Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay
|Women's 4 x 100 metres relay
at the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad
|Venue||Athens Olympic Stadium|
|Competitors||65 from 16 nations|
|Athletics at the
2004 Summer Olympics
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men||women|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men||women|
|20 km walk||men||women|
|50 km walk||men|
The women's 4×100 metres relay was one of 23 track events of the athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics, in Athens. It was contested at the Athens Olympic Stadium, from August 26 to August 27, by a total of sixteen national teams comprising 65 athletes.
The sixteen teams competed in a two-heat qualifying round in which the first three teams from each heat, together with the next two fastest teams, were given a place in the final race.
| Jamaica (JAM)
| Russia (RUS)
| France (FRA)
* Athletes who participated in the heats only and received medals.
The Olympic qualification period for the athletics' relay events ran from January 1, 2003 to July 21, 2004. A National Olympic Committee (NOC) could enter a maximum of one qualified relay team per relay event, with a maximum of six qualified athletes. For this event, an NOC would be invited to participate with a relay team if the average of the team's two best times — obtained in IAAF-sanctioned meetings or tournaments — would be among the best sixteen, at the end of this period.
These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 2004 Summer Olympics.
|World Record||41.37|| Silke Gladisch
|Canberra (AUS)||October 6, 1985|
|Olympic Record||41.60|| Romy Müller
|Moscow (URS)||August 1, 1980|
All times are shown in seconds. The following abbreviations are used:
- Q denotes qualification by place
- q denotes qualification by time
- DNF denotes "did not finish"
- NR denotes "national record"
- SB denotes "season best"
First 3 in each heat(Q) and the next 2 fastest(q) advance to the Final.
|4||Jamaica||Tayna Lawrence, Sherone Simpson, Aleen Bailey, Veronica Campbell||41.73||NR|
|6||Russia||Olga Fyodorova, Yuliya Tabakova, Irina Khabarova, Larisa Kruglova||42.27|
|2||France||Veronique Mang, Muriel Hurtis, Sylviane Felix, Christine Arron||42.54|
|4||3||Bahamas||Tamicka Clarke, Chandra Sturrup, Shandria Brown, Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie||42.69||SB|
|5||1||Belarus||Yulia Nestsiarenka, Natallia Safronnikava, Alena Neumiarzhitskaya, Aksana Drahun||42.94||NR|
|6||7||Belgium||Katleen De Caluwe, Lien Huyghebaert, Elodie Ouedraogo, Kim Gevaert||43.11|
|7||8||Nigeria||Gloria Kemasuode, Mercy Nku, Oludamola Osayomi, Endurance Ojokolo||43.42|
|8||5||United States||Angela Williams, Marion Jones, Lauryn Williams, LaTasha Colander||DNF|
- Official Olympic Report
- "Athens Olympic Games 2004 - Results". IAAF. 2004. Archived from the original on 22 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-08-22.