Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

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Athletics at the
1976 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 women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 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 women
Road events
Marathon men
20 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

These are the official results of the Men's 4 x 400 metres relay event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. The event was held on 30 and 31 July 1976. There were a total number of 16 nations competing.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States (USA)
Herman Frazier
Benny Brown
Fred Newhouse
Maxie Parks
 Poland (POL)
Ryszard Podlas
Jan Werner
Zbigniew Jaremski
Jerzy Pietrzyk
 West Germany (FRG)
Franz-Peter Hofmeister
Lothar Krieg
Harald Schmid
Bernd Herrmann

Records[edit]

These were the standing World and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1976 Summer Olympics.

World Record 2:56.16 United States Vincent Matthews
United States Ron Freeman
United States Larry James
United States Lee Evans
Mexico City (MEX) October 20, 1968
Olympic Record 2:56.16 United States Vincent Matthews
United States Ron Freeman
United States Larry James
United States Lee Evans
Mexico City (MEX) October 20, 1968

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

  • Held on 31 July 1976
RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
Gold medal with cup.svg  United States (USA) Herman Frazier
Benny Brown
Fred Newhouse
Maxie Parks
2:58.65
Silver medal with cup.svg  Poland (POL) Ryszard Podlas
Jan Werner
Zbigniew Jaremski
Jerzy Pietrzyk
3:01.43
Bronze medal with cup.svg  West Germany (FRG) Franz-Peter Hofmeister
Lothar Krieg
Harald Schmid
Bernd Herrmann
3:01.98
4.  Canada (CAN) Ian Seale
Don Domansky
Leighton Hope
Brian Saunders
3:02.64
5.  Jamaica (JAM) Leighton Priestley
Donald Quarrie
Colin Bradford
Seymour Newman
3:02.84
6.  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) Michael Solomon
Horace Tuitt
Joseph Coombs
Charles Joseph
3:03.46
7.  Cuba (CUB) Eddy Gutierrez
Damaso Alfonso
Carlos Alvarez
Alberto Juantorena
3:03.81
8.  Finland (FIN) Hannu Makela
Ossi Karttunen
Stig Lonnqvist
Markku Kukkoaho
3:06.51

Semifinals[edit]

  • Held on 30 July 1976

Heat 1[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.  United States (USA) Herman Frazier
Benny Brown
Fred Newhouse
Maxie Parks
2:59.52
2.  West Germany (FRG) Franz-Peter Hofmeister
Lothar Krieg
Harald Schmid
Bernd Herrmann
3:03.24
3.  Jamaica (JAM) Leighton Priestley
Donald Quarrie
Colin Bradford
Seymour Newman
3:03.86
4.  Canada (CAN) Ian Seale
Don Domansky
Leighton Hope
Brian Saunders
3:03.89
5.  Finland (FIN) Hannu Makela
Ossi Karttunen
Stig Lonnqvist
Markku Kukkoaho
3:05.02
6.  Puerto Rico (PUR) Pedro Ferrer
Ivan Mangual
Julio Ferrer
Jorge Ortiz
3:06.08
7.  Saudi Arabia (KSA) Kamil Al Abbasi
Hamed Ali
Ahmed Asiry
Hassan Masallam
3:17.53
 Great Britain (GBR) Ainsley Bennett
Glendon Cohen
David Jenkins
Alan Pascoe
DNF

Heat 2[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.  Poland (POL) Ryszard Podlas
Jan Werner
Zbigniew Jaremski
Jerzy Pietrzyk
3:03.03
2.  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) Michael Solomon
Horace Tuitt
Joseph Coombs
Charles Joseph
3:03.54
3.  Cuba (CUB) Eddy Gutierrez
Damaso Alfonso
Carlos Alvarez
Alberto Juantorena
3:05.19
4.  France (FRA) Hugues Roger
Roger Velasquez
Francis Kerbiriou
Hector Llatser
3:05.48
5.  Australia (AUS) Maxwell Binnington
Peter Grant
Donald Hanly
Richard Mitchell
3:05.75
6.  Soviet Union (URS) Dmitriy Stukalov
Vladimir Ponomarev
Victor Anohin
Evgeniy Gavrilenko
3:07.72
7.  Barbados (BAR) Victor Gooding
Harcourt Wason
Hamil Grimes
Orlando Greene
3:08.13
8.  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) Cuthbert Jacobs
Paul Richards
Elroy Turner
Fred Sowerby
3:09.66

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