Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

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Men's 800 metres
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
Venue Olympiastadion: Berlin, Germany
Dates August 2 (heats)
August 3 (semifinals)
August 4 (final)
Competitors 42 from 23 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) John Woodruff
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Mario Lanzi
 Italy
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Phil Edwards
 Canada
← 1932
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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 800 metres event at the 1936 Summer Olympic Games took place between August 2 and August 4. The final was won by American John Woodruff.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

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

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Phil Edwards  Canada 1:53.7
2 Chuck Hornbostel  United States 1:53.7
3 Jean Verhaert  Belgium 1:54.3
4 Ferenc Temesvári  Hungary 1:55.0
5 Pierre Hemmer  Luxembourg 1:56.3
6 Rudolf Harbig  Germany 1:56.8
7 Francisco Váldez  Peru
8 Stavros Velkopoulos  Greece

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Harry Williamson  United States 1:56.2
2 Ab Conway  Canada 1:56.2
3 Pat Boot  New Zealand 1:56.6
4 Emil Hübscher  Austria 1:57.3
5 Emil Goršek  Yugoslavia 1:59.5
6 Carlos Marcenaro  Peru 2:00.8

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Brian MacCabe  Great Britain 1:54.5
2 Raymond Petit  France 1:54.8
3 Hjalmar Johannessen  Norway 1:54.9
4 Ewald Mertens  Germany 1:55.1
5 Clarke Scholtz  South Africa 1:57.6
6 Toshinao Tomie  Japan 1:59.9
7 Stanislav Otáhal  Czechoslovakia
8 Gyan Bhalla  India

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gerald Backhouse  Australia 1:57.7
2 Miklós Szabó  Hungary 1:57.8
3 John Woodruff  United States 1:58.7
4 Frank Handley  Great Britain 1:58.9
5 Evžen Rošický  Czechoslovakia 1:59.5
6 Paul Martin  Switzerland 2:00.0
7 Charles Stein  Luxembourg

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jack Powell  Great Britain 1:56.0
2 Mario Lanzi  Italy 1:56.1
3 Franz Eichberger  Austria 1:56.3
4 József Vadas  Hungary 1:56.5
5 Willie Botha  South Africa 1:57.0
6 Grigorios Georgakopoulos  Greece 1:57.3
7 Jack Liddle  Canada

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Juan Carlos Anderson  Argentina 1:55.1
2 Kazimierz Kucharski  Poland 1:55.7
3 Wolfgang Dessecker  Germany 1:56.0
4 René Soulier  France 1:56.1
5 William Lindeque  South Africa 1:56.4
6 Kumao Aochi  Japan 1:56.8

Semifinals[edit]

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

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 John Woodruff  United States 1:52.7
2 Kazimierz Kucharski  Poland 1:54.7
3 Juan Carlos Anderson  Argentina 1:54.8
4 Miklós Szabó  Hungary 1:55.1
5 Wolfgang Dessecker  Germany 1:55.3
6 Franz Eichberger  Austria 1:56.2
7 Pat Boot  New Zealand
8 Frank Handley  Great Britain

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Harry Williamson  United States 1:53.1
2 Gerald Backhouse  Australia 1:53.2
3 Phil Edwards  Canada 1:53.2
4 Jack Powell  Great Britain 1:54.8
5 Ewald Mertens  Germany 1:54.9
6 René Soulier  France 1:56.8
7 Emil Hübscher  Austria
8 József Vadas  Hungary

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Chuck Hornbostel  United States 1:53.2
2 Mario Lanzi  Italy 1:54.1
3 Brian MacCabe  Great Britain 1:55.4
4 Raymond Petit  France 1:55.7
5 Ab Conway  Canada 1:55.9
6 Hjalmar Johannessen  Norway 1:56.0
7 Ferenc Temesvári  Hungary
8 Jean Verhaert  Belgium

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) John Woodruff  United States 1:52.9
2nd, silver medalist(s) Mario Lanzi  Italy 1:53.3
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Phil Edwards  Canada 1:53.6
4 Kazimierz Kucharski  Poland 1:53.8
5 Chuck Hornbostel  United States 1:54.6
6 Harry Williamson  United States 1:55.8
7 Juan Carlos Anderson  Argentina
8 Gerald Backhouse  Australia
9 Brian MacCabe  Great Britain

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