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Athletics at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres Quarter-Finals

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, München
Date Started: September 4, 1972
Date Finished: September 4, 1972
Format: Top three in each heat and next fastest advanced to the semi-finals.

Gold: USA Vince Matthews
Silver: USA Wayne Collett
Bronze: KEN Julius Sang

Quarter-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(A) L
1 Wayne Collett 22 United States USA 45.80 2 QU
2 Alberto Juantorena 21 Cuba CUB 45.96 6 QU
3 Jan Werner 26 Poland POL 46.02 7 QU
4 Martin Reynolds 23 Great Britain GBR 46.11 5 QC
5 Charles Joseph 20 Trinidad and Tobago TTO 46.14 1
6 Robert Ojo 31 Nigeria NGR 46.73 8
7 Omar Ghizlat 21 Morocco MAR 46.84 4
8 Sam Bugri 29 Ghana GHA 47.34 3

Quarter-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(A) L
1 Horst-Rüdiger Schlöske 26 West Germany FRG 45.41 2 QU
2 Vince Matthews 24 United States USA 45.62 3 QU
3 Tegegne Bezabeh 30 Ethiopia ETH 45.97 6 QU
4 Gilles Bertould 23 France FRA 46.14 1
5 Wickramesinghe Wimaladasa 28 Sri Lanka SRI 46.50 5
6 Leighton Priestley 21 Jamaica JAM 47.76 7
7 Arthur Cooper 20 Trinidad and Tobago TTO 48.29 4
8 Reza Entezari 26 Iran IRI 48.69 8

Quarter-Finals Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(A) L
1 David Jenkins 20 Great Britain GBR 45.99 7 QU
2 John Smith 22 United States USA 46.04 8 QU
3 Markku Kukkoaho 25 Finland FIN 46.11 4 QU
4 Munyoro Nyamau 29 Kenya KEN 46.80 3
5 Bruce Ijirighwo 22 Nigeria NGR 46.81 2
6 Roger Vélasquez 28 France FRA 46.91 6
7 Amadou Gakou 32 Senegal SEN 46.96 5
8 Angelo Hussein Sudan SUD 47.33 1

Quarter-Finals Heat Four

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(A) L
1 Karl Honz 21 West Germany FRG 45.87 3 QU
2 Julius Sang 26 Kenya KEN 45.92 7 QU
3 Zbigniew Jaremski 23 Poland POL 46.52 5 QU
4 Anders Faager 25 Sweden SWE 46.54 1
5 Francis Kerbiriou 21 France FRA 46.63 4
6 Yoshiharu Tomonaga 22 Japan JPN 46.92 2
7 Gary Armstrong 20 Great Britain GBR 47.10 6
8 Kyriakos Onisiforou 21 Greece GRE 47.22 8

Quarter-Finals Heat Five

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(A) L
1 Charles Asati 26 Kenya KEN 46.04 1 QU
2 Andrzej Badeński 29 Poland POL 46.19 5 QU
3 Georg Nückles 24 West Germany FRG 46.30 4 QU
4 Claver Kamanya 25 Tanzania TAN 46.55 8
5 Mulugetta Tadesse 26 Ethiopia ETH 46.85 6
6 Bjarni Stefánsson 21 Iceland ISL 46.92 7
7 Eric Phillips 17 Venezuela VEN 46.97 2