Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

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The 4 x 400 metres relay races at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program were held on 29 and 30 September. The top two teams in each of the initial five heats automatically qualified for the semi-final. The next six fastest teams 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.

The United States, with Alvin Harrison, Antonio Pettigrew, Calvin Harrison and Michael Johnson, originally won the gold medal. On 18 July 2004, the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) ruled that Jerome Young was ineligible to compete in Sydney and annulled all his past results, including those achieved as part of relay teams. Young had competed for the USA team in the heats and semi-final of this event. Therefore, the United States team was stripped of the gold medal and Nigeria, Jamaica, and the Bahamas were moved up one position each.[1] On 22 July 2005, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned this decision and restored the original finish order of the race.[2]

In June 2008, Antonio Pettigrew "admitted in court he cheated to win" by using banned performance-enhancing substances, and agreed to return his gold medal.[3] Michael Johnson announced that he would return his own gold medal, won as part of the relay team with Pettigrew. Johnson stated that he felt "cheated, betrayed and let down" by what Pettigrew had done at the Games.[4] Nigerian long jumper Yusuf Alli urged the IOC to award the gold medal to Nigeria, following Pettigrew's admission.[5]

Records[edit]

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

World Record 2:54.20 United States Jerome Young
United States Antonio Pettigrew
United States Tyree Washington
United States Michael Johnson
Uniondale (USA) 22 July 1998
Olympic Record 2:55.74 United States Andrew Valmon
United States Quincy Watts
United States Michael Johnson
United States Steve Lewis
Barcelona (ESP) 8 August 1992

Medalists[edit]

Gold: Med 1.png Silver: Med 2.png Bronze: Med 3.png
 Nigeria (NGR)
Clement Chukwu
Jude Monye
Sunday Bada
Enefiok Udo-Obong
Nduka Awazie*
Fidelis Gadzama*
 Jamaica (JAM)
Christopher Williams
Michael Blackwood
Gregory Haughton
Danny McFarlane
Sanjay Ayre*
Michael McDonald*
 Bahamas (BAH)
Avard Moncur
Troy McIntosh
Carl Oliver
Chris Brown
Timothy Munnings*

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

The IOC formally withdrew the US gold medals on 2 August 2008, but delayed reallocating the medals until 21 July 2012.[6][7]

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1 of 5
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 6 Jamaica Michael McDonald, Michael Blackwood,
Sanjay Ayre, Danny McFarlane
2 0.202 s 3:04.85 Q
2 10 Great Britain Jared Deacon, Daniel Caines,
Jamie Baulch, Iwan Thomas
6 0.218 s 3:04.35 Q SB
3 11 France Emmanuel Front, Marc Foucan,
Pierre-Marie Hilaire, Bruno Wavelet
8 0.416 s 3:04.45 q SB
4 16 Switzerland Laurent Clerc, Alain Rohr,
Nicolas Baeriswyl, André Bucher
4 3:06.01
5 20 Spain Eduardo Rodríguez, David Canal,
Iñigo Monreal, Antonio Andrés
5 0.178 s 3:06.87 SB
6 26 Hungary Zétény Dombi, Zsolt Szeglet,
Attila Kilvinger, Tibor Bédi
7 0.354 s 3:08.77
7 29 Slovenia Boštjan Horvat, Joze Vrtačič,
Sergej Salamon, Matija Šestak
3 0.284 s 3:10.07
Heat 2 of 5
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 17 Sri Lanka Manura Lanka Perera, Rohan Pradeep Kumara,
Ranga Wimalawansa, Sugath Tillakeratne
7 0.203 s 3:06.25 Q
2 19 Kenya Ezra Sambu, Samson Yego,
Joseph Mwengi Mutua, Julius Chepkwony
2 0.262 s 3:06.77 Q
3 23 Ireland Paul McKee, Tomas Coman,
Caroline Daly, Paul Opperman
6 0.170 s 3:07.42
4 25 India Lijo David Thottan, Jata Shankar,
Purukottam Ramachandran, Paramjit Singh
5 0.255 s 3:08.38
Algeria Malik-Khaled Louahla, Kamel Talhaoui,
Samir-Adel Louahla, Adem Hecini
4 0.497 s DQ
Qatar Ibrahim Ismail Muftah, Mubarak Al-Nubi,
Salaheddine Safi Bakar, Ahmed Al-Imam
3 0.295 s DQ
Heat 3 of 5
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 5 United States Jerome Young, Angelo Taylor,
Calvin Harrison, Alvin Harrison
4 0.163 s 3:03.52 Q
2 7 South Africa Alwyn Myburgh, Hendrick Mokganyetsi,
Werner Botha, Arnaud Malherbe
7 0.223 s 3:04.08 Q SB
3 8 Australia Casey Vincent, Blair Young,
Michael Hazel, Patrick Dwyer
8 0.220 s 3:04.13 q SB
4 14 Ukraine Aleksandr Kaydash, Roman Voronkov,
Yevgeniy Zyukov, Gennadiy Gorbenko
5 0.568 s 3:05.41 q SB
5 18 Greece Georgios Oikonomidis, Anastasios Gousis,
Stilianos Dimotsios, Periklis Iakovakis
6 0.259 s 3:06.50
6 28 Saudi Arabia Hamed Hamadan Al-Bishi, Hamdan Obah Al-Bishi,
Mohammed Albeshi, Hadi Soua'an Al-Somaily
2 0.302 s 3:09.57
7 30 Thailand Jirachai Linglom, Senee Kongtong,
Chalermpol Noohlong, Narong Nilploy
3 0.296 s 3:11.65
Heat 4 of 5
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 12 Japan Shunji Karube, Jun Osakada,
Kenji Tabata, Takahiko Yamamura
5 0.559 s 3:05.21 Q
2 13 Russia Dmitriy Bogdanov, Andrey Semyonov,
Ruslan Mashchenko, Dmitriy Golovastov
2 0.203 s 3:05.37 Q SB
3 15 Zimbabwe Crispen Mutakanyi, Tawanda Chiwira,
Phillip Mukomana, Ken Harnden
7 0.227 s 3:05.60
4 21 Ghana Daniel Adomako, Nathaniel Martey,
Abu Duah, Daniel Mensah Kwei
6 0.582 s 3:07.07
5 24 Trinidad and Tobago Damion Barry, Simon Pierre,
Neil De Silva, Ato Modibo
8 0.171 s 3:07.51
6 27 Slovakia Radoslav Holúbek, Marcel Lopuchovsky,
Marián Vanderka, Štefan Balošák
3 0.303 s 3:09.54
Kuwait Musad Al Azimi, Bader Al Fulaij,
Mishal Al Harbi, Fawzi Al Shammari
4 0.557 s DQ
Heat 5 of 5
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Nigeria Nduka Awazie, Clement Chukwu,
Fidelis Gadzama, Enefiok Udo-Obong
5 0.562 s 3:01.20 Q
2 2 Poland Filip Walotka, Piotr Długosielski,
Jacek Bocian, Robert Maćkowiak
8 0.502 s 3:01.30 Q SB
3 3 Bahamas Timothy Munnings, Troy McIntosh,
Carl Oliver, Chris Brown
3 0.258 s 3:01.50 q SB
4 4 Senegal Oumar Loum, Ousmane Niang,
Youssoupha Sarr, Ibou Faye
2 0.266 s 3:02.67 q SB
5 9 Botswana California Molefe, Lulu Basinyi,
Johnson Kubisa, Agrippa Matshameko
4 0.562 s 3:04.19 q NR
6 22 Yugoslavia Branislav Stojanovic, Slaviša Vraneš,
Marko Jankovic, Siniša Peša
6 0.551 s 3:07.41
Croatia Elvis Persic, Nino Habun,
Frano Bakaric, Darko Juricic
7 0.420 s DQ

Round 1- Overall

Round 1
Overall Results
Place Nation Athletes Heat Lane Place Reaction Time Qual. Record
1 Nigeria Nduka Awazie, Clement Chukwu,
Fidelis Gadzama, Enefiok Udo-Obong
5 5 1 0.562 s 3:01.20 Q
2 Poland Filip Walotka, Piotr Długosielski,
Jacek Bocian, Robert Maćkowiak
5 8 2 0.502 s 3:01.30 Q SB
3 Bahamas Timothy Munnings, Troy McIntosh,
Carl Oliver, Chris Brown
5 3 3 0.258 s 3:01.50 q SB
4 Senegal Oumar Loum, Ousmane Niang,
Youssoupha Sarr, Ibou Faye
5 2 4 0.266 s 3:02.67 q SB
5 United States Jerome Young, Angelo Taylor,
Calvin Harrison, Alvin Harrison
3 4 1 0.163 s 3:03.52 Q
6 Jamaica Michael McDonald, Michael Blackwood,
Sanjay Ayre, Danny McFarlane
1 2 1 0.202 s 3:04.85 Q
7 South Africa Alwyn Myburgh, Hendrick Mokganyetsi,
Werner Botha, Arnaud Malherbe
3 7 2 0.223 s 3:04.08 Q SB
8 Australia Casey Vincent, Blair Young,
Michael Hazel, Patrick Dwyer
3 8 3 0.220 s 3:04.13 q SB
9 Botswana California Molefe, Lulu Basinyi,
Johnson Kubisa, Agrippa Matshameko
5 4 5 0.562 s 3:04.19 q NR
10 Great Britain Jared Deacon, Daniel Caines,
Jamie Baulch, Iwan Thomas
1 6 2 0.218 s 3:04.35 Q SB
11 France Emmanuel Front, Marc Foucan,
Pierre-Marie Hilaire, Bruno Wavelet
1 8 3 0.416 s 3:04.45 q SB
12 Japan Shunji Karube, Jun Osakada,
Kenji Tabata, Takahiko Yamamura
4 5 1 0.559 s 3:05.21 Q
13 Russia Dmitriy Bogdanov, Andrey Semyonov,
Ruslan Mashchenko, Dmitriy Golovastov
4 2 2 0.203 s 3:05.37 Q SB
14 Ukraine Aleksandr Kaydash, Roman Voronkov,
Yevgeniy Zyukov, Gennadiy Gorbenko
3 5 4 0.568 s 3:05.41 q SB
15 Zimbabwe Crispen Mutakanyi, Tawanda Chiwira,
Phillip Mukomana, Ken Harnden
4 7 3 0.227 s 3:05.60
16 Switzerland Laurent Clerc, Alain Rohr,
Nicolas Baeriswyl, André Bucher
1 4 4 3:06.01
17 Sri Lanka Manura Lanka Perera, Rohan Pradeep Kumara,
Ranga Wimalawansa, Sugath Tillakeratne
2 7 1 0.203 s 3:06.25 Q
18 Greece Georgios Oikonomidis, Anastasios Gousis,
Stilianos Dimotsios, Periklis Iakovakis
3 6 5 0.259 s 3:06.50
19 Kenya Ezra Sambu, Samson Yego,
Joseph Mwengi Mutua, Julius Chepkwony
2 2 2 0.262 s 3:06.77 Q
20 Spain Eduardo Rodríguez, David Canal,
Iñigo Monreal, Antonio Andrés
1 5 5 0.178 s 3:06.87 SB
21 Ghana Daniel Adomako, Nathaniel Martey,
Abu Duah, Daniel Mensah Kwei
4 6 4 0.582 s 3:07.07
22 Yugoslavia Branislav Stojanovic, Slavisa Vranes,
Marko Jankovic, Siniša Peša
5 6 6 0.551 s 3:07.41
23 Ireland Paul McKee, Tomas Coman,
Caroline Daly, Paul Opperman
2 6 3 0.170 s 3:07.42
24 Trinidad and Tobago Damion Barry, Simon Pierre,
Neil De Silva, Ato Modibo
4 8 5 0.171 s 3:07.51
25 India Lijo David Thottan, Jata Shankar,
Purukottam Ramachandran, Paramjit Singh
2 5 4 0.255 s 3:08.38
26 Hungary Zétény Dombi, Zsolt Szeglet,
Attila Kilvinger, Tibor Bédi
1 7 6 0.354 s 3:08.77
27 Slovakia Radoslav Holúbek, Marcel Lopuchovsky,
Marián Vanderka, Štefan Balošák
4 3 6 0.303 s 3:09.54
28 Saudi Arabia Hamed Hamadan Al-Bishi, Hamdan Obah Al-Bishi,
Mohammed Albeshi, Hadi Soua'an Al-Somaily
3 2 6 0.302 s 3:09.57
29 Slovenia Boštjan Horvat, Joze Vrtačič,
Sergej Salamon, Matija Šestak
1 3 7 0.284 s 3:10.07
30 Thailand Jirachai Linglom, Senee Kongtong,
Chalermpol Noohlong, Narong Nilploy
3 3 7 0.296 s 3:11.65
Algeria Malik-Khaled Louahla, Kamel Talhaoui,
Samir-Adel Louahla, Adem Hecini
2 4 0.497 s DQ
Croatia Elvis Persic, Nino Habun,
Frano Bakaric, Darko Juricic
5 7 0.420 s DQ
Kuwait Musad Al Azimi, Bader Al Fulaij,
Mishal Al Harbi, Fawzi Al Shammari
4 4 0.557 s DQ
Qatar Ibrahim Ismail Muftah, Mubarak Al-Nubi,
Salaheddine Safi Bakar, Ahmed Al-Imam
2 3 0.295 s DQ

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 Jerome Young, Angelo Taylor,
Calvin Harrison, Alvin Harrison
3 0.242 s 2:58.78 Q
2 2 Jamaica Sanjay Ayre, Gregory Haughton,
Danny McFarlane, Michael Blackwood
4 0.551 s 2:58.84 Q SB
3 3 Bahamas Avard Moncur, Troy McIntosh,
Carl Oliver, Chris Brown
1 0.249 s 2:59.02 Q NR
4 4 France Emmanuel Front, Marc Foucan,
Ibrahima Wade, Marc Raquil
8 0.249 s 3:00.64 q SB
5 5 Poland Piotr Rysiukiewicz, Piotr Haczek,
Piotr Długosielski, Robert Maćkowiak
5 0.494 s 3:00.66 q SB
6 7 South Africa Alwyn Myburgh, Hezekiél Sepeng,
Llewellyn Herbert, Arnaud Malherbe
6 0.172 s 3:01.25 SB
7 14 Botswana Califonia Molefe, Lulu Basinyi,
Johnson Kubisa, Glody Dube)
2 0.345 s 3:05.28
Kenya Ezra Sambu, Samson Yego,
Joseph Mwengi Mutua, Julius Chepkwony
7 0.413 s DQ
Heat 2 of 2
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Reaction Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 6 Nigeria Clement Chukwu, Jude Monye,
Enefiok Udo-Obong, Sunday Bada
3 0.297 s 3:01.06 Q
2 8 Great Britain Jared Deacon, Daniel Caines,
Iwan Thomas, Jamie Baulch
5 0.490 s 3:01.35 Q SB
3 9 Australia Casey Vincent, Blair Young,
Patrick Dwyer, Michael Hazel
2 0.198 s 3:01.91 Q SB
4 10 Russia Andrey Semyonov, Dmitriy Bogdanov,
Ruslan Mashchenko, Dmitriy Golovastov
1 0.219 s 3:02.28 SB
5 11 Ukraine Aleksandr Kaydash, Roman Voronkov,
Yevgeniy Zyukov, Gennadiy Gorbenko
8 0.244 s 3:02.68 NR
6 12 Sri Lanka Rohan Pradeep Kumara, Ratna Kumar,
Ranga Wimalawansa, Sugath Tillakeratne
6 0.507 s 3:02.89
7 13 Senegal Oumar Loum, Ousmane Niang,
Youssoupha Sarr, Ibou Faye)
7 0.175 s 3:02.94
8 15 Japan Shunji Karube, Jun Osakada,
Kenji Tabata, Takahiko Yamamura
4 0.520 s 3:13.63
Semi-Finals
Overall Results
Place Nation Athletes Heat Lane Place Reaction Time Qual. Record
1 United States Jerome Young, Angelo Taylor,
Calvin Harrison, Alvin Harrison
1 3 1 0.242 s 2:58.78 Q
2 Jamaica Sanjay Ayre, Gregory Haughton,
Danny McFarlane, Michael Blackwood
1 4 2 0.551 s 2:58.84 Q SB
3 Bahamas Avard Moncur, Troy McIntosh,
Carl Oliver, Chris Brown
1 1 3 0.249 s 2:59.02 Q NR
4 France Emmanuel Front, Marc Foucan,
Ibrahima Wade, Marc Raquil
1 8 4 0.249 s 3:00.64 q SB
5 Poland Piotr Rysiukiewicz, Piotr Haczek,
Piotr Długosielski, Robert Maćkowiak
1 5 5 0.494 s 3:00.66 q SB
6 Nigeria Clement Chukwu, Jude Monye,
Enefiok Udo-Obong, Sunday Bada
2 3 1 0.297 s 3:01.06 Q
7 South Africa Alwyn Myburgh, Hezekiél Sepeng,
Llewellyn Herbert, Arnaud Malherbe
1 6 6 0.172 s 3:01.25 SB
8 Great Britain Jared Deacon, Daniel Caines,
Iwan Thomas, Jamie Baulch
2 5 2 0.490 s 3:01.35 Q SB
9 Australia Casey Vincent, Blair Young,
Patrick Dwyer, Michael Hazel
2 2 3 0.198 s 3:01.91 Q SB
10 Russia Andrey Semyonov, Dmitriy Bogdanov,
Ruslan Mashchenko, Dmitriy Golovastov
2 1 4 0.219 s 3:02.28 SB
11 Ukraine Aleksandr Kaydash, Roman Voronkov,
Yevgeniy Zyukov, Gennadiy Gorbenko
2 8 5 0.244 s 3:02.68 NR
12 Sri Lanka Rohan Pradeep Kumara, Ratna Kumar,
Ranga Wimalawansa, Sugath Tillakeratne
2 6 6 0.507 s 3:02.89
13 Senegal Oumar Loum, Ousmane Niang,
Youssoupha Sarr, Ibou Faye
2 7 7 0.175 s 3:02.94
14 Botswana Califonia Molefe, Lulu Basinyi,
Johnson Kubisa, Glody Dube
1 2 7 0.345 s 3:05.28
15 Japan Shunji Karube, Jun Osakada,
Kenji Tabata, Takahiko Yamamura
2 4 8 0.520 s 3:13.63
Kenya Ezra Sambu, Samson Yego,
Joseph Mwengi Mutua, Julius Chepkwony
1 7 0.413 s DQ

Final[edit]

Final
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Reaction Time Record
1 Nigeria Clement Chukwu, Jude Monye,
Sunday Bada, Enefiok Udo-Obong
4 0.541 s 2:58.68 s AR
2 Jamaica Michael Blackwood, Gregory Haughton,
Christopher Williams, Danny McFarlane
6 0.382 s 2:58.78 SB
3 Bahamas Avard Moncur, Troy McIntosh,
Carl Oliver, Chris Brown
1 0.260 s 2:59.23
4 France Emmanuel Front, Marc Foucan,
Ibrahima Wade, Marc Raquil
2 0.252s 3:01.02 SB
5 Great Britain Jared Deacon, Daniel Caines,
Iwan Thomas, Jamie Baulch
3 0.252 s 3:01.22 SB
6 Poland Piotr Rysiukiewicz, Robert Maćkowiak,
Piotr Długosielski, Piotr Haczek
8 0.203s 3:03.22
7 Australia Brad Jamieson, Blair Young,
Patrick Dwyer, Michael Hazel
7 0.177 s 3:03.91
DQ United States Alvin Harrison, Antonio Pettigrew,
Calvin Harrison, Michael Johnson
5 2:56.35

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