Swimming at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metre medley relay

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Swimming at the
1964 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
100 m men women
400 m men women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m women
200 m men
Breaststroke
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m women
200 m men
Individual medley
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 4×100 metre medley relay event at the 1964 Olympic Games took place on October 16 (qualification) and October 18 (final). This swimming event uses medley swimming as a relay. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, each of the four swimmers completed two lengths of the pool, each using a different stroke. The first on each team used the backstroke, the second used the breaststroke, the third used the butterfly stroke, and the final swimmer used freestyle (restricted to not allow any of the first three strokes to be used, though nearly all swimmers use front crawl regardless).

The first swimmer must touch the wall before the next can leave the starting block, and so forth; timing of the starts is thus important.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States (USA)
Cathy Ferguson
Cynthia Goyette
Sharon Stouder
Kathy Ellis
 Netherlands (NED)
Corrie Winkel
Klenie Bimolt
Ada Kok
Erica Terpstra
 Soviet Union (URS)
Tatyana Savelyeva
Svetlana Babanina
Tatyana Devyatova
Natalya Ustinova

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Place Swimmers Time Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4
1  Tatyana Savelyeva, Svetlana Babanina, Tatyana Devyatova, Nataliya Bystrova (URS) 4:39.1 1:10.5 1:15.2 1:10.0 1:03.4
2  Satoko Tanaka, Noriko Yamamoto, Eiko Takahashi, Michiko Kihara (JPN) 4:40.6 1:08.6 1:20.6 1:08.0 1:03.4
3  Corrie Winkel, Klenie Bimolt, Adrie Lasterie, and Erica Terpstra (NED) 4:44.1 1:11.5 1:18.1 1:12.4 1:02.1
4  Nanette Duncan, Marguerite Ruygrok, Linda McGill, Dawn Fraser (AUS) 4:52.3 1:13.0 1:21.9 1:16.1 1:01.3

Heat 2

Place Swimmers Time Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4
1  Nina Harmer, Judy Reeder, Susan Pitt, and Lillian Watson (USA) 4:41.6 1:10.4 1:22.3 1:07.0 1:01.9
2  Ingrid Schmidt, Bärbel Grimmer, Heike Hustede, and Martina Grunert (EUA) 4:43.2 1:11.2 1:19.2 1:09.6 1:03.2
3  Jill Norfolk, Stella Mitchell, Mary Anne Cotterill, and Elizabeth Long (GBR) 4:44.3 1:10.6 1:20.0 1:10.2 1:03.5
4  Eileen Weir, Marion Lay, Mary Beth Stewart, Helen Kennedy (CAN) 4:46.6 1:10.3 1:22.9 1:09.7 1:03.7
5  Mária Balla, Zsuzsa Kovács, Márta Egerváry, and Csilla Dobai (HUN) 4:48.9 1:11.5 1:23.0 1:12.0 1:03.4

Final[edit]

Place Swimmers Time Leg 1 Leg 2 Leg 3 Leg 4
1  Cathy Ferguson, Cynthia Goyette, Sharon Stouder, and Kathy Ellis (USA) 4:33.9 OR 1:08.6 1:18.3 1:06.1 1:00.9
2  Corrie Winkel, Klenie Bimolt, Ada Kok, and Erica Terpstra (NED) 4:37.0 1:12.2 1:18.5 1:05.0 1:01.3
3  Tatyana Savelyeva, Svetlana Babanina, Tatyana Devyatova, Natalya Ustinova (URS) 4:39.2 1:11.1 1:15.3 1:09.3 1:03.5
4  Satoko Tanaka, Noriko Yamamoto, Eiko Takahashi, Michiko Kihara (JPN) 4:42.0 1:09.5 1:20.5 1:09.3 1:02.7
5  Jill Rosemary Norfolk, Stella Marian Minter Mitchell, Mary Anne Cotterill, and Elizabeth Carole Long (GBR) 4:45.8 1:12.1 1:19.8 1:09.4 1:04.5
6  Eileen Weir, Marion Lay, Mary Beth Stewart, Helen Kennedy (CAN) 4:49.9 1:11.5 1:23.9 1:09.3 1:05.2
7  Ingrid Schmidt, Bärbel Grimmer, Heike Hustede, and Martina Grunert (EUA) DQ
8  Mária Balla, Zsuzsa Kovács, Márta Egerváry, and Csilla Dobai (HUN) DQ

Key: DQ = Disqualified, OR = Olympic record

References[edit]