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Athletics at the 1936 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

The men's 4 × 100 metres relay event at the 1936 Olympic Games took place on August 9.[1] The United States team of Jesse Owens, Ralph Metcalfe, Foy Draper and Frank Wykoff won in a world record time of 39.8. Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller were originally slated to compete in the American relay team but were unexpectedly replaced by Owens and Metcalfe.

Men's 4 × 100 metre relay
at the Games of the XI Olympiad
VenueOlympiastadion: Berlin, Germany
DatesAugust 9 (heats, final)
Competitors from 15 nations
Teams15
Winning time39.8
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Jesse Owens
Ralph Metcalfe
Foy Draper
Frank Wykoff
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Orazio Mariani
Gianni Caldana
Elio Ragni
Tullio Gonnelli
 Italy
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Wilhelm Leichum
Erich Borchmeyer
Erwin Gillmeister
Gerd Hornberger
 Germany
← 1932
1948 →

Contents

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The fastest two teams in each of the three heats advanced to the final round.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Country Competitors Time Notes
1   United States Jesse Owens, Ralph Metcalfe, Foy Draper, Frank Wykoff 40.0 =WR
2   Italy Orazio Mariani, Gianni Caldana, Elio Ragni, Tullio Gonnelli 41.1
3   South Africa Eric Grimbeek, Pat Dannaher, Tom Lavery, Marthinus Theunissen 41.7
4   Finland Toivo Ahjopalo, Toivo Sariola, Palle Virtanen, Aki Tammisto 42.0
  Japan Takayoshi Yoshioka, Monta Suzuki, Mutsuo Taniguchi, Masao Yazawa DSQ

Heat 2Edit

Rank Country Athletes Time Notes
1   Netherlands Tjeerd Boersma, Wil van Beveren, Chris Berger, Tinus Osendarp 41.3
2   Argentina Juan Lavenás, Antonio Sande, Carlos Hofmeister, Tomás Beswick 41.9
3   Hungary Mario Minai, Gyula Gyenes, József Kovács, József Sir 42.0
4   Great Britain Charles Wiard, Don Finlay, Walter Rangeley, Alan Pennington 42.4
5   France Maurice Carlton, Pierre Dondelinger, Paul Bronner, Robert Paul 42.6
6   Republic of China Poh Kimseng, Huang Yingjie, Chen Kingkwan, Liu Changchun 44.8

Heat 3Edit

Rank Country Athletes Time Notes
1   Germany Wilhelm Leichum, Erich Borchmeyer, Erwin Gillmeister, Gerd Hornberger 41.4
2   Canada Sam Richardson, Bruce Humber, Lee Orr, Howard McPhee 41.5
3   Sweden Lennart Lindgren, Irvin Ternström, Östen Sandström, Åke Stenqvist 41.5
4   Switzerland Albert Jud, Bernard Marchand, Georges Meyer, Paul Hänni 42.2

FinalEdit

Rank Country Athletes Time Notes
    United States Jesse Owens, Ralph Metcalfe, Foy Draper, Frank Wykoff 39.8 WR
    Italy Orazio Mariani, Gianni Caldana, Elio Ragni, Tullio Gonnelli 41.1
    Germany Wilhelm Leichum, Erich Borchmeyer, Erwin Gillmeister, Gerd Hornberger 41.2
4   Argentina Juan Lavenás, Antonio Sande, Carlos Hofmeister, Tomás Beswick 42.2
5   Canada Sam Richardson, Bruce Humber, Lee Orr, Howard McPhee 42.7
  Netherlands Tjeerd Boersma, Wil van Beveren, Chris Berger, Tinus Osendarp DSQ

Key: DSQ = Disqualified, WR = World record

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games: Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 11 August 2017.