Athletics at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 400 metres relay

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Women's 4 x 400 metres relay
at the Games of the XX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 9 September & 10 September
Medalists
Gold medal    East Germany
Silver medal    United States
Bronze medal    West Germany
  1976»
Athletics at the
1972 Summer Olympics
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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 400 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 14 nations competing.

Records[edit]

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

World Record 3:29.28 East Germany Monika Zehrt
East Germany Rita Kühne
East Germany Ingelore Lohse
East Germany Helga Seidler
Helsinki (FIN) July 27, 1972

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

  • Held on 10 September 1972
RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
Gold medal icon.svg  East Germany (GDR) Dagmar Käsling
Rita Kühne
Helga Seidler
Monika Zehrt
3:22.95
(WR)
Silver medal icon.svg  United States (USA) Mable Fergerson
Madeline Manning
Cheryl Toussaint
Kathy Hammond
3:25.15
Bronze medal icon.svg  West Germany (FRG) Anette Rückes
Inge Bödding
Hildegard Falck
Rita Wilden
3:26.51
4.  France (FRA) Martine Duvivier
Colette Besson
Bernadette Martin
Nicole Duclos
3:27.5
5.  Great Britain (GBR) Verona Bernard
Janet Simpson
Jannette Roscoe
Rosemary Stirling
3:28.7
6.  Australia (AUS) Alison Ross-Edwards
Raelene Boyle
Cheryl Peasley
Charlene Rendina
3:28.8
7.  Finland (FIN) Marika Eklund
Pirjo Wilmi
Tuula Rautanen
Mona-Lisa Strandvall
3:29.4
8.  Soviet Union (URS) Lubov Runtso
Olga Syrovatskaia
Natalia Chistiakova
Nadezhda Kolesnikova
3:31.9

Semifinals[edit]

  • Held on 9 September 1972

Heat 1[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.  West Germany (FRG) Anette Rückes
Inge Bödding
Hildegard Falck
Rita Wilden
3:29.3
2.  France (FRA) Martine Duvivier
Colette Besson
Bernadette Martin
Nicole Duclos
3:30.0
3.  Soviet Union (URS) Lubov Runtso
Olga Syrovatskaia
Natalia Chistiakova
Nadezhda Kolesnikova
3:30.2
4.  Finland (FIN) Marika Eklund
Pirjo Wilmi
Tuula Rautanen
Mona-Lisa Strandvall
3:30.8
5  Cuba (CUB) Asuncion Acosta
Carol Cummings
Jacquel Pusey
Ruth Simpson
3:32:4
6.  Sweden (SWE) Charlotta Malmstrom
Elisabeth Randerz
Ann Larsson
Karin Lundgren
3:32.6
7.  Barbados (BAR) Lorna Forde
Barbara Bishop
Marcia Trotman
Heather Gooding
3:44.5

Heat 2[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.  East Germany (GDR) Dagmar Käsling
Rita Kühne
Helga Seidler
Monika Zehrt
3:28.5
2.  United States (USA) Mable Fergerson
Madeline Manning
Cheryl Toussaint
Kathy Hammond
3:28.6
3.  Australia (AUS) Alison Ross-Edwards
Raelene Boyle
Cheryl Peasley
Charlene Rendina
3:30.0
4.  Great Britain (GBR) Janet Simpson
Verona Bernard
Jannette Roscoe
Rosemary Stirling
3:30.1
5.  Jamaica (JAM) Ruth Williams
Una Morris
Rosie Allwood
Yvonne Saunders
3:31.98
6.  Austria (AUT) Christiane Casapicola
Helga Kapfer
Gerlinde Massing
Karoline K¤fer
3:42.2
 Poland (POL) Bozena Zientarska
Krystyna Kacperczyk
Elzbieta Skowronska
Danuta Piecyk
DSQ

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