Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay

The men's 4×100 metre medley relay event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place on August 27 (qualification) and September 1 (final).[1] This swimming event used medley swimming as a relay. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, each of the four swimmers completed two lengths of the pool, each using a different stroke. The first on each team used the backstroke, the second used the breaststroke, the third used the butterfly stroke, and the final swimmer used freestyle (restricted to not allow any of the first three strokes to be used, though nearly all swimmers use front crawl regardless).

MedalistsEdit

 
Left-right:Ferrell, Larson, Hait, McKinney
Gold Silver Bronze
  United States
Frank McKinney
Paul Hait
Lance Larson
Jeff Farrell
  Australia
David Theile
Terry Gathercole
Neville Hayes
Geoff Shipton
  Japan
Kazuo Tomita
Koichi Hirakida
Yoshihiko Osaki
Keigo Shimuzu

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Three heats were held; the fastest eight teams advanced to the Finals. The teams that advanced are highlighted.

Heat OneEdit

Place Swimmers Time Notes
1   Geoff Shipton, Julian Carroll, William Burton, Kevin Berry (AUS) 4:14.8
2   Wolfgang Wagner, Günter Tittes, Hermann Lotter, Uwe Jacobsen (EUA) 4:17.7
3   Robert Christophe, Roland Boullanger, Jean Pommat, Alain Gottvallès (FRA) 4:21.7
4   Alejandro Gaxiola, Enrique Rabell, Mauricio Ocampo, Jorge Escalante (MEX) 4:23.1
5   Ilkka Suvanto, Kari Haavisto, Stig-Olof Grenner, Karri Käyhkö (FIN) 4:27.3
6   Joram Shnider, Gershon Shefa, Itzhak Luria, Amiram Trauber (ISR) 4:37.6

Heat TwoEdit

Place Swimmers Time Notes
1   Yoshihiko Osaki, Keigo Shimizu, Kazuo Watanabe, Katsuki Ishihara (JPN) 4:16.0
2   Giuseppe Avellone, Roberto Lazzari, Fritz Dennerlein, Bruno Bianchi (ITA) 4:16.0
3   Leonid Barbiyer, Leonid Kolesnikov, Grigory Kiselyov, Igor Luzhkovsky (URS) 4:16.2
4   Graham Sykes, Christopher Walkden, Ian Black, Stanley Clarke (GBR) 4:16.8
5   Lorenzo Cortez, Antonio Saloso, Freddie Elizalde, Bana Sailani (PHI) 4:28.0
6   Athos de Oliveira Filho, Farid Zablith Filho, Aldo Perseke, Fernando de Abreu (BRA) 4:30.1

Heat ThreeEdit

Place Swimmers Time Notes
1   Jeff Farrell, Bob Bennett, Dave Gillanders, Steve Clark (USA) 4:08.2
2   Bob Wheaton, Steve Rabinovitch, Cam Grout, Dick Pound (CAN) 4:15.3
3   Jan Jiskoot, Wieger Mensonides, Gerrit Korteweg, Ron Kroon (NED) 4:16.1
4   József Csikány, György Kunsági, László Kiss, László Lantos (HUN) 4:17.7
5   Mihovil Dorčić, Đorđe Perišić, Veljko Rogošić, Janez Kocmur (YUG) 4:25.5
6   Raúl Cerqueira, Eduardo de Sousa, Luís Vaz Jorge, Herlander Ribeiro (POR) 4:39.9

FinalEdit

Rank Country Time
1 United States 4:05.4
2 Australia 4:12.0
3 Japan 4:12.2
4 Canada 4:16.8
5 Soviet Union 4:16.8
6 Italy 4:17.2
7 Great Britain 4:17.6
8 Netherlands 4:18.2

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Swimming at the 1960 Rome Summer Games: Men's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 21 October 2016.