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1952 Olympic Games Helsinki, Finland - Men's 4 x 100 m

 

 

Host City: Helsinki, Finland Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the final.
Date Started: July 26, 1952 Format: Top three in each heat advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: July 27, 1952  
(Competitors: 88; Countries: 22; Finalists: 24/6)  
    Venue(s): Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki
Overview by IAAF    1952_olympic_stadium.jpg
The USA were fastest in the preliminary rounds, clocking 40.3 (despite a horrible changeover between Dillard and Remigino) in the heats, and 40.4 in the semis. The USSR, 1950 European Champions, were second quickest with 40.7. In the final Tokarev surprisingly led Smith, and with better changeovers the Soviets were ahead by a metre at halfway. Remigino caught Sanadze and Stanfield came out of the last baton pass slightly ahead of Sukharev. The best sprinter on view in Helsinki drew away to win by 3m. In view of the fact that the USA team uniquely contained three individual event gold medallists it was a tribute to the USSR teamwork that the Americans could not win by a larger margin from a team without any big name sprinters.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
Though the US had the fastest sprinters, the USSR team had won the 1950 European Championships and were known for teamwork and exact changeovers. In the final, the Soviets started out in the lead, led by Boris Tokarev, and they maintained that until 100 metre champion Lindy Remigino caught them on the final turn. Andy Stanfield received the baton about equal with Vladimir Sukharev but ran away from him to win by two metres.
 
 
        Results          
   
4 x 100 m Men     Final 27 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Team Country NOC   Records Notes
1 40,26     Dean Smith, Harrison Dillard, Lindy Remigino, Andy Stanfield United States USA     40.1 h
2 40,58     Boris Tokarev/RUS, Levan Kalyayev/RUS, Levan Sanadze/GEO, Vladimir Sukharev/KGZ Soviet Union URS     40.3 h
3 40,83     László Zarándi, Géza Varasdi, György Csányi, Béla Goldoványi Hungary HUN     40.5 h
4 40,85     McDonald Bailey, Willie Jack, John Gregory, Brian Shenton Great Britain GBR     40.6 h
5 41,1     Alain Porthault, Étienne Bally, Yves Camus, René Bonino France FRA     40.9 h
6 41,41     František Brož, Jiří David, Miroslav Horčic, Zdeněk Pospíšil Czechoslovakia TCH     41.2 h
4 x 100 m Men     Semi-Finals Heat One 27 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Team Country NOC   Records Notes
1 40,51   Q Harrison Dillard, Lindy Remigino, Dean Smith, Andy Stanfield United States USA     40.4 h
2 41,01   Q Levan Kalyayev, Levan Sanadze, Vladimir Sukharev, Boris Tokarev Soviet Union URS     40.7 h
3 41,24   Q McDonald Bailey, Jack Gregory, William Jack, Brian Shenton Great Britain GBR     41.0 h
4 41,61     Mariano Acosta, Enrique Beckles, Gerardo Bönnhoff, Romeo Galán Argentina ARG     41.4 h
5 41,91     Zygmunt Buhl, Emil Kiszka, Zdobysław Stawczyk, Dominik Sucheński Poland POL     41.8 h
6 42,15     Muhammad Aslam, Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Shariff Butt, Muhammad Fazil Pakistan PAK     42.0 h
4 x 100 m Men     Semi-Finals Heat Two 27 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Team Country NOC   Records Notes
1 40,99   Q György Csányi, Béla Goldoványi, Géza Varasdi, László Zarándi Hungary HUN     40.9 h
2 41,02   Q Étienne Bally, René Bonino, Yves Camus, Alain Porthault France FRA     40.9 h
3 41,46   Q František Brož, Jiří David, Miroslav Horčic, Zdeněk Pospíšil Czechoslovakia TCH     41.3 h
4 41,67     Samuel Anderson, Rafael Fortún, Angel García, Evelio Planas Cuba CUB     41.5 h
5 42,01     Muslim Arongudade, Titus Erinle, Karim Olowu, Rafiu Oluwa Nigeria NGR     41.9 h
4 x 100 m Men     Round One Heat One 26 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Team Country NOC   Records Notes
1 40,34   Q Harrison Dillard, Lindy Remigino, Dean Smith, Andy Stanfield United States USA     40.3 h
2 40,98   Q Étienne Bally, René Bonino, Yves Camus, Alain Porthault France FRA     40.8 h
3 42   Q Zygmunt Buhl, Emil Kiszka, Zdobysław Stawczyk, Dominik Sucheński Poland POL     41.8 h
4 42,2     Issi Baran, Voitto Hellstén, Pauli Tavisalo, Adolf Turakainen Finland FIN     42.0 h
5 42,73     Gordon Crosby, Robert Hutchinson, Don McFarlane, Walter Sutton Canada CAN     42.6 h
6 43,01     Fernando Casimiro, Eugénio Eleuterio, Rui Maia, Tomás Paquete Portugal POR     42.8 h
7 43,02     Fawzi Chaaban, Youssef Ali Omar, Emad El-Din Shafei, Fouad Yazgi Egypt EGY     42.9 h
4 x 100 m Men     Round One Heat Two 26 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Team Country NOC   Records Notes
1 41,43   Q McDonald Bailey, Jack Gregory, William Jack, Brian Shenton Great Britain GBR     41.2 h
2 41,73   Q Franco Leccese, Antonio Siddi, Giorgio Sobrero, Carlo Vittori Italy ITA     41.5 h
3 42,14   Q Samuel Anderson, Rafael Fortún, Angel García, Evelio Planas Cuba CUB     41.9 h
4 42,27     George Acquaah, Gabriel Lareya, Augustus Lawson, John Owusu Ghana GHA     42.1 h
5 42,38     Edwin Carr, Jr., Morris Curotta, Ken Doubleday, Ray Weinberg Australia AUS     42.3 h
6 44,81     Pongamat Amatayakul, Boonterm Pakpuang, Aroon Sakosik, Adulya Vanastit Thailand THA     44.5 h
4 x 100 m Men     Round One Heat Three 26 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Team Country NOC   Records Notes
1 41,15   Q György Csányi, Béla Goldoványi, Géza Varasdi, László Zarándi Hungary HUN     41.0 h
2 41,49   Q František Brož, Jiří David, Miroslav Horčic, Zdeněk Pospíšil Czechoslovakia TCH     41.5 h
3 41,56   Q Mariano Acosta, Enrique Beckles, Gerardo Bönnhoff, Romeo Galán Argentina ARG     41.5 h
4 41,63     Franz Happernagel, Josef Heinen, Peter Kraus, Werner Zandt Germany GER     41.5 h
5 41,81     Willy Eichenberger, Ernst Mühlethaler, Willy Schneider, Hans Wehrli Switzerland SUI     41.6 h
4 x 100 m Men     Round One Heat Four 26 July        
                   
Rank Mark     Team Country NOC   Records Notes
1 41,3   Q   Soviet Union URS     41.45 h
2 42,4   Q Muslim Arongudade, Titus Erinle, Karim Olowu, Rafiu Oluwa Nigeria NGR     42.63 h
3 42,8   Q Muhammad Aslam, Abdul Aziz, Muhammad Shariff Butt, Muhammad Fazil Pakistan PAK     42.91 h
AC DQ     Ásmundur Bjarnason, Hörður Haraldsson, Pétur Sigurðsson, Ingi Þorsteinsson Iceland ISL     [43.25]

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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