FELIX SANCHEZ IS BACK! TINSLEY GETS SILVER!



It was a great 400H final as Dominican Republic's Felix Sanchez, 2004 Olympic Champion returned to form by easily winning the men's 400H Final in 47.63!! The former Olympic Champion proved that is not going anywhere!  USA's Michael Tinsely first surprised everyone by winning the Trials final in Eugene, but he has continued his hot streak with a silver medal in London in 47.91! The performance was another personal best for Tinsely!  Javier Culson, 2x World Silver medalist of Puerto Rico claimed the bronze medal in 48.10.

The XXX Olympic Games 
London (GBR) - Monday, Aug 06, 2012
400 Metres Hurdles - M FINAL

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06 August 2012 - 20:45
Position Lane Bib Athlete Country Mark . React
1 7 1563 Felix Sánchez DOM 47.63 (SB) 0.158
2 6 3258 Michael Tinsley USA 47.91 (PB) 0.184
3 5 2743 Javier Culson PUR 48.10 . 0.196
4 3 1812 David Greene GBR 48.24 . 0.150
5 4 3255 Angelo Taylor USA 48.25 . 0.158
6 8 3043 Jehue Gordon TRI 48.86 . 0.165
7 9 2176 Leford Green JAM 49.12 . 0.194
8 2 3212 Kerron Clement USA 49.15 . 0.148


Final Start List:

Lineups
 
 
 
BIB ATHLETE PB SB  
3212 USAKerron Clement 47.24 48.12  
1812 GBRGREENE David 47.84 47.84  
3255 USAAngelo Taylor 47.25 47.95  
2743 PURCULSON Javier 47.72 47.78  
3258 USAMichael Tinsley 48.02 48.18  
1563 DOMSANCHEZ Felix 47.25 47.76  
3043 TRIGORDON Jehue 47.96 47.96  
2176 JAMGREEN Leford 48.47 48.61  


Men's 400H Semis Are Rolling!

Qual. rule: first 2 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) qualified
FULL RESULTS

Heat 1 - Felix Sanchez is back! The hurdler from the Dominican Republic led a crazy fast first heat to win in 47.76. The time was his fastest since 2004, the year he won the Olympic Games. Second qualifier went to Trinidad's Jehue Gordan in 47.96. Behind them was not a pretty site as 2009 World Champ Kerron Clement and 2011 World Champ Dai Greene of Great Britain finished 3rd and 4th respectively. Now they have to wait....

Potential Next Two in on Time: Kerron Clement 48.12, Dai Greene 48.18

Heat 2: USA's Angelo Taylor led hard as he usually does but faltered slightly over the final two hurdles and was passed by former world leader Javier Culson of Puerto Rico, 47.93 to 47.95. No one else qualifies on from this section.

Potential Next Two in on Time: Kerron Clement 48.12, Dai Greene 48.18

Heat 3: USA's Michael Tinsley won with a great kick over Jamaica's Leford Green in the last 30 meters. Tinsley looked very smooth as he cruised to the line in a 48.18 followed by Green in a 48.61. Both automatically qualifying to the final. The last two in come from good ole heat #1....all the player are in the game!

Next Two in on Time: Kerron Clement 48.12, Dai Greene 48.18



updated: Aug 3, 7:15am CT

USA Advances All to Semi-Final


In the opening round of the men's 400 hurdles Javier Culson ran the fastest time of the day in 48.33, with 2008 Silver Medalist Kerron Clement following closely in 48.48. Culson and Clement were two of only four athletes to run under 49 seconds over the 400 meter distance. All three Americans advanced through to the semi-finals alone with 2011 World Champ and hometown favorite Dai Greene

USA's Angelo Taylor and Michael Tinsley won their sections by easing off before the line to advance, which was a similar tactic to one of the best 400 hurldes ever with the Domincan Republic's Felix Sanchez. Don't forget that Taylor is the 2000 and 2008 Olympic Champion in the event....man has experience!

The biggest name to NOT advance was South African's L.J. Van Zyl who finish 6th in heat 5 in 50.31. Van Zyl was the 2011 World Championship bronze medalist in the event and finish 5th in the 2008 Olympics. 



last updated: August 2 at 5:13pm CT

Heats for Round 1 of 400 Hurldes

400 Metres Hurdles - M   HEATS
Qual. rule: first 3 of each heat (Q) plus the 6 fastest times (q) qualified.



Heat 1                             Friday 03 August 2012 - 11:15
Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
2 2225 Takayuki Kishimoto  JPN 48.41 48.41
3 1039 Brendan Cole  AUS 49.39 49.35
4 1155 Kenneth Medwood  BIZ 49.54 49.54
5 2571 Amaechi Morton  NGR 48.79 48.79
6 1483 Amaurys R. Valle  CUB 49.22 49.22
7 2172 Roxroy Cato  JAM 49.03 49.03
8 3032 Chieh Chen  TPE 49.68 49.68
9 1353 Zhilong Li  CHN 49.92 49.47
 
Heat 2
Friday 03 August 2012 - 11:22
Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
2 2970 Kariem Hussein  SUI 49.61 49.61
3 3258 Michael Tinsley  USA 48.33 48.02
4 2176 Leford Green  JAM 48.88 48.47
5 2231 Akihiko Nakamura  JPN 49.38 49.38
6 2528 Kurt Couto  MOZ 49.02 49.02
7 1559 Winder Cuevas  DOM 50.16 49.20
8 2741 Eric Alejandro  PUR 49.36 49.36
9 1666 Rasmus Mägi  EST 49.54 49.54
 
Heat 3
Friday 03 August 2012 - 11:29
Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
1 1812 David Greene  GBR 47.84 47.84
2 1345 Wen Cheng  CHN 49.59 49.28
3 3028 Lankantien Lamboni  TOG 53.99 53.99
4 2782 Cornel Fredericks  RSA 48.91 48.14
5 2309 Vincent Kiplangat Kosgei  KEN 50.22 49.36
6 2932 Brent LaRue  SLO 49.61 49.61
7 2746 Jamele Mason  PUR 48.89 48.89
8 2947 Emir Bekric  SRB 49.37 49.37
9 2128 José Reynaldo Bencosme de Leon  ITA 49.33 49.33
 
Heat 4
Friday 03 August 2012 - 11:36
Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
1 1444 Maoulida Daroueche  COM 52.20 51.93
2 3212 Kerron Clement  USA 48.89 47.24
3 1065 Tristan Thomas  AUS 49.37 48.68
4 2743 Javier Culson  PUR 47.78 47.72
5 1135 Michaël Bultheel  BEL 49.60 49.38
6 1843 Rhys Williams  GBR 49.33 48.96
7 1465 Omar Cisneros  CUB 48.90 47.99
8 2714 Jorge Paula  POR 50.43 49.72
9 2826 Viacheslav Sakaev  RUS 49.59 49.59
 
Heat 5
Friday 03 August 2012 - 11:43
Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
2 2270 Viktor Leptikov  KAZ 49.79 49.79
3 3255 Angelo Taylor  USA 48.43 47.25
4 3140 Stanislav Melnykov  UKR 49.53 49.09
5 1921 Silvio Schirrmeister  GER 49.21 49.21
6 2791 L.J. van Zyl  RSA 49.42 47.66
7 1522 Josef Prorok  CZE 49.74 49.68
8 1981 Periklís Iakovákis  GRE 49.04 47.82
9 3043 Jehue Gordon  TRI 48.78 48.26
 
Heat 6
Friday 03 August 2012 - 11:50
Lane Bib Athlete Country SB 2012 PB
2 3329 Artem Dyatlov  UZB 49.78 49.78
3 2312 Boniface Mucheru  KEN 49.45 49.45
4 3201 Andrés Silva  URU 49.78 49.16
5 2186 Josef Robertson  JAM 49.16 49.16
6 2239 Tetsuya Tateno  JPN 49.49 49.49
7 1563 Felix Sánchez  DOM 48.56 47.25
8 1811 Jack Green  GBR 48.60 48.60
9 2910 Mamadou Kasse Hanne  SEN 49.04 48.89
 



last updated: July 18th at 6:05pm CT


Men's 400m Hurdles Quick Hits
2012 London Olympic Games


400 Meter Hurdles Schedule:
Day 1, Aug 3rd - Round 1 (5:15am CT) - qualifying procedure TBA
Day 2, Aug 4th - Semi-final (1:00pm CT) - qualifying procedure TBA
Day 4, Aug 6th - Finals (2:45pm CT)

400 Meter Hurdles Records:
World Record, Olympic, American Record - 46.78 - Kevin Young (USA) 6 August 1992

The Favorites: (personal best/season best)
1. Javier Culson, Puerto Rico (47.72/47.78) - The man looks a bit unstoppable
2. David Greene (47.84/47.84) - World Champion in 2011.
3. Angelo Taylor (47.25/48.43) - 2008 Olympic Champion

The Americans:
1. Michael Tinsley (48.02/48.33) - Olympic Trials Champion
2. Angelo Taylor (47.25/48.43) - 2008 Olympic Champion
3. Kerron Clement (47.24/48.89) - A man who has been around the block.

Past 400m Hurdles Olympic Results: (from wiki)