Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

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Men's 4×400 metres relay
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Venue Olympisch Stadion
Dates August 22–23
Competitors 24 from 6 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1912 1924»
Athletics at the
1920 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m steeplechase men
4×100 m relay men
4×400 m relay men
3000 m team race men
3 km walk men
10 km walk men
Road events
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Discus throw men
Hammer throw men
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56 lb weight throw men
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The men's 4×400 metres relay event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Sunday, August 22, 1920 and on Monday, August 23, 1920.

Twenty-four runners from six nations competed.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3:16.6 United States Mel Sheppard
United States Edward Lindberg
United States Ted Meredith
United States Charles Reidpath
Stockholm (SWE) July 15, 1912
Olympic Record 3:16.6 United States Mel Sheppard
United States Edward Lindberg
United States Ted Meredith
United States Charles Reidpath
Stockholm (SWE) July 15, 1912

Results[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

The semi-finals were held on Sunday, August 22, 1920.

Semifinal 1

Place Athletes Time Qual.
1  Jules Migeot, Omer Corteyn, Omer Smet, François Morren (BEL) 3:38.8 Q
2  Cecil Griffiths, Robert Lindsay, John Ainsworth-Davis, Guy Butler (GBR) 3:40.9 Q
3  Géo André, Gaston Féry, Maurice Delvart, André Devaux (FRA) 3:46.6 Q

Semifinal 2

Place Athletes Time Qual.
1  Henry Dafel, Clarence Oldfield, Jack Oosterlaak, Bevil Rudd (RSA) 3:38.6 Q
2  George Schiller, George Bretnall, Ted Meredith, Frank Shea (USA) 3:40.7 Q
3  Sven Krokström, Sven Malm, Eric Sundblad, Nils Engdahl (SWE) 3:46.4 Q

Final[edit]

The final was held on Monday, August 23, 1920.

Place Athletes Time
1  Cecil Griffiths, Robert Lindsay, John Ainsworth-Davis, Guy Butler (GBR) 3:22.2
2  Henry Dafel, Clarence Oldfield, Jack Oosterlaak, Bevil Rudd (RSA) 3:23.0
3  Géo André, Gaston Féry, Maurice Delvart, André Devaux (FRA) 3:23.5
4  George Schiller, George Bretnall, Ted Meredith, Frank Shea (USA) 3:23.6
5  Sven Krokström, Sven Malm, Eric Sundblad, Nils Engdahl (SWE) 3:24.3
6  Jules Migeot, Omer Corteyn, Omer Smet, François Morren (BEL) 3:24.9

References[edit]