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Athletics at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres Quarter-Finals

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki
Date Started: July 24, 1952
Date Finished: July 24, 1952
Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Gold: JAM George Rhoden
Silver: JAM Herb McKenley
Bronze: USA Ollie Matson

Quarter-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Arthur Wint 32 Jamaica JAM 46.9 46.98 QU
2 James Lavery 23 Canada CAN 47.5 47.67 QU
3 Lars-Erik Wolfbrandt 23 Sweden SWE 47.8 48.08 QU
4 Guillermo Gutiérrez 25 Venezuela VEN 48.6 48.75
5 Les Lewis 27 Great Britain GBR 49.0 49.09
6 Hans Ernst Schneider 25 Switzerland SUI 49.2 49.32

Quarter-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 George Rhoden 25 Jamaica JAM 47.2 47.24 QU
2 Ollie Matson 22 United States USA 47.4 47.53 QU
3 Karl-Friedrich Haas 20 Germany GER 47.4 47.66 QU
4 Morris Curotta 23 Australia AUS 48.8 48.86
5 Rolf Back 24 Finland FIN 51.1 51.53

Quarter-Finals Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Mal Whitfield 27 United States USA 47.6 47.74 QU
2 Hans Geister 23 Germany GER 47.7 47.81 QU
3 Jack Carroll 21 Canada CAN 47.7 47.82 QU
4 Louis van Biljon 24 South Africa RSA 48.5 48.63
5 Jacques Degats 22 France FRA 48.8 48.90
6 Alan Dick 22 Great Britain GBR 49.0 49.20

Quarter-Finals Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Herb McKenley 30 Jamaica JAM 47.4 47.56 QU
2 Gene Cole 23 United States USA 47.7 47.88 QU
3 Ardalion Ignatyev 21 Soviet Union URS 48.0 48.25 QU
4 Yves Camus 22 France FRA 48.1 48.43
5 Terry Higgins 24 Great Britain GBR 49.1 49.22