2014 European Athletics Championships – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

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The men's 4 x 400 metres relay at the 2014 European Athletics Championships will take place at the Letzigrund on 16 and 17 August.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Conrad Williams, Matthew Hudson-Smith,
Michael Bingham, Martyn Rooney,
Nigel Levine, Rabah Yousif
 Great Britain
Silver Rafał Omelko, Kacper Kozłowski,
Łukasz Krawczuk, Jakub Krzewina,
Andrzej Jaros, Michał Pietrzak
 Poland
Bronze Mame-Ibra Anne, Teddy Venel, Mamoudou Hanne, Thomas Jordier
 France

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 2014 European Athletics Championships
World record  United States
Andrew Valmon, Quincy Watts
Butch Reynolds, Michael Johnson
2:54.29 Stuttgart, Germany 22 August 1993
European record  Great Britain
Iwan Thomas, Jamie Baulch
Mark Richardson, Roger Black
2:56.60 Atlanta, United States 3 August 1996
Championship record  Great Britain
Paul Sanders, Kriss Akabusi
John Regis, Roger Black
2:58.22 Split, Yugoslavia 1 September 1990
World Leading  United States
David Verburg, Tony McQuay
Christian Taylor, LaShawn Merritt
2:57.25 Nassau, Bahamas 25 May 2014
European Leading  Great Britain
Michael Bingham, Conrad Williams
Nigel Levine, Martyn Rooney
3:00.32 Nassau, Bahamas 25 May 2014
Broken records during the 2014 European Athletics Championships
European Leading  Great Britain
Conrad Williams, Matthew Hudson-Smith
Michael Bingham, Martyn Rooney
2:58.79 Zürich, Switzerland 17 August 2014

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
16 August 2014 16:48 Round 1
17 August 2014 15:42 Final

All times are local times (UTC+2)

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 1  Great Britain Nigel Levine, Michael Bingham, Rabah Yousif, Martyn Rooney 3:00.65 Q
2 1 5  France Mame-Ibra Anne, Teddy Venel, Mamoudou Hanne, Thomas Jordier 3:00.80 Q, SB
3 1 3  Germany Thomas Schneider, Miguel Rigau, David Gollnow, Jonas Plass 3:02.41 Q, SB
DQ 2 4  Russia Nikita Uglov, Pavel Ivashko, Pavel Trenikhin, Vladimir Krasnov 3:03.19 Q
5 2 5  Poland Michał Pietrzak, Kacper Kozłowski, Andrzej Jaros, Rafał Omelko 3:03.52 Q, SB
6 2 2  Ireland Brian Gregan, Brian Murphy, Richard Morrissey, Thomas Barr 3:03.57 Q, NR
7 2 7  Belgium Julien Watrin, Antoine Gillet, Michaël Bultheel, Kevin Borlée 3:03.83 q
8 1 4  Czech Republic Jan Tesař, Daniel Němeček, Michal Desenský, Patrik Šorm 3:04.07 q, SB
9 2 8  Spain Pau Fradera, Samuel García, Lucas Bua, Mark Ujakpor 3:04.68 SB
10 1 2  Italy Davide Re, Michele Tricca, Lorenzo Valentini, Matteo Galvan 3:04.74 SB
11 1 7  Netherlands Bjorn Blauwhof, Terrence Agard, Obed Martis, Liemarvin Bonevacia 3:05.93 [1]
12 2 3  Turkey Batuhan Altıntaş, Halit Kiliç, İlham Tanui Özbilen, Yavuz Can 3:07.68
13 1 8  Denmark Festus Asante, Andreas Bube, Nick Ekelund-Arenander, Nicklas Hyde 3:08.12
14 2 6   Switzerland Silvan Lutz, Daniele Angelella, Philipp Weissenberger, Johannes Wagner 3:08.63 SB
15 2 1  Croatia Staša Vrhovec, Mateo Kovačić, Yann Eloi Senjarić, Mateo Ružić 3:12.73
1 6  Ukraine Vitaliy Butrym, Yevhen Hutsol, Danylo Danylenko, Volodymyr Burakov DSQ R 163.2[2]

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 5  Great Britain Conrad Williams, Matthew Hudson-Smith, Michael Bingham, Martyn Rooney 2:58.79 EL
DQ 3  Russia Maksim Dyldin, Pavel Ivashko, Nikita Uglov, Vladimir Krasnov DQ (2:59.38) NR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4  Poland Rafał Omelko, Kacper Kozłowski, Łukasz Krawczuk, Jakub Krzewina 2:59.85 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6  France Mame-Ibra Anne, Teddy Venel, Mamoudou Hanne, Thomas Jordier 2:59.89 SB
4 8  Ireland Brian Gregan, Mark English, Richard Morrissey, Thomas Barr 3:01.67 NR
5 7  Germany Kamghe Gaba, Miguel Rigau, Jonas Plass, Thomas Schneider 3:01.70 SB
6 2  Belgium Julien Watrin, Kevin Borlée, Michaël Bultheel, Stef Vanhaeren 3:02.60 SB
7 1  Czech Republic Jan Tesař, Daniel Němeček, Michal Desenský, Patrik Šorm 3:04.56

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Netherlands originally finished fifth in their heat with 3:04.72, however, because they were obstructed on the first changeover by the Ukrainian team and consequently dropped the baton, they lodged an appeal. They were allowed a re-run on the same day where they would have to run better than the last team qualified by time, but with 3:05.93 they failed to do so.[1] Archived 2015-09-28 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Jostling, obstruction