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

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.[1]

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
VenueEstadio Olímpico Universitario
DateOctober 16–17
Competitors33 from 24 nations
Winning time13.3
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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Competition formatEdit

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.

RecordsEdit

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

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

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 FinalsEdit

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

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
  Willie Davenport   United States 13.3
  Ervin Hall   United States 13.4
  Eddy Ottoz   Italy 13.4  
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Men's 110 metres Hurdles". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 20 September 2017.

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