Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay

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Swimming at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Swimming pictogram.svg
Freestyle
100 m men   women
400 m men   women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men   women
Breaststroke
200 m men   women
Butterfly
100 m   women
200 m men
Freestyle relay
4×100 m   women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The men's 4×100 metre medley relay event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place on August 27 (qualification) and September 1 (final).[1] This swimming event uses medley swimming as a relay. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, each of the four swimmers completed two lengths of the pool, each using a different stroke. The first on each team used the backstroke, the second used the breaststroke, the third used the butterfly stroke, and the final swimmer used freestyle (restricted to not allow any of the first three strokes to be used, though nearly all swimmers use front crawl regardless).

The first swimmer must touch the wall before the next can leave the starting block, and so forth; timing of the starts is thus important.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States
Frank McKinney
Paul Hait
Lance Larson
Jeff Farrell
 Australia
David Theile
Terry Gathercole
Neville Hayes
Geoff Shipton
 Japan
Kazuo Tomita
Koichi Hirakida
Yoshihiko Osaki
Keigo Shimuzu

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Three heats were held; the fastest eight teams advanced to the Finals. The teams that advanced are highlighted.

Heat One[edit]

Place Swimmers Time Notes
1  Geoff Shipton, Julian Carroll, William Burton, Kevin Berry (AUS) 4:14.8
2  Wolfgang Wagner, Günter Tittes, Hermann Lotter, Uwe Jacobsen (EUA) 4:17.7
3  Robert Christophe, Roland Boullanger, Jean Pommat, Alain Gottvallès (FRA) 4:21.7
4  Alejandro Gaxiola, Enrique Rabell, Mauricio Ocampo, Jorge Escalante (MEX) 4:23.1
5  Ilkka Suvanto, Kari Haavisto, Stig-Olof Grenner, Karri Käyhkö (FIN) 4:27.3
6  Joram Shnider, Gershon Shefa, Itzhak Luria, Amiram Trauber (ISR) 4:37.6

Heat Two[edit]

Place Swimmers Time Notes
1  Yoshihiko Osaki, Keigo Shimizu, Kazuo Watanabe, Katsuki Ishihara (JPN) 4:16.0
2  Giuseppe Avellone, Roberto Lazzari, Fritz Dennerlein, Bruno Bianchi (ITA) 4:16.0
3  Leonid Barbiyer, Leonid Kolesnikov, Grigory Kiselyov, Igor Luzhkovsky (URS) 4:16.2
4  Graham Sykes, Christopher Walkden, Ian Black, Stanley Clarke (GBR) 4:16.8
5  Lorenzo Cortez, Antonio Saloso, Freddie Elizalde, Bana Sailani (PHI) 4:28.0
6  Athos de Oliveira Filho, Farid Zablith Filho, Aldo Perseke, Fernando de Abreu (BRA) 4:30.1

Heat Three[edit]

Place Swimmers Time Notes
1  Jeff Farrell, Bob Bennett, Dave Gillanders, Steve Clark (USA) 4:08.2
2  Bob Wheaton, Steve Rabinovitch, Cam Grout, Dick Pound (CAN) 4:15.3
3  Jan Jiskoot, Wieger Mensonides, Gerrit Korteweg, Ron Kroon (NED) 4:16.1
4  József Csikány, György Kunsági, László Kiss, László Lantos (HUN) 4:17.7
5  Mihovil Dorčić, Đorđe Perišić, Veljko Rogošić, Janez Kocmur (YUG) 4:25.5
6  Raúl Cerqueira, Eduardo de Sousa, Luís Vaz Jorge, Herlander Ribeiro (POR) 4:39.9

Final[edit]

Rank Country Time
1 United States 4:05.4
2 Australia 4:12.0
3 Japan 4:12.2
4 Canada 4:16.8
5 Soviet Union 4:16.8
6 Italy 4:17.2
7 Great Britain 4:17.6
8 Netherlands 4:18.2

References[edit]