Swimming at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships – Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay

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Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay
at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships
Dates September 5, 1973
Winning time 3:27.183 CR
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Soviet Union
Bronze medal    East Germany
  1975»
1973 FINA
World Championships

Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Diving
Individual
3 m men women
10 m men women
Swimming
Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women
Synchronised swimming
Solo women
Duet women
Team women
Water polo

The men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay competition of the swimming events at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships took place on September 5.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing world and championship records were as follows.

World record  United States (USA)
David Edgar (52.69)
John Murphy (52.04)
Jerry Heidenreich (50.78)
Mark Spitz (50.90)
3:26.42 Munich, West Germany 28 August 1972
Championship record N/A N/A N/A N/A

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Nation Athletes Time Record
5 September Heat  France


Michel Rousseau (51.73)
3:35.575 CR
5 September Heat  United States Bill Miller (53.39)
Stan Carper (53.42)
Kurt Krumpholz (52.50)
Rick Klatt (53.13)
3:32.442 CR
5 September Final  United States Melvin Nash (52.65)
Joe Bottom (51.42)
Jim Montgomery (51.17)
John Murphy (51.94)
3:27.183 CR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

14 teams participated in 2 heats.[1]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 2 -  United States Bill Miller (53.39)
Stan Carper (53.42)
Kurt Krumpholz (52.50)
Rick Klatt (53.13)
3:32.442 Q, CR
2 2 -  East Germany


3:33.837 Q
3 2 -  Soviet Union


3:34.700 Q
4 2 -  Brazil


3:35.256 Q
5 1 -  France


Michel Rousseau (51.73)
3:35.575 Q, CR
6 2 -  Italy


3:35.655 Q
7 1 -  West Germany


3:35.882 Q
8 1 -  Australia Michael Wenden (52.61)
Steve Badger (54.98)
Neil Rogers (54.50)
John Kulasalu (54.47)
3:36.566 Q, NR[2]
9 1 -  Canada


3:36.915
10 2 -  Spain


3:37.686
11 2 -  Romania


3:39.171
12 1 -  Yugoslavia


3:42.949
13 1 -  Puerto Rico


3:48.080
14 1 -  Sweden


99.99 DSQ

Final[edit]

The results of the final are below.[3][4]

Rank Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 4  United States Melvin Nash (52.65)
Joe Bottom (51.42)
Jim Montgomery (51.17)
John Murphy (51.94)
3:27.183 CR
2 3  Soviet Union Igor Grivennikov (53.36)
Viktor Aboimov (52.97)
Vladimir Krivtsov (52.68)
Vladimir Bure (52.35)
3:31.367
3 5  East Germany Roland Matthes (53.86)
Roger Pyttel (52.37)
Peter Bruch (52.84)
Hartmut Flöckner (52.96)
3:32.031
4 1  West Germany Klaus Steinbach (52.67)
Peter Nocke (53.13)
Gerhard Schiller (53.43)
P. Labudde (54.10)
3:33.336
5 6  Brazil Ruy de Oliveira (53.77)
José Namorado (53.30)
Jim Adams (53.69)
José Aranha (52.63)
3:33.392
6 8  Australia Michael Wenden (52.83)
Steve Badger (54.29)
Neil Rogers (54.16)
John Kulasalu (53.99)
3:35.274
7 7  Italy Roberto Pangaro (54.06)
Alberto Castagnetti (55.53)
Paolo Barelli (53.63)
Marcello Guarducci (53.62)
3:36.842
8 2  France Patrick Juge (55.96)
Pierre-Yves Copin (54.79)
André Foucart (56.20)
Alain Hermitte (54.31)
3:41.267

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sporting Details". The Sydney Morning Herald (John Fairfax Holdings). September 6, 1973. p. 21. 
  2. ^ "Swim team 'baby' lifts Aust hopes". The Sydney Morning Herald (John Fairfax Holdings). AAP-Reuters. September 6, 1973. p. 19. 
  3. ^ Krastev, Todor. "Men 4x100m Freestyle Relay Swimming World Championship 1973 Belgrade (YUG)". todor66.com. Retrieved 24 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "For the Record". Swimming World and Junior Swimmer (North Hollywood, California) 14 (10): 73. October 1973.