Abderrahman Samba

Abderrahman Samba

Abderrahman Samba clocks sub 47, second-fastest time ever in 400 Hurdles

Abderrhaman Samba of Qatar continued a demolition job on his 400m Hurdles Asian Record clocking 46.98 at the IAAF Diamond League Meeting De Paris event, in Saint-Denis, Paris France on June 30.

Most noteworthy is that this is the second-fastest time ever behind World Record  Holder Kevin Young(USA) at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. 

Not even the great Edwin Moses a 2x Olympic Champion could break 47, with his best at 47.02. Samba becomes the 2nd man only to break 47 seconds.

The time Gives Samba the world leaders, ahead of Rai Benjamin of The Netherland Antilles who ran 47.02 on June 8 at Eugene, Oregon.

Benjamin has tied Edwin Moses lifetime PB. But most impressive is he is Benjamin is only 20years old.

Mark also continues to firm up Abderrhaman Samba as the firm gold medalist at the Asian Games next month in Jakarta Indonesia.

As Qatar who has invested billions into there sports program always sends there best athletes to Asian Games.

Samba having the Top 6 times in Asia this year.

Abderrahman Samba

Asian Record

The Asian Record used to belong to Hadi Soua’an Al-Somaily of Saudi Arabia in 2000 at 47.53. 

Abderrhaman Samba ran 47.48, 47.41 and then 46.98.

For a very good statistical break down of the race, my friend Jad Adrian Washif from Malaysia who runs the great website Adrian Sprints has given very good insight.

At Paris The 23-year-old beat Kyron McMaster (British Virgin Islands) 47.54, and Karsten Warholm (Norway) 48.06.

McMaster is the Commonwealth Games Champion while Warholm was the surprise winner at the World Championships last year.

Samba originally comes from Mauritania in North Africa. He has improved rapidly having only finished 7th at the world champs last year in 49.74 with a PB of 48.31 in 2017. A win at the Asian Games would serve as Samba’s first major title.

400m Hurdles Men
30 JUN 2018 / 20:03
Rank Name Nat Date of Birth Lane Reaction
time Result

1 SAMBA Abderrahman QAT 5 SEP 1995 5 0.209 46.98 AR WL DLR
2 McMASTER Kyron IVB 3 JAN 1997 6 0.183 47.54 NR PB
3 WARHOLM Karsten NOR 28 FEB 1996 7 0.158 48.06
4 HOLMES TJ USA 2 JUL 1995 4 0.230 48.30 PB
5 CLEMENT Kerron USA 31 OCT 1985 8 0.233 48.83 SB
6 JACKSON Bershawn USA 8 MAY 1983 2 0.140 49.16
7 COROLLER Victor FRA 29 JAN 1997 3 0.165 50.03
8 SANTOS Juander DOM 7 MAY 1995 1 0.168 50.71



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