Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres

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Men's 400 metres
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
Venue Olympiastadion: Berlin, Germany
Dates August 6 (heats and quarterfinals)
August 7 (semifinals and final)
Competitors 42 from 25 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1932 1948»
Athletics at the
1936 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m steeple men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
50 km walk 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 women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's 400 metres sprint event at the 1936 Olympic Games took place in early August. The final was won by American Archie Williams.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the eight heats advanced to the quarterfinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Bill Roberts Great Britain 48.1
2 Olle Danielsson Sweden 48.6
3 Johnny Loaring Canada 49.1
4 Albert Jud Switzerland 49.4
5 Tibor Ribényi Hungary 50.1

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Georges Henry France 49.2
2 Karel Kněnický Czechoslovakia 49.6
3 Dennis Shore South Africa 49.9
4 Sven Strömberg Sweden 50.0
5 Johann Baptist Gudenus Austria 52.9

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Godfrey Brown Great Britain 48.8
2 Mario Lanzi Italy 49.3
3 Adolf Metzner Germany 50.2
4 Mohamed Ebeid Egypt 50.5
5 Jean Verhaert Belgium 50.7
6 Leonard Tay China 52.4

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Harold Smallwood United States 49.0
2 Marshall Limon Canada 49.2
3 József Vadas Hungary 49.2
4 Rolf Schønheyder Norway 49.4
5 Antônio de Carvalho Brazil 50.4
6 Hiroyoshi Kubota Japan 50.8

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jimmy LuValle United States 49.1
2 Juan Carlos Anderson Argentina 49.4
3 Zoltán Zsitva Hungary 49.8
4 Francisc Nemeş Romania 50.9
5 Keiji Imai Japan 51.0

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Hermann Blazejezak Germany 47.9
2 Godfrey Rampling Great Britain 48.6
3 Börje Strandvall Finland 49.3
4 Raymond Boisset France 49.5
5 Jean Krombach Luxembourg 50.4

Heat seven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Archie Williams United States 47.8
2 William Fritz Canada 49.0
3 Gunnar Christensen Denmark 49.3
4 Toyoyi Aihara Japan 50.2
5 Raúl Muñoz Chile 50.5

Heat eight

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Pierre Skawinski France 48.9
2 Bertil von Wachenfeldt Sweden 49.0
3 Rudolf Klupsch Germany 49.1
4 Alfred König Austria 49.4
5 Gyan Bhalla India 52.4

Quarterfinals[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the four heats advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Bill Roberts Great Britain 47.7
2 Harold Smallwood United States 48.6
3 Mario Lanzi Italy 48.8
4 Zoltán Zsitva Hungary 49.4
5 Dennis Shore South Africa 49.6
6 Gunnar Christensen Denmark 51.0

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Hermann Blazejezak Germany 48.2
2 Godfrey Brown Great Britain 48.3
3 William Fritz Canada 48.4
4 Bertil von Wachenfeldt Sweden 48.5
5 Georges Henry France 49.4
6 Börje Strandvall Finland 49.9

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Archie Williams United States 48.0
2 Juan Carlos Anderson Argentina 48.7
3 Johnny Loaring Canada 49.3
4 Olle Danielsson Sweden 49.6

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jimmy LuValle United States 47.6
2 Pierre Skawinski France 48.0
3 Godfrey Rampling Great Britain 48.0
4 Rudolf Klupsch Germany 48.8
5 Marshall Limon Canada 48.9
6 Karel Kněnický Czechoslovakia 49.6

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the two heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Archie Williams United States 47.2
2 Bill Roberts Great Britain 48.0
3 Johnny Loaring Canada 48.1
4 Mario Lanzi Italy 48.2
5 Pierre Skawinski France 52.0

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jimmy LuValle United States 47.1
2 Godfrey Brown Great Britain 47.3
3 William Fritz Canada 47.4
4 Godfrey Rampling Great Britain 47.5
5 Juan Carlos Anderson Argentina 48.5
5 Hermann Blazejezak Germany 49.2

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Archie Williams United States 46.5
2 Godfrey Brown Great Britain 46.7
3 James LuValle United States 46.8
4 Bill Roberts Great Britain 46.8
5 William Fritz Canada 47.8
6 Johnny Loaring Canada 48.2

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