Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

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Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates August 31 (heats and quarterfinals)
September 2 (semifinals and final)
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1956 1964»
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men women
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
20 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 400 metres hurdling event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between August 31 and September 2.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest two hurdlers in each of the six heats (blue) and the next two fastest (pink) advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Bruno Galliker Switzerland 51.20
2 Dick Howard United States 51.32
3 Anubes da Silva Brazil 52.25
4 Max Boyes Great Britain 52.32
5 Wiesław Król Poland 52.52
6 Mohamed Zouaki Morocco 55.65

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jan Gulbrandsen Norway 52.39
2 Glenn Davis United States 52.41
3 Arnold Matsulevich Soviet Union 53.00
4 George Shepherd Canada 53.05
5 Marcel Lambrechts Belgium 53.67

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Cliff Cushman United States 51.98
2 Willi Matthias Germany 52.23
3 Keiji Ogushi Japan 52.58
4 Chris Goudge Great Britain 52.75
5 Muhammad Yaqub Pakistan 52.91
6 Mongi Soussi Zarrouki Tunisia 54.34

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Georgy Chevychalov Soviet Union 51.97
2 Salvatore Morale Italy 52.13
3 Per-Owe Trollsås Sweden 52.49
4 Wolfgang Fischer Germany 53.35
5 Dimitrios Skourtis Greece 53.85

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Helmut Janz Germany 51.30
2 Bartonjo Rotich Kenya 51.39
3 Jussi Rintamäki Finland 51.70
4 Elio Catola Italy 51.94
5 Fahir Özgüden Turkey 55.43
6 Nazzar Al-Jamali Iraq 58.0

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 John Metcalf Great Britain 52.24
2 Moreno Martini Italy 52.26
3 Boris Kriunov Soviet Union 52.66
4 Víctor Maldonado Venezuela 52.79
5 Zdzisław Kumiszcze Poland 53.47
6 Li Po-Ting Republic of China 54.23

Semifinals[edit]

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

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Glenn Davis United States 51.20
2 Jussi Rintamäki Finland 51.20
3 Helmut Janz Germany 51.55
4 Georgy Chevychalov Soviet Union 52.14
5 Elio Catola Italy 52.44
6 Jan Gulbrandsen Norway 52.56
7 Moreno Martini Italy 52.57

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Cliff Cushman United States 50.89
2 Dick Howard United States 50.91
3 Bruno Galliker Switzerland 51.47
4 Salvatore Morale Italy 51.48
5 Bartonjo Rotich Kenya 51.95
6 Willi Matthias Germany 51.97
7 John Metcalf Great Britain 52.72

Final[edit]

wind = 0.1 m/s.

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Glenn Davis United States 49.51 OR
2 Cliff Cushman United States 49.77
3 Dick Howard United States 49.90
4 Helmut Janz Germany 50.05
5 Jussi Rintamäki Finland 50.98
6 Bruno Galliker Switzerland 51.11

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]