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Athletics at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games:

Men's Decathlon 400 metres

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Melbourne, Australia
Venue(s): Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Victoria
Date Started: November 29, 1956
Date Finished: November 29, 1956

Gold: USA Milt Campbell
Silver: USA Rafer Johnson
Bronze: URS Vasily Kuznetsov

400 metres

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A) P(1952HT) P(1985HT) P(1985AT)
1 Martin Lauer 19 Germany GER 48.2 48.35 995 893 892 OB
2 Milt Campbell 22 United States USA 48.8 48.83 940 864 869
3T Walter Meier 29 Germany GER 49.3 49.41 900 841 842
3T John Cann 18 Australia AUS 49.3 49.41 900 841 842
3T Rafer Johnson 21 United States USA 49.3 49.49 900 841 838
6 Vasily Kuznetsov 24 Soviet Union URS 50.2 50.24 828 799 804
7 Yuriy Kutenko 24 Soviet Union URS 50.5 50.67 807 785 784
8T Uno Palu 23 Soviet Union URS 50.8 50.82 786 772 777
8T Torbjörn Lassenius 25 Finland FIN 50.8 50.89 786 772 774
10 Pat Leane 26 Australia AUS 51.0 51.10 772 763 765
11T Ian Bruce 21 Australia AUS 51.3 51.35 751 749 753
11T Yang C. K. 23 Chinese Taipei TPE 51.3 51.37 751 749 753
13T Nadjmeddin Farabi Iran IRI 52.3 52.26 684 706 713
13T Bob Richards 30 United States USA 52.3 52.42 684 706 706

400 metres Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A) P(1952HT) P(1985HT) P(1985AT)
1 Walter Meier 29 Germany GER 49.3 49.41 900 841 842
2 Rafer Johnson 21 United States USA 49.3 49.49 900 841 838
3 Uno Palu 23 Soviet Union URS 50.8 50.82 786 772 777
4 Nadjmeddin Farabi Iran IRI 52.3 52.26 684 706 713

400 metres Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A) P(1952HT) P(1985HT) P(1985AT)
1 Milt Campbell 22 United States USA 48.8 48.83 940 864 869
2 Ian Bruce 21 Australia AUS 51.3 51.35 751 749 753

400 metres Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A) P(1952HT) P(1985HT) P(1985AT)
1 Martin Lauer 19 Germany GER 48.2 48.35 995 893 892 OB
2 John Cann 18 Australia AUS 49.3 49.41 900 841 842
3 Yuriy Kutenko 24 Soviet Union URS 50.5 50.67 807 785 784
4 Torbjörn Lassenius 25 Finland FIN 50.8 50.89 786 772 774

400 metres Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A) P(1952HT) P(1985HT) P(1985AT)
1 Vasily Kuznetsov 24 Soviet Union URS 50.2 50.24 828 799 804
2 Pat Leane 26 Australia AUS 51.0 51.10 772 763 765
3 Yang C. K. 23 Chinese Taipei TPE 51.3 51.37 751 749 753
4 Bob Richards 30 United States USA 52.3 52.42 684 706 706