Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

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Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 14–16 October
Competitors 39 from 26 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    Italy
«1960 1968»
Athletics at the
1964 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's 400 metres hurdles was the longer of the men's hurdle races in the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 14 October, 15 October, and 16 October 1964. 39 athletes from 26 nations entered, with 1 not starting in the first round. The first round was held on 14 October, with the semifinals on 15 October and the final on 16 October.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

The top three runners in each of the 5 heats as well as the fastest remaining runner advanced.

First round, heat 1[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 John Cooper Great Britain 50.5 seconds
2 Gary Knoke Australia 50.9 seconds
3 Roberto Frinolli Italy 51.2 seconds
4 Edvin Zageris Soviet Union 51.5 seconds
5 Bill Gairdner Canada 53.8 seconds
6 Helmut Haid Austria 54.6 seconds
Horst Gieseler Germany Did not finish
Nicola Dimitrov Dagorov Bulgaria Did not start

First round, heat 2[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Rex Cawley United States 50.8 seconds
2 Juan Carlos Pablo Dyrzka Argentina 51.1 seconds
3 Peter Warden Great Britain 51.6 seconds
4 Joachim Singer Germany 52.1 seconds
5 Boguslaw Gierajewski Poland 52.8 seconds
6 Samir Ambrose Vincent Iraq 54.0 seconds
7 Yui Kiyoo Japan 54.7 seconds
8 Michael A. B. Ryan Australia 58.0 seconds

First round, heat 3[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Wilfried Geeroms Belgium 51.2 seconds
2 Ken Roche Australia 51.5 seconds
3 Jay Luck United States 51.7 seconds
4 Jerom Ochana Uganda 52.4 seconds
5 Robert Poirier France 52.6 seconds
6 Valeriu Jurca Romania 52.7 seconds
7 Kimaru Songok Kenya 54.5 seconds
8 Manzoor-Ul-Haq Awan Pakistan 55.3 seconds

First round, heat 4[edit]

Anisimov is listed in the Official Report results for heat 4 as being a competitor for the United States; however, the Official Report lists his nationality as Soviet in all other instances in the report.

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Salvatore Morale Italy 51.1 seconds
2 Vasily Anisimov Soviet Union 51.7 seconds
3 Ferdinand Haas Germany 52.2 seconds
4 John M. W. Hogan Great Britain 52.5 seconds
5 Ogushi Keiji Japan 53.6 seconds
6 Jose Cavero Peru 53.7 seconds
7 Karu Selvaratnam Malaysia 53.8 seconds
8 Djani Kovac Yugoslavia Disqualified

First round, heat 5[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 William Foster Hardin United States 51.3 seconds
2 Víctor Maldonado Venezuela 51.6 seconds
3 Jaakko Tuominen Finland 51.8 seconds
4 Jean-Jacques Behm France 52.2 seconds
5 Iijima Keiki Japan 52.8 seconds
6 Mamadou Sarr Senegal 53.2 seconds
7 Amrit Pal India 53.3 seconds
8 Imant Kuklich Soviet Union 53.3 seconds

Semifinals[edit]

The fast four runners of each of the two semifinals advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Rex Cawley United States 49.8 seconds
2 Roberto Frinolli Italy 50.2 seconds
3 Gary Knoke Australia 50.6 seconds
4 Wilfried Geeroms Belgium 51.0 seconds
5 Peter Warden Great Britain 51.2 seconds
6 Ferdinand Haas Germany 51.6 seconds
7 Edvin Zageris Soviet Union 52.2 seconds
8 Jaakko Tuominen Finland 54.0 seconds

Semifinal 2[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 John Cooper Great Britain 50.4 seconds
2 Jay Luck United States 50.4 seconds
3 Salvatore Morale Italy 50.4 seconds
4 Vasily Anisimov Soviet Union 50.7 seconds
5 Ken Roche Australia 50.8 seconds
6 William Foster Hardin United States 50.9 seconds
7 Victor Maldonado Venezuela 51.1 seconds
8 Juan Carlos Pablo Dyrzka Argentina 53.1 seconds

Final[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Rex Cawley United States 49.6 seconds
2 John Cooper Great Britain 50.1 seconds
3 Salvatore Morale Italy 50.1 seconds
4 Gary Knoke Australia 50.4 seconds
5 Jay Luck United States 50.5 seconds
6 Roberto Frinolli Italy 50.7 seconds
7 Vasily Anisimov Soviet Union 51.1 seconds
8 Wilfried Geeroms Belgium 51.4 seconds

References[edit]

  • Official Report