Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

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Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates July 30 (heats, semifinals)
July 31 (final)
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1936 1952»
Video on YouTube Official Video
@ 21:42
Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
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
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The men's 400 metres hurdles event at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games took place July 30 and July 31. The final was won by American Roy Cochran.





Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Roy Cochran United States 51.1 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Duncan White Ceylon 51.8
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Rune Larsson Sweden 52.2
4 Dick Ault United States 52.4
5 Yves Cros France 53.3
6 Ottavio Missoni Italy 54.0

Key: OR = Olympic record