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1997 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

These are the results of the Men's 4 x 400 metres relay event at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics in Athens, Greece.

The gold medal was originally won by the US team, but the team were retrospectively disqualified in 2009 after Antonio Pettigrew admitted to using human growth hormone and EPO between 1997 and 2003.

Contents

MedalistsEdit

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 2 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) advance to the final.

Rank Heat Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 2   Poland Tomasz Czubak, Piotr Rysiukiewicz, Piotr Haczek, Robert Maćkowiak 2:59.91 Q, NR
2 2   Jamaica Linval Laird, Davian Clarke, Gregory Haughton, Danny McFarlane 2:59.98 Q, SB
3 1   Great Britain Mark Hylton, Roger Black, Jamie Baulch, Iwan Thomas 3:00.19 Q
4 2   South Africa Arnaud Malherbe, Hezekiel Sepeng, Hendrik Mokganyetsi, Llewellyn Herbert 3:00.19 q, NR
5 3   Zimbabwe Tawanda Chiwira, Phillip Mukomana, Savieri Ngidhi, Ken Harnden 3:00.19 Q, NR
6 3   Italy Ashraf Saber, Marco Vaccari, Andrea Nuti, Fabrizio Mori 3:01.75 q, SB
7 1   France Jean-Louis Rapnouil, Marc Foucan, Fred Mango, Stephane Diagana 3:01.76 Q, SB
8 1   Austria Christoph Postinger, Thomas Griesser, Andreas Rechbauer, Rafik Elouardi 3:02.95 NR
9 2   Russia Mikhail Vdovin, Innokentiy Zharov, Dmitriy Golovastov, Ruslan Mashchenko 3:03.35
10 3   Japan Shunji Karube, Seiji Inagaki, Hiroyuki Hayashi, Shigekazu Omori 3:03.35 SB
11 1   Nigeria Ayuba Machen, Tony Ogbeta, Udeme Ekpeyong, Clement Chukwu 3:04.19
12 2   Latvia Sergejs Inšakovs, Egils Tebelis, Einars Tupuritis, Inguns Sviklins 3:04.30 NR
13 1   Algeria Samir-Adel Louahla, Talhaodi Kamel, Malik-Khaled Louahla, Amar Hacini 3:05.22
14 3    Switzerland Laurent Clerc, Kevin Widmer, Matthias Rusterholz, Marcel Schelbert 3:05.34 SB
15 1   Spain César Martínez, Antonio Andres, Pablo Jaime Vallejo, David Canal 3:05.34
15 2   Greece Panagiotis Sarris, Konstantinos Moumoulidis, Georgios Batsikas, Periklis Iakovakis 3:05.43 NR
16 3   Czech Republic Jan Poděbradský, Jiří Svenek, Jan Stejfa, Jiří Mužík 3:05.65
17 1   Botswana Justice Dipeba, Lulu Basinyi, Rampa Mosweu, Johnson Kubisa 3:05.96 NR
3   United States Jerome Young, Antonio Pettigrew, Chris Jones, Allen Johnson DQ

FinalEdit

Rank Nation Competitors Time Notes
    Great Britain Iwan Thomas, Roger Black, Jamie Baulch, Mark Richardson 2:56.65
    Jamaica Michael McDonald, Gregory Haughton, Danny McFarlane, Davian Clarke 2:56.75 NR
    Poland Tomasz Czubak, Piotr Rysiukiewicz, Piotr Haczek, Robert Maćkowiak 3:00.26
4   South Africa Arnaud Malherbe, Hezekiel Sepeng, Hendrik Mokganyetsi, Llewellyn Herbert 3:00.26 NR
5   France Jean-Louis Rapnouil, Marc Foucan, Fred Mango, Stephane Diagana 3:01.07
6   Zimbabwe Tawanda Chiwira, Phillip Mukomana, Savieri Ngidhi, Ken Harnden 3:01.43
7   Italy Ashraf Saber, Marco Vaccari, Andrea Nuti, Fabrizio Mori 3:01.52
DSQ   United States Jerome Young, Antonio Pettigrew, Chris Jones, Tyree Washington 2:56.47

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