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1936 Olympic Games Berlin, Germany - Men's 400 m

 

 

Host City: Berlin, Germany Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 6, 1936 Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Finished: August 7, 1936 Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the quarter-finals.
(Competitors: 42; Countries: 25; Finalists: 6)
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Overview by IAAF  1936_olympic_stadium.jpg
Williams had emerged from obscurity in 1935 to set a world record of 46.1 in the NCAA championships and carried the mantle of favourite. Only Roberts and the Americans had ran under 48 before the semifinals. Williams won his semi in 47.2, then LuValle won the other in 47.1 (47.18) ahead of Brown – 47.3 (47.31) – and Fritz – 47.4 (47.32). Rampling – 47.5 (47.61) – failed to qualify despite again being one of the six quickest semi-finalists. Williams went out fastest in the final, passing 200m in 22.0 ahead of LuValle (22.1) with the Britons lagging. Roberts pushed from just before 300m, but Brown began his big effort a little later, and caught LuValle with 40m to go. Williams held on as Brown closed to within 10cm, with the electric times belying the official margin of 0.2.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
Archie Williams had won the 1936 NCAA Championships in 46.1 for a new world record. The final in Berlin was contested by two Americans, two Canadians, and two Britons. Williams led in the final over 200 metres ahead of American Jimmy LuValle. Godfrey Brown closed rapidly on the final straight, passing LuValle 40 metres from the line, and nearly catching Williams. Electric timing revealed that the official margin of 0.2 seconds for Williams victory was probably not accurate. Williams's was auto-timed in 46.66, with Brown in 46.68, LuValle in 46.84 and Bill Roberts in 46.87.
 
 
Results
400 m Men Final 7 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 46.66 Archie Williams United States USA 21 46.5h
2 46.68 Godfrey Brown Great Britain GBR 21 46.7 h
3 46.84 Jimmy LuValle United States USA 23 46.8 h
4 46.87 Bill Roberts Great Britain GBR 24 46.8h
5 47.8 Bill Fritz Canada CAN 21
6 48.2 Johnny Loaring Canada CAN 20
400 m Men Semi-Finals Heat One 7 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 47.2 Q Archie Williams United States USA 21
2 48.0 Q Bill Roberts Great Britain GBR 24
3 48.1 Q Johnny Loaring Canada CAN 20
4 48.2 Mario Lanzi Italy ITA 21
5 52.0 Pierre Skawinski France FRA 23
400 m Men Semi-Finals Heat Two 7 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 47.1 Q Jimmy LuValle United States USA 23
2 47.3 Q Godfrey Brown Great Britain GBR 21
3 47.4 Q Bill Fritz Canada CAN 21
4 47.5 Godfrey Rampling Great Britain GBR 27
5 48.5 Juan Carlos Anderson Argentina ARG 23
6 49.2 Hermann Blazejczak Germany GER 24
400 m Men Quarter-Finals Heat One 6 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 47.7 Q Bill Roberts Great Britain GBR 24
2 48.6 Q Harold Smallwood United States USA 21
3 48.8 Q Mario Lanzi Italy ITA 21
4 49.4 Zoltán Zsitva Hungary HUN 30
5 49.6 Dennis Shore South Africa RSA 21
6 51.0 Gunnar Christensen Denmark DEN 23
400 m Men Quarter-Finals Heat Two 6 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 48205 Q Hermann Blazejczak Germany GER 24 48.2 h
2 48.35 Q Godfrey Brown Great Britain GBR 21 48.3 h
3 48.37 Q Bill Fritz Canada CAN 21 48.4 h
4 48.57 Bertil von Wachenfeldt Sweden SWE 27 48.5 h
5 49.4 Georges Henry France FRA 28
6 49.9 Börje Strandvall Finland FIN 27
400 m Men Quarter-Finals Heat Three 6 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 48.0 Q Archie Williams United States USA 21
2 48.7 Q Juan Carlos Anderson Argentina ARG 23
3 49.3 Q Johnny Loaring Canada CAN 20
4 49.6 Olle Danielsson Sweden SWE 24
400 m Men Quarter-Finals Heat Four 6 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 47.6 Q Jimmy LuValle United States USA 23
2 48.0 Q Pierre Skawinski France FRA 23
3 48.0 Q Godfrey Rampling Great Britain GBR 27
4 48.8 Rudolf Klupsch Germany GER 31
5 48.9 Marshall Limon Canada CAN 20
6 49.6 Karel Kněnický Czechoslovakia TCH 28
400 m Men Round One Heat One 6 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 48.1 Q Bill Roberts Great Britain GBR 24
2 48.6 Q Olle Danielsson Sweden SWE 24
3 49.1 Q Johnny Loaring Canada CAN 20
4 49.4 Albert Jud Switzerland SUI 24
5 50.1 Tibor Ribényi Hungary HUN 22
400 m Men Round One Heat Two 6 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 49.2 Q Georges Henry France FRA 28
2 49.6 Q Karel Kněnický Czechoslovakia TCH 28
3 49.9 Q Dennis Shore South Africa RSA 21
4 50.0 Sven Strömberg Sweden SWE 25
5 52.9 Johann Baptist Gudenus Austria AUT 28
400 m Men Round One Heat Three 6 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 48.8 Q Godfrey Brown Great Britain GBR 21
2 49.3 Q Mario Lanzi Italy ITA 21
3 50.2 Q Adolf Metzner Germany GER 26
4 50.5 Mohamed Ebeid Egypt EGY 25
5 50.7 Jean Verhaert Belgium BEL 28
6 52.4 Leonard Tay China CHN 23
400 m Men Round One Heat Four 6 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 49.0 Q Harold Smallwood United States USA 21
2 49.2 Q Marshall Limon Canada CAN 20
3 49.2 Q József Vadas Hungary HUN 24
4 49.4 Rolf Schønheyder Norway NOR 23
5 50.4 Antônio de Carvalho Brazil BRA 22
6 50.8 Hiroyoshi Kubota Japan JPN 23
400 m Men Round One Heat Five 6 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 49.1 Q Jimmy LuValle United States USA 23
2 49.4 Q Juan Carlos Anderson Argentina ARG 23
3 49.8 Q Zoltán Zsitva Hungary HUN 30
4 50.9 Francisc Nemeş Romania ROU 29
5 51.0 Keiji Imai Japan JPN 18
400 m Men Round One Heat Six 6 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 47.9 Q Hermann Blazejczak Germany GER 24
2 48.6 Q Godfrey Rampling Great Britain GBR 27
3 49.3 Q Börje Strandvall Finland FIN 27
4 49.5 Raymond Boisset France FRA 24
5 50.4 Jean Krombach Luxembourg LUX 26
400 m Men Round One Heat Seven 6 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 47.8 Q Archie Williams United States USA 21
2 49.0 Q Bill Fritz Canada CAN 21
3 49.3 Q Gunnar Christensen Denmark DEN 23
4 50.2 Toyoyi Aihara Japan JPN 22
5 50.5 Raúl Muñoz Chile CHI 20
400 m Men Round One Heat Eight 6 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 48.9 Q Pierre Skawinski France FRA 23
2 49.0 Q Bertil von Wachenfeldt Sweden SWE 27
3 49.1 Q Rudolf Klupsch Germany GER 31
4 49.4 Alfred König Austria AUT 22
5 52.4 Gyan Bhalla India IND 26
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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