Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Athletics at the
1984 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
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
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The 4 x 100 metres relay races at the 1984 Summer Olympics was contested as part of the athletics program.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States (USA)
Ron Brown
Sam Graddy
Carl Lewis
Calvin Smith
 Jamaica (JAM)
Albert Lawrence
Greg Meghoo
Don Quarrie
Ray Stewart
Norman Edwards*
 Canada (CAN)
Sterling Hinds
Ben Johnson
Tony Sharpe
Desai Williams

Abbreviations[edit]

Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics.

World Record 37.86 United States Carl Lewis
United States Calvin Smith
United States Willie Gault
United States Emmit King
Helsinki (FIN) August 10, 1983
Olympic Record 38.19 United States Larry Black
United States Robert Taylor
United States Gerald Tinker
United States Eddie Hart
Munich (FRG) September 10, 1972

The United States set a new world record in the final.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

  1.  United States (USA) (Sam Graddy, Ron Brown, Calvin Smith, Carl Lewis) 38.89
  2.  West Germany (FRG) (Christian Zirkelbach, Peter Klein, Jürgen Evers, Ralf Lübke) 39.04
  3.  France (FRA) (Antoine Richard, Jean-Jacques Boussemart, Marc Gasparoni, Bruno Marie-Rose) 40.04
  4.  Senegal (SEN) (Mamadou Sene, Hamidou Diawara, Saliou Seck, Charles-Louis Seck) 40.15
  5.  Thailand (THA) (Vichan Choocherd, Rangsarn Inthachai, Prasit Boonprasert, Sumet Promna) 40.58
  6.  Qatar (QAT) (Wahed Salem, Faraj Abdulla, Jamal Al-Abdulla, Talal Al Rahim) 40.60
  7.  The Gambia (GAM) (Bakary Jarju, Dawda Jallow, Abdurahman Jallow, Omar Fye) 40.73

Heat 2

  1.  Canada (CAN) (Ben Johnson, Tony Sharpe, Desai Williams, Sterling Hinds) 39.20
  2.  Brazil (BRA) (Arnaldo da Silva, Robson da Silva, Katsuiko Nakaia, Paulo Correia) 39.27
  3.  Italy (ITA) (Antonio Ullo, Giovanni Bongiorni, Stefano Tilli, Pietro Mennea) 39.87
  4.  Nigeria (NGR) (Iziaq Adeyanju, Eseme Ikpoto, Lawrence Adegbeingbe, Chidi Imoh) 39.94
  5.  Ghana (GHA) (Philip Attipoe, Makarios Djan, Collins Mensah, Rex Brobby) 40.20
  6.  Sierra Leone (SLE) (Abdul Mansaray, David Peter Sawyerr, Felix Sandy, Ivan Benjamin) 40.77

Heat 3

  1.  Jamaica (JAM) (Norman Edwards, Greg Meghoo, Don Quarrie, Albert Lawrence) 38.93
  2.  Great Britain (GBR) (Daley Thompson, Donovan Reid, Mike McFarlane, Allan Wells) 39.00
  3.  Indonesia (INA) (Johanes Kardiono, Purnomo, Christian Nenepath, Ernawan Witarsa) 40.43
  4.  Barbados (BAR) (John Mayers, Hamil Grimes, Clyde Edwards, Anthony Jones) 40.47
  5.  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) (Anthony Henry, Lester Benjamin, Alfred Browne, Larry Miller) 40.70
  6.  Congo (CGO) (Théophile Nkounkou, Henri Nding, Antoine Kiakouama, Jean-Didace Bemou) 40.74
  7.  Liberia (LBR) (Wallace O. Obey, Hassan Tall, Oliver Daniels, Augustus Moulton) 42.05

Semi-final[edit]

Heat 1

  1.  United States (USA) (Sam Graddy, Ron Brown, Calvin Smith, Carl Lewis) 38.44
  2.  Italy (ITA) (Antonio Ullo, Giovanni Bongiorni, Stefano Tilli, Pietro Mennea) 39.32
  3.  Canada (CAN) (Ben Johnson, Tony Sharpe, Desai Williams, Sterling Hinds) 39.39
  4.  Brazil (BRA) (Arnaldo da Silva, Nelson Rocha Santos, Katsuiko Nakaia, Paulo Correia) 39.52
  5.  Ghana (GHA) (Philip Attipoe, Makarios Djan, Collins Mensah, Rex Brobby) 40.19
  6.  Indonesia (INA) (Johanes Kardiono, Purnomo, Christian Nenepath, Ernawan Witarsa) 40.37
  7.  Senegal (SEN) (Mamadou Sene, Hamidou Diawara, Ibrahima Fall, Charles-Louis Seck) 40.63
  8.  Thailand (THA) (Vichan Choocherd, Rangsarn Inthachai, Prasit Boonprasert, Sumet Promna) 40.83

Heat 2

  1.  Jamaica (JAM) (Albert Lawrence, Greg Meghoo, Don Quarrie, Ray Stewart) 38.67
  2.  Great Britain (GBR) (Daley Thompson, Donovan Reid, Mike McFarlane, Allan Wells) 38.67
  3.  West Germany (FRG) (Jürgen Koffler, Peter Klein, Jürgen Evers, Ralf Lübke) 38.70
  4.  France (FRA) (Antoine Richard, Jean-Jacques Boussemart, Marc Gasparoni, Bruno Marie-Rose) 38.91
  5.  Nigeria (NGR) (Iziaq Adeyanju, Eseme Ikpoto, Samson Oyeledun, Chidi Imoh) 38.98
  6.  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) (Anthony Henry, Lester Benjamin, Alfred Browne, Larry Miller) 40.14
  7.  Barbados (BAR) (John Mayers, Hamil Grimes, Clyde Edwards, Anthony Jones) 40.18
  8.  Qatar (QAT) (Wahed Salem, Faraj Abdulla, Jamal Al-Abdulla, Talal Al Rahim) 40.43

Final[edit]

  1.  United States (USA) (Sam Graddy, Ron Brown, Calvin Smith, Carl Lewis) 37.83 (WR)
  2.  Jamaica (JAM) (Albert Lawrence, Greg Meghoo, Don Quarrie, Ray Stewart) 38.62
  3.  Canada (CAN) (Ben Johnson, Tony Sharpe, Desai Williams, Sterling Hinds) 38.70
  4.  Italy (ITA) (Antonio Ullo, Giovanni Bongiorni, Stefano Tilli, Pietro Mennea) 38.87
  5.  West Germany (FRG) (Jürgen Koffler, Peter Klein, Jürgen Evers, Ralf Lübke) 38.99
  6.  France (FRA) (Antoine Richard, Jean-Jacques Boussemart, Marc Gasparoni, Bruno Marie-Rose) 39.10
  7.  Great Britain (GBR) (Daley Thompson, Donovan Reid, Mike McFarlane, Allan Wells) 39.13
  8.  Brazil (BRA) (Arnaldo da Silva, Nelson Rocha Santos, Katsuiko Nakaia, Paulo Correia) 39.40

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