Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

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Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Venue Wembley Stadium
London, England
Dates 30 July 1948 (heats, quarterfinals)
31 July 1948 (semifinals, final)
Competitors 63 from 33 nations
Winning time 10.3 seconds
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Harrison Dillard  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Barney Ewell  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lloyd LaBeach  Panama
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Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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The men's 100 metres sprint event at the 1948 Olympic Games in London, England, we held at Wembley Stadium on 30 and 31 July.[1] The final was won by American Harrison Dillard, in a photo finish. This was the first time a photo finish camera was used at an Olympic Games.[2]

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  Jesse Owens (USA) 10.2 s Chicago, United States 20 June 1936
 Harold Davis (USA) Compton, United States 6 June 1941
Olympic record  Jesse Owens (USA) 10.3 s Berlin, Germany 2 August 1936

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1).

Date Time
Friday, 30 July 1948 15:00
17:30
Round 1
Round 2
Saturday, 31 July 1948 14:30
15:45
Semifinals
Finals

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

The fastest two runners in each of the twelve heats advanced to the second round.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Barney Ewell  United States 10.5
2 Alastair McCorquodale  Great Britain 10.5
3 Leslie Laing  Jamaica 11.0
4 Angel García  Cuba
5 Nestor Jacono  Malta

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mel Patton  United States 10.6
2 Ivan Hausen  Brazil 10.9
3 Jim O'Brien  Canada 10.9
4 Fernando Lapuente  Argentina
5 Hector Gosset  Belgium
6 Guillermo Rodríguez  Mexico

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lloyd La Beach  Panama 10.7
2 Béla Goldoványi  Hungary 11.0
3 Frank Mahoney  Bermuda 11.8

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Juan López  Uruguay 10.5
2 Ken Jones  Great Britain 10.6
3 Jan Meijer  Netherlands 11.0
4 Máximo Reyes  Peru
5 Finnbjörn Þorvaldsson  Iceland

Heat 5

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Harrison Dillard  United States 10.4
2 Aroldo da Silva  Brazil 10.6
3 Peter Bloch  Norway 11.1
4 Pol Braekman  Belgium

Heat 6

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 McDonald Bailey  Great Britain 10.5
2 Haukur Clausen  Iceland 11.0
3 Abram van Heerden  South Africa 11.1
4 Carlos Silva  Chile
5 Bernabe Lovina  Philippines
6 Stanley Lines  Bermuda

Heat 7

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 John Treloar  Australia 10.5
2 René Valmy  France 10.8
3 György Csányi  Hungary 11.1
4 Carlos Isaac  Argentina
5 Sayed Moukhtar  Egypt
6 Ali Salman  Iraq

Heat 8

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Rafael Fortún  Cuba 10.7
2 John Bartram  Australia 10.8
3 Basil McKenzie  Jamaica 10.8
4 Hélio da Silva  Brazil
5 Jo Zwaan  Netherlands

Heat 9

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Morris Curotta  Australia 10.7
2 Gerardo Bönnhoff  Argentina 10.8
3 Raúl Mazorra  Cuba 11.1
4 Örn Clausen  Iceland
5 Raşit Öztaş  Turkey
- Perry Johnson  Bermuda DQ

Heat 10

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 George Lewis  Trinidad and Tobago 10.8
2 Ted Haggis  Canada 10.9
3 Walter Pérez  Uruguay 11.0
4 Santiago Ferrando  Peru
5 Stefanos Petrakis  Greece

Heat 11

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Isidoor Van De Wiele  Belgium 10.8
2 Nuno Morais  Portugal 10.9
3 Alberto Labarthe  Chile 11.0
4 Muhammad Sharif Butt  Pakistan
5 Charles Thompson  Guyana

Heat 12

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mario Fayos  Uruguay 11.0
2 Eric Prabhakar  India 11.0
3 László Bartha  Hungary 11.1
4 Jan Kleyn  Netherlands
5 Kemal Aksur  Turkey
6 Maung Sein Pe  Burma
- Étienne Bally  France DNF

Round 2[edit]

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

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Harrison Dillard  United States 10.4
2 Juan López  Uruguay 10.6
3 Ken Jones  Great Britain 10.7
4 Ivan Hausen  Brazil
5 Ted Haggis  Canada
6 António Morais  Portugal

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Barney Ewell  United States 10.5
2 McDonald Bailey  Great Britain 10.6
3 Morris Curotta  Australia 10.8
4 George Lewis  Trinidad and Tobago
5 Béla Goldoványi  Hungary
6 Haukur Clausen  Iceland

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mel Patton  United States 10.4
2 Alastair McCorquodale  Great Britain 10.5
3 John Bartram  Australia 10.6
4 René Valmy  France
5 Mario Fayos  Uruguay
6 Isidoor Van De Wiele  Belgium

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lloyd La Beach  Panama 10.5
2 John Treloar  Australia 10.5
3 Rafael Fortún  Cuba 10.6
4 Aroldo da Silva  Brazil
5 Gerardo Bönnhoff  Argentina
6 Eric Prabhakar  India


Semifinals[edit]

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

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Harrison Dillard  United States 10.5
2 Barney Ewell  United States 10.5
3 Alastair McCorquodale  Great Britain 10.7
4 John Bartram  Australia
5 Juan López  Uruguay
6 Morris Curotta  Australia

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mel Patton  United States 10.4
2 Lloyd LaBeach  Panama 10.5
3 McDonald Bailey  Great Britain 10.6
4 John Treloar  Australia
5 Rafael Fortún  Cuba
6 Ken Jones  Great Britain

Key: =OR = Equalled Olympic record; DNF = Did not finish; DQ = Disqualified

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Harrison Dillard  United States 10.3 =OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Barney Ewell  United States 10.4
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Lloyd LaBeach  Panama 10.6
4 Alastair McCorquodale  Great Britain
5 Mel Patton  United States
6 McDonald Bailey  Great Britain

Key: =OR = Equalled Olympic record

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games: Men's 100 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Jackson, Peter (24 July 2012). "London's three Olympic Games compared", BBC News.

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