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Athletics at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres Semi-Finals

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki
Date Started: July 25, 1952
Date Finished: July 25, 1952
Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the final.

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

Semi-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Arthur Wint 32 Jamaica JAM 46.3 46.38 QU
2 Karl-Friedrich Haas 20 Germany GER 46.4 46.56 QU
3 Mal Whitfield 27 United States USA 46.4 46.64 QU
4 Gene Cole 23 United States USA 46.8 46.94
5 Ardalion Ignatyev 21 Soviet Union URS 47.4 47.49
6 James Lavery 23 Canada CAN 47.7 47.83

Semi-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Herb McKenley 30 Jamaica JAM 46.4 46.53 QU
2 George Rhoden 25 Jamaica JAM 46.5 46.61 QU
3 Ollie Matson 22 United States USA 46.7 46.99 QU
4 Hans Geister 23 Germany GER 46.7 47.00
5 Jack Carroll 21 Canada CAN 47.4 47.61