Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Men's 4 x 100 metres relay
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
Dates July 26 (heats)
July 27 (semifinals, final)
Teams 22
Winning time 40.1
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Soviet Union
Bronze medal    Hungary
«1948 1956»
Athletics at the
1952 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 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
Decathlon men

The men's 4 x 100 metres relay event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place on July 26 & July 27. The United States team won the final.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The first round was held on July 26. The three fastest teams from each heat qualified to the semifinals.

Heat 1

Rank Nation Competitors Time Notes
1 United States Harrison Dillard, Lindy Remigino, Dean Smith, Andy Stanfield 40.3
2 France Étienne Bally, René Bonino, Yves Camus, Alain Porthault 40.8
3 Poland Zygmunt Buhl, Emil Kiszka, Zdobysław Stawczyk, Dominik Sucheński 41.8
4 Finland Issi Baran, Voitto Hellstén, Pauli Tavisalo, Adolf Turakainen 42.0
5 Canada Gordon Crosby, Robert Hutchinson, Don McFarlane, Walter Sutton 42.6
6 Portugal Fernando Casimiro, Eugénio Eleuterio, Rui Maia, Tomás Paquete 42.8
7 Egypt Fawzi Chaaban, Youssef Ali Omar, Emad El-Din Shafei, Fouad Yazgi 42.9

Heat 2

Rank Nation Competitors Time Notes
1 Great Britain McDonald Bailey, Jack Gregory, William Jack, Brian Shenton 41.2
2 Italy Franco Leccese, Antonio Siddi, Giorgio Sobrero, Carlo Vittori 41.5
3 Cuba Samuel Anderson, Rafael Fortún, Angel García, Evelio Planas 41.9
4 Gold Coast George Acquaah, Gabriel Lareya, Augustus Lawson, John Owusu 42.1
5 Australia Edwin Carr, Jr., Morris Curotta, Ken Doubleday, Ray Weinberg 42.3
6 Thailand Pongamat Amatayakul, Boonterm Pakpuang, Aroon Sakosik, Adulya Vanastit 44.5

Heat 3

Rank Nation Competitors Time Notes
1 Hungary György Csányi, Béla Goldoványi, Géza Varasdi, László Zarándi 41.0
2 Czechoslovakia František Brož, Jiří David, Miroslav Horčic, Zdeněk Pospíšil 41.5
3 Argentina Mariano Acosta, Enrique Beckles, Gerardo Bönnhoff, Romeo Galán 41.5
4 Germany Franz Happernagel, Josef Heinen, Peter Kraus, Werner Zandt 41.5
5 Switzerland Willy Eichenberger, Ernst Mühlethaler, Willy Schneider, Hans Wehrli 41.6

Heat 4

Rank Nation Competitors Time Notes
1 Soviet Union Levan Kalyayev, Levan Sanadze, Vladimir Sukharev, Boris Tokarev 41.3
2 Nigeria Muslim Arongudade, Titus Erinle, Karim Olowu, Rafiu Oluwa 42.4
3 Pakistan Muhammad Aslam, Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Shariff Butt, Muhammad Fazil 42.8
4 Iceland Ásmundur Bjarnason, Hörður Haraldsson, Pétur Sigurðsson, Ingi Þorsteinsson DSQ

Semifinals[edit]

The semifinals were held on July 27. The three fastest teams from each heat advanced to the final

Heat 1

Rank Country Time Notes
1 United States 40.4
2 Soviet Union 40.7
3 Great Britain 41.0
4 Argentina 41.4
5 Poland 41.8
6 Pakistan 42.0

Heat 2

Rank Country Time Notes
1 Hungary 40.9
2 France 40.9
3 Czechoslovakia 41.3
4 Cuba 41.5
5 Nigeria 41.9

Final[edit]

Rank Country Time (hand) Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) United States 40.1
2nd, silver medalist(s) Soviet Union 40.3
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Hungary 40.5
4 Great Britain 40.6
5 France 40.9
6 Czechoslovakia 41.2

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