Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

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Men's 800 metres
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Dates July 29 (heats)
July 30 (semifinals)
July 31 (final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Douglas Lowe  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Erik Byléhn  Sweden
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hermann Engelhard  Germany
1924
1932
Video on YouTube Official Video
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 800 metre event at the 1928 Olympic Games took place between July 29 & July 31.

Results[edit]

Round One[edit]

The first three finishers in each of the eight heats advanced to the Semifinal Round.

Heat One

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Alex Wilson  Canada 1:59.2
2 Erik Byléhn  Sweden 1:59.8
3 John Sittig  United States 2:00.6
4 Guus Zeegers  Netherlands
5 Gérald Bertheloot  Belgium
6 Vasilios Stavrinos  Greece
7 Louis Schmit  Luxembourg

Heat Two

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Otto Peltzer  Germany 1:57.4
2 Brant Little  Canada 1:57.8
3 Wilfred Tatham  Great Britain 1:58.2
4 Adje Paulen  Netherlands
5 William Whyte  Australia
6 Albert Larsen  Denmark

Heat Three

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Jean Keller  France 1:59.0
2 Paul Martin  Switzerland 1:59.4
3 Ray Watson  United States 1:59.6
4 Wilhelm Tarnogrocki  Germany 1:59.9
5 Alfonso García  Mexico
6 Andries Hoogerwerf  Netherlands
7 Antonios Mangos  Greece

Heat Four

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Georges Baraton  France 2:03.4
2 Earl Fuller  United States 2:03.8
3 Olaf Strand  Norway 2:03.8
4 Ettore Tavernari  Italy
5 Philippe Coenjaerts  Belgium
6 Harry Houghton  Great Britain

Heat Five

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Lloyd Hahn  United States 1:56.8
2 Hermann Englehard  Sweden 1:57.0
3 Vilém Šindler  Czechoslovakia 1:57.0
4 René Féger  France
5 Jack Walters  Canada
6 Charles Stuart  Australia

Heat Six

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Serafín Dengra  Argentina 2:01.2
2 Douglas Lowe  Great Britain 2:02.2
3 Guido Cominotto  Italy 2:02.4
4 Ömer Besim Koşalay  Turkey

Heat Seven

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Séra Martin  France 1:58.8
2 László Barsi  Hungary 1:59.0
3 Fredy Müller  Germany 1:59.4
4 Adolf Kittel  Czechoslovakia 1:59.6
5 Feliks Malanowski  Poland 1:59.8
6 Gerry Coughlan  Ireland
7 J. Murphy  India

Heat Eight

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Phil Edwards  Canada 1:59.4
2 Ralph Starr  Great Britain 1:59.8
3 Norman MacEachern  Ireland 1:59.8
4 Leopoldo Ledesma  Argentina
5 José Lucílo Iturbe  Mexico
6 Joaquín Miquel  Spain 2:03.2

Semifinals[edit]

The three fastest runners from each of the three heats advanced to the Final Round.

Heat One

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Earl Fuller  United States 1:55.6
2 Douglas Lowe  Great Britain 1:55.8
3 Jean Keller  France 1:56.0
4 László Barsi  Hungary 1:56.2
5 Otto Peltzer  Germany 1:56.3
6 Alex Wilson  Canada 1:57.1
7 Vilém Šindler  Czechoslovakia
AC Norman MacEachern  Ireland DNF

Heat Two

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Erik Blyéhn  Sweden 1:55.6
2 Ray Watson  United States 1:56.8
3 Hermann Engelhard  Germany 1:56.8
4 Brant Little  Canada 1:57.6
5 Ralph Starr  Great Britain
6 Guido Cominotto  Italy
7 Serafín Dengra  Argentina

Heat Three

Rank Athlete Country Time
1 Lloyd Hahn  United States 1:52.6
2 Phil Edwards  Canada 1:52.8
3 Séra Martin  France 1:53.0
4 Paul Martin  Switzerland 1:53.3
5 John Sittig  United States 1:53.4
6 Fredy Müller  Germany 1:53.8
7 Wilfred Tatham  Great Britain
8 Olaf Strand  Norway 1:59.9

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Douglas Lowe  Great Britain 1:51.8 OR
2 Erik Byléhn  Sweden 1:52.8
3 Hermann Engelhard  Germany 1:53.2
4 Phil Edwards  Canada 1:54.0
5 Lloyd Hahn  United States 1:54.2
6 Séra Martin  France 1:54.6
7 Earl Fuller  United States 1:55.0
8 Jean Keller  France 1:57.0
9 Ray Watson  United States 2:03.0

Key: OR = Olympic record

References[edit]