1987 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

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Events at the
1987 World Championships
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
10 km walk women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The 4 x 400 metres relay at the 1987 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Stadio Olimpico on September 5 and September 6.

Medals[edit]

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
 United States
Danny Everett
Roddie Haley
Antonio McKay
Harry Reynolds
Michael Franks*
Raymond Pierre*
 Great Britain
Derek Redmond
Kriss Akabusi
Roger Black
Philip Brown
Todd Bennett*
Mark Thomas*
 Cuba
Leandro Peñalver
Agustin Pavó
Lázaro Martínez
Roberto Hernández

Note: * Indicates athletes who ran in preliminary rounds.

Records[edit]

Existing records at the start of the event.

World Record  United States (USA) 2:56.16 Mexico City, Mexico October 20, 1968
Championship Record  Soviet Union (URS) 3:00.79 Helsinki, Finland August 14, 1983

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

All times shown are in seconds.

WR world record | AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

DNF = did not finish | DNS = did not start | DQ = disqualification | NM = no mark (i.e. no valid result) | Q = qualification by place in heat | q = qualification by overall place

Heat 1[edit]

  1.  United States (Danny Everett, Michael Franks, Raymond Pierre, Antonio McKay) 3:03.00 Q
  2.  East Germany (Mathias Schersing, Michael Schimmer, Jens Carlowitz, Thomas Schönlebe) 3:03.57 Q
  3.  Yugoslavia (Branislav Karaulić, Slobodan Popović, Slobodan Branković, Ismail Mačev) 3:03.89 Q
  4.  Nigeria (Moses Ugbisie, Joseph Falaye, Henry Amike, Innocent Egbunike) 3:03.90 Q
  5.  Canada (Andre Smith, Courtney Brown, John Graham, Anton Skerritt) 3:04.08 q
  6.  Spain (Cayetano Cornet, Antonio Sánchez, José Alonso, Angel Heras) 3:05.02 q
  7.  Ivory Coast (Akissi Kpidi, Zongo Kuyo, Djedjemel Anatole, René Mélédjé) 3:05.34
  8.  Ireland (Kieran Finn, Gerry Delaney, John Barry, Peter Sinclair) 3:07.18

Heat 2[edit]

  1.  Kenya (Joseph Sainah, Elijah Bitok, Tito Sawe, John Anzrah) 3:02.32 Q
  2.  Cuba (Leandro Peñalver, Agustin Pavó, Lázaro Martínez, Roberto Hernández) 3:02.62 Q
  3.  Soviet Union (Arkadiy Kornilov, Yevgeniy Lomtyev, Vladimir Prosin, Aleksandr Kurochkin) 3:02.79 Q
  4.  Jamaica (Mark Senior, Devon Morris, Winthrop Graham, Bert Cameron) 3:05.11 Q
  5.  Czechoslovakia (Jindrich Roun, Stanislav Navesnak, Jozef Kucej, Lubos Balosak) 3:05.44
  6.  Brazil (Washington Rodrigues, Sérgio Menezes, Gerson A. Souza, José Luíz Barbosa) 3:05.64

Heat 3[edit]

  1.  Great Britain (Mark Thomas, Kriss Akabusi, Todd Bennett, Philip Brown) 3:03.75 Q
  2.  Japan (Koichi Konakatomi, Kenji Yamauchi, Hiromi Kawasumi, Susumu Takano) 3:03.86 Q
  3.  West Germany (Peter Schwelm, Mark Henrich, Klaus Just, Edgar Itt) 3:03.87 Q
  4.  Australia (Robert Stone, Gary Minihan, Peter Stubbs, Darren Clark) 3:04.22 Q
  5.  Italy (Marcello Pantone, Vito Petrella, Andrea Montanari, Roberto Ribaud) 3:04.64 q
  6.  France (Aldo Canti, Jean-Jacques Boussemart, Patrick Barré, Yann Quentrec) 3:04.64 q
  7.  Chinese Taipei (Kuang-Liang Lin, Ruo-Ta Hsu, Shiun-Long Lee, Tsai-Tien Lin) 3:11.45

Semi-finals[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

  1.  Cuba (Leandro Peñalver, Agustin Pavó, Lázaro Martínez, Roberto Hernández) 3:00.99 Q
  2.  Great Britain (Mark Thomas, Kriss Akabusi, Todd Bennett, Philip Brown) 3:01.47 Q
  3.  Soviet Union (Arkadiy Kornilov, Yevgeniy Lomtyev, Vladimir Prosin, Aleksandr Kurochkin) 3:01.61 Q
  4.  Nigeria (Moses Ugbisie, Joseph Falaye, Henry Amike, Innocent Egbunike) 3:01.92 Q
  5.  Canada (Andre Smith, Courtney Brown, John Graham, Anton Skerritt) 3:02.90
  6.  France (Aldo Canti, Jean-Jacques Boussemart, Patrick Barré, Yann Quentrec) 3:03.41
  7.  Japan (Koichi Konakatomi, Kenji Yamauchi, Hiromi Kawasumi, Susumu Takano) 3:04.86
  8.  Spain (Cayetano Cornet, Antonio Sánchez, José Alonso, Angel Heras) 3:06.41

Heat 2[edit]

  1.  United States (Danny Everett, Michael Franks, Raymond Pierre, Antonio McKay) 2:59.06 (CR) Q
  2.  Kenya (Joseph Sainah, Elijah Bitok, David Kitur, John Anzrah) 3:00.73 Q
  3.  Jamaica (Mark Senior, Devon Morris, Winthrop Graham, Bert Cameron) 3:01.08 (NR) Q
  4.  West Germany (Peter Schwelm, Edgar Itt, Klaus Just, Mark Henrich) 3:01.18 Q
  5.  Yugoslavia (Branislav Karaulić, Slobodan Popović, Slobodan Branković, Ismail Mačev) 3:03.30 (NR)
  6.  Italy (Marcello Pantone, Vito Petrella, Tiziano Gemelli, Roberto Ribaud) 3:03.91
  7.  Australia (Robert Stone, Gary Minihan, Peter Stubbs, Darren Clark) 3:04.59

 East Germany (Jens Carlowitz, Frank Möller, Mathias Schersing, Thomas Schönlebe) DNF

Final[edit]

  1.  United States (Danny Everett, Roddie Haley, Antonio McKay, Harry Reynolds) 2:57.29 (CR)
  2.  Great Britain (Derek Redmond, Kriss Akabusi, Roger Black, Philip Brown) 2:58.86 (AR)
  3.  Cuba (Leandro Peñalver, Agustin Pavó, Lázaro Martínez, Roberto Hernández) 2:59.16 (NR)
  4.  West Germany (Norbert Dobeleit, Mark Henrich, Edgar Itt, Harald Schmid) 2:59.96 (NR)
  5.  Kenya (Joseph Sainah, John Anzrah, Elijah Bitok, David Kitur) 3:01.67
  6.  Jamaica (Mark Senior, Devon Morris, Winthrop Graham, Bert Cameron) 3:04.53

 Soviet Union (Yevgeniy Lomtyev, Vladimir Prosin, Aleksandr Kurochkin, Vladimir Krylov) DNF
 Nigeria (Moses Ugbisie, Joseph Falaye, Henry Amike, Innocent Egbunike) DNS

References[edit]