2010 European Athletics Championships – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Events at the
2010 European
Athletics Championships

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200 m men women
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800 m men women
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100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men women
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
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Discus throw men women
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Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2010 European Athletics Championships was held at the Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys on 31 July and 1 August.

Shortly after heat 2, it seemed that three teams (France, Poland and Switzerland) would qualify from heat 1, and five teams (Germany, Italy, Portugal, Russia and Spain) from heat 2, including Italy that finished second. However, it was announced that Italian team was disqualified, and subsequently Finnish team qualified from heat 1 to final. Later on, Italy made successful protest against Russia, so that Russia was disqualified and Italy proceeded to final.

Medalists[edit]

The French team won, with both Lemaitre and Mbandjock taking their third medal of the championships
Gold France Christophe Lemaitre, Jimmy Vicaut, Pierre-Alexis Pessonneaux, Martial Mbandjock
France (FRA)
Silver Italy Roberto Donati, Simone Collio, Emanuele di Gregorio, Maurizio Checcucci
Italy (ITA)
Bronze Germany Tobias Unger, Marius Broening, Alexander Kosenkow, Martin Keller
Germany (GER)

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 2010 European Athletics Championships
World record  Jamaica
Nesta Carter, Michael Frater
Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell
37.10 Beijing, China 22 August 2008
European record  United Kingdom
Jason Gardener, Darren Campbell
Marlon Devonish, Dwain Chambers
37.73 Seville, Spain 29 August 1999
Championship record  France
Max Moriniere, Daniel Sangouma
Jean-Charles Trouabal, Bruno Marie-Rose
37.79 Split, Yugoslavia 1 September 1990
World Leading  Jamaica
Mario Forsythe, Yohan Blake
Marvin Anderson, Usain Bolt
37.90 Philadelphia, PA, United States 24 April 2010
European Leading  France
Ronald Pognon, Christophe Lemaitre
Yannick Lesourd, Martial Mbandjock
38.50 Rome, Italy 10 June 2010
Broken records during the 2010 European Athletics Championships
European Leading  France
Jimmy Vicaut, Christophe Lemaitre
Pierre-Alexis Pessonneaux, Martial Mbandjock
38.11 Barcelona, Spain 1 August 2010

Schedule[edit]

The French and Italian teams remained close throughout the race.
Date Time Round
31 July 2010 10:15 Round 1
1 August 2010 19:35 Final

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

First 3 in each heat (Q) and 2 best performers (q) advance to the Final.

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Lane Nation Athletes React Time Notes
1 3  France Imaad Hallay, Jimmy Vicaut, Pierre-Alexis Pessonneaux, Martial Mbandjock 0.168 39.12 Q
2 4  Poland Dariusz Kuć, Paweł Stempel, Robert Kubaczyk, Kamil Kryński 0.173 39.20 Q
3 7   Switzerland Pascal Mancini, Aron Beyene, Reto Schenkel, Marc Schneeberger 0.172 39.22 Q
4 6  Finland Hannu Ali-Huokuna, Joni Rautanen, Jonathan Åstrand, Hannu Hämäläinen 0.143 39.40 q
5 5  Great Britain Leon Baptiste, Craig Pickering, Marlon Devonish, Mark Lewis-Francis 0.180 39.49
6 8  Norway Philip Bjørnå Berntsen, Tormod Hjortnæs Larsen, Christian Settemsli Mogstad, Jaysuma Saidy Ndure 0.162 40.04
7 2  Turkey Mustafa Delioglu, Sezayi Ozkaya, Hakan Karacaoglu, Izzet Safer 0.254 40.23

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Lane Nation Athletes React Time Notes
1 6  Germany Tobias Unger, Marius Broening, Alexander Kosenkow, Martin Keller 0.174 38.75 Q
2 3  Italy Roberto Donati, Simone Collio, Emanuele di Gregorio, Maurizio Checcucci 0.199 38.82 Q
3 4  Portugal Ricardo Monteiro, Francis Obikwelu, Arnaldo Abrantes, Yazaldes Nascimento 0.201 39.09 Q
4 7  Spain Alain López, Ángel David Rodríguez, Orkatz Beitia, Rubén Pros 0.230 39.30 q
- 2  Russia Mikhail Idrisov, Ivan Teplykh, Roman Smirnov, Vyacheslav Kolesnichenko 0.173 - DSQ
- 5  Slovenia Jan Žumer, Matic Osovnikar, Boštjan Fridrih, Gregor Kokalovič 0.165 - DSQ

Summary[edit]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Athletes React Time Notes
1 2 6  Germany Tobias Unger, Marius Broening, Alexander Kosenkow, Martin Keller 0.174 38.75 Q
2 2 3  Italy Roberto Donati, Simone Collio, Emanuele di Gregorio, Maurizio Checcucci 0.199 38.82 Q
3 2 4  Portugal Ricardo Monteiro, Francis Obikwelu, Arnaldo Abrantes, Yazaldes Nascimento 0.201 39.09 Q
4 1 3  France Imaad Hallay, Jimmy Vicaut, Pierre-Alexis Pessonneaux, Martial Mbandjock 0.168 39.12 Q
5 1 4  Poland Dariusz Kuć, Paweł Stempel, Robert Kubaczyk, Kamil Kryński 0.173 39.20 Q
6 1 7   Switzerland Pascal Mancini, Aron Beyene, Reto Schenkel, Marc Schneeberger 0.172 39.22 Q
7 2 7  Spain Alain López, Ángel David Rodríguez, Orkatz Beitia, Rubén Pros 0.230 39.30 q
8 1 6  Finland Hannu Ali-Huokuna, Joni Rautanen, Jonathan Åstrand, Hannu Hämäläinen 0.143 39.40 q
9 1 5  Great Britain Leon Baptiste, Craig Pickering, Marlon Devonish, Mark Lewis-Francis 0.180 39.49
10 1 8  Norway Philip Bjørnå Berntsen, Tormod Hjortnæs Larsen, Christian Settemsli Mogstad, Jaysuma Saidy Ndure 0.162 40.04
11 1 2  Turkey Mustafa Delioglu, Sezayi Ozkaya, Hakan Karacaoglu, Izzet Safer 0.254 40.23
2 2  Russia Mikhail Idrisov, Ivan Teplykh, Roman Smirnov, Vyacheslav Kolesnichenko 0.173 DSQ
2 5  Slovenia Jan Žumer, Matic Osovnikar, Boštjan Fridrih, Gregor Kokalovič 0.165 DSQ

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Nationality Athlete React Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 3  France Jimmy Vicaut, Christophe Lemaitre, Pierre-Alexis Pessonneaux, Martial Mbandjock 0.275 38.11 EL
2nd, silver medalist(s) 7  Italy Roberto Donati, Simone Collio, Emanuele di Gregorio, Maurizio Checcucci 0.241 38.17 NR
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5  Germany Tobias Unger, Marius Broening, Alexander Kosenkow, Martin Keller 0.184 38.44
4 8   Switzerland Pascal Mancini, Aron Beyene, Reto Schenkel, Marc Schneeberger 0.162 38.69 NR
5 4  Poland Dariusz Kuć, Paweł Stempel, Robert Kubaczyk, Kamil Kryński 0.189 38.83
6 6  Portugal Ricardo Monteiro, Francis Obikwelu, Arnaldo Abrantes, João Ferreira 0.218 38.88 NR
7 1  Finland Hannu Ali-Huokuna, Joni Rautanen, Jonathan Åstrand, Hannu Hämäläinen 0.149 39.29 NR
2  Spain Alain López, Ángel David Rodríguez, Orkatz Beitia, Rubén Pros 0.149 DNF

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