Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

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Men's 800 metres
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Dates July 20 (heats)
July 21 (semifinals)
July 22 (final)
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1948 1956»
Athletics at the
1952 Summer Olympics
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The men's 800 metres event at the 1952 Olympics took place between July 20 and July 22. The final was won by American Mal Whitfield.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The first round was held on July 20. The first three runners from each heat advanced to the semifinals.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lars Wolfbrandt Sweden 1:55.3
2 Albert Webster Great Britain 1:55.5
3 Gennady Modoy Soviet Union 1:55.8
4 Maurice Marshall New Zealand 1:56.2
5 Johannes Baumgartner Switzerland 1:57.1
6 Mohamed Sanni-Thomas Gold Coast 2:05.8

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mal Whitfield United States 1:52.5
2 Edmund Potrzebowski Poland 1:52.6
3 Tom White Great Britain 1:52.7
4 Olavi Talja Finland 1:52.9
5 Turhan Göker Turkey 1:55.9
6 Evelio Planas Cuba 1:57.6

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jack Hutchins Canada 1:54.5
2 John Barnes United States 1:54.5
3 Jenő Bakos Hungary 1:54.5
4 Roman Korban (pl) Poland 1:54.7
5 Alam Zeb Pakistan 1:56.3
6 Vasilios Mavrodis Greece 1:58.7

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Reggie Pearman United States 1:51.6
2 Petro Chevhun Soviet Union 1:51.8
3 Günther Steines Germany 1:52.7
4 Louis Desmet Belgium 1:52.9
5 René Djian France 1:54.3

Heat 5

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Hans Ring Sweden 1:53.6
2 Arthur Wint Jamaica 1:54.2
3 Don MacMillan Australia 1:55.0
4 Oscar Soetewey Belgium 1:55.4
5 Georgy Ivakin Soviet Union 1:56.4
6 Francisco Rivera Puerto Rico 1:57.6
7 Víctorio Solares Guatemala 2:01.4

Heat 6

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Heinz Ulzheimer Germany 1:51.4
2 Sohan Singh India 1:52.0
3 Ludvík Liška Czechoslovakia 1:52.3
4 John Ross Canada 1:52.5
5 Arqemiro Roque Brazil 1:54.1
6 Lucien Demuynck Belgium 1:57.4
7 Boonpak Kwancharoen Thailand 2:12.6

Heat 7

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Audun Boysen Norway 1:53.2
2 Urban Cleve Germany 1:53.4
3 Frank Evans Great Britain 1:53.8
4 Ekrem Koçak Turkey 1:54.5
5 Filemón Camacho Venezuela 2:00.0
6 Arie Gill-Glick Israel 2:00.9

Heat 8

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Patrick El Mabrouk France 1:52.0
2 Gunnar Nielsen Denmark 1:53.0
3 Bill Parnell Canada 1:53.1
4 Yoshitaka Muroya Japan 1:54.0
5 Fred Lüthi Switzerland 1:55.0
6 Erkki Rönnholm Finland 1:55.7
7 Guðmundur Lárusson Iceland 1:56.5

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the three heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gunnar Nielsen Denmark 1:50.0
2 Mal Whitfield United States 1:50.1
3 Albert Webster Great Britain 1:50.1
4 Audun Boysen Norway 1:50.4
5 Urban Cleve Germany 1:51.6
6 Bill Parnell Canada 1:52.7
7 Pyotr Chevgun Soviet Union 1:52.8
8 Don MacMillan Australia 1:58.4

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Arthur Wint Jamaica 1:52.7
2 Günther Steines Germany 1:52.9
3 Hans Ring Sweden 1:53.0
4 John Barnes United States 1:53.4
5 Tom White Great Britain 1:53.6
6 Ludvík Liška Czechoslovakia 1:54.8
7 Gennady Modoy Soviet Union 1:55.7

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Heinz Ulzheimer Germany 1:51.9
2 Lars Wolfbrandt Sweden 1:52.4
3 Reggie Pearman United States 1:52.5
4 Jack Hutchins Canada 1:52.8
5 Edmund Potrzebowski Poland 1:53.7
6 Sohan Singh India 1:54.9
7 Jenő Bakos Hungary 1:55.5
8 Frank Evans Great Britain 1:56.8

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mal Whitfield United States 1:49.2 =OR
2 Arthur Wint Jamaica 1:49.4
3 Heinz Ulzheimer Germany 1:49.7
4 Gunnar Nielsen Denmark 1:49.7
5 Albert Webster Great Britain 1:50.2
6 Günther Steines Germany 1:50.6
7 Reggie Pearman United States 1:52.1
8 Lars Wolfbrandt Sweden 1:52.1
9 Hans Ring Sweden 1:54.0

References[edit]