Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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Men's 1500 metres
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates August 4 (heats)
August 6 (final)
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1936 1952»
Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
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
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's 1500 metres event at the 1948 Olympic Games took place August 4 and August 6. The final was won by Swede Henry Eriksson.




Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1st Henry Eriksson Sweden 3:49.8
2nd Lennart Strand Sweden 3:50.4
3rd Wim Slijkhuis Netherlands 3:50.4
4 Václav Čevona Czechoslovakia 3:51.2
5 Gösta Bergkvist Sweden 3:52.2
6 Bill Nankeville Great Britain 3:52.6
7 Don Gehrmann United States 3:54.4
8 Erik Jørgensen Denmark 3:54.5
9 Sándor Garay Hungary 3:56.1
10 Josy Barthel Luxembourg 3:56.9
11 Denis Johansson Finland
12 Marcel Hansenne France 4:02.0