Swimming at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay

The final of the men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay event at the 1984 Summer Olympics was held in Los Angeles, California, on August 2, 1984.[1] The first eight teams qualified for the final.

Men's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay
at the Games of the XXIII Olympiad
VenueMcDonald's Olympic Swim Stadium
Date2 August 1984 (heats & final)
Competitors99 from 23 nations
Winning time3:19.03 WR
Medalists
 United States (USA)
Chris Cavanaugh, Mike Heath, Matt Biondi, Rowdy Gaines, Tom Jager*, Robin Leamy*
 Australia (AUS)
Greg Fasala, Neil Brooks, Michael Delany, Mark Stockwell
 Sweden (SWE)
Thomas Lejdström, Bengt Baron, Mikael Örn, Per Johansson, Rikard Milton*, Michael Söderlund*
*Indicates the swimmer only competed in the preliminary heats.

Records

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

World record United States (USA)
Chris Cavanaugh (50.13)
Robin Leamy (50.10)
David McCagg (49.89)
Rowdy Gaines (49.14)
3:19.26Guayaquil, Ecuador5 August 1982
Olympic record United States (USA)
David Edgar (52.69)
John Murphy (52.04)
Jerry Heidenreich (50.78)
Mark Spitz (50.90)
3:26.42Munich, West Germany28 August 1972

The following new world and Olympic records were set during this competition.

DateEventNameNationalityTimeRecord
2 AugustHeat 3Neil Brooks (50.36)
Greg Fasala (50.35)
Michael Delany (50.03)
Mark Stockwell (49.20)
 Australia3:19.94OR
2 AugustFinalChris Cavanaugh (50.83)
Mike Heath (49.60)
Matt Biondi (49.67)
Rowdy Gaines (48.93)
 United States3:19.03WR

Results

Heats

Rule: The eight fastest teams advance to the final (Q).[2]

RankHeatLaneNationSwimmersTimeNotes
135 AustraliaNeil Brooks (50.36)
Greg Fasala (50.35)
Michael Delany (50.03)
Mark Stockwell (49.20)
3:19.94Q, OR
234 United StatesMatt Biondi (50.50)
Chris Cavanaugh (49.94)
Tom Jager (49.89)
Robin Leamy (49.81)
3:19.94Q
324 SwedenRikard Milton (51.80)
Michael Söderlund (50.98)
Mikael Örn (50.89)
Per Johansson (50.19)
3:23.86Q, NR
436 Great BritainDavid Lowe (51.51)
Roland Lee (51.37)
Paul Easter (51.03)
Richard Burrell (50.68)
3:24.59Q
525 FranceStéphan Caron (50.83)
Laurent Neuville (50.84)
Dominique Bataille (51.77)
Bruno Lesaffre (51.24)
3:24.68Q, NR
614 West GermanyDirk Korthals (51.31)
Alexander Schowtka (50.90)
Nicolai Klapkarek (51.27)
Michael Gross (51.21)
3:24.69Q, NR
738 ItalyMarcello Guarducci (51.49)
Raffaele Franceschi (51.51)
Metello Savino (51.00)
Marco Colombo (51.37)
3:25.37Q, NR
833 CanadaSandy Goss (51.82)
Alex Baumann (51.47)
Blair Hicken (51.23)
Levente Mady (51.75)
3:25.94Q
915 SwitzerlandDano Halsall (51.68)
Stéfan Voléry (50.24)
Thierry Jacot (52.33)
Roger Birrer (52.36)
3:26.61
1021 BrazilCyro Delgado (52.10)
Jorge Fernandes (51.39)
Djan Madruga (52.44)
Ronald Menezes (51.40)
3:27.33
1123 NetherlandsEdsard Schlingemann (51.94)
Peter Drost (52.69)
Frank Drost (51.59)
Hans Kroes (51.38)
3:27.33
1213 VenezuelaAlberto Mestre (51.18)
Alberto José Umana (53.13)
Rafael Vidal (53.15)
Jean-Marie François (52.78)
3:30.24
1322 JapanHiroshi Sakamoto (52.31)
Shigeo Ogata (52.22)
Taihei Saka (52.85)
Satoshi Sumida (53.07)
3:30.45
1426 Puerto RicoFernando Cañales (51.90)
Miguel Figueroa (53.63)
Antonio Portela (51.92)
Rafael Gandarillas (53.21)
3:30.66
1516 ChinaMu Lat (52.21)
Feng Dawei (52.81)
Chen Qin (53.31)
Shen Jianqiang (52.49)
3:30.82
1612 MexicoJosé Medina (54.12)
Ramiro Estrada (52.39)
César Sánchez (54.05)
Carlos Romo (53.30)
3:33.86
1732 SingaporeAng Peng Siong (51.18)
Oon Jin Teik (54.53)
David Lim Fong Jock (54.70)
Oon Jin Gee (54.22)
3:34.63
1811 JamaicaAndrew Phillips (52.97)
Deryck Marks (54.44)
Allan Marsh (52.97)
Gordon Scarlett (54.49)
3:34.87
1937 TurkeyKemal Sabri Özün (53.50)
İhsan Sabri Özün (53.94)
Ahmed Nakkas (54.59)
Gökhan Attaroglu (54.51)
3:36.54
2017 Virgin IslandsErik Rosskopf (55.40)
Brian Farlow (57.77)
Collier Woolard (55.76)
Scott Newkirk (54.56)
3:43.49
2131 GuatemalaRodrigo Leal (58.39)
Fernando Marroquin (58.39)
Roberto Granados (57.56)
Ernesto-José Degenhart (56.90)
3:52.18
2228 HondurasSalvador Corelo (58.20)
Juan José Piro (59.92)
David Palma (58.66)
Rodolfo Torres (59.09)
3:55.87
27 EgyptMohamed Youssef (53.23)
Sharif Nour (55.36)
Ahmed Eid
Ahmed Said
DSQ

Final

RankLaneNationSwimmersTimeNotes
5 United StatesChris Cavanaugh (50.83)
Mike Heath (49.60)
Matt Biondi (49.67)
Rowdy Gaines (48.93)
3:19.03WR
4 AustraliaGreg Fasala (51.00)
Neil Brooks (49.36)
Michael Delany (50.26)
Mark Stockwell (49.06)
3:19.68OC
3 SwedenThomas Lejdström (51.29)
Bengt Baron (50.83)
Mikael Örn (51.28)
Per Johansson (49.29)
3:22.69NR
47 West GermanyDirk Korthals (51.11)
Andreas Schmidt (51.48)
Alexander Schowtka (50.91)
Michael Gross (49.98)
3:22.98NR
56 Great BritainDavid Lowe (51.38)
Roland Lee (51.17)
Paul Easter (50.82)
Richard Burrell (49.24)
3:23.61NR
62 FranceStéphan Caron (51.03)
Laurent Neuville (51.38)
Dominique Bataille (51.17)
Bruno Lesaffre (51.05)
3:24.63NR
78 CanadaDavid Churchill (51.73)
Blair Hicken (51.13)
Alex Baumann (51.28)
Sandy Goss (50.56)
3:24.70NR
81 ItalyMarcello Guarducci (51.53)
Marco Colombo (51.21)
Metello Savino (51.54)
Fabrizio Rampazzo (50.69)
3:24.97NR

References

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