Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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Men's 1500 metres
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Olympisch Stadion
Dates August 18–19
Competitors 29 from 12 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    United States
«1912 1924»
Athletics at the
1920 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m steeplechase men
4×100 m relay men
4×400 m relay men
3000 m team race men
3 km walk men
10 km walk men
Road events
Marathon men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men
Pole vault men
Shot put men
Discus throw men
Hammer throw men
Javelin throw men
56 lb weight throw men
Combined events
Pentathlon men
Decathlon men
Cross-country events
Individual men
Team men

The men's 1500 metres event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Wednesday, August 18, 1920 and on Thursday, August 19, 1920.

Twenty-nine runners from 12 nations competed.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3:54.7 Sweden John Zander Stockholm (SWE) August 5, 1917
Olympic Record 3:56.8 United Kingdom Arnold Jackson Stockholm (SWE) July 10, 1912

Results[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Václav Vohralík (TCH) 4:02.2 Q
2  Albert Hill (GBR) 4:03.2 Q
3  André Audinet (FRA) 4:03.7 Q
4  Edvin Wide (SWE) 4:03.8
5  Edward Lawrence (CAN) 4:03.9
6  Carlo Martinenghi (ITA)
 Lucien Bangels (BEL) DNF
 Edward Curtis (USA) DNF

Semifinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Sven Lundgren (SWE) 4:07.0 Q
2  Duncan McPhee (GBR) 4:07.2 Q
3  Lawrence Shields (USA) 4:07.4 Q
4  Armand Burtin (FRA) 4:07.7
5  Eivind Rasmussen (NOR) 4:08.2
6  Tommy Town (CAN)
7  Giuseppe Bonini (ITA)
8  Théophile Roeckaert (BEL)

Semifinal 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  John Zander (SWE) 4:08.1 Q
2  Arturo Porro (ITA) 4:09.0 Q
3  James Connolly (USA) 4:09.3 Q
4  Maurice de Conninck (FRA) 4:09.8
5  Léoncé Oleffe (BEL) 4:11.5

Semifinal 4

René Leray was allowed to participate in the final after being hindered.

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Joie Ray (USA) 4:13.4 Q
2  Philip Noel-Baker (GBR) 4:14.3 Q
3  Léon Fourneau (BEL) 4:14.8 Q
4  Fritz Kiölling (SWE) 4:14.8
5  René Leray (FRA) 4:15.0 q
6  Saburo Hasumi (JPN)
 Juan Muguerza (ESP) DNF
 Johannes Villemson (EST) DQ

Final[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1  Albert Hill (GBR) 4:01.8
2  Philip Noel-Baker (GBR) 4:02.3
3  Lawrence Shields (USA) 4:03.0
4  Václav Vohralík (TCH) 4:04.6
5  Sven Lundgren (SWE) 4:06.3
6  André Audinet (FRA) 4:06.4
7  Arturo Porro (ITA) 4:06.6
8  Joie Ray (USA) 4:10.0
9  Léon Fourneau (BEL) 4:10.3
10  René Leray (FRA) 4:16.5
 Duncan McPhee (GBR) DNF
 James Connolly (USA) DNF
 John Zander (SWE) DNF

References[edit]