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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.

View a Phase of this EventFinal StandingsFinalRound One

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