Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 3000 metres steeplechase

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Men's 3000 metres steeplechase
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Dates August 1 (heats)
August 4 (final)
Competitors 22
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Toivo Loukola  Finland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Paavo Nurmi  Finland
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Ove Andersen  Finland
1924
1932
Athletics at the
1928 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men women
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
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
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's 3000 metres steeplechase event at the 1928 Olympic Games took place August 1 & August 4.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Ville Ritola  Finland 9:46.6 Q
2 Melvin Dalton  United States 9:58.6 Q
3 Nils Eklöf  Sweden Q
4 Walter Gegan  United States
5 Henry Oliver  Great Britain
6 Nello Bartolini  Italy
7 Jozef Langenus  Belgium
8 Art Keay  Canada

Key: Q = Qualified

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Paavo Nurmi  Finland 9:58.8 Q
2 Lucien Duquesne  France 9:58.9 Q
3 William Spencer  United States Q
4 Norman Biddulph  Great Britain
5 Edgard Viseur  Belgium
6 Henrique Santos  Portugal
Gerry Coughlan  Ireland DNF

Key: DNF = Did not finish, Q = Qualified

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Toivo Loukola  Finland 9:37.6 Q
2 Ove Andersen  Finland Q
3 Henri Dartigues  France Q
4 Jean-Gunnar Lindgren  Sweden
5 Vernon Morgan  Great Britain
6 Joe Blewitt  Great Britain
7 Jesse Montgomery  United States

Key: Q = Qualified

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Toivo Loukola  Finland 9:21.8 WR
2 Paavo Nurmi  Finland 9:31.2
3 Ove Andersen  Finland 9:35.6
4 Nils Eklöf  Sweden 9:38.0
5 Henri Dartigues  France 9:40.0
6 Lucien Duquesne  France 9:40.5
7 Melvin Dalton  United States
8 William Spencer  United States
Ville Ritola  Finland DNF

Key: DNF = Did not finish, WR = World record

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