Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

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Men's 800 metres
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
Venue Olympiastadion: Berlin, Germany
Dates August 2 (heats)
August 3 (semifinals)
August 4 (final)
Competitors 42 from 23 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 800 metres event at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games took place between August 2 and August 4. The final was won by American John Woodruff.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

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

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Phil Edwards Canada 1:53.7
2 Chuck Hornbostel United States 1:53.7
3 Jean Verhaert Belgium 1:54.3
4 Ferenc Temesvári Hungary 1:55.0
5 Pierre Hemmer Luxembourg 1:56.3
6 Rudi Harbig Germany 1:56.8
7 Francisco Váldez Peru
8 Stavros Velkopoulos Greece

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Harry Williamson United States 1:56.2
2 Ab Conway Canada 1:56.2
3 Pat Boot New Zealand 1:56.6
4 Emil Hübscher Austria 1:57.3
5 Emil Goršek Yugoslavia 1:59.5
6 Carlos Marcenaro Peru 2:00.8

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Brian MacCabe Great Britain 1:54.5
2 Raymond Petit France 1:54.8
3 Hjalmar Johannessen Norway 1:54.9
4 Ewald Mertens Germany 1:55.1
5 Clarke Scholtz South Africa 1:57.6
6 Toshinao Tomie Japan 1:59.9
7 Stanislav Otáhal Czechoslovakia
8 Gyan Bhalla India

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gerald Backhouse Australia 1:57.7
2 Miklós Szabó Hungary 1:57.8
3 John Woodruff United States 1:58.7
4 Frank Handley Great Britain 1:58.9
5 Evžen Rošický Czechoslovakia 1:59.5
6 Paul Martin Switzerland 2:00.0
7 Charles Stein Luxembourg

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jack Powell Great Britain 1:56.0
2 Mario Lanzi Italy 1:56.1
3 Franz Eichberger Austria 1:56.3
4 József Vadas Hungary 1:56.5
5 Willie Botha South Africa 1:57.0
6 Grigorios Georgakopoulos Greece 1:57.3
7 Jack Liddle Canada

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Juan Carlos Anderson Argentina 1:55.1
2 Kazimierz Kucharski Poland 1:55.7
3 Wolfgang Dessecker Germany 1:56.0
4 René Soulier France 1:56.1
5 William Lindeque South Africa 1:56.4
6 Kumao Aochi Japan 1:56.8

Semifinals[edit]

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

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 John Woodruff United States 1:52.7
2 Kazimierz Kucharski Poland 1:54.7
3 Juan Carlos Anderson Argentina 1:54.8
4 Miklós Szabó Hungary 1:55.1
5 Wolfgang Dessecker Germany 1:55.3
6 Franz Eichberger Austria 1:56.2
7 Pat Boot New Zealand
8 Frank Handley Great Britain

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Harry Williamson United States 1:53.1
2 Gerald Backhouse Australia 1:53.2
3 Phil Edwards Canada 1:53.2
4 Jack Powell Great Britain 1:54.8
5 Ewald Mertens Germany 1:54.9
6 René Soulier France 1:56.8
7 Emil Hübscher Austria
8 József Vadas Hungary

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Chuck Hornbostel United States 1:53.2
2 Mario Lanzi Italy 1:54.1
3 Brian MacCabe Great Britain 1:55.4
4 Raymond Petit France 1:55.7
5 Ab Conway Canada 1:55.9
6 Hjalmar Johannessen Norway 1:56.0
7 Ferenc Temesvári Hungary
8 Jean Verhaert Belgium

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st John Woodruff United States 1:52.9
2nd Mario Lanzi Italy 1:53.3
3rd Phil Edwards Canada 1:53.6
4 Kazimierz Kucharski Poland 1:53.8
5 Chuck Hornbostel United States 1:54.6
6 Harry Williamson United States 1:55.8
7 Juan Carlos Anderson Argentina
8 Gerald Backhouse Australia
9 Brian MacCabe Great Britain

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