Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Women's 4 x 100 metres relay
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 9 September & 10 September
Medalists
Gold medal    West Germany
Silver medal    East Germany
Bronze medal    Cuba
«1968 1976»
Athletics at the
1972 Summer Olympics
Athletics pictogram.svg
Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 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 women
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
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

These are the official results of the Women's 4 x 100 metres relay event at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. The event was held on the 9th and 10 September 1972. There were a total number of 15 nations competing.

Records[edit]

These were the standing World and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1972 Summer Olympics.

World Record 42.88 United States Margaret Bailes
United States Barbara Ferrell
United States Mildrette Netter
United States Wyomia Tyus
Mexico City (MEX) October 20, 1968
Olympic Record 42.88 United States Margaret Bailes
United States Barbara Ferrell
United States Mildrette Netter
United States Wyomia Tyus
Mexico City (MEX) October 20, 1968

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

  • Held on 10 September 1972
RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
Gold medal icon.svg  West Germany (FRG) Christiane Krause
Ingrid Mickler-Becker
Annegret Richter
Heide Rosendahl
42.81
(WR)
Silver medal icon.svg  East Germany (GDR) Evelyn Kaufer
Christina Heinich
Bärbel Struppert
Renate Stecher
42.95
Bronze medal icon.svg  Cuba (CUB) Marlene Elejarde
Carmen Valdés
Fulgencia Romay
Silvia Chibás
43.36
4.  United States (USA) Martha Watson
Mattline Render
Mildrette Netter
Iris Davis
43.39
5.  Soviet Union (URS) Marina Sidorova
Galina Bukharina
Ludmilla Zharkova
Nedezhda Bezfamilnaia
43.59
6.  Australia (AUS) Maureen Caird
Raelene Boyle
Marion Hoffman
Pamela Ryan
43.61
7.  Great Britain (GBR) Andrea Lynch
Delia Pascoe
Judith Vernon
Anita Neil
43.71
8.  Poland (POL) Helena Kerner
Barbara Bakulin
Urszula Jozwik
Danuta Jedrejek
44.20

Semifinals[edit]

  • Held on 9 September 1972

Heat 1[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.  Cuba (CUB) Marlene Elejarde
Carmen Valdés
Fulgencia Romay
Silvia Chibás
43.67
2.  Soviet Union (URS) Marina Sidorova
Galina Bukharina
Ludmilla Zharkova
Nedezhda Bezfamilnaia
43.77
3.  Australia (AUS) Maureen Caird
Pamela Ryan
Marion Hoffman
Raelene Boyle
44.03
4.  Poland (POL) Helena Kerner
Barbara Bakulin
Urszula Jozwik
Danuta Jedrejek
44.19
5  Italy (ITA) Maddalena Grassano
Alessandra Orselli
Laura Nappi
Cecilia Molinari
44.62
6.  Finland (FIN) Tuula Rautanen
Mona-Lisa Strandvall
Pirjo Wilmio
Marika Eklund
44.68
7.  Nigeria (NGR) Emilia Emilia
Ashanti Obi
Helen Olaye
Modupe Oshikoya
45.15
 Philippines (PHI) Lucila Salao
Carmen Torres
Aida Mantawel
Amelita Alanes
DSQ

Heat 2[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.  East Germany (GDR) Evelyn Kaufer
Christina Heinich
Bärbel Struppert
Renate Stecher
42.88
2.  West Germany (FRG) Christiane Krause
Ingrid Mickler-Becker
Annegret Richter
Heide Rosendahl
42.97
3.  United States (USA) Martha Watson
Mattline Render
Mildrette Netter
Iris Davis
43.07
4.  Great Britain (GBR) Andrea Lynch
Delia Pascoe
Judith Vernon
Anita Neil
43.76
5.  Bulgaria (BUL) Diana Yorgova
Ivanka Valkova
Ivanka Venkova
Yordanka Yankova
43.95
 Jamaica (JAM) Lelieth Hodges
Vilma Charlton
Carol Cummings
Debra Byfield
DSQ
 Sweden (SWE) Anneli Olsson
Gunhild Olsson
Karin Lundgren
Linda Haglund
DSQ

References[edit]