Athletics at the 1996 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

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Athletics at the
1996 Summer Olympics
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These are the official results of the men's 4 x 400 metres relay event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, United States. There were 35 nations competing.

United States won the event even after losing their top two qualifiers from the Olympic Trials. Butch Reynolds was injured before the games and Michael Johnson injured during his 200 metres 19.32 world record. The team was anchored by Anthuan Maybank, who had been disqualified for a lane violation in the trials, but was still selected for the Olympic team.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States (USA)
LaMont Smith
Alvin Harrison
Derek Mills
Anthuan Maybank
Jason Rouser*
 Great Britain (GBR)
Iwan Thomas
Jamie Baulch
Mark Richardson
Roger Black
Mark Hylton*
Du'aine Ladejo*
 Jamaica (JAM)
Michael McDonald
Greg Haughton
Roxbert Martin
Davian Clarke
Dennis Blake*
Garth Robinson*

* Athletes who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1996 Summer Olympics.

World Record 2:54.29 United States Michael Johnson
United States Andrew Valmon
United States Butch Reynolds
United States Quincy Watts
Stuttgart (GER) August 22, 1993
Olympic Record 2:55.74 United States Andrew Valmon
United States Quincy Watts
United States Michael Johnson
United States Steve Lewis
Barcelona (ESP) August 8, 1992

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES FINAL LANE
Med 1.png  United States (USA) Lamont Smith
Alvin Harrison
Derek Mills
Anthuan Maybank
2:55.99 5
Med 2.png  Great Britain (GBR) Iwan Thomas
Jamie Baulch
Mark Richardson
Roger Black
2:56.60 6
Med 3.png  Jamaica (JAM) Michael McDonald
Roxbert Martin
Gregory Haughton
Davian Clarke
2:59.42 4
4.  Senegal (SEN) Moustapha Diarra
Aboubakry Dia
Hachim Ndiaye
Ibou Faye
3:00.64
(NR)
3
5.  Japan (JPN) Shunji Karube
Koji Ito
Jun Osakada
Shigekazu Omori
3:00.76 7
6.  Poland (POL) Piotr Rysiukiewicz
Tomasz Jędrusik
Piotr Haczek
Robert Maćkowiak
3:00.96 4
7.  Bahamas (BAH) Carl Oliver
Troy McIntosh
Dennis Darling
Timothy Munnings
3:02.71 2
8.  Kenya (KEN) Samson Kitur
Samson Yego
Simon Kemboi
Julius Chepkwony
DNS 1

Non-Qualifiers[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES SEMI HEATS
 Italy (ITA) Fabrizio Mori
Alessandro Aimar
Andrea Nuti
Ashraf Saber
3:02.56 3:03.60
 South Africa (RSA) Alfred Visagie
Arnaud Malherbe
Hendrik Mokganyetsi
Bobang Phiri
3:02.96 3:03.79
 Brazil (BRA) Sanderlei Parrela
Valdinei da Silva
Everson Teixeira
Eronilde de Araujo
3:03.46 3:02.51
 Australia (AUS) Mark Ladbrook
Michael Joubert
Paul Greene
Cameron MacKenzie
3:04.55 3:03.73
 Switzerland (SUI) Laurent Clerc
Kevin Widmer
Alain Rohr
Mathias Rusterholz
3:05.36 3:03.05
 Russia (RUS) Innokentiy Zharov
Mikhail Vdovin
Ruslan Mashchenko
Dmitriy Kosov
3:05.63 3:04.73
 Saudi Arabia (KSA) Saleh al-Saydan
Mohammed al-Beshi
Hashim al-Sharfa
Hadi Somayli
3:07.18 3:04.67
 Nigeria (NGR) Udeme Ekpeyong
Clement Chukwu
Ayuba Machem
Sunday Bada
DSQ 3:02.73
 Germany (GER) Rico Lieder
Andreas Hein
Kai Karsten
Thomas Schönlebe
DNQ 3:05.16
 Ghana (GHA) Solomon Amegatcher
Abu Duah
Julius Sedame
Ahmed Ali
DNQ 3:05.53
 Cuba (CUB) Omar Meña
Jorge Crusellas
Georkis Vera
Roberto Hernández
DNQ 3:05.75
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (VIN) Eswort Coombs
Thomas Dickson
Eversley Linley
Erasto Sampson
DNQ 3:06.52
 Botswana (BOT) Aggripa Matshameko
Keteng Baloseng
Rampa Mosweu
Johnson Kubisa
DNQ 3:06.62
 Mauritius (MRI) Gilbert Hashan
Desire Pierre-Louis
Rudy Tirvengadum
Jean Milazar
DNQ 3:08.17
 Qatar (QAT) Mubarak Faraj
Ali Doka
Sami al-Abdulla
Hamad al-Dosari
DNQ 3:08.25
 Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) N'kosie Barnes
Michael Terry
Mitchell Browne
Howard Lindsay
DNQ 3:09.46
 Saint Lucia (LCA) Dominic Johnson
Ivan Jean-Marie
Maxime Charlemagne
Max Seales
DNQ 3:10.51
 Fiji (FIJ) Soloveni Nakaunicina
Henry Semiti
Solomone Bole
Isireli Naikelekelevesi
DNQ 3:10.67
 Sierra Leone (SLE) Foday Sillah
Haroun Korjie
Frank Turay
Prince Amara
DNQ 3:11.65
 Zimbabwe (ZIM) Julius Masvanise
Tawanda Chiwira
Savieri Ngidhi
Ken Harnden
DNQ 3:13.35
 Lesotho (LES) Isaac Seatile
Motlatsi Maseela
Makoekoe Mahanetsa
Mpho Morobe
DNQ 3:15.67
 British Virgin Islands (IVB) Mario Todman
Steve Augustine
Greg Rhymer
Ralston Varlack
DNQ 3:17.30
 Papua New Guinea (PNG) Samuel Bai
Ivan Wakit
Amos Ali
Subul Babo
DNQ 3:19.92
 Maldives (MDV) Ahmed Shageef
Mohamed Amir
Naseer Ismail
Hussain Riyaz
DNQ 3:24.88
 The Gambia (GAM) Dawda Jallow
Momodou Drammeh
Lamin Drammeh
Assan John
DNQ DNF
 Grenada (GRN) Richard Britton
Rufus Jones
Alleyne Francique
Clint Williams
DNQ DSQ
 Guyana (GUY) Andrew Harry
Roger Gill
Lancelot Gittens
Richard Jones
DNQ DSQ

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