Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's 100 metres

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Men's 100 metres
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Tokyo, Japan
Dates 14 October (heats, quarterfinals)
15 October 1964 (semifinals, finals)
Competitors 76 from 49 nations
Winning time 10.0 seconds
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Bob Hayes  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Enrique Figuerola  Cuba
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Harry Jerome  Canada
← 1960
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The men's 100 metres was the shortest of the men's track races in the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo, Japan. It was held at the Olympic Stadium on 14 and 15 October 1964. 76 athletes from 49 nations entered, with 3 not starting in the first round. The first two rounds were held on 14 October, with the semifinals and the final on the following day.[1]

In the final, American Bob Hayes tied the world record of 10.0 seconds and won the gold medal. Enrique Figuerola of Cuba and Harry Jerome of Canada tied the old Olympic record time and both won silver.

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time Note
1st, gold medalist(s) Bob Hayes  United States 10.0 seconds =WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Enrique Figuerola  Cuba 10.2 seconds
2nd, silver medalist(s) Harry Jerome  Canada 10.2 seconds
4 Wiesław Maniak  Poland 10.4 seconds
5 Heinz Schumann  United Team of Germany 10.4 seconds
6 Gaoussou Koné  Ivory Coast 10.4 seconds
7 Mel Pender  United States 10.4 seconds
8 Tom Robinson  Bahamas 10.5 seconds
  • Wind speed= +1.1 m/s (2.5 mph)


Note that until the Tokyo Olympics world records were measured by officials with stopwatches, measured to the nearest tenth of a second. Although fully automatic timing was used in Tokyo, the times were given the appearance of manual timing. This was done by subtracting 0.05 seconds from the automatic time and rounding to the nearest tenth of a second, making Hayes' time of 10.06 seconds convert to 10.0 seconds, despite the fact that the officials with stopwatches had measured Hayes' time to be 9.9 seconds,[2] and the average difference between manual and automatic times was typically 0.15 to 0.20 seconds. This unique method of determining the official time therefore denied Hayes the record of being the first to officially record 9.9 seconds for the 100 meters. The first official times of 9.9 seconds were recorded at the "Night of Speed" in 1968.

Preliminaries[edit]

First round[edit]

The top three runners in each of the 10 heats advanced. The Official Report describes the weather for these heats as 'rainy'.

  Advance on placement

First round, heat 1[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Hideo Iijima  Japan 10.3 seconds
2 Bernard Laidebeur  France 10.5 seconds
3 Edvin Ozolin  Soviet Union 10.5 seconds
4 Kenneth Powell  India 10.7 seconds
5 Zbigniew Syka  Poland 10.7 seconds
6 Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa  Madagascar 10.8 seconds
7 Sara Camara  Mali 11.3 seconds

First round, heat 2[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Trenton Jackson  United States 10.5 seconds
2 Peter Radford  Great Britain 10.6 seconds
3 B. El Maachi Bouchaib  Morocco 10.6 seconds
4 Csaba Csutorás  Hungary 10.7 seconds
5 Johan Du Preez  Rhodesia 10.7 seconds
6 Jeong Gi-seon  South Korea 11.0 seconds
7 Arnulfo Valles  Philippines 11.1 seconds

Wind, -2.51 m/s

First round, heat 3[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Gaoussou Koné  Ivory Coast 10.5 seconds
2 Mel Pender  United States 10.5 seconds
3 Michael Ahey  Ghana 10.6 seconds
4 Franciscus Luitjes  Netherlands 10.6 seconds
5 Wilton Jackson  Trinidad and Tobago 10.6 seconds
6 Lynn Davies  Great Britain 10.7 seconds
7 Gerardo di Tolla  Peru 10.9 seconds
8 Lee Ar-tu  Taiwan 11.2 seconds

First round, heat 4[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Marian Dudziak  Poland 10.6 seconds
2 Stanley Fabian Allotey  Ghana 10.6 seconds
3 John Owiti  Kenya 10.6 seconds
4 Carlos Lorenzo  Mexico 10.7 seconds
5 George Collie  Bahamas 10.9 seconds
6 Masaru Kamata  Japan 10.9 seconds
7 Ho Thành Chinh  Vietnam 11.9 seconds
Nikolay Politiko  Soviet Union DNS

First round, heat 5[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Harry Jerome  Canada 10.5 seconds
2 Claude Piquemal  France 10.5 seconds
3 Lloyd Murad  Venezuela 10.8 seconds
4 James Odongo  Uganda 10.9 seconds
5 Gusman Kosanov  Soviet Union 10.9 seconds
6 Abdoulaye N'Diaye  Senegal 11.0 seconds
7 Levy Psawkin  Israel 11.1 seconds

First round, heat 6[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Heinz Schumann  United Team of Germany 10.5 seconds
2 Dennis O. Johnson  Jamaica 10.6 seconds
3 William Earle  Australia 10.7 seconds
4 Serafino Antao  Kenya 10.7 seconds
5 Huba Rozsnyai  Hungary 10.8 seconds
6 Alf Meakin  Great Britain 10.8 seconds
7 David Njitock  Cameroon 11.1 seconds
Akbar Babakhanlou  Iran 11.1 seconds

First round, heat 7[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Wiesław Maniak  Poland 10.5 seconds
2 Arquímedes Herrera  Venezuela 10.5 seconds
3 Mani Jegathesan  Malaysia 10.6 seconds
4 José de Rocha  Portugal 11.0 seconds
5 Bassirou Doumya  Senegal 11.0 seconds
6 Francisco Gutiérrez  Colombia 11.0 seconds
7 Iftikhar Shah  Pakistan 11.4 seconds

First round, heat 8[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Bob Hayes  United States 10.4 seconds
2 Tom Robinson  Bahamas 10.5 seconds
3 Bob Lay  Australia 10.5 seconds
4 Ito Jiani  Italy 10.6 seconds
5 Rogelio Onofre  Philippines 10.7 seconds
6 Khudher Zalada  Iraq 11.1 seconds
David Ejoke  Nigeria Did not start

First round, heat 9[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Fritz Obersiebrasse  United Team of Germany 10.4 seconds
2 Iván Moreno  Chile 10.5 seconds
3 Pablo McNeil  Jamaica 10.5 seconds
4 László Mihályfi  Hungary 10.6 seconds
5 Gary Holdsworth  Australia 10.6 seconds
6 Max Barandun  Switzerland 10.7 seconds
7 Jeffery Smith  Northern Rhodesia 10.8 seconds
8 Wesley Johnson  Liberia Did not finish

First round, heat 10[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Enrique Figuerola  Cuba 10.5 seconds
2 Lynn Headley  Jamaica 10.5 seconds
3 Roger Bambuck  France 10.6 seconds
4 Manfred Knickenberg  United Team of Germany 10.7 seconds
5 Léon Yombe  Congo 10.8 seconds
6 Alberto Torres  Dominican Republic 10.9 seconds
7 Suthi Manyakass  Thailand 10.9 seconds
8 Rogelio Rivas  Spain 11.1 seconds

Second round[edit]

The top four runners in each of the four second round heats advanced to the semifinals.

Second round, heat 1[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Harry Jerome  Canada 10.3 seconds
2 Trenton Jackson  United States 10.4 seconds
3 Fritz Obersiebrasse  United Team of Germany 10.4 seconds
4 Gaoussou Koné  Ivory Coast 10.4 seconds
5 Dennis O. Johnson  Jamaica 10.5 seconds
6 Marian Dudziak  Poland 10.5 seconds
7 Bernard Laidebeur  France 10.5 seconds
8 William Joseph Earle  Australia 10.9 seconds

Wind, +1.90 m/s

Second round, heat 2[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Enrique Figuerola  Cuba 10.3 seconds
2 Wiesław Maniak  Poland 10.3 seconds
3 Bob Lay  Australia 10.4 seconds
4 Claude Piquemal  France 10.4 seconds
5 Edvin Ozolin  Soviet Union 10.4 seconds
6 B. El Maachi Bouchaib  Morocco 10.5 seconds
7 John Owiti  Kenya 10.6 seconds

Second round, heat 3[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Tom Robinson  Bahamas 10.3 seconds
2 Mel Pender  United States 10.4 seconds
3 Iijima Hideo  Japan 10.5 seconds
4 Pablo McNeil  Jamaica 10.5 seconds
5 Mani Jegathesan  Malaysia 10.6seconds
6 Ivan Moreno  Chile 10.6 seconds
7 Stanley Fabian Allotey  Ghana 10.7 seconds
8 Lloyd Murad  Venezuela 10.7 seconds

Second round, heat 4[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Bob Hayes  United States 10.3 seconds
2 Arquimedes Herrera  Venezuela 10.4 seconds
3 Lynn Headley  Jamaica 10.4 seconds
4 Heinz Schumann  United Team of Germany 10.5 seconds
5 Peter Radford  Great Britain 10.5 seconds
6 Roger Bambuck  France 10.5 seconds
7 Michael Ahey  Ghana 10.6 seconds

Semifinals[edit]

The top four runners in each of the two semifinals advanced to the final.

Semifinal 1[edit]

Excessive wind from behind the runners made this semifinal ineligible for world record breaking.

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Bob Hayes  United States 9.9 seconds
2 Wiesław Maniak  Poland 10.1 seconds
3 Tom Robinson  Bahamas 10.2 seconds
4 Heinz Schumann  United Team of Germany 10.3 seconds
5 Robert William Lay  Australia 10.3 seconds
6 Pablo McNeil  Jamaica 10.3 seconds
7 Arquimedes Herrera  Venezuela 10.4 seconds
8 Trenton Jackson  United States 10.6 seconds

Wind, +5.28 m/s

Semifinal 2[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Harry Jerome  Canada 10.3 seconds
2 Gaoussou Koné  Ivory Coast 10.4 seconds
3 Enrique Figuerola  Cuba 10.4 seconds
4 Mel Pender  United States 10.4 seconds
5 Claude Piquemal  France 10.5 seconds
6 Lynn Headley  Jamaica 10.5 seconds
7 Iijima Hideo  Japan 10.6 seconds
8 Fritz Obersiebrasse  United Team of Germany 10.6 seconds

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's 100 metres". Sports Reference. Retrieved 17 June 2017. 
  2. ^ revisionist history: men's 100 WR. trackandfieldnews.com. 1 November 2013
  • Official Report