Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

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These are the official results of the Men's 4 x 400 metres relay event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The event was held on 30 and 31 July 1976. There were a total number of 16 nations competing.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States (USA)
Herman Frazier
Benny Brown
Fred Newhouse
Maxie Parks
 Poland (POL)
Ryszard Podlas
Jan Werner
Zbigniew Jaremski
Jerzy Pietrzyk
 West Germany (FRG)
Franz-Peter Hofmeister
Lothar Krieg
Harald Schmid
Bernd Herrmann

Records[edit]

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

World Record 2:56.16 United States Vincent Matthews
United States Ron Freeman
United States Larry James
United States Lee Evans
Mexico City (MEX) October 20, 1968
Olympic Record 2:56.16 United States Vincent Matthews
United States Ron Freeman
United States Larry James
United States Lee Evans
Mexico City (MEX) October 20, 1968

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

  • Held on 31 July 1976. The final was run in a hard rain.
RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
Gold medal with cup.svg  United States (USA) Herman Frazier
Benny Brown
Fred Newhouse
Maxie Parks
2:58.65
Silver medal with cup.svg  Poland (POL) Ryszard Podlas
Jan Werner
Zbigniew Jaremski
Jerzy Pietrzyk
3:01.43
Bronze medal with cup.svg  West Germany (FRG) Franz-Peter Hofmeister
Lothar Krieg
Harald Schmid
Bernd Herrmann
3:01.98
4.  Canada (CAN) Ian Seale
Don Domansky
Leighton Hope
Brian Saunders
3:02.64
5.  Jamaica (JAM) Leighton Priestley
Donald Quarrie
Colin Bradford
Seymour Newman
3:02.84
6.  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) Michael Solomon
Horace Tuitt
Joseph Coombs
Charles Joseph
3:03.46
7.  Cuba (CUB) Eddy Gutierrez
Damaso Alfonso
Carlos Alvarez
Alberto Juantorena
3:03.81
8.  Finland (FIN) Hannu Mäkelä
Ossi Karttunen
Stig Lonnqvist
Markku Kukkoaho
3:06.51

Semifinals[edit]

  • Held on 30 July 1976

Heat 1[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.  United States (USA) Herman Frazier
Benny Brown
Fred Newhouse
Maxie Parks
2:59.52
2.  West Germany (FRG) Franz-Peter Hofmeister
Lothar Krieg
Harald Schmid
Bernd Herrmann
3:03.24
3.  Jamaica (JAM) Leighton Priestley
Donald Quarrie
Colin Bradford
Seymour Newman
3:03.86
4.  Canada (CAN) Ian Seale
Don Domansky
Leighton Hope
Brian Saunders
3:03.89
5.  Finland (FIN) Hannu Mäkelä
Ossi Karttunen
Stig Lonnqvist
Markku Kukkoaho
3:05.02
6.  Puerto Rico (PUR) Pedro Ferrer
Ivan Mangual
Julio Ferrer
Jorge Ortíz
3:06.08
7.  Saudi Arabia (KSA) Kamil Al-Abbasi
Hamed Ali
Ahmed Asiry
Hassan Masallam
3:17.53
 Great Britain (GBR) Ainsley Bennett
Glen Cohen
David Jenkins
Alan Pascoe
DNF

Heat 2[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.  Poland (POL) Ryszard Podlas
Jan Werner
Zbigniew Jaremski
Jerzy Pietrzyk
3:03.03
2.  Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) Michael Solomon
Horace Tuitt
Joseph Coombs
Charles Joseph
3:03.54
3.  Cuba (CUB) Eddy Gutierrez
Dámaso Alfonso
Carlos Álvarez
Alberto Juantorena
3:05.19
4.  France (FRA) Hugues Roger
Roger Velasquez
Francis Kerbiriou
Hector Llatser
3:05.48
5.  Australia (AUS) Max Binnington
Peter Grant
Don Hanly
Rick Mitchell
3:05.75
6.  Soviet Union (URS) Dmitriy Stukalov
Vladimir Ponomaryov
Viktor Anokhin
Yevgeniy Gavrilenko
3:07.72
7.  Barbados (BAR) Victor Gooding
Harcourt Wason
Hamil Grimes
Orlando Greene
3:08.13
8.  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) Cuthbert Jacobs
Paul Richards
Elroy Turner
Fred Sowerby
3:09.66

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 

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