Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 110 metres hurdles

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Men's 110 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
Venue Olympiastadion: Berlin, Germany
Dates August 5 (heats)
August 6 (semifinals and final)
Competitors 31 from 20 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Forrest Towns
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Don Finlay
 Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Fritz Pollard
 United States
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Athletics at the
1936 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m steeple men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
50 km walk 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 women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's 110 metres hurdles event at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games took place on August 5 and August 6. The final was won by American Forrest Towns.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest two runners in each of the six heats advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Tom Lavery  South Africa 15.0
2 Larry O'Connor  Canada 15.1
3 Khristos Mantikas  Greece 15.2
4 Svend Aage Thomsen  Denmark 15.3
5 Juul Bosmans  Belgium
6 Yasuharu Furuta  Japan

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Fritz Pollard  United States 14.7
2 John Thornton  Great Britain 15.0
3 Johann Langmayr  Austria 15.1
4 Willi Welscher  Germany 15.2
5 Huang Yingjie  China 16.9

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Don Finlay  Great Britain 14.7
2 Tadashi Murakami  Japan 15.3
3 Jim Worrall  Canada 15.6
4 Darcy Guimarães  Brazil
5 Ludvík Kománek  Czechoslovakia

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Roy Staley  United States 15.0
2 Juan Lavenás  Argentina 15.1
3 Ashleigh Pilbrow  Great Britain 15.5
4 Ioannis Skiadas  Greece
5 Lin Shaozhou  China 15.7

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Forrest Towns  United States 14.5
2 Erwin Wegner  Germany 15.1
3 Ernst Leitner  Austria 15.3
4 René Kunz  Switzerland
5 Kotaro Shimizu  Japan

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Håkan Lidman  Sweden 14.9
2 Vane Ivanović  Yugoslavia 15.1
3 Gianni Caldana  Italy 15.1
4 Alf Watson  Australia 15.1
5 Miguel White  Philippines

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 Forrest Towns  United States 14.1 =WR
2 Håkan Lidman  Sweden 14.5
3 John Thornton  Great Britain 14.7
4 Roy Staley  United States 14.8
5 Tadashi Murakami  Japan 15.1
6 Juan Lavenás  Argentina 15.6

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Don Finlay  Great Britain 14.5
2 Fritz Pollard  United States 14.6
3 Larry O'Connor  Canada 15.0
4 Vane Ivanović  Yugoslavia 15.2
5 Erwin Wegner  Germany 15.3
6 Tom Lavery  South Africa 15.6

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Forrest Towns  United States 14.2
2nd, silver medalist(s) Don Finlay  Great Britain 14.4
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Fritz Pollard  United States 14.4
4 Håkan Lidman  Sweden 14.4
5 John Thornton  Great Britain 14.7
6 Larry O'Connor  Canada 14.8

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