Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

The men's 4 × 100 metres relay event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. It was the second appearance of this event. The competition was held on Saturday, August 21, 1920 and on Sunday, August 22, 1920. Fifty-two runners from 13 nations competed.[1]

Men's 4×100 metres relay
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Paddock, Scholz, Munchison, Kirskey 1920.jpg
The U.S. team, left-right:Paddock, Scholz, Murchison and Kirskey
VenueOlympisch Stadion
DatesAugust 21–22
Competitors52 from 13 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Morris Kirksey, Loren Murchison, Charley Paddock, Jackson Scholz
 United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Émile Ali-Khan, René Lorain, René Mourlon, René Tirard
 France
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Agne Holmström, Sven Malm, William Petersson, Nils Sandström
 Sweden
← 1912
1924 →

RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1920 Summer Olympics.

World Record 42.3   Otto Röhr
  Max Herrmann
  Erwin Kern
  Richard Rau
Stockholm (SWE) July 8, 1912
Olympic Record 42.3   Otto Röhr
  Max Herrmann
  Erwin Kern
  Richard Rau
Stockholm (SWE) July 8, 1912

In the final the team of the United States set a new world record with 42.2 seconds.

ResultsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

The semi-finals were held on Saturday, August 21, 1920.

Semifinal 1

Place Athletes Time Qual.
1   Charley Paddock, Jackson Scholz, Loren Murchison, Morris Kirksey (USA) 43.0 Q
2   Jean Colbach, Paul Hammer, Jean Proess, Alex Servais (LUX) 44.4 Q
3   Félix Mendizábal, Diego Ordóñez, Carlos Botín, Federico Reparez (ESP) 44.6
  Bjarne Guldager, Asle Bækkedal, Rolf Stenersen, Erling Aastad (NOR) DQ
  Vittorio Zucca, Giovanni Orlandi, Giorgio Croci, Mario Riccobono (ITA) DQ

Semifinal 2

Place Athletes Time Qual.
1   René Lorain, René Tirard, René Mourlon, Émile Ali-Khan (FRA) 43.0 Q
2   William Hill, Harold Abrahams, Denis Black, Victor d'Arcy (GBR) 43.3 Q
3   Albert Heijnneman, Jan de Vries, Harry van Rappard, Cor Wezepoel (NED) 43.5
4   Max Houben, Julien Lehouck, Omer Smet, Paul Brochart (BEL) 43.7

Semifinal 3

Place Athletes Time Qual.
1   Agne Holmström, William Petersson, Sven Malm, Nils Sandström (SWE) 43.4 Q
2   Henri Thorsen, Fritiof Andersen, August Sørensen, Marinus Sørensen (DEN) 43.8 Q
3   Jack Oosterlaak, Willie Bukes, Henry Dafel, Francis Irvine (RSA) 44.4
4   August Waibel, Walter Leibundgut, Adolf Rysler, Josef Imbach (SUI) 44.2

FinalEdit

The final was held on Sunday, August 22, 1920.

Place Athletes Time
1   Charley Paddock, Jackson Scholz, Loren Murchison, Morris Kirksey (USA) 42.2 WR
2   René Lorain, René Tirard, René Mourlon, Émile Ali-Khan (FRA) 42.5
3   Agne Holmström, William Petersson, Sven Malm, Nils Sandström (SWE) 42.8
4   William Hill, Harold Abrahams, Denis Black, Victor d'Arcy (GBR) 43.0
5   Henri Thorsen, Fritiof Andersen, August Sørensen, Marinus Sørensen (DEN) 43.3
6   Jean Colbach, Paul Hammer, Jean Proess, Alex Servais (LUX) 43.6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games: Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 9 August 2017.

External linksEdit

  • Belgium Olympic Committee (1957). Olympic Games Antwerp 1920: Official Report (in French).
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 16 August 2007.