Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

The men's 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between September 7 and September 8.[1]

Men's 4 × 400 metres relay
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
DatesSeptember 7 (heats and semifinals)
September 8 (final)
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Jack Yerman
Earl Young
Glenn Davis
Otis Davis
 United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Joachim Reske
Manfred Kinder
Jo Kaiser
Carl Kaufmann
 United Team of Germany
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Malcolm Spence
Jim Wedderburn
Keith Gardner
George Kerr
 British West Indies
← 1956
1964 →

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The fastest three teams in each of the four heats advanced to the semifinal round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Joachim Reske
Manfred Kinder
Jo Kaiser
Carl Kaufmann
  United Team of Germany 3:10.58
2 Ergas Leps
Joe Mullins
Sig Ohlemann
Terry Tobacco
  Canada 3:10.65
3 Srđan Savić
Ðani Kovač
Miloje Grujić
Viktor Šnajder
  Yugoslavia 3:10.75
4 Pentti Rekola
Börje Strand
Voitto Hellstén
Jussi Rintamäki
  Finland 3:11.90
5 Ovidio de Jesús
José Luis Villalongo
Ramón Vega
German Guenard
  Puerto Rico 3:13.91

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Malcolm Spence
Jim Wedderburn
Keith Gardner
George Kerr
  British West Indies 3:09.28
2 Edward Bożek
Stanisław Swatowski
Bogusław Gierajewski
Jerzy Kowalski
  Poland 3:09.67
3 Giuseppe Bommarito
Mario Fraschini
Nereo Fossati
Renato Panciera
  Italy 3:10.00
4 Marcel Lambrechts
Jos Lambrechts
Lodewijk De Clerck
Roger Moens
  Belgium 3:15.26
5 Roger Bofferding
Felix Heuertz
Norbert Haupert
Ramon Humbert
  Luxembourg 3:21.87

Heat three

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 René Weber
Ernst Zaugg
Hansruedi Bruder
Christian Wägli
  Switzerland 3:10.79
2 Edward Jefferys
Edgar Davis
Gordon Day
Malcolm Spence
  South Africa 3:16.32
3 Malcolm Yardley
Barry Jackson
John Wrighton
Robbie Brightwell
  Great Britain 3:20.47
- Leonidas Kormalis
Konstantinos Moragiemos
Evangelos Depastas
Vasilios Sillis
  Greece DNF

Heat four

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jack Yerman
Earl Young
Glenn Davis
Otis Davis
  United States 3:10.58
2 William Quaye
James Addy
Frederick Owusu
John Asare-Antwi
  Ghana 3:10.66
3 Hans-Olof Johansson
Per-Owe Trollsås
Lennart Jonsson
Alf Petersson
  Sweden 3:10.91
4 Zdeněk Váňa
Jaromír Šlégr
Jaroslav Jirásek
Josef Trousil
  Czechoslovakia 3:11.33
5 Konstantin Grachev
Boris Kriunov
Vladimir Polyanichev
Arnold Matsulevych
  Soviet Union 3:12.31

SemifinalsEdit

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

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Edward Jefferys
Edgar Davis
Gordon Day
Malcolm Spence
  South Africa 3:06.53
2 Joachim Reske
Manfred Kinder
Jo Kaiser
Carl Kaufmann
  United Team of Germany 3:07.60
3 Malcolm Yardley
Barry Jackson
John Wrighton
Robbie Brightwell
  Great Britain 3:07.67
4 Giuseppe Bommarito
Mario Fraschini
Nereo Fossati
Renato Panciera
  Italy 3:07.83
5 Ergas Leps
Joe Mullins
Sig Ohlemann
Terry Tobacco
  Canada 3:08.37
6 Srđan Savić
Ðani Kovač
Miloje Grujić
Viktor Šnajder
  Yugoslavia 3:10.34

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Jack Yerman
Earl Young
Glenn Davis
Otis Davis
  United States 3:08.57
2 Malcolm Spence
Jim Wedderburn
Keith Gardner
George Kerr
  British West Indies 3:09.34
3 René Weber
Ernst Zaugg
Hansruedi Bruder
Christian Wägli
  Switzerland 3:09.77
4 Edward Bożek
Stanisław Swatowski
Bogusław Gierajewski
Jerzy Kowalski
  Poland 3:10.88
5 William Quaye
James Addy
Frederick Owusu
John Asare-Antwi
  Ghana 3:11.03
6 Hans-Olof Johansson
Per-Owe Trollsås
Lennart Jonsson
Alf Petersson
  Sweden 3:11.05

FinalEdit

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Jack Yerman
Earl Young
Glenn Davis
Otis Davis
  United States 3:02.37 WR
  Joachim Reske
Manfred Kinder
Jo Kaiser
Carl Kaufmann
  United Team of Germany 3:02.84
  Malcolm Spence
Jim Wedderburn
Keith Gardner
George Kerr
  British West Indies 3:04.13
4 Edward Jefferys
Edgar Davis
Gordon Day
Malcolm Spence
  South Africa 3:05.18
5 Malcolm Yardley
Barry Jackson
John Wrighton
Robbie Brightwell
  Great Britain 3:08.47
6 René Weber
Ernst Zaugg
Hansruedi Bruder
Christian Wägli
  Switzerland 3:09.55

Key: WR = world record; DNF = did not finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1960 Rome Summer Games: Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 30 August 2017.