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Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

The men's 4 × 400 metres relay was the longer of the two men's relays on the Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics program in Munich. It was held on 9 September and 10 September 1972.[1]

Men's 4 × 400 metres relay
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 9 September & 10 September
Competitors  from 21 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Charles Asati
Munyoro Nyamau
Robert Ouko
Julius Sang
 Kenya
2nd, silver medalist(s) Martin Reynolds
Alan Pascoe
Dave Hemery
David Jenkins
 Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Gilles Bertould
Daniel Velasques
Francis Kerbiriou
Jacques Carette
 France
← 1968
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The United States were heavily favoured in this event. After the 400 metres final, the IOC banned gold and silver medalists Vince Matthews and Wayne Collett from the remainder of the Olympics after they staged a protest on the podium, talking to each other and failing to stand at attention during the medal ceremony and the playing of the Star Spangled Banner, while John Smith had pulled a hamstring as he was leading 80 metres into the final and had been ruled unfit to run. This left the Americans unable to field a team, so they were forced to scratch, leaving no clear favourite. [2]

Contents

ResultsEdit

Top two in each heat (blue) and the next two fastest (green) advanced to the finals.

HeatsEdit

Heat oneEdit

Rank Names Nationality Time
1 Martin Reynolds, Alan Pascoe, Dave Hemery, David Jenkins   Great Britain 3:01.26
2 Charles Asati, Munyoro Nyamau, Robert Ouko, Julius Sang   Kenya 3:01.27
3 Erik Carlgren, Anders Faager, Kent Öhman, Ulf Rönner   Sweden 3:03.05
4 Ian Gordon, Brian MacLaren, Craig Blackman, Tony Powell   Canada 3:04.22
5 Miro Kocuvan, Laszlo Ubori, Jozo Alebić, Milorad Čikić   Yugoslavia 3:05.70
6 Omar Ghizlat, Omar Chokhmane, Salah Fettouh, Mohamed Bouboud   Morocco 3:05.92
7 Fernando Silva, Alberto Matos, José Carvalho, Fernando Mamede   Portugal 3:10.00
Maurice Peoples, Tommy Turner, Lee Evans, John Smith   United States DNS

Heat twoEdit

Rank Names Nationality Time
1 Bernd Herrmann, Horst-Rüdiger Schlöske, Hermann Köhler, Karl Honz   West Germany 3:03.27
2 Arthur Cooper, Pat Marshall, Charles Joseph, Trevor James   Trinidad and Tobago 3:03.48
3 Musa Dogon Yaro, Bruce Ijirighwo, Mamman Makama, Robert Ojo   Nigeria 3:04.31
4 Tegegne Bezabeh, Shoangizaw Worku, Ketema Benti, Mulugetta Tadesse   Ethiopia 3:08.59
5 Daniele Giovanardi, Giacomo Puosi, Lorenzo Cellerino, Sergio Bello   Italy 3:09.7
6 Hamad Ndee, Obedi Mwanga, Omari Abdallah, Claver Kamanya   Tanzania 3:10.1
7 Omar Ba, Abou Mamadou Sow, Samba Dièye, Jean-Pierre Mango   Senegal 3:11.2
8 Mohamed Musa Gadou, Dafallah Sultan Farah, Ibrahim Saad Abdel Galil, Angelo Hussein   Sudan 3:14.5

Heat threeEdit

Rank Names Nationality Time
1 Jan Werner, Jan Balachowski, Zbigniew Jaremski, Andrzej Badeński   Poland 3:02.52
2 Stig Lönnqvist, Ari Salin, Ossi Karttunen, Markku Kukkoaho   Finland 3:02.97
3 Gilles Bertould, Daniel Velasques, Francis Kerbiriou, Jacques Carette   France 3:03.13
4 Leighton Priestley, Kim Rowe, Trevor Campbell, Alfred Daley   Jamaica 3:03.83
5 Raúl Dome, Félix Pérez, José Jacinto Hidalgo, Eric Phillips   Venezuela 3:06.99
6 Tambusamy Krishnan, Sinnayah Sabapathy, Mohamed Hassan bin Osman, Baba Singhe Peyadesa   Malaysia 3:13.51
Mohamad Younas, Norman Brinkworth, M. Seediq, Iqbal Nusrat   Pakistan DNS

FinalEdit

Rank Names Nationality Time
  Charles Asati, Munyoro Nyamau, Robert Ouko, Julius Sang   Kenya 2:59.83
  Martin Reynolds, Alan Pascoe, Dave Hemery, David Jenkins   Great Britain 3:00.46
  Gilles Bertould, Daniel Velasques, Francis Kerbiriou, Jacques Carette   France 3:00.65
4 Bernd Herrmann, Horst-Rüdiger Schlöske, Hermann Köhler, Karl Honz   West Germany 3:00.88
5 Jan Werner, Jan Balachowski, Zbigniew Jaremski, Andrzej Badeński   Poland 3:01.05
6 Stig Lönnqvist, Ari Salin, Ossi Karttunen, Markku Kukkoaho   Finland 3:01.12
7 Erik Carlgren, Anders Faager, Kent Öhman, Ulf Rönner   Sweden 3:02.57
8 Arthur Cooper, Pat Marshall, Charles Joseph, Edwin Roberts   Trinidad and Tobago 3:03.58

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1972 Munich Summer Games: Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Sports Reference. "Athletics at the 1972 München Summer Games: Men's 4 x 400 metres Relay". Retrieved 2012-04-04. 

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