Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Men's 4 × 100 metres relay
at the Games of the XXI Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 30 July & 31 July
Competitors  from 20 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Harvey Glance, Johnny Jones, Millard Hampton, Steve Riddick  United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Manfred Kokot, Jörg Pfeifer, Klaus-Dieter Kurrat, Alexander Thieme  East Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Aleksandr Aksinin, Nikolay Kolesnikov, Juris Silovs, Valeriy Borzov  Soviet Union
1972
1980
Athletics at the
1976 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
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
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

These are the official results of the men's 4 × 100 metres relay event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The event was held on the 30th and the 31st of July 1976. There were a total number of 20 nations competing.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States (USA)
Harvey Glance
Johnny Jones
Millard Hampton
Steve Riddick
 East Germany (GDR)
Manfred Kokot
Jörg Pfeifer
Klaus-Dieter Kurrat
Alexander Thieme
 Soviet Union (URS)
Aleksandr Aksinin
Nikolay Kolesnikov
Juris Silovs
Valeriy Borzov

Records[edit]

These were the standing World and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1976 Summer Olympics.

World Record 38.19 United States Larry Black
United States Robert Taylor
United States Gerald Tinker
United States Eddie Hart
Munich (FRG) September 10, 1972
Olympic Record 38.19 United States Larry Black
United States Robert Taylor
United States Gerald Tinker
United States Eddie Hart
Munich (FRG) September 10, 1972

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

  • Held on 31 July 1976
RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
Gold medal with cup.svg  United States (USA) Harvey Glance
Johnny Jones
Millard Hampton
Steve Riddick
38.33
Silver medal with cup.svg  East Germany (GDR) Manfred Kokot
Jörg Pfeifer
Klaus-Dieter Kurrat
Alexander Thieme
38.66
Bronze medal with cup.svg  Soviet Union (URS) Aleksandr Aksinin
Nikolay Kolesnikov
Juris Silovs
Valeriy Borzov
38.78
4.  Poland (POL) Andrzej Swierczynski
Marian Woronin
Bogdan Grzejszczak
Zenon Licznerski
38.83
5.  Cuba (CUB) Francisco Gomez
Alejandro Casanas
Hermes Ramirez
Silvio Leonard
39.01
6.  Italy (ITA) Vincenzo Guerini
Luciano Caravani
Luigi Benedetti
Pietro Mennea
39.08
7.  France (FRA) Jean-Claude Amoureux
Joseph Arame
Lucien Sainte-Rose
Dominique Chauvelot
39.16
8.  Canada (CAN) Hugh Spooner
Marvin Nash
Albin Dukowski
Hugh Fraser
39.47

Semifinals[edit]

  • Held on 30 July 1976

Heat 1[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.  United States (USA) Harvey Glance
Johnny Jones
Millard Hampton
Steve Riddick
38.51
2.  Cuba (CUB) Francisco Gomez
Alejandro Casanas
Hermes Ramirez
Silvio Leonard
39.25
3.  East Germany (GDR) Manfred Kokot
Jörg Pfeifer
Klaus-Dieter Kurrat
Alexander Thieme
39.43
4.  Canada (CAN) Hugh Spooner
Marvin Nash
Albin Dukowski
Hugh Fraser
39.46
5.  Bermuda (BER) • Michael Sharpe
Dennis Trott
Calvin Dill
Gregory Simons
39.78
6.  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) Anthony Husbands
Chris Brathwaite
Charles Joseph
Francis Adams
39.88
7.  Côte d'Ivoire (CIV) Kraarsene Konan
Georges Kablan Degnan
Gastom Kouadio
Meite Amadou
40.64
8.  Thailand (THA) Anat Ratanapol
Suchart Jairsuraparp
Somsakdi Boontud
Sayan Paratanavong
40.68

Heat 2[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.  Poland (POL) Andrzej Swierczynski
Marian Woronin
Bogdan Grzejszczak
Zenon Licznerski
39.09
2.  France (FRA) Jean-Claude Amoureux
Joseph Arame
Lucien Sainte-Rose
Dominique Chauvelot
39.33
3.  Soviet Union (URS) Aleksandr Aksinin
Nikolay Kolesnikov
Juris Silovs
Valeriy Borzov
39.36
4.  Italy (ITA) Vincenzo Guerini
Luciano Caravani
Luigi Benedetti
Pietro Mennea
39.39
5.  West Germany (FRG) Klaus Ehl
Klaus-Dieter Bieler
Dieter Steinmann
Reinhard Borchert
39.58
6.  Senegal (SEN) Christian Dorosario
Momar Ndao
Barka Sy
Adama Fall
40.37
7.  Bahamas (BAH) Danny Smith
Walter Callendah
Clive Sands
Leonard Jervis
40.53
 Spain (ESP) Jose Luis Sanchez Paraiso
Luis Sarria
Francisco Garcia Lopez
Javier Martinez
DQ

Heats[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.  United States (USA) Harvey Glance
Johnny Jones
Millard Hampton
Steve Riddick
38.76
2.  Italy (ITA) Vincenzo Guerini
Luciano Caravani
Luigi Benedetti
Pietro Mennea
39.35
3.  Poland (POL) Andrzej Swierczynski
Marian Woronin
Bogdan Grzejszczak
Zenon Licznerski
39.41
4.  Bermuda (BER) • Michael Sharpe
Dennis Trott
Calvin Dill
Gregory Simons
39.90
5.  Spain (ESP) Jose Luis Sanchez Paraiso
Luis Sarria
Francisco Garcia Lopez
Javier Martinez
39.93
6.  Côte d'Ivoire (CIV) Kraarsene Konan
Georges Kablan Degnan
Gastom Kouadio
Meite Amadou
40.23
7.  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) Calvin Greenaway
Paul Richards
Everton Cornelius
Elroy Turner
41.84

Heat 2[edit]

Heat 3[edit]

References[edit]