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Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres Semi-Finals

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
Date Started: August 5, 1948
Date Finished: August 5, 1948
Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the final.

Gold: JAM Arthur Wint
Silver: JAM Herb McKenley
Bronze: USA Mal Whitfield

Semi-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) ATM T(A 1/10)
1 Arthur Wint 28 Jamaica JAM 46.3 46.5 QU
2 Morris Curotta 19 Australia AUS 47.2 at 0.78 QU
3 Mal Whitfield 23 United States USA 47.4 at 0.96 QU
4 George Rhoden 21 Jamaica JAM 47.7 at 1.26
5 Jimmy Reardon 22 Ireland IRL 47.8 at 1.32

Semi-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) ATM T(A 1/10)
1 Herb McKenley 26 Jamaica JAM 47.3 47.3 QU
2 Dave Bolen 24 United States USA 47.9 at 0.67 QU
3 George Guida 23 United States USA 48.3 at 1.10 QU
4 Dennis Shore 33 South Africa RSA 48.8 at 1.43
5 Rosalvo Ramos 34 Brazil BRA 49.1 at 1.93
6 Bob McFarlane 21 Canada CAN 51.7