Athletics at the 1952 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Men's 4 × 100 metres relay
at the Games of the XV Olympiad
DatesJuly 26 (heats)
July 27 (semifinals, final)
Competitors from 22 nations
Teams22
Winning time40.1
Medalists
Gold medal icon.svg Dean Smith
Harrison Dillard
Lindy Remigino
Andy Stanfield
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Silver medal icon.svg Boris Tokarev
Levan Kalyayev
Levan Sanadze
Vladimir Sukharev
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union
Bronze medal icon.svg László Zarándi
Géza Varasdi
György Csányi
Béla Goldoványi
Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary
  1948
1956  

The men's 4 × 100 metres relay event at the 1952 Olympic Games took place on July 26 & July 27. The United States team won the final. [1]

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Results

Heats

The first round was held on July 26. The three fastest teams from each heat qualified to the semifinals.

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Video on YouTube amateur film of Heat 1

Heat 1

RankNationCompetitorsTimeNotes
1US flag 48 stars.svg  United States Harrison Dillard, Lindy Remigino, Dean Smith, Andy Stanfield 40.3
2Flag of France.svg  France Étienne Bally, René Bonino, Yves Camus, Alain Porthault 40.8
3Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland Zygmunt Buhl, Emil Kiszka, Zdobysław Stawczyk, Dominik Sucheński 41.8
4Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Issi Baran, Voitto Hellstén, Pauli Tavisalo, Adolf Turakainen 42.0
5Canadian Red Ensign (1921-1957).svg  Canada Gordon Crosby, Robert Hutchinson, Don McFarlane, Walter Sutton 42.6
6Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Fernando Casimiro, Eugénio Eleuterio, Rui Maia, Tomás Paquete 42.8
7Flag of Egypt (1922-1958).svg  Egypt Fawzi Chaaban, Youssef Ali Omar, Emad El-Din Shafei, Fouad Yazgi 42.9

Heat 2

RankNationCompetitorsTimeNotes
1Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain McDonald Bailey, Jack Gregory, William Jack, Brian Shenton 41.2
2Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Franco Leccese, Antonio Siddi, Giorgio Sobrero, Carlo Vittori 41.5
3Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Samuel Anderson, Rafael Fortún, Angel García, Evelio Planas 41.9
4Flag of the Gold Coast.svg  Ghana George Acquaah, Gabriel Lareya, Augustus Lawson, John Owusu 42.1
5Flag of Australia.svg  Australia Edwin Carr, Jr., Morris Curotta, Ken Doubleday, Ray Weinberg 42.3
6Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Pongamat Amatayakul, Boonterm Pakpuang, Aroon Sakosik, Adul Wanasatith 44.5

Heat 3

RankNationCompetitorsTimeNotes
1Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary György Csányi, Béla Goldoványi, Géza Varasdi, László Zarándi 41.0
2Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia František Brož, Jiří David, Miroslav Horčic, Zdeněk Pospíšil 41.5
3Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Mariano Acosta, Enrique Beckles, Gerardo Bönnhoff, Romeo Galán 41.5
4Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Franz Happernagel, Josef Heinen, Peter Kraus, Werner Zandt 41.5
5Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland Willy Eichenberger, Ernst Mühlethaler, Willy Schneider, Hans Wehrli 41.6

Heat 4

RankNationCompetitorsTimeNotes
1Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union Levan Kalyayev, Levan Sanadze, Vladimir Sukharev, Boris Tokarev 41.3
2Flag of British Colonial Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Muslim Arogundade, Titus Erinle, Karim Olowu, Rafiu Oluwa 42.4
3Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Muhammad Aslam, Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Shariff Butt, Muhammad Fazil 42.8
4Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland Ásmundur Bjarnason, Hörður Haraldsson, Pétur Sigurðsson, Ingi Þorsteinsson DSQ

Semifinals

The semifinals were held on July 27. The three fastest teams from each heat advanced to the final

Heat 1

RankCountryTimeNotes
1US flag 48 stars.svg  United States 40.4
2Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union 40.7
3Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 41.0
4Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 41.4
5Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland 41.8
6Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan 42.0

Heat 2

RankCountryTimeNotes
1Flag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary 40.9
2Flag of France.svg  France 40.9
3Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia 41.3
4Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba 41.5
5Flag of British Colonial Nigeria.svg  Nigeria 41.9

Final

RankCountryTime (hand)Notes
Gold medal icon.svgUS flag 48 stars.svg  United States 40.1
Silver medal icon.svgFlag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union 40.3
Bronze medal icon.svgFlag of Hungary (1949-1956).svg  Hungary 40.5
4Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 40.6
5Flag of France.svg  France 40.9
6Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia 41.2

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References

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