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1936 Olympic Games Berlin, Germany - Men's 4 x 100 m

 

 

Host City: Berlin, Germany Format: Top two in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 8, 1936  
Date Finished: August 9, 1936  
(Competitors: 60; Countries: 15; Finalists: 24/6)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Overview by IAAF    1936_olympic_stadium.jpg
Originally, the US squad was to be composed of the men who placed third to sixth in the US Trials (Wykoff, Draper, Sam Stoller and Marty Glickman). When Owens and Metcalfe replaced Stoller and Glickman, a furor was caused as this was thought to be a move to appease the German’s anti-semitic qualities. However, as the xenophobic Nazis hated blacks as much as Jews, this seems a tenuous argument at best. More likely, the US wanted the fastest squad possible. Their heat time seemed to bear out the team selection, equalling the world record of 40.0, more than a second ahead of Italy – the next quickest team. In the final, Owens got the US off to a storming start, gaining 5m on the field, and each US member extended the lead, the reward being the first ever sub-40 second clocking. Italy won the battle for second place ahead of Germany, though Osendarp carried Holland across the line in third place, only to lose the bronze medal for dropping the baton 25m from the finish.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The US team was expected to run a foursome of Frank Wykoff, Foy Draper, Marty Glickman, and Sam Stoller. But both Glickman and Stoller were Jewish, and for reasons not fully understood, American coach Lawson Robertson (himself an Olympian in 1904-08) elected to replace them by Jesse Owens and Ralph Metcalfe. Many rumors have since circulated concerning this decision. Though Owens and Metcalfe were their fastest runners, they were not needed, and it is sometimes thought that Robertson did this so as not to offend the Nazis hatred of Jews. It is also stated that Robertson heard that the Germans had been “hiding” their fastest runners in the individual races, and would bring them onto the relay, and that Owens and Metcalfe would be needed to win the gold medal. Some stories also say that Owens asked Robertson not to change the line-up, but to let Glickman and Stoller run. In the end, Robertson’s decision stood, and Owens led off the US team. They won easily, breaking the world record with 39.8, and defeating Italy by almost 15 metres, with Germany, devoid of super runners, in third. It was Owens’ fourth gold medal of the 1936 Olympics, and Frank Wykoff won his third consecutive gold medal in the 4x100 relay. Glickman and Stoller never competed in the Olympics. Marty Glickman later became a well-known sportscaster in the US.
 
 
        Results          
   
4 x 100 m Men     Final 9 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Team Country NOC   Records Notes
1 39.8     Jesse Owens, Ralph Metcalfe, Foy Draper, Frank Wykoff United States USA   WR  
2 41.13     Orazio Mariani, Gianni Caldana, Elio Ragni, Tullio Gonnelli Italy ITA     41.1 h
3 41.3     Wilhelm Leichum, Erich Borchmeyer, Erwin Gillmeister, Gerd Hornberger Germany GER     41.2h
4 42.2     Sam Richardson, Bruce Humber, Lee Orr, Howard McPhee Argentina ARG      
5 42.7     Tjeerd Boersma, Wijnand van Beveren, Christiaan Berger, Martinus Osendarp Canada CAN      
AC DQ     Tjeerd Boersma, Wil van Beveren, Chris Berger, Tinus Osendarp Netherlands NED     [41.2] / [41.28]
4 x 100 m Men     Round One Heat One 8 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Team Country NOC   Records Notes
1 40.0   Q Jesse Owens, Ralph Metcalfe, Foy Draper, Frank Wykoff United States USA   (=)WR  
2 41.1   Q Orazio Mariani, Gianni Caldana, Elio Ragni, Tullio Gonnelli Italy ITA      
3 41.7      Eric Grimbeek, Pat Dannaher, Tom Lavery, Marthinus Theunissen South Africa RSA      
4 42.0      Toivo Ahjopalo, Toivo Sariola, Palle Virtanen, Aki Tammisto Finland FIN      
AC DQ      Takayoshi Yoshioka, Monta Suzuki, B. Taniguchi, Masao Yazawa Japan JPN      
4 x 100 m Men     Round One Heat Two 8 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Team Country NOC   Records Notes
1 41.3   Q  Tjeerd Boersma, Wil van Beveren, Chris Berger, Tinus Osendarp Netherlands NED      
2 41.9   Q Sam Richardson, Bruce Humber, Lee Orr, Howard McPhee Argentina ARG      
3 42.0     Mario Minai, Gyula Gyenes, József Kovács, József Sír Hungary HUN      
4 42.4     Charles Wiard, Don Finlay, Walter Rangeley, Alan Pennington Great Britain GBR      
5 42.6     Maurice Carlton, Pierre Dondelinger, Paul Bronner, Robert Paul France FRA      
6 44.8     Poh Kimseng, Huang Yingjie, Chen Kingkwan, Liu Changchun China CHN      
4 x 100 m Men     Round One Heat Three 8 August        
                   
Rank Mark     Team Country NOC   Records Notes
1 41.4   Q Wilhelm Leichum, Erich Borchmeyer, Erwin Gillmeister, Gerd Hornberger Germany GER      
2 41.5   Q Tjeerd Boersma, Wijnand van Beveren, Christiaan Berger, Martinus Osendarp Canada CAN      
3 41.5     Lennart Lindgren, Irvin Ternström, Östen Sandström, Sweden SWE      
4 42.2     Åke Stenqvist Switzerland SUI      
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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