Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 110 metres hurdles

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Men's 110 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 16–17
Competitors 33 from 24 nations
Winning time 13.3
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    Italy
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Athletics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
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3000 m
steeplechase
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The Men's 110 metres hurdles competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. The event was held at the University Olympic Stadium on October 16–17.

Competition format[edit]

The Men's 110m Hurdles competition consisted of heats (Round 1), Semifinals and a Final. The three fastest competitors from each race in the heats qualified for the Semifinals along with the fastest overall competitor not already qualified. The four fastest runners from each of the two semifinal races advanced to the final.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record  Martin Lauer (GER) 13.2 Zurich, Switzerland July 7, 1959
Olympic record  Lee Calhoun (USA) 13.5 Melbourne, Australia November 28, 1956

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Ervin Hall United States 13.7 Q
2 Pierre Schoebel France 13.8 Q
3 Daniel Riedo Switzerland 14.0 Q
4 Giovanni Cornacchia Italy 14.1
5 Franklin Blyden Virgin Islands 14.7
6 Kimaru Songok Kenya 14.7

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Willie Davenport United States 13.6 Q
2 Hinrich John West Germany 13.8 Q
3 Arnaldo Bristol Puerto Rico 13.9 Q
4 Oleg Stepanenko Soviet Union 13.9 q
5 Hernando Arrechea Colombia 14.0
6 Ahmed Ishtiaq Mubarak Malaysia 14.3
7 Su Po-Tai Republic of China 15.0

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Eddy Ottoz Italy 13.5 Q
2 Werner Trzmiel West Germany 13.8 Q
3 Juan Morales Cuba 13.9 Q
4 Gary Knoke Australia 14.1
5 Stuart Storey Great Britain 14.1
6 Simbara Maki Ivory Coast 14.3
7 Fernand Tovondray Madagascar 14.9

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Leon Coleman United States 13.7 Q
2 Bo Forssander Sweden 13.9 Q
3 Kjellfred Weum Norway 14.0 Q
4 Mike Parker Great Britain 14.1
5 Patricio Saavedra Chile 14.4
6 Rogelio Onofre Philippines 15.0

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Viktor Balikhin Soviet Union 13.8 Q
2 Marcel Duriez France 13.9 Q
3 Sergio Liani Italy 13.9 Q
4 Alan Pascoe Great Britain 13.9
5 Lubomír Nádeníček Czechoslovakia 14.1
6 Alfredo Deza Peru 14.3
7 Radhamés Mora Dominican Republic 16.8

Semi Finals[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Ervin Hall United States 13.3 Q OR
2 Eddy Ottoz Italy 13.5 Q
3 Bo Forssander Sweden 13.7 Q
4 Pierre Schoebel France 13.7 Q
5 Hinrich John West Germany 13.8
6 Daniel Riedo Switzerland 14.0
7 Juan Morales Cuba 14.0
8 Viktor Balikhin Soviet Union 14.1

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Willie Davenport United States 13.5 Q
2 Leon Coleman United States 13.5 Q
3 Werner Trzmiel West Germany 13.5 Q
4 Marcel Duriez France 13.7 Q
5 Oleg Stepanenko Soviet Union 13.8
6 Kjellfred Weum Norway 14.0
7 Sergio Liani Italy 14.0
8 Arnaldo Bristol Puerto Rico 14.1

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Willie Davenport United States 13.3
2 Ervin Hall United States 13.4
3 Eddy Ottoz Italy 13.4
4 Leon Coleman United States 13.6
5 Werner Trzmiel West Germany 13.6
6 Bo Forssander Sweden 13.7
7 Marcel Duriez France 13.7
8 Pierre Schoebel France 14.0

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