Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay
|Women's 4 × 100 metres relay
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
|Venue||Beijing National Stadium|
|Dates||21 August 2008 (heats)
22 August 2008 (final)
|Athletics at the
2008 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|
There were 16 NOCs competing at this event. These 16 NOCs were selected by the average of the two best marks at the qualifying period. Finland and Cuba were qualified but withdrew and were replaced by Thailand and Nigeria.
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.
|World record|| East Germany (GDR)
(Silke Gladisch, Sabine Rieger, Ingrid Auerswald, Marlies Göhr)
|41.37||Canberra, Australia||6 October 1985|
|Olympic record|| East Germany (GDR)
(Romy Müller, Bärbel Wöckel, Ingrid Auerswald, Marlies Göhr)
|41.60||Moscow, Soviet Union||1 August 1980|
No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.
|14||Trinidad and Tobago||87.19||43.60||43.43||43.76|
All times shown are in seconds.
- Q denotes automatic qualification.
- q denotes fastest losers.
- DNS denotes did not start.
- DNF denotes did not finish.
- DSQ denotes disqualified
- AR denotes area record.
- NR denotes national record.
- PB denotes personal best.
- SB denotes season's best.
First 3 in each heat(Q) and the next 2 fastest(q) advance to the Final.
|4||Russia||Evgeniya Polyakova, Aleksandra Fedoriva, Yulia Gushchina, Yuliya Chermoshanskaya||42.31||SB|
|5||Belgium||Olivia Borlée, Hanna Mariën, Élodie Ouédraogo, Kim Gevaert||42.54||NR|
|3||Nigeria||Franca Idoko, Gloria Kemasuode, Halimat Ismaila, Oludamola Osayomi||43.04||SB|
|4||8||Brazil||Rosemar Coelho Neto, Lucimar de Moura, Thaissa Presti, Rosangela Santos||43.14||SB|
|5||9||Germany||Anne Möllinger, Verena Sailer, Cathleen Tschirch, Marion Wagner||43.28|
|7||Great Britain||Jeanette Kwakye, Montell Douglas, Emily Freeman, Emma Ania||DNF|
|6||Jamaica||Shelly-Ann Fraser, Sherone Simpson, Kerron Stewart, Veronica Campbell-Brown||DNF|
|2||Poland||Ewelina Klocek, Daria Korczyńska, Dorota Jędrusińska, Joanna Kocielnik||DSQ|