Athletics at the 1990 Commonwealth Games – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay

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The men's 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 1990 Commonwealth Games was held on 2 and 3 February at the Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland. [1] In the heats of the race some of the biggest medal favourites, England, Australia, and Trinidad and Tobago were disqualified for a change outside the takeover zone. All three teams protested the decision but to no avail. [2] In their absence, Kenya took gold followed by Scotland and Jamaica.

4 × 400 metres relay Track and field relay event covering 1600 metres

The 4 × 400 metres relay or long relay is an athletics track event in which teams consist of four runners who each complete 400 metres or one lap. It is traditionally the final event of a track meet. At top class events, the first 500 metres is run in lanes. Start lines are thus staggered over a greater distance than in an individual 400 metres race; the runners then typically move to the inside of the track. The slightly longer 4 × 440 yards relay was a formerly run British and American event, until metrication was completed in the 1970s.

Athletics at the 1990 Commonwealth Games

At the 1990 Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at the Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand from 27 January to 3 February 1990. A total of 42 events were contested, 23 by male and 19 by female athletes.

Mount Smart Stadium football stadium

The Mount Smart Stadium is a stadium in Auckland, New Zealand. It is the home ground of National Rugby League team, the New Zealand Warriors. Built within the quarried remnants of the Rarotonga / Mount Smart volcanic cone, it is located 10 kilometres south of the city centre, in the suburb of Penrose.

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Medalists

GoldSilverBronze
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Samson Kitur
Stephen Mwanzia
David Kitur
Simeon Kipkemboi
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland
Mark Davidson
Tom McKean
David Strang
Brian Whittle
Duncan Mathieson*
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
Clive Wright
Devon Morris
Trevor Graham
Howard Burnett
John Mair*

* Athletes who competed in heats only and received medals.

Results

Heats

Qualification: First 4 teams of each heat (Q) plus the next 1 fastest (q) qualified for the final.

RankHeatNationAthletesTimeNotes
11Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya Samson Kitur, Stephen Mwanzia, David Kitur, Simeon Kipkemboi 3:03.55Q
21Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica John Mair 3:05.26Q
32Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 3:08.18Q
41Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Mike McLean, Steve O'Brien, Paul Osland, Anton Skerritt 3:08.69Q
51Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Duncan Mathieson, Brian Whittle 3:10.89Q
62Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Fayyaz, Bahre Karam, Muhammad Sadaqat 3:12.95Q
71Flag of Seychelles (1977-1996).svg  Seychelles Giovanny Fanny, Percy Larame, Philip Sinon, Joseph Adam 3:18.57q
2Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Leigh Miller, Mark Garner, Robert Stone, Robert Ballard DQ
2Flag of England.svg  England Kriss Akabusi, Lawrence Lynch, Todd Bennett, Roger Black DQ
2Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago Alvin Daniel, Eugene Matthews, Neil de Silva, Patrick Delice DQ

Final

RankNationAthletesTimeNotes
Gold medal icon.svgFlag of Kenya.svg  Kenya Samson Kitur, Stephen Mwanzia, David Kitur, Simeon Kipkemboi 3:02.48 GR
Silver medal icon.svgFlag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Mark Davidson, Tom McKean, David Strang, Brian Whittle 3:04.68
Bronze medal icon.svgFlag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Clive Wright, Devon Morris, Trevor Graham, Howard Burnett 3:04.96
4Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Darren Dale, Andrew Collins, Anthony Green, Dale McClunie 3:06.23
5Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Mike McLean, Steve O'Brien, Paul Osland, Anton Skerritt 3:06.73
6Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Bashir Ahmad, Muhammad Fayyaz, Bahre Karam, Muhammad Sadaqat 3:11.90
7Flag of Seychelles (1977-1996).svg  Seychelles Giovanny Fanny, Percy Larame, Philip Sinon, Joseph Adam 3:18.22

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References

  1. "Results". Archived from the original on 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2016-08-03.