Athletics at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Athletics at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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These are the official results of the men's 4 x 100 metres relay event at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico. The event was held on Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of October 1968. There were a total number of 24 nations competing. The race was won by the United States, beating Cuba in world record time. The race was won by Jim Hines, who passed Enrique Figuerola on the final leg.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States (USA)
Charles Greene
Mel Pender
Ronnie Ray Smith
Jim Hines
 Cuba (CUB)
Hermes Ramírez
Juan Morales
Pablo Montes
Enrique Figuerola
 France (FRA)
Gérard Fenouil
Jocelyn Delecour
Claude Piquemal
Roger Bambuck

Records[edit]

These were the standing World and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1968 Summer Olympics.

World Record 38.4yA United States Earl McCullouch
United States Fred Kuller
United States O.J. Simpson
Jamaica Lennox Miller
Provo (USA) June 17, 1967
Olympic Record 39.0 United States Paul Drayton
United States Gerry Ashworth
United States Richard Stebbins
United States Bob Hayes
Tokyo (JPN) October 21, 1964

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

  • Held on Sunday 20 October 1968
RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
Gold medal with cup.svg  United States (USA) Charles Greene
Mel Pender
Ronnie Ray Smith
Jim Hines
38.24
(WR)
Silver medal with cup.svg  Cuba (CUB) Hermes Ramírez
Juan Morales
Pablo Montes
Enrique Figuerola
38.40
Bronze medal with cup.svg  France (FRA) Gérard Fenouil
Jocelyn Delecour
Claude Piquemal
Roger Bambuck
38.43
4.  Jamaica (JAM) Errol Stewart
Michael Fray
Clifton Forbes
Lennox Miller
38.4
5.  East Germany (GDR) Heinz Erbstösser
Hartmut Schelter
Peter Haase
Harald Eggers
38.6
6.  West Germany (FRG) Karl-Peter Schmidtkei
Gert Metz
Gerhard Wucherer
Joachim Eigenherr
38.7
7.  Italy (ITA) Sergio Ottolina
Ennio Preatoni
Angelo Sguazzero
Livio Berruti
39.2
8.  Poland (POL) Wieslaw Maniak
Edward Romanowski
Zenon Nowosz
Marian Dudziakr
39.2

Semifinals[edit]

  • Held on Saturday 19 October 1968

Heat 1[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.  Jamaica (JAM) Errol Stewart
Michael Fray
Clifton Forbes
Lennox Miller
38.3
(WR)
2.  East Germany (GDR) Heinz Erbstösser
Hartmut Schelter
Peter Haase
Harald Eggers
38.7
3.  West Germany (FRG) Karl-Peter Schmidtkei
Gert Metz
Gerhard Wucherer
Joachim Eigenherr
38.9
4.  Poland (POL) Wieslaw Maniak
Edward Romanowski
Zenon Nowosz
Marian Dudziakr
38.9
5.  Great Britain (GBR) Joseph Speake
Ronald Jones
Ralph Banthorpe
Barrie Kelly
39.4
6.  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) Raymond Fabien
Winston Short
Carl Archer
Edwin Roberts
39.5
7.  Ivory Coast (CIV) Atta Kouaukou
N'dri Kouame
Boy Diby
Gaoussou Kone
39.6
8.  Thailand (THA) Manikavasagam Jegathesan
Krishnan Thambusamy
Gunaratnam Rajalingam
Jai Hock Lim
40.8

Heat 2[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.  Cuba (CUB) Hermes Ramírez
Juan Morales
Pablo Montes
Enrique Figuerola
38.6
2.  United States (USA) Charles Greene
Mel Pender
Ronnie Ray Smith
Jim Hines
38.6
3.  France (FRA) Gérard Fenouil
Jocelyn Delecour
Claude Piquemal
Roger Bambuck
38.8
4.  Italy (ITA) Sergio Ottolina
Ennio Preatoni
Angelo Sguazzero
Livio Berruti
39.4
5.  Ghana (GHA) Edward Owusu
Micheal Ahey
William Quaye
James Addy
39.9
 Bahamas (BAH) Gerald Wisdom
Thomas Robinson
Bernard Nottage
Edwin Jonnson
DQ
 Nigeria (NGR) Timon Oyebami
Robert Ojo
Benedict Majekodunmi
Kolawole Abdulai
DQ
 Soviet Union (URS) Aleksey Khlopotnov
Eugeny Siniaev
Nickolay Ivanov
Vladislav Sapeia
DQ

Heats[edit]

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