1983 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 4 × 400 metres relay

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The 4 × 400 metres relay at the 1983 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium on August 13 and August 14.

Medals[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 East Germany
Kerstin Walther
Sabine Busch
Marita Koch
Dagmar Rübsam
 Czechoslovakia
Tatána Kocembová
Milena Matějkovičová
Zuzana Moravčíková
Jarmila Kratochvílová
 Soviet Union
Yelena Korban
Marina Ivanova
Irina Baskakova
Mariya Pinigina

Records[edit]

Existing records at the start of the event.

World record  East Germany (GDR) 3:19.04 Athens, Greece September 11, 1982
Championship record New event

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

All times shown are in minutes.

AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)

DNF = did not finish | DNS = did not start | DQ = disqualification | NM = no mark (i.e. no valid result) | Q = qualification by place in heat | q = qualification by overall place

Heat 1[edit]

  1.  United States (Roberta Belle, Easter Gabriel, Rosalyn Bryant, Denean Howard) 3:26.82 Q
  2.  Canada (Charmaine Crooks, Jillian Richardson, Molly Killingbeck, Marita Payne) 3:27.21 Q
  3.  Czechoslovakia (Milena Matějkovičová, Zuzana Moravčíková, Taťána Kocembová, Jarmila Kratochvílová) 3:27.60 Q
  4.  West Germany (Rita Daimer, Ute Thimm, Gisela Gottwald, Gaby Bußmann) 3:29.70 q
  5.  Romania (Iulia Radu, Daniela Matei, Cristieana Cojocaru, Elena Lina) 3:30.96 q

Heat 2[edit]

  1.  Soviet Union (Yelena Korban, Marina Ivanova, Irina Baskakova, Mariya Pinigina) 3:28.77 Q
  2.  East Germany (Kerstin Walther, Undine Bremer, Ellen Fiedler, Sabine Busch) 3:29.05 Q
  3.  Bulgaria (Svobodka Damyanova, Rositsa Stamenova, Katya Ilieva, Galina Penkova) 3:31.11 Q
  4.  Jamaica (Cathy Rattray, Ovrill Dwyer-Brown, Jacqueline Pusey, Grace Jackson) 3:34.17
  5.  Puerto Rico (Madeline De Jesus, Vilma Paris, Margaret De Jesus, Nilsa Paris) 3:42.79

Final[edit]

  1.  East Germany (Kerstin Walther, Sabine Busch, Marita Koch, Dagmar Rübsam) 3:19.73
  2.  Czechoslovakia (Taťána Kocembová, Milena Matějkovičová, Zuzana Moravčíková, Jarmila Kratochvílová) 3:20.32
  3.  Soviet Union (Yelena Korban, Marina Ivanova, Irina Baskakova, Mariya Pinigina) 3:21.16
  4.  Canada (Charmaine Crooks, Jillian Richardson, Molly Killingbeck, Marita Payne) 3:27.41
  5.  United States (Roberta Belle, Easter Gabriel, Rosalyn Bryant, Denean Howard) 3:27.57
  6.  West Germany (Rita Daimer, Ute Thimm, Gisela Gottwald, Gaby Bußmann) 3:29.43
  7.  Bulgaria (Svobodka Damyanova, Rositsa Stamenova, Katya Ilieva, Galina Penkova) 3:30.36
  8.  Romania (Iulia Radu, Daniela Matei, Cristieana Cojocaru, Elena Lina) 3:35.61

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