Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 3000 metres steeplechase

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Men's 3000 metres steeplechase
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Dates July 23 (heats)
July 25 (final)
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«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 3000 metres steeplechase event at the 1952 Summer Olympic Games took place July 23 and July 25. The final was won by American Horace Ashenfelter.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The first round was held on July 23. The four fastest runners from each heat qualified to the final.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Vladimir Kazantsev Soviet Union 8:58.0 OR
2 Günter Hesselmann Germany 9:05.0
3 Gunnar Karlsson-Tjörnebo Sweden 9:05.4
4 Cahit Önel Turkey 9:06.0
5 Jindřich Roudný Czechoslovakia 9:06.4
6 Kauko Lusenius Finland 9:26.8
7 Kenneth Johnson Great Britain 9:27.0
8 Drago Štritof Yugoslavia 9:28.0
9 Victor Firea Romania 9:29.2
10 Guillermo Solá Chile 9:32.2
11 Pierre Prat France 9:32.8
12 Gulzara Singh Mann India 9:48.6
Bill Ashenfelter United States DNF

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 John Disley Great Britain 8:59.4
2 Olavi Rinteenpää Finland 8:59.4
3 József Apró Hungary 9:00.4
4 Helmut Gude Germany 9:04.2
5 Fyodor Marulin Soviet Union 9:08.4
6 Ali Baghbanbashi Iran 9:13.2
7 Jan Kielas Poland 9:15.4
8 André Lebrun France 9:17.8
9 Susumu Takahashi Japan 9:21.6
10 Božidar Ðurašković Yugoslavia 9:23.2
11 Eric Nilsson Sweden 9:25.0
12 Browning Ross United States 9:44.0

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Horace Ashenfelter United States 8:51.0 OR
2 Mikhail Saltykov Soviet Union 8:55.8
3 Curt Söderberg Sweden 9:02.4
4 Chris Brasher Great Britain 9:03.2
5 Urho Julin Finland 9:09.4
6 László Jeszenszky Hungary 9:11.2
7 André Paris France 9:30.0
8 Robert Schoojans Belgium 9:30.6
9 Petar Šegedin Yugoslavia 9:40.2
Víctorio Solares Guatemala DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1st Horace Ashenfelter United States 8:45.4 WR
2nd Vladimir Kazantsev Soviet Union 8:51.6
3rd John Disley Great Britain 8:51.8
4 Olavi Rinteenpää Finland 8:55.2
5 Curt Söderberg Sweden 8:55.6
6 Günter Hesselmann Germany 8:55.8
7 Mikhail Saltykov Soviet Union 8:56.2
8 Helmut Gude Germany 9:01.4
9 József Apró Hungary 9:04.2
10 Cahit Önel Turkey 9:04.4
11 Chris Brasher Great Britain 9:14.0
12 Gunnar Karlsson-Tjörnebo Sweden 10:26.4

Key: WR = World record

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