Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 110 metres hurdles

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Men's 110 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XIX Olympiad
Willie Davenport, Ervin Hall, Eddy Ottoz 1968.jpg
Willie Davenport, Ervin Hall and Eddy Ottoz
Venue Estadio Olímpico Universitario
Date October 16–17
Competitors 33 from 24 nations
Winning time 13.3
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Willie Davenport  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ervin Hall  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Eddy Ottoz  Italy
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The Men's 110 metres hurdles competition at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. The event was held at the University Olympic Stadium on October 16–17.

Competition format[edit]

The Men's 110m Hurdles competition consisted of heats (Round 1), Semifinals and a Final. The three fastest competitors from each race in the heats qualified for the Semifinals along with the fastest overall competitor not already qualified. The four fastest runners from each of the two semifinal races advanced to the final.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record  Martin Lauer (GER) 13.2 Zurich, Switzerland July 7, 1959
Olympic record  Lee Calhoun (USA) 13.5 Melbourne, Australia November 28, 1956

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Ervin Hall  United States 13.7 Q
2 Pierre Schoebel  France 13.8 Q
3 Daniel Riedo  Switzerland 14.0 Q
4 Giovanni Cornacchia  Italy 14.1
5 Franklin Blyden  Virgin Islands 14.7
6 Kimaru Songok  Kenya 14.7

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Willie Davenport  United States 13.6 Q
2 Hinrich John  West Germany 13.8 Q
3 Arnaldo Bristol  Puerto Rico 13.9 Q
4 Oleg Stepanenko  Soviet Union 13.9 q
5 Hernando Arrechea  Colombia 14.0
6 Ahmed Ishtiaq Mubarak  Malaysia 14.3
7 Su Po-Tai  Republic of China 15.0

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Eddy Ottoz  Italy 13.5 Q
2 Werner Trzmiel  West Germany 13.8 Q
3 Juan Morales  Cuba 13.9 Q
4 Gary Knoke  Australia 14.1
5 Stuart Storey  Great Britain 14.1
6 Simbara Maki  Ivory Coast 14.3
7 Fernand Tovondray  Madagascar 14.9

Heat 4

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Leon Coleman  United States 13.7 Q
2 Bo Forssander  Sweden 13.9 Q
3 Kjellfred Weum  Norway 14.0 Q
4 Mike Parker  Great Britain 14.1
5 Patricio Saavedra  Chile 14.4
6 Rogelio Onofre  Philippines 15.0

Heat 5

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Viktor Balikhin  Soviet Union 13.8 Q
2 Marcel Duriez  France 13.9 Q
3 Sergio Liani  Italy 13.9 Q
4 Alan Pascoe  Great Britain 13.9
5 Lubomír Nádeníček  Czechoslovakia 14.1
6 Alfredo Deza  Peru 14.3
7 Radhamés Mora  Dominican Republic 16.8

Semi Finals[edit]

Heat 1

Last meters of the first semi-final. Eddy Ottoz, number 515, finishes second; the other racers, from the left, Juan Morales, Pierre Schoebel, Daniel Riedo, Hinrich John, Bo Forssander and the winner, Ervin Hall.
Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Ervin Hall  United States 13.3 Q OR
2 Eddy Ottoz  Italy 13.5 Q
3 Bo Forssander  Sweden 13.7 Q
4 Pierre Schoebel  France 13.7 Q
5 Hinrich John  West Germany 13.8
6 Daniel Riedo  Switzerland 14.0
7 Juan Morales  Cuba 14.0
8 Viktor Balikhin  Soviet Union 14.1

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Willie Davenport  United States 13.5 Q
2 Leon Coleman  United States 13.5 Q
3 Werner Trzmiel  West Germany 13.5 Q
4 Marcel Duriez  France 13.7 Q
5 Oleg Stepanenko  Soviet Union 13.8
6 Kjellfred Weum  Norway 14.0
7 Sergio Liani  Italy 14.0
8 Arnaldo Bristol  Puerto Rico 14.1

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Willie Davenport  United States 13.3
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ervin Hall  United States 13.4
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Eddy Ottoz  Italy 13.4 Sport records icon NR.svg
4 Leon Coleman  United States 13.6
5 Werner Trzmiel  West Germany 13.6
6 Bo Forssander  Sweden 13.7
7 Marcel Duriez  France 13.7
8 Pierre Schoebel  France 14.0

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