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1928 Olympic Games Amsterdam, Netherlands - Men's 400 m Hurdles

 

 

Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 29, 1928 Format: Top two in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: July 30, 1928  
(Competitors: 25; Countries: 13; Finalists: 6)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
Overview by IAAF   Olympic_Stadium_Amsterdam_1928.jpg 
Cuhel (54.6) and Taylor (55.0) were quickest in the heats, and Taylorwon the first and faster semi-final in 53.4, ahead of Cuhel (53.8) andBurghley (54.0), the Briton looking particularly easy. Livingstone wonthe other semi in 54.0 from Facelli (54.2), with Pettersson edging outJohn Gibson, the number three American.Burghley and Livingstone were the early leaders of the final, andLivingstone began to lose ground after halfway. At the eighth hurdleBurghley led by half a metre from Cuhel, with Taylor and Facelli inchesbehind the reigning champion. Facelli hit the hurdle, and lost groundrapidly. Burghley chopped his stride approaching the last hurdle, andcleared it ahead of Cuhel by a metre, his winning margin. Taylor closedin on Cuhel, and Pettersson finished fastest of all. Burghley’s full namewas David George Brownlow Cecil, Lord Burghley, and subsequentlythe sixth Marquis of Exeter. He later became President of the IAAF anda Vice-President of the IOC.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
Defending champion Morgan Taylor was back and was favored, having won the 1924-26 AAU titles, and the 1928 US Olympic Trials in a world record 52.0. But in the Olympic final, he was outrun by his teammate, silver medalist Frank Cuhel, and the gold medalist, David George Brownlow Cecil, Lord Burghley, the 6th Marquess of Exeter. Burghley was a very colorful character. In the movie Chariots of Fire, he is depicted but by the name Lord Lindsay, as he refused to allow his name to be used, apparently upset by some of the historical inaccuracies in the film. Burghley later became an IOC Member, President of the IAAF, and ran for IOC President in 1952, losing to Avery Brundage.
 
 
        Results          
 
400 m Hurdles Men     Final 30 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 53.4     David, Lord Burghley Great Britain GBR 23 (=)OR  
2 53.6     Frank Cuhel United States USA 23    
3 53.6     Morgan Taylor United States USA 25    
4 53.8     Sten Pettersson Sweden SWE 25    
5 54.2     Thomas Livingston-Learmonth Great Britain GBR 22    
6 55.8     Luigi Facelli Italy ITA 30    
400 m Hurdles Men     Semi-Finals Heat One 29 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 53.4   Q Morgan Taylor United States USA 25 OR  
2 53.6   Q Frank Cuhel United States USA 23    
3 53.9   Q David, Lord Burghley Great Britain GBR 23    
4 57.6     Roger Viel France FRA 25    
5 58.0     Stefan Kostrzewski Poland POL 25    
6       Frederick Chauncy Great Britain GBR 23    
400 m Hurdles Men     Semi-Finals Heat Two 29 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 54.0   Q Thomas Livingston-Learmonth Great Britain GBR 22    
2 54.2   Q Luigi Facelli Italy ITA 30    
3 54.3   Q Sten Pettersson Sweden SWE 25    
4 54.4     Johnny Gibson United States USA 22    
5 54.5     Erkka Wilén Finland FIN 29    
6       Robert Maxwell United States USA 25    
400 m Hurdles Men     Round One Heat One 29 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 57.0   Q David, Lord Burghley Great Britain GBR 23    
2 57.2   Q Robert Maxwell United States USA 25    
3 58.4     Vangelis Moiropoulos Greece GRE 23    
4 59.2     André Adelheim France FRA 22    
5 1.00.0     Herman Larsen Denmark DEN 28    
400 m Hurdles Men     Round One Heat Two 29 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 57.0   Q Johnny Gibson United States USA 22    
2     Q Frederick Chauncy Great Britain GBR 23    
3       Émile Swinnen Belgium BEL      
AC DNF     Pierre Arnaudin France FRA 31    
400 m Hurdles Men     Round One Heat Three 29 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 56.2   Q Roger Viel France FRA 25    
2 56.4   Q Thomas Livingston-Learmonth Great Britain GBR 22    
3 56.7     Jukka Matilainen Finland FIN 26    
4 57.8     Alf Watson Australia AUS 20    
400 m Hurdles Men     Round One Heat Four 29 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 55.2   Q Morgan Taylor United States USA 25    
2 56.5   Q Erkka Wilén Finland FIN 29    
3 56.6     Erik Kjellström Sweden SWE 23    
400 m Hurdles Men     Round One Heat Five 29 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 55.8   Q Sten Pettersson Sweden SWE 25    
2 56.0   Q Stefan Kostrzewski Poland POL 25    
3       Lance Percival Great Britain GBR 21    
400 m Hurdles Men     Round One Heat Six 29 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 54.6   Q Frank Cuhel United States USA 23    
2 55.1   Q Luigi Facelli Italy ITA 30    
3 55.9     Louis Lundgren Denmark DEN 27    
4 56.5     Warren Montabone Canada CAN 24    
5       Édouard Max-Robert France FRA 22    
6       S. Abdul Hamid India IND      
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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