Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Women's 4 x 100 metres relay
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates September 7 (heats)
September 8 (final)
Medalists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
«1956 1964»
Athletics at the
1960 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men women
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The Women's 4 x 100 metres relay event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between September 7 and September 8.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest three teams in each of the two heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Carole Quinton
Dorothy Hyman
Jenny Smart
Mary Bignal-Rand
Great Britain 45.92
2 Martha Langbein
Anni Biechl
Brunhilde Hendrix
Jutta Heine
Germany 45.96
3 Letizia Bertoni
Sandra Valenti
Piera Tizzoni
Giuseppina Leone
Italy 46.76
4 Erzsébet Heldtné Bartos
Mária Bácskai
Antónia Munkácsi
Ildikó Jónás
Hungary 47.54
5 Nancy Lewington
Sally McCallum
Valerie Jerome
Eleanor Haslam
Canada 48.05

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Martha Hudson
Lucinda Williams
Barbara Jones
Wilma Rudolph
United States 44.50 WR
2 Vera Kalashnikova-Krepkina
Valentina Maslovskaya
Mariya Itkina
Irina Press
Soviet Union 45.15
3 Teresa Ciepły
Barbara Janiszewska
Celina Jesionowska
Halina Richter
Poland 45.40
4 Silvia Hunte
Carlota Gooden
Lorraine Dunn
Jean Holmes-Mitchell
Panama 46.66
- Marlene Mathews-Willard
Norma Thrower
Norma Croker-Fleming
Pat Duggan
Australia [47.59] DQ

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Martha Hudson
Lucinda Williams
Barbara Jones
Wilma Rudolph
United States 44.72
2 Martha Langbein
Anni Biechl
Brunhilde Hendrix
Jutta Heine
Germany 45.00
3 Teresa Ciepły
Barbara Janiszewska
Celina Jesionowska
Halina Richter
Poland 45.19
4 Vera Kalashnikova-Krepkina
Valentina Maslovskaya
Mariya Itkina
Irina Press
Soviet Union 45.39
5 Letizia Bertoni
Sandra Valenti
Piera Tizzoni
Giuseppina Leone
Italy 45.80
- Carole Quinton
Dorothy Hyman
Jenny Smart
Mary Bignal-Rand
Great Britain DNF

Key: WR = world record; DQ = disqualified; DNF = did not finish

References[edit]