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Athletics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

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Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): João Havelange Olympic Stadium, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 15, 2016
Date Finished: August 18, 2016

Gold: USA Kerron Clement
Silver: KEN Boniface Tumuti
Bronze: TUR Yasmani Copello


The event had no clear favorite and the heats saw the demise of many of the top hurdlers. Kenyan [Nicholas Bett], the 2015 World Champion, crashed into hurdle 10 in his heat, jogged home, and was then disqualified. In the same heat, London silver medalist [Michael Tinsley] (USA) finished sixth and did not advance.

The favorite in the final was American [Kerron Clement], the 2008 Olympic silver medalist, who had struggled a bit since then, but then regained his fitness and had run well all year. He had the fastest time in the semi-finals with 48.26. The final saw a false start by Puerto Rican [Javier Culson], who was disqualified. Clement was in lane five and made up the stagger quickly on the re-start, passing Jamaican [Annsert Whyte], who held second behind Clement into the final straight. Clement was struggling near the finish, as Kenyan [Boniface Tumuti] closed quickly, but Clement won the gold to Tumuti’s silver. Whyte had nothing left for the finish and placed fifth as Turkey’s [Yasmani Copello] placed third.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Kerron Clement 30 United States USA Gold
2 Boniface Tumuti 24 Kenya KEN Silver
3 Yasmani Copello 29 Turkey TUR Bronze
4 Thomas Barr 24 Ireland IRL
5 Annsert Whyte 28 Jamaica JAM
6 Rasmus Mägi 24 Estonia EST
7 Aron Koech 26 Kenya KEN
AC r3/3 Javier Culson 32 Puerto Rico PUR
3 h1 r2/3 Sergio Fernández 23 Spain ESP
3 h3 r2/3 Byron Robinson 21 United States USA
4 h1 r2/3 Abdelmalik Lahoulou 24 Algeria ALG
4 h3 r2/3 Karsten Warholm 20 Norway NOR
5 h1 r2/3 Jaheel Hyde 19 Jamaica JAM
5 h2 r2/3 L. J. van Zyl 31 South Africa RSA
5 h3 r2/3 Michael Bultheel 30 Belgium BEL
6 h1 r2/3 Keisuke Nozawa 25 Japan JPN
6 h2 r2/3 Jordin Andrade 24 Cape Verde CPV
6 h3 r2/3 Andrés Silva 30 Uruguay URU
7 h1 r2/3 Eric Cray 27 Philippines PHI
7 h2 r2/3 Oskari Mörö 23 Finland FIN
7 h3 r2/3 Eric Alejandro 30 Puerto Rico PUR
8 h1 r2/3 Jack Green 24 Great Britain GBR
8 h2 r2/3 Mahau Suguimati 31 Brazil BRA
AC h3 r2/3 Roxroy Cato 28 Jamaica JAM
4 h1 r1/3 Yuki Matsushita 24 Japan JPN
4 h2 r1/3 Jaak-Heinrich Jagor 26 Estonia EST
5 h1 r1/3 Miles Ukaoma 24 Nigeria NGR
5 h2 r1/3 Kariem Hussein 27 Switzerland SUI
5 h3 r1/3 Miloud Rahmouni 33 Algeria ALG
5 h6 r1/3 Mohamed Sghaier 28 Tunisia TUN
6 h1 r1/3 Marcio Teles 22 Brazil BRA
6 h2 r1/3 Amadou Ndiaye 23 Senegal SEN
6 h3 r1/3 Dmitry Koblov 23 Kazakhstan KAZ
6 h4 r1/3 Sebastian Rodger 25 Great Britain GBR
6 h5 r1/3 Kurt Couto 31 Mozambique MOZ
6 h6 r1/3 Michael Tinsley 32 United States USA
7 h1 r1/3 Jeffery Gibson 25 Bahamas BAH
7 h2 r1/3 Martin Kučera 26 Slovakia SVK
7 h3 r1/3 José Luís Gaspar 20 Cuba CUB
7 h4 r1/3 Le Roux Hamman 24 South Africa RSA
7 h5 r1/3 Lindsay Hanekom 23 South Africa RSA
7 h6 r1/3 Chen Chieh 24 Chinese Taipei TPE
8 h2 r1/3 Maoulida Daroueche 26 Comoros COM
8 h3 r1/3 Ned Azemia 18 Seychelles SEY
8 h4 r1/3 Jehue Gordon 24 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
8 h6 r1/3 Patryk Dobek 22 Poland POL
AC h5 r1/3 Nicholas Bett 26 Kenya KEN