Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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Men's 1500 metres
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Dates August 1 (heats)
August 2 (final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Harri Larva  Finland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jules Ladoumègue  France
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Eino Purje  Finland
← 1924
1932 →

The men's 1500 metre event at the 1928 Olympic Games took place between August 1 & August 2.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The top two runners from each of the six heats advanced to the Final Round.

Heat One

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Hans Wichmann  Germany 4:03.0
2 Adolf Kittel  Czechoslovakia
3 József Marton  Hungary
4 Luigi Becalli  Italy
5 Guus Zeegers  Netherlands
6 George Hyde  Australia
7 Józef Jaworski  Poland 4:14.0
8 Séra Martin  France

Heat Two

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Herbert Böcher  Germany 3:59.6
2 William Whyte  Australia 3:59.9
3 Armas Kinnunen  Finland 4:01.5
4 Albert Larsen  Denmark 4:01.5
5 Reidar Jørgensen  Norway 4:01.6
6 Jack Walters  Canada
AC Frédéric du Hen  Netherlands DNF
AC Gyula Belloni  Hungary DNF
AC Lloyd Hahn  United States DNF

Heat Three

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Eino Purje  Finland 4:00.8
2 Jules Ladoumègue  France
3 Stanley Ashbey  Great Britain
4 Vilém Šindler  Czechoslovakia
5 Serafín Dengra  Argentina
6 Luka Predanić  Yugoslavia 4:27.0
7 Pete Walters  Canada
8 Jan Zeegers  Netherlands

Heat Four

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Paul Martin  Switzerland 4:00.8
2 Harri Larva  Finland 4:02.0
3 Reg Thomas  Great Britain
4 David Griffin  Canada
5 Leopoldo Ledesma  Argentina
AC Sid Robinson  United States DNF

Heat Five

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Ray Conger  United States 4:02.6
2 Jean Keller  France 4:02.7
3 Edvin Wide  Sweden
4 Otto Peltzer  Germany
5 Alex Docherty  Canada
6 Douglas Bell  Great Britain

Heat Six

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Cyril Ellis  Great Britain 4:01.8
2 Hans-Helmuth Krause  Germany
3 Nick Carter  United States
4 Leo Helgas  Finland 4:06.0
5 Danie Jacobs  South Africa
6 Czesław Foryś  Yugoslavia 4:11.5
7 Wilhelm Effern  Netherlands

Final[edit]

Finish of the 1500 m final: first Harri Larva, second Jules Ladoumègue
Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Harri Larva  Finland 3:53.2 OR
2 Jules Ladoumègue  France 3:53.8
3 Eino Purje  Finland 3:56.4
4 Hans Wichmann  Germany 3:56.8
5 Cyril Ellis  Great Britain 3:57.6
6 Paul Martin  Switzerland 3:58.4
7 Hans-Helmuth Krause  Germany 3:59.0
8 Adolf Kittel  Czechoslovakia 4:00.4
9 William Whyte  Australia 4:00.4
10 Ray Conger  United States
11 Jean Keller  France
DNF Herbert Böcher  Germany

Key: DNF = Did not finish, OR = Olympic record

References[edit]