Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

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The Men's 4 x 100 metres relay races at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program were held on Friday 29 September and Saturday 30 September.

The top two teams in each of the initial five heats automatically qualified for the semi-final. The next six fastest team from across the heats also qualified. The top three teams in each of the semi-finals automatically qualified for the final. The next two fastest team from the semi-finals also qualified.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 2000 Summer Olympics.

World Record 37.40 United States Michael Marsh
United States Leroy Burrell
United States Dennis Mitchell
United States Carl Lewis
Barcelona (ESP) 8 August 1992
37.40 United States Jon Drummond
United States Andre Cason
United States Dennis Mitchell
United States Leroy Burrell
Stuttgart (GER) 21 August 1993
Olympic Record 37.40 United States Michael Marsh
United States Leroy Burrell
United States Dennis Mitchell
United States Carl Lewis
Barcelona (ESP) 8 August 1992

Medalists[edit]

Gold: Med 1.png Silver: Med 2.png Bronze: Med 3.png
United States
Kenneth Brokenburr*
Jon Drummond
Maurice Greene
Brian Lewis
Tim Montgomery*
Bernard Williams
Brazil
André da Silva
Claudinei da Silva
Vicente de Lima
Édson Ribeiro
Cláudio Roberto Souza*
 Cuba (CUB)
José Ángel César
Iván García
Freddy Mayola
Luis Alberto Pérez-Rionda

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

Results[edit]

All times shown are in seconds.

  • Q denotes qualification by place in heat.
  • q denotes qualification by overall place.
  • DNS denotes did not start.
  • DNF denotes did not finish.
  • DQ denotes disqualification.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • AR denotes area/continental record.
  • OR denotes Olympic record.
  • WR denotes world record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season best.

Heats[edit]

Heat 1 of 5
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 11 Ivory Coast Eric Pacôme N'Dri, Ahmed Douhou,
Yves Sonan, Ibrahim Meité
7 0.342 s 39.06 s Q
2 13 Thailand Kongdech Natenee, Vissanu Sophanich,
Boonyarit Phuksachat, Sittichai Suwonprateep
3 0.196 s 39.13 s Q
3 19 Guatemala Rolando Blanco, Oscar Meneses,
José Meneses, Jose Tinoco
6 0.181 s 39.34 s
4 23 Bahamas Renward Wells, Dominic Demeritte,
Iram Lewis, Wellington Saunders Whymms
2 0.139 s 39.57 s
5 25 Cyprus Anthimos Rotos, Anninos Marcoullides,
Prodromos Katsantonis, Yiannakis Zisimides
4 0.460 s 39.75 s
6 31 Yugoslavia Slobodan Spasić, Predrag Momirović,
Milos Sakić, Milan Petaković
8 0.245 s 39.99 s
7 35 India Anna Durai, Rajeev Balakrishnan,
Ajay Raj Singh, Anil Kumar Prakash
5 0.151 s 40.23 s
8 Great Britain Allyn Condon, Jason Gardener,
Marlon Devonish, Dwain Chambers
1 0.175 s DQ
Heat 2 of 5
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 2 Brazil Vicente de Lima, Édson Ribeiro,
André da Silva, Cláudio Roberto Souza
8 0.153 s 38.32 s Q
2 7 Italy Francesco Scuderi, Alessandro Cavallaro,
Maurizio Checcucci, Andrea Colombo
5 0.429 s 38.84 s Q SB
3 8 Nigeria Uchenna Emedolu, Nnamdi Anusim,
Sunday Emmanuel, Deji Aliu
4 0.175 s 38.35 s q SB
4 9 Jamaica Donovan Powell, Dwight Thomas,
Lindel Frater, Llewellyn Bredwood
3 0.220 s 38.97 s q
5 15 Slovenia Matic Šušteršic, Matic Osovnikar,
Bostjan Fridrih, Urban Acman
6 0.146 s 39.25 s q NR
6 27 Liberia Kouty Mawenh, Sayon Cooper,
Andrew Reyes, Koiyan Morlu
7 0.175 s 39.77 s NR
7 33 Hong Kong Wai Lok To, Kwan Lung Ho,
Hon Sing Tang, Wai Hung Chiang
2 0.182 s 40.15 s
8 34 Chile Diego Valdés, Ricardo Roach,
Rodrigo Roach, Juan Pablo Faúndez
1 0.161 s 40.20 s
Heat 3 of 5
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 10 France Frédéric Krantz, David Patros,
Christophe Cheval, Jérôme Eyana
5 0.163 s 39.00 s Q
2 14 Greece Georgios Theodoridis, Konstadinos Kederis,
Alexios Alexopoulos, Aggelos Pavlakakis
2 0.236 s 39.21 s Q
3 16T Canada Bradley McCuaig, Glenroy Gilbert,
Pierre Browne, Nicolas Macrozonaris
6 0.458 s 39.26 s q SB
3 16T Ireland John McAdorey, Gary Ryan,
Tom Comyns, Paul Brizzell
4 0.226 s 39.26 s NR
5 22 Mauritius Jonathan Chimier, Eric Milazar,
Stéphan Buckland, Fernando Augustin
8 0.419 s 39.55 s
6 26 Israel Kfir Golan, Gidon Yablonka,
Tommy Kafri, Aleksandr Porkhomovskiy
7 0.237 s 39.76 s
7 30 Saudi Arabia Mohammed M M Alyami, Mubarak Ata Mubarak,
Salem Mubarak Al-Yami, Jamal Al-Saffar
7 0.193 s 39.94 s
Ghana Christian Nsiah, Kenneth Andam,
Aziz Zakari, Leonard Myles-Mills
1 0.250 s DNF
Heat 4 of 5
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 4T Cuba José Ángel César, Luis Alberto Pérez-Rionda,
Iván García, Freddy Mayola
8 0.414 s 38.74 s Q
2 6 Australia Matt Shirvington, Paul Di Bella,
Darryl Wohlsen, Patrick Johnson
2 0.167 s 38.76 s Q
3 12 Trinidad and Tobago Niconnor Alexander, Julieon Raeburn,
Jacey Harper, Marc Burns
7 0.176 s 39.12 s q SB
4 21 Hungary Viktor Kovács, Géza Pauer,
László Babály, Miklós Gyulai
6 0.474 s 39.52 s
5 24 Cameroon Samuel Nchinda, Serge Bengono,
Joseph Batangdon, Benjamin Sirimou
5 0.165 s 39.62 s
6 28 Oman Mohammed Said Al Maskari, Hamoud Al-Dalhami,
Mohamed Amer Al-Malky, Jihad Al Sheikh
1 0.125 s 39.82 s SB
7 32 Puerto Rico Osvaldo Nieves, Rogelio Pizarro,
Jorge Richardson, Félix Omar Fernández
3 0.233 s 40.12 s
8 38 Uzbekistan Oleg Juravlyov, Konstantin Zhuravlyov,
Anvar Kuchmuradov, Nikolay Eroshenko
4 0.423 s 41.20 s
Heat 5 of 5
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 United States Kenneth Brokenburr, Tim Montgomery,
Brian Lewis, Maurice Greene
6 0.216 s 38.15 s Q
2 3 Japan Shingo Kawabata, Koji Ito,
Shingo Suetsugu, Nobuharu Asahara
3 0.222 s 38.52 s Q SB
3 4T Poland Marcin Nowak, Marcin Urbaś,
Piotr Balcerzak, Ryszard Pilarczyk
7 0.215 s 38.74 s q SB
4 18 Russia Dmitri Vasilyev, Aleksandr Ryabov,
Aleksandr Smirnov, Sergey Bychkov
4 0.152 s 39.29 s SB
5 20 Venezuela Juan Morillo, José Peña,
José Carabalí, Hely Ollarves
2 0.214 s 39.45 s NR
6 29 Croatia Slaven Krajacic, Dejan Vojnovic,
Siniša Ergotic, Tihomir Buinjac
5 0.129 s 39.87 s
7 36 Indonesia Sukari, Erwin Heru Susanto,
Janis Roubaba, John Muray
1 0.232 s 40.35 s
8 37 Barbados Wilan Louis, Victor Houston,
Gabriel Burnett, Fabian Rollins
8 40.38 s

Round 1- Overall

Round 1
Overall Results
Place Nation Athletes Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 United States Kenneth Brokenburr, Tim Montgomery,
Brian Lewis, Maurice Greene
5 6 1 38.15 s Q
2 Brazil Vicente de Lima, Édson Ribeiro,
André da Silva, Cláudio Roberto Souza
2 8 1 38.32 s Q
3 Japan Shingo Kawabata, Koji Ito,
Shingo Suetsugu, Nobuharu Asahara
5 3 2 38.52 s Q SB
4 Cuba José Ángel César, Luis Alberto Pérez-Rionda,
Iván García, Freddy Mayola
4 8 1 38.74 s Q
Poland Marcin Nowak, Marcin Urbaś,
Piotr Balcerzak, Ryszard Pilarczyk
5 7 3 38.74 s q SB
6 Australia Matt Shirvington, Paul Di Bella,
Darryl Wohlsen, Patrick Johnson
4 2 2 38.76 s Q
7 Italy Francesco Scuderi, Alessandro Cavallaro,
Maurizio Checcucci, Andrea Colombo
2 5 2 38.84 s Q SB
8 Nigeria Uchenna Emedolu, Nnamdi Anusim,
Sunday Emmanuel, Deji Aliu
2 4 3 38.97 s q SB
9 Jamaica Donovan Powell, Dwight Thomas,
Lindel Frater, Llewellyn Bredwood
2 3 4 38.97 s q
10 France Frédéric Krantz, David Patros,
Christophe Cheval, Jérôme Eyana
3 5 1 39.00 s Q
11 Ivory Coast Eric Pacôme N'Dri, Ahmed Douhou,
Yves Sonan, Ibrahim Meité
1 7 1 39.06 s Q
12 Trinidad and Tobago Niconnor Alexander, Julieon Raeburn,
Jacey Harper, Marc Burns
4 7 3 39.12 s q SB
13 Thailand Kongdech Natenee, Vissanu Sophanich,
Boonyarit Phuksachat, Sittichai Suwonprateep
1 3 2 39.13 s Q
14 Greece Georgios Theodoridis, Konstadinos Kederis,
Alexios Alexopoulos, Aggelos Pavlakakis
3 2 2 39.21 s Q
15 Slovenia Matic Šušteršic, Matic Osovnikar,
Bostjan Fridrih, Urban Acman
2 6 5 39.25 s q NR
16 Canada Bradley McCuaig, Glenroy Gilbert,
Pierre Browne, Nicolas Macrozonaris
3 6 3 39.26 s q SB
Ireland John McAdorey, Gary Ryan,
Tom Comyns, Paul Brizzell
3 4 4 39.26 s NR
18 Russia Dmitri Vasilyev, Aleksandr Ryabov,
Aleksandr Smirnov, Sergey Bychkov
5 4 4 39.29 s SB
19 Guatemala Rolando Blanco, Oscar Meneses,
José Meneses, Jose Tinoco
1 6 3 39.34 s NR
20 Venezuela Juan Morillo, José Peña,
José Carabalí, Hely Ollarves
5 2 5 39.45 s NR
21 Hungary Viktor Kovács, Géza Pauer,
László Babály, Miklós Gyulai
4 6 4 39.52 s
22 Mauritius Jonathan Chimier, Eric Milazar,
Stéphan Buckland, Fernando Augustin
3 8 5 39.55 s
23 Bahamas Renward Wells, Dominic Demeritte,
Iram Lewis, Wellington Saunders Whymms
1 2 4 39.57 s
24 Cameroon Samuel Nchinda, Serge Bengono,
Joseph Batangdon, Benjamin Sirimou
4 5 5 39.62 s
25 Cyprus Anthimos Rotos, Anninos Marcoullides,
Prodromos Katsantonis, Yiannakis Zisimides
1 4 5 39.75 s
26 Israel Kfir Golan, Gidon Yablonka,
Tommy Kafri, Aleksandr Porkhomovskiy
3 3 6 39.76 s
27 Liberia Kouty Mawenh, Sayon Cooper,
Andrew Reyes, Koiyan Morlu
2 7 6 39.77 s NR
28 Oman Mohammed Said Al Maskari, Hamoud Al-Dalhami,
Mohamed Amer Al-Malky, Jihad Al Sheikh
4 1 6 39.82 s SB
29 Croatia Slaven Krajacic, Dejan Vojnovic,
Siniša Ergotic, Tihomir Buinjac
5 5 6 39.87 s
30 Saudi Arabia Mohammed M M Alyami, Mubarak Ata Mubarak,
Salem Mubarak Al-Yami, Jamal Al-Saffar
3 7 7 39.94 s
31 Yugoslavia Slobodan Spasić, Predrag Momirović,
Milos Sakić, Milan Petaković
1 8 6 39.99 s
32 Puerto Rico Osvaldo Nieves, Rogelio Pizarro,
Jorge Richardson, Félix Omar Fernández
4 3 7 40.12 s
33 Hong Kong Wai Lok To, Kwan Lung Ho,
Hon Sing Tang, Wai Hung Chiang
2 2 7 40.15 s
34 Chile Diego Valdés, Ricardo Roach,
Rodrigo Roach, Juan Pablo Faúndez
2 1 8 40.20 s
35 India Anna Durai, Rajeev Balakrishnan,
Ajay Raj Singh, Anil Kumar Prakash
1 5 7 40.23 s
36 Indonesia Sukari, Erwin Heru Susanto,
Janis Roubaba, John Muray
5 1 7 40.35 s
37 Barbados Wilan Louis, Victor Houston,
Gabriel Burnett, Fabian Rollins
5 8 8 40.38 s
38 Uzbekistan Oleg Juravlyov, Konstantin Zhuravlyov,
Anvar Kuchmuradov, Nikolay Eroshenko
4 4 8 41.20 s
Great Britain Allyn Condon, Jason Gardener,
Marlon Devonish, Dwain Chambers
1 1 DQ
Ghana Christian Nsiah, Kenneth Andam,
Aziz Zakari, Leonard Myles-Mills
3 1 DNF

Semi-finals[edit]

Heat 1 of 2
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 United States Jon Drummond, Bernard Williams,
Brian Lewis, Maurice Greene
6 0.142 s 37.82 s Q
2 3T Jamaica Lindel Frater, Dwight Thomas,
Christopher Williams, Llewellyn Bredwood
1 0.154 s 38.27 s Q NR
3 7 France Frédéric Krantz, David Patros,
Christophe Cheval, Needy Guims
5 0.158 s 38.64 s Q
4 8 Italy Francesco Scuderi, Alessandro Cavallaro,
Maurizio Checcucci, Andrea Colombo
3 0.146 s 38.67 s q SB
5 10 Ivory Coast Eric Pacôme N'Dri, Ahmed Douhou,
Yves Sonan, Ibrahim Meité
4 0.435 s 38.82 s SB
6 11T Canada Bradley McCuaig, Glenroy Gilbert,
Pierre Browne, Adrian Woodley
2 0.172 s 38.92 s SB
7 13 Thailand Kongdech Natenee, Vissanu Sophanich,
Boonyarit Phuksachat, Sittichai Suwonprateep
7 0.150 s 39.05 s
8 Nigeria Uchenna Emedolu, Nnamdi Anusim,
Sunday Emmanuel, Deji Aliu
8 0.194 s DNF
Heat 2 of 2
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 2 Cuba José Ángel César, Luis Alberto Pérez-Rionda,
Iván García, Freddy Mayola
5 0.481 s 38.16 s Q
2 3T Brazil Vicente de Lima, Édson Ribeiro,
André da Silva, Claudinei da Silva
4 0.394 s 38.27 s Q
3 5 Japan Shingo Kawabata, Koji Ito,
Shingo Suetsugu, Nobuharu Asahara
6 0.481 s 38.31 s Q =AR
4 6 Poland Marcin Nowak, Marcin Urbaś,
Piotr Balcerzak, Ryszard Pilarczyk
7 0.224 s 38.60 s q SB
5 9 Greece Georgios Theodoridis, Konstadinos Kederis,
Alexios Alexopoulos, Aggelos Pavlakakis
2 0.211 s 38.80 s
6 11T Trinidad and Tobago Niconnor Alexander, Julieon Raeburn,
Marc Burns, Ato Boldon
8 0.210 s 38.92 s NR
Australia Matt Shirvington, Paul Di Bella,
Darryl Wohlsen, Patrick Johnson
3 0.215 s DQ
Slovenia Matic Šušteršic, Matic Osovnikar,
Bostjan Fridrih, Urban Acman
1 0.165 s DQ

Semi-Finals overall

Semi-finals
Overall Results
Place Nation Athletes Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 United States Jon Drummond, Bernard Williams,
Brian Lewis, Maurice Greene
1 6 1 37.82 s Q
2 Cuba José Ángel César, Luis Alberto Pérez-Rionda,
Iván García, Freddy Mayola
2 5 1 38.16 s Q
3 Brazil Vicente de Lima, Édson Ribeiro,
André da Silva, Claudinei da Silva
2 4 2 38.27 s Q
Jamaica Lindel Frater, Dwight Thomas,
Christopher Williams, Llewellyn Bredwood
1 1 2 38.27 s Q NR
5 Japan Shingo Kawabata, Koji Ito,
Shingo Suetsugu, Nobuharu Asahara
2 6 3 38.31 s Q =AR
6 Poland Marcin Nowak, Marcin Urbaś,
Piotr Balcerzak, Ryszard Pilarczyk
2 7 4 38.60 s q SB
7 France Frédéric Krantz, David Patros,
Christophe Cheval, Needy Guims
1 5 3 38.64 s Q
8 Italy Francesco Scuderi, Alessandro Cavallaro,
Maurizio Checcucci, Andrea Colombo
1 3 4 38.67 s q SB
9 Greece Georgios Theodoridis, Konstadinos Kederis,
Alexios Alexopoulos, Aggelos Pavlakakis
2 2 5 38.80 s
10 Ivory Coast Eric Pacôme N'Dri, Ahmed Douhou,
Yves Sonan, Ibrahim Meité
1 4 5 38.82 s SB
11 Canada Bradley McCuaig, Glenroy Gilbert,
Pierre Browne, Adrian Woodley
1 2 6 38.92 s SB
Trinidad and Tobago Niconnor Alexander, Julieon Raeburn,
Marc Burns, Ato Boldon
2 8 6 38.92 s NR
13 Thailand Kongdech Natenee, Vissanu Sophanich,
Boonyarit Phuksachat, Sittichai Suwonprateep
1 7 7 39.05 s
Australia Matt Shirvington, Paul Di Bella,
Darryl Wohlsen, Patrick Johnson
2 3 DQ
Slovenia Matic Šušteršic, Matic Osovnikar,
Bostjan Fridrih, Urban Acman
2 1 DQ
Nigeria Uchenna Emedolu, Nnamdi Anusim,
Sunday Emmanuel, Deji Aliu
1 8 DNF

Final[edit]

Final
Place Nation Athletes Lane Reaction Time Record
1 United States Jon Drummond, Bernard Williams,
Brian Lewis, Maurice Greene
5 0.126 s 37.61 s SB
2 Brazil Vicente de Lima, Édson Ribeiro,
André da Silva, Claudinei da Silva
4 0.188 s 37.90 s NR
3 Cuba José Ángel César, Luis Alberto Pérez-Rionda,
Iván García, Freddy Mayola
3 0.238 s 38.04 s SB
4 Jamaica Lindel Frater, Dwight Thomas,
Christopher Williams, Llewellyn Bredwood
6 0.315 s 38.20 s NR
5 France Frédéric Krantz, David Patros,
Christophe Cheval, Needy Guims
7 0.153s 38.49 s SB
6 Japan Shigeyuki Kojima, Koji Ito,
Shingo Suetsugu, Nobuharu Asahara
2 0.221 s 38.66 s
7 Italy Francesco Scuderi, Alessandro Cavallaro,
Maurizio Checcucci, Andrea Colombo
8 0.146s 38.67 s
8 Poland Marcin Nowak, Marcin Urbaś,
Piotr Balcerzak, Ryszard Pilarczyk
1 0.196 s 38.96 s

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