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Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games:

Men's 110 metres Hurdles

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Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Empire Stadium, Wembley, London
Date Started: August 3, 1948
Date Finished: August 4, 1948

Gold: USA Bill Porter
Silver: USA Clyde Scott
Bronze: USA Craig Dixon


The top hurdler in the world was easily [Harrison Dillard], who was a prohibitive favorite as the US Olympic Trials approached. But he fell in the Trials and did not make the team. Fortunately for him, he then ran the 100 in the Trials, made the team and would win the gold medal in that event. In his absence, the US team was still dominant, sweeping the medals, led by [Bill Porter], with bronze medalist [Craig Dixon] a full half-second clear of fourth-placed [Alberto Triulzi] (ARG).

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Bill Porter 22 United States USA Gold OR
2 Clyde Scott 23 United States USA Silver
3 Craig Dixon 22 United States USA Bronze
4 Alberto Triulzi 20 Argentina ARG
5 Peter Gardner 23 Australia AUS
6 HÃ¥kan Lidman 33 Sweden SWE
4 h1 r2/3 Pol Braekman 28 Belgium BEL
4 h2 r2/3 Jim Vickers India IND
5 h1 r2/3 Olivier Bernard 27 Switzerland SUI
5 h2 r2/3 Ray Weinberg 18 Australia AUS
6 h2 r2/3 Hugues Frayer 25 France FRA
AC h1 r2/3 André Marie 22 France FRA
3 h1 r1/3 Mario Recordón 26 Chile CHI
3 h2 r1/3 Börje Rendin 26 Sweden SWE
3 h3 r1/3 Manuel Suárez 27 Spain ESP
3 h4 r1/3 Julio Sabater 21 Puerto Rico PUR
3 h5 r1/3 Sydney Foster Jamaica JAM
3 h6 r1/3 Gilbert Omnès 30 France FRA
4 h1 r1/3 Ray Barkway 23 Great Britain GBR
4 h2 r1/3 Lazaros Petropoulakis 23 Greece GRE
4 h3 r1/3 Joe Birrell 18 Great Britain GBR
4 h4 r1/3 Jan Zwaan 22 Netherlands NED
4 h6 r1/3 Hernán Alzamora 21 Peru PER
5 h1 r1/3 Erdal Barkay 20 Turkey TUR
5 h3 r1/3 Petros Krosfilit-Omiros Greece GRE
5 h4 r1/3 Charles Green 26 Australia AUS
5 h6 r1/3 Mazar Ul-Haq Khan Pakistan PAK
AC h5 r1/3 Don Finlay 39 Great Britain GBR