Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

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Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Dates July 20 (heats, quarterfinals)
July 21 (semifinals, final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Charles Moore
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yuriy Lituyev
 Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) John Holland
 New Zealand
← 1948
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Athletics at the
1952 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 1952 Summer Olympic Games took place July 20 and July 21. The final was won by American Charles Moore.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The first round was held on July 20. The three fastest runners from each heat qualified for the quarterfinals.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Charles Moore  United States 51.8
2 Lars Ylander  Sweden 53.7
3 Eitaro Okano  Japan 54.2
4 Rudolf Haidegger  Austria 54.8
5 Johny Fonck  Luxembourg 57.8

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Timofey Lunev  Soviet Union 54.3
2 Lee Yoder  United States 55.2
3 Ken Doubleday  Australia 55.4
4 Muhammad Shafi  Pakistan 56.1
5 Ingi Þorsteinsson  Iceland 56.5

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Anatoly Yulin  Soviet Union 53.6
2 Fotios Kosmas  Greece 53.9
3 Roland Blackman  United States 54.8
4 Ragnar Graeffe  Finland 55.0
5 Jörn Gevert  Chile 56.1
6 Emin Doybak  Turkey 56.6

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Yuriy Lituyev  Soviet Union 53.5
2 Rainer Pelkonen  Finland 54.2
3 Robert Bart  France 54.5
4 Pedro Yoma  Chile 56.8
5 Paulino Ferrer  Venezuela 1:02.1

Heat 5

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Ron Wilkie  South Africa 54.5
2 Arvo Hilli  Finland 54.6
3 Rune Larsson  Sweden 55.9
4 Mirza Khan  Pakistan 56.3

Heat 6

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 John Holland  New Zealand 53.3
2 Sven-Olov Eriksson  Sweden 54.3
3 Angus Scott  Great Britain 54.9
4 Kemal Horulu  Turkey 55.2
5 Karl Schmid  Switzerland 57.5

Heat 7

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 David Gracie  Great Britain 54.2
2 Wilson Carneiro  Brazil 56.0
3 Hans Schwarz  Switzerland 56.3
4 Fernando Fernandes  Portugal 56.8
5 Doğan Acarbay  Turkey 1:02.8

Heat 8

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Armando Filiput  Italy 53.8
2 Harry Whittle  Great Britain 53.9
3 Antal Lippay  Hungary 54.0
4 Amadeo Francis  Puerto Rico 54.0
5 Jean Thureau  France 56.7

Quarterfinals[edit]

The quarterfinals were held on July 20. The three fastest runners from each heat qualified for the semifinals.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Charles Moore  United States 50.8 OR
2 Anatoly Yulin  Soviet Union 52.4
3 Armando Filiput  Italy 53.0
4 Robert Bart  France 53.0
5 Sven-Olov Eriksson  Sweden 53.8
6 Hans Schwarz  Switzerland 54.0

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 John Holland  New Zealand 52.2
2 Lee Yoder  United States 53.3
3 David Gracie  Great Britain 53.9
4 Arvo Hilli  Finland 54.0
5 Fotios Kosmas  Greece 55.3
6 Wilson Carneiro  Brazil 59.4

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Yuriy Lituyev  Soviet Union 52.2
2 Antal Lippay  Hungary 52.7
3 Harry Whittle  Great Britain 52.8
4 Lars Ylander  Sweden 53.1
5 Ron Wilkie  South Africa 54.5
6 Ken Doubleday  Australia 1:00.2

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Timofey Lunev  Soviet Union 52.7
2 Roland Blackman  United States 52.7
3 Rune Larsson  Sweden 53.3
4 Angus Scott  Great Britain 53.4
5 Rainer Pelkonen  Finland 53.9
6 Eitaro Okano  Japan 54.4

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals were held on July 21. The three fastest runners from each heat qualified for the final.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Yuriy Lituyev  Soviet Union 51.8
2 John Holland  New Zealand 52.0
3 Anatoly Yulin  Soviet Union 52.1
4 David Gracie  Great Britain 52.4
5 Roland Blackman  United States 52.7
6 Rune Larsson  Sweden 53.9

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Result Notes
1 Charles Moore  United States 52.0
2 Harri Whittle  Great Britain 52.9
3 Armando Filiput  Italy 53.0
4 Lee Yoder  United States 53.0
5 Antal Lippay  Hungary 53.0
6 Timofey Lunev  Soviet Union 53.1

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time (hand) Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Charles Moore  United States 50.8 =OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Yuriy Lituyev  Soviet Union 51.3
3rd, bronze medalist(s) John Holland  New Zealand 52.2
4 Anatoliy Yulin  Soviet Union 52.8
5 Harry Whittle  Great Britain 53.1
6 Armando Filiput  Italy 54.4

Key: =OR = Equalled Olympic record

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