Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 400 metres relay

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The Women's 4 x 400 metres relay races at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics program were held on Friday, 29 September and Saturday, 30 September. The first two in each heat and the next 2 fastest overall advanced to the final.

Records[edit]

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

World Record 3:15.17 Soviet Union USSR Tatyana Ledovskaya
Olga Nazarova
Mariya Pinigina
Olga Bryzgina
Seoul, (South Korea) 1 October 1988
Olympic Record 3:15.17 Soviet Union USSR Tatyana Ledovskaya
Olga Nazarova
Mariya Pinigina
Olga Bryzgina
Seoul, (South Korea) 1 October 1988

Medals[edit]

Gold: Med 1.png Silver: Med 2.png Bronze: Med 3.png
Flag of the United States.svg United States
Jearl Miles Clark
Monique Hennagan
Marion Jones
LaTasha Colander
Andrea Anderson*
Flag of Jamaica.svg Jamaica
Sandie Richards
Catherine Scott
Deon Hemmings
Lorraine Graham
Charmaine Howell*
Michelle Burgher*
Flag of Russia.svg Russia
Yuliya Sotnikova
Svetlana Goncharenko
Olga Kotlyarova
Irina Privalova
Natalya Nazarova*
Olesya Zykina*

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

Gold medals won by the United States team initially stripped due to doping by Marion Jones. 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. The court said that rules in place in 2000 did not allow entire teams to be disqualified because of doping by one athlete. [1]

Results[edit]

All times shown are in seconds.

  • Q denotes qualification by place in heat.
  • q denotes qualification by overall place.
  • DNS denotes did not start.
  • DNF denotes did not finish.
  • DQ denotes disqualification.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • AR denotes area/continental record.
  • OR denotes Olympic record.
  • WR denotes world record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season best.

Heats[edit]

First 2 in each heat(Q) and the next 2 fastest(q) advance to the Final.

Heat 1[edit]

Heat 1 of 3
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 2 United States Jearl Miles Clark, Monique Hennagan,
Andrea Anderson, LaTasha Colander
4 3:23.95 Q SB
2 5 Cuba Zulia Calatayud, Julia Duporty,
Idalmis Bonne, Daimí Pernía
3 3:25.22 Q SB
3 9 Belarus Natalya Sologub, Yelena Budnik,
Irina Khlyustova, Anna Kozak
8 3:26.31 NR
4 10 Germany Shanta Ghosh, Ulrike Urbansky,
Birgit Rockmeier, Florence Ekpo-Umoh
5 3:27.02 SB
5 12 Canada Karlene Haughton, LaDonna Antoine,
Foy Williams, Samantha George
2 3:27.36 SB
6 17 Spain Julia Alba, Norfalia Carabalí,
Miriam Bravo, Maite Martínez
7 3:32.45 SB
7 20 Yugoslavia Mila Savić, Jelena Stanisavljević,
Vukosava Đapić, Tatjana Lojanica
1 3:37.99
Cameroon Did Not Start

Heat 2[edit]

Heat 2 of 3
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 6 Great Britain Helen Frost, Donna Fraser,
Allison Curbishley, Katharine Merry
5 3:25.28 Q SB
2 7 Jamaica Charmaine Howell, Catherine Scott,
Michelle Burgher, Sandie Richards
8 3:25.65 Q SB
3 8 Russia Yuliya Sotnikova, Olesya Zykina,
Svetlana Goncharenko, Natalya Nazarova
4 3:26.05 q
4 11 Italy Daniela Graglia, Francesca Carbone,
Fabiola Piroddi, Virna De Angeli
3 3:27.23 SB
5 15 India Paramjeet Kaur, Jincy Philip,
Rosa Kutty,
K.M.Beena Mol
2 3:31.46
6 18 Puerto Rico Militza Castro, Sandra Moya,
Beatriz Cruz, Maritza Salas
6 3:33.30 NR
7 Colombia 7 Did Not Start

Heat 3[edit]

Heat 3 of 3
Date: Friday 29 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Nigeria Doris Jacob, Olabisi Afolabi,
Rosemary Okafor, Charity Opara
5 3:22.99 Q SB
2 3 Australia Tamsyn Lewis, Susan Andrews,
Jana Pittman, Nova Peris-Kneebone
2 3:24.05 Q AR
3 4 Czech Republic Jitka Burianová, Hana Benešová,
Lenka Ficková, Helena Dziurova-Fuchsová
3 3:24.40 q SB
4 13 Senegal Aïda Diop, Mame Tacko Diouf,
Aminata Diouf, Amy Mbacke Thiam
1 3:28.02 NR
5 14 Barbados Melissa Straker, Andrea Blackett,
Michael Williams, Tanya Oxley
7 3:30.83 SB
6 16 Ireland Karen Shinkins, Martina McCarthy,
Emily Maher, Ciara Sheehy
6 3:32.24 NR
7 19 Slovenia Meta Macus, Brigita Langerholc,
Jolanda Steblovnik-Ceplak, Saša Prokofijev
8 3:35.00 NR
8 21 Uzbekistan Natalya Kobina, Yelena Piskunova,
Zamira Amirova, Natalya Senkina
4 3:43.96

Final[edit]

The United States originally won gold, but on 10 April 2008, following Marion Jones's admission that she had used performance enhancing drugs in preparation for the Olympics, the entire team was stripped of their gold medals. 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. The court said that rules in place in 2000 did not allow entire teams to be disqualified because of doping by one athlete. [2]

Final
Date: Saturday 30 September 2000
Place Nation Athletes Lane Time Record
1 United States Jearl Miles Clark, Monique Hennagan,
Marion Jones, LaTasha Colander
5 3:22.62
2 Jamaica Sandie Richards, Catherine Scott,
Deon Hemmings, Lorraine Graham
7 3:23.25 SB
3 Russia Yuliya Sotnikova, Svetlana Goncharenko,
Olga Kotlyarova, Irina Privalova
1 3:23.46 SB
4 Nigeria Olabisi Afolabi, Charity Opara,
Rosemary Okafor, Falilat Ogunkoya
3 3:23.80
5 Australia Nova Peris-Kneebone, Tamsyn Lewis,
Melinda Gainsford-Taylor, Cathy Freeman
4 3:23.81 AR
6 Great Britain Natasha Danvers, Donna Fraser,
Allison Curbishley, Katharine Merry
6 3:25.67
7 Czech Republic Jitka Burianová, Hana Benešová,
Lenka Ficková, Helena Dziurova-Fuchsová
2 3:29.17
8 Cuba Zulia Calatayud, Julia Duporty,
Idalmis Bonne, Daimí Pernía
8 3:29.47

External links[edit]

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