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Athletics at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

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Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Antwerpen
Date Started: August 22, 1920
Date Finished: August 23, 1920

Gold: GBR Great Britain
Silver: RSA South Africa
Bronze: FRA France

Summary

The British team was the favorite and won with ease. Bevil Rudd, who had won the 400 earlier in the Games, ran a great anchor lap for South Africa to bring Britain’s margin of victory to less than a second. There were only six teams entered, but for some reason, the officials conducted two semi-finals with three teams in each. All teams in the semi-finals advanced to the final, in what were surely the most meaningless semi-finals in Olympic history.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 South Africa RSA Silver
3 France FRA Bronze
4 United States USA
5 Sweden SWE
6 Belgium BEL