Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Men's 3000 metres steeplechase

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Men's 3000 metres steeplechase
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates August 3 (heats)
August 5 (final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Tore Sjöstrand
 Sweden
2nd, silver medalist(s) Erik Elmsäter
 Sweden
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Göte Hagström
 Sweden
← 1936
1952 →
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
steeplechase
men
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 3000 metres steeplechase event at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games took place August 3 and August 5. The final was won by Swede Tore Sjöstrand. Sjöstrand's compatriots, Erik Elmsäter and Göte Hagström took 2nd and 3rd place.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing Olympic records was as follows.

 Volmari Iso-Hollo (FIN) Olympic record 9:03.8 Berlin, Germany 8 August 1936

Schedule[edit]

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

Date Time
Tuesday, 3 August 1948 16:15 Round 1
Thursday, 5 August 1948 16:15 Final

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1 was held on 3 August. The first four runners from each heat advanced to the final.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Erik Elmsäter  Sweden 9:15.0 Q
2 Alexis Guyodo  France 9:17.2 Q
3 Pentti Siltaloppi  Finland 9:22.4 Q
4 Constantino Miranda  Spain 9:24.2 Q
5 Đorđe Stefanović  Yugoslavia 9:39.6
6 John Doms  Belgium 9:41.8
7 Peter Curry  Great Britain
8 Bob McMillen  United States
9 Vasilios Mavrapostolos  Greece

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Raphaël Pujazon  France 9:20.8 Q
2 Göte Hagström  Sweden 9:22.6 Q
3 Petar Šegedin  Yugoslavia 9:25.0 Q
4 Browning Ross  United States 9:30.4 Q
5 Alf Olesen  Denmark 9:33.6
6 Lucien Theys  Belgium 9:37.4
7 Mustafa Özcan  Turkey (9:38.4est)
8 Paavo Toivari  Finland
9 Geoffrey Tudor  Great Britain

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1 Tore Sjöstrand  Sweden 9:21.0 Q
2 Aarne Kainlauri  Finland 9:25.8 Q
3 Robert Everaert  Belgium 9:26.4 Q
4 Roger Chesneau  France 9:27.6 Q
5 Cahit Önel  Turkey 9:28.4
6 Whitey Overton  United States 10:14.4
7 Rene Howell  Great Britain
8 Paul Frieden  Luxembourg

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Tore Sjöstrand  Sweden 9:04.6
2nd, silver medalist(s) Erik Elmsäter  Sweden 9:08.2
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Göte Hagström  Sweden 9:11.8
4 Alexis Guyodo  France 9:13.6
5 Pentti Siltaloppi  Finland 9:19.6
6 Petar Šegedin  Yugoslavia 9:20.4
7 Browning Ross  United States 9:24.1
8 Constantino Miranda  Spain 9:26.6
9 Robert Everaert  Belgium 9:28.2
10 Aarne Kainlauri  Finland 9:29.0
11 Roger Chesneau  France 9:30.2
Raphaël Pujazon  France DNF

Key: DNF = Did not finish

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