| Event type

110 metres Hurdles, Men

Date31 July – 1 August 1928
LocationOlympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Participants41 from 24 countries

In the semi-finals, South Africa’s George Weightman-Smith broke the world record with 14.6 for the metric distance. He was joined in the final by his teammate, the silver medalist from 1924, Sydney Atkinson. They were joined by three Americans and Britain’s Fred Gaby. John Collier had the fastest start in the final, but early on was caught by Atkinson and Steve Anderson. They raced together to the finish, Atkinson winning by inches. Weightman-Smith hit a hurdle hard in the early going and never factored for a medal.

1282Sid AtkinsonRSA– (2 h5)14.9 (2 h2)14.8 (1)Gold
2888Steve AndersonUSA15.0 (1 h4)14.8 (1 h2)14.8 (2)Silver
3520John CollierUSA15.0 (1 h7)14.8 (2 h3)14.9 (3)Bronze
4523Leighton DyeUSA15.0 (1 h5)14.8 (1 h1)14.9 (4)
5290George Weightman-SmithRSA14.8 (1 h3)14.6 (1 h3)15.0 (5)
6454Fred GabyGBR15.2 (1 h8)14.9 (2 h1)15.2 (6)
3 h1 r2/3867Eric WennströmSWE– (2 h4)14.9 (3 h1)
3 h2 r2/3444David, Lord BurghleyGBR– (2 h9)15.0 (3 h2)
3 h3 r2/3860Sten PetterssonSWE– (2 h8)15.0 (3 h3)
4 h1 r2/3736Hans SteinhardtGER– (2 h6)15.3 (4 h1)
4 h2 r2/3804Bengt SjöstedtFIN15.0 (2 h7)15.1 (4 h2)
4 h3 r2/3559Carl RingUSA15.0 (1 h2)– (4 h3)
5 h1 r2/3289Johannes ViljoenRSA– (2 h2)15.4 (5 h1)
5 h2 r2/379Robert MarchandFRA– (2 h3)– (5 h2)
5 h3 r2/3105Gabriel SempéFRA15.0 (1 h1)– (5 h3)
6 h1 r2/3253Yoshio MikiJPN15.4 (1 h9)– (6 h1)
6 h2 r2/3383Otakar JanderaTCH– (2 h1)– (6 h2)
6 h3 r2/3471Bernard LucasGBR15.2 (1 h6)– (6 h3)
3 h1 r1/3621Armand LepaffeBEL– (3 h1)
3 h2 r1/3410Ludwig VeselyAUT– (3 h2)
3 h3 r1/3840Albert AnderssonSWE– (3 h3)
3 h4 r1/3215Alister ClarkIRL– (3 h4)
3 h5 r1/3850Erik KjellströmSWE– (3 h5)
3 h6 r1/3688Alfredo UgarteCHI– (3 h6)
3 h7 r1/3225Giacomo CarliniITA15.9 (3 h7)
3 h8 r1/3601Alf WatsonAUS– (3 h8)
3 h9 r1/3328Lau SpelNED– (3 h9)
4 h1 r1/3353Lothar AlbrichROU– (4 h1)
4 h2 r1/3308Arie KaanNED– (4 h2)
4 h3 r1/3403Wilfred KalaugherNZL– (4 h3)
4 h4 r1/3474Douglas NeameGBR– (4 h4)
4 h5 r1/3317Arie van LeeuwenNED– (4 h5)
4 h6 r1/3617René Joannes-PowellBEL– (4 h6)
4 h7 r1/3297Jan BritstraNED– (4 h7)
4 h8 r1/3137Vangelis MoiropoulosGRE15.6 (4 h8)
4 h9 r1/3207S. Abdul HamidIND– (4 h9)
5 h2 r1/3363Otto SchöppROU– (5 h2)
5 h8 r1/3692Louis LundgrenDEN15.7 (5 h8)
5 h9 r1/3435José Palhares CostaPOR– (5 h9)
6 h8 r1/3424Wojciech TrojanowskiPOL16.0 (6 h8)
AC h1 r1/3596Valerio VallaníaARG– (DQ h1)
DNS197Erling SeebergNOR– (DNS h1)
DNS186Conrad HaugeNOR– (DNS h3)
DNS46Gilbert AllartFRA– (DNS h4)
DNS776Aarne JounelaFIN– (DNS h4)
DNSErkki JärvinenFIN– (DNS h5)
DNS109Roger VielFRA– (DNS h6)
DNS819Alfred RosenbergEST– (DNS h6)
DNS829Branko KallayYUG– (DNS h7)
DNS695Herman LarsenDEN– (DNS h9)

Round One (31 July 1928 — 14:00)

Top two in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One

11Gabriel SempéFRA15.0Q
23Otakar JanderaTCHQ
32Armand LepaffeBEL
46Lothar AlbrichROU
DQ4Valerio VallaníaARG
DNS5Erling SeebergNOR

Heat Two

15Carl RingUSA15.0Q
21Johannes ViljoenRSAQ
33Ludwig VeselyAUT
44Arie KaanNED
52Otto SchöppROU

Heat Three

12George Weightman-SmithRSA14.8Q=WR
21Robert MarchandFRAQ
34Albert AnderssonSWE
43Wilfred KalaugherNZL
DNS5Conrad HaugeNOR

Heat Four

16Steve AndersonUSA15.0Q
24Eric WennströmSWEQ
33Alister ClarkIRL
45Douglas NeameGBR
DNS1Gilbert AllartFRA
DNS2Aarne JounelaFIN

Heat Five

15Leighton DyeUSA15.0Q
21Sid AtkinsonRSAQ
33Erik KjellströmSWE
44Arie van LeeuwenNED
DNS2Erkki JärvinenFIN

Heat Six

16Bernard LucasGBR15.2Q
24Hans SteinhardtGERQ
31Alfredo UgarteCHI
43René Joannes-PowellBEL
DNS2Roger VielFRA
DNS5Alfred RosenbergEST

Heat Seven

15John CollierUSA15.0Q
21Bengt SjöstedtFIN15.0Q
33Giacomo CarliniITA15.9
44Jan BritstraNED
DNS2Branko KallayYUG

Heat Eight

16Fred GabyGBR15.2Q
23Sten PetterssonSWEQ
32Alf WatsonAUS
41Vangelis MoiropoulosGRE15.6
54Louis LundgrenDEN15.7
65Wojciech TrojanowskiPOL16.0

Heat Nine

11Yoshio MikiJPN15.4Q
26David, Lord BurghleyGBRQ
35Lau SpelNED
42S. Abdul HamidIND
54José Palhares CostaPOR
DNS3Herman LarsenDEN

Semi-Finals (31 July 1928 — 16:50)

Top two in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

1523Leighton DyeUSA14.8Q=WR
2454Fred GabyGBR14.9Q
3867Eric WennströmSWE14.9
4736Hans SteinhardtGER15.3
5289Johannes ViljoenRSA15.4
6253Yoshio MikiJPN

Heat Two

1888Steve AndersonUSA14.8Q=WR
2282Sid AtkinsonRSA14.9Q
3444David, Lord BurghleyGBR15.0
4804Bengt SjöstedtFIN15.1
579Robert MarchandFRA
6383Otakar JanderaTCH

Heat Three

1290George Weightman-SmithRSA14.6Q=WR
2520John CollierUSA14.8Q
3860Sten PetterssonSWE15.0
4559Carl RingUSA
5105Gabriel SempéFRA
6471Bernard LucasGBR

Final (1 August 1928 — 15:00)

14Sid AtkinsonRSA14.8
23Steve AndersonUSA14.8
36John CollierUSA14.9
41Leighton DyeUSA14.9
55George Weightman-SmithRSA15.0
62Fred GabyGBR15.2