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1992 Olympic Games Barcelona - Men's 4 x 100 m

 

 

Host City: Barcelona, Spain Format: Top four in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 7, 1992 Format: Top three in each heat and next four fastest advanced to the semi-final.
Date Finished: August 8, 1992
(Competitors: 104; Countries: 25; Finalists: 32/8)
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Overview by IAAF  1992_olympic_stadium.jpg
With Carl Lewis confirmed as the USA’s anchor after Mark Witherspoon had to retire because of injury, the United States were hot favourites to win. Fastest in the semis with 38.14, they were clearly under threat from Nigeria, who won their semi-final win in an African record 38.21. The trio of Marsh, Burrell and Mitchell ran well, but only handed over to Lewis with a lead of a metre over Nigeria and Cuba, with Britain 2m back after a bad final exchange. Lewis flew away from the opposition, running 8.85 for his leg, to lead the USA to a world record 37.40, breaking their own record by 0.10 seconds.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
The US was back as the favorite, although Carl Lewis had failed to make the US team for the 100 metres. But in the 100 semi-finals, Mark Witherspoon had to retire with an Achilles’ injury and Lewis was brought back onto the relay squad. After the semi-finals they were thought to be threatened by the surprising team from Nigeria, who had won their heat in an African record of 38.21. In the final, Lewis received the baton with only a metre lead on the Nigerian anchor, Davidson Ezinwa. But his anchor leg is usually considered one of the fastest ever, challenging Bob Hayes anchor at Tokyo in 1964. Lewis was timed in 8.85 for his leg and the US won by over five metres in a world record 37.40.
 

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics.

World Record 37.50 United States Carl Lewis
United States Andre Cason
United States Dennis Mitchell
United States Leroy Burrell
Tokyo (JPN) September 1, 1991
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

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

 
Results
4 x 100 m Men Final 8 August
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records
1 37.40 Michael Marsh, Leroy Burrell, Dennis Mitchell, Carl Lewis United States USA WR
2 37.98 Oluyemi Kayode, Chidi Imoh, Olapade Adeniken, Davidson Ezinwa Nigeria NGR
3 38.00 Andrés Simón, Joel Lamela, Joel Isasi, Jorge Luis Aguilera Cuba CUB NR
4 38.08 Marcus Adam, Tony Jarrett, John Regis, Linford Christie Great Britain GBR
5 38.17 Pavel Galkin RUS, Edvin Ivanov RUS, Andrey Fedoriv RUS, Vitaliy Savin KAZ Ethiopia EUN
6 38.77 Shinji Aoto, Hisatsugu Suzuki, Satoru Inoue, Tatsuo Sugimoto Japan JPN
7 39.30 Christoph Pöstinger, Thomas Renner, Andreas Berger, Franz Ratzenberger Austria AUT
8 39.31 Franck Waota, Jean-Olivier Zirignon, Gilles Bogui, Ouattara Lagazane Cote d'Ivoire CIV
4 x 100 m Men Semifinal 1 7 August
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records
1 38.14 Michael Marsh, Leroy Burrell, Dennis Mitchell, Carl Lewis United States USA
2 38.49 Andrés Simón, Joel Lamela, Joel Isasi, Jorge Luis Aguilera Cuba CUB
3 38.69 Pavel Galkin RUS, Edvin Ivanov RUS, Andrey Fedoriv RUS, Vitaliy Savin KAZ Ethiopia EUN
4 38.81 Shinji Aoto, Hisatsugu Suzuki, Satoru Inoue, Tatsuo Sugimoto Japan JPN
5 39.02 Max Morinière, Daniel Sangouma, Gilles Quénéhervé, Bruno Marie-Rose France FRA
6 39.28 John Myles-Mills, Eric Akogyiram, Emmanuel Tuffour, Nelson Boateng Ghana GHA
7 40.46 Francis Keita, Denton Guy-Williams, Paul Parkinson, Sanusi Turay Sierra Leone SLE
DQ Genaro Rojas, Eduardo Nava, Raymundo Escalante, Alejandro Cárdenas Mexico MEX
4 x 100 m Men Semifinal 2 7 August
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records
1 38.21 Oluyemi Kayode, Chidi Imoh, Olapade Adeniken, Davidson Ezinwa Nigeria NGR
2 38.64 Tony Jarrett, John Regis, Marcus Adam, Linford Christie Great Britain GBR
3 39.34 Christoph Pöstinger, Thomas Renner, Andreas Berger, Franz Ratzenberger Austria AUT
4 39.46 Franck Waota, Jean-Olivier Zirignon, Gilles Bogui, Ouattara Lagazane Cote d'Ivoire CIV
5 39.62 José Javier Arques, Enrique Talavera, Juan Jesús Trapero, Sergio López Spain ESP
6 39.73 Kriengkrai Narom, Seksarn Boonrat, Niti Piyapan, Visut Watanasin Thailand THA
7 39.84 Kouami Aholou, Ménélik Lawson, Franck Amégnigan, Kossi Akoto Togo TOG
DNF Ben Johnson, Glenroy Gilbert, Atlee Mahorn, Bruny Surin Canada CAN
4 x 100 m Men Heat 1 7 August
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records
1 38.81 Andrés Simón, Joel Lamela, Joel Isasi, Jorge Luis Aguilera Cuba CUB
2 38.95 Michael Marsh, Leroy Burrell, Dennis Mitchell, James Jett United States USA
3 39.16 Shinji Aoto, Hisatsugu Suzuki, Satoru Inoue, Tatsuo Sugimoto Japan JPN
4 39.77 Genaro Rojas, Eduardo Nava, Raymundo Escalante, Alejandro Cárdenas Mexico MEX
5 39.77 Kouami Aholou, Ménélik Lawson, Franck Amégnigan, Kossi Akoto Togo TOG
6 40.02 Franck Waota, Jean-Olivier Zirignon, Gilles Bogui, Ouattara Lagazane Cote d'Ivoire CIV
DQ Emery Gill, Elston Shaw, Michael Joseph, John Maurice Palacio Belize BIZ
4 x 100 m Men Heat 2 7 August
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records
1 39.49 Max Morinière, Daniel Sangouma, Gilles Quénéhervé, Bruno Marie-Rose France FRA
2 40.07 Pavel Galkin RUS, Edvin Ivanov RUS, Andrey Fedoriv RUS, Vitaliy Savin KAZ Ethiopia EUN
3 40.11 Francis Keita, Denton Guy-Williams, Paul Parkinson, Sanusi Turay Sierra Leone SLE
4 40.13 Charles-Louis Seck, Amadou Mbaye, Seydou Loum, Oumar Loum Senegal SEN
5 40.30 Luís Cunha, Pedro Curvelo, Luís Barroso, Pedro Agostinho Portugal POR
DQ Medard Makanga, Michael Dzong, Armand Biniakounou, David Nkoua Congo CGO
4 x 100 m Men Heat 3 7 August
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records
1 39.34 Ben Johnson, Glenroy Gilbert, Peter Ogilvie NZL, Bruny Surin Canada CAN
2 39.73 Tony Jarrett, Jason John, Marcus Adam, Linford Christie Great Britain GBR
3 39.86 Christoph Pöstinger, Thomas Renner, Andreas Berger, Franz Ratzenberger Austria AUT
4 40.11 John Myles-Mills, Eric Akogyiram, Emmanuel Tuffour, Nelson Boateng Ghana GHA
5 40.48 Derry Pemberton, Neville Hodge, Mitchell Peters, Wendell Dickerson United States Virgin Islands ISV NR
6 40.98 Dawda Jallow, Momodou Sarr, Abdoulie Janneh, Lamin Marikong Gambia GAM
4 x 100 m Men Heat 4 7 August
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records
1 38.98 Osmond Ezinwa, Chidi Imoh, Olapade Adeniken, Davidson Ezinwa Nigeria NGR
2 39.60 José Javier Arques, Enrique Talavera, Juan Jesús Trapero, Sergio López Spain ESP
3 39.91 Kriengkrai Narom, Seksarn Boonrat, Niti Piyapan, Visut Watanasin Thailand THA
4 42.08 Nicola Selva, Manlio Molinari, Dominique Canti, Aldo Canti San Marino SMR
5 42.18 Goolam Ambia, Mehdi Hasan, Shahanuddin Chowdhury, Mohamed Jalal Bahamas BAN
DNF Michael Green, Rudolph Mighty, Anthony Wallace USA, Ray Stewart Jamaica JAM
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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