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Athletics at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres Quarter-Finals

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Roma
Date Started: September 3, 1960
Date Finished: September 3, 1960
Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Gold: USA Otis Davis
Silver: GER Carl Kaufmann
Bronze: RSA Malcolm Spence

Quarter-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Carl Kaufmann 24 Germany GER 46.5 46.67 QU
2 Milkha Singh 24 India IND 46.5 46.71 QU
3 Mal Spence 24 West Indies Federation WIF 46.9 47.00 QU
4 Terry Tobacco 24 Canada CAN 47.5 47.61
5 Edgar Davis 19 South Africa RSA 48.0 48.18
6 Malcolm Yardley 19 Great Britain GBR 48.8 48.93

Quarter-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Jack Yerman 21 United States USA 46.4 46.54 QU
2 Kevan Gosper 26 Australia AUS 46.5 46.64 QU
3 Manfred Kinder 22 Germany GER 46.7 46.82 QU
4 Jim Wedderburn 22 West Indies Federation WIF 47.0 47.22
5 German Guenard 17 Puerto Rico PUR 47.2 47.39
6 John Wrighton 27 Great Britain GBR 48.0 48.09

Quarter-Finals Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Earl Young 19 United States USA 46.1 46.25 QU
2 Robbie Brightwell 20 Great Britain GBR 46.2 46.31 QU
3 Gordon Day 24 South Africa RSA 46.3 46.47 QU
4 Jochen Reske 20 Germany GER 47.3 47.43
5 Stanisław Swatowski 26 Poland POL 47.4 47.56
6 Konstantin Grachov 33 Soviet Union URS 47.6 47.78
7 Bartonjo Rotich 22 Kenya KEN 47.8 47.97

Quarter-Finals Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Otis Davis 28 United States USA 45.9 46.02 QU/=OR
2 Malcolm Spence 22 South Africa RSA 46.1 46.21 QU
3 Abdul Karim Amu 26 Nigeria NGR 46.6 46.76 QU
4 Jerzy Kowalski 23 Poland POL 46.7 46.82
5 Giuseppe Bommarito 26 Italy ITA 47.5 47.71
6 Barry Robinson 23 New Zealand NZL 48.3 48.44
7 Lodewijk De Clerck 24 Belgium BEL 48.4 48.51