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Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 400 metres hurdles

The men's 400 metres hurdles event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Sunday, August 15, 1920, and on Monday, August 16, 1920. 19 runners from 9 nations competed.[1]

Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
VenueOlympisch Stadion
DatesAugust 15–16
Competitors19 from 9 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Frank Loomis  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) John Norton  United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) August Desch  United States
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Contents

RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 54.2   John Norton Pasadena (USA) June 26, 1920
Olympic Record 55.0   Charles Bacon London (GBR) July 22, 1908

Frank Loomis set a new world record with 54.0 seconds in the final.

ResultsEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

Quarterfinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1   August Desch (USA) 57.6 Q
2   Erik Wilén (FIN) 58.4 Q
3   George Gray (GBR) 58.8
4   František Marek (TCH)

Quarterfinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1   Wilfrid Kent-Hughes (AUS) 57.2 Q
2   Gösta Bladin (SWE) 57.7 Q
3   František Kiehlmann (TCH) 59.9
  Marcel Jarrety (FRA) DNF
  Adriaan "Attie" van Heerden (RSA) DNF

Quarterfinal 3

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1   John Norton (USA) 57.6 Q
2   Edward Wheller (GBR) 58.4 Q
3   Georg Lindström (SWE) 59.1
4   Albert Lucas (FRA)

Quarterfinal 4

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1   Carl-Axel Christiernsson (SWE) 56.4 Q
2   Charles Daggs (USA) 56.7 Q
3   Valdemar Wickholm (FIN) 57.9
  Omer Smet (BEL) DNF

Quarterfinal 5

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1   Frank Loomis (USA) 55.8 Q
2   Géo André (FRA) 55.9 Q

SemifinalsEdit

Semifinal 1

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1   August Desch (USA) 55.4 Q
2   Géo André (FRA) 55.5 Q
3   John Norton (USA) 56.2 Q
4   Gösta Bladin (SWE) 56.5
5   Wilfrid Kent-Hughes (AUS) 56.9

Semifinal 2

Place Athlete Time Qual.
1   Frank Loomis (USA) 55.4 Q
2   Carl-Axel Christiernsson (SWE) 55.7 Q
3   Charles Daggs (USA) 55.8 Q
4   Edward Wheller (GBR)
5   Erik Wilén (FIN)

FinalEdit

The final was held on Monday, August 16, 1920.

Place Athlete Time
1   Frank Loomis (USA) 54.0 WR
2   John Norton (USA) 54.6
3   August Desch (USA) 54.7
4   Géo André (FRA) 54.8
5   Carl-Axel Christiernsson (SWE) 55.4
6   Charles Daggs (USA) 55.7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Hurdles". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 1 October 2017.

External linksEdit

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French).
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 16 August 2007.