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1948 Olympic Games London, Great Britain - Men's 3000 m steeple

 

 

Host City: London, Great Britain Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 3, 1948
Date Finished: August 5, 1948
(Competitors: 26; Countries: 12; Finalists: 12)
Venue(s): Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
Overview by IAAF  1948_olympic_stadium.jpg
Elmsäter, the first to run under nine minutes (8:59.6 in 1944), Sjöstrand the fastest man of 1948 (9:02.0), and European champion Raphaël Pujazon were the heat winners and favourites, with Elmsäter the quickest at 9:15.0. Pujazon dropped out in the final just before halfway with stomach problems, and Sjöstrand and Elmsäter pushed the pace, with only Siltaloppi in touch. The Finn was dropped just after the bell, and Sjöstrand proved too strong for his teammate in the last lap. Behind them Hagström moved from fifth to third in the last lap with a powerful finish, to give Sweden its only clean sweep on the track in Olympic athletics history.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
Erik Elmsäter (SWE) had set world bests in 1943 and 1944, becoming the first man to better nine minutes in 1944, running 8:59.6 in Stockholm. He had finished second at the 1946 European Championships to France’s Raphaël Pujazon, with Swedish teammate Tore Sjöstrand in third place. In 1948, Sjöstrand led the year list going into the Olympics with 9:02.0. In the final, Pujazon dropped out early, as Elmsäter, Sjöstrand, and their teammate Göte Hagström ran a team race early. Elmsäter and Sjöstrand were too strong for Hagström, however, who dropped off the pace. He would have to finish strongly to get the bronze medal for the Swedish sweep. Sjöstrand won the gold medal by outkicking Elmsäter over the last lap.
 
 
Results
3000 m steeple Men Final 5 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 9.04.6 Tore Sjöstrand Sweden SWE 26 9.04.6 h
2 9.08.2 Erik Elmsäter Sweden SWE 28 at 3.81
3 9.11.8 Göte Hagström Sweden SWE 29 at 7.54
4 9.13.6 Alexis Guyodo France FRA 26 at 8.92
5 9.19.6 Pentti Siltaloppi Finland FIN 30 at 15.39
6 9.20.4 Petar Šegedin Yugoslavia YUG 21 at 16.08
7 9.24.1 Browning Ross United States USA 24 at 19.42
8 9.26.6 Constantino Miranda Spain ESP 23 at 22.00
9 9.28.2 Robert Everaert Belgium BEL 24 at 24.04
10 9.29.0 Aarne Kainlauri Finland FIN 33 at 26.89
11 9.30.2 Roger Chesneau France FRA 23 at 27.45
AC DNF Raphaël Pujazon France FRA 30
3000 m steeple Men Round One Heat One 3 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 9.14.6 Q Erik Elmsäter Sweden SWE 28 9.15.0 h
2 9.17.2 Q Alexis Guyodo France FRA 26
3 9.22.4 Q Pentti Siltaloppi Finland FIN 30
4 9.24.2 Q Constantino Miranda Spain ESP 23
5 9.39.6 Đorđe Stefanović Yugoslavia YUG 26
6 9.41.8 John Doms Belgium BEL 23
7 Peter Curry Great Britain GBR 27
8 Bob McMillen United States USA 20
9 Vasilios Mavrapostolos Greece GRE 32
3000 m steeple Men Round One Heat Two 3 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 9.20.8 Q Raphaël Pujazon France FRA 30 9.20.8 h
2 9.22.6 Q Göte Hagström Sweden SWE 29
3 9.25.0 Q Petar Šegedin Yugoslavia YUG 21
4 9.30.4 Q Browning Ross United States USA 24
5 9.33.6 Alf Olesen Denmark DEN 27
6 9.37.4 Lucien Theys Belgium BEL 21
7 9.38.4 Mustafa Özcan Turkey TUR 9.38.4est
8 Paavo Toivari Finland FIN 31
9 Geoffrey Tudor Great Britain GBR 24
3000 m steeple Men Round One Heat Three 3 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 9.21.1 Q Tore Sjöstrand Sweden SWE 26 9.21.0 h
2 9.25.8 Q Aarne Kainlauri Finland FIN 33
3 9.26.4 Q Robert Everaert Belgium BEL 24
4 9.27.6 Q Roger Chesneau France FRA 23
5 9.28.4 Cahit Önel Turkey TUR 20
6 10.14.4 Whitey Overton United States USA 19
7 Rene Howell Great Britain GBR 31
8 Paul Frieden Luxembourg LUX 23
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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