Athletics at the 1924 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Men's 4 × 100 metres relay
at the Games of the VIII Olympiad
Venue Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir
DatesJuly 12 (quarterfinals)
July 13 (semifinals and final)
Competitors60 from 15 nations
Medalists
Gold medal icon.svg Clarke, Hussey, LeConey, Murchison
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Silver medal icon.svg Abrahams, Nichol, Rangeley, Royle
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Bronze medal icon.svg van den Berge, Boot, Broos, de Vries
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
  1920
1928  

The men's 4 × 100 metres relay event was part of the track and field athletics programme at the 1924 Summer Olympics. It was the third appearance of this event. The competition was held on Saturday, July 12, 1924 and on Sunday, July 13, 1924. [1]

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As for all other events the track was 500 metres in circumference.

Sixty runners from 15 nations competed.

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1924 Summer Olympics.

World Record42.2 Flag of the United States.svg Charley Paddock
Flag of the United States.svg Jackson Scholz
Flag of the United States.svg Loren Murchison
Flag of the United States.svg Morris Kirksey
Antwerp (BEL)August 22, 1920
Olympic Record42.2 Flag of the United States.svg Charley Paddock
Flag of the United States.svg Jackson Scholz
Flag of the United States.svg Loren Murchison
Flag of the United States.svg Morris Kirksey
Antwerp (BEL)August 22, 1920

In the first heat the team of the Great Britain set a new world record with 42.0 seconds. This record was equalized in the third heat by the team of the Netherlands. In the sixth heat the American team bettered the world record with a time of 41.2 seconds. On the next day they improved their own record to 41.0 seconds.

Results

Round 1

The heats were held on Saturday, July 12, 1924. The top two in each heat qualified for the semi-finals.

Heat 1

PlaceAthletesTimeQual.
1Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Harold Abrahams , Wilfred Nichol , Walter Rangeley , Lancelot Royle  (GBR)42.0Q WR
2Flag of Greece (1828-1978).svg  Argyris Karagiannis , Konstantinos Pantelidis , Alexandros Papafingos , Ioannis Talianos  (GRE)46.1Q

Heat 2

PlaceAthletesTimeQual.
1Red Ensign of South Africa (1912-1928).svg  Lawrence Beets , George Dustan , Howard Kinsman , Christiaan Steyn  (RSA)42.8Q
2Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Larry Armstrong , Cyril Coaffee , George Hester , Anthony Vince  (CAN)43.0Q
3Flag of Spain (1785-1873 and 1875-1931).svg  José María Larrabeiti , Juan Junquera , Félix Mendizábal , Diego Ordóñez  (ESP)44.2

Heat 3

PlaceAthletesTimeQual.
1Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Jaap Boot , Harry Broos , Jan de Vries , Rinus van den Berge  (NED)42.0Q =WR
2Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946; 3-2 aspect ratio).svg  Ferenc Gerő , Lajos Kurunczy , László Muskát , Gusztáv Rózsahegyi  (HUN)42.6Q
3Flag of Finland.svg  Väinö Eskola , Reijo Halme , Lauri Härö , Anton Husgafval  (FIN)42.6

Heat 4

PlaceAthletesTimeQual.
1Flag of Switzerland.svg  Karl Borner , Heinz Hemmi , Josef Imbach , Victor Moriaud  (SUI)42.2Q
2Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Ernesto Bonacina , Giovanni Frangipane , Pietro Pastorino , Enrico Torre  (ITA)42.8Q
3Flag of Argentina.svg  Otto Diesch , Félix Escobar , Guillermo Newberry , Camilo Rivas  (ARG)44.0

Heat 5

PlaceAthletesTimeQual.
1Flag of Sweden.svg  Kurt Branting , Nils Engdahl , Thor Österdahl , Curt Wiberg  (SWE)43.8Q
2Flag of Denmark.svg  Kaj Jensen , Poul Schiang , Henri Thorsen , Mogens Truelsen  (DEN)44.0Q

Heat 6

PlaceAthletesTimeQual.
1US flag 48 stars.svg  Louis Clarke , Frank Hussey , Alfred LeConey , Loren Murchison  (USA)41.2Q WR
2Flag of France.svg  Maurice Degrelle , Albert Heise , André Mourlon , René Mourlon  (FRA)44.5Q

Semifinals

The semifinals were held on Sunday, July 13, 1924. The top two in each heat qualified for the final.

Semifinal 1

PlaceAthletesTimeQual.
1US flag 48 stars.svg  Louis Clarke , Frank Hussey , Alfred LeConey , Loren Murchison  (USA)41.0Q WR
2Flag of Switzerland.svg  Karl Borner , Heinz Hemmi , Josef Imbach , Victor Moriaud  (SUI)42.2Q
3Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Larry Armstrong , Cyril Coaffee , George Hester , Anthony Vince  (CAN)43.3
4Flag of Greece (1828-1978).svg  Argyris Karagiannis , Konstantinos Pantelidis , Alexandros Papafingos , Ioannis Talianos  (GRE)45.2

Semifinal 2

PlaceAthletesTimeQual.
1Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Harold Abrahams , Wilfred Nichol , Walter Rangeley , Lancelot Royle  (GBR)41.8Q
2Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946; 3-2 aspect ratio).svg  Ferenc Gerő , Lajos Kurunczy , László Muskát , Gusztáv Rózsahegyi  (HUN)42.4Q
3Flag of Italy (1861-1946).svg  Ernesto Bonacina , Giovanni Frangipane , Pietro Pastorino , Enrico Torre  (ITA)42.9
4Flag of Denmark.svg  Kaj Jensen , Poul Schiang , Henri Thorsen , Mogens Truelsen  (DEN)43.8

Semifinal 3

PlaceAthletesTimeQual.
1Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Jaap Boot , Harry Broos , Jan de Vries , Rinus van den Berge  (NED)42.2Q
2Flag of France.svg  Maurice Degrelle , Albert Heise , André Mourlon , René Mourlon  (FRA)42.5Q
3Flag of Sweden.svg  Kurt Branting , Nils Engdahl , Thor Österdahl , Curt Wiberg  (SWE)43.0
4Red Ensign of South Africa (1912-1928).svg  Lawrence Beets , George Dustan , Howard Kinsman , Christiaan Steyn  (RSA)43.6

Final

The final was held on Sunday, July 13, 1924.

PlaceAthletesTime
1US flag 48 stars.svg  Frank Hussey , Louis Clarke , Alfred LeConey , Loren Murchison  (USA)41.0 =WR
2Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Harold Abrahams , Wilfred Nichol , Walter Rangeley , Lancelot Royle  (GBR)41.2
3Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Jaap Boot , Harry Broos , Jan de Vries , Rinus van den Berge  (NED)41.8
4Flag of Hungary (1915-1918, 1919-1946; 3-2 aspect ratio).svg  Ferenc Gerő , Lajos Kurunczy , László Muskát , Gusztáv Rózsahegyi  (HUN)42.0
5Flag of France.svg  Maurice Degrelle , Albert Heise , André Mourlon , René Mourlon  (FRA)42.2
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Karl Borner , Heinz Hemmi , Josef Imbach , Victor Moriaud  (SUI)DSQ

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