400m Hurdles Mens Olympic Qualifying Update
The Olympic Qualifying Period was
- 1 May 2019 to 5 April 2020
- 1 Dec 2020 to 29 June 2021
Below is a list of who has made the standard so far.
Please note a total of 16/40 qualifiers in Mens 400m Hurdles
The 400m Hurdles mens event standard is tough at 48.90, with only 3 men running below this in 2020 (all outside the qualifying period). There has been a real slump in mens 400m Hurdles after 21 men under the qualifying standard in 2019. Despite this, some excellent performances in 2020 during COVID with Karsten Warholm running the #2 fastest 400m Hurdles of all time behind Kevin Young’s long-standing world record of 46.87.
The other 13 qualifiers came from the 2019 qualifying period.
The event is wide open, with room for 24 more nonqualifiers.
The USA has more than 2 qualifiers but can only pick 3. As 3 athlete per country rule.
The USA can choose 3 between
- Rai Benjamin 46.98
- TJ Holmes 48.20
- Quincy Hall 48.48
- Amere Lattin 48.66
- Norman Grimes 48.68
- David Kendizira 48.69
- Taylor McLaughlin 48.85
Athletes who posted outside the qualifying period
Rasmus Magi (Estonia) 48.72
Eric Shauwn Cray of the Philippines ‘ best time of 48.98 (from 2016) would have ranked him 25th in 2019. However, his 50.21 performance to win SEA Games ranked him 142nd in the world in 2019.