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

The men's 400 metres was the third-shortest of the men's track races in the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 17 October, 18 October, and 19 October 1964. 55 athletes from 36 nations entered, with 5 not starting in the first round. The first two rounds were held on 17 October, with the semifinals on 18 October and the final on 19 October.[1]

Men's 400 metres
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates17–19 October
Competitors55 from 36 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Mike Larrabee  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Wendell Mottley  Trinidad and Tobago
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Andrzej Badeński  Poland
← 1960
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ResultsEdit

First roundEdit

The top four runners in each of the 7 heats advanced.

First round, heat 1Edit

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Wendell Mottley   Trinidad and Tobago 45.9 seconds
2 Robbie Ian Brightwell   Great Britain 46.1 seconds
3 Jean-Pierre Boccardo   France 46.6 seconds
4 Gary Eddy   Australia 46.9 seconds
5 Stanisław Swatowski   Poland 47.6 seconds
6 István Gyulai   Hungary 48.0 seconds
7 Didier Mejía   Mexico 48.1 seconds
Chang Jong Kil   South Korea Did not start

First round, heat 2Edit

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Kent Bernard   Trinidad and Tobago 46.8 seconds
2 Sergio Bello   Italy 47.5 seconds
3 Vadym Arkhypchuk   Soviet Union 47.7 seconds
4 Tim Graham   Great Britain 48.4 seconds
5 Arsenio Jazmin   Philippines 49.9 seconds
Amarsanaa Dulam   Mongolia Did not start
Wesley Johnson   Liberia Did not start
Samuel Owusa-Mensah   Ghana Did not start

First round, heat 3Edit

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Andrzej Badeński   Poland 46.4 seconds
2 Adrian Peter Metcalfe   Great Britain 46.7 seconds
3 Jörg Jüttner   United Team of Germany 47.0 seconds
4 Rupert Hoilette   Jamaica 47.5 seconds
5 Amos Omolo   Uganda 47.6 seconds
6 Juan Carlos Dyrzka   Argentina 48.3 seconds
7 Amadou Gakou   Senegal 50.1 seconds
8 Daniel Thomas   Tanzania 50.4 seconds

First round, heat 4Edit

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Ulis Williams   United States 46.2 seconds
2 Edwin Skinner   Trinidad and Tobago 46.5 seconds
3 Tegegn Bezabih   Ethiopia 46.7 seconds
4 Peter Vassella   Australia 46.7 seconds
5 Johannes Schmitt   United Team of Germany 46.9 seconds
6 Muhammad Sadiq   Pakistan 47.3 seconds
7 Víctor Maldonado   Venezuela 47.7 seconds
8 Jacques Pennewaert   Belgium 47.7 seconds

First round, heat 5Edit

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Ollan Cassell   United States 46.8 seconds
2 William Crothers   Canada 46.8 seconds
3 James Addy   Ghana 47.2 seconds
4 P. A. Grajales Escobar   Colombia 47.2 seconds
5 Viktor Bychkov   Soviet Union 47.3 seconds
6 Jürgen Kalfelder   United Team of Germany 47.7 seconds
7 Yoyaga Dit Coulibaly   Ivory Coast 48.8 seconds
8 George E. Kerr   Jamaica Did not start

First round, heat 6Edit

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Mike Larrabee   United States 46.8 seconds
2 Ebenezer Quartey   Ghana 47.1 seconds
3 Peter Laeng   Switzerland 47.1 seconds
4 Hryhoriy Sverbetov   Soviet Union 47.3 seconds
5 Ken Roche   Australia 47.4 seconds
6 Somsakdi Tongsuke   Thailand 48.9 seconds
7 Jasim Karim Kuraishi   Iraq 49.5 seconds

First round, heat 7Edit

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Josef Trousil   Czechoslovakia 47.0 seconds
2 Wilson Kiprugut   Kenya 47.1 seconds
3 Laurie Khan   Jamaica 47.2 seconds
4 Ireneusz Kluczek   Poland 47.3 seconds
5 Hortensio Fucil   Venezuela 47.9 seconds
6 Hayase Hirotada   Japan 48.5 seconds
7 William Hill   Hong Kong 48.7 seconds
8 Hossein Ghafourizadeh   Iran 50.8 seconds

Second roundEdit

The four fastest runners in each of the four heats advanced to the semifinals.

Second round, heat 1Edit

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Wendell Mottley   Trinidad and Tobago 45.8 seconds
2 Ollan Cassell   United States 46.2 seconds
3 Jean Pierre Boccardo   France 46.3 seconds
4 Peter Vassella   Australia 46.5 seconds
5 Peter Laeng   Switzerland 46.7 seconds
6 Sergio Bello   Italy 46.9 seconds
7 Ebenezer Quartey   Ghana 47.0 seconds
8 Muhammad Sadiq   Pakistan 48.0 seconds

Second round, heat 2Edit

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Andrzej Badeński   Poland 46.5 seconds
2 William Crothers   Canada 46.7 seconds
3 Tim Graham   Great Britain 46.8 seconds
4 Laurie Khan   Jamaica 47.0 seconds
5 Josef Trousil   Czechoslovakia 47.2 seconds
6 Johannes Schmitt   United Team of Germany 47.2 seconds
7 Ken Roche   Australia 48.0 seconds
8 Hryhoriy Sverbetov   Soviet Union 48.0 seconds

Second round, heat 3Edit

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Mike Larrabee   United States 46.5 seconds
2 Kent Bernard   Trinidad and Tobago 46.7 seconds
3 Robbie Ian Brightwell   Great Britain 47.1 seconds
4 Jörg Juttner   United Team of Germany 47.2 seconds
5 Rupert Hoilette   Jamaica 47.6 seconds
6 Gary Eddy   Australia 47.6 seconds
7 Wilson Kiprugut   Kenya 47.7 seconds
8 Vadym Arkhypchuk   Soviet Union 47.9 seconds

Second round, heat 4Edit

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Edwin Skinner   Trinidad and Tobago 46.9 seconds
2 Ulis Williams   United States 46.9 seconds
3 Tegegn Bezabih   Ethiopia 47.2 seconds
4 James Addy   Ghana 47.3 seconds
5 Adrian Peter Metcalfe   Great Britain 47.8 seconds
6 P. A. Grajales Escobar   Colombia 47.8 seconds
7 Viktor Bychkov   Soviet Union 47.9 seconds
Ireneusz Kluczek   Poland Did not start

SemifinalsEdit

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

Semifinal 1Edit

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Robbie Ian Brightwell   Great Britain 45.7 seconds
2 Wendell Mottley   Trinidad and Tobago 45.9 seconds
3 Ulis Williams   United States 46.2 seconds
4 Peter Vassella   Australia 46.5 seconds
5 Jörg Juttner   United Team of Germany 46.7 seconds
6 Laurie Khan   Jamaica 47.0 seconds
7 Tegegn Bezabih   Ethiopia 47.1 seconds
8 Jean Pierre Boccardo   France 47.1 seconds

Semifinal 2Edit

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Mike Larrabee   United States 46.0 seconds
2 Andrzej Badeński   Poland 46.2 seconds
3 Edwin Skinner   Trinidad and Tobago 46.5 seconds
4 Tim Graham   Great Britain 46.5 seconds
5 Ollan Cassell   United States 46.6 seconds
6 William Crothers   Canada 46.9 seconds
7 Kent Bernard   Trinidad and Tobago 47.1 seconds
8 James Addy   Ghana 47.6 seconds

FinalEdit

Place Athlete Nation Time
1 Mike Larrabee   United States 45.1 seconds
2 Wendell Mottley   Trinidad and Tobago 45.2 seconds
3 Andrzej Badeński   Poland 45.6 seconds
4 Robbie Ian Brightwell   Great Britain 45.7 seconds
5 Ulis Williams   United States 46.0 seconds
6 Tim Graham   Great Britain 46.0 seconds
7 Peter Vassella   Australia 46.3 seconds
8 Edwin Skinner   Trinidad and Tobago 46.8 seconds

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Men's 400 metres". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 31 July 2017.