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Athletics at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games:

Men's 800 metres Semi-Finals

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Helsinki, Finland
Venue(s): Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki
Date Started: July 21, 1952
Date Finished: July 21, 1952
Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the final.

Gold: USA Mal Whitfield
Silver: JAM Arthur Wint
Bronze: GER Heinz Ulzheimer

Semi-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Gunnar Nielsen 24 Denmark DEN 1:50.0 1:50.02 QU
2 Mal Whitfield 27 United States USA 1:50.1 1:50.15 QU
3 Albert Webster 27 Great Britain GBR 1:50.1 1:50.26 QU
4 Audun Boysen 23 Norway NOR 1:50.4 1:50.57
5 Urban Cleve 21 Germany GER 1:51.6 1:51.77
6 Bill Parnell 24 Canada CAN 1:52.7 1:52.92
7 Petro Chevhun 26 Soviet Union URS 1:52.8 1:53.25
8 Don MacMillan 24 Australia AUS 1:58.4

Semi-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Arthur Wint 32 Jamaica JAM 1:52.7 1:52.88 QU
2 Günther Steines 23 Germany GER 1:52.9 1:52.99 QU
3 Hans Ring 24 Sweden SWE 1:53.0 1:53.27 QU
4 John Barnes 22 United States USA 1:53.4 1:53.54
5 Tom White 34 Great Britain GBR 1:53.6 1:53.79
6 Ludvík Liška 23 Czechoslovakia TCH 1:54.8 1:55.04
7 Gennady Modoy 29 Soviet Union URS 1:55.7 1:56.12

Semi-Finals Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Heinz Ulzheimer 26 Germany GER 1:51.9 1:52.07 QU
2 Lars-Erik Wolfbrandt 23 Sweden SWE 1:52.4 1:52.59 QU
3 Reggie Pearman 28 United States USA 1:52.5 1:52.70 QU
4 Jack Hutchins 26 Canada CAN 1:52.8 1:52.81
5 Edmund Potrzebowski 26 Poland POL 1:53.7 1:54.03
6 Sohan Singh 22 India IND 1:54.9 1:54.84
7 Jenő Bakos 23 Hungary HUN 1:55.5 1:55.70
8 Frank Evans 27 Great Britain GBR 1:56.8 1:56.99