Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres

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Men's 400 metres
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Dates August 2 (heats, quarter-finals)
August 3 (semi-finals, final)
Competitors 50 from 20 nations
Winning time 47.8
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Canada
Bronze medal    Germany
«1924 1932»
Athletics at the
1928 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
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

These are the official results of the Men's 400 metres event at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam.

Results[edit]

Round One[edit]

The top two finshers in each of the 15 heats advanced to Round Two.

Heat One

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Hermon Phillips United States 49.4 s
2 Georges Dupont France
3 Zygmunt Wiess Poland 50.8 s
4 Rinus van den Berge Netherlands
5 Víctor Villaseñor Mexico

Heat Two

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Euil Snider United States 50.4 s
2 François Prinsen Belgium

Heat Three

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Phil Edwards Canada 49.8 s
2 Georges Krotoff France 50.5 s
3 Jaroslav Vykoupil Czechoslovakia
4 Stefan Kostrzewski Poland 52.2 s

Heat Four

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 John Rinkel Great Britain 50.2 s
2 Johann Bartl Czechoslovakia
3 Émile Langenraedt Belgium
4 Feliks Zuber Poland 52.6 s

Heat Five

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jochen Büchner Germany 50.2 s
2 Andries Hoogerwerf Netherlands

Heat Six

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Ray Barbuti United States 49.8 s
2 Sean Lavan Ireland
3 Louis Lundgren Denmark
4 Jeno Szalay Hungary
5 Rudolfo Hannig Chile

Heat Seven

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Harry Storz Germany 50.6 s
2 Harry Broos Netherlands
3 Joaquín Miquel Spain

Heat Eight

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jimmy Ball Canada 55.8 s
2 Roger Leigh-Wood Great Britain

Heat Nine

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jesús Moraila Mexico 1 m (60 s)
2 James Hall India

Heat Ten

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 László Barsi Hungary 55.6 s
2 José Lucílo Iturbe Mexico

Heat Eleven

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Joe Tierney United States 49.8 s
2 Alex Wilson Canada 49.9 s
3 Klemens Biniakowski Poland 50.8 s

Heat Eleven

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 René Féger France 51.4 s
2 Billy Green Great Britain
3 José Vicente Salinas Chile

Heat Thirteen

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Hermann Geißler Austria 50.2 s
2 Adje Paulen Netherlands
3 László Magdics Hungary
4 Vasilios Stavrinos Greece
5 Fritz Eyschen Luxembourg

Heat Fourteen

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Otto Neumann Germany 50.6 s
2 Fred Macbeth Canada
3 Charles Stuart Australia
4 Mór Gero Hungary

Heat Fifteen

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Reinhold Schmidt Germany 50.0 s
2 Joseph Jackson France 50.6 s
3 John Hanlon Great Britain
4 Alfonso García Mexico

Round Two[edit]

The first two finishers in each of the six heats advanced to the Semifinal Round.

Heat One

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Hermon Phillips United States 49.6 s
2 Georges Krotoff France
3 Billy Green Great Britain
4 Reinhold Schmidt Germany
5 James Hall India

Heat Two

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Ray Barbuti United States 48.8 s
2 Alex Wilson Canada
3 Otto Neumann Germany
4 Georges Dupont France
5 Jesús Moraila Mexico

Heat Three

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jimmy Ball Canada 49.2 s
2 René Féger France
3 Euil Snider United States
4 Andries Hoogerwerf Netherlands
5 Hermann Geißler Austria

Heat Four

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Harry Storz Germany 49.4 s
2 John Rinkel Great Britain
3 Joseph Jackson France
4 François Prinsen Belgium
5 José Lucílo Iturbe Mexico

Heat Five

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Phil Edwards Canada 49.2 s
2 Harry Broos Netherlands
3 Johann Bartl Czechoslovakia
4 Joe Tierney United States
5 Sean Lavan Ireland

Heat Six

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jochen Büchner Germany 48.6 s
2 László Barsi Hungary
3 Roger Leigh-Wood Great Britain
4 Adje Paulen Netherlands
5 Fred Macbeth Canada

Semi-Final[edit]

The first three finishers in each of the two heats advanced to the Final Round.

Heat One

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jimmy Ball Canada 48.6 s
2 Ray Barbuti United States 48.8 s
3 Harry Storz Germany 49.0 s
4 László Barsi Hungary 49.2 s
5 Harry Broos Netherlands 49.9 s
6 Georges Krotoff France

Heat Two

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jochen Büchner Germany 48.6 s
2 Hermon Phillips United States 49.1 s
3 John Rinkel Great Britain 49.1 s
4 Alex Wilson Canada 49.2 s
5 René Féger France 49.6 s
6 Phil Edwards Canada 50.2 s

Final[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1  Ray Barbuti (USA) 47.8s
2  James Ball (CAN) 48.0s
3  Joachim Buchner (GER) 48.2s
4  John Rinkel (GBR) 48.4s
5  Werner Storz (GER) 48.8s
6  Hermon Phillips (USA) 49.0s

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