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Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Men's 800 metres Semi-Finals

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
Date Started: July 31, 1948
Date Finished: July 31, 1948
Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the final.

Gold: USA Mal Whitfield
Silver: JAM Arthur Wint
Bronze: FRA Marcel Hansenne

Semi-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) ATM T(A 1/10)
1 Marcel Hansenne 31 France FRA 1:50.5 1:50.6 QU
2 Mal Whitfield 23 United States USA 1:50.7 at 0.29 QU
3 John Parlett 23 Great Britain GBR 1:50.9 at 0.30 QU
4 Jack Hutchins 22 Canada CAN 1:52.6 at 2.15
5 Joseph Brys 21 Belgium BEL 1:53.2 at 2.74
6 Josy Barthel 21 Luxembourg LUX 1:54.6 at 4.18
7 Bjørn Vade 26 Norway NOR at 4.79
AC Karl Volkmer 26 Switzerland SUI DNF

Semi-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A 1/10)
1 Ingvar Bengtsson 26 Sweden SWE 1:51.2 1:51.3 QU
2 Arthur Wint 28 Jamaica JAM 1:52.7 QU
3 Bob Chambers 21 United States USA 1:52.9 QU
4 Gaston Mayordome 25 France FRA 1:54.3
5 Bill Ramsay Australia AUS 1:54.9
6 Václav Winter 23 Czechoslovakia TCH 1:57.7
AC Harry Tarraway 23 Great Britain GBR DNF
AC Doug Harris 29 New Zealand NZL DNF

Semi-Finals Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A 1/10)
1 Herb Barten 20 United States USA 1:51.7 1:52.0 QU
2 Robert Chef d'Hôtel 26 France FRA 1:52.0 QU
3 Niels Holst-Sørensen 25 Denmark DEN 1:52.4 QU
4 Olle Ljunggren 27 Sweden SWE 1:52.5
5 Tom White 30 Great Britain GBR 1:53.0
6 Frits de Ruijter 31 Netherlands NED 1:54.6
7 Raymond Rosier 24 Belgium BEL
AC Hans Streuli Switzerland SUI DNF