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1987 World Championships in Athletics Rome, Italy

1987 2nd IAAF World Championships - Rome - Men's 4 x 100m

 

 

Host City: Rome, Italy Format: First round (First 4 & 4 fastest to semi-finals) (Sep 5)
Dates: August 28 – September 6, 1987 Format: Semi-finals (First 4 to final) (Sep 5)
Nations participating: 159
Athletes participating: 1451
    Main venue: Stadio Olimpico
Overview by IAAF   stadio olimpico rome 
The United States retained their title, with Lewis winning his sixth world gold, but were not nearly as convincing as in 1983. It was Dennis Mitchell, not Lewis, who anchored the USA to wins in their heats and semi-finals. In the final, the Americans were pressurised by the USSR, who held a 2m lead after a fine last changeover. Lewis, inevitably, was able to catch and pass the Soviet anchorman Vladimir Krylov. The USSR, however, smashed their European record. The winning time was the third-fastest ever. The Canadian team which so nearly won bronze were ultimately disqualified due to the involvement of Ben Johnson. The IAAF had annulled his 1987 World Championship performances (indoors and out) after his admittance of a doping violation
 The 4 x 100 metres relay at the 1987 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Stadio Olimpico on September 5 and September 6.

Records

Existing records at the start of the event.

World Record  United States (USA) 37.83 Los Angeles, USA August 11, 1984
Championship Record  United States (USA) 37.86 Helsinki, Finland August 10, 1983
 
 
  4 x 100m 6 September
  Final
1 Lee McRae, Lee McNeill, Harvey Glance, Carl Lewis USA 37.90
2 Mixed nationalities: Aleksandr Yevgenyev RUS, Viktor Bryzgin UKR, Vladimir Muravyov KAZ, Vladimir Krylov RUS URS 38.02
3 John Mair, Andrew Smith, Clive Wright, Ray Stewart JAM 38.41
4 Ben Johnson, Atlee Mahorn, Desai Williams, Mike Dwyer CAN 38.47
5 Mixed nationalities: Fritz-Werner Heer GER, Volker Westhagemann GER, Christian Haas GER, Norbert Dobeleit GER FRG 38.73
6 István Nagy, László Karaffa, István Tatár, Attila Kovács HUN 39.04
7 Ezio Madonia, Domenico Gorla, Paolo Catalano, Pierfrancesco Pavoni ITA 39.62
8 Li Tao, Cai Jianming, Li Feng, Zheng Chen CHN 39.93
  Semifinals 10 August
  Heat 1
1 Aleksandr Yevgenyev, Viktor Bryzgin, Vladimir Muravyov, Vladimir Krylov URS 38.29 Q
2 Ben Johnson, Atlee Mahorn, Desai Williams, Mike Dwyer CAN 38.50 Q
2 Fritz Heer, Volker Westhagemann, Christian Haas, Norbert Dobeleit FRG 38.84 Q
4 Ezio Madonia, Stefano Tilli, Paolo Catalano, Pierfrancesco Pavoni ITA 39.52 Q
5 Kaoru Matsubara, Hirohisa Ota, Masahiro Nagura, Hiroki Fuwa JPN 39.71
6 Miguel Ángel García, Juan José Prado, Angel Heras, José Javier Arqués ESP 39.74
7 John Myles-Mills, Emmanuel Tuffour, Salaam Gariba, Eric Akogyiram GHA 39.94
8 Charles-Louis Seck, Hamidou Diawara, Joseph Dias, Amadou Mbaye SEN 40.22
  Heat 2
1 Lee McRae, Lee McNeill, Harvey Glance, Dennis Mitchell USA 38.33 Q
2 John Mair, Andrew Smith, Clive Wright, Ray Stewart JAM 38.66 Q
2 István Nagy, László Karaffa, István Tatár, Attila Kovács HUN 38.78 Q
4 Li Tao, Cai Jianming, Li Feng, Zheng Chen CHN 39.05 Q
5 Ricardo Chacon, Leandro Peñalver, Sergio Querol, Andrés Simón CUB 39.08
6 Joilto Bonfim, Carlos De Oliveira, Arnaldo de Oliveira Silva, Robson da Silva BRA 39.22
7 Lai Cheng-Chuan, Lee Shiun-Long, Chang Yih-Yuan, Cheng Hsin-Fu TPE 39.90
8 Arnaldo Abrantes, Pedro Curvelo, Luís Cunha, Luís Barroso POR 40.24
Heats 9 August
  Heat 1
1 Lee McRae, Lee McNeill, Harvey Glance, Dennis Mitchell USA 38.80 Q
2 István Nagy, László Karaffa, István Tatár, Attila Kovács HUN 39.11 Q
2 Kaoru Matsubara, Hirohisa Ota, Masahiro Nagura, Hiroki Fuwa JPN 39.49 Q
4 Li Tao, Cai Jianming, Li Feng, Zheng Chen CHN 39.63 Q
5 Enrique Talavera, Juan José Prado, Miguel Ángel García, José Javier Arqués ESP 40.20 q
6 Moses Musonge, Joseph Ssali, Sunday Olweny, Edward Bitoga UGA 40.22
7 Lincoln Asquith, John Regis, Mike McFarlane, Clarence Callender GBR DQ
  Heat 2
1 Aleksandr Yevgenyev, Viktor Bryzgin, Vladimir Muravyov, Andrey Fedoriv URS 38.98 Q
2 Fritz Heer, Volker Westhagemann, Christian Haas, Norbert Dobeleit FRG 39.10 Q
2 Joilto Bonfim, Carlos de Oliveira, Arnaldo de Oliveira Silva, Robson da Silva BRA 39.57 Q
4 Ezio Madonia, Stefano Tilli, Paolo Catalano, Pierfrancesco Pavoni ITA 39.58 Q
5 John Myles-Mills, Emmanuel Tuffour, Salaam Gariba, Eric Akogyiram GHA 39.77 q
6 Lai Cheng-Chuan, Lee Shiun-Long, Chang Yih-Yuan, Cheng Hsin-Fu TPE 40.05 q
  Heat 3
1 Ben Johnson, Atlee Mahorn, Desai Williams, Mike Dwyer CAN 38.76 Q
2 John Mair, Andrew Smith, Clive Wright, Ray Stewart JAM 38.88 Q
2 Ricardo Chacon, Leandro Peñalver, Sergio Querol, Andrés Simón CUB 39.44 Q
4 Charles-Louis Seck, Hamidou Diawara, Joseph Dias, Amadou Mbaye SEN 39.83 Q
5 Arnaldo Abrantes, Pedro Curvelo, Luís Cunha, Luís Barroso POR 40.10 q
6 Augustine Olobia, Patrick Nwankwo, Innocent Egbunike, Chidi Imoh NGR DNS

 

 

 

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