Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

Men's 4 × 400 metres relay
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates9 September & 10 September
Competitors from 21 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Charles Asati
Munyoro Nyamau
Robert Ouko
Julius Sang
 Kenya
2nd, silver medalist(s) Martin Reynolds
Alan Pascoe
Dave Hemery
David Jenkins
 Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gilles Bertould
Daniel Velasques
Francis Kerbiriou
Jacques Carette
 France
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The men's 4 × 400 metres relay was the longer of the two men's relays on the Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics program in Munich. It was held on 9 September and 10 September 1972.[1]

The United States were heavily favoured in this event. After the 400 metres final, the IOC banned gold and silver medalists Vince Matthews and Wayne Collett from the remainder of the Olympics after they staged a protest on the podium, talking to each other and failing to stand at attention during the medal ceremony and the playing of the Star Spangled Banner, while John Smith had pulled a hamstring as he was leading 80 metres into the final and had been ruled unfit to run. This left the Americans unable to field a team, so they were forced to scratch, leaving no clear favourite. [2]

Results[]

Top two in each heat (blue) and the next two fastest (green) advanced to the finals.

Heats[]

Heat one[]

Rank Names Nationality Time
1 Martin Reynolds, Alan Pascoe, Dave Hemery, David Jenkins  Great Britain 3:01.26
2 Charles Asati, Munyoro Nyamau, Robert Ouko, Julius Sang  Kenya 3:01.27
3 Erik Carlgren, Anders Faager, Kent Öhman, Ulf Rönner  Sweden 3:03.05
4 Ian Gordon, Brian MacLaren, Craig Blackman, Tony Powell  Canada 3:04.22
5 Miro Kocuvan, Laszlo Ubori, Jozo Alebić, Milorad Čikić  Yugoslavia 3:05.70
6 Omar Ghizlat, Omar Chokhmane, Salah Fettouh, Mohamed Bouboud  Morocco 3:05.92
7 Fernando Silva, Alberto Matos, José Carvalho, Fernando Mamede  Portugal 3:10.00
Maurice Peoples, Tommy Turner, Lee Evans, John Smith  United States DNS

Heat two[]

Rank Names Nationality Time
1 Bernd Herrmann, Horst-Rüdiger Schlöske, Hermann Köhler, Karl Honz  West Germany 3:03.27
2 Arthur Cooper, Pat Marshall, Charles Joseph, Trevor James  Trinidad and Tobago 3:03.48
3 Musa Dogon Yaro, Bruce Ijirighwo, Mamman Makama, Robert Ojo  Nigeria 3:04.31
4 Tegegne Bezabeh, Shoangizaw Worku, Ketema Benti, Mulugetta Tadesse  Ethiopia 3:08.59
5 Daniele Giovanardi, Giacomo Puosi, Lorenzo Cellerino, Sergio Bello  Italy 3:09.7
6 Hamad Ndee, Obedi Mwanga, Omari Abdallah, Claver Kamanya  Tanzania 3:10.1
7 Omar Ba, Abou Mamadou Sow, Samba Dièye, Jean-Pierre Mango  Senegal 3:11.2
8 Mohamed Musa Gadou, Dafallah Sultan Farah, Ibrahim Saad Abdel Galil, Angelo Hussein  Sudan 3:14.5

Heat three[]

Rank Names Nationality Time
1 Jan Werner, Jan Balachowski, Zbigniew Jaremski, Andrzej Badeński  Poland 3:02.52
2 Stig Lönnqvist, Ari Salin, Ossi Karttunen, Markku Kukkoaho  Finland 3:02.97
3 Gilles Bertould, Daniel Velasques, Francis Kerbiriou, Jacques Carette  France 3:03.13
4 Leighton Priestley, Kim Rowe, Trevor Campbell, Alfred Daley  Jamaica 3:03.83
5 Raúl Dome, Félix Pérez, José Jacinto Hidalgo, Eric Phillips  Venezuela 3:06.99
6 Tambusamy Krishnan, Sinnayah Sabapathy, Mohamed Hassan bin Osman, Baba Singhe Peyadesa  Malaysia 3:13.51
Mohamad Younas, Norman Brinkworth, M. Seediq, Iqbal Nusrat  Pakistan DNS

Final[]

Rank Names Nationality Time
1st, gold medalist(s) Charles Asati, Munyoro Nyamau, Robert Ouko, Julius Sang  Kenya 2:59.83
2nd, silver medalist(s) Martin Reynolds, Alan Pascoe, Dave Hemery, David Jenkins  Great Britain 3:00.46
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gilles Bertould, Daniel Velasques, Francis Kerbiriou, Jacques Carette  France 3:00.65
4 Bernd Herrmann, Horst-Rüdiger Schlöske, Hermann Köhler, Karl Honz  West Germany 3:00.88
5 Jan Werner, Jan Balachowski, Zbigniew Jaremski, Andrzej Badeński  Poland 3:01.05
6 Stig Lönnqvist, Ari Salin, Ossi Karttunen, Markku Kukkoaho  Finland 3:01.12
7 Erik Carlgren, Anders Faager, Kent Öhman, Ulf Rönner  Sweden 3:02.57
8 Arthur Cooper, Pat Marshall, Charles Joseph, Edwin Roberts  Trinidad and Tobago 3:03.58

References[]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1972 Munich Summer Games: Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  2. ^ Sports Reference. "Athletics at the 1972 München Summer Games: Men's 4 x 400 metres Relay". Retrieved 2012-04-04.

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