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Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres Quarter-Finals

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: November 28, 1956
Date Finished: November 28, 1956
Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Gold: USA Charlie Jenkins
Silver: GER Karl-Friedrich Haas
Bronze: FIN Voitto Hellstén
URS Ardalion Ignatyev

Quarter-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Lou Jones 24 United States USA 47.4 47.42 QU
2 John Salisbury 22 Great Britain GBR 47.4 47.60 QU
3 Iván Rodríguez 19 Puerto Rico PUR 47.5 47.64 QU
4 Terry Tobacco 20 Canada CAN 47.7 47.79
5 Jürgen Kühl 21 Germany GER 48.0 48.23

Quarter-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Ardalion Ignatyev 25 Soviet Union URS 46.8 46.88 QU
2 Mal Spence 20 Jamaica JAM 47.4 47.42 QU
3 Peter Higgins 28 Great Britain GBR 47.4 47.43 QU
4 Graham Gipson 24 Australia AUS 47.4 47.45
5 Jacques Degats 26 France FRA 48.7 48.79
6 Murray Cockburn 23 Canada CAN 49.5 49.74

Quarter-Finals Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Voitto Hellstén 24 Finland FIN 46.8 46.85 QU
2 Malcolm Spence 19 South Africa RSA 47.1 47.08 QU
3 Mel Spence 20 Jamaica JAM 47.3 47.38 QU
4 Pierre Haarhoff 24 France FRA 47.6 47.82
5 Jim Lea 24 United States USA 48.1 48.33
6 Kibet Boit Kenya KEN 49.1 49.18

Quarter-Finals Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Kevan Gosper 22 Australia AUS 46.7 46.83 QU
2 Karl-Friedrich Haas 25 Germany GER 47.3 47.37 QU
3 Charlie Jenkins 22 United States USA 47.5 47.63 QU
4 George Kerr 19 Jamaica JAM 47.7 47.79
5 Mike Wheeler 21 Great Britain GBR 47.9 48.05
6 Jean-Paul Martin du Gard 29 France FRA 48.2 48.37