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4 x 400 metres Relay, Men

Date29 – 30 September 2000
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants152 from 34 countries

The US was the favorite, led by Michael Johnson, who had won the 400 in both 1996 and 2000. But he was almost not needed in the final. Alvin Harrison led off with 44.36, giving the US a three-metre lead. Antonio Pettigrew and Calvin Harrison, Alvin’s twin brother, ran the fastest second and third legs and Johnson had a 20-metre lead when he received the baton. He ran a controlled anchor as the US defeated Nigeria by 25 metres. In the heats and semi-finals Jerome Young had led off for the United States. It was revealed in 2003 that Young had tested positive for steroids in 1999, but had been cleared to compete in the Olympics by USA Track & Field, though this was not known at the time. In 2004, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled that the US decision was incorrect and Young should not have been allowed to run in the 2000 Olympics. He was asked to return his gold medal, won as being a team member in the rounds. Consideration was given to disqualify the entire US 4x400 relay team, but eventually the CAS decided that the US victory would stand. Then in August 2008, the IOC disqualified the team when Antonio Pettigrew admitted to using drugs in 2000 as well.

PosNrTeamNOCR1SFFinal
1NigeriaNGR3:01.20 (1 h5)3:01.06 (1 h2)2:58.68 (1)Gold
Clement ChukwuJude MonyeSunday BadaEnefiok Udo-ObongNduka AwazieFidelis Gadzama
2JamaicaJAM3:03.85 (1 h1)2:58.84 (1 h1)2:58.78 (2)Silver
Michael BlackwoodGreg HaughtonChris WilliamsDanny McFarlaneMichael McDonaldSanjay Ayre
3The BahamasBAH3:01.50 (3 h5)2:59.02 (2 h1)2:59.23 (3)Bronze
Avard MoncurTroy McIntoshCarl OliverChris BrownTim Munnings
4FranceFRA3:04.45 (3 h1)3:00.64 (3 h1)3:01.02 (4)
Emmanuel FrontMarc FoucanIbrahima WadeMarc RaquilPierre-Marie HilaireBruno Wavelet
5Great BritainGBR3:04.35 (2 h1)3:01.35 (2 h2)3:01.22 (5)
Jared DeaconDaniel CainesIwan ThomasJamie Baulch
6PolandPOL3:01.30 (2 h5)3:00.66 (4 h1)3:03.22 (6)
Piotr RysiukiewiczRobert MaćkowiakPiotr DługosielskiPiotr HaczekJacek BocianFilip Walotka
7AustraliaAUS3:04.13 (2 h3)3:01.91 (3 h2)3:03.91 (7)
Brad JamiesonBlair YoungPat DwyerMichael HazelCasey Vincent
5 h2 r2/3UkraineUKR3:05.41 (3 h3)3:02.68 (5 h2)
Oleksandr KaidashRoman VoronkoYevhen ZiukovHennadiy Horbenko
6 h1 r2/3South AfricaRSA3:04.08 (1 h3)3:01.25 (5 h1)
Alwyn MyburghHezekiél SepengLlewellyn HerbertArnaud MalherbeHendrick MokganyetsiWerner Botha
6 h2 r2/3Sri LankaSRI3:06.25 (1 h2)3:02.89 (6 h2)
Rohan Pradeep KumaraVellasamy RatnakumaraRanga WimalawansaSugath ThilakaratneManura Kuranage Perera
7 h1 r2/3BotswanaBOT3:04.19 (5 h5)3:05.28 (6 h1)
California MolefeLulu BasinyiJohnson KubisaGlody DubeAggripa Matshameko
7 h2 r2/3SenegalSEN3:02.67 (4 h5)3:02.94 (7 h2)
Oumar LoumOusmane NiangYoussoupha SarrIbou Faye
8 h2 r2/3JapanJPN3:05.21 (1 h4)3:13.63 (8 h2)
Shunji KarubeJun OsakadaKenji TabataTakahiko Yamamura
AC h1 r2/3KenyaKEN3:06.77 (2 h2)– (AC h1)
Ezra SambuSamson YegoJoseph MutuaJulius Chepkwony
3 h2 r1/3IrelandIRL3:07.42 (3 h2)
Junior McKeeTom ComanRob DalyPaul Opperman
3 h4 r1/3ZimbabweZIM3:05.60 (3 h4)
Crispen MutakanyiTawanda ChiwiraPhillip MukomanaKen Harnden
4 h1 r1/3SwitzerlandSUI3:06.01 (4 h1)
Laurent ClercAlain RohrNicolas BäriswylAndré Bucher
4 h2 r1/3IndiaIND3:08.38 (4 h2)
Lijo David ThottanJata ShankarPurukottam RamachandranParamjit Singh
4 h2 r2/3Russian FederationRUS3:05.37 (2 h4)3:02.28 (4 h2)
Andrey SemyonovDmitry BogdanovRuslan MashchenkoDmitry Golovastov
4 h4 r1/3GhanaGHA3:07.07 (4 h4)
Daniel AdomakoNathaniel MarteyAbu DuahDaniel Mensah Kwei
5 h1 r1/3SpainESP3:06.87 (5 h1)
Eduardo Iván RodríguezDavid CanalÍñigo MonrealAntonio Andrés
5 h3 r1/3GreeceGRE3:06.50 (4 h3)
Georgios OikonomidisTasos GousisStelios DimotsiosPeriklis Iakovakis
5 h4 r1/3Trinidad and TobagoTTO3:07.51 (5 h4)
Damion BarrySimon PierreNeil de SilvaAto Modibo
6 h1 r1/3HungaryHUN3:08.77 (6 h1)
Zétény DombiZsolt SzegletAttila KilvingerTibor Bédi
6 h3 r1/3Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaKSA3:09.57 (5 h3)
Hamed Al-BishiHamdan Al-BishiMohamed Hamed Al-BishiHadi Soua'an Al-Somaily
6 h4 r1/3SlovakiaSVK3:09.54 (6 h4)
Radoslav HolúbekMarcel LopuchovskýMarián VanderkaŠtefan Balošák
6 h5 r1/3YugoslaviaSCG3:07.41 (6 h5)
Branislav StojanovićSlaviša VranešMarko JankovićSiniša Peša
7 h1 r1/3SloveniaSLO3:10.07 (7 h1)
Boštjan HorvatJože VrtačičSergej ŠalamonMatija Šestak
7 h3 r1/3ThailandTHA3:11.65 (6 h3)
Jirachai LinglomSenee KongtongChalermpol NoohlongNarong Nilploy
AC h2 r1/3AlgeriaALG– (AC h2)
Malik LouahlaKamel TalhaouiSamir-Adel LouahlaAdem Hecini
AC h2 r1/3QatarQAT– (AC h2)
Ibrahim IsmailMubarak Sultan Al-Nubi FarajSalaheddine Bakar Al-SafiAhmed Al-Imam
AC h4 r1/3KuwaitKUW– (AC h4)
Musayed Al-AzimiBader Abdul Rahman Al-FulaijMishal Sayed Al-HarbiFawzi Al-Shammari
AC h5 r1/3CroatiaCRO– (AC h5)
Elvis PeršićNino HabunFrano BakarićDarko Juričić
ACUnited StatesUSA3:03.52 (AC h3)2:58.78 (AC h1)2:56.35 (AC)DQ1
Alvin HarrisonAntonio PettigrewCalvin HarrisonMichael JohnsonAngelo TaylorJerome Young 2

Round One (29 September 2000)

Top two in each heat and next six fastest advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One (13:00)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
1JamaicaJAM3:03.850.202Q
Michael McDonaldMichael BlackwoodSanjay AyreDanny McFarlane
2Great BritainGBR3:04.350.218Q
Jared DeaconDaniel CainesJamie BaulchIwan Thomas
3FranceFRA3:04.450.416q
Emmanuel FrontMarc FoucanPierre-Marie HilaireBruno Wavelet
4SwitzerlandSUI3:06.01
Laurent ClercAlain RohrNicolas BäriswylAndré Bucher
5SpainESP3:06.870.178
Eduardo Iván RodríguezDavid CanalÍñigo MonrealAntonio Andrés
6HungaryHUN3:08.770.354
Zétény DombiZsolt SzegletAttila KilvingerTibor Bédi
7SloveniaSLO3:10.070.284
Boštjan HorvatJože VrtačičSergej ŠalamonMatija Šestak

Heat Two (13:09)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
1Sri LankaSRI3:06.250.203Q
Manura Kuranage PereraRohan Pradeep KumaraRanga WimalawansaSugath Thilakaratne
2KenyaKEN3:06.770.262Q
Ezra SambuSamson YegoJoseph MutuaJulius Chepkwony
3IrelandIRL3:07.420.170
Junior McKeeTom ComanRob DalyPaul Opperman
4IndiaIND3:08.380.255
Lijo David ThottanJata ShankarPurukottam RamachandranParamjit Singh
ACAlgeriaALG0.497DQ3
Malik LouahlaKamel TalhaouiSamir-Adel LouahlaAdem Hecini
ACQatarQAT0.295DQ4
Ibrahim IsmailMubarak Sultan Al-Nubi FarajSalaheddine Bakar Al-SafiAhmed Al-Imam

Heat Three (13:18)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
1South AfricaRSA3:04.080.223Q
Alwyn MyburghHendrick MokganyetsiWerner BothaArnaud Malherbe
2AustraliaAUS3:04.130.220q
Casey VincentBlair YoungMichael HazelPat Dwyer
3UkraineUKR3:05.410.568q
Oleksandr KaidashRoman VoronkoYevhen ZiukovHennadiy Horbenko
4GreeceGRE3:06.500.259
Georgios OikonomidisTasos GousisStelios DimotsiosPeriklis Iakovakis
5Kingdom of Saudi ArabiaKSA3:09.570.302
Hamed Al-BishiHamdan Al-BishiMohamed Hamed Al-BishiHadi Soua'an Al-Somaily
6ThailandTHA3:11.650.296
Jirachai LinglomSenee KongtongChalermpol NoohlongNarong Nilploy
ACUnited StatesUSA3:03.520.163Q DQ5
Jerome Young 6Angelo TaylorCalvin HarrisonAlvin Harrison

Heat Four (13:27)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
1JapanJPN3:05.210.559Q
Shunji KarubeJun OsakadaKenji TabataTakahiko Yamamura
2Russian FederationRUS3:05.370.203Q
Dmitry BogdanovAndrey SemyonovRuslan MashchenkoDmitry Golovastov
3ZimbabweZIM3:05.600.227
Crispen MutakanyiTawanda ChiwiraPhillip MukomanaKen Harnden
4GhanaGHA3:07.070.582
Daniel AdomakoNathaniel MarteyAbu DuahDaniel Mensah Kwei
5Trinidad and TobagoTTO3:07.510.171
Damion BarrySimon PierreNeil de SilvaAto Modibo
6SlovakiaSVK3:09.540.303
Radoslav HolúbekMarcel LopuchovskýMarián VanderkaŠtefan Balošák
ACKuwaitKUW0.557DQ7
Musayed Al-AzimiBader Abdul Rahman Al-FulaijMishal Sayed Al-HarbiFawzi Al-Shammari

Heat Five (13:36)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
1NigeriaNGR3:01.200.562Q
Nduka AwazieClement ChukwuFidelis GadzamaEnefiok Udo-Obong
2PolandPOL3:01.300.504Q
Filip WalotkaPiotr DługosielskiJacek BocianRobert Maćkowiak
3The BahamasBAH3:01.500.258q
Tim MunningsTroy McIntoshCarl OliverChris Brown
4SenegalSEN3:02.670.266q
Oumar LoumOusmane NiangYoussoupha SarrIbou Faye
5BotswanaBOT3:04.190.562q
California MolefeLulu BasinyiJohnson KubisaAggripa Matshameko
6YugoslaviaSCG3:07.410.551
Branislav StojanovićSlaviša VranešMarko JankovićSiniša Peša
ACCroatiaCRO0.420DQ8
Elvis PeršićNino HabunFrano BakarićDarko Juričić

Semi-Finals (29 September 2000)

Top three in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the final.

Heat One (21:30)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
1JamaicaJAM2:58.840.551Q
Sanjay AyreGreg HaughtonDanny McFarlaneMichael Blackwood
2The BahamasBAH2:59.020.249Q
Avard MoncurTroy McIntoshCarl OliverChris Brown
3FranceFRA3:00.640.249q
Emmanuel FrontMarc FoucanIbrahima WadeMarc Raquil
4PolandPOL3:00.660.494q
Piotr RysiukiewiczPiotr HaczekPiotr DługosielskiRobert Maćkowiak
5South AfricaRSA3:01.250.172
Alwyn MyburghHezekiél SepengLlewellyn HerbertArnaud Malherbe
6BotswanaBOT3:05.280.345
California MolefeLulu BasinyiJohnson KubisaGlody Dube
ACKenyaKEN0.413DQ9
Ezra SambuSamson YegoJoseph MutuaJulius Chepkwony
ACUnited StatesUSA2:58.780.242Q DQ10
Jerome Young 11Angelo TaylorCalvin HarrisonAlvin Harrison

Heat Two (21:39)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
1NigeriaNGR3:01.060.297Q
Clement ChukwuJude MonyeEnefiok Udo-ObongSunday Bada
2Great BritainGBR3:01.350.490Q
Jared DeaconDaniel CainesIwan ThomasJamie Baulch
3AustraliaAUS3:01.910.198Q
Casey VincentBlair YoungPat DwyerMichael Hazel
4Russian FederationRUS3:02.280.219
Andrey SemyonovDmitry BogdanovRuslan MashchenkoDmitry Golovastov
5UkraineUKR3:02.680.244
Oleksandr KaidashRoman VoronkoYevhen ZiukovHennadiy Horbenko
6Sri LankaSRI3:02.890.507
Rohan Pradeep KumaraVellasamy RatnakumaraRanga WimalawansaSugath Thilakaratne
7SenegalSEN3:02.940.175
Oumar LoumOusmane NiangYoussoupha SarrIbou Faye
8JapanJPN3:13.630.520
Shunji KarubeJun OsakadaKenji TabataTakahiko Yamamura

Final (30 September 2000 — 22:20)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Split (Pos)Reaction Time
1NigeriaNGR2:58.680.541
2626Clement Chukwu45.1845.18 (3)
2631Jude Monye44.491:29.67 (3)
2625Sunday Bada44.702:14.37 (3)
2636Enefiok Udo-Obong44.312:58.68 (1)
2JamaicaJAM2:58.780.382
2254Michael Blackwood45.1445.14 (2)
2260Greg Haughton44.291:29.43 (2)
2271Chris Williams44.732:14.16 (2)
2263Danny McFarlane44.622:58.78 (2)
3The BahamasBAH2:59.230.260
1166Avard Moncur44.6544.65 (1)
1165Troy McIntosh44.231:28.88 (1)
1168Carl Oliver44.832:13.71 (1)
1160Chris Brown45.522:59.23 (3)
4FranceFRA3:01.020.252
1721Emmanuel Front46.2246.22 (6)
1720Marc Foucan44.921:31.14 (5)
1743Ibrahima Wade44.462:15.60 (5)
1739Marc Raquil45.423:01.02 (4)
5Great BritainGBR3:01.220.252
1788Jared Deacon45.6345.63 (5)
1781Daniel Caines44.651:30.28 (4)
1818Iwan Thomas45.262:15.54 (4)
1777Jamie Baulch45.683:01.22 (5)
6PolandPOL3:03.220.203
2721Piotr Rysiukiewicz45.345.3 (4)
2715Robert Maćkowiak46.31:31.6 (6)
2706Piotr Długosielski46.22:17.8 (6)
2708Piotr Haczek45.43:03.2 (6)
7AustraliaAUS3:03.910.177
1071Brad Jamieson46.746.7 (7)
1095Blair Young45.21:31.9 (7)
1064Pat Dwyer46.02:17.9 (7)
1069Michael Hazel46.03:03.9 (7)
ACUnited StatesUSA2:56.350.538DQ12
3277Alvin Harrison44.3644.36 (1)
3307Antonio Pettigrew44.171:28.53 (1)
3278Calvin Harrison43.532:12.06 (1)
3294Michael Johnson44.292:56.35 (1)