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Athletics at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games:

Men's 800 metres Semi-Finals

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Host City: Ciudad de México, Mexico
Venue(s): University Olympic Stadium, Ciudad de México
Date Started: October 14, 1968
Date Finished: October 14, 1968
Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Gold: AUS Ralph Doubell
Silver: KEN Wilson Kiprugut
Bronze: USA Tom Farrell

Semi-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Walter Adams 23 West Germany FRG 1:46.4 1:46.41 QU
2 Dieter Fromm 20 East Germany GDR 1:46.5 1:46.54 QU
3 Thomas Saisi 23 Kenya KEN 1:46.6 1:46.64 QU
4 Ben Cayenne 24 Trinidad and Tobago TTO 1:46.8 1:46.83 QU
5 Ron Kutschinski 21 United States USA 1:47.3 1:47.39
6 Jean-Pierre Dufresne 23 France FRA 1:51.8 1:51.89

Semi-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) T(A)
1 Ralph Doubell 23 Australia AUS 1:45.7 1:45.78 QU
2 Wilson Kiprugut Kenya KEN 1:45.8 1:45.84 QU
3 Jozef Plachý 19 Czechoslovakia TCH 1:45.9 1:45.96 QU
4 Tom Farrell 24 United States USA 1:46.1 1:46.11 QU
5 Robert Ouko 19 Kenya KEN 1:47.1 1:47.15
6 Byron Dyce 20 Jamaica JAM 1:47.2 1:47.30
7 Franz-Josef Kemper 23 West Germany FRG 1:47.3 1:47.47
8 Dave Cropper 22 Great Britain GBR 1:47.6 1:47.67