Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 400 metres relay

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Women's 4 × 400 metres relay
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates 22 August 2008 (heats)
23 August 2008 (final)
Teams 16
Winning time 3:18.54
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Russia
Bronze medal    Jamaica
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Athletics at the
2008 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men women
4 × 100 m relay men women
4 × 400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The women's 4 × 400 metres relay event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 22 and 23 August at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1]

There were only 16 NOCs competing at this event. These 16 NOCs were selected by the average of the two best marks at the qualifying period.

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows.

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

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

Qualification summary[edit]

Pos NOC 2 races 1 2
Total Average
1 United States 6:40.71 3:20.35 3:18.55 3:22.16
2 Russia 6:43.74 3:21.87 3:20.25 3:23.49
3 Great Britain 6:45.49 3:22.74 3:20.04 3:25.45
4 Belarus 6:45.55 3:22.77 3:21.88 3:23.67
5 Jamaica 6:45.87 3:22.93 3:19.73 3:26.14
6 Poland 6:52.81 3:26.41 3:26.36 3:26.45
7 Cuba 6:54.09 3:27.04 3:27.04 3:27.05
8 Mexico 6:54.89 3:27.44 3:27.14 3:27.75
9 France 6:55.25 3:27.62 3:26.63 3:28.62
10 Ukraine 6:55.82 3:27.91 3:27.15 3:28.67
11 Germany 6:56.83 3:28.41 3:27.31 3:29.52
12 Nigeria 6:57.71 3:28.85 3:27.97 3:29.74
13 Brazil 6:58.00 3:29.00 3:28.89 3:29.11
14 Japan 7:00.70 3:30.35 3:30.17 3:30.53
15 India 7:00.84 3:30.42 3:28.29 3:32.55
16 China 7:01.89 3:30.95 3:29.75 3:32.14
Reserves
17 Italy 7:01.96 3:30.98 3:30.89 3:31.07
18 Canada 7:02.71 3:31.35 3:30.34 3:32.37
19 Greece 7:03.27 3:31.64 3:30.20 3:33.07
20 Romania 7:05.79 3:32.90 3:30.22 3:35.57

Results[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.
  • DQ denotes disqualified
  • AR denotes area record.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season's best.

Round 1[edit]

First 3 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the Final.

Heat Lane Nation Competitors Results Notes
2 7 United States Mary Wineberg, Monique Henderson, Natasha Hastings, Sanya Richards 3:22.45 Q, SB
2 3 Jamaica Novelene Williams, Shereefa Lloyd, Bobby-Gaye Wilkins, Shericka Williams 3:22.60 Q, SB
2 6 Belarus Yulyana Yushchanka, Iryna Khliustava, Ilona Usovich, Sviatlana Usovich 3:22.78 Q, SB
1 3 Russia Elena Migunova, Tatyana Veshkurova, Lyudmila Litvinova, Tatiana Firova 3:23.71 Q, SB
2 2 Nigeria Folashade Abugan, Joy Amechi Eze, Oluoma Nwoke, Ajoke Odumosu 3:24.10 q, SB
1 7 Cuba Roxana Díaz, Zulia Calatayud, Susana Clement, Indira Terrero 3:25.46 Q, SB
1 5 Great Britain Nicola Sanders, Kelly Sotherton, Marilyn Okoro, Christine Ohuruogu 3:25.48 Q, SB
1 6 Germany Jonna Valesca Tilgner, Sorina Nwachukwu, Florence Ekpo-Umoh, Claudia Hoffmann 3:25.55 q, SB
2 4 France Phara Anacharsis, Thelia Sigere, Solen Desert, Virginie Michanol 3:26.61 SB
1 8 Ukraine Oksana Shcherbak, Tetyana Petlyuk, Kseniya Karandyuk, Nataliya Pyhyda 3:27.44
1 2 Poland Monika Bejnar, Jolanta Wojcik, Anna Jesien, Grażyna Prokopek 3:28.23
1 4 India Satti Geetha, Manjeet Kaur, Chithra Kulathummuriyil Soman, Mandeep Kaur 3:28.83
2 9 Brazil Maria Laura Almirao, Josiane Tito, Emmily Pinheiro, Lucimar Teodoro 3:30.10
2 5 Mexico Ruth Grajeda, Gabriela Medina, Nallely Vela, Zudikey Rodriguez 3:30.36
1 9 Japan Satomi Kubokura, Asami Tanno, Mayu Kida, Sayaka Aoki 3:30.52 SB
2 8 China Han Ling, Chen Jingwen, Wang Jinping, Tang Xiaoyin 3:30.77

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Nation Competitors Results Notes
1 4 United States Mary Wineberg, Allyson Felix, Monique Henderson, Sanya Richards 3:18.54 SB
2 5 Russia Yulia Gushchina, Lyudmila Litvinova, Tatyana Firova, Anastasiya Kapachinskaya 3:18.82 SB
3 7 Jamaica Novelene Williams, Shereefa Lloyd, Rosemarie Whyte, Shericka Williams 3:20.40 SB
4 8 Belarus Anna Kozak, Iryna Khliustava, Ilona Usovich, Sviatlana Usovich 3:21.85 NR
5 9 Great Britain Christine Ohuruogu, Kelly Sotherton, Marilyn Okoro, Nicola Sanders 3:22.68 SB
6 6 Cuba Roxana Díaz, Zulia Calatayud, Susana Clement, Indira Terrero 3:23.21 NR
7 2 Nigeria Joy Amechi Eze, Folashade Abugan, Oluoma Nwoke, Ajoke Odumosu 3:23.74 SB
8 3 Germany Jonna Valesca Tilgner, Sorina Nwachukwu, Florence Ekpo-Umoh, Claudia Hoffmann 3:28.45

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.