Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

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Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 14–16 October
Competitors 39 from 26 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Rex Cawley  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) John Cooper  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Salvatore Morale  Italy
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Athletics at the
1964 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's 400 metres hurdles was the longer of the men's hurdle races in the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 14 October, 15 October, and 16 October 1964. 39 athletes from 26 nations entered, with 1 not starting in the first round. The first round was held on 14 October, with the semifinals on 15 October and the final on 16 October.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

The top three runners in each of the 5 heats as well as the fastest remaining runner advanced.

First round, heat 1[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 John Cooper  Great Britain 50.5 seconds
2 Gary Knoke  Australia 50.9 seconds
3 Roberto Frinolli  Italy 51.2 seconds
4 Edvin Zageris  Soviet Union 51.5 seconds
5 Bill Gairdner  Canada 53.8 seconds
6 Helmut Haid  Austria 54.6 seconds
Horst Gieseler  United Team of Germany Did not finish
Nicola Dimitrov Dagorov  Bulgaria Did not start

First round, heat 2[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Rex Cawley  United States 50.8 seconds
2 Juan Carlos Dyrzka  Argentina 51.1 seconds
3 Peter Warden  Great Britain 51.6 seconds
4 Joachim Singer  United Team of Germany 52.1 seconds
5 Boguslaw Gierajewski  Poland 52.8 seconds
6 Samir Ambrose Vincent  Iraq 54.0 seconds
7 Yui Kiyoo  Japan 54.7 seconds
8 Michael A. B. Ryan  Australia 58.0 seconds

First round, heat 3[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Wilfried Geeroms  Belgium 51.2 seconds
2 Ken Roche  Australia 51.5 seconds
3 Jay Luck  United States 51.7 seconds
4 Jerom Ochana  Uganda 52.4 seconds
5 Robert Poirier  France 52.6 seconds
6 Valeriu Jurca  Romania 52.7 seconds
7 Kimaru Songok  Kenya 54.5 seconds
8 Manzoor-Ul-Haq Awan  Pakistan 55.3 seconds

First round, heat 4[edit]

Anisimov is listed in the Official Report results for heat 4 as being a competitor for the United States; however, the Official Report lists his nationality as Soviet in all other instances in the report.

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Salvatore Morale  Italy 51.1 seconds
2 Vasily Anisimov  Soviet Union 51.7 seconds
3 Ferdinand Haas  United Team of Germany 52.2 seconds
4 John M. W. Hogan  Great Britain 52.5 seconds
5 Ogushi Keiji  Japan 53.6 seconds
6 Jose Cavero  Peru 53.7 seconds
7 Karu Selvaratnam  Malaysia 53.8 seconds
8 Djani Kovac  Yugoslavia Disqualified

First round, heat 5[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 William Foster Hardin  United States 51.3 seconds
2 Víctor Maldonado  Venezuela 51.6 seconds
3 Jaakko Tuominen  Finland 51.8 seconds
4 Jean-Jacques Behm  France 52.2 seconds
5 Iijima Keiki  Japan 52.8 seconds
6 Mamadou Sarr  Senegal 53.2 seconds
7 Amrit Pal  India 53.3 seconds
8 Imant Kuklich  Soviet Union 53.3 seconds

Semifinals[edit]

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

Semifinal 1[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Rex Cawley  United States 49.8 seconds
2 Roberto Frinolli  Italy 50.2 seconds
3 Gary Knoke  Australia 50.6 seconds
4 Wilfried Geeroms  Belgium 51.0 seconds
5 Peter Warden  Great Britain 51.2 seconds
6 Ferdinand Haas  United Team of Germany 51.6 seconds
7 Edvin Zageris  Soviet Union 52.2 seconds
8 Jaakko Tuominen  Finland 54.0 seconds

Semifinal 2[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 John Cooper  Great Britain 50.4 seconds
2 Jay Luck  United States 50.4 seconds
3 Salvatore Morale  Italy 50.4 seconds
4 Vasily Anisimov  Soviet Union 50.7 seconds
5 Ken Roche  Australia 50.8 seconds
6 William Foster Hardin  United States 50.9 seconds
7 Victor Maldonado  Venezuela 51.1 seconds
8 Juan Carlos Dyrzka  Argentina 53.1 seconds

Final[edit]

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Rex Cawley  United States 49.6 seconds
2 John Cooper  Great Britain 50.1 seconds
3 Salvatore Morale  Italy 50.1 seconds
4 Gary Knoke  Australia 50.4 seconds
5 Jay Luck  United States 50.5 seconds
6 Roberto Frinolli  Italy 50.7 seconds
7 Vasily Anisimov  Soviet Union 51.1 seconds
8 Wilfried Geeroms  Belgium 51.4 seconds

References[edit]

  • Official Report