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

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates July 30 (heats, semifinals)
July 31 (final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Roy Cochran
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Duncan White
 Ceylon
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Rune Larsson
 Sweden
← 1936
1952 →
Video on YouTube Official Video
@ 21:42
Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
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 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.

Records[edit]

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

World record  Glenn Hardin (USA) 50.6 s Stockholm, Sweden 26 July 1934
Olympic record 52.0 s Berlin, Germany 6 August 1936

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition:

Date Event Athlete Time Notes
31 July Final  Roy Cochran (USA) 51.1 s OR

Schedule[edit]

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

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

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

The first round was held on 30 July. The two fastest runners from each heat qualified to the semifinals.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Roy Cochran  United States 53.9
2 Jacques André  France 54.5
3 Hermenegildo Alberti  Argentina 54.6
4 Jaime Aparicio  Colombia 55.1

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Harry Whittle  Great Britain 56.9
2 Jean-Claude Arifon  France 56.9
3 Lazaros Petropoulakis  Greece 57.9
4 Mohsin Nazar Khan  Pakistan 59.5

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 John Holland  New Zealand 54.6
2 Bebbe Storsrkubb  Finland 54.6
3 Kemal Horulu  Turkey 55.1
4 Michael Pope  Great Britain 55.3

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Ottavio Missoni  Italy 53.9
2 Rune Larsson  Sweden 54.5
3 Ron Unsworth  Great Britain 55.1
4 Sergio Guzmán  Chile 55.9
5 Mario Rosas  Colombia 55.9

Heat 5

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Dick Ault  United States 54.7
2 Yves Cros  France 55.7
3 Werner Christen  Switzerland 56.7
4 Huan Liangzheng  China 57.7

Heat 6

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Duncan White  Ceylon 53.6
2 Jeff Kirk  United States 54.3
3 Alf Westman  Sweden 54.5
4 Bill LaRochelle  Canada 54.9


Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals were held on 30 July. The three fastest runners from each heat advanced to the final.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Rune Larsson  Sweden 51.9 OR
2 Dick Ault  United States 52.1
3 Duncan White  Ceylon 52.1
4 Jean-Claude Arifon  France 52.3
5 Jeff Kirk  United States 52.5
6 Jacques André  France 56.3

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Roy Cochran  United States 51.9 = OR
2 Yves Cros  France 52.5
3 Ottavio Missoni  Italy 53.4
4 Harry Whittle  Great Britain 53.4
5 Bebbe Storsrkubb  Finland 53.5
6 John Holland  New Zealand 53.9

Final[edit]

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

References[edit]