Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

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Men's 4 x 400 metres relay
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 7 (heats and semifinals)
September 8 (final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jack Yerman
Earl Young
Glenn Davis
Otis Davis
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Joachim Reske
Manfred Kinder
Jo Kaiser
Carl Kaufmann
 United Team of Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Malcolm Spence
Jim Wedderburn
Keith Gardner
George Kerr
 British West Indies
← 1956
1964 →
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men women
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
20 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 400 metres relay event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between September 7 and September 8.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest three teams in each of the four heats advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Joachim Reske
Manfred Kinder
Jo Kaiser
Carl Kaufmann
 United Team of Germany 3:10.58
2 Ergas Leps
Joe Mullins
Sig Ohlemann
Terry Tobacco
 Canada 3:10.65
3 Srđan Savić
Ðani Kovač
Miloje Grujić
Viktor Šnajder
 Yugoslavia 3:10.75
4 Pentti Rekola
Börje Strand
Voitto Hellstén
Jussi Rintamäki
 Finland 3:11.90
5 Ovidio de Jesús
José Luis Villalongo
Ramón Vega
German Guenard
 Puerto Rico 3:13.91

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Malcolm Spence
Jim Wedderburn
Keith Gardner
George Kerr
 British West Indies 3:09.28
2 Edward Bożek
Stanisław Swatowski
Bogusław Gierajewski
Jerzy Kowalski
 Poland 3:09.67
3 Giuseppe Bommarito
Mario Fraschini
Nereo Fossati
Renato Panciera
 Italy 3:10.00
4 Marcel Lambrechts
Jos Lambrechts
Lodewijk De Clerck
Roger Moens
 Belgium 3:15.26
5 Roger Bofferding
Felix Heuertz
Norbert Haupert
Ramon Humbert
 Luxembourg 3:21.87

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 René Weber
Ernst Zaugg
Hansruedi Bruder
Christian Wägli
 Switzerland 3:10.79
2 Edward Jefferys
Edgar Davis
Gordon Day
Malcolm Spence
 South Africa 3:16.32
3 Malcolm Yardley
Barry Jackson
John Wrighton
Robbie Brightwell
 Great Britain 3:20.47
- Leonidas Kormalis
Konstantinos Moragiemos
Evangelos Depastas
Vasilios Sillis
 Greece DNF

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jack Yerman
Earl Young
Glenn Davis
Otis Davis
 United States 3:10.58
2 William Quaye
James Addy
Frederick Owusu
John Asare-Antwi
 Ghana 3:10.66
3 Hans-Olof Johansson
Per-Owe Trollsås
Lennart Jonsson
Alf Petersson
 Sweden 3:10.91
4 Zdeněk Váňa
Jaromír Šlégr
Jaroslav Jirásek
Josef Trousil
 Czechoslovakia 3:11.33
5 Konstantin Grachev
Boris Kriunov
Vladimir Polyanichev
Arnold Matsulevich
 Soviet Union 3:12.31

Semifinals[edit]

The fastest three runners in each of the two heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Edward Jefferys
Edgar Davis
Gordon Day
Malcolm Spence
 South Africa 3:06.53
2 Joachim Reske
Manfred Kinder
Jo Kaiser
Carl Kaufmann
 United Team of Germany 3:07.60
3 Malcolm Yardley
Barry Jackson
John Wrighton
Robbie Brightwell
 Great Britain 3:07.67
4 Giuseppe Bommarito
Mario Fraschini
Nereo Fossati
Renato Panciera
 Italy 3:07.83
5 Ergas Leps
Joe Mullins
Sig Ohlemann
Terry Tobacco
 Canada 3:08.37
6 Srđan Savić
Ðani Kovač
Miloje Grujić
Viktor Šnajder
 Yugoslavia 3:10.34

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jack Yerman
Earl Young
Glenn Davis
Otis Davis
 United States 3:08.57
2 Malcolm Spence
Jim Wedderburn
Keith Gardner
George Kerr
 British West Indies 3:09.34
3 René Weber
Ernst Zaugg
Hansruedi Bruder
Christian Wägli
 Switzerland 3:09.77
4 Edward Bożek
Stanisław Swatowski
Bogusław Gierajewski
Jerzy Kowalski
 Poland 3:10.88
5 William Quaye
James Addy
Frederick Owusu
John Asare-Antwi
 Ghana 3:11.03
6 Hans-Olof Johansson
Per-Owe Trollsås
Lennart Jonsson
Alf Petersson
 Sweden 3:11.05

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Jack Yerman
Earl Young
Glenn Davis
Otis Davis
 United States 3:02.37 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Joachim Reske
Manfred Kinder
Jo Kaiser
Carl Kaufmann
 United Team of Germany 3:02.84
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Malcolm Spence
Jim Wedderburn
Keith Gardner
George Kerr
 British West Indies 3:04.13
4 Edward Jefferys
Edgar Davis
Gordon Day
Malcolm Spence
 South Africa 3:05.18
5 Malcolm Yardley
Barry Jackson
John Wrighton
Robbie Brightwell
 Great Britain 3:08.47
6 René Weber
Ernst Zaugg
Hansruedi Bruder
Christian Wägli
 Switzerland 3:09.55

Key: WR = world record; DNF = did not finish

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