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Athletics at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer Games:

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

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Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 6, 1932
Date Finished: August 7, 1932

Gold: USA United States
Silver: GER Germany
Bronze: ITA Italy


This was an easy victory for the United States. In the heats they broke the world record with 40.6. They actually ran without their three fastest runners from the individual races, leaving [Eddie Tolan], [Ralph Metcalfe], and [George Simpson] on the bench. Still they shattered their world record in the final, pulling away on every leg, to win in 40.0, leading Germany by nine metres.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 United States USA Gold WR
2 Germany GER Silver
3 Italy ITA Bronze
4 Canada CAN
5 Japan JPN
6 Great Britain GBR
4 h1 r1/2 Greece GRE
5 h1 r1/2 India IND