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4 x 100 metres Relay, Men

Date27 – 28 August 2004
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympiako Stadio, Olympiako Athletiko Kentro Athinon Spiros Loues, Maroussi
Participants65 from 16 countries
Olympic Record 37.40 WR / United States USA / 8 August 1992

The IAAF had changed the rules to allow only 16 teams into event, which shortened it to only two rounds. The US was favored with the 2004 100 champion in Justin Gatlin and the 2000 100 champion in Maurice Greene. They easily made it thru their heat, winning in 38.02. In the final, the Americans botched the first two baton passes, and Great Britain took the lead with crisp passes. Mark Lewis-Francis had two metres when he started his anchor leg but Maurice Greene closed very quickly. But he could not get ahead and Britain won by 1/100th of a second. Nigeria won bronze, their second medal in this event.

PosNrTeamNOCR1Final
1Great BritainGBR38.53 (2 h2)38.07 (1)Gold
Jason GardenerDarren CampbellMarlon DevonishMark Lewis-FrancisDwayne Grant (DNS)Nick Smith (DNS)
2United StatesUSA38.02 (1 h2)38.08 (2)Silver
Shawn CrawfordJustin GatlinCoby MillerMaurice GreeneDarvis PattonJohn Capel (DNS)
3NigeriaNGR38.27 (1 h1)38.23 (3)Bronze
Olusoji FasubaUchenna EmedoluAaron EgbeleDeji AliuTamunosiki Atorudibo (DNS)Ambrose Ezenwa (DNS)Chinedu Oriala (DNS)
4JapanJPN38.53 (5 h1)38.49 (4)
Hiroyasu TsuchieShingo SuetsuguShinji TakahiraNobuharu AsaharaRyo Matsuda (DNS)Jun Osakada (DNS)
5PolandPOL38.47 (2 h1)38.54 (5)
Zbigniew TulinŁukasz ChyłaMarcin JędrusińskiMarcin UrbaśMichał Bielczyk (DNS)Przemysław Rogowski (DNS)
6AustraliaAUS38.49 (3 h1)38.56 (6)
Adam BasilPaul Di BellaPatrick JohnsonJoshua RossAndrew McManus (DNS)Adam Miller (DNS)
7Trinidad and TobagoTTO38.53 (4 h1)38.60 (7)
Nico AlexanderMarc BurnsAto BoldonDarrel BrownCleavon Dillon (DNS)Melvin Nero (DNS)
8BrazilBRA38.64 (3 h2)38.67 (8)
Cláudio SousaÉdson RibeiroAndré da SilvaVicente LenílsonBasílio de Moraes Júnior (DNS)Jarbas Mascarenhas Júnior (DNS)
4 h2 r1/2JamaicaJAM38.71 (4 h2)
Dwight ThomasPat JarrettWinston SmithMichael FraterAsafa Powell (DNS)Ainsley Waugh (DNS)
5 h2 r1/2ItalyITA38.79 (5 h2)
Marco TorrieriSimone CollioMassimiliano DonatiMaurizio CheccucciKoura Kaba Fantoni (DNS)Luca Verdecchia (DNS)
6 h1 r1/2GermanyGER38.64 (6 h1)
Ronny OstwaldTobias UngerAlexander KosenkowTill HelmkeMarius Broening (DNS)Sebastian Ernst (DNS)
6 h2 r1/2GhanaGHA38.88 (6 h2)
Christian NsiahTanko BraimahAbdul Aziz ZakariLeo Myles-MillsSamuel Adade (DNS)Eric Nkansah (DNS)
7 h1 r1/2CanadaCAN38.64 (7 h1)
Nicolas MacrozonarisAnson HenryCharles AllenPierre BrowneRichard Adu-Bobie (DNS)Martin Grenier (DNS)
7 h2 r1/2FranceFRA38.93 (7 h2)
Aimé-Issa NthépéRonald PognonFrédéric KrantzDavid AlerteEddy de Lépine (DNS)Lueyi Dovy (DNS)
8 h1 r1/2Russian FederationRUS39.19 (8 h1)
Aleksandr RyabovOleg SergeyevSergey BychkovAndrey YepishinAleksandr Volkov (DNS)
AC h2 r1/2NetherlandsNED– (AC h2)
Timothy BeckTroy DouglasPatrick van BalkomCaimin DouglasGuus Hoogmoed (DNS)Daniël Ward (DNS)

Round One (27 August 2004)

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

Heat One (20:10)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
1NigeriaNGR38.270.211Q
Olusoji FasubaUchenna EmedoluAaron EgbeleDeji Aliu
2PolandPOL38.470.152Q
Zbigniew TulinŁukasz ChyłaMarcin JędrusińskiMarcin Urbaś
3AustraliaAUS38.490.199Q
Adam BasilPaul Di BellaPatrick JohnsonJoshua Ross
4Trinidad and TobagoTTO38.530.156q
Nico AlexanderMarc BurnsAto BoldonDarrel Brown
5JapanJPN38.530.149q
Hiroyasu TsuchieShingo SuetsuguShinji TakahiraNobuharu Asahara
6GermanyGER38.640.237
Ronny OstwaldTobias UngerAlexander KosenkowTill Helmke
7CanadaCAN38.640.252
Nicolas MacrozonarisAnson HenryCharles AllenPierre Browne
8Russian FederationRUS39.190.158
Aleksandr RyabovOleg SergeyevSergey BychkovAndrey Yepishin

Heat Two (20:19)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
1United StatesUSA38.020.289Q
Shawn CrawfordDarvis PattonCoby MillerMaurice Greene
2Great BritainGBR38.530.162Q
Jason GardenerDarren CampbellMarlon DevonishMark Lewis-Francis
3BrazilBRA38.640.138Q
Cláudio SousaÉdson RibeiroAndré da SilvaVicente Lenílson
4JamaicaJAM38.710.212
Dwight ThomasPat JarrettWinston SmithMichael Frater
5ItalyITA38.790.153
Marco TorrieriSimone CollioMassimiliano DonatiMaurizio Checcucci
6GhanaGHA38.880.406
Christian NsiahTanko BraimahAbdul Aziz ZakariLeo Myles-Mills
7FranceFRA38.930.206
Aimé-Issa NthépéRonald PognonFrédéric KrantzDavid Alerte
ACNetherlandsNED0.146DNF
Timothy BeckTroy DouglasPatrick van BalkomCaimin Douglas

Final (28 August 2004 — 21:45)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
1Great BritainGBR38.070.232
Jason GardenerDarren CampbellMarlon DevonishMark Lewis-Francis
2United StatesUSA38.080.300
Shawn CrawfordJustin GatlinCoby MillerMaurice Greene
3NigeriaNGR38.230.266
Olusoji FasubaUchenna EmedoluAaron EgbeleDeji Aliu
4JapanJPN38.490.327
Hiroyasu TsuchieShingo SuetsuguShinji TakahiraNobuharu Asahara
5PolandPOL38.540.295
Zbigniew TulinŁukasz ChyłaMarcin JędrusińskiMarcin Urbaś
6AustraliaAUS38.560.199
Adam BasilPaul Di BellaPatrick JohnsonJoshua Ross
7Trinidad and TobagoTTO38.600.344
Nico AlexanderMarc BurnsAto BoldonDarrel Brown
8BrazilBRA38.670.159
Cláudio SousaÉdson RibeiroAndré da SilvaVicente Lenílson