Athletics at the 1920 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

The men's 4 × 400 metres relay event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1920 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on Sunday, August 22, 1920, and on Monday, August 23, 1920. Twenty-four runners from six nations competed.[1]

Men's 4 × 400 metres relay
at the Games of the VII Olympiad
Butler, Ainsworth-Davis, Lindsay, Griffiths 1920.jpg
The British team, left-right: Butler, Ainsworth-Davis, Lindsay, Griffiths
VenueOlympisch Stadion
DatesAugust 22–23
Competitors24 from 6 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) John Ainsworth-Davis, Guy Butler, Cecil Griffiths, Robert Lindsay
 Great Britain
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Henry Dafel, Clarence Oldfield, Jack Oosterlaak, Bevil Rudd
 South Africa
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Géo André, Maurice Delvart, André Devaux, Gaston Féry
 France
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1924 →

RecordsEdit

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

World Record 3:16.6   Mel Sheppard
  Edward Lindberg
  Ted Meredith
  Charles Reidpath
Stockholm (SWE) July 15, 1912
Olympic Record 3:16.6   Mel Sheppard
  Edward Lindberg
  Ted Meredith
  Charles Reidpath
Stockholm (SWE) July 15, 1912

ResultsEdit

SemifinalsEdit

The semi-finals were held on Sunday, August 22, 1920.

Semifinal 1

Place Athletes Time Qual.
1   Jules Migeot, Omer Corteyn, Omer Smet, François Morren (BEL) 3:38.8 Q
2   Cecil Griffiths, Robert Lindsay, John Ainsworth-Davis, Guy Butler (GBR) 3:40.9 Q
3   Géo André, Gaston Féry, Maurice Delvart, André Devaux (FRA) 3:46.6 Q

Semifinal 2

Place Athletes Time Qual.
1   Henry Dafel, Clarence Oldfield, Jack Oosterlaak, Bevil Rudd (RSA) 3:38.6 Q
2   George Schiller, George Bretnall, Ted Meredith, Frank Shea (USA) 3:40.7 Q
3   Sven Krokström, Sven Malm, Eric Sundblad, Nils Engdahl (SWE) 3:46.4 Q

FinalEdit

The final was held on Monday, August 23, 1920.

Place Athletes Time
1   Cecil Griffiths, Robert Lindsay, John Ainsworth-Davis, Guy Butler (GBR) 3:22.2
2   Henry Dafel, Clarence Oldfield, Jack Oosterlaak, Bevil Rudd (RSA) 3:23.0
3   Géo André, Gaston Féry, Maurice Delvart, André Devaux (FRA) 3:23.5
4   George Schiller, George Bretnall, Ted Meredith, Frank Shea (USA) 3:23.6
5   Sven Krokström, Sven Malm, Eric Sundblad, Nils Engdahl (SWE) 3:24.3
6   Jules Migeot, Omer Corteyn, Omer Smet, François Morren (BEL) 3:24.9

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1920 Antwerp Summer Games: Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 28 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.