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Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 10, 1984
Date Finished: August 11, 1984

Gold: USA United States
Silver: GBR Great Britain
Bronze: NGR Nigeria

Summary

The US team had the fastest time in the heats and semi-finals. But in the semis, Walter McCoy ran a few steps in the wrong lane and a protest was lodged. But it was deemed unintentional and as it did not impeded other runners, the protest was not allowed. The final was very close on the first leg with five teams within a few metres of each other. Australia took the lead on the second leg when Darren Clark ran 43.86, although Ray Armstead ran 43.97 for the US. On the third leg, the open 400 gold medalist, Alonzo Babers, ran 43.75 to open up the race and Antonio McKay held the lead on the anchor as the US won by 10 metres.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 United States USA Gold
2 Great Britain GBR Silver
3 Nigeria NGR Bronze
4 Australia AUS
5 Italy ITA
6 Barbados BAR
7 Uganda UGA
8 Canada CAN
5 h1 r2/3 West Germany FRG
5 h2 r2/3 Brazil BRA
6 h1 r2/3 Cote d'Ivoire CIV
6 h2 r2/3 Jamaica JAM
7 h1 r2/3 Sweden SWE
7 h2 r2/3 Kenya KEN
8 h1 r2/3 Japan JPN
AC h2 r2/3 Trinidad and Tobago TTO
4 h2 r1/3 France FRA
4 h4 r1/3 Spain ESP
5 h2 r1/3 Antigua and Barbuda ANT
5 h4 r1/3 Oman OMA
6 h1 r1/3 Mozambique MOZ
6 h2 r1/3 British Virgin Islands IVB
7 h1 r1/3 United Arab Emirates UAE
7 h2 r1/3 Cameroon CMR
AC h3 r1/3 Senegal SEN