Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

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Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Venue Wembley Stadium
London, England
Dates 30 July 1948 (heats, quarterfinals)
31 July 1948 (semifinals, final)
Competitors 63 from 33 nations
Winning time 10.3 seconds
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Panama
«1936 1952»
Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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The men's 100 metres sprint event at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, England, we held at Wembley Stadium on 30 and 31 July. The final was won by American Harrison Dillard, in a photo finish. This was the first time a photo finish camera was used at an Olympic Games.[1]

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Harrison Dillard United States 10.3 =OR
2 Barney Ewell United States 10.4
3 Lloyd LaBeach Panama 10.6
4 Alastair McCorquodale Great Britain
5 Mel Patton United States
6 McDonald Bailey Great Britain

Key: =OR = Equalled Olympic record

Preliminaries[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest two runners in each of the twelve heats advanced to the quarterfinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Barney Ewell United States 10.5
2 Alastair McCorquodale Great Britain 10.5
3 Les Laing Jamaica 11.0
4 Angel García Cuba
5 Nestor Jacona Malta

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mel Patton United States 10.6
2 Ivan Hausen Brazil 10.9
3 Jim O'Brien Canada 10.9
4 Fernando Lapuente Argentina
5 Hector Gosset Belgium
6 Guillermo Rodríguez Mexico

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lloyd LaBeach Panama 10.7
2 Béla Goldoványi Hungary
3 Frank Mahoney Bermuda

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Juan López Uruguay 10.5
2 Ken Jones Great Britain 10.6
3 Jan Meijer Netherlands 11.0
4 Máximo Reyes Peru
5 Finnbjörn Þorvaldsson Iceland

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Harrison Dillard United States 10.7
2 Aroldo da Silva Brazil
3 Peter Bloch Norway
4 Pol Braekman Belgium

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 McDonald Bailey Great Britain 10.5
2 Haukur Clausen Iceland 11.0
3 Abram van Heerden South Africa 11.1
4 Carlos Silva Chile
5 Bernabe Lovina Philippines
6 Stanley Lines Bermuda

Heat seven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 John Treloar Australia 10.5
2 René Valmy France 10.8
3 György Csányi Hungary 11.1
4 Carlos Isaac Argentina
5 Sayed Moukhtar Egypt
6 Ali Salman Iraq

Heat eight

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Rafael Fortún Cuba 10.7
2 John Bartram Australia 10.8
3 Basil McKenzie Jamaica 10.8
4 Hélio da Silva Brazil
5 Jo Zwaan Netherlands

Heat nine

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Morris Curotta Australia 10.7
2 Gerardo Bönnhoff Argentina 10.8
3 Raúl Mazorra Cuba 11.1
4 Örn Clausen Iceland
5 Raşit Östaş Turkey
- Perry Johnson Bermuda DQ

Heat ten

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 George Lewis Trinidad and Tobago 10.8
2 Ted Haggis Canada 10.9
3 Walter Pérez Uruguay 11.0
4 Santiago Ferrando Peru
5 Stefanos Petrakis Greece

Heat eleven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Isidoor Van De Wiele Belgium 10.8
2 António Morais Portugal 10.9
3 Alberto Labarthe Chile 11.0
4 Muhammad Sharif Butt Pakistan
5 Charles Thompson British Guiana

Heat twelve

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mario Fayos Uruguay 11.0
2 Eric Prabhakar India 11.0
3 László Bartha Hungary 11.1
4 Jan Kleyn Netherlands
5 Kemal Aksur Turkey
6 Maung Sein Pe Burma
- Étienne Bally France DNF

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 Harrison Dillard United States 10.4
2 Juan López Uruguay 10.6
3 Ken Jones Great Britain 10.7
4 Ivan Hausen Brazil
5 Ted Haggis Canada
6 António Morais Portugal

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Barney Ewell United States 10.5
2 McDonald Bailey Great Britain 10.6
3 Morris Curotta Australia 10.8
4 George Lewis Trinidad and Tobago
5 Béla Goldoványi Hungary
6 Haukur Clausen Iceland

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mel Patton United States 10.4
2 Alastair McCorquodale Great Britain 10.5
3 John Bartram Australia 10.6
4 René Valmy France
5 Mario Fayos Uruguay
6 Isidoor Van De Wiele Belgium

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lloyd LaBeach Panama 10.5
2 John Treloar Australia 10.5
3 Rafael Fortún Cuba 10.6
4 Aroldo da Silva Brazil
5 Gerardo Bönnhoff Argentina
6 Eric Prabhakar India

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 Harrison Dillard United States 10.5
2 Barney Ewell United States 10.5
3 Alastair McCorquodale Great Britain 10.7
4 John Bartram Australia
5 Juan López Uruguay
6 Morris Curotta Australia

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mel Patton United States 10.4
2 Lloyd LaBeach Panama 10.5
3 McDonald Bailey Great Britain 10.6
4 John Treloar Australia
5 Rafael Fortún Cuba
6 Ken Jones Great Britain

Key: =OR = Equalled Olympic record; DNF = Did not finish; DQ = Disqualified

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