Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

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The 4 x 100 metres relay races at the 1984 Summer Olympics was contested as part of the athletics program.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States (USA)
Ron Brown
Sam Graddy
Carl Lewis
Calvin Smith
 Jamaica (JAM)
Al Lawrence
Greg Meghoo
Don Quarrie
Ray Stewart
Norman Edwards*
 Canada (CAN)
Sterling Hinds
Ben Johnson
Tony Sharpe
Desai Williams

Abbreviations[edit]

Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics.

World Record 37.86 United States Carl Lewis
United States Calvin Smith
United States Willie Gault
United States Emmit King
Helsinki (FIN) August 10, 1983
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

The United States set a new world record in the final.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

  1.  United States (USA) (Sam Graddy, Ron Brown, Calvin Smith, Carl Lewis) 38.89
  2.  West Germany (FRG) (Christian Zirkelbach, Peter Klein, Jürgen Evers, Ralf Lübke) 39.04
  3.  France (FRA) (Antoine Richard, Jean-Jacques Boussemart, Marc Gasparoni, Bruno Marie-Rose) 40.04
  4.  Senegal (SEN) (Mamadou Sène, Hamidou Diawara, Saliou Seck, Charles-Louis Seck) 40.15
  5.  Thailand (THA) (Vichan Choocherd, Rangsam Intharachai, Prasit Boonprasert, Sumet Promna) 40.58
  6.  Qatar (QAT) (Waheed Khamis Al-Salem, Faraj Abdulla, Jamal Al-Abdulla, Talal Mansour) 40.60
  7.  The Gambia (GAM) (Bakary Jarju, Dawda Jallow, Abdurahman Jallow, Omar Fye) 40.73

Heat 2

  1.  Canada (CAN) (Ben Johnson, Tony Sharpe, Desai Williams, Sterling Hinds) 39.20
  2.  Brazil (BRA) (Arnaldo da Silva, Robson da Silva, Katsuiko Nakaia, Paulo Correia) 39.27
  3.  Italy (ITA) (Antonio Ullo, Giovanni Bongiorni, Stefano Tilli, Pietro Mennea) 39.87
  4.  Nigeria (NGR) (Iziaq Adeyanju, Eseme Ikpoto, Lawrence Adegbeingbe, Chidi Imoh) 39.94
  5.  Ghana (GHA) (Philip Attipoe, Makarios Djan, Collins Mensah, Rex Brobby) 40.20
  6.  Sierra Leone (SLE) (Abdul Mansaray, David Peter Sawyerr, Felix Sandy, Ivan Benjamin) 40.77

Heat 3

  1.  Jamaica (JAM) (Norman Edwards, Greg Meghoo, Don Quarrie, Al Lawrence) 38.93
  2.  Great Britain (GBR) (Daley Thompson, Donovan Reid, Mike McFarlane, Allan Wells) 39.00
  3.  Indonesia (INA) (Johannes Kardiono, Mohamed Purnomo, Christian Nenepath, Ernawan Witarsa) 40.43
  4.  Barbados (BAR) (John Mayers, Hamil Grimes, Clyde Edwards, Anthony Jones) 40.47
  5.  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) (Anthony Henry, Lester Benjamin, Alfred Browne, Larry Miller) 40.70
  6.  Congo (CGO) (Théophile Nkounkou, Henri Nding, Antoine Kiakouama, Jean-Didace Bemou) 40.74
  7.  Liberia (LBR) (Wallace Obey, Hassan Tall, Oliver Daniels, Augustus Moulton) 42.05

Semi-final[edit]

Heat 1

  1.  United States (USA) (Sam Graddy, Ron Brown, Calvin Smith, Carl Lewis) 38.44
  2.  Italy (ITA) (Antonio Ullo, Giovanni Bongiorni, Stefano Tilli, Pietro Mennea) 39.32
  3.  Canada (CAN) (Ben Johnson, Tony Sharpe, Desai Williams, Sterling Hinds) 39.39
  4.  Brazil (BRA) (Arnaldo da Silva, Nelson Rocha Santos, Katsuiko Nakaia, Paulo Correia) 39.52
  5.  Ghana (GHA) (Philip Attipoe, Makarios Djan, Collins Mensah, Rex Brobby) 40.19
  6.  Indonesia (INA) (Johanes Kardiono, Purnomo, Christian Nenepath, Ernawan Witarsa) 40.37
  7.  Senegal (SEN) (Mamadou Sene, Hamidou Diawara, Ibrahima Fall, Charles-Louis Seck) 40.63
  8.  Thailand (THA) (Vichan Choocherd, Rangsarn Inthachai, Prasit Boonprasert, Sumet Promna) 40.83

Heat 2

  1.  Jamaica (JAM) (Albert Lawrence, Greg Meghoo, Don Quarrie, Ray Stewart) 38.67
  2.  Great Britain (GBR) (Daley Thompson, Donovan Reid, Mike McFarlane, Allan Wells) 38.67
  3.  West Germany (FRG) (Jürgen Koffler, Peter Klein, Jürgen Evers, Ralf Lübke) 38.70
  4.  France (FRA) (Antoine Richard, Jean-Jacques Boussemart, Marc Gasparoni, Bruno Marie-Rose) 38.91
  5.  Nigeria (NGR) (Iziaq Adeyanju, Eseme Ikpoto, Samson Oyeledun, Chidi Imoh) 38.98
  6.  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) (Anthony Henry, Lester Benjamin, Alfred Browne, Larry Miller) 40.14
  7.  Barbados (BAR) (John Mayers, Hamil Grimes, Clyde Edwards, Anthony Jones) 40.18
  8.  Qatar (QAT) (Wahed Salem, Faraj Abdulla, Jamal Al-Abdulla, Talal Mansour) 40.43

Final[edit]

  1.  United States (USA) (Sam Graddy, Ron Brown, Calvin Smith, Carl Lewis) 37.83 (WR)
  2.  Jamaica (JAM) (Albert Lawrence, Greg Meghoo, Don Quarrie, Ray Stewart) 38.62
  3.  Canada (CAN) (Ben Johnson, Tony Sharpe, Desai Williams, Sterling Hinds) 38.70
  4.  Italy (ITA) (Antonio Ullo, Giovanni Bongiorni, Stefano Tilli, Pietro Mennea) 38.87
  5.  West Germany (FRG) (Jürgen Koffler, Peter Klein, Jürgen Evers, Ralf Lübke) 38.99
  6.  France (FRA) (Antoine Richard, Jean-Jacques Boussemart, Marc Gasparoni, Bruno Marie-Rose) 39.10
  7.  Great Britain (GBR) (Daley Thompson, Donovan Reid, Mike McFarlane, Allan Wells) 39.13
  8.  Brazil (BRA) (Arnaldo da Silva, Nelson Rocha Santos, Katsuiko Nakaia, Paulo Correia) 39.40

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 19 August 2017. 

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