Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Men's 4 x 100 metres relay
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 7 (heats and semifinals)
September 8 (final)
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1956 1964»
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men women
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

The men's 4 x 100 metres relay event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between September 7 and September 8.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest three teams in each of the four heats advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Peter Radford
David Jones
David Segal
Nick Whitehead
Great Britain 40.27
2 Gusman Kosanov
Leonid Bartenev
Yuriy Konovalov
Edvin Ozolin
Soviet Union 40.39
3 Peter Laeng
Heinz Müller
Werner Schaufelberger
Sebald Schnellmann
Switzerland 40.92
4 Jassim Karim Kuraishi
Khudhir Zalata
Fahmi Falih
Mahmoud Ghanim
Iraq 41.87
5 Boonsong Arjtaweekul
Prajim Wongsuwan
Phaibulya Vacharabhan
Suthi Manyakass
Thailand 42.19

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Armando Sardi
Pier Giorgio Cazzola
Salvatore Giannone
Livio Berruti
Italy 40.16
2 Jimmy Omagbemi
Abdul Karim Amu
Smart Akraka
Adebayo Oladapo
Nigeria 40.25
3 Clive Bonas
Horacio Esteves*
Emilio Romero
Rafael Romero
Venezuela 41.11
4 Remegio Vista
Isaac Gómez
Enrique Bautista
Rogelio Onofre
Philippines 41.55
- Aggrey Awori
Gadi Ado
Erasmus Amukum
Jean Baptiste Okello
Uganda [41.90] DQ

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Bernd Cullmann
Armin Hary
Walter Mahlendorf
Martin Lauer
Germany 39.61 =WR
2 Ioannis Komitoudis
Konstantinos Lolos
Leonidas Kormalis
Nikolaos Georgopoulos
Greece 41.81
3 Abdul Malik
Muhammad Ramzan Ali
Ghulam Raziq
Abdul Khaliq
Pakistan 42.67
- Marian Foik
Jan Jarzembowski
Józef Szmidt
Jerzy Juskowiak
Poland [40.73] DQ

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Frank Budd
Ray Norton
Stone Johnson
Dave Sime
United States 39.87
2 Lynn Eves
George Short
Terry Tobacco
Harry Jerome*
Canada 42.27
3 Keiji Ogushi
Kimitada Hayase
Takayuki Okazaki
Hiroshi Shibata
Japan 42.60
4 Abdul Ghafar Ghafoori
Abdul Hadi Shekaib
Habib Sayed
Ali Zaid
Afghanistan 44.53
- Paul Genevay
Jocelyn Delecour
Abdoulaye Seye
Claude Piquemal
France [40.45] DQ

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the two heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Bernd Cullmann
Armin Hary
Walter Mahlendorf
Martin Lauer
Germany 39.88
2 Clive Bonas
Lloyd Murad
Emilio Romero
Rafael Romero
Venezuela 40.49
3 Peter Radford
David Jones
David Segal
Nick Whitehead
Great Britain 40.63
4 Lynn Eves
George Short
Terry Tobacco
Sig Ohlemann
Canada 41.27
5 Keiji Ogushi
Kimitada Hayase
Takayuki Okazaki
Hiroshi Shibata
Japan 42.39
- Jimmy Omagbemi
Abdul Karim Amu
Smart Akraka
Adebayo Oladapo
Nigeria [40.33] DQ

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Frank Budd
Ray Norton
Stone Johnson
Dave Sime
United States 39.67
2 Armando Sardi
Pier Giorgio Cazzola
Salvatore Giannone
Livio Berruti
Italy 40.29
3 Gusman Kosanov
Leonid Bartenev
Yuriy Konovalov
Edvin Ozolin
Soviet Union 40.30
4 Peter Laeng
Heinz Müller
Werner Schaufelberger
Sebald Schnellmann
Switzerland 41.06
5 Ioannis Komitoudis
Konstantinos Lolos
Leonidas Kormalis
Nikolaos Georgopoulos
Greece 41.90
6 Abdul Malik
Muhammad Ramzan Ali
Ghulam Raziq
Abdul Khaliq
Pakistan 42.99

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st Bernd Cullmann
Armin Hary
Walter Mahlendorf
Martin Lauer
Germany 39.66
2nd Gusman Kosanov
Leonid Bartenev
Yuriy Konovalov
Edvin Ozolin
Soviet Union 40.24
3rd Peter Radford
David Jones
David Segal
Nick Whitehead
Great Britain 40.32
4 Armando Sardi
Pier Giorgio Cazzola
Salvatore Giannone
Livio Berruti
Italy 40.33
5 Clive Bonas
Lloyd Murad
Emilio Romero
Rafael Romero
Venezuela 40.83
- Frank Budd
Ray Norton
Stone Johnson
Dave Sime
United States [39.60] DQ

Key: =WR = equalled world record; DQ = disqualified; * = competed in heats only

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