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)
Competitors  from 22 nations
Teams 22
Winning time 40.1
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Dean Smith
Harrison Dillard
Lindy Remigino
Andy Stanfield
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Boris Tokarev
Levan Kalyayev
Levan Sanadze
Vladimir Sukharev
 Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) László Zarándi
Géza Varasdi
György Csányi
Béla Goldoványi
 Hungary
← 1948
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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.[1]

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

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

Video on YouTube amateur film of Heat 1

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  Ghana 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, Adul Wanasatith 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 Arogundade, 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1952 Helsinki Summer Games: Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 12 August 2017.