2018 Men’s 400 Hurdles World Rankings

Abderrahmane Samba turned back high-end competition to win the Oslo DL over reigning No. 1 Karsten Warholm. (MARK SHEARMAN)

2018 ISN’T EVEN OVER YET but already anticipation runs high for next year’s meetings (how many? where?) between Abderrahmane Samba and Rai Benjamin. All of a sudden this young pair (Samba 23, Benjamin 21) trail only WR holder Kevin Young on the event’s all-time list…

BOTH WERE UNDEFEATED, but the Qatari—No. 7 in his debut last year—was a slam-dunk No. 1 even without running in the DL final, instead pointing towards the Continental Cup as his wrapup. His win there made him 9/9 on a spectacular season which saw him go sub-48 in all his finals. And best of all, he even broke 47 in one of them, something only Young had previously done…

KARSTEN WARHOLM, Kyron McMaster & Yasmani Copello finished in the same order as last year, except that the emergence of Samba moved them from 1-2-3 down to 2-3-4…

THEN IT’S BENJAMIN’S turn at No. 5. Even though he can now claim to be the fastest man ever not to lead the yearly list, his minimalist 3-race season meant he could claim nothing higher than that in his final year representing Antigua. Next year he’ll be running as an American. He comes along at just the right time, as overall, the U.S. failed to lead by-nation scoring for the first time since ’03, and with TJ Holmes at No. 6 and Kenny Selmon at No. 8 put up only 9 points, its lowest total since the record low of 8 way back in ’54, when the event wasn’t yet run at the NCAA level.

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1. ABDERRAHMANE SAMBA (Qatar) (9/5/95, 6-1½/165) (1.87/75)
47.90 1)Potchefstroom 4/19
47.57 1)Doha DL 5/04
47.48 1)Rome DL 5/31
47.60 1)Oslo DL 6/07
47.41 1)Stockholm DL 6/10
46.98 1)Paris DL 6/30
47.42 1)Lausanne DL 7/05
47.66 1)Asian G 8/27
(49.34h)
47.37 1)Cont Cup 9/08
2. KARSTEN WARHOLM (Norway) (2/28/96, 6-1½/176) (1.87/80)
47.82 2)Rome DL 5/31 1. Samba
48.22 2)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Samba
47.81 2)Stockholm DL 6/10 1. Samba
48.06 3)Paris DL 6/30 1. Samba; 2. McMaster
47.94 2)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Samba
47.65 1)London DL 7/21
47.64 1)European Ch 8/09
(48.67sf)
49.01 1)Nor Ch 8/17
(54.54h)
48.10 2)Zürich DL 8/30 1. McMaster
48.56 3)Cont Cup 9/08 1. Samba; 2. Whyte
3. KYRON MCMASTER (British Virgin Islands) (1/3/97, 6-1½/174) (1.87/79)
48.25 1)Comm G 4/12
(48.78h)
49.46 3)Doha DL 5/04 1. Samba; 2. Jackson
47.54 2)Paris DL 6/30 1. Samba
dnf –)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Samba; 2. Warholm; 3. Copello; 4. Holmes; 5. Magi;
6. Jackson; 7. Green
47.60 1)CAC G 7/31
(48.71h)
48.18 1)NACAC Ch 8/12
(49.16h)
48.08 1)Zürich DL 8/30
52.62 8)Cont Cup 9/08 1. Samba; 2. Whyte; 3. Warholm; 4. Copello; 5. Lahoulou;
6. Abe; 7. Fredericks
4. YASMANI COPELLO (Turkey) (4/15/87, 6-5/190) (1.96/86)
49.95 4)Doha DL 5/04 1. Samba; 2. Jackson; 3. McMaster
48.31 1)Mersin 5/19
49.72 1)Euro Club Cup 5/26
48.63 3)Rome DL 5/31 1. Samba; 2. Warholm
48.54 3)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Samba; 2. Warholm
48.91 3)Stockholm DL 6/10 1. Samba; 2. Warholm
48.76 2)Medit G 6/29 1. Vaillant
(50.07h)
48.93 1)Gyulai M 7/02
48.85 3)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Samba; 2. Warholm
48.44 2)London DL 7/21 1. Warholm
47.81 2)European Ch 8/09 1. Warholm
(48.88sf)
52.37 1)Bursa 8/15
48.73 3)Zürich DL 8/30 1. McMaster; 2. Warholm
49.09 1)Padua 9/02
48.65 4)Cont Cup 9/08 1. Samba; 2. Whyte; 3. Warholm
48.87 3)Antalya 9/11 1. Magi; 2. Whyte
5. RAI BENJAMIN (Antigua) (7/27/97, 6-3¼/170) (1.91/77)
49.84 1)USC vs UCLA 4/29
48.46 1)Pac-12 5/13
(49.80h)
47.02 1)NCAA 6/08
(50.12h, 47.98qf, 49.66sf)
6. TJ HOLMES (US) (7/2/95, 5-11½/161) (1.82/73)
49.59 2)Gainesville 4/13 1. Whyte
49.29 3)Drake R 4/28 1. Gibson; 2. Stigler
49.25 1)Baie-Mahault 5/12
48.67 1)Kingston IWC 5/19
49.00 4)Rome DL 5/31 1. Samba; 2. Warholm; 3. Copello
48.64 4)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Samba; 2. Warholm; 3. Copello
48.51 2)USATF 6/23 1. Selmon
(49.10h, 49.00sf)
48.30 4)Paris DL 6/30 1. Samba; 2. McMaster; 3. Warholm
48.94 4)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Samba; 2. Warholm; 3. Copello
49.20 2)Lucerne 7/09 1. Barr
49.66 7)London DL 7/21 1. Warholm; 2. Copello; 3. Barr; 4. Kendziera; 5. Magi;
6. Clement
49.79 5)NACAC Ch 8/12 1. McMaster; 2. Whyte; 3. Rosser; 4. Rowe
(49.71h)
51.39 8)Zürich DL 8/30 1. McMaster; 2. Warholm; 3. Copello; 4. Magi; 5. Fredericks;
6. Bencosme; 7. Jackson
7. ANNSERT WHYTE (Jamaica) (4/10/87, 6-¾/165) (1.85/75)
49.66 1)Kingston 3/10
49.48 2)Florida R 3/31 1. Gibson
49.36 1)Gainesville 4/13
49.34 4)Drake R 4/28 1. Gibson; 2. Stigler; 3. Holmes
49.78 6)Kingston IWC 5/19 1. Holmes; 2. Rowe; 3. Clement; 4. Clarke; 5. Hyde
49.09 2)Montverde 6/09 1. Clarke
48.80 1)Jam Ch 6/22
(49.05h)
49.80 4)World Cup 7/15 1. Selmon; 2. Dobek; 3. Greene
48.50 2)CAC G 7/31 1. McMaster
(48.87h)
48.91 2)NACAC Ch 8/12 1. McMaster
(49.56h)
49.16 2)Padua 9/02 1. Copello
48.46 2)Cont Cup 9/08 1. Samba
48.70 2)Antalya 9/11 1. Magi
8. KENNY SELMON (US) (8/27/96, 6-2/181) (1.88/82)
49.00 1)Coral Gables 4/14
48.98 1)Charlottesville 4/28
49.33 1)ACC 5/12
(49.33h)
48.12 2)NCAA 6/08 1. Benjamin
(48.98h, 48.91sf, 49.27sf)
48.21 1)USATF 6/23
(50.23h, 49.30sf)
49.30 4)Lucerne 7/09 1. Barr; 2. Holmes; 3. Rowe
48.97 1)World Cup 7/15
49.87 2)Bellinzona 7/18 1. Kendziera
9. THOMAS BARR (Ireland) (7/24/92, 6-0/161) (1.83/73)
51.23 1)Dublin 5/27
50.29 4)Turku IWC 6/05 1. Hann; 2. Hamman; 3. Green
49.53 8)Oslo DL 6/07 1. Samba; 2. Warholm; 3. Copello; 4. Holmes; 5. Clement;
6. Magi; 7. Hann
50.38 5)Montreuil 6/19 1. Vaillant; 2. Fredericks; 3. Coroller; 4. Koech
49.40 1)Šamorín 6/29
49.10 1)Lucerne 7/09
48.99 3)London DL 7/21 1. Warholm; 2. Copello
49.56 1)Ire Ch 7/29
(51.12h)
48.31 3)European Ch 8/09 1. Warholm; 2. Copello
(49.10h)
10. LUDVY VAILLANT (France) (3/15/95, 5-10¾/141) (1.80/64)
49.52 1)Fort-de-France 5/12
49.97 1)Hérouville 6/14
48.96 1)Marseille 6/16
48.95 1)Montreuil 6/19
48.76 1)Medit G 6/29
(50.02h)
49.04 1)Fr Ch 7/08
(49.99sf)
48.42 4)European Ch 8/09 1. Warholm; 2. Copello; 3. Barr
(48.88sf)

 

 

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *TJ Holmes (Nike) 6. Kerron Clement (Nike)
4)Oslo DL, 2)USATF, 4)Paris DL 5)Oslo DL, 5)Paris DL, 6)London DL
2. *Kenny Selmon (North Carolina) 7. CJ Allen (unattached)
2)NCAA, 1)USATF, 4)Lucerne 1)Bush, 6)USATF, 4)Heusden-Zolder
3. Khallifah Rosser (Cal State LA) 8. Byron Robinson (adidas)
3)Mt. SAC Relays, 3)USATF, 3)NACAC 4)Montverde, 7)USATF
4. Bershawn Jackson (Nike) 9. Taylor McLaughlin (Michigan)
2)Doha DL, 4)USATF, 6)Paris DL 1)Big 10, 5)NCAA, dnc-f)USATF
5. David Kendziera (Illinois) 10. Quincy Downing (unattached)
3)NCAA, 5)USATF, 4)London DL 1)Prague, 1)Heusden-Zolder, 3h)USATF

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