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1936 Olympic Games Berlin, Germany - Men's 110 m Hurdles

 

 

Host City: Berlin, Germany Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 5, 1936 Format: Top two in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: August 6, 1936
(Competitors: 31; Countries: 20; Finalists: 6)
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Overview by IAAF  1936_olympic_stadium.jpg
Towns, who had run 14.1 four times before the Games, and Fritz Pollard, the first world class black hurdler, were favourites for the gold and silver. Towns was fastest in both preliminary rounds, clocking 14.5 and then 14.1 to equal his world record. Lidman ran 14.5 behind Towns, a time emulated by Finlay in winning the other semi, just ahead of Pollard after the American had led for most of the race. In the final Pollard got a superb start and led Towns by half a metre at the second hurdle, which he hit. Towns caught him at the third hurdle, and went clear for good. Pollard was still second at the 10th hurdle, but hit it, and lost the silver to Finlay on the run-in, with Lidman inches behind in fourth place. Towns went on to run 13.7 three weeks later.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The favorites were Forrest "Spec" Towns and Frederick )Fritz) Pollard, both of the USA. Towns had run 14.1 four times earlier in 1936, winning the NCAAs with that time. In the final, Pollard had the fastest start but was caught by Towns at the third hurdle who won quite easily. The 1932 bronze medalist, Don Finlay, closed fast to nip Pollard for the silver medal. A few weeks later, as a meet in the Bislett Stadium in Oslo, Towns shattered the world record with 13.7.
 
 
Results
110 m Hurdles Men Final 6 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.2 Forrest Towns United States USA 22
2 14.4 Don Finlay Great Britain GBR 27
3 14.4 Fritz Pollard United States USA 21
4 14.4 Håkan Lidman Sweden SWE 21
5 14.7 John Thornton Great Britain GBR 25
6 14.8 Larry O'Connor Canada CAN 19
110 m Hurdles Men Semi-Finals Heat One 6 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.1 Q Forrest Towns United States USA 22 (=)WR
2 14.5 Q Håkan Lidman Sweden SWE 21
3 14.7 Q John Thornton Great Britain GBR 25
4 14.8 Roy Staley United States USA 21
5 15.1 Tadashi Murakami Japan JPN 23
6 15.6 Juan Lavenás Argentina ARG 21
110 m Hurdles Men Semi-Finals Heat Two 6 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.5 Q Don Finlay Great Britain GBR 27
2 14.6 Q Fritz Pollard United States USA 21
3 15.0 Q Larry O'Connor Canada CAN 19
4 15.2 Vane Ivanović Yugoslavia YUG 23
5 15.3 Erwin Wegner Germany GER 27
6 15.6 Tom Lavery South Africa RSA 24
110 m Hurdles Men Round One Heat One 5 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 15.0 Q Tom Lavery South Africa RSA 24
2 15.1 Q Larry O'Connor Canada CAN 19
3 15.2 Khristos Mantikas Greece GRE
4 15.3 Svend Aage Thomsen Denmark DEN 25
5 Juul Bosmans Belgium BEL 22
6 Yasuharu Furuta Japan JPN 21
110 m Hurdles Men Round One Heat Two 5 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.7 Q Fritz Pollard United States USA 21
2 15.0 Q John Thornton Great Britain GBR 25
3 15.1 Johann Langmayr Austria AUT 25
4 15.2 Willi Welscher Germany GER 30
5 Huang Yingjie China CHN 24
110 m Hurdles Men Round One Heat Three 5 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.7 Q Don Finlay Great Britain GBR 27
2 15.3 Q Tadashi Murakami Japan JPN 23
3 15.6 Jim Worrall Canada CAN 22
4 Darcy Guimarães Brazil BRA 21
5 Ludvík Kománek Czechoslovakia TCH 26
110 m Hurdles Men Round One Heat Four 5 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 15.0 Q Roy Staley United States USA 21
2 15.1 Q Juan Lavenás Argentina ARG 21
3 15.5 Ashleigh Pilbrow Great Britain GBR 24
4 Ioannis Skiadas Greece GRE 23
5 Lin Shaozhou China CHN 27
110 m Hurdles Men Round One Heat Five 5 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.5 Q Forrest Towns United States USA 22
2 15.1 Q Erwin Wegner Germany GER 27
3 15.3 Ernst Leitner Austria AUT 23
4 René Kunz Switzerland SUI 25
5 Kotaro Shimizu Japan JPN 25
110 m Hurdles Men Round One Heat Six 5 August
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.9 Q Håkan Lidman Sweden SWE 21
2 15.1 Q Vane Ivanović Yugoslavia YUG 23
3 15.1 Gianni Caldana Italy ITA 22
4 15.1 Alf Watson Australia AUS 29
5 Miguel White Philippines PHI 26
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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