Women's 4 × 100 metres relay world record progression

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The first world record in the women's 4 x 100 metres relay was recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1922.[1] 45 world records have been ratified by the IAAF in the event. The following table shows the world record progression in the women's 4 × 100 metre relay, as ratified by the IAAF. "y" denotes time for 4 × 110 yards (402.34 m), ratified as a record for this event.

Records 1922-1976[edit]

Time Auto Team Country Venue Date
53.2 Czechoslovakia  Czechoslovakia Paris 1922-05-21
51.4+ Great Britain & N.I.  United Kingdom Paris 1922-08-20
50.4 Berliner Sport-Club  Germany Cologne 1926-07-11
49.8y Great Britain & N.I.  United Kingdom Gothenburg 1926-08-29
50.0 Viktoria Magdeburg  Germany Breslau 1927-08-07
50.0 Linnets Saint-Maur  France Paris 1928-07-15
49.8 TSV 1860 München  Germany Berlin 1928-07-15
48.4 Canada  Canada Amsterdam 1928-08-05
49.0 Eintracht Frankfurt  Germany Mannheim 1929-06-30
49.0 TSV 1860 München  Germany Frankfurt 1929-07-21
48.8 TSV 1860 München  Germany Nuremberg 1930-07-20
46.9 United States  United States Los Angeles 1932-08-07
46.5 Germany  Germany Cologne 1936-06-21
46.4 Germany  Germany Berlin 1936-08-08
46.1 46.23 Australia  Australia Helsinki 1952-07-27
45.9 46.14 United States  United States Helsinki 1952-07-27
45.9 46.18 West Germany  West Germany Helsinki 1952-07-27
45.6 Soviet Union  Soviet Union Budapest 1953-09-20
45.6 Soviet Union  Soviet Union Moscow 1955-09-11
45.2 Soviet Union  Soviet Union Kiev 1956-07-27
45.1 Germany  Germany Dresden 1956-09-30
44.9 45.00 Australia  Australia Melbourne 1956-12-01
44.9 45.07 Germany  Germany Melbourne 1956-12-01
44.5 44.65 Australia  Australia Melbourne 1956-12-01
44.4 44.51 United States  United States Rome 1960-09-07
44.3 United States  United States Moscow 1961-07-15
43.9 43.92 United States  United States Tokyo 1964-10-21
43.9 Soviet Union  Soviet Union Leninakan 1968-08-16
43.6 Soviet Union  Soviet Union Mexico City 1968-09-27
43.4 43.50 United States  United States Mexico City 1968-10-19
43.4 43.49 Netherlands  Netherlands Mexico City 1968-10-19
42.8 42.88 United States  United States Mexico City 1968-10-20
42.8 42.81 West Germany  West Germany Munich 1972-09-10
42.6 East Germany  East Germany Potsdam 1973-09-01
42.6 East Germany  East Germany East Berlin 1974-08-24
42.5 42.51 East Germany  East Germany Rome 1974-09-08

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Records since 1977[edit]

From 1975, the IAAF accepted separate automatically electronically timed records for events up to 400 metres. From 1977, the IAAF required fully automatic timing to the hundredth of a second for these events.[1]

Time Team Country Venue Date
42.50 East Germany  East Germany Karl-Marx-Stadt 1976-05-29
42.27 East Germany  East Germany Potsdam 1978-08-19
42.10 East Germany  East Germany Karl-Marx-Stadt 1979-06-10
42.09 East Germany  East Germany Turin 1979-08-04
42.09 East Germany  East Germany East Berlin 1980-07-09
41.85 East Germany  East Germany Potsdam 1980-07-13
41.60 East Germany  East Germany Moscow 1980-08-01
41.53 East Germany  East Germany East Berlin 1983-07-31
41.37 East Germany  East Germany Canberra 1985-10-06
40.82 United States  United States London 2012-08-10[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "13th IAAF World Championships In Athletics: IAAF Statistics Handbook. Daegu 2011. (Part 5 of 5)" (pdf). Monte Carlo: IAAF Media & Public Relations Department. 2011. pp. 595, 704. Retrieved 2013-03-08. 
  2. ^ "World records ratified". Monaco: IAAF. 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2013-03-08.