Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

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Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Dates July 20 (heats, quarterfinals)
July 21 (semifinals, final)
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1948 1956»
Athletics at the
1952 Summer Olympics
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The men's 400 metres hurdles event at the 1952 Summer Olympic Games took place July 20 and July 21. The final was won by American Charles Moore.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The first round was held on July 20. The three fastest runners from each heat qualified for the quarterfinals.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Charles Moore United States 51.8
2 Lars Ylander Sweden 53.7
3 Eitaro Okano Japan 54.2
4 Rudolf Haidegger Austria 54.8
5 Johny Fonck Luxembourg 57.8

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Timofey Lunev Soviet Union 54.3
2 Lee Yoder United States 55.2
3 Ken Doubleday Australia 55.4
4 Muhammad Shafi Pakistan 56.1
5 Ingi Þorsteinsson Iceland 56.5

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Anatoly Yulin Soviet Union 53.6
2 Fotios Kosmas Greece 53.9
3 Roland Blackman United States 54.8
4 Ragnar Graeffe Finland 55.0
5 Jörn Gevert Chile 56.1
6 Emin Doybak Turkey 56.6

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Yuriy Lituyev Soviet Union 53.5
2 Rainer Pelkonen Finland 54.2
3 Robert Bart France 54.5
4 Pedro Yoma Chile 56.8
5 Paulino Ferrer Venezuela 1:02.1

Heat 5

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Ron Wilkie South Africa 54.5
2 Arvo Hilli Finland 54.6
3 Rune Larsson Sweden 55.9
4 Mirza Khan Pakistan 56.3

Heat 6

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 John Holland New Zealand 53.3
2 Sven-Olov Eriksson Sweden 54.3
3 Angus Scott Great Britain 54.9
4 Kemal Horulu Turkey 55.2
5 Karl Schmid Switzerland 57.5

Heat 7

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 David Gracie Great Britain 54.2
2 Wilson Carneiro Brazil 56.0
3 Hans Schwarz Switzerland 56.3
4 Fernando Fernandes Portugal 56.8
5 Doğan Acarbay Turkey 1:02.8

Heat 8

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Armando Filiput Italy 53.8
2 Harry Whittle Great Britain 53.9
3 Antal Lippay Hungary 54.0
4 Amadeo Francis Puerto Rico 54.0
5 Jean Thureau France 56.7

Quarterfinals[edit]

The quarterfinals were held on July 20. The three fastest runners from each heat qualified for the semifinals.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Charles Moore United States 50.8 OR
2 Anatoly Yulin Soviet Union 52.4
3 Armando Filiput Italy 53.0
4 Robert Bart France 53.0
5 Sven-Olov Eriksson Sweden 53.8
6 Hans Schwarz Switzerland 54.0

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 John Holland New Zealand 52.2
2 Lee Yoder United States 53.3
3 David Gracie Great Britain 53.9
4 Arvo Hilli Finland 54.0
5 Fotios Kosmas Greece 55.3
6 Wilson Carneiro Brazil 59.4

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Yuriy Lituyev Soviet Union 52.2
2 Antal Lippay Hungary 52.7
3 Harry Whittle Great Britain 52.8
4 Lars Ylander Sweden 53.1
5 Ron Wilkie South Africa 54.5
6 Ken Doubleday Australia 1:00.2

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Timofey Lunev Soviet Union 52.7
2 Roland Blackman United States 52.7
3 Rune Larsson Sweden 53.3
4 Angus Scott Great Britain 53.4
5 Rainer Pelkonen Finland 53.9
6 Eitaro Okano Japan 54.4

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals were held on July 21. The three fastest runners from each heat qualified for the final.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Yuriy Lituyev Soviet Union 51.8
2 John Holland New Zealand 52.0
3 Anatoly Yulin Soviet Union 52.1
4 David Gracie Great Britain 52.4
5 Roland Blackman United States 52.7
6 Rune Larsson Sweden 53.9

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Charles Moore United States 52.0
2 Harri Whittle Great Britain 52.9
3 Armando Filiput Italy 53.0
4 Lee Yoder United States 53.0
5 Antal Lippay Hungary 53.0
6 Timofey Lunev Soviet Union 53.1

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1st Charles Moore United States 50.8 =OR
2nd Yuriy Lituyev Soviet Union 51.3
3rd John Holland New Zealand 52.2
4 Anatoliy Yulin Soviet Union 52.8
5 Harry Whittle Great Britain 53.1
6 Armando Filiput Italy 54.4

Key: =OR = Equalled Olympic record

References[edit]