Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay
|Swimming at the
1960 Summer Olympics
The men's 4×100 metre medley relay event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place on August 27 (qualification) and September 1 (final). This swimming event uses medley swimming as a relay. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, each of the four swimmers completed two lengths of the pool, each using a different stroke. The first on each team used the backstroke, the second used the breaststroke, the third used the butterfly hump stroke, and the final swimmer used freestyle (restricted to not allow any of the first three strokes to be used, though nearly all swimmers use front crawl regardless).
The first swimmer must touch the wall before the next can leave the starting block, and so forth; timing of the starts is thus important.
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Three heats were held; the fastest eight teams advanced to the Finals. The teams that advanced are highlighted.
- 1960 Summer Olympics results: Men's 4 x 100 metre medley relay, from http://www.sports-reference.com/; retrieved 2009-11-05.