Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium, Munich, West Germany
Date 31 August 1972 & 2 September 1972
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) John Akii-Bua  Uganda
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ralph Mann  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dave Hemery  Great Britain
← 1968
1976 →
Athletics at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Olympic Athletics.png
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 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 women
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

These are the official results of the Men's 400 metres hurdles event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. The competition was held on 31 August - 2 September.

Heats[edit]

The top three runners in each of the five heats (blue) and the next fastest (green), advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Dieter Büttner  West Germany 49.78
2 Viktor Savchenko  Soviet Union 49.90
3 Jean-Pierre Corval  France 50.15
4 Tadeusz Kulczycki  Poland 50.19
5 Manuel Soriano  Spain 50.88
6 Fatwell Kimaiyo  Kenya 51.23
7 Roberto Frinolli  Italy 51.69
8 Jean-Aimé Randrianalijaona  Madagascar 52.75

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Dave Hemery  Great Britain 49.72
2 Gary Knoke  Australia 50.10
3 Yuriy Zorin  Soviet Union 50.35
4 Bill Koskei  Kenya 50.58
5 Giorgio Ballati  Italy 50.90
6 José Jacinto Hidalgo  Venezuela 54.00
7 Norman Brinkworth  Pakistan 54.67
- Anton Borfis  Greece DQ*

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Christian Rudolph  East Germany 50.00
2 Ralph Mann  United States 50.18
3 Rainer Schubert  West Germany 50.23
4 Ari Salin  Finland 50.45
5 Jean-Pierre Perrinelle  France 51.81
6 José Carvalho  Portugal 52.64
7 Hassan Bergaoui  Tunisia 53.70

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 John Akii-Bua  Uganda 50.35
2 Stavros Tziortzis  Greece 50.54
3 Ivan Daniš  Czechoslovakia 50.62
4 Bruce Field  Australia 51.46
5 Hansjörg Wirz  Switzerland 52.34
6 Dick Bruggeman  United States 54.36
7 Julio Ferrer  Puerto Rico 54.83
- Francisco Rojas Soto  Paraguay DNS

Heat five

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Yevgeny Gavrilenko  Soviet Union 49.73
2 Jim Seymour  United States 49.81
3 Rolf Ziegler  West Germany 50.17
4 Roger Johnson  New Zealand 50.48
5 Mike Murei  Kenya 51.63
6 Lee Chung-Ping  Republic of China 52.61
7 Gladstone Agbamu  Nigeria 53.68
- John Sherwood  Great Britain DNF

Semifinals[edit]

Top four in each of the two heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 John Akii-Bua  Uganda 49.25
2 Ralph Mann  United States 49.53
3 Dave Hemery  Great Britain 49.66
4 Rainer Schubert  West Germany 49.80
5 Rolf Ziegler  West Germany 49.88
6 Ivan Daniš  Czechoslovakia 50.01
7 Viktor Savchenko  Soviet Union 50.28
8 Jean-Pierre Corval  France 50.75

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time
1 Jim Seymour  United States 49.33
2 Yevgeny Gavrilenko  Soviet Union 49.34
3 Yuriy Zorin  Soviet Union 49.60
4 Stavros Tziortzis  Greece 50.06
5 Tadeusz Kulczycki  Poland 50.80
6 Gary Knoke  Australia 52.79
- Christian Rudolph  East Germany DNF
- Dieter Büttner  West Germany DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) John Akii-Bua  Uganda 47.82 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ralph Mann  United States 48.51
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Dave Hemery  Great Britain 48.52
4 Jim Seymour  United States 48.64
5 Rainer Schubert  West Germany 49.65
6T Yevgeny Gavrilenko  Soviet Union 49.66
6T Stavros Tziortzis  Greece 49.66
8 Yuriy Zorin  Soviet Union 50.25

References[edit]