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Athletics at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games:

Men's 400 metres Hurdles

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Host City: Tokyo, Japan
Venue(s): National Stadium, Shinjuku, Tokyo
Date Started: October 14, 1964
Date Finished: October 16, 1964

Gold: USA Rex Cawley
Silver: GBR John Cooper
Bronze: ITA Salvatore Morale


At the US Olympic Trials in 1964, [Warren "Rex" Cawley] won in a world record 49.1. He had won the 1963 AAU title and was favored in Tokyo. In the final he got off to a terrible start, trailing [Roberto Frinolli] through the first half of the race. But he faded and Cawley took the lead at the seventh hurdle, pulling away to an easy victory. The silver medalist was Briton [John Cooper], who died on 3 March 1974 in the Turkish Air Lines crash over France that killed 346 people.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal
1 Rex Cawley 24 United States USA Gold
2 John Cooper 23 Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Salvatore Morale 25 Italy ITA Bronze
4 Gary Knoke 22 Australia AUS
5 Jay Luck 24 United States USA
6 Roberto Frinolli 23 Italy ITA
7 Vasyl Anisimov 26 Soviet Union URS
8 Wilfried Geeroms 23 Belgium BEL
5 h1 r2/3 Peter Warden 23 Great Britain GBR
5 h2 r2/3 Ken Roche 22 Australia AUS
6 h1 r2/3 Ferdinand Haas 24 Germany GER
6 h2 r2/3 Billy Hardin 22 United States USA
7 h1 r2/3 Edvīns Zāģeris 21 Soviet Union URS
7 h2 r2/3 Víctor Maldonado 25 Venezuela VEN
8 h1 r2/3 Jaakko Tuominen 20 Finland FIN
8 h2 r2/3 Juan Carlos Dyrzka 23 Argentina ARG
4 h2 r1/3 Joachim Singer 21 Germany GER
4 h3 r1/3 Jorem Ochana 29 Uganda UGA
4 h4 r1/3 Mike Hogan 21 Great Britain GBR
4 h5 r1/3 Jean-Jacques Behm 22 France FRA
5 h1 r1/3 Bill Gairdner 23 Canada CAN
5 h2 r1/3 Bogusław Gierajewski 27 Poland POL
5 h3 r1/3 Robert Poirier 22 France FRA
5 h4 r1/3 Keiji Ogushi 30 Japan JPN
5 h5 r1/3 Keiko Iijima 26 Japan JPN
6 h1 r1/3 Helmut Haid 25 Austria AUT
6 h2 r1/3 Samir Vincent 23 Iraq IRQ
6 h3 r1/3 Valeriu Jurcă 25 Romania ROU
6 h4 r1/3 José Cavero 24 Peru PER
6 h5 r1/3 Mamadou Sarr 26 Senegal SEN
7 h2 r1/3 Kiyoo Yui 21 Japan JPN
7 h3 r1/3 Kimaru Songok Kenya KEN
7 h4 r1/3 Karu Selvaratnam 23 Malaysia MAS
7 h5 r1/3 Amrit Pal 25 India IND
8 h2 r1/3 Michael Ryan 22 Australia AUS
8 h3 r1/3 Mansour ul-Haq Awan 22 Pakistan PAK
8 h5 r1/3 Imants Kukličs 26 Soviet Union URS
AC h1 r1/3 Horst Gieseler 22 Germany GER
AC h4 r1/3 Ðani Kovač 25 Yugoslavia YUG