Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

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Men's 4 × 400 metres relay
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 20–21 October
Competitors 80 from 20 nations
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1960 1968»
Athletics at the
1964 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's 4 × 400 metres relay was the longer of the two men's relays on the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 20 October and 21 October 1964. 20 teams, for a total of 80 athletes, from 20 nations entered, with 3 teams of 4 not starting in the first round. The first round was held on 20 October with the final on 21 October.

The final of the 4×400 relay was the last event on the athletics schedule to begin, though the marathon was still in progress when the 4×400 finished.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

The top two teams in each of the 3 heats as well as the two fastest remaining teams advanced.

First round, heat 1[edit]

Place Nation Athletes Time
1 United States Henry Carr
Ollan Cassell
Mike Larrabee
Ulis Williams
3:05.3
2 Soviet Union Grigory Sverbetov
Victor Bychkov
Vasily Anisimov
Vadim Arkhipchuk
3:07.4
3 France Germain Nelzy
Michel Hiblot
Bernard Martin
Jean Pierre Boccardo
3:07.5
4 India Makhan Singh
Amrit Pal
Ajmer Singh
Milkha Singh
3:08.8
5 Japan Handa Toru
Hayase Hirotada
Amano Yoshihiro
Yoshida Masami
3:12.3
6 Senegal Gueye Daour
Daniel Alexandre Thiaw
Mamadou Ndiaye
Mambaye Ndiaye
3:12.5
Uganda Unknown Did not start

First round, heat 2[edit]

Place Nation Athletes Time
1 Trinidad and Tobago Edwin Skinner
Kent Bernard
Edwin Roberts
Wendell Mottley
3:05.0
2 Poland Marian Filipiuk
Ireneusz Kluczek
Stanislaw Swatowski
Andrzej Badeński
3:07.2
3 Italy Bruno Bianchi
Salvatore Morale
Roberto Frinolli
Sergio Bello
3:07.6
4 Australia Peter Vassella
Gary Knoke
Gary Eddy
Ken Roche
3:08.2
Hungary Unknown Did not start
Iraq Unknown Did not start

First round, heat 3[edit]

Place Nation Athletes Time
1 Great Britain Tim Graham
Adrian Metcalfe
John Cooper
Robbie Brightwell
3:04.7
2 Germany Jorg Juttner
Hans-Ulrich Schulz
Johannes Schmitt
Manfred Kinder
3:04.9
3 Jamaica Lawrence Kahn
Malcolm Spence
Mel Spence
George E. Kerr
3:05.3
4 Switzerland Jean-Louis Descloux
Hans-Joerg Bosshard
Marius Theiler
Peter Laeng
3:09.3
5 Ghana James Addy
Brobbey Mensah
Samuel Zanya Bugri
Ebenezer Quartey
3:10.4
6 Malaysia Karu Selvaratnam
Kuda Ditta
Mohamed Abdul Rahiman
Victor Asirvatham
3:17.6
7 Thailand Somsakdi Tongsuke
Nipon Pensuvabharp
Adisorn Vitsudhamakul
Manun Bumroonspruek
3:18.4

Final[edit]

Carr moved from initial position to anchor for the United States team as they set a new world record, followed closely by Great Britain and Northern Ireland as well as Trinidad and Tobago. All three teams were under the old world record time.

France also shuffled their lineup, moving Nelzy to third from first.

Place Nation Athletes Time
1 United States Ollan Cassell
Mike Larrabee
Ulis Williams
Henry Carr
3:00.7 WR
2 Great Britain Tim Graham
Adrian Metcalfe
John Cooper
Robbie Brightwell
3:01.6
3 Trinidad and Tobago Edwin Skinner
Kent Bernard
Edwin Roberts
Wendell Mottley
3:01.7
4 Jamaica Lawrence Kahn
Malcolm Spence
Melville Spence
George E. Kerr
3:02.3
5 Germany Jorg Juttner
Hans-Ulrich Schulz
Johannes Schmitt
Manfred Kinder
3:04.3
6 Poland Marian Filipiuk
Ireneusz Kluczek
Stanislaw Swatowski
Andrzej Badeński
3:05.3
7 Soviet Union Grigory Sverbetov
Victor Bychkov
Vasily Anisimov
Vadim Arkhipchuk
3:05.9
8 France Michel Hiblot
Bernard Martin
Germain Nelzy
Jean Pierre Boccardo
3:07.4

References[edit]

  • Official Report