Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 800 metres

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Men's 800 metres
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Dates July 20 (heats)
July 21 (semifinals)
July 22 (final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Mal Whitfield
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Arthur Wint
 Jamaica
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Heinz Ulzheimer
 Germany
← 1948
1956 →

The men's 800 metres event at the 1952 Olympics took place between July 20 and July 22. The final was won by the American Mal Whitfield.[1]

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The first round was held on July 20. The first three runners from each heat advanced to the semifinals.

Heat 1

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Lars Wolfbrandt  Sweden 1:55.3
2 Albert Webster  Great Britain 1:55.5
3 Gennady Modoy  Soviet Union 1:55.8
4 Maurice Marshall  New Zealand 1:56.2
5 Johannes Baumgartner  Switzerland 1:57.1
6 Mohamed Sanni-Thomas  Ghana 2:05.8

Heat 2

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mal Whitfield  United States 1:52.5
2 Edmund Potrzebowski  Poland 1:52.6
3 Tom White  Great Britain 1:52.7
4 Olavi Talja  Finland 1:52.9
5 Turhan Göker  Turkey 1:55.9
6 Evelio Planas  Cuba 1:57.6

Heat 3

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jack Hutchins  Canada 1:54.5
2 John Barnes  United States 1:54.5
3 Jenő Bakos  Hungary 1:54.5
4 Roman Korban  Poland 1:54.7
5 Alam Zeb  Pakistan 1:56.3
6 Vasilios Mavrodis  Greece 1:58.7

Heat 4

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Reggie Pearman  United States 1:51.6
2 Petro Chevhun  Soviet Union 1:51.8
3 Günther Steines  Germany 1:52.7
4 Louis Desmet  Belgium 1:52.9
5 René Djian  France 1:54.3

Heat 5

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Hans Ring  Sweden 1:53.6
2 Arthur Wint  Jamaica 1:54.2
3 Don MacMillan  Australia 1:55.0
4 Oscar Soetewey  Belgium 1:55.4
5 Georgy Ivakin  Soviet Union 1:56.4
6 Frank Rivera  Puerto Rico 1:57.6
7 Víctorio Solares  Guatemala 2:01.4

Heat 6

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Heinz Ulzheimer  Germany 1:51.4
2 Sohan Singh  India 1:52.0
3 Ludvík Liška  Czechoslovakia 1:52.3
4 John Ross  Canada 1:52.5
5 Arqemiro Roque  Brazil 1:54.1
6 Lucien Demuynck  Belgium 1:57.4
7 Boonpak Kwancharoen  Thailand 2:12.6

Heat 7

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Audun Boysen  Norway 1:53.2
2 Urban Cleve  Germany 1:53.4
3 Frank Evans  Great Britain 1:53.8
4 Ekrem Koçak  Turkey 1:54.5
5 Filemón Camacho  Venezuela 2:00.0
6 Arie Gill-Glick  Israel 2:00.9

Heat 8

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Patrick El Mabrouk  France 1:52.0
2 Gunnar Nielsen  Denmark 1:53.0
3 Bill Parnell  Canada 1:53.1
4 Yoshitaka Muroya  Japan 1:54.0
5 Fred Lüthi  Switzerland 1:55.0
6 Erkki Rönnholm  Finland 1:55.7
7 Guðmundur Lárusson  Iceland 1:56.5

Semifinals[edit]

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

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Gunnar Nielsen  Denmark 1:50.0
2 Mal Whitfield  United States 1:50.1
3 Albert Webster  Great Britain 1:50.1
4 Audun Boysen  Norway 1:50.4
5 Urban Cleve  Germany 1:51.6
6 Bill Parnell  Canada 1:52.7
7 Pyotr Chevgun  Soviet Union 1:52.8
8 Don MacMillan  Australia 1:58.4

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Arthur Wint  Jamaica 1:52.7
2 Günther Steines  Germany 1:52.9
3 Hans Ring  Sweden 1:53.0
4 John Barnes  United States 1:53.4
5 Tom White  Great Britain 1:53.6
6 Ludvík Liška  Czechoslovakia 1:54.8
7 Gennady Modoy  Soviet Union 1:55.7

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Heinz Ulzheimer  Germany 1:51.9
2 Lars Wolfbrandt  Sweden 1:52.4
3 Reggie Pearman  United States 1:52.5
4 Jack Hutchins  Canada 1:52.8
5 Edmund Potrzebowski  Poland 1:53.7
6 Sohan Singh  India 1:54.9
7 Jenő Bakos  Hungary 1:55.5
8 Frank Evans  Great Britain 1:56.8

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Mal Whitfield  United States 1:49.2 =OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Arthur Wint  Jamaica 1:49.4
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Heinz Ulzheimer  Germany 1:49.7
4 Gunnar Nielsen  Denmark 1:49.7
5 Albert Webster  Great Britain 1:50.2
6 Günther Steines  Germany 1:50.6
7 Reggie Pearman  United States 1:52.1
8 Lars Wolfbrandt  Sweden 1:52.1
9 Hans Ring  Sweden 1:54.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Men's 800 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 14 October 2017.