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Athletics at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's 800 metres Quarter-Finals

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Roma
Date Started: August 31, 1960
Date Finished: August 31, 1960
Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Gold: NZL Peter Snell
Silver: BEL Roger Moens
Bronze: WIF George Kerr

Quarter-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Tom Murphy 24 United States USA 1:48.0 1:48.12 QU
2 Christian Wägli 25 Switzerland SUI 1:48.0 1:48.15 QU
3 Manfred Matuschewski 20 Germany GER 1:48.1 1:48.24 QU
4 Donal Smith 26 New Zealand NZL 1:48.4 1:48.52
5 Terry Sullivan 24 Zimbabwe ZIM 1:49.9 1:50.01

Quarter-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Paul Schmidt 29 Germany GER 1:51.2 1:51.38 QU
2 Abram Kryvosheiev 26 Soviet Union URS 1:51.2 1:51.40 QU
3 Jerry Siebert 21 United States USA 1:51.3 1:51.53 QU
4 Zbigniew Makomaski 29 Poland POL 1:51.6 1:51.72
5 Ralph Gomes 23 Guyana GUY 1:52.3 1:52.47
6 Lajos Kovács 24 Hungary HUN 1:52.4 1:52.55
7 Per Knuts 22 Sweden SWE 1:52.8 1:52.91

Quarter-Finals Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 George Kerr 22 West Indies Federation WIF 1:49.4 1:49.58 QU
2 Ernie Cunliffe 22 United States USA 1:49.7 1:49.83 QU
3 Tony Blue 24 Australia AUS 1:49.9 1:50.05 QU
4 John Wenk 21 Great Britain GBR 1:50.0 1:50.13
5 Valery Bulyshev 21 Soviet Union URS 1:50.6 1:50.74
6 Ronnie Delany 25 Ireland IRL 1:51.1 1:51.42

Quarter-Finals Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Roger Moens 30 Belgium BEL 1:48.5 1:48.69 QU
2 Peter Snell 21 New Zealand NZL 1:48.6 1:48.84 QU
3 Jörg Balke 24 Germany GER 1:48.8 1:48.98 QU
4 Rudolf Klaban 22 Austria AUT 1:50.2 1:50.32
5 Tom Farrell 27 Great Britain GBR 1:50.7 1:50.84
6 Ergas Leps 21 Canada CAN 1:52.0 1:52.13
7 Ekrem Koçak 29 Turkey TUR 1:52.5 1:52.66