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1960 Olympic Games Roma, Italy - Men's 4 x 100 m

 

 

Host City: Roma, Italy Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 7, 1960 Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: September 8, 1960
(Competitors: 78; Countries: 19; Finalists: 24/6)
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Roma
Overview by IAAF 1960_olympico_stadio1.jpg 
The United States and Germany were the teams to watch after times of 39.7 by the USA in both rounds and a similar 39.7 after a world-record equalling 39.5 by Germany in the first round. The USA were slightly behind Germany as the lead-off men neared the first changeover. Frank Budd approached Norton, the latter started a fraction too soon, anxious to do well after his poor individual runs. He began to move away from Budd and almost stopped as his teammate yelled at him, but took over the baton beyond the zone. Norton flew down the back straight gaining on 100m winner Armin Hary, but another poor exchange sent Stone Johnson off 3m behind Mahlendorf, and Sime received the baton a metre behind the German team. Sime powered past Martin Lauer to cross the line half a metre ahead, but the team was then disqualified. Britain, who had made the final only when Nigeria were disqualified, were promoted to third behind the Soviet team, after a first changeover between Radford and Jones which seemed suspiciously similar to that of the USA.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
As always, the USA was favored but the German team, led by 100 metre champion Armin Hary and top hurdler Martin Lauer, was expected to challenge them. And in the first round, Germany equaled the world record with 39.5. In the final, Frank Budd opened for the US, and quickly pulled away, but the changeover to Ray Norton was made clearly out of the zone. Norton slowed dramatically, trying to keep the exchange legal, and the Germans went ahead, although Norton had a slight lead by the second exchange, outrunning Hary. Another poor exchange occurred however, and at the final exchange, Lauer had a two-metre lead on Dave Sime. Sime ran one of the great anchor legs to bring the US home in what was at first thought to be a world record 39.4 (39.59). But the US was properly disqualified and the Germans won the gold medal.
 
 
Results
4 x 100 m Men Final 8 September
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records Notes
1 39.66 Bernd Cullmann, Armin Hary, Walter Mahlendorf, Martin Lauer (all FRG) Germany GER (=)WR 39.5 h
2 40.24 Gusman Kosanov/KAZ, Leonid Bartenev/UKR, Yuriy Konovalov/AZE, Edvin Ozolin/RUS Soviet Union URS 40.1 h
3 40.32 Peter Radford, David Jones, David Segal, “Nick” Whitehead Great Britain GBR 40.2 h
4 40.33 Armando Sardi, Pier Giorgio Cazzola, Salvatore Giannone, Livio Berruti Italy ITA 40.2 h
5 40.83 Clive Bonas, Lloyd Murad, Emilio Romero, Rafael Romero Venezuela VEN 40.7 h
AC DQ Frank Budd, Ray Norton, Stone Johnson, Dave Sime United States USA [39.4] / [39.60]
4 x 100 m Men Semi-Finals Heat One 8 September
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records Notes
1 39.88 Q Germany GER 39.7 h
2 40.49 Q Venezuela VEN 40.3 h
3 40.63 Q Great Britain GBR 40.5 h
4 41.27 Canada CAN 41.1 h
5 42.39 Japan JPN 42.2 h
AC DQ Nigeria NGR [40.2] / [40.33]
4 x 100 m Men Semi-Finals Heat Two 8 September
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records Notes
1 39.67 Q United States USA 39.7 h
2 40.29 Q Italy ITA 40.2 h
3 40.30 Q Soviet Union URS 40.2 h
4 41.06 Switzerland SUI 40.9 h
5 41.90 Greece GRE 41.7 h
6 42.99 Pakistan PAK 42.8 h
4 x 100 m Men Round One Heat One 7 September
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records Notes
1 40.27 Q Great Britain GBR 40.1 h
2 40.39 Q Soviet Union URS 40.2 h
3 40.92 Q Switzerland SUI 40.8 h
4 41.87 Iraq IRQ 41.7 h
5 42.19 Thailand THA 42.0 h
4 x 100 m Men Round One Heat Two 7 September
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records Notes
1 40.16 Q Italy ITA 40.0 h
2 40.25 Q Nigeria NGR 40.1 h
3 41.11 Q Venezuela VEN 41.0 h
4 41.55 Philippines PHI 41.4 h
AC DQ Uganda UGA [41.90]
4 x 100 m Men Round One Heat Three 7 September
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records Notes
1 39.61 Q Germany GER (=)WR 39.5 h
2 41.81 Q Greece GRE 41.6 h
3 42.67 Q Pakistan PAK 42.5 h
AC DQ Poland POL [40.73]
4 x 100 m Men Round One Heat Four 7 September
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records Notes
1 39.87 Q United States USA 39.7 h
2 42.27 Q Canada CAN 42.1 h
3 42.60 Q Japan JPN 42.4 h
4 44.53 Afghanistan AFG 44.4 h
AC DQ France FRA [40.45]

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Heats

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

Heat one

RankNameNationalityTimeNotes
1 Peter Radford
David Jones
David Segal
Nick Whitehead
Great Britain 40.27  
2 Gusman Kosanov
Leonid Bartenev
Yuriy Konovalov
Edvin Ozolin
Soviet Union 40.39  
3 Peter Laeng
Heinz Müller
Werner Schaufelberger
Sebald Schnellmann
Switzerland 40.92  
4 Jassim Karim Kuraishi
Khudhir Zalata
Fahmi Falih
Mahmoud Ghanim
Iraq 41.87  
5 Boonsong Arjtaweekul
Prajim Wongsuwan
Phaibulya Vacharabhan
Suthi Manyakass
Thailand 42.19  

Heat two

RankNameNationalityTimeNotes
1 Armando Sardi
Pier Giorgio Cazzola
Salvatore Giannone
Livio Berruti
Italy 40.16  
2 James Omagbemi
Abdul Karim Amu
Smart Akraka
Adebayo Oladapo
Nigeria 40.25  
3 Clive Bonas
Horacio Esteves*
Emilio Romero
Rafael Romero
Venezuela 41.11  
4 Remegio Vista
Isaac Gómez
Enrique Bautista
Rogelio Onofre
Philippines 41.55  
- Aggrey Awori
Gadi Ado
Erasmus Amukum
Jean Baptiste Okello
Uganda [41.90] DQ

Heat three

RankNameNationalityTimeNotes
1 Bernd Cullmann
Armin Hary
Walter Mahlendorf
Martin Lauer
Germany 39.61 =WR
2 Ioannis Komitoudis
Konstantinos Lolos
Leonidas Kormalis
Nikolaos Georgopoulos
Greece 41.81  
3 Abdul Malik
Muhammad Ramzan Ali
Ghulam Raziq
Abdul Khaliq
Pakistan 42.67  
- Marian Foik
Jan Jarzembowski
Józef Szmidt
Jerzy Juskowiak
Poland [40.73] DQ

Heat four

RankNameNationalityTimeNotes
1 Frank Budd
Ray Norton
Stone Johnson
Dave Sime
United States 39.87  
2 Lynn Eves
George Short
Terry Tobacco
Harry Jerome*
Canada 42.27  
3 Keiji Ogushi
Kimitada Hayase
Takayuki Okazaki
Hiroshi Shibata
Japan 42.60  
4 Abdul Ghafar Ghafoori
Abdul Hadi Shekaib
Habib Sayed
Ali Yusuf Zaid
Afghanistan 44.53  
- Paul Genevay
Jocelyn Delecour
Abdoulaye Seye
Claude Piquemal
France [40.45] DQ

Semifinals

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

Heat one

RankNameNationalityTimeNotes
1 Bernd Cullmann
Armin Hary
Walter Mahlendorf
Martin Lauer
Germany 39.88  
2 Clive Bonas
Lloyd Murad
Emilio Romero
Rafael Romero
Venezuela 40.49  
3 Peter Radford
David Jones
David Segal
Nick Whitehead
Great Britain 40.63  
4 Lynn Eves
George Short
Terry Tobacco
Sig Ohlemann
Canada 41.27  
5 Keiji Ogushi
Kimitada Hayase
Takayuki Okazaki
Hiroshi Shibata
Japan 42.39  
- James Omagbemi
Abdul Karim Amu
Smart Akraka
Adebayo Oladapo
Nigeria [40.33] DQ

Heat two

RankNameNationalityTimeNotes
1 Frank Budd
Ray Norton
Stone Johnson
Dave Sime
United States 39.67  
2 Armando Sardi
Pier Giorgio Cazzola
Salvatore Giannone
Livio Berruti
Italy 40.29  
3 Gusman Kosanov
Leonid Bartenev
Yuriy Konovalov
Edvin Ozolin
Soviet Union 40.30  
4 Peter Laeng
Heinz Müller
Werner Schaufelberger
Sebald Schnellmann
Switzerland 41.06  
5 Ioannis Komitoudis
Konstantinos Lolos
Leonidas Kormalis
Nikolaos Georgopoulos
Greece 41.90  
6 Abdul Malik
Muhammad Ramzan Ali
Ghulam Raziq
Abdul Khaliq
Pakistan 42.99  

Final

RankNameNationalityTimeNotes
1st Bernd Cullmann
Armin Hary
Walter Mahlendorf
Martin Lauer
Germany 39.66  
2nd Gusman Kosanov
Leonid Bartenev
Yuriy Konovalov
Edvin Ozolin
Soviet Union 40.24  
3rd Peter Radford
David Jones
David Segal
Nick Whitehead
Great Britain 40.32  
4 Armando Sardi
Pier Giorgio Cazzola
Salvatore Giannone
Livio Berruti
Italy 40.33  
5 Clive Bonas
Lloyd Murad
Emilio Romero
Rafael Romero
Venezuela 40.83  
- Frank Budd
Ray Norton
Stone Johnson
Dave Sime
United States [39.60] DQ

Key: =WR = equalled world record; DQ = disqualified; * = competed in heats only

 
 
 

 

 

 

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