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4 x 100 metres Relay, Men

Date7 – 8 August 1992
StatusOlympic
LocationEstadio Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona
Participants104 from 25 countries
Olympic Record 37.83 WR / United States USA / 11 August 1984

The US was back as the favorite, although Carl Lewis had failed to make the US team for the 100 metres. But in the 100 semi-finals, Mark Witherspoon had to retire with an Achilles’ injury and Lewis was brought back onto the relay squad. After the semi-finals they were thought to be threatened by the surprising team from Nigeria, who had won their heat in an African record of 38.21. In the final, Lewis received the baton with only a metre lead on the Nigerian anchor, Davidson Ezinwa. But his anchor leg is usually considered one of the fastest ever, challenging Bob Hayes anchor at Tokyo in 1964. Lewis was timed in 8.85 for his leg and the US won by over five metres in a world record 37.40.

PosNrTeamNOCR1SFFinal
1United StatesUSA38.95 (2 h1)38.14 (1 h1)37.40 (1)GoldWR
Mike MarshLeroy BurrellDennis MitchellCarl LewisJames Jett
2NigeriaNGR38.98 (1 h4)38.21 (1 h2)37.98 (2)Silver
Oluyemi KayodeChidi ImohOlapade AdenikenDavidson EzinwaOsmond Ezinwa
3CubaCUB38.81 (1 h1)38.49 (2 h1)38.00 (3)Bronze
Andrés SimónJoel LamelaJoel IsasiJorge Aguilera
4Great BritainGBR39.73 (2 h3)38.64 (2 h2)38.08 (4)
Marcus AdamTony JarrettJohn RegisLinford ChristieJason John
5Unified TeamEUN40.07 (2 h2)38.69 (3 h1)38.17 (5)
Pavel GalkinEdvin IvanovAndrey FedorivVitaly Savin
6JapanJPN39.16 (3 h1)38.81 (4 h1)38.77 (6)
Shinji AotoHisatsugu SuzukiSatoru InoueTatsuo Sugimoto
7AustriaAUT39.86 (3 h3)39.34 (3 h2)39.30 (7)
Christoph PöstingerThomas RennerAndreas BergerFranz Ratzenberger
8Côte d'IvoireCIV40.02 (6 h1)39.46 (4 h2)39.31 (8)
Franck WaotaJean-Olivier ZirignonGilles BoguiOuattara Lagazane
5 h1 r2/3FranceFRA39.49 (1 h2)39.02 (5 h1)
Max MorinièreDaniel SangoumaGilles QuénéhervéBruno Marie-Rose
5 h2 r2/3SpainESP39.60 (2 h4)39.62 (5 h2)
José Javier ArquésEnrique TalaveraJuan Jesús TraperoSergio López
6 h1 r2/3GhanaGHA40.11 (4 h3)39.28 (6 h1)
John Myles-MillsEric AkogyiramEmmanuel TuffourNelson Boateng
6 h2 r2/3ThailandTHA39.91 (3 h4)39.73 (6 h2)
Kriengkrai NaromSeaksarn BoonratNiti PiyapanVisut Watanasin
7 h1 r2/3Sierra LeoneSLE40.11 (3 h2)40.46 (7 h1)
Francis KeitaDenton Guy-WilliamsPaul ParkinsonSanusi Turay
7 h2 r2/3TogoTOG39.77 (5 h1)39.84 (7 h2)
Kouame AholouBoevi LawsonKoukou Franck AmégniganKossi Akoto
AC h1 r2/3MexicoMEX39.77 (4 h1)– (AC h1)
Genaro RojasEduardo NavaRaymundo EscalanteAlejandro Cárdenas
AC h2 r2/3CanadaCAN39.34 (1 h3)– (AC h2)
Ben JohnsonGlenroy GilbertAtlee MahornBruny SurinPeter Ogilvie
4 h2 r1/3SenegalSEN40.13 (4 h2)
Charles-Louis SeckAmadou M'BayeSeydou LoumOumar Loum
4 h4 r1/3San MarinoSMR42.08 (4 h4)
Nicola SelvaManlio MolinariDominique CantiAldo Canti
5 h2 r1/3PortugalPOR40.30 (5 h2)
Luís CunhaPedro Miguel CurveloLuís BarrosoPedro Agostinho
5 h3 r1/3United States Virgin IslandsISV40.48 (5 h3)
Derry PembertonNeville HodgeMitch PetersWyndell Dickinson
5 h4 r1/3BangladeshBAN42.18 (5 h4)
Golam AmbiaMohamed Mehdi HasanShahanuddin ChoudhuryMohamed Shah Jalal
6 h3 r1/3The GambiaGAM40.98 (6 h3)
Dawda JallowMomodou SarrAbdulieh JannehLamin Marikong
AC h1 r1/3BelizeBIZ– (AC h1)
Emery GillElston ShawMichael JosephJohn Palacio
AC h2 r1/3CongoCGO41.26 (AC h2)
Médard MakangaMichael DzongArmand BiniakounouDavid Nkoua
AC h4 r1/3JamaicaJAM– (AC h4)
Michael GreenRudolph MightyAnthony WallaceRay Stewart

Round One (7 August 1992)

Top three in each heat and next four fastest advanced to the semi-final.

Heat One (9:30)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)
1CubaCUB38.81Q
Andrés SimónJoel LamelaJoel IsasiJorge Aguilera
2United StatesUSA38.95Q
Mike MarshLeroy BurrellDennis MitchellJames Jett
3JapanJPN39.16Q
Shinji AotoHisatsugu SuzukiSatoru InoueTatsuo Sugimoto
4MexicoMEX39.77q
Genaro RojasEduardo NavaRaymundo EscalanteAlejandro Cárdenas
5TogoTOG39.77q
Kouame AholouBoevi LawsonKoukou Franck AmégniganKossi Akoto
6Côte d'IvoireCIV40.02q
Franck WaotaJean-Olivier ZirignonGilles BoguiOuattara Lagazane
ACBelizeBIZDQ
Emery GillElston ShawMichael JosephJohn Palacio

Heat Two (9:40)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)
1FranceFRA39.49Q
Max MorinièreDaniel SangoumaGilles QuénéhervéBruno Marie-Rose
2Unified TeamEUN40.07Q
Pavel GalkinEdvin IvanovAndrey FedorivVitaly Savin
3Sierra LeoneSLE40.11Q
Francis KeitaDenton Guy-WilliamsPaul ParkinsonSanusi Turay
4SenegalSEN40.13
Charles-Louis SeckAmadou M'BayeSeydou LoumOumar Loum
5PortugalPOR40.30
Luís CunhaPedro Miguel CurveloLuís BarrosoPedro Agostinho
ACCongoCGO41.26DQ
Médard MakangaMichael DzongArmand BiniakounouDavid Nkoua

Heat Three (9:50)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)
1CanadaCAN39.34Q
Ben JohnsonGlenroy GilbertPeter OgilvieBruny Surin
2Great BritainGBR39.73Q
Tony JarrettJason JohnMarcus AdamLinford Christie
3AustriaAUT39.86Q
Christoph PöstingerThomas RennerAndreas BergerFranz Ratzenberger
4GhanaGHA40.11q
John Myles-MillsEric AkogyiramEmmanuel TuffourNelson Boateng
5United States Virgin IslandsISV40.48
Derry PembertonNeville HodgeMitch PetersWyndell Dickinson
6The GambiaGAM40.98
Dawda JallowMomodou SarrAbdulieh JannehLamin Marikong

Heat Four (10:00)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)
1NigeriaNGR38.98Q
Osmond EzinwaChidi ImohOlapade AdenikenDavidson Ezinwa
2SpainESP39.60Q
José Javier ArquésEnrique TalaveraJuan Jesús TraperoSergio López
3ThailandTHA39.91Q
Kriengkrai NaromSeaksarn BoonratNiti PiyapanVisut Watanasin
4San MarinoSMR42.08
Nicola SelvaManlio MolinariDominique CantiAldo Canti
5BangladeshBAN42.18
Golam AmbiaMohamed Mehdi HasanShahanuddin ChoudhuryMohamed Shah Jalal
ACJamaicaJAMDNF
Michael GreenRudolph MightyAnthony WallaceRay Stewart

Semi-Finals (7 August 1992)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One (19:30)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)
1United StatesUSA38.14Q
Mike MarshLeroy BurrellDennis MitchellCarl Lewis
2CubaCUB38.49Q
Andrés SimónJoel LamelaJoel IsasiJorge Aguilera
3Unified TeamEUN38.69Q
Pavel GalkinEdvin IvanovAndrey FedorivVitaly Savin
4JapanJPN38.81Q
Shinji AotoHisatsugu SuzukiSatoru InoueTatsuo Sugimoto
5FranceFRA39.02
Max MorinièreDaniel SangoumaGilles QuénéhervéBruno Marie-Rose
6GhanaGHA39.28
John Myles-MillsEric AkogyiramEmmanuel TuffourNelson Boateng
7Sierra LeoneSLE40.46
Francis KeitaDenton Guy-WilliamsPaul ParkinsonSanusi Turay
ACMexicoMEXDQ
Genaro RojasEduardo NavaRaymundo EscalanteAlejandro Cárdenas

Heat Two (19:40)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)
1NigeriaNGR38.21Q
Oluyemi KayodeChidi ImohOlapade AdenikenDavidson Ezinwa
2Great BritainGBR38.64Q
Tony JarrettJohn RegisMarcus AdamLinford Christie
3AustriaAUT39.34Q
Christoph PöstingerThomas RennerAndreas BergerFranz Ratzenberger
4Côte d'IvoireCIV39.46Q
Franck WaotaJean-Olivier ZirignonGilles BoguiOuattara Lagazane
5SpainESP39.62
José Javier ArquésEnrique TalaveraJuan Jesús TraperoSergio López
6ThailandTHA39.73
Kriengkrai NaromSeaksarn BoonratNiti PiyapanVisut Watanasin
7TogoTOG39.84
Kouame AholouBoevi LawsonKoukou Franck AmégniganKossi Akoto
ACCanadaCANDNF
Ben JohnsonGlenroy GilbertAtlee MahornBruny Surin

Final (8 August 1992 — 19:20)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)
1United StatesUSA37.40WR
Mike MarshLeroy BurrellDennis MitchellCarl Lewis
2NigeriaNGR37.98
Oluyemi KayodeChidi ImohOlapade AdenikenDavidson Ezinwa
3CubaCUB38.00
Andrés SimónJoel LamelaJoel IsasiJorge Aguilera
4Great BritainGBR38.08
Marcus AdamTony JarrettJohn RegisLinford Christie
5Unified TeamEUN38.17
Pavel GalkinEdvin IvanovAndrey FedorivVitaly Savin
6JapanJPN38.77
Shinji AotoHisatsugu SuzukiSatoru InoueTatsuo Sugimoto
7AustriaAUT39.30
Christoph PöstingerThomas RennerAndreas BergerFranz Ratzenberger
8Côte d'IvoireCIV39.31
Franck WaotaJean-Olivier ZirignonGilles BoguiOuattara Lagazane