Olympics
List of all Olympics Men's 400 Meter Hurdles winners including gold, silver and bronze medalists.

Men's 400 Meter Hurdles

The 400 meter hurdle for men was introduced in the Olympics at the 1900 Paris Summer Games. Thereafter the event has constantly been the part of the Olympics schedule save the 1906 and 1912 Games. Requiring high level fitness and tenacity, the event is also called 'man-killer event'.

Rules and Regulations
  • The runners cannot leave or alter their lanes. Their act of changing lanes could bring disqualification for them.
  • If a sprinter unintentionally knocks down the hurdles on his way to the finishing line, it is not an offence. However, if his act is deliberate, he will attract disqualification.
  • Width and height of each hurdle is specified by the International Association of Athletics Federations or the IAAF. The organization also specified metal and wood that should be used to make the hurdles.
  • The hurdles should be easily adjustable. In different events, hurdles of various heights have to be used. Therefore, their height needs to be adjusted for various events.
  • Obstructing a competitor's path is strictly prohibited. Any athlete indulging in such an act will attract instant disqualification. In such a scenario, a re-run can be ordered by the referee.
  • If an athlete steps out of the track, he stands disqualified.
  • If an athlete fails to reach the finishing line, he gets no credit.
  • Only IAAF approved time measurement devices should be used for measuring the time.
Dominating Country
Athletes from the United States of America or the USA have always been dominating among the 400 meter hurdle among men.

Top Performers
Some top performers among the athletes in 400 meter hurdle for men have been John Akii-Bua, David Hemery, Rex Cawley, Charles Moore, Andre Phillips, Edwin Moses, Glenn Ashby Davis, Volker Beck, Charles Bacon, Harry Hillman, John Tewksbury, Samuel Matete, Stephane Diagana, Fabrizio Mori, Roy Cochran, Glenn Hardin, Bob Tisdall, David Burghlay, Morgan Taylor, Frank Loomis, Felix Sanchez, Angelo Taylor, Derrick Adkins, Kevin Young, Bershawn Jackson and John Norton.

Men's 400 Meter Hurdles Winners at Olympics

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1900 Walter Tewksbury
United States
Henri Tauzin
France
George Orton
Canada
1904 Harry Hillman
United States
Frank Waller
United States
George Poage
United States
1908 Charles Bacon
United States
Harry Hillman
United States
Jimmy Tremeer
Great Britain
1920 Frank Loomis
United States
John Norton
United States
August Desch
United States
1924 Morgan Taylor
United States
Erik Wilén
Finland
Ivan Riley
United States
1928 David Cecil
Great Britain
Frank Cuhel
United States
Morgan Taylor
United States
1932 Bob Tisdall
Ireland
Glenn Hardin
United States
Morgan Taylor
United States
1936 Glenn HARDIN
United States
John Loaring
Canada
Miguel White
Philippines
1948 Roy Cochran
United States
Duncan White
Sri Lanka
Rune Larsson
Sweden
1952 Charles Moore
United States
Yuriy Lituyev
Soviet Union
John Holland
New Zealand
1956 Glenn Davis
United States
Eddie Southern
United States
Josh Culbreath
United States
1960 Glenn DAVIS
United States
Clifton Emmett CUSHMAN
United States
Richard HOWARD
United States
1964 Warren (Rex) Jay CAWLEY
United States
John Cooper
Great Britain
Salvatore Morale
Italy
1968 David Hemery
Great Britain
Gerhard HENNIGE
West Germany
John Sherwood
Great Britain
1972 John Akii-Bua
Uganda
Ralph Mann
United States
David Hemery
Great Britain
1976 Edwin Moses
United States
Michael Shine
United States
Yevgeniy Gavrilenko
Soviet Union
1980 Volker Beck
East Germany
Vasyl Arkhypenko
Soviet Union
Gary Oakes
Great Britain
1984 Edwin Moses
United States
Danny Harris
United States
Harald Schmid
West Germany
1988 Andre Phillips
United States
Amadou Dia Ba
Senegal
Edwin Moses
United States
1992 Kevin Young
United States
Winthrop Graham
Jamaica
Kriss Akabusi
Great Britain
1996 Derrick Adkins
United States
Samuel Matete
Zambia
Calvin Davis
United States
2000 Angelo Taylor
United States
Hadi Souan Somayli
Saudi Arabia
Llewellyn Herbert
South Africa
2004 Félix Sánchez
Dominican Republic
Danny McFarlane
Jamaica
Naman Keïta
France
2008 Angelo Taylor
United States


2012 Félix Sánchez
Dominican Republic

Javier Culson
Puerto Rico
2016 Kerron Clement
United States
Boniface Mucheru Tumuti
Kenya
Yasmani Copello
Turkey