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Athletics at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

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Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki
Date Started: July 20, 1952
Date Finished: July 21, 1952

Gold: USA Charles Moore
Silver: URS Yury Lituyev
Bronze: NZL John Holland

Summary

Charles Moore had won the AAU title from 1949-52 and won the 1952 US Olympic Trials in 50.7, making him the second man to break 51 seconds. The top European was felt to be Soviet Yury Lituyev, runner-up in the 1950 European Championships. In the final, the field ran evenly thru four hurdles when Moore pulled away. Lituyev was close but Moore eventually won the gold medal by five metres over him, pulling away after the ninth barrier. The sixth place finisher was Armando Filiput (ITA), who had won the 1950 European Championships.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Charles Moore 22 United States USA Gold
2 Yury Lituyev 27 Soviet Union URS Silver
3 John Holland 25 New Zealand NZL Bronze
4 Anatoly Yulin 23 Soviet Union URS
5 Harry Whittle 30 Great Britain GBR
6 Armando Filiput 28 Italy ITA
4 h1 r3/4 David Gracie 25 Great Britain GBR
4 h2 r3/4 Lee Yoder 21 United States USA
5 h1 r3/4 Roland Blackman 23 United States USA
5 h2 r3/4 Antal Lippay 28 Hungary HUN
6 h1 r3/4 Rune Larsson 28 Sweden SWE
6 h2 r3/4 Timofey Lunev 26 Soviet Union URS
4 h1 r2/4 Robert Bart 22 France FRA
4 h2 r2/4 Arvo Hilli 21 Finland FIN
4 h3 r2/4 Lars Ylander 23 Sweden SWE
4 h4 r2/4 Angus Scott 24 Great Britain GBR
5 h1 r2/4 Sven-Olov Eriksson 23 Sweden SWE
5 h2 r2/4 Fotios Kosmas 25 Greece GRE
5 h3 r2/4 Ron Wilkie 25 South Africa RSA
5 h4 r2/4 Rainer Pelkonen 24 Finland FIN
6 h1 r2/4 Hans Schwarz 27 Switzerland SUI
6 h2 r2/4 Wilson Carneiro 22 Brazil BRA
6 h3 r2/4 Ken Doubleday 26 Australia AUS
6 h4 r2/4 Eitaro Okano 22 Japan JPN
4 h1 r1/4 Rudolf Haidegger 29 Austria AUT
4 h2 r1/4 Muhammad Shafi 24 Pakistan PAK
4 h3 r1/4 Ragnar Graeffe 22 Finland FIN
4 h4 r1/4 Pedro Yoma 25 Chile CHI
4 h5 r1/4 Mirza Khan 27 Pakistan PAK
4 h6 r1/4 Kemal Horulu Turkey TUR
4 h7 r1/4 Fernando Fernandes 32 Portugal POR
4 h8 r1/4 Amadeo Francis 20 Puerto Rico PUR
5 h1 r1/4 Johny Fonck 31 Luxembourg LUX
5 h2 r1/4 Ingi Þorsteinsson 22 Iceland ISL
5 h3 r1/4 Jörn Gevert 23 Chile CHI
5 h4 r1/4 Paulino Ferrer 24 Venezuela VEN
5 h6 r1/4 Karl Schmid 30 Switzerland SUI
5 h7 r1/4 Doğan Acarbay 25 Turkey TUR
5 h8 r1/4 Jean Thureau 25 France FRA
6 h3 r1/4 Emin Doybak Turkey TUR