2012 European Athletics Championships – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Events at the
2012 European
Athletics 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
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
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
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2012 European Athletics Championships was held at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium on 30 June and 1 July.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Brian Mariano, Churandy Martina
Giovanni Codrington, Patrick van Luijk
 Netherlands
Silver Julian Reus, Tobias Unger
Alexander Kosenkow, Lucas Jakubczyk
 Germany
Bronze Ronald Pognon, Christophe Lemaitre
Pierre-Alexis Pessonneaux, Emmanuel Biron
 France

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 2012 European Athletics Championships
World record  Jamaica
Nesta Carter, Michael Frater
Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt
37.04 Daegu, South Korea 4 September 2011
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 Racers Track Club
Mario Forsythe, Yohan Blake
Kimmari Roach, Usain Bolt
37.80 Kingston, Jamaica 14 April 2012
European Leading  Germany
Tobias Unger, Martin Keller
Alexander Kosenkow, Alex-Platini Menga
38.41 Weinheim, Germany 26 May 2012
Broken records during the 2012 European Athletics Championships
European Leading  Netherlands
Brian Mariano, Churandy Martina
Giovanni Codrington, Patrick van Luijk
38.34 Helsinki, Finland 1 July 2012

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
30 June 2012 11:20 Round 1
1 July 2012 18:25 Final

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

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

Rank Heat Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 1 5  Great Britain Christian Malcolm, Dwain Chambers, James Ellington, Mark Lewis-Francis 38.98 Q
2 2 6  France Emmanuel Biron, Christophe Lemaitre, Pierre-Alexis Pessonneaux, Jimmy Vicaut 39.01 Q, SB
3 2 7  Germany Lucas Jakubczyk, Tobias Unger, Alexander Kosenkow, Martin Keller 39.04 Q
4 1 1  Russia Mikhail Idrisov, Konstantin Petryashov, Vyacheslav Kolesnichenko, Pavel Karavaev 39.08 Q, SB
5 1 8  Netherlands Brian Mariano, Churandy Martina, Jerrel Feller, Giovanni Codrington 39.34 Q
6 2 2   Switzerland Alex Wilson, Reto Schenkel, Steven Gugerli, Marc Schneeberger 39.41 Q
7 2 4  Czech Republic Jan Veleba, Rostislav Šulc, Vojtěch Šulc, Lukás Štastný 39.52 q
8 1 7  Portugal Ricardo Monteiro, Dany Gonçalves, Arnaldo Abrantes, Yazaldes Nascimento 39.66 q, SB
9 2 5  Spain Eduard Viles, Bruno Hortelano, Alberto Gavaldá, Diego Alonso 39.81
10 1 6  Finland Eetu Rantala, Visa Hongisto, Jonathan Åstrand, Ville Myllymäki 39.85
11 1 4  Sweden David Sennung, Benjamin Olsson, Tom Kling-Baptiste, Stefan Tärnhuvud 39.87
12 1 2  Latvia Ņikita Paņkins, Jānis Leitis, Sandis Sabâjevs, Jānis Mezītis 40.46
13 2 8  Lithuania Egidijus Dilys, Žilvinas Adomavičius, Martas Skrabulis, Aivaras Pranckevičius 40.68
14 2 3  Turkey Birol Yildirim, Furkan Şen, Aykut Ay, Yiğitcan Hekimoglu 41.42
15 2 1  Italy Fabio Cerutti, Simone Collio, Emanuele Di Gregorio, Jacques Riparelli DNF
15 1 3  Poland Jakub Adamski, Dariusz Kuć, Robert Kubaczyk, Kamil Kryński DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 8  Netherlands Brian Mariano, Churandy Martina, Giovanni Codrington, Patrick van Luijk 38.34 EL, NR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 3  Germany Julian Reus, Tobias Unger, Alexander Kosenkow, Lucas Jakubczyk 38.44
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 5  France Ronald Pognon, Christophe Lemaitre, Pierre-Alexis Pessonneaux, Emmanuel Biron 38.46
4 6  Russia Mikhail Idrisov, Konstantin Petryashov, Vyacheslav Kolesnichenko, Pavel Karavaev 38.67
5 7   Switzerland Alex Wilson, Marc Schneeberger, Reto Schenkel, Rolf Fongué 38.83
6 1  Portugal Ricardo Monteiro, Dany Gonçalves, Diogo Antunes, Yazaldes Nascimento 39.96
2  Czech Republic Jan Veleba, Rostislav Šulc, Vojtěch Šulc, Lukás Štastný DNF
4  Great Britain Christian Malcolm, Dwain Chambers, James Ellington, Mark Lewis-Francis DNF

References[edit]