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Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's 800 metres Semi-Finals

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: November 24, 1956
Date Finished: November 24, 1956
Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Gold: USA Tom Courtney
Silver: GBR Derek Johnson
Bronze: NOR Audun Boysen

Semi-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Tom Courtney 23 United States USA 1:53.6 1:53.62 QU
2 Lon Spurrier 24 United States USA 1:53.6 1:53.71 QU
3 Michael Farrell 23 Great Britain GBR 1:53.7 1:53.78 QU
4 Bill Butchart 23 Australia AUS 1:53.8 1:53.81 QU
5 Lajos Szentgáli 24 Hungary HUN 1:53.9 1:53.94
6 Yoshitaka Muroya 26 Japan JPN 1:54.5 1:54.68

Semi-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Arnie Sowell 21 United States USA 1:50.0 1:50.08 QU
2 Audun Boysen 27 Norway NOR 1:50.0 1:50.20 QU
3 Derek Johnson 23 Great Britain GBR 1:50.2 1:50.23 QU
4 Émile Leva 24 Belgium BEL 1:50.4 1:50.44 QU
5 Mike Rawson 22 Great Britain GBR 1:50.4 1:50.45
6 René Djian 29 France FRA 1:50.7 1:50.47
7 Jim Bailey 27 Australia AUS 1:51.4 1:51.40
8 Evangelos Depastas 24 Greece GRE 1:52,0 1:52.19