Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

The 4 × 100 metres relay races at the 1984 Summer Olympics was contested as part of the athletics program.[1]

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  United States (USA)
Ron Brown
Sam Graddy
Carl Lewis
Calvin Smith
  Jamaica (JAM)
Al Lawrence
Greg Meghoo
Don Quarrie
Ray Stewart
Norman Edwards*
  Canada (CAN)
Sterling Hinds
Ben Johnson
Tony Sharpe
Desai Williams

AbbreviationsEdit

Q automatic qualification
q qualification by rank
DNS did not start
NM no mark
OR olympic record
WR world record
AR area record
NR national record
PB personal best
SB season best

RecordsEdit

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics.

World Record 37.86   Carl Lewis
  Calvin Smith
  Willie Gault
  Emmit King
Helsinki (FIN) August 10, 1983
Olympic Record 38.19   Larry Black
  Robert Taylor
  Gerald Tinker
  Eddie Hart
Munich (FRG) September 10, 1972

The United States set a new world record in the final.

ResultsEdit

FinalEdit

Rank Team Name Result Notes
    United States (USA) Sam Graddy, Ron Brown, Calvin Smith, Carl Lewis 37.83 WR
    Jamaica (JAM) Albert Lawrence, Greg Meghoo, Don Quarrie, Ray Stewart 38.62
    Canada (CAN) Ben Johnson, Tony Sharpe, Desai Williams, Sterling Hinds 38.70
4   Italy (ITA) Antonio Ullo, Giovanni Bongiorni, Stefano Tilli, Pietro Mennea 38.87
5   West Germany (FRG) Jürgen Koffler, Peter Klein, Jürgen Evers, Ralf Lübke 38.99
6   France (FRA) Antoine Richard, Jean-Jacques Boussemart, Marc Gasparoni, Bruno Marie-Rose 39.10
7   Great Britain (GBR) Daley Thompson, Donovan Reid, Mike McFarlane, Allan Wells 39.13
8   Brazil (BRA) Arnaldo da Silva, Nelson Rocha Santos, Katsuiko Nakaia, Paulo Correia 39.40

Semi-finalEdit

Heat 1

Rank Team Name Result Notes
1   United States (USA) Sam Graddy, Ron Brown, Calvin Smith, Carl Lewis 38.44
2   Italy (ITA) Antonio Ullo, Giovanni Bongiorni, Stefano Tilli, Pietro Mennea 39.32
3   Canada (CAN) Ben Johnson, Tony Sharpe, Desai Williams, Sterling Hinds 39.39
4   Brazil (BRA) Arnaldo da Silva, Nelson Rocha Santos, Katsuiko Nakaia, Paulo Correia 39.52
5   Ghana (GHA) Philip Attipoe, Makarios Djan, Collins Mensah, Rex Brobby 40.19
6   Indonesia (INA) Johannes Kardiono, Purnomo, Christian Nenepath, Ernawan Witarsa 40.37
7   Senegal (SEN) Mamadou Sene, Hamidou Diawara, Ibrahima Fall, Charles-Louis Seck 40.63
8   Thailand (THA) Vichan Choocherd, Rangsam Intharachai, Prasit Boonprasert, Sumet Promna 40.83

Heat 2

Rank Team Name Result Notes
1   Jamaica (JAM) Albert Lawrence, Greg Meghoo, Don Quarrie, Ray Stewart 38.67
2   Great Britain (GBR) Daley Thompson, Donovan Reid, Mike McFarlane, Allan Wells 38.67
3   West Germany (FRG) Jürgen Koffler, Peter Klein, Jürgen Evers, Ralf Lübke 38.70
4   France (FRA) Antoine Richard, Jean-Jacques Boussemart, Marc Gasparoni, Bruno Marie-Rose 38.91
5   Nigeria (NGR) Iziaq Adeyanju, Eseme Ikpoto, Samson Oyeledun, Chidi Imoh 38.98
6   Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) Anthony Henry, Lester Benjamin, Alfred Browne, Larry Miller 40.14
7   Barbados (BAR) John Mayers, Hamil Grimes, Clyde Edwards, Anthony Jones 40.18
8   Qatar (QAT) Waheed Khamis Al-Salem, Faraj Abdulla, Jamal Al-Abdulla, Talal Mansour 40.43

HeatsEdit

Heat 1

Rank Team Name Result Notes
1   United States (USA) Sam Graddy, Ron Brown, Calvin Smith, Carl Lewis 38.89
2   West Germany (FRG) Christian Zirkelbach, Peter Klein, Jürgen Evers, Ralf Lübke 39.04
3   France (FRA) Antoine Richard, Jean-Jacques Boussemart, Marc Gasparoni, Bruno Marie-Rose 40.04
4   Senegal (SEN) Mamadou Sène, Hamidou Diawara, Saliou Seck, Charles-Louis Seck 40.15
5   Thailand (THA) Vichan Choocherd, Rangsam Intharachai, Prasit Boonprasert, Sumet Promna 40.58
6   Qatar (QAT) Waheed Khamis Al-Salem, Faraj Abdulla, Jamal Al-Abdulla, Talal Mansour 40.60
7   The Gambia (GAM) Bakary Jarju, Dawda Jallow, Abdurahman Jallow, Omar Fye 40.73

Heat 2

Rank Team Name Result Notes
1   Canada (CAN) Ben Johnson, Tony Sharpe, Desai Williams, Sterling Hinds 39.20
2   Brazil (BRA) Arnaldo da Silva, Robson da Silva, Katsuiko Nakaia, Paulo Correia 39.27
3   Italy (ITA) Antonio Ullo, Giovanni Bongiorni, Stefano Tilli, Pietro Mennea 39.87
4   Nigeria (NGR) Iziaq Adeyanju, Eseme Ikpoto, Lawrence Adegbeingbe, Chidi Imoh 39.94
5   Ghana (GHA) Philip Attipoe, Makarios Djan, Collins Mensah, Rex Brobby 40.20
6   Sierra Leone (SLE) Abdul Mansaray, David Peter Sawyerr, Felix Sandy, Ivan Benjamin 40.77

Heat 3

Rank Team Name Result Notes
1   Jamaica (JAM) Norman Edwards, Greg Meghoo, Don Quarrie, Al Lawrence 38.93
2   Great Britain (GBR) Daley Thompson, Donovan Reid, Mike McFarlane, Allan Wells 39.00
3   Indonesia (INA) Johannes Kardiono, Mohamed Purnomo, Christian Nenepath, Ernawan Witarsa 40.43
4   Barbados (BAR) John Mayers, Hamil Grimes, Clyde Edwards, Anthony Jones 40.47
5   Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) Anthony Henry, Lester Benjamin, Alfred Browne, Larry Miller 40.70
6   Republic of the Congo (CGO) Théophile Nkounkou, Henri Nding, Antoine Kiakouama, Jean-Didace Bemou 40.74
7   Liberia (LBR) Wallace Obey, Hassan Tall, Oliver Daniels, Augustus Moulton 42.05

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 19 August 2017.

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