 Kenya KEN
AC h3 r2/3 Piotr Piekarski 28 Poland POL
3 h1 r1/3 Lee Jin-Il 19 South Korea KOR
3 h2 r1/3 Freddy Williams 30 Canada CAN
3 h4 r1/3 Sipho Dlamini 19 Swaziland SWZ
3 h7 r1/3 Mohamed Ismail Youssef 24 Qatar QAT
4 h1 r1/3 El-Mahjoub Haïda 22 Morocco MAR
4 h2 r1/3 Frédéric Cornette 25 France FRA
4 h4 r1/3 José Arconada 28 Spain ESP
4 h7 r1/3 Slobodan Popović 29 Individual Olympic Athletes IOA
4 h8 r1/3 Tony Parilla 20 United States USA
5 h1 r1/3 Jörg Haas 24 Germany GER
5 h2 r1/3 Eversley Linley 22 Saint Vincent VIN
5 h4 r1/3 Mohamed Sy Savané 23 Guinea GUI
5 h5 r1/3 João N'Tyamba 24 Angola ANG
5 h6 r1/3 Dale Jones 28 Antigua and Barbuda ANT
5 h7 r1/3 António Abrantes 24 Portugal POR
5 h8 r1/3 Prince Amara 19 Sierra Leone SLE
6 h1 r1/3 Symphorien Samba 18 Congo (Brazzaville) CGO
6 h2 r1/3 Chérif Baba Aidara 24 Mauritania MTN
6 h3 r1/3 Terap Adoum Yaya 17 Chad CHA
6 h5 r1/3 Zacharia Maidjida 23 Central African Republic CAF
6 h6 r1/3 Melford Homela 22 Zimbabwe ZIM
6 h7 r1/3 Desmond Hector 23 Guyana GUY
6 h8 r1/3 Stevon Roberts 21 Barbados BAR
7 h1 r1/3 Mohamed Salem Al-Tunaiji 22 United Arab Emirates UAE
7 h2 r1/3 Bassam Kawas 23 Lebanon LIB
7 h3 r1/3 Baptiste Firiam 21 Vanuatu VAN
7 h5 r1/3 Emiliano Buale 22 Equatorial Guinea GEQ
7 h6 r1/3 Abdullah Mohamed Al-Anbari 22 Oman OMA
7 h8 r1/3 Anwar Mohamed 15 Yemen YEM
8 h1 r1/3 Ilunga Kafila 20 Congo (Kinshasa) COD
8 h2 r1/3 Hussain Riyaz 17 Maldives MDV
8 h6 r1/3 Khambieng Khamiar 24 Laos LAO
8 h8 r1/3 Francis Munthali 19 Malawi MAW
AC h4 r1/3 Idrissou Tamimou Benin BEN
AC h7 r1/3 John Palacio 25 Belize BIZ