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1988 Olympic Games Seoul - Men's 4 x 100 m

 

 

Host City: Seoul, South Korea Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 30, 1988 Format: Top three in each heat and next four fastest advanced to the semi-final.
Date Finished: October 1, 1988
(Competitors: 127; Countries: 30; Finalists: 32/8)
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Seoul Sports Complex, Seoul
Overview by IAAF 1988_olympic_stadium.jpg 
The Soviet Union (38.82), France (38.87) and USA (38.98) were the only teams under 39 in the heats, but the Americans, running in bizarrelooking space age suits botched the final exchange when Lee McNeill failed to take the baton cleanly from the experienced Calvin Smith. They were disqualified for passing the stick beyond the exchange zone. France (38.49) and the Soviets (38.55) were the semi-final winners, with Britain (38.52) just behind the French. Bryzgin led off well for the Soviets in the final, giving them a metre lead, and excellent baton passing gave anchorman Savin a slight lead over the quick French team, which the Kazakh built upon. Behind him, 100m silver medallist Christie gained 2m to move Britain from fourth to second with a sub-9 anchor leg. The winning team, a Ukrainian/Kazakstan combination included Muravyov, who became the fourth man to win a second gold medal in the sprint relay (the others being Loren Murchison, Frank Wykoff (3), and Harrison Dillard).
Summary by Sports-reference.com
With Carl Lewis back as anchorman, the US was the favorite but he never got to run in the event. In the first round, the US badly botched the final changeover and they were disqualified. The final was then thought to be between France and the USSR. Viktor Bryzgin led off for the Soviets and put them in the lead. At the final exchange the USSR led France by about a metre, and Vitaly Savin protected that for the gold medal. Britain’s Linford Christie ran a sub-nine anchor leg to pull Great Britain ahead of France for the silver medal.
 

Records

These were the standing World and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics.

World Record 37.83 United States Sam Graddy
United States Ron Brown
United States Calvin Smith
United States Carl Lewis
Los Angeles (USA) August 11, 1984
Olympic Record 37.83 United States Sam Graddy
United States Ron Brown
United States Calvin Smith
United States Carl Lewis
Los Angeles (USA) August 11, 1984
 
Results
4 x 100 m Men Final 1 October
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records
1 38.19 Viktor Bryzgin UKR, Vladimir Krylov RUS, Vladimir Muravyov KAZ, Vitaliy Savin KAZ Soviet Union URS
2 38.28 Elliott Bunney, John Regis, Mike McFarlane, Linford Christie Great Britain GBR
3 38.40 Bruno Marie-Rose, Daniel Sangouma, Gilles Quénéhervé, Max Morinière France FRA
4 38.47 Chris Faulknor, Greg Meghoo, Clive Wright, John Mair Jamaica JAM
5 38.54 Ezio Madonia, Sandro Floris, Pierfrancesco Pavoni, Stefano Tilli Italy ITA
6 38.55 Fritz-Werner Heer GER, Christian Haas GER, Peter Klein GER, Dirk Schweisfurth GER West Germany FRG
7 38.93 Desai Williams, Atlee Mahorn, Cyprean Enweani, Brian Morrison Canada CAN
8 39.19 György Bakos, László Karaffa, István Tatár, Attila Kovács Hungary HUN
4 x 100 m Men Semifinal 1 1 October
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records
1 38.49 Bruno Marie-Rose, Daniel Sangouma, Gilles Quénéhervé, Max Morinière France FRA
2 38.52 Elliott Bunney, John Regis, Mike McFarlane, Linford Christie Great Britain GBR
3 38.75 Chris Faulknor, Greg Meghoo, Clive Wright, John Mair Jamaica JAM
4 38.85 Fritz-Werner Heer GER, Christian Haas GER, Peter Klein GER, Dirk Schweisfurth GER West Germany FRG
5 38.90 Shinji Aoto, Kenji Yamauchi, Koji Kurihara, Susumu Takano Japan JPN
6 39.05 Victor Edet, Olapade Adeniken, Iziak Adeyanju, Olatunji Olobia Nigeria NGR
7 39.43 Sung Nak-Kun, Shim Duk-Sub, Kim Bok-Sub, Jang Jae-Keun South Korea KOR
8 41.19 Rasheed Sheban Marzouk, Faraj Marzouk, Saad Muftah Mubarak, Talal Mansoor Qatar QAT
4 x 100 m Men Semifinal 2 1 October
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records
1 38.55 Viktor Bryzgin UKR, Vladimir Krylov RUS, Vladimir Muravyov KAZ, Vitaliy Savin KAZ Soviet Union URS
2 38.65 Ezio Madonia, Sandro Floris, Pierfrancesco Pavoni, Stefano Tilli Italy ITA
3 38.84 György Bakos, László Karaffa, István Tatár, Attila Kovács Hungary HUN
4 38.94 Desai Williams, Atlee Mahorn, Cyprean Enweani, Brian Morrison Canada CAN
5 39.47 John Myles-Mills, Eric Akogyiram, Salaam Gariba, Nelson Boateng Ghana GHA
DNF Li Tao, Cai Jianming, Li Feng, Cheng Chen China CHN
DQ Arnaldo Abrantes, Pedro Curvelo, Pedro Agostinho, Luís Barroso Portugal POR
4 x 100 m Men Heat 1 30 September
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records
1 38.87 Bruno Marie-Rose, Daniel Sangouma, Gilles Quénéhervé, Max Morinière France FRA
2 39.15 Victor Edet, Davidson Ezinwa, Abdullah Tetengi, Olatunji Olobia Nigeria NGR
3 39.20 Ezio Madonia, Sandro Floris, Pierfrancesco Pavoni, Stefano Tilli Italy ITA
4 39.61 Sung Nak-Kun, Shim Duk-Sub, Kim Bok-Sub, Jang Jae-Keun South Korea KOR
5 40.40 Cheng Hsin-Fu, Lee Shiunn-Long, Nai Hui-Fang, Wu Ching-Chin Chinese Taipei TPE
6 41.39 Moses Musonge, Joseph Ssali, John Goville, Mike Okot Uganda UGA
7 44.31 Ismail Mohamed Waheed, Ibrahim Manik, Abdul Abubakar, Mohamed Hanim Maldives MDV
4 x 100 m Men Heat 2 30 September
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records
1 38.82 Viktor Bryzgin UKR, Vladimir Krylov RUS, Vladimir Muravyov KAZ, Vitaliy Savin KAZ Soviet Union URS
2 39.01 Fritz-Werner Heer GER, Christian Haas GER, Peter Klein GER, Dirk Schweisfurth GER West Germany FRG
3 39.13 Eric Akogyiram, Salaam Gariba, John Myles-Mills, Emmanuel Tuffour Ghana GHA
4 39.67 Li Tao, Cai Jianming, Li Feng, Cheng Chen China CHN
5 40.05 Rasheed Sheban Marzouk, Faraj Marzouk, Saad Muftah Mubarak, Talal Mansoor Qatar QAT
6 41.26 Armand Biniakounou, Hygien-Nicaise Lombocko, Henri Ndinga, Pierre Ndinga Congo CGO
DQ Joseph Dias, Amadou Mbaye, Babacar Pouye, Ibrahim Tamba Senegal SEN
DNF Mardi Lestari, Eko Kresno Pambudi, Elieser Wettebosi, Mohamed Yusuf Indonesia INA
4 x 100 m Men Heat 3 30 September
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records
1 39.41 Andy Mowatt, Atlee Mahorn, Brian Morrison, Desai Williams Canada CAN
2 39.53 Chris Faulknor, Greg Meghoo, Clive Wright, John Mair Jamaica JAM
3 39.70 Kaoru Matsubara, Shinji Aoto, Koji Kurihara, Takahiro Kasahara Japan JPN
4 40.30 Elkana Nyangau, Kennedy Ondiek, Simon Kipkemboi, Peter Wekesa Kenya KEN
5 40.57 Supas Tiprod, Visut Watanasin, Anuwat Sermsiri, Chainarong Wangganont Thailand THA
6 41.18 Claire Soleyne, Alfred Browne, Howard Lindsay, Lawrence Miller Antigua and Barbuda ANT
7 41.19 Francis Keita, Horace Dove-Edwin, Benjamin Grant, Felix Sandy Sierra Leone SLE
DNF Florencio Gascón, Enrique Talavera, Valentín Rocandio, José Javier Arques Spain ESP
4 x 100 m Men Heat 4 30 September
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records
1 39.12 György Bakos, László Karaffa, István Tatár, Attila Kovács Hungary HUN
2 39.17 Elliott Bunney, John Regis, Mike McFarlane, Clarence Callender Great Britain GBR
3 39.61 Arnaldo Abrantes, Pedro Curvelo, Pedro Agostinho, Luís Barroso Portugal POR
4 40.31 Herman Adam, Eduardo Nava, Antonio Ruiz, Miguel Elizondo Mexico MEX
5 41.52 Fortune Ogouchi, Patrice Mahoulikponto, Dossou Vignissy, Issa Alassane Ousseni Benin BEN
6 41.78 Mohamed Alam, Shahanuddin Chowdhury, Hossain Milzer, Mohamed Jalal Bahamas BAN
DQ Dennis Mitchell, Albert Robinson, Calvin Smith, Lee McNeill United States USA
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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