Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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Men's 1500 metres
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Olympisch Stadion
Dates August 18–19
Competitors 29 from 12 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Albert Hill  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Philip Noel-Baker  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lawrence Shields  United States
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The men's 1500 metres event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Wednesday, August 18, 1920, and on Thursday, August 19, 1920. Twenty-nine runners from 12 nations competed.[1]

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3:54.7 Sweden John Zander Stockholm (SWE) August 5, 1917
Olympic Record 3:56.8 United Kingdom Arnold Jackson Stockholm (SWE) July 10, 1912

Results[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Semifinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Václav Vohralík (TCH) 4:02.2 Q
2  Albert Hill (GBR) 4:03.2 Q
3  André Audinet (FRA) 4:03.7 Q
4  Edvin Wide (SWE) 4:03.8
5  Edward Lawrence (CAN) 4:03.9
6  Carlo Martinenghi (ITA)
 Lucien Bangels (BEL) DNF
 Edward Curtis (USA) DNF

Semifinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Sven Lundgren (SWE) 4:07.0 Q
2  Duncan McPhee (GBR) 4:07.2 Q
3  Lawrence Shields (USA) 4:07.4 Q
4  Armand Burtin (FRA) 4:07.7
5  Eivind Rasmussen (NOR) 4:08.2
6  Tommy Town (CAN)
7  Giuseppe Bonini (ITA)
8  Théophile Roeckaert (BEL)

Semifinal 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  John Zander (SWE) 4:08.1 Q
2  Arturo Porro (ITA) 4:09.0 Q
3  James Connolly (USA) 4:09.3 Q
4  Maurice de Conninck (FRA) 4:09.8
5  Léoncé Oleffe (BEL) 4:11.5

Semifinal 4

René Leray was allowed to participate in the final after being hindered.

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1  Joie Ray (USA) 4:13.4 Q
2  Philip Noel-Baker (GBR) 4:14.3 Q
3  Léon Fourneau (BEL) 4:14.8 Q
4  Fritz Kiölling (SWE) 4:14.8
5  René Leray (FRA) 4:15.0 q
6  Saburo Hasumi (JPN)
 Juan Muguerza (ESP) DNF
 Johannes Villemson (EST) DQ

Final[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1  Albert Hill (GBR) 4:01.8
2  Philip Noel-Baker (GBR) 4:02.3
3  Lawrence Shields (USA) 4:03.0
4  Václav Vohralík (TCH) 4:04.6
5  Sven Lundgren (SWE) 4:06.3
6  André Audinet (FRA) 4:06.4
7  Arturo Porro (ITA) 4:06.6
8  Joie Ray (USA) 4:10.0
9  Léon Fourneau (BEL) 4:10.3
10  René Leray (FRA) 4:16.5
 Duncan McPhee (GBR) DNF
 James Connolly (USA) DNF
 John Zander (SWE) DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1920 Antwerp Games: Men's 1500 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 23 October 2017. 

External links[edit]

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French). 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 11 August 2007.