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Athletics at the 1960 Roma Summer Games:

Men's 800 metres Semi-Finals

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Events:
Phases:

Host City: Roma, Italy
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Roma
Date Started: September 1, 1960
Date Finished: September 1, 1960
Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the final.

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

Semi-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 George Kerr 22 West Indies Federation WIF 1:47.1 1:47.26 QU/OR
2 Christian Wägli 25 Switzerland SUI 1:47.3 1:47.40 QU
3 Manfred Matuschewski 20 Germany GER 1:47.4 1:47.54 QU
4 Jörg Balke 24 Germany GER 1:47.5 1:47.63
5 Tony Blue 24 Australia AUS 1:47.8 1:47.97
6 Tom Murphy 24 United States USA 1:48.2 1:48.29

Semi-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Peter Snell 21 New Zealand NZL 1:47.2 1:47.34 QU
2 Roger Moens 30 Belgium BEL 1:47.4 1:47.49 QU
3 Paul Schmidt 29 Germany GER 1:47.8 1:47.95 QU
4 Jerry Siebert 21 United States USA 1:48.0 1:48.20
5 Abram Kryvosheiev 26 Soviet Union URS 1:48.1 1:48.25
6 Ernie Cunliffe 22 United States USA 1:50.8 1:50.92