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

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.[1]

Men's 400 metres hurdles
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium, Munich, West Germany
Date31 August 1972 & 2 September 1972
Competitors36 from 25 nations
Winning time47.82
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) John Akii-Bua
 Uganda
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Ralph Mann
 United States
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Dave Hemery
 Great Britain
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HeatsEdit

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 David 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

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

SemifinalsEdit

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 David 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

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  1 John Akii-Bua   Uganda 47.82 WR
  6 Ralph Mann   United States 48.51
  5 David Hemery   Great Britain 48.52
4 4 Jim Seymour   United States 48.64
5 7 Rainer Schubert   West Germany 49.65
6T 2 Yevgeny Gavrilenko   Soviet Union 49.66
6T 8 Stavros Tziortzis   Greece 49.66
8 3 Yuriy Zorin   Soviet Union 50.25

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1972 Munich Summer Games: Men's 400 metres Hurdles". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2017.

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