Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay

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The men's 4×100 metre medley relay event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place on October 26.[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
Charlie Hickcox
Don McKenzie
Doug Russell
Ken Walsh
 East Germany
Roland Matthes
Egon Henninger
Horst-Günter Gregor
Frank Wiegand
 Soviet Union
Yuri Gromak
Vladimir Nemshilov
Vladimir Kosinsky
Leonid Ilyichov

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Place Swimmers Time Notes
1  Kishio Tanaka, Nobutaka Taguchi, Satoshi Maruya, Kunihiro Iwasaki (JPN) 4:04.3
2  Viktor Mazanov, Nikolay Pankin, Yury Suzdaltsev, Sergey Gusev (URS) 4:04.8
3  Jim Shaw, Bill Mahony, Tom Arusoo, Sandy Gilchrist (CAN) 4:06.0
4  Leonardo Baremboin, Alberto Forelli, Luis Nicolao, Carlos van der Maath (ARG) 4:08.4
5  László Cseh Sr., Sándor Szabó, István Szentirmay, Gábor Kucsera (HUN) 4:08.8
6  César Filardi, José Sylvio Fiolo, João Lima Neto, José Roberto Aranha (BRA) 4:11.1

Heat 2

Place Swimmers Time Notes
1  Ronnie Mills, Chet Jastremski, Carl Robie, Don Schollander (USA) 4:03.4
2  Roland Matthes, Egon Henninger, Horst-Günter Gregor, Frank Wiegand (GDR) 4:04.1
3  Reinhard Blechert, Gregor Betz, Lutz Stoklasa, Wolfgang Kremer (FRG) 4:04.7
4  Hans Tegeback, Thomas Johnsson, Bo Westergren, Lester Eriksson (SWE) 4:12.2
5  Tony Asamali, Amman Jalmaani, Leroy Goff, Roosevelt Abdulgafur (PHI) 4:15.7
6  Gerald Evard, Nicolas Gilliard, Ayis Capéronis, Pano Capéronis (SUI) 4:20.6
7  Francisco Ramis, José Ferraioli, Gary Goodner, Jorge González (PUR) 4:27.6

Heat 3

Place Swimmers Time Notes
1  Karl Byrom, Ian O'Brien, Robert Cusack, Mike Wenden (AUS) 4:04.8
2  Santiago Esteva, José Durán, Arturo Lang-Lenton, José Antonio Chicoy (ESP) 4:06.8
3  Joseph Jackson, Roger Roberts, Martyn Woodroffe, Bobby McGregor (GBR) 4:07.7
4  José Joaquín Santibáñez, Felipe Muñoz, Mario Santibáñez, Rafaél Cal (MEX) 4:10.0
5  Franco Del Campo, Massimo Sacchi, Antonio Attanasio, Pietro Boscaini (ITA) 4:10.3

Final[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1968 Mexico City Summer Games: Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay". Sports Reference. Retrieved 12 November 2016.