Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres

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Men's 400 metres
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Dates August 2 (heats, quarter-finals)
August 3 (semi-finals, final)
Competitors 50 from 20 nations
Winning time 47.8
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Ray Barbuti  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) James Ball  Canada
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Joachim Büchner  Germany
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

These are the official results of the Men's 400 metres event at the 1928 Summer Olympics in Amsterdam.

Results[edit]

Round One[edit]

The top two finshers in each of the 15 heats advanced to Round Two.

Heat One

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Hermon Phillips  United States 49.4 s
2 Georges Dupont  France
3 Zygmunt Wiess  Poland 50.8 s
4 Rinus van den Berge  Netherlands
5 Víctor Villaseñor  Mexico

Heat Two

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Euil Snider  United States 50.4 s
2 François Prinsen  Belgium

Heat Three

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Phil Edwards  Canada 49.8 s
2 Georges Krotoff  France 50.5 s
3 Jaroslav Vykoupil  Czechoslovakia
4 Stefan Kostrzewski  Poland 52.2 s

Heat Four

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 John Rinkel  Great Britain 50.2 s
2 Johann Bartl  Czechoslovakia
3 Émile Langenraedt  Belgium
4 Feliks Zuber  Poland 52.6 s

Heat Five

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jochen Büchner  Germany 50.2 s
2 Andries Hoogerwerf  Netherlands

Heat Six

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Ray Barbuti  United States 49.8 s
2 Sean Lavan  Ireland
3 Louis Lundgren  Denmark
4 Jeno Szalay  Hungary
5 Rudolfo Hannig  Chile

Heat Seven

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Harry Storz  Germany 50.6 s
2 Harry Broos  Netherlands
3 Joaquín Miquel  Spain

Heat Eight

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jimmy Ball  Canada 55.8 s
2 Roger Leigh-Wood  Great Britain

Heat Nine

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jesús Moraila  Mexico 1 m (60 s)
2 James Hall  India

Heat Ten

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 László Barsi  Hungary 55.6 s
2 José Lucílo Iturbe  Mexico

Heat Eleven

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Joe Tierney  United States 49.8 s
2 Alex Wilson  Canada 49.9 s
3 Klemens Biniakowski  Poland 50.8 s

Heat Twelve

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 René Féger  France 51.4 s
2 Billy Green  Great Britain
3 José Vicente Salinas  Chile

Heat Thirteen

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Hermann Geißler  Austria 50.2 s
2 Adje Paulen  Netherlands
3 László Magdics  Hungary
4 Vasilios Stavrinos  Greece
5 Fritz Eyschen  Luxembourg

Heat Fourteen

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Otto Neumann  Germany 50.6 s
2 Fred Macbeth  Canada
3 Charles Stuart  Australia
4 Mór Gero  Hungary

Heat Fifteen

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Reinhold Schmidt  Germany 50.0 s
2 Joseph Jackson  France 50.6 s
3 John Hanlon  Great Britain
4 Alfonso García  Mexico

Round Two[edit]

The first two finishers in each of the six heats advanced to the Semifinal Round.

Heat One

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Hermon Phillips  United States 49.6 s
2 Georges Krotoff  France
3 Billy Green  Great Britain
4 Reinhold Schmidt  Germany
5 James Hall  India

Heat Two

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Ray Barbuti  United States 48.8 s
2 Alex Wilson  Canada
3 Otto Neumann  Germany
4 Georges Dupont  France
5 Jesús Moraila  Mexico

Heat Three

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jimmy Ball  Canada 49.2 s
2 René Féger  France
3 Euil Snider  United States
4 Andries Hoogerwerf  Netherlands
5 Hermann Geißler  Austria

Heat Four

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Harry Storz  Germany 49.4 s
2 John Rinkel  Great Britain
3 Joseph Jackson  France
4 François Prinsen  Belgium
5 José Lucílo Iturbe  Mexico

Heat Five

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Phil Edwards  Canada 49.2 s
2 Harry Broos  Netherlands
3 Johann Bartl  Czechoslovakia
4 Joe Tierney  United States
5 Sean Lavan  Ireland

Heat Six

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Joachim Büchner  Germany 48.6 s
2 László Barsi  Hungary
3 Roger Leigh-Wood  Great Britain
4 Adje Paulen  Netherlands
5 Fred Macbeth  Canada

Semi-Final[edit]

The first three finishers in each of the two heats advanced to the Final Round.

Heat One

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jimmy Ball  Canada 48.6 s
2 Ray Barbuti  United States 48.8 s
3 Harry Werner Storz  Germany 49.0 s
4 László Barsi  Hungary 49.2 s
5 Harry Broos  Netherlands 49.9 s
6 Georges Krotoff  France

Heat Two

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Joachim Büchner  Germany 48.6 s
2 Hermon Phillips  United States 49.1 s
3 John Rinkel  Great Britain 49.1 s
4 Alex Wilson  Canada 49.2 s
5 René Féger  France 49.6 s
6 Phil Edwards  Canada 50.2 s

Final[edit]

Place Athlete Time
1  Ray Barbuti (USA) 47.8s
2  James Ball (CAN) 48.0s
3  Joachim Buchner (GER) 48.2s
4  John Rinkel (GBR) 48.4s
5  Harry Werner Storz (GER) 48.8s
6  Hermon Phillips (USA) 49.0s

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