Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

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Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates August 31 (heats)
September 1 (semifinals)
September 2 (final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Glenn Davis
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Cliff Cushman
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dick Howard
 United States
← 1956
1964 →
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men women
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
20 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 hurdling event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between August 31 and September 2.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest two hurdlers in each of the six heats (blue) and the next two fastest (pink) advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Bruno Galliker  Switzerland 51.20
2 Dick Howard  United States 51.32
3 Anubes da Silva  Brazil 52.25
4 Max Boyes  Great Britain 52.32
5 Wiesław Król  Poland 52.52
6 Mohamed Zouaki  Morocco 55.65

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jan Gulbrandsen  Norway 52.39
2 Glenn Davis  United States 52.41
3 Arnold Matsulevich  Soviet Union 53.00
4 George Shepherd  Canada 53.05
5 Marcel Lambrechts  Belgium 53.67

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Cliff Cushman  United States 51.98
2 Willi Matthias  United Team of Germany 52.23
3 Keiji Ogushi  Japan 52.58
4 Chris Goudge  Great Britain 52.75
5 Muhammad Yaqub  Pakistan 52.91
6 Mongi Soussi Zarrouki  Tunisia 54.34

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Georgy Chevychalov  Soviet Union 51.97
2 Salvatore Morale  Italy 52.13
3 Per-Owe Trollsås  Sweden 52.49
4 Wolfgang Fischer  United Team of Germany 53.35
5 Dimitrios Skourtis  Greece 53.85

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Helmut Janz  United Team of Germany 51.30
2 Bartonjo Rotich  Kenya 51.39
3 Jussi Rintamäki  Finland 51.70
4 Elio Catola  Italy 51.94
5 Fahir Özgüden  Turkey 55.43
6 Nazzar Al-Jamali  Iraq 58.0

Heat six

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 John Metcalf  Great Britain 52.24
2 Moreno Martini  Italy 52.26
3 Boris Kriunov  Soviet Union 52.66
4 Víctor Maldonado  Venezuela 52.79
5 Zdzisław Kumiszcze  Poland 53.47
6 Li Po-Ting  Republic of China 54.23

Semifinals[edit]

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

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Glenn Davis  United States 51.20
2 Jussi Rintamäki  Finland 51.20
3 Helmut Janz  United Team of Germany 51.55
4 Georgy Chevychalov  Soviet Union 52.14
5 Elio Catola  Italy 52.44
6 Jan Gulbrandsen  Norway 52.56
7 Moreno Martini  Italy 52.57

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Cliff Cushman  United States 50.89
2 Dick Howard  United States 50.91
3 Bruno Galliker  Switzerland 51.47
4 Salvatore Morale  Italy 51.48
5 Bartonjo Rotich  Kenya 51.95
6 Willi Matthias  United Team of Germany 51.97
7 John Metcalf  Great Britain 52.72

Final[edit]

wind = 0.1 m/s.

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Glenn Davis  United States 49.51 OR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Cliff Cushman  United States 49.77
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dick Howard  United States 49.90
4 Helmut Janz  United Team of Germany 50.05
5 Jussi Rintamäki  Finland 50.98
6 Bruno Galliker  Switzerland 51.11

Key: OR = Olympic record

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