Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay

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Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
Venue McDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium
Date 2 August 1984 (heats & final)
Competitors 99 from 23 nations
Winning time 3:19.03 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States (USA)
Chris Cavanaugh, Mike Heath, Matt Biondi, Rowdy Gaines, Tom Jager*, Robin Leamy*
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Australia (AUS)
Greg Fasala, Neil Brooks, Michael Delany, Mark Stockwell
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Sweden (SWE)
Thomas Lejdström, Bengt Baron, Mikael Örn, Per Johansson, Rikard Milton*, Michael Söderlund*
*Indicates the swimmer only competed in the preliminary heats.
← 1972
1988 →

The final of the men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay event at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held in Los Angeles, California, on August 2, 1984.[1] The first eight teams qualified for the final.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record  United States (USA)
Chris Cavanaugh (50.13)
Robin Leamy (50.10)
David McCagg (49.89)
Rowdy Gaines (49.14)
3:19.26 Guayaquil, Ecuador 5 August 1982
Olympic record  United States (USA)
David Edgar (52.69)
John Murphy (52.04)
Jerry Heidenreich (50.78)
Mark Spitz (50.90)
3:26.42 Munich, West Germany 28 August 1972

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
2 August Heat 3 Neil Brooks (50.36)
Greg Fasala (50.35)
Michael Delany (50.03)
Mark Stockwell (49.20)
 Australia 3:19.94 OR
2 August Final Chris Cavanaugh (50.83)
Mike Heath (49.60)
Matt Biondi (49.67)
Rowdy Gaines (48.93)
 United States 3:19.03 WR

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Rule: The eight fastest teams advance to the final (Q).[2]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1 3 5  Australia Neil Brooks (50.36)
Greg Fasala (50.35)
Michael Delany (50.03)
Mark Stockwell (49.20)
3:19.94 Q, OR
2 3 4  United States Matt Biondi (50.50)
Chris Cavanaugh (49.94)
Tom Jager (49.89)
Robin Leamy (49.81)
3:19.94 Q
3 2 4  Sweden Rikard Milton (51.80)
Michael Söderlund (50.98)
Mikael Örn (50.89)
Per Johansson (50.19)
3:23.86 Q, NR
4 3 6  Great Britain David Lowe (51.51)
Roland Lee (51.37)
Paul Easter (51.03)
Richard Burrell (50.68)
3:24.59 Q
5 2 5  France Stéphan Caron (50.83)
Laurent Neuville (50.84)
Dominique Bataille (51.77)
Bruno Lesaffre (51.24)
3:24.68 Q, NR
6 1 4  West Germany Dirk Korthals (51.31)
Alexander Schowtka (50.90)
Nicolai Klapkarek (51.27)
Michael Gross (51.21)
3:24.69 Q, NR
7 3 8  Italy Marcello Guarducci (51.49)
Raffaele Franceschi (51.51)
Metello Savino (51.00)
Marco Colombo (51.37)
3:25.37 Q, NR
8 3 3  Canada Sandy Goss (51.82)
Alex Baumann (51.47)
Blair Hicken (51.23)
Levente Mady (51.75)
3:25.94 Q
9 1 5  Switzerland Dano Halsall (51.68)
Stéfan Voléry (50.24)
Thierry Jacot (52.33)
Roger Birrer (52.36)
3:26.61
10 2 1  Brazil Cyro Delgado (52.10)
Jorge Fernandes (51.39)
Djan Madruga (52.44)
Ronald Menezes (51.40)
3:27.33
11 2 3  Netherlands Edsard Schlingemann (51.94)
Peter Drost (52.69)
Frank Drost (51.59)
Hans Kroes (51.38)
3:27.33
12 1 3  Venezuela Alberto Mestre (51.18)
Alberto José Umana (53.13)
Rafael Vidal (53.15)
Jean-Marie François (52.78)
3:30.24
13 2 2  Japan Hiroshi Sakamoto (52.31)
Shigeo Ogata (52.22)
Taihei Saka (52.85)
Satoshi Sumida (53.07)
3:30.45
14 2 6  Puerto Rico Fernando Cañales (51.90)
Miguel Figueroa (53.63)
Antonio Portela (51.92)
Rafael Gandarillas (53.21)
3:30.66
15 1 6  China Mu Lat (52.21)
Feng Dawei (52.81)
Chen Qin (53.31)
Shen Jianqiang (52.49)
3:30.82
16 1 2  Mexico José Medina (54.12)
Ramiro Estrada (52.39)
César Sánchez (54.05)
Carlos Romo (53.30)
3:33.86
17 3 2  Singapore Ang Peng Siong (51.18)
Oon Jin Teik (54.53)
David Lim Fong Jock (54.70)
Oon Jin Gee (54.22)
3:34.63
18 1 1  Jamaica Andrew Phillips (52.97)
Deryck Marks (54.44)
Allan Marsh (52.97)
Gordon Scarlett (54.49)
3:34.87
19 3 7  Turkey Kemal Sabri Özün (53.50)
İhsan Sabri Özün (53.94)
Ahmed Nakkas (54.59)
Gökhan Attaroglu (54.51)
3:36.54
20 1 7  Virgin Islands Erik Rosskopf (55.40)
Brian Farlow (57.77)
Collier Woolard (55.76)
Scott Newkirk (54.56)
3:43.49
21 3 1  Guatemala Rodrigo Leal (58.39)
Fernando Marroquin (58.39)
Roberto Granados (57.56)
Ernesto-José Degenhart (56.90)
3:52.18
22 2 8  Honduras Salvador Corelo (58.20)
Juan José Piro (59.92)
David Palma (58.66)
Rodolfo Torres (59.09)
3:55.87
23 2 7  Egypt Mohamed Youssef (53.23)
Sharif Nour (55.36)
Ahmed Eid
Ahmed Said
DSQ

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 5  United States Chris Cavanaugh (50.83)
Mike Heath (49.60)
Matt Biondi (49.67)
Rowdy Gaines (48.93)
3:19.03 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 4  Australia Greg Fasala (51.00)
Neil Brooks (49.36)
Michael Delany (50.26)
Mark Stockwell (49.06)
3:19.68 OC
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 3  Sweden Thomas Lejdström (51.29)
Bengt Baron (50.83)
Mikael Örn (51.28)
Per Johansson (49.29)
3:22.69 NR
4 7  West Germany Dirk Korthals (51.11)
Andreas Schmidt (51.48)
Alexander Schowtka (50.91)
Michael Gross (49.98)
3:22.98 NR
5 6  Great Britain David Lowe (51.38)
Roland Lee (51.17)
Paul Easter (50.82)
Richard Burrell (49.24)
3:23.61 NR
6 2  France Stéphan Caron (51.03)
Laurent Neuville (51.38)
Dominique Bataille (51.17)
Bruno Lesaffre (51.05)
3:24.63 NR
7 8  Canada David Churchill (51.73)
Blair Hicken (51.13)
Alex Baumann (51.28)
Sandy Goss (50.56)
3:24.70 NR
8 1  Italy Marcello Guarducci (51.53)
Marco Colombo (51.21)
Metello Savino (51.54)
Fabrizio Rampazzo (50.69)
3:24.97 NR

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