Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

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Athletics at the
1956 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

These are the official results of the Men's 4x400m Relay event at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. There were fifteen nations competing.

Final classification[edit]

RANK NATION NAME ATHLETES HEAT FINAL
Med 1.png  United States (USA) Tom Courtney
Charles Jenkins
Lou Jones
Jesse Mashburn
3:10.6 3:04.7
Med 2.png  Australia (AUS) Graham Gipson
Kevan Gosper
Leon Gregory
David Lean
3:10.4 3:06.0
Med 3.png  Great Britain (GBR) Peter Higgins
Derek Johnson
John Salisbury
Michael Wheeler
3:08.8 3:07.1
4.  Germany (EUA) Karl-Friedrich Haas
Jürgen Kühl
Walter Oberste
Manfred Porschke
3:09.8 3:08.2
5.  Canada (CAN) Douglas Clement
Murray Cockburn
Laird Sloan
Terry Tobacco
3:10.6 3:10.2
6.  Jamaica (JAM) Keith Gardner
George Kerr
Mel Spence
Malcolm Spence
3:11.0 DSQ
 Czechoslovakia (TCH) Jaroslav Jiranek
Josef Trousil
Vaclav Janesek
Vilem Mandlik
3:10.6 DNQ
 Soviet Union (URS) Anatoliy Yulin
Ardalion Ignatyev
Konstantin Grachev
Yuriy Lituyev
3:11.2 DNQ
 Finland (FIN) Eero Kivela
Osvald Mildh
Pentti Rekola
Voitto Hellstén
3:11.4 DNQ
 France (FRA) Jacques Degats
Jean-Paul Martin du Gard
Jean-Pierre Goudeau
Pierre Haarhoff
3:10.6 DNQ
 Japan (JPN) Kanji Akagi
Keiji Ogushi
Shigeharu Suzuki
Yoshitaka Muroya
3:13.8 DNQ
 Puerto Rico (PUR) Francisco Rivera
Ismael Delgado
Iván Rodríguez
Ovidio de Jesús
3:13.8 DNQ
 Kenya (KEN) Arap Kiptalam Keter
Bartonjo Rotich
Kamau George Wanyoke
Kibet Boit
3:17.6 DNQ
 Colombia (COL) Alfonso Muñoz
Carlos Sierra
Guillermo Zapata
Jaime Aparicio
3:27.4 DNQ
 Ethiopia (ETH) Ayanev Bayene
Beyene Legesse
Hailou Abebe
Mamo Wolde
3:30.0 DNQ

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