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1928 Olympic Games Amsterdam, Netherlands - Men's 1500 m

 

 

Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands Format: Top two in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 1, 1928  
Date Finished: August 2, 1928  
(Competitors: 43; Countries: 19; Finalists: 12)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
Overview by IAAF    Olympic_Stadium_Amsterdam_1928.jpg
Ladoumègue was the fastest entrant with the third best time ever of 3:52.2, but was untested at international level, having improved by more than 11 seconds in 1928. Larva, winner of the Finnish trials in 3:52.6, and Purje – the Finnish number two with a best of 3:53.1 in the same race – were next fastest. As in 1924 there were six heats, with 2 qualifying from each. The principal victims were Edwin Wide (SWE) and world record holder Otto Peltzer (GER), both of whom were beaten in the slowest heat won by Ray Conger (USA) in 4:02.6. All the heats were tactical affairs, with only one sub-4 clocking by Herbert Böcher (GER), 3:59.6. Larva led for the first lap in the final in 61.0, with Purje then taking over, passing 800m in 2:04.4 and the bell in 2:52.8. Purje still led after three laps in 3:09.8, but Ladoumègue rushed into the lead with 250m to go, and only Larva could respond. The Frenchman led until 20m from the finish, and then Larva edged away leaving Ladoumègue 3m behind at the finish.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
Oddly the 1928 1,500 metres saw many top runners opt for other distances, either moving down to the 800 or up the 5,000. The three remaining favorites were France’s Jules Ladoumègue, Finland’s Eino Purje, and his countryman, Harri Larva. The pace in the final was somewhat slow, with Purje leading at 800 metres in 2:04, with Larva on his shoulder. On the last lap, Ladoumègue took the lead on the backstretch, and Purje fell behind. On the final straight, Larva pulled up to Ladoumègue’s shoulder and pulled ahead only 20 metres from the tape. Purje did hang on to get the bronze medal. In 1930 Ladoumègue would become the first man to better 3:50 for the 1,500 and in 1931 he was the first runner under 4:10 for the mile.
 
Finish of the 1500 m final: first Harri Larva, second Jules Ladoumègue
 
        Results          
 
1500 m Men     Final 2 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 3.53.2     Harri Larva Finland FIN 21 OR  
2 3.53.8     Jules Ladoumègue France FRA 21    
3 3.56.4     Eino Purje Finland FIN 28    
4 3.56.8     Hans Wichmann Germany GER 23    
5 3.57.6     Cyril Ellis Great Britain GBR 24    
6 3.58.4     Paul Martin Switzerland SUI 26    
7 3.59.0     Hans-Helmuth Krause Germany GER      
8 4.00.4     Adolf Kittel Czechoslovakia TCH 25    
9 4.00.4     William Whyte Australia AUS 24    
10       Ray Conger United States USA 24    
11       Jean Keller France FRA 22    
AC DNF     Herbert Böcher Germany GER 25    
1500 m Men     Round One Heat One 1 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 4.03.0   Q Hans Wichmann Germany GER 23    
2     Q Adolf Kittel Czechoslovakia TCH 25    
3       József Marton Hungary HUN      
4       Luigi Beccali Italy ITA 20    
5       Guus Zeegers Netherlands NED 22    
6       George Hyde Australia AUS 23    
7 4.14.0     Józef Jaworski Poland POL 24    
8       Séra Martin France FRA 21    
1500 m Men     Round One Heat Two 1 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 3.59.6   Q Herbert Böcher Germany GER 25    
2 3.59.9   Q William Whyte Australia AUS 24    
3 4.01.5     Armas Kinnunen Finland FIN 28    
4 4.01.5     Albert Larsen Denmark DEN 27    
5 4.01.6     Reidar Jørgensen Norway NOR 23    
6       Jack Walter Canada CAN 19    
AC DNF     Frédéric du Hen Netherlands NED 24    
AC DNF     Gyula Belloni Hungary HUN 24    
AC DNF     Lloyd Hahn United States USA 29    
1500 m Men     Round One Heat Three 1 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 4.00.8   Q Eino Purje Finland FIN 28    
2     Q Jules Ladoumègue France FRA 21    
3       Stan Ashby Great Britain GBR 20    
4       Vilém Šindler Czechoslovakia TCH 24    
5       Serafín Dengra Argentina ARG 25    
6 4.27.0     Luka Predanić Yugoslavia YUG 22    
7       Pete Walter Canada CAN 23    
8       Jan Zeegers Netherlands NED 26    
1500 m Men     Round One Heat Four 1 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 4.00.8   Q Paul Martin Switzerland SUI 26    
2 4.02.0   Q Harri Larva Finland FIN 21    
3       Reg Thomas Great Britain GBR 21    
4       David Griffin Canada CAN 23    
5       Leopoldo Ledesma Argentina ARG 24    
AC DNF     Sid Robinson United States USA 25    
1500 m Men     Round One Heat Five 1 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 4.02.6   Q Ray Conger United States USA 24    
2 4.02.7   Q Jean Keller France FRA 22    
3       Edvin Wide Sweden SWE 32    
4       Otto Peltzer Germany GER 28    
5       Alex Docherty Canada CAN 24    
6       Reggie Bell Great Britain GBR 23    
1500 m Men     Round One Heat Six 1 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 4.01.8   Q Cyril Ellis Great Britain GBR 24    
2     Q Hans-Helmuth Krause Germany GER      
3       Nick Carter United States USA 25    
4 4.06.0     Leo Helgas Finland FIN 25    
5       Danie Jacobs South Africa RSA 24    
6 4.11.5     Czesław Foryś Poland POL 23    
7       Wilhelm Effern Netherlands NED 21    
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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