Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Men's 4 × 100 metres relay
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 9 September & 10 September
Competitors  from 27 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Larry Black, Robert Taylor, Gerald Tinker, Eddie Hart  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Aleksandr Kornelyuk, Vladimir Lovetskiy, Juris Silovs, Valeriy Borzov  Soviet Union
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jobst Hirscht, Karlheinz Klotz, Gerhard Wucherer, Klaus Ehl  West Germany
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Athletics at the
1972 Summer Olympics
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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
10,000 m men
100 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 women
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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's 4 × 100 metres relay was held on 9 September and 10 September 1972.

Heats[edit]

The top four teams in each of the four heats advanced to the semifinal round. Heat one

Rank Names Nationality Time
1 Aleksandr Kornelyuk, Vladimir Lovetskiy, Juris Silovs, Valeriy Borzov  Soviet Union 39.15
2 Jobst Hirscht, Karlheinz Klotz, Gerhard Wucherer, Klaus Ehl  West Germany 39.17
3 Manfred Kokot, Bernd Borth, Hans-Jürgen Bombach, Siegfried Schenke  East Germany 39.17
4 Georg Regner, Axel Nepraunik, Gert Nöster, Helmut Lang  Austria 40.49
5 Luis Alers, Guillermo González, Pedro Ferrer, Jorge Vizcarrondo  Puerto Rico 41.34
6 Mohamed Jaman Al-Dosari, Mansour Al-Juaid, Bilal Said Al-Azma, Said Khalil Al-Dosari  Saudi Arabia 43.35
- Muhammad Younis, Norman Brinkworth, Muhammad Siddiq, Nusrat Iqbal Sahi  Pakistan DNS
- Abdulazeez Abdulkareem, Malik Murdhi, Mohamed Mubarak, Younis Abdallah Rabee  Kuwait DNS

Heat two

Rank Names Nationality Time
1 Patrick Bourbeillon, Jean-Pierre Grès, Gérard Fenouil, René Metz  France 39.01
2 Jaroslav Matoušek, Juraj Demeč, Jiří Kynos, Luděk Bohman  Czechoslovakia 39.31
3 Rex Bazunu, James Olakunle, Benedict Majekodunmi, Kola Abdulai  Nigeria 39.66
4 Humberto Galea, Félix Mata, Alberto Marchán, Jesús Rico  Venezuela 39.74
5 Kouakou Komenan, Amadou Meïté, Kouami N’Dri, Gaoussou Koné  Côte d'Ivoire 39.81
6 Jean-Louis Ravelomanantsoa, Alfred Rabenja, André Ralainasolo, Henri Rafaralahy  Madagascar 40.58
7 Lee Chung-Ping, Su Wen-Ho, Chen Chin-Long, Chen Ming-Chi  Republic of China 41.78
- Andrew Sartee, Thomas O’Brien Howe, Dominic Saidu, Thomas Nma  Liberia DNS

Heat three

Rank Names Nationality Time
1 Stanisław Wagner, Tadeusz Cuch, Jerzy Czerbniak, Zenon Nowosz  Poland 39.11
2 Ohene Karikari, James Addy, Sandy Osei-Agyemang, George Daniels  Ghana 39.46
3 Antti Rajamäki, Raimo Vilén, Erik Gustafsson, Markku Juhola  Finland 39.54
4 José Triana, Juan Morales, Hermes Ramírez, Pablo Montes  Cuba 39.65
5 Malang Mané, Christian Dorosario, Momar N’Dao, Barka Sy  Senegal 40.95
6 Somsakdi Boontud, Surapong Ariyamongkol, Panus Ariyamongkol, Anat Ratanapol  Thailand 41.04
- Michael Fray, Donald Quarrie, Lennox Miller, Horace Levy  Jamaica DNS
- Ainsely Armstrong, Rudolph Reid, Bertram Lovell, Hasely Crawford  Trinidad and Tobago DNS

Heat four

Rank Names Nationality Time
1 Larry Black, Robert Taylor, Gerald Tinker, Eddie Hart  United States 38.96
2 Vincenzo Guerini, Ennio Preatoni, Luigi Benedetti, Pietro Mennea  Italy 39.29
3 Berwyn Price, Don Halliday, Dave Dear, Brian Green  Great Britain 39.63
4 Antoine Kiakouama, Louis Nkanza, Jean-Pierre Bassegela, Théophile Nkounkou  Congo 39.86
5 Danny Smith, Harry Lockhart, Walter Callander, Mike Sands  Bahamas 40.48
6 Obedi Mwanga, Norman Chihota, Claver Kamanya, Hamad Ndee  Tanzania 41.07
- Sisaye Feleke, Solomon Belaye, Kebede Bedasso, Egzi-Gebre-Gebre  Ethiopia DNF
- José Luis Sánchez, Manuel Carballo, Francisco García, Luis Sarría  Spain DNF

Semifinals[edit]

The top four teams in each of the two heats advanced to the final.

Heat one

Rank Names Nationality Time
1 Larry Black, Robert Taylor, Gerald Tinker, Eddie Hart  United States 38.54
2 Jobst Hirscht, Karlheinz Klotz, Gerhard Wucherer, Klaus Ehl  West Germany 38.86
3 Stanisław Wagner, Tadeusz Cuch, Jerzy Czerbniak, Zenon Nowosz  Poland 38.90
4 Jaroslav Matoušek, Juraj Demeč, Jiří Kynos, Luděk Bohman  Czechoslovakia 39.01
5 José Triana, Juan Morales, Hermes Ramírez, Pablo Montes  Cuba 39.04
6 Kola Abdulai, Rex Bazunu, James Olakunle, Timon Oyebami  Nigeria 39.73
7 Ohene Karikari, James Addy, Sandy Osei-Agyemang, George Daniels  Ghana 39.99
- Georg Regner, Axel Nepraunik, Günther Würfel, Helmut Lang  Austria DQ

Heat two

Rank Names Nationality Time
1 Patrick Bourbeillon, Jean-Pierre Grès, Gérard Fenouil, Bruno Cherrier  France 39.00
2 Aleksandr Kornelyuk, Vladimir Lovetsky, Juris Silovs, Valeriy Borzov  Soviet Union 39.00
3 Manfred Kokot, Bernd Borth, Hans-Jürgen Bombach, Siegfried Schenke  East Germany 39.06
4 Vincenzo Guerini, Ennio Preatoni, Luigi Benedetti, Sergio Bello  Italy 39.21
5 Antti Rajamäki, Raimo Vilén, Erik Gustafsson, Markku Juhola  Finland 39.30
6 Les Piggot, Don Halliday, Dave Dear, Brian Green  Great Britain 39.47
7 Humberto Galea, Félix Mata, Alberto Marchán, Jesús Rico  Venezuela 39.74
8 Antoine Kiakouama, Louis Nkanza, Jean-Pierre Bassegela, Théophile Nkounkou  Congo 39.97

Final[edit]

Rank Names Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Larry Black, Robert Taylor, Gerald Tinker, Eddie Hart  United States 38.19 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) Aleksandr Kornelyuk, Vladimir Lovetsky, Juris Silovs, Valeriy Borzov  Soviet Union 38.50
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Jobst Hirscht, Karlheinz Klotz, Gerhard Wucherer, Klaus Ehl  West Germany 38.79
4 Jaroslav Matoušek, Juraj Demeč, Jiří Kynos, Luděk Bohman  Czechoslovakia 38.82
5 Manfred Kokot, Bernd Borth, Hans-Jürgen Bombach, Siegfried Schenke  East Germany 38.90
6 Stanisław Wagner, Tadeusz Cuch, Jerzy Czerbniak, Zenon Nowosz  Poland 39.03
7 Patrick Bourbeillon, Jean-Pierre Grès, Gérard Fenouil, Bruno Cherrier  France 39.14
8 Vincenzo Guerini, Ennio Preatoni, Luigi Benedetti, Pietro Mennea  Italy 39.14

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