Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

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Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Helsinki, Finland
Dates 20 July 1952 (heats, quarterfinals)
21 July 1952 (semifinals, final)
Competitors 72 from 34 nations
Winning time 10.4 seconds
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Jamaica
Bronze medal    Great Britain
«1948 1956»
Athletics at the
1952 Summer Olympics
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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
steeplechase
men
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 100 metres sprint event at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki, Finland was held at the Olympic Stadium on 20 and 21 July. The final was won by American Lindy Remigino.

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st Lindy Remigino United States 10.79
2nd Herb McKenley Jamaica 10.80
3rd McDonald Bailey Great Britain 10.83
4 Dean Smith United States 10.84
5 Vladimir Sukharev Soviet Union 10.88
6 John Treloar Australia 10.91

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 John Treloar Australia 10.92
2 Alan Lillington Great Britain 11.06
3 Gabriel Lareya Gold Coast 11.18
4 Miroslav Horčic Czechoslovakia 11.23
5 Ásmundur Bjarnason Iceland 11.40
6 Youssef Ali Omar Egypt 11.53
7 José Julio Barillas Guatemala 11.56

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Étienne Bally France 10.97
2 Angel Kolev Bulgaria 11.01
3 Paul Dolan Ireland 11.12
4 Raúl Mazorra Cuba 11.19
5 Robert Hutchinson Canada 11.26
6 Masaji Tajima Japan 11.29
7 Adulya Vanastit Thailand 11.61

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 McDonald Bailey Great Britain 10.65
2 Carlo Vittori Italy 10.98
3 Mikhail Kazantsev Soviet Union 11.16
4 Hörður Haraldsson Iceland 11.32
5 Javier Souza Mexico 11.31
6 Stefanos Petrakis Greece 11.33

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 William Jack Great Britain 11.05
2 Romeo Galán Argentina 11.11
3 Levan Sanadze Soviet Union 11.13
4 Emad El-Din Shafei Egypt 11.40
5 Guillermo Gutiérrez Venezuela 11.42
6 Boonterm Pakpuang Thailand 11.85

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Herb McKenley Jamaica 10.88
2 György Csányi Hungary 11.09
3 Emil Kiszka Poland 11.13
4 Pauli Tavisalo Finland 11.30
5 Tomás Paquete Portugal 11.45
6 Walter Sutton Canada 11.45

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 David Tabak Israel 11.12
2 Tomio Hosoda Japan 11.14
3 Willy Schneider Switzerland 11.22
4 Angel Gavrilov Bulgaria 11.29
5 Juan Leiva Venezuela 11.31

Heat seven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Vladimir Sukharev Soviet Union 10.93
2 Theo Saat Netherlands 11.02
3 Muhammad Sharif Butt Pakistan 11.17
4 Voitto Hellstén Finland 11.36
5 George Acquaah Gold Coast 11.47
6 Mariano Acosta Argentina 11.58
7 Wolfgango Montanari Italy 12.25

Heat eight

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Rafael Fortún Cuba 10.93
2 Byron LaBeach Jamaica 11.09
3 Franco Leccese Italy 11.18
4 Issi Baran Finland 11.32
5 Fritz Griesser Switzerland 11.54

Heat nine

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Werner Zandt Germany 11.03
2 Muhammad Aslam Pakistan 11.18
3 Don McFarlane Canada 11.25
4 Zdeněk Pospíšil Czechoslovakia 11.25
5 Edward Ajado Nigeria 11.25
6 Fawzi Chaaban Egypt 11.51
- Enrique Beckles Argentina DQ

Heat ten

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Art Bragg United States 10.73
2 Hans Wehrli Switzerland 11.00
3 Titus Erinle Nigeria 11.12
4 László Zarándi Hungary 11.26
5 Pétur Sigurðsson Iceland 11.55
6 Aroon Sankosik Thailand 11.76

Heat eleven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lindy Remigino United States 10.73
2 Lavy Pinto India 11.00
3 René Bonino France 11.00
4 František Brož Czechoslovakia 11.32
5 Abdul Aziz Pakistan 11.48
6 Rui Maia Portugal 11.79

Heat twelve

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dean Smith United States 10.90
2 Alain Porthault India 11.04
3 Erich Fuchs Hungary 11.19
4 Karim Olowu Netherlands 11.27

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 McDonald Bailey Great Britain 10.73
2 John Treloar Australia 10.84
3 Alain Porthault France 10.99
4 Muhammad Aslam Pakistan 11.02
5 Byron LaBeach Jamaica 11.05
- Angel Kolev Bulgaria DQ

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lindy Remigino United States 10.68
2 Theo Saat Netherlands 10.93
3 Lavy Pinto India 10.98
4 Étienne Bally France 10.98
5 Hans Wehrli Switzerland 11.05
6 Alan Lillington Great Britain 11.26

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dean Smith United States 10.69
2 Rafael Fortún Cuba 10.90
3 William Jack Great Britain 10.94
4 Werner Zandt Germany 10.98
5 Romeo Galán Argentina 11.08
6 David Tabak Israel 11.10

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Herb McKenley Jamaica 10.72
2 Art Bragg United States 10.75
3 Vladimir Sukharev Soviet Union 10.92
4 Tomio Hosoda Japan 11.03
5 György Csányi Hungary 11.07
6 Carlo Vittori Italy 11.79

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 McDonald Bailey Great Britain 10.74
2 Dean Smith United States 10.78
3 Vladimir Sukharev Soviet Union 10.86
4 Lavy Pinto India 10.94
5 Alain Porthault France 11.04
6 Art Bragg United States 11.43

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Herb McKenley Jamaica 10.74
2 Lindy Remigino United States 10.74
3 John Treloar Australia 10.76
4 Rafael Fortún Cuba 10.92
5 William Jack Great Britain 11.01
6 Theo Saat Netherlands 11.12

Key: DQ = Disqualified

References[edit]