August 03, 2022 10:54 PM
Alex Lawes

Athletics – Men’s 400m | Preview & Prediction | 2022 Commonwealth Games

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When is the 2022 Commonwealth Games taking place? The 2022 Commonwealth Games is taking take place between 28th July, 2022 and 8th August 2022

Where is the 2022 Commonwealth Games taking place? The 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place across 15 venues in the West Midlands region, with Birmingham the primary host. The only event that will take place elsewhere is the Cycling, which will take place in East London.

Where can I get tickets for the 2022 Commonwealth Games? Click here for the latest ticket information for the 2022 Commonwealth Games

What TV channel is the 2022 Commonwealth Games on in the UK? The 2022 Commonwealth Games will be televised on BBC

Where can I stream the 2022 Commonwealth Games in the UK? The 2022 Commonwealth Games can be streamed live on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website


What time is the men’s 400m taking place? Sunday 7th August, 2022 - 10:45 (UK time)

Where is the men’s 400m taking place? Alexander Stadium, Birmingham


The world record holder for this event is Wayde van Niekerk, of South African. He set a pace of 43.03 seconds at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio. That world record pace is the only Olympic or Commonwealth gold he has picked up. The Commonwealth Games record is held by Kirani James, of Grenada. At the 2014 games in Glasgow, he ran 44.24 seconds.

The reigning Commonwealth champion for this event is Isaac Makwala, of Botswana. Botswana’s Baboloki Thebe took the silver medal four years ago. Those two formed part of the team to take bronze in the 4x400m relay at the Tokyo Olympics last summer.


Makwala will, once again, be competing for the Commonwealth gold medal. Especially since the Commonwealth record holder Kirani James is injured and so is Eugene 2022 World Championships winner Steven Gardiner. There are some notable shouts for medals such as Makwala’s compatriot, Bayopi Ndori, but he is unexpected to be challenged too much.


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