Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres

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Men's 400 metres
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
Venue Olympiastadion: Berlin, Germany
Dates August 6 (heats and quarterfinals)
August 7 (semifinals and final)
Competitors 42 from 25 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Archie Williams
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Godfrey Brown
 Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) James LuValle
 United States
← 1932
1948 →

The men's 400 metres sprint event at the 1936 Olympic Games took place in early August. The final was won by American Archie Williams.[1]

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the eight heats advanced to the quarterfinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Bill Roberts  Great Britain 48.1
2 Olle Danielsson  Sweden 48.6
3 Johnny Loaring  Canada 49.1
4 Albert Jud  Switzerland 49.4
5 Tibor Ribényi  Hungary 50.1

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Georges Henry  France 49.2
2 Karel Kněnický  Czechoslovakia 49.6
3 Dennis Shore  South Africa 49.9
4 Sven Strömberg  Sweden 50.0
5 Johann Baptist Gudenus  Austria 52.9

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Godfrey Brown  Great Britain 48.8
2 Mario Lanzi  Italy 49.3
3 Adolf Metzner  Germany 50.2
4 Mohamed Ebeid  Egypt 50.5
5 Jean Verhaert  Belgium 50.7
6 Leonard Tay  Republic of China 52.4

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Harold Smallwood  United States 49.0
2 Marshall Limon  Canada 49.2
3 József Vadas  Hungary 49.2
4 Rolf Schønheyder  Norway 49.4
5 Antônio de Carvalho  Brazil 50.4
6 Hiroyoshi Kubota  Japan 50.8

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jimmy LuValle  United States 49.1
2 Juan Carlos Anderson  Argentina 49.4
3 Zoltán Zsitva  Hungary 49.8
4 Francisc Nemeş  Romania 50.9
5 Keiji Imai  Japan 51.0

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Hermann Blazejezak  Germany 47.9
2 Godfrey Rampling  Great Britain 48.6
3 Börje Strandvall  Finland 49.3
4 Raymond Boisset  France 49.5
5 Jean Krombach  Luxembourg 50.4

Heat seven

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Archie Williams  United States 47.8
2 William Fritz  Canada 49.0
3 Gunnar Christensen  Denmark 49.3
4 Toyoyi Aihara  Japan 50.2
5 Raúl Muñoz  Chile 50.5

Heat eight

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Pierre Skawinski  France 48.9
2 Bertil von Wachenfeldt  Sweden 49.0
3 Rudolf Klupsch  Germany 49.1
4 Alfred König  Austria 49.4
5 Gyan Bhalla  India 52.4

Quarterfinals[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the four heats advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Bill Roberts  Great Britain 47.7
2 Harold Smallwood  United States 48.6
3 Mario Lanzi  Italy 48.8
4 Zoltán Zsitva  Hungary 49.4
5 Dennis Shore  South Africa 49.6
6 Gunnar Christensen  Denmark 51.0

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Hermann Blazejezak  Germany 48.2
2 Godfrey Brown  Great Britain 48.3
3 William Fritz  Canada 48.4
4 Bertil von Wachenfeldt  Sweden 48.5
5 Georges Henry  France 49.4
6 Börje Strandvall  Finland 49.9

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Archie Williams  United States 48.0
2 Juan Carlos Anderson  Argentina 48.7
3 Johnny Loaring  Canada 49.3
4 Olle Danielsson  Sweden 49.6

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jimmy LuValle  United States 47.6
2 Pierre Skawinski  France 48.0
3 Godfrey Rampling  Great Britain 48.0
4 Rudolf Klupsch  Germany 48.8
5 Marshall Limon  Canada 48.9
6 Karel Kněnický  Czechoslovakia 49.6

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the two heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Archie Williams  United States 47.2
2 Bill Roberts  Great Britain 48.0
3 Johnny Loaring  Canada 48.1
4 Mario Lanzi  Italy 48.2
5 Pierre Skawinski  France 52.0

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jimmy LuValle  United States 47.1
2 Godfrey Brown  Great Britain 47.3
3 William Fritz  Canada 47.4
4 Godfrey Rampling  Great Britain 47.5
5 Juan Carlos Anderson  Argentina 48.5
6 Hermann Blazejezak  Germany 49.2

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Archie Williams  United States 46.5
2nd, silver medalist(s) Godfrey Brown  Great Britain 46.7
3rd, bronze medalist(s) James LuValle  United States 46.8
4 Bill Roberts  Great Britain 46.8
5 William Fritz  Canada 47.8
6 Johnny Loaring  Canada 48.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games: Men's 400 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 23 July 2017.