Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Athletics at the
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The women's 4 x 100 metres relay races at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program were held on Friday, 29 September and Saturday, 30 September.

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes:seconds) prior to the 2000 Summer Olympics.

World Record 41.37 s East Germany East Germany Silke Gladisch-Möller
Ingrid Auerswald
Marlies Göhr
Sabine Rieger
Canberra, (Australia) 6 October 1985
Olympic Record 41.60 s East Germany East Germany Romy Müller
Bärbel Wöckel
Ingrid Auerswald
Marlies Göhr
Moscow, (USSR) 1 August 1980

Medals[edit]

Gold: Med 1.png Silver: Med 2.png Bronze: Med 3.png
Bahamas
Sevatheda Fynes
Chandra Sturrup
Pauline Davis-Thompson
Debbie Ferguson
Eldece Clarke-Lewis*
Jamaica
Tayna Lawrence
Veronica Campbell
Beverly McDonald
Merlene Ottey
Merlene Frazer*
United States
Chryste Gaines
Torri Edwards
Nanceen Perry
Marion Jones
Passion Richardson*

For a period of 2 years, the Bronze medals won by the United States team were stripped due to doping by Marion Jones. On 23 November 2007, the IAAF recommended to the IOC Executive Board to disqualify the USA women's 4 × 100 m and 4 × 400 m relay teams after Marion Jones admitted to having taken performance enhancing drugs prior to the Games. On 12 December, the IOC disqualified Jones and stripped her of her relay medals but it did not disqualify the U.S. relay teams. On 10 April 2008, the IOC disqualified both U.S. relay teams and asked for Jones' teammates' medals to be returned.[1]

On 16 July 2010, the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled in favor of the non-disqualified American women, who had appealed the International Olympic Committee's decision to disqualify them from the Sydney Games. Nanceen Perry did not join the appeal. The court said that rules in place in 2000 did not allow entire teams to be disqualified because of doping by one athlete. [2]

* Athletes who participated in the heats only, and also received medals.

Golden Girls[edit]

Bahamas was so enamored by their winning team, they celebrated their "Golden Girls" with a very visible mural at the Nassau airport.[1]

Results[edit]

Abbreviations[edit]

All times shown are in seconds.

  • Q denotes automatic qualification.
  • q denotes fastest losers.
  • DNS denotes did not start.
  • DNF denotes did not finish.
  • AR denotes area record.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • SB denotes season's best.

Heats[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

First 3 in each heat (Q) and four fastest losers (q) advance to the semi-finals.

Heat 1 of 4
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 7 France Sandra Citte, Fabe Dia,
Muriel Hurtis, Christine Arron
3 43.23 Q
2 10 Greece Paraskevi Patoulidou, Effrosíni Patsoú,
Ekateríni Kóffa, Ekateríni Thánou
6 43.46 Q SB
3 15 Poland Marzena Pawlak, Joanna Niełacna,
Agnieszka Rysiukiewicz, Zuzanna Radecka
7 44.05 Q
4 19 Thailand Wirawan Ruamsuk, Supavadee Khawpeag,
Orranut Klomdee, Trecia Roberts
2 44.51 SB
5 21 Yugoslavia Elvira Pančić, Mila Savić,
Biljana Mitrović, Vukosava Đapić
4 45.02
6 Australia Elly Hutton, Lauren Hewitt,
Sharon Cripps, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor
4 DNF

Heat 2[edit]

Heat 2 of 4
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Jamaica Tayna Lawrence, Veronica Campbell,
Beverly McDonald, Merlene Frazer
4 42.46 Q SB
2 3 Germany Gabriele Rockmeier, Sabrina Mulrane,
Andrea Philipp, Marion Wagner
5 42.82 Q
3 5 China Zeng Xiujun, Liu Xiaomei,
Qin Wangping, Xuemei Li
2 43.07 Q SB
4 8 Great Britain Joice Maduaka, Marcia Richardson,
Sarah Wilhelmy, Shani Anderson
3 43.26 q SB
5 16 Colombia Digna Luz Murillo, Ximena Restrepo,
Mirtha Brock, Felipa Palacios
7 44.08 q SB
6 16 Canada Atia Weekes, Esi Benyarku,
Tamara Perry, Martha Adusei
6 44.08

Heat 3[edit]

Heat 3 of 4
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 2 Bahamas Eldece Clarke-Lewis, Chandra Sturrup,
Pauline Davis-Thompson, Sevatheda Fynes
3 42.58 Q
2 12 Finland Manuela Bosco, Sanna Hernesniemi-Kyllönen,
Johanna Manninen, Heidi Hannula
5 43.66 Q SB
3 13 Ghana Mavis Akoto, Monica Twum,
Veronica Bawuah, Vida Nsiah
7 43.77 Q NR
4 14 Ukraine Irina Pukha, Anzhela Kravchenko,
Olena Pastushenko, Yelena Ovcharova-Krasovska
4 43.93 q
5 18 Ivory Coast Amandine Allou Affoué, Makaridja Sanganoko,
Mary Gnahore, Louise Ayétotché
6 44.34 NR
6 23 India Valdivel Jayalakshmi, Vinta Tripathi,
Saraswati Dey, Rachita Mistry
2 45.20

Heat 4[edit]

Heat 4 of 4
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 4 United States Chryste Gaines, Torri Edwards,
Nanceen Perry, Passion Richardson
6 42.92 Q
2 6 Russia Natalya Ignatova, Marina Trandenkova,
Marina Kislova, Natalya Pomoshchnikova-Voronova
3 43.15 Q SB
3 9 Nigeria Glory Alozie, Benedicta Ajudua,
Mercy Nku, Mary Onyali
8 43.28 Q
4 11 Madagascar Monica Rahanitraniriana, Ony Paule Ratsimbazafy,
Rosa Rakotozafy, Hanitrinianina Rakotondrabe
5 43.61 q NR
5 19 Sri Lanka Tamara Saman Deepika, Pradeepa Herath,
S. Nimi De Zoya, K. V. Damayanthi Dharsha
4 44.51
6 22 Uzbekistan Elena Kviatkovskaya, Lyubov Perepelova,
Lyudmila Dmitriadi, Guzel Khubbieva
2 45.14 SB
7 24 Cameroon Esther Mvondo, Anne Marie Mouri Nkeng,
Carine Eyenga, Françoise Mbango Etone
7 45.82 SB

Round 1- Overall[edit]

Round 1
Overall Results
Place Nation Athletes Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Jamaica Tayna Lawrence, Veronica Campbell,
Beverly McDonald, Merlene Frazer
2 4 1 42.46 Q SB
2 Bahamas Eldece Clarke-Lewis, Chandra Sturrup,
Pauline Davis-Thompson, Sevatheda Fynes
3 3 1 42.58 Q
3 Germany Gabriele Rockmeier, Sabrina Mulrane,
Andrea Philipp, Marion Wagner
2 5 2 42.82 Q
4 United States Chryste Gaines, Torri Edwards,
Nanceen Perry, Passion Richardson
4 6 1 42.92 Q
5 China Zeng Xiujun, Liu Xiaomei,
Qin Wangping, Xuemei Li
2 5 3 43.07 Q SB
6 Russia Natalya Ignatova, Marina Trandenkova,
Marina Kislova, Natalya Pomoshchnikova-Voronova
4 3 2 43.15 Q SB
7 France Sandra Citte, Fabe Dia,
Muriel Hurtis, Christine Aaron
1 2 3 43.23 Q
8 Great Britain Joice Maduaka, Marcia Richardson,
Sarah Wilhelmy, Shani Anderson
2 3 4 43.26 q SB
9 Nigeria Glory Alozie, Benedicta Ajudua,
Mercy Nku, Mary Onyali
4 8 3 43.28 Q
10 Greece Paraskevi Patoulidou, Effrosíni Patsoú,
Ekateríni Kóffa, Ekateríni Thánou
1 2 6 43.46 Q SB
11 Madagascar Monica Rahanitraniriana, Ony Paule Ratsimbazafy,
Rosa Rakotozafy, Hanitrinianina Rakotondrabe
4 5 2 43.61 q NR
12 Finland Manuela Bosco, Sanna Hernesniemi-Kyllönen,
Johanna Manninen, Heidi Hannula
3 5 2 43.66 Q SB
13 Ghana Mavis Akoto, Monica Twum,
Veronica Bawuah, Vida Nsiah
3 7 3 43.77 Q NR
14 Ukraine Irina Pukha, Anzhela Kravchenko,
Olena Pastushenko, Yelena Ovcharova-Krasovska
3 4 4 43.93 q
15 Poland Marzena Pawlak, Joanna Niełacna,
Agnieszka Rysiukiewicz, Zuzanna Radecka
1 7 3 44.05 Q
16 Colombia Digna Luz Murillo, Ximena Restrepo,
Mirtha Brock, Felipa Palacios
2 7 5 44.08 q SB
16 Canada Atia Weekes, Esi Benyarku,
Tamara Perry, Martha Adusei
2 6 6 44.08
18 Ivory Coast Amandine Allou Affoué, Makaridja Sanganoko,
Mary Gnahore, Louise Ayétotché
3 6 5 44.34 NR
19 Sri Lanka Tamara Saman Deepika, Pradeepa Herath,
S. Nimi De Zoya, K. V. Damayanthi Dharsha
4 4 5 44.51
19 Thailand Wirawan Ruamsuk, Supavadee Khawpeag,
Orranut Klomdee, Trecia Roberts
1 2 4 44.51 SB
21 Yugoslavia Elvira Pancic, Mila Savic,
Biljana Mitrovic, Vukosava Djapic
1 5 5 45.02
22 Uzbekistan Elena Kviatkovskaya, Lyubov Perepelova,
Lyudmila Dmitriadi, Guzel Khubbieva
4 2 6 45.14 SB
23 India Valdivel Jayalakshmi, Vinta Tripathi,
Saraswati Dey, Rachita Mistry
3 2 6 45.20
24 Cameroon Esther Mvondo, Anne Marie Mouri Nkeng,
Carine Eyenga, Françoise Mbango Etone
4 7 4 45.82 SB
Australia Elly Hutton, Lauren Hewitt,
Sharon Cripps, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor
1 4 DNF

Semi-Finals[edit]

First three in each heat (Q) and two fastest losers (q) advance to the final.

Heat 1[edit]

Heat 1 of 2
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 2 Bahamas Eldece Clarke-Lewis, Chandra Sturrup,
Pauline Davis-Thompson, Sevatheda Fynes
6 42.42 Q
2 4 United States Chryste Gaines, Torri Edwards,
Nanceen Perry, Passion Richardson
3 42.82 Q
3 4 Nigeria Glory Alozie, Benedicta Ajudua,
Mercy Nku, Mary Onyali
7 42.82 Q SB
4 6 Russia Natalya Ignatova, Marina Trandenkova,
Irina Khabarova, Natalya Pomoshchnikova-Voronova
4 42.84 q SB
5 9 Ghana Mavis Akoto, Monica Twum,
Vida Anim, Vida Nsiah
2 43.19 NR
6 11 Ukraine Irina Pukha, Anzhela Kravchenko,
Olena Pastushenko, Yelena Ovcharova-Krasovska
8 43.31
7 13 Greece Paraskevi Patoulidou, Effrosíni Patsoú,
Ekateríni Kóffa, Ekateríni Thánou
5 43.53
8 14 Madagascar Monica Rahanitraniriana, Ony Paule Ratsimbazafy,
Rosa Rakotozafy, Hanitrinianina Rakotondrabe
1 43.98

Heat 2[edit]

Heat 2 of 2
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Jamaica Tayna Lawrence, Veronica Campbell,
Beverly McDonald, Merlene Frazer
3 42.15 Q SB
2 2 France Sandra Citte, Muriel Hurtis,
Fabe Dia, Christine Arron
4 42.42 Q
3 7 Germany Gabriele Rockmeier, Sabrina Mulrain,
Andrea Philipp, Marion Wagner
5 42.85 Q
4 8 China Zeng Xiujun, Liu Xiaomei,
Qin Wangping, Xuemei Li
7 43.04 q SB
5 9 Great Britain Joice Maduaka, Marcia Richardson,
Samantha Davies, Shani Anderson
8 43.19 SB
6 12 Finland Manuela Bosco, Sanna Hernesniemi-Kyllönen,
Johanna Manninen, Heidi Hannula
6 43.50 SB
7 15 Poland Marzena Pawlak, Joanna Niełacna,
Agnieszka Rysiukiewicz, Zuzanna Radecka
2 44.07
8 16 Colombia Melisa Murillo, Ximena Restrepo,
Mirtha Brock, Felipa Palacios
1 44.37

Semi-Finals- Overall[edit]

Semi-Finals
Overall Results
Place Nation Athletes Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Jamaica Tayna Lawrence, Veronica Campbell,
Beverly McDonald, Merlene Fraser
2 3 1 42.15 Q SB
2 France Sandra Citte, Muriel Hurtis,
Fabe Dia, Christine Arron
2 4 2 42.42 Q
2 Bahamas Eldece Clarke-Lewis, Chandra Sturrup,
Pauline Davis-Thompson, Sevatheda Fynes
1 6 1 42.42 Q
4 United States Chryste Gaines, Torri Edwards,
Nanceen Perry, Passion Richardson
1 3 2 42.82 Q
4 Nigeria Glory Alozie, Benedicta Ajudua,
Mercy Nku, Mary Onyali
1 7 3 42.82 Q SB
6 Russia Natalya Ignatova, Marina Trandenkova,
Irina Khabarova, Natalya Pomoshchnikova-Voronova
1 4 4 42.84 q SB
7 Germany Gabriele Rockmeier, Sabrina Mulrain,
Andrea Philipp, Marion Wagner
2 5 3 42.85 Q
8 China Zeng Xiujun, Liu Xiaomei,
Qin Wangping, Xuemei Li
2 7 4 43.04 q SB
9 Great Britain Joice Maduaka, Marcia Richardson,
Samantha Davies, Shani Anderson
2 8 5 43.19 SB
9 Ghana Mavis Akoto, Monica Twum,
Vida Anim, Vida Nsiah
1 2 5 43.19 NR
11 Ukraine Irina Pukha, Anzhela Kravchenko,
Olena Pastushenko, Yelena Ovcharova-Krasovska
1 8 6 43.31
12 Finland Manuela Bosco, Sanna Hernesniemi-Kyllönen,
Johanna Manninen, Heidi Hannula
2 6 6 43.50 SB
13 Greece Paraskevi Patoulidou, Effrosíni Patsoú,
Ekateríni Kóffa, Ekateríni Thánou
1 5 7 43.53
14 Madagascar Monica Rahanitraniriana, Ony Paule Ratsimbazafy,
Rosa Rakotozafy, Hanitrinianina Rakotondrabe
1 1 8 43.98
15 Poland Marzena Pawlak, Joanna Niełacna,
Agnieszka Rysiukiewicz, Zuzanna Radecka
2 2 7 44.07
16 Colombia Melisa Murillo, Ximena Restrepo,
Mirtha Brock, Felipa Palacios
2 1 8 44.37

Final[edit]

The United States originally won bronze, but on 10 April 2008, following Marion Jones's admission that she had used performance enhancing drugs, the entire team was stripped of their medals. However, Jones's teammates appealed that decision by taking the case to the Court of Arbitration. On July 16 2010, CAS ruled in the athletes favor and both American women relay squads had their medals reallocated.[2]

  • 30 September 2000
Final
Place Nation Athletes Lane Reaction Time Record
1 Bahamas Sevatheda Fynes, Chandra Sturrup,
Pauline Davis-Thompson, Debbie Ferguson
5 0.153 s 41.95 SB
2 Jamaica Tayna Lawrence, Veronica Campbell,
Beverly McDonald, Merlene Ottey
3 0.174 s 42.13 SB
3 United States Chryste Gaines, Torri Edwards,
Nanceen Perry, Marion Jones
6 0.384 s 42.20
4 France Linda Ferga, Muriel Hurtis,
Fabe Dia, Christine Arron
4 0.433 s 42.42
5 Russia Natalya Ignatova, Marina Trandenkova,
Irina Khabarova, Natalya Pomoshchnikova-Voronova
8 0.153 s 43.02
6 Germany Gabriele Rockmeier, Sabrina Mulrain,
Andrea Philipp, Marion Wagner
1 0.155 s 43.11
7 Nigeria Glory Aloize, Benedicta Ajudua,
Mercy Nku, Mary Onyali
7 0.415 s 44.05
8 China Zeng Xiujun, Liu Xiaomei,
Qin Wangping, Xuemei Li
2 0.212 s 44.87

References[edit]

Source: Official Report of the 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics available at http://www.la84foundation.org/5va/reports_frmst.htm

External links[edit]