Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 400 metres relay

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Women's 4 × 400 metres relay
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Venue Olympic Stadium
Date 10–11 August
Teams 16
Winning time 3:16.87
Medalists
Gold medal    United States
Silver medal    Russia
Bronze medal    Jamaica
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The Women's 4 × 400 metres relay competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom was held at the Olympic Stadium on 10–11 August.[1]

In the final, the USA had individual 400m bronze medalist DeeDee Trotter lead off. From the gun she put distance on the rest of the field. While the display clock read 49.57 for her split, it was more like 50.3, handing the baton to Allyson Felix several meters ahead. With the miscalculation Felix ran close to a 48.1 split, reported as 48.85, then Francena McCorory (49.39) and individual gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross (49.07) continued to extend the lead. It was almost 3 and a half seconds at the finish. Russia was clearly second ahead of Jamaica and Ukraine, those teams remaining in the same positions from the first handoff.[2][3]

Records[edit]

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

World record  Soviet Union
(Tatyana Ledovskaya, Olga Nazarova, Mariya Pinigina, Olga Bryzgina)
3:15.17 Seoul, South Korea 1 October 1988
Olympic record
2012 World leading  United States Red
(Francena McCorory, Allyson Felix, Natasha Hastings, Sanya Richards-Ross)
3:21.18 Philadelphia, United States 28 April 2012
Broken records during the 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 World leading  United States
(DeeDee Trotter, Allyson Felix, Francena McCorory, Sanya Richards-Ross)
3:16.87 London, United Kingdom 11 August 2012

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Friday, 10 August 2012 19:10 Round 1
Saturday, 11 August 2012 20:25 Finals
  • Q denotes automatic qualification (based on place).
  • q denotes provisional qualification (fastest non-automatic qualifiers).
  • 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.

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Qual. rule: first 3 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) qualified.

Heat 1

Rank Lane Nation Competitors Time Notes
1 2 Jamaica Christine Day, Shereefa Lloyd, Shericka Williams, Rosemarie Whyte 3:25.13 Q, SB
2 3 Ukraine Olha Zemlyak, Alina Lohvynenko, Hanna Yaroshchuk, Nataliya Pyhyda 3:25.90 Q
3 6 France Phara Anacharsis, Muriel Hurtis, Marie Gayot, Floria Guei 3:25.94 Q
4 8 Nigeria Omolara Omotosho, Idara Otu, Bukola Abogunloko, Regina George 3:26.29 q, SB
5 4 Belarus Alena Kiyevich, Iryna Khliustava, Ilona Usovich, Sviatlana Usovich 3:26.52 SB
6 5 Cuba Aymée Martínez, Diosmely Peña, Yaimeisi Borlot, Daysiurami Bonne 3:27.41 SB
7 9 Italy Chiara Bazzoni, Elena Maria Bonfanti, Libania Grenot, Maria Enrica Spacca 3:29.01 SB
8 7 Germany Esther Cremer, Janin Lindenberg, Maral Feizbakhsh, Fabienne Kohlmann 3:31.06

Heat 2

Rank Lane Nation Competitors Time Notes
1 9 United States Keshia Baker, Francena McCorory, Diamond Dixon, DeeDee Trotter 3:22.09 Q
2 4 Russia Yuliya Gushchina, Tatyana Firova, Natalya Nazarova, Anastasiya Kapachinskaya 3:23.11 Q, SB
3 8 Great Britain Shana Cox, Lee McConnell, Eilidh Child, Christine Ohuruogu 3:25.05 Q
4 6 Czech Republic Denisa Rosolová, Zuzana Bergrová, Jitka Bartoničková, Zuzana Hejnová 3:26.20 q
5 7 Poland Iga Baumgart, Justyna Święty, Anna Jesień, Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz 3:30.15
6 2 Ireland Marian Heffernan, Joanne Cuddihy, Jessie Barr, Michelle Carey 3:30.55 SB
7 5 Brazil Joelma Sousa, Jailma de Lima, Aline dos Santos, Geisa Coutinho 3:32.95
8 3 Turkey Pınar Saka, Meliz Redif, Birsen Engin, Sema Apak 3:34.71

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Nation Competitors Time Notes
1 7 United States DeeDee Trotter, Allyson Felix, Francena McCorory, Sanya Richards-Ross 3:16.87 WL, SB
2 5 Russia Yulia Gushchina, Antonina Krivoshapka, Tatyana Firova, Natalya Antyukh 3:20.23 SB
3 6 Jamaica Christine Day, Rosemarie Whyte, Shericka Williams, Novlene Williams-Mills 3:20.95 SB
4 4 Ukraine Alina Lohvynenko, Olha Zemlyak, Hanna Yaroshchuk, Nataliya Pyhyda 3:23.57 SB
5 9 Great Britain Shana Cox, Lee McConnell, Perri Shakes-Drayton, Christine Ohuruogu 3:24.76 SB
6 8 France Phara Anacharsis, Muriel Hurtis, Marie Gayot, Floria Guei 3:25.92
7 2 Czech Republic Denisa Rosolova, Zuzana Bergrová, Jitka Bartoničková, Zuzana Hejnova 3:27.77
N/A 3 Nigeria Omolara Omotosho, Muizat Ajoke Odumosu, Regina George, Bukola Abogunloko DQ R 163.3a[4]

[5]

  • Nigeria originally finished in seventh place in the final but were disqualified due to a lane infringement.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  2. ^ "Highlights: U.S. Women Dominate 4x400m, Win Gold - Track & Field Video". NBC Olympics. 2012-08-12. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  3. ^ "International Association of Athletics Federations". iaaf.org. 2012-08-11. Retrieved 2012-08-21. 
  4. ^ Lane infringement
  5. ^ "Women's 4 x 400m Relay". London 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012.