Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 3000 metres steeplechase

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Men's 3000 metres steeplechase
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Dates August 1 (heats)
August 4 (final)
Competitors 22
Medalists
Gold medal    Finland
Silver medal    Finland
Bronze medal    Finland
«1924 1932»
Athletics at the
1928 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men women
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 women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's 3000 metres steeplechase event at the 1928 Olympic Games took place August 1 & August 4.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Ville Ritola Finland 9:46.6 Q
2 Melvin Dalton United States 9:58.6 Q
3 Nils Eklöf Sweden Q
4 Walter Gegan United States
5 Henry Oliver Great Britain
6 Nello Bartolini Italy
7 Jozef Langenus Belgium
8 Art Keay Canada

Key: Q = Qualified

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Paavo Nurmi Finland 9:58.8 Q
2 Lucien Duquesne France 9:58.9 Q
3 William Spencer United States Q
4 Norman Biddulph Great Britain
5 Edgard Viseur Belgium
6 Henrique Santos Portugal
Gerry Coughlan Ireland DNF

Key: DNF = Did not finish, Q = Qualified

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Toivo Loukola Finland 9:37.6 Q
2 Ove Andersen Finland Q
3 Henri Dartigues France Q
4 Jean-Gunnar Lindgren Sweden
5 Vernon Morgan Great Britain
6 Joe Blewitt Great Britain
7 Jesse Montgomery United States

Key: Q = Qualified

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Toivo Loukola Finland 9:21.8 WR
2 Paavo Nurmi Finland 9:31.2
3 Ove Andersen Finland 9:35.6
4 Nils Eklöf Sweden 9:38.0
5 Henri Dartigues France 9:40.0
6 Lucien Duquesne France 9:40.5
7 Melvin Dalton United States
8 William Spencer United States
Ville Ritola Finland DNF

Key: DNF = Did not finish, WR = World record

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