Athletics at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 400 metres relay

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Women's 4 x 400 metres relay
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Dates 29 July & 1 August
Medalists
Gold medal    Soviet Union
Silver medal    East Germany
Bronze medal    Great Britain
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Athletics at the
1980 Summer Olympics
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steeplechase
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These are the official results of the Women's 4x400m Relay event at the 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow, Soviet Union. A total of 11 nations competed. The final was held on August 1, 1980. The event was won by the Soviet Union team of Tatyana Prorochenko, Tatyana Goyshchik, Nina Ziuskova and Irina Nazarova, which beat the East German team by fraction of a second. Great Britain came third, narrowly beating Romania.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Soviet Union (URS)
Tatyana Prorochenko
Tatyana Goyshchik
Nina Ziuskova
Irina Nazarova
 East Germany (GDR)
Barbara Krug
Gabriele Löwe
Christina Lathan
Marita Koch
 Great Britain (GBR)
Linsey MacDonald
Michelle Probert
Joslyn Hoyte-Smith
Donna Hartley

Records[edit]

These were the standing World and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1980 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3:19.23 East Germany Doris Maletzki
East Germany Brigitte Rohde
East Germany Ellen Streidt
East Germany Christina Lathan
Montreal (CAN) July 31, 1976
Olympic Record 3:19.23 East Germany Doris Maletzki
East Germany Brigitte Rohde
East Germany Ellen Streidt
East Germany Christina Lathan
Montreal (CAN) July 31, 1976

Final[edit]

  • Held on Friday August 1, 1980


RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
Gold medal with cup.svg  Soviet Union (URS) Tatyana Prorochenko
Tatyana Goyshchik
Nina Ziuskova
Irina Nazarova
3:20.12
Silver medal with cup.svg  East Germany (GDR) Barbara Krug
Gabriele Löwe
Christina Lathan
Marita Koch
3:20.35
Bronze medal with cup.svg  Great Britain (GBR) Linsey MacDonald
Michelle Probert
Joslyn Hoyte-Smith
Donna Hartley
3:27.5
4.  Romania (ROM) Iboia Korodi
Niculina Lazarciuc
Maria Samungi
Elena Tarfta
3:27.74
5.  Hungary (HUN) Iren Orosz
Judit Forgecs
Eva Toth
Ilona Pal
3:27.9
6.  Poland (POL) Grazyna Oliszewska
Elzbieta Katolik
Jolanta Januchta
Malgorzata Dunecka
3:27.9
7.  Belgium (BEL) Lea Alaerts
Regine Berg
Anne Michel
Rosine Wallez
3:31.6
 Bulgaria (BUL) Svobodka Damianova
Rositsa Stamenova
Milena Andonova
Bonka Dimova
DNF

Semi-Finals[edit]

  • Held on Thursday July 29, 1980

Heat 1[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.  Soviet Union (URS) Olga Mineyeva
Tatyana Goyshchik
Liudmila Chernova
Tatiana Prorochenko
3:25.3
2.  Bulgaria (BUL) Svobodka Damianova
Rositsa Stamenova
Milena Andonova
Bonka Dimova
3:28.7
3.  Great Britain (GBR) Linsey MacDonald
Michelle Probert
Joslyn Hoyte-Smith
Janine MacGregor
3:29.0
4.  Jamaica (JAM) Ruth Simpson
Jacqueline Rusey
Cathy Rattray
Merlene Ottey
3:31.5
5.  Italy (ITA) Rosanna Lombardo
Agnese Rossamai
Daniela Porcelli
Erika Rossi
3:46.2

Heat 2[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.  East Germany (GDR) Gabriele Löwe
Barbara Krug
Christina Lathan
Marita Koch
3:28.7
2.  Poland (POL) Grazyna Oliszewska
Jolanta Januchta
Elzbieta Katolik
Malgorzata Dunecka
3:29.7
3.  Hungary (HUN) Iren Orosz
Judit Forgecs
Iboiya Petrika
Ilona Pal
3:29.7
4.  Romania (ROM) Iboia Korodi
Niculina Lazarciuc
Maria Samungi
Elena Tarfta
3:29.8
5.  Belgium (BEL) Lea Alaerts
Regine Berg
Anne Michel
Rosine Wallez
3:30.7
6.  Nigeria (NGR) Gloria Ayanlaja
Kehinde Vaughan
Asele Woy
Mary Akinyemi
3:36.0

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