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1972 Olympic Games Munich - Men's 4 x 400 m

 

 

Host City: München, West Germany Format: Top two in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 9, 1972  
Date Finished: September 10, 1972  
(Competitors: 85; Countries: 21; Finalists: 32/8)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, München
Overview by IAAF    1972_olympic_stadium.jpg
With Matthews and Collet banned after the 400m victory ceremony, and John Smith unable to run through injury, the USA had to withdraw, leaving the way open for Kenya. After heats which found 3:03.83 for Jamaica not quick enough to qualify, Charles Asati got Kenya off to a great start in the final, as he had done in 1968. Leading from Poland by 3m after the first leg, Kenya dropped back to third as Schlöske ran an excellent 44.5 to take FRG more than 5m clear, with six teams bunched within 6m. The teams produced a concertina effect on the third leg resulting in seven teams spread over 6m at the final changeover, the fastest of the third legs being Charles Joseph’s 44.5 for Trinidad, the only team not in touch. Karl Honz set off for Germany as if he was planning to run 42 for his leg; he passed 200m in 20.1 with a growing 4m lead over Poland (Badeński 20.3 for his first 200), and Kenya (Sang 20.2), with Britain (Jenkins 20.4) a further 3m back. Not unexpectedly, Honz began to tire after 300m and Sang zipped past on his way to the fastest low altitude leg ever – 43.6 – leading Kenya home in 2:59.83. Behind him Jenkins went from fourth to second in the last 50m with Carette in his slipstream, as the British squad equalled the European record.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
The US had the three best 400 metre runners in München. The 400 had been won by Vince Matthews, who had opened the 4x400 for the US in 1968, with Wayne Collett second. John Smith was actually considered the favorite for the 400 gold medal but went down in the final after running only a few metres, the victim of a hamstring injury. At the 400 medal ceremony, Matthews and Collett staged a mild protest, somewhat similar to Tommie Smith and John Carlos in 1968. As The Star-Spangled Banner played, they did not stand at attention, talked to each other, their warm-up jackets wide open, and did not even look at the US flag at it was raised. The IOC banned them from the Olympics. The US had nominated six runners for the 4x400 but with Matthews, Collett, and Smith out, they did not have a team. This left the event wide open. In their absence, Kenya won the gold medal. At the final exchange, Kenya and Great Britain were virtually even, but Julius Sang ran the anchor in 43.5 for Kenya to seal the victory.
 
 
        Results          
 The men's 4 × 100 metres relay was the longer of the two men's relays on the Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics program in Munich. It was held on 9 September and 10 September 1972. The United States had the three best 400 metre runners at the Olympics. The 400 metres had been won by Vince Matthews earlier in the games. Matthews and 400 metres silver medalist, Wayne Collett staged a protest on the podium, where they were talking to each other and not standing at attention during the National Anthem. These actions caused the IOC to ban them from the rest of the Olympics. This combined with, John Smith’s hamstring injury, suffered earlier in the Olympics, caused the heavy favorite United States team to not have enough runners even with the two alternates. The U.S. was unable to compete in the event. With the U.S. team out of this opened up the field for everyone.
4 x 400 m Men     Final 10 September        
                   
Rank Mark     Team Country NOC   Records  
1 2.59.83     Charles Asati, Hezekiah Nyamau, Robert Ouko, Julius Sang Kenya KEN      
2 3.00.46     Martin Reynolds, Alan Pascoe, David Hemery, David Jenkins Great Britain GBR      
3 3.00.65     Gilles Bertould, Roger Velasquez, Francis Kerbiriou, Jacques Carette France FRA      
4 3.00.88     Bernd Herrmann GER, Horst-Rüdiger Schlöske GER, Hermann Köhler GER, Karl Honz GER West Germany FRG      
5 3.01.05     Jan Werner, Jan Balachowski, Zbigniew Jaremski, Andrzej Badenski Poland POL      
6 3.01.12     Stig Lönnqvist, Ari Salin, Ossi Karttunen, Markku Kukkoaho Finland FIN   NR  
7 3.02.57     Erik Carlgren, Anders Faager, Kenth Öhman, Ulf Rönner Sweden SWE   NR  
8 3.03.58     Arthur Cooper, Pat Marshall, Charles Joseph, Edwin Roberts Trinidad and Tobago TTO      
4 x 400 m Men     Heat 1 9 September        
                   
Rank Mark     Team Country NOC   Records  
1 3.01.26     Martin Reynolds, Alan Pascoe, David Hemery, David Jenkins Great Britain GBR      
2 3.01.27     Charles Asati, Hezekiah Nyamau, Robert Ouko, Julius Sang Kenya KEN      
3 3.03.05     Erik Carlgren, Kenth Öhman, Ulf Rönner, Anders Faager Sweden SWE      
4 3.04.22     Ian Gordon, Brian McLaren, Craig Blackman, Anthony Powell Canada CAN      
5 3.05.70     Miro Kocuvan, Laszlo Ubori, Josip Alebic CRO, Milorad Cikic Yugoslavia YUG      
6 3.05.92     Omar Ghizlat, Omar Chokhmane, Salah Fettouh, Mohamed Bouboud Morocco MAR      
7 3.10.00     Fernando Silva, Alberto Matos, José Carvalho, Fernando Mamede Portugal POR      
4 x 400 m Men     Heat 2 9 September        
                   
Rank Mark     Team Country NOC   Records  
1 3.03.27     Bernd Herrmann GER, Horst-Rüdiger Schlöske GER, Hermann Köhler GER, Karl Honz GER West Germany FRG      
2 3.03.48     Edwin Roberts, Charles Joseph, Arthur Cooper, Trevor James Trinidad and Tobago TTO      
3 3.04.31     Musa Dogon Yaro, Bruce Ijirigho, Mamman Makama, Robert Ojo Nigeria NGR      
4 3.08.59     Tegegne Bezabeh, Shoangizaw Worku, Ketema Benti, Mulugueta Tadesse Ethiopia ETH      
5 3.09.71     Daniele Giovanardi, Giacomo Puosi, Lorenzo Cellerino, Sergio Bello Italy ITA      
6 3.10.12     Hamad Ndee, Obedi Mwanga, Omari Abdallah, Claver Kamanya Tanzania TAN      
7 3.11.19     Amadou Gakou, Abdou Sow, Samba Dieye, Jean-Pierre Mango Senegal SEN      
8 3.14.51     Mohamed Musa, Dafallah Sultan Farah, Ibrahim Saad Abdelgalil, Hussein Angelo Koko Nimir Sudan SUD      
4 x 400 m Men     Heat 3 9 September        
                   
Rank Mark     Team Country NOC   Records  
1 3.02.52     Jan Werner, Jan Balachowski, Zbigniew Jaremski, Andrzej Badenski Poland POL      
2 3.02.97     Stig Lönnqvist, Ari Salin, Ossi Karttunen, Markku Kukkoaho Finland FIN      
3 3.03.13     Gilles Bertould, Roger Velasquez, Francis Kerbiriou, Jacques Carette France FRA      
4 3.03.83     Leighton Priestley, Kim Rowe, Trevor Campbell, Alf Daley Jamaica JAM      
5 3.06.99     Raul Dome, Felix Perez, José Jacinto Hidalgo, Erick Phillips Venezuela VEN      
6 3.13.51     Thamboosamy Krishnan, Sinnayah Sabapathy, Hassan Bin Osman, Pibsingha Peyadesa Malaysia MAS      

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Final

Rank Names Nationality Time
1st Charles Asati, Munyoro Nyamau, Robert Ouko, Julius Sang Kenya 2:59.83
2nd Martin Reynolds, Alan Pascoe, Dave Hemery, David Jenkins Great Britain 3:00.46
3rd Gilles Bertould, Daniel Velasques, Francis Kerbiriou, Jacques Carette France 3:00.65
4 Bernd Herrmann, Horst-Rüdiger Schlöske, Hermann Köhler, Karl Honz West Germany 3:00.88
5 Jan Werner, Jan Balachowski, Zbigniew Jaremski, Andrzej Badeński Poland 3:01.05
6 Stig Lönnqvist, Ari Salin, Ossi Karttunen, Markku Kukkoaho Finland 3:01.12
7 Erik Carlgren, Anders Faager, Kent Öhman, Ulf Rönner Sweden 3:02.57
8 Arthur Cooper, Pat Marshall, Charles Joseph, Edwin Roberts Trinidad and Tobago 3:03.58
 

Heats

Heat one

Heat twoHeat three
Rank Names Nationality Time
1 Martin Reynolds, Alan Pascoe, Dave Hemery, David Jenkins Great Britain 3:01.26
2 Charles Asati, Munyoro Nyamau, Robert Ouko, Julius Sang Kenya 3:01.27
3 Erik Carlgren, Anders Faager, Kent Öhman, Ulf Rönner Sweden 3:03.05
4 Ian Gordon, Brian MacLaren, Craig Blackman, Tony Powell Canada 3:04.22
5 Miro Kocuvan, Laszlo Ubori, Jozo Alebić, Milorad Čikić Yugoslavia 3:05.70
6 Omar Ghizlat, Ahmed Hasnaoui, Salah Fettouh, Mohamed Bouboud Morocco 3:05.92
7 Silva Fernando, Alberto Matos, José Carvalho, Fernando Mamede Portugal 3:10.00
Maurice Peoples, Tommy Turner, Lee Evans, John Smith United States DNS
Rank Names Nationality Time
1 Bernd Herrmann, Horst-Rüdiger Schlöske, Hermann Köhler, Karl Honz West Germany 3:03.27
2 Arthur Cooper, Pat Marshall, Charles Joseph, Edwin Roberts Trinidad and Tobago 3:03.48
3 Musa Dogon Yaro, Bruce Ijirighwo, Mamman Makama, Robert Ojo Nigeria 3:04.31
4 Tegegne Bezabeh, Shoangizaw Worku, Ketema Benti, Mulugetta Tadesse Ethiopia 3:08.59
5 Daniele Giovanardi, Giacomo Puosi, Lorenzo Cellerino, Sergio Bello Italy 3:09.7
6 Hamad Ndee, Obedi Mwanga, Omari Abdallah, Claver Kamanya Tanzania 3:10.1
7 Omar Ba, Abou Mamadou Sow, Samba Dièye, Jean-Pierre Mango Senegal 3:11.2
8 Mohamed Musa Gadou, Dafallah Sultan Farah, Ibrahim Saad Abdel Galil, Angelo Hussein Sudan 3:14.5
Rank Names Nationality Time
1 Jan Werner, Jan Balachowski, Zbigniew Jaremski, Andrzej Badeński Poland 3:02.52
2 Stig Lönnqvist, Ari Salin, Ossi Karttunen, Markku Kukkoaho Finland 3:02.97
3 Gilles Bertould, Daniel Velasques, Francis Kerbiriou, Jacques Carette France 3:03.13
4 Leighton Priestley, Kim Rowe, Trevor Campbell, Alfred Daley Jamaica 3:03.83
5 Raúl Dome, Félix Pérez, José Jacinto Hidalgo, Eric Phillips Venezuela 3:06.99
6 Tambusamy Krishnan, Sinnayah Sabapathy, Mohamed Hassan bin Osman, Baba Singhe Peyadesa Malaysia 3:13.51
Mohamad Younas, Norman Brinkworth, M. Seediq, Iqbal Nusrat Pakistan DNS
 
 
 

 

 

 

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