1964 Olympic Games Tokyo, Japan - Men's 110 m Hurdles

 

 

Host City: Tokyo, Japan Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: October 17, 1964 Format: Top three in each heat and next fastest advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: October 18, 1964
(Competitors: 37; Countries: 24; Finalists: 8)
Venue(s): National Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Overview by IAAF  1964_olympic_stadium.jpg
The first round saw no-one run faster than 14.1. On the next day, in the wet and cold (14°C), Mikhailov won the first semi in 13.9w, with Willie Davenport the US Trials winner back in seventh, impeded by an injured thigh. Lindgren won the other semi-final, also in 13.9, with Jones easing through in 14.0, and Ottoz the slowest qualifier for the final with 14.1 (14.12). As in the three previous finals, the gold was won at the start. Jones, reputed to be the fastest starter in the world, was almost a metre clear at the first hurdle. Lindgren closed all the way, and was fractionally ahead coming off the last hurdle. But Jones’s speed (9.4 for 100y) was too much for Lindgren, who lost a little ground by leaning for the line too early. Behind him Mikhailov and Ottoz closed rapidly, with the Italian – for once without his trademark sunglasses – finishing fastest of all for fourth, a metre behind Lindgren. For Jones, it was the final outdoor race of his career.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The two co-favorites were Americans Blaine Lindgren and Hayes Jones, the 1960 bronze medalist. The chance for a fifth consecutive US medal sweep went away in the semi-finals when Willie Davenport injured his thigh. In the final Jones was away quickly – he was considered the fastest starter in the world. But Lindgren closed and was even at the last hurdle, only to lose out on the run-in. Anatoly Mikhaylov finished third to get the first Soviet medal in this event.
 
 
Results
110 m Hurdles Men Final 18 October
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 13.67 Hayes Jones United States USA 26 OR 13.6 h
2 13.74 Blaine Lindgren United States USA 25 13.7 h
3 13.78 Anatoly Mikhaylov Soviet Union URS 27 13.7 h
4 13.84 Eddy Ottoz Italy ITA 20 13.8 h
5 14.09 Gurbachan Singh Randhawa India IND 25 14.0 h
6 14.09 Marcel Duriez France FRA 24 14.0 h
7 14.12 Giovanni Cornacchia Italy ITA 25 14.1 h
8 14.17 Giorgio Mazza Italy ITA 25 14.1 h
110 m Hurdles Men Semi-Finals Heat One 18 October
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 13.90 w Q Anatoly Mikhaylov Soviet Union URS 27 13.9w h
2 14.04 w Q Gurbachan Singh Randhawa India IND 25 14.0w h
3 14.06 w Q Giorgio Mazza Italy ITA 25 14.0w h
4 14.10 w Q Marcel Duriez France FRA 24 14.0w h
5 14.14 w Hinrich John Germany GER 28 14.1w h
6 14.23 w Lázaro Betancourt Cuba CUB 28 14.2w h
7 14.28 w Willie Davenport United States USA 21 14.2w h
AC DQ Valentin Chistyakov Soviet Union URS 24
110 m Hurdles Men Semi-Finals Heat Two 18 October
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 13.95 Q Blaine Lindgren United States USA 25 13.9 h
2 14.06 Q Giovanni Cornacchia Italy ITA 25 14.0 h
3 14.06 Q Hayes Jones United States USA 26 14.0 h
4 14.12 Q Eddy Ottoz Italy ITA 20 14.1 h
5 14.21 Bo Forssander Sweden SWE 22 14.2 h
6 14.27 Aleksandr Kontarev Soviet Union URS 26 14.2 h
7 14.30 Hirokazu Yasuda Japan JPN 28 14.3 h
8 14.65 Mike Parker Great Britain GBR 26 14.6 h
110 m Hurdles Men Round One Heat One 17 October
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.26 Q Giorgio Mazza Italy ITA 25 14.2 h
2 14.44 Q Willie Davenport United States USA 21 14.2 h
3 14.53 Q Hirokazu Yasuda Japan JPN 28 14.5 h
4 14.57 Folu Erinle Nigeria NGR 24 14.5 h
5 14.68 Aggrey Awori Uganda UGA 25 14.6 h
6 14.69 Arnaldo Bristol Puerto Rico PUR 19 14.6 h
7 14.80 Wallie Babb Zambia ZAM 23 14.7 h
110 m Hurdles Men Round One Heat Two 17 October
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.200 Q Blaine Lindgren United States USA 25 14.2 h
2 14.26 Q Aleksandr Kontarev Soviet Union URS 26 14.2 h
3 14.39 Q Hinrich John Germany GER 28 14.3 h
4 14.52 Laurie Taitt Great Britain GBR 30 14.5 h
5 14.76 Ghulam Raziq Pakistan PAK 31 14.7 h
6 14.93 Heriberto Cruz Puerto Rico PUR 25 14.9 h
7 15.2 Juan Carlos Dyrzka Argentina ARG 23
8 15.3 Simbara Maki Cote d'Ivoire CIV 25
110 m Hurdles Men Round One Heat Three 17 October
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.13 Q Anatoly Mikhaylov Soviet Union URS 27 14.1 h
2 14.25 Q Giovanni Cornacchia Italy ITA 25 14.2 h
3 14.35 Q Bo Forssander Sweden SWE 22 14.3 h
4 14.82 Cliff Nuttall Canada CAN 23 14.8 h
5 14.83 Bernard Fournet France FRA 22 14.8 h
6 15.12 Çetin ┼×ahiner Turkey TUR 29 15.1 h
7 15.5 Virgil Okiring Uganda UGA 22
110 m Hurdles Men Round One Heat Four 17 October
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.63 Q Eddy Ottoz Italy ITA 20 14.6 h
2 14.67 Q Lázaro Betancourt Cuba CUB 28 14.6 h
3 14.75 Q Valentin Chistyakov Soviet Union URS 24 14.7 h
4 14.93 Léopold Marien Belgium BEL 30 14.9 h
5 14.97 Georgios Marsellos Greece GRE 27 14.9 h
6 15.17 Kuda Ditta Malaysia MAS 27 15.1 h
7 15.19 Christian Voigt Germany GER 20 15.1 h
8 16.2 Samir Vincent Iraq IRQ 23
110 m Hurdles Men Round One Heat Five 17 October
Rank Mark Athlete Country NOC Age Records Notes
1 14.22 Q Marcel Duriez France FRA 24 14.2 h
2 14.24 Q Hayes Jones United States USA 26 14.2 h
3 14.26 Q Mike Parker Great Britain GBR 26 14.2 h
4 14.37 Q Gurbachan Singh Randhawa India IND 25 14.3 h
5 14.38 Werner Trzmiel Germany GER 22 14.3 h
6 14.58 Akira Tanaka Japan JPN 22 14.5 h
7 14.70 Edward Akika Nigeria NGR 23 14.7 h