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Athletics at the 1936 Berlin Summer Games:

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

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Host City: Berlin, Germany
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Imperial Sports Field, Berlin
Date Started: August 8, 1936
Date Finished: August 9, 1936

Gold: GBR Great Britain
Silver: USA United States
Bronze: GER Germany


For some reason, the American chose not to run Archie Williams and Jimmy LuValle, gold and bronze medalists in the 400 metres. Without them, the British were stronger and won fairly comfortably. The early lead was set by Canada and Marshall Limon, but Godfrey Rampling stormed ahead on the second leg for Britain, and they took the lead for good.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Great Britain GBR Gold
2 United States USA Silver
3 Germany GER Bronze
4 Canada CAN
5 Sweden SWE
6 Hungary HUN
3 h1 r1/2 Poland POL
3 h2 r1/2 France FRA
3 h3 r1/2 Italy ITA
4 h1 r1/2 Japan JPN
4 h3 r1/2 South Africa RSA
5 h3 r1/2 Czechoslovakia TCH