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1928 Olympic Games Amsterdam, Netherlands - Men's 800 m

 

 

Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 29, 1928 Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: July 31, 1928  
(Competitors: 49; Countries: 24; Finalists: 9)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
Overview by IAAF    Olympic_Stadium_Amsterdam_1928.jpg
Between Paris and Amsterdam the best 800m man was Otto Peltzer (GER), but he was notably inconsistent and France and the USA seemed to provide the best candidates for gold. Lloyd Hahn had run 1:51.4y indoors, and the young French star Séra Martin (22) who ran a world record of 1:50.6 two weeks before the Games. Hahn was the fastest in both preliminary rounds – 1:56.8 and 1:52.6. The 20 year-old Phil Edwards, a British Guianan-born Canadian, ran 1:52.8 behind Hahn and ahead of Séra Martin. Lowe, who had been more cautious in the early rounds, went into the lead from the gun to control the final, but Hahn soon took over and led at the bell (55.2) with Lowe and Edwards on his shoulder. Lowe kicked sharply as the runners came off the last turn and effectively demolished the opposition. He finished nearly 7m clear of Byléhn, who sped by Hahn and Edwards in the finishing straight, pulling Engelhard with him. Times previously shown have been updated after reference to film of the race, and Watson is shown in his correct position of eighth.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The defending champion, Douglas Lowe, was back, and won the AAA title a few weeks before the 1928 Olympics. He would be challenged by German Otto Peltzer, who set the 880 yard record in 1926, and Frenchman Séra Martin, who had broken the 800 standard a few weeks before the Olympics. Also expected to challenge was the top American, Lloyd Hahn. Lowe jumped off to an early lead in the final, but was caught by Hahn and Canada’s Phil Edwards. At the 400 mark, Hahn led in 55.2 with Lowe and Edwards on his shoulder. Off the last turn, Lowe kicked and there was no answer, as he won by almost 10 metres.
 
 
        Results          
 
800 m Men     Final 31 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 1.51.8     Douglas Lowe Great Britain GBR 25 OR  
2 1.52.8     Erik Byléhn Sweden SWE 30    
3 1.53.2     Hermann Engelhard Germany GER 24    
4 1.54.0     Phil Edwards Canada CAN 20    
5 1.54.2     Lloyd Hahn United States USA 29    
6 1.54.6     Séra Martin France FRA 21    
7 1.55.0     Earl Fuller United States USA 24    
8 1.57.0     Jean Keller France FRA 22    
9 2.03.0     Ray Watson United States USA 29    
800 m Men     Semi-Finals Heat One 30 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 1.55.6   Q Earl Fuller United States USA 24    
2 1.55.8   Q Douglas Lowe Great Britain GBR 25    
3 1.56.0   Q Jean Keller France FRA 22    
4 1.56.2     László Barsi Hungary HUN 23    
5 1.56.3     Otto Peltzer Germany GER 28    
6 1.57.1     Alex Wilson Canada CAN 20    
7       Vilém Šindler Czechoslovakia TCH 24    
AC DNF     Norman MacEachern Ireland IRL      
800 m Men     Semi-Finals Heat Two 30 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 1.55.6   Q Erik Byléhn Sweden SWE 30    
2 1.56.8   Q Ray Watson United States USA 29    
3 1.56.8   Q Hermann Engelhard Germany GER 24    
4 1.57.6     Brant Little Canada CAN 21    
5       Ralph Starr Great Britain GBR 25    
6       Guido Cominotto Italy ITA 26    
7       Serafín Dengra Argentina ARG 25    
800 m Men     Semi-Finals Heat Three 30 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 1.52.6   Q Lloyd Hahn United States USA 29    
2 1.52.8   Q Phil Edwards Canada CAN 20    
3 1.53.0   Q Séra Martin France FRA 21    
4 1.53.3     Paul Martin Switzerland SUI 26    
5 1.53.4     John Sittig United States USA 23    
6 1.53.8     Fredy Müller Germany GER 22    
7       Wilfrid Tatham Great Britain GBR 29    
8 1.59.9     Olaf Strand Norway NOR 29    
800 m Men     Round One Heat One 29 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 1.59.2   Q Alex Wilson Canada CAN 20    
2 1.59.8   Q Erik Byléhn Sweden SWE 30    
3 2.00.6   Q John Sittig United States USA 23    
4       Guus Zeegers Netherlands NED 22    
5       Gérald Bertheloot Belgium BEL      
6       Vasilios Stavrinos Greece GRE 21    
7       Louis Schmit Luxembourg LUX 20    
800 m Men     Round One Heat Two 29 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 1.57.4   Q Otto Peltzer Germany GER 28    
2 1.57.8   Q Brant Little Canada CAN 21    
3 1.58.2   Q Wilfrid Tatham Great Britain GBR 29    
4       Adje Paulen Netherlands NED 25    
5       William Whyte Australia AUS 24    
6       Albert Larsen Denmark DEN 27    
800 m Men     Round One Heat Three 29 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 1.59.0   Q Jean Keller France FRA 22    
2 1.59.4   Q Paul Martin Switzerland SUI 26    
3 1.59.6   Q Ray Watson United States USA 29    
4 1.59.9     Max Tarnogrocki Germany GER 23    
5       Alfonso García Mexico MEX      
6       Andries Hoogerwerf Netherlands NED 21    
7       Antonios Mangos Greece GRE      
800 m Men     Round One Heat Four 29 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 2.03.4   Q Georges Baraton France FRA 24    
2 2.03.8   Q Earl Fuller United States USA 24    
3 2.03.8   Q Olaf Strand Norway NOR 29    
4       Ettore Tavernari Italy ITA 23    
5       Philippe Coenjaerts Belgium BEL 25    
6       Harry Houghton Great Britain GBR 27    
800 m Men     Round One Heat Five 29 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 1.56.8   Q Lloyd Hahn United States USA 29    
2 1.57.0   Q Hermann Engelhard Germany GER 24    
3 1.57.0   Q Vilém Šindler Czechoslovakia TCH 24    
4       René Féger France FRA 24    
5       Jack Walter Canada CAN 19    
6       Charles Stuart Australia AUS 21    
800 m Men     Round One Heat Six 29 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 2.01.2   Q Serafín Dengra Argentina ARG 25    
2 2.02.2   Q Douglas Lowe Great Britain GBR 25    
3 2.02.4   Q Guido Cominotto Italy ITA 26    
4       Ömer Besim Koşalay Turkey TUR 30    
800 m Men     Round One Heat Seven 29 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 1.58.8   Q Séra Martin France FRA 21    
2 1.59.0   Q László Barsi Hungary HUN 23    
3 1.59.4   Q Fredy Müller Germany GER 22    
4 1.59.6     Adolf Kittel Czechoslovakia TCH 25    
5 1.59.8     Feliks Malanowski Poland POL 22    
6       Gerry Coughlan Ireland IRL 25    
7       J. Murphy India IND      
800 m Men     Round One Heat Eight 29 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 1.59.4   Q Phil Edwards Canada CAN 20    
2 1.59.8   Q Ralph Starr Great Britain GBR 25    
3 1.59.8   Q Norman MacEachern Ireland IRL      
4       Leopoldo Ledesma Argentina ARG 24    
5       José Lucílo Iturbe Mexico MEX      
6 2.03.2     Joaquín Miquel Spain ESP      
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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