1987 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 4 × 400 metres relay

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Events at the
1987 World Championships
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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
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
10 km walk women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The 4 × 400 metres relay at the 1987 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Stadio Olimpico on September 5 and September 6.

Medals[edit]

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
 East Germany
Dagmar Neubauer
Kirsten Emmelmann
Petra Muller
Sabine Busch
Cornelia Ullrich*
 Soviet Union
Aelita Yurchenko
Olga Nazarova
Mariya Pinigina
Olga Bryzgina
 United States
Diane Dixon
Denean Howard
Valerie Brisco-Hooks
Lillie Leatherwood

Note: * Indicates athletes who ran in preliminary rounds.

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

All times shown are in minutes.

WR world record | 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.  Soviet Union (Aelita Yurchenko, Olga Nazarova, Mariya Pinigina, Olga Bryzgina) 3:20.75 Q
  2.  United States (Diane Dixon, Denean Howard, Valerie Brisco-Hooks, Lillie Leatherwood) 3:22.32 Q
  3.  Canada (Charmaine Crooks, Molly Killingbeck, Marita Payne-Wiggins, Jillian Richardson) 3:24.50 Q
  4.  France (Nathalie Simon, Nadine Debois, Helene Huart, Fabienne Ficher) 3:27.76 q
  5.  Cuba (Ester Petitón, Odalys Hernandez, Tania Fernandez, Ana Fidelia Quirot) 3:29.78
  6.  Kenya (Geraldine Shitandayi, Florence Wanjiru, Esther Kavaya, Francisca Chepkurui) 3:30.16
  7.  Brazil (Suzete Montalvao, Maria Do Carmo Fialho, Soraya Vieira Telles, Maria Magnólia Souza Figueiredo) 3:30.91 (AR)
  8.  India (Vandana Shanbag, Vandana Rao, Shiny Wilson, P.T. Usha) 3:31.55 (AR)

Heat 2[edit]

  1.  East Germany (Kirsten Emmelmann, Dagmar Neubauer, Cornelia Ullrich, Petra Muller) 3:22.97 Q
  2.  Bulgaria (Malena Andonova, Rositsa Stamenova, Pepa Pavlova, Yuliana Marinova) 3:25.85 Q
  3.  West Germany (Karin Lix, Helga Arendt, Gudrun Abt, Gisela Kinzel) 3:26.75 Q
  4.  Jamaica (Cathy Rattray-Williams, Sandie Richards, Sandra Farmer-Patrick, Ilrey Oliver) 3:27.13 q
  5.  Hungary (Erzsebet Szabo, Erika Szopori, Noémi Bátori, Judit Forgács) 3:31.56
  6.  Italy (Rossana Morabito, Cosetta Campana, Nevia Pistrino, Erica Rossi) 3:31.72
  7.  Spain (Rosa Colorado, Cristina Pérez, Montserrat Pujol, Blanca Lacambra) 3:32.01
  8.  Ireland (Michelle Walsh-Carroll, Barbara Johnson, Patricia Walsh, Patricia Amond) 3:32.56

Final[edit]

  1.  East Germany (Dagmar Neubauer, Kirsten Emmelmann, Petra Muller, Sabine Busch) 3:18.63 (CR)
  2.  Soviet Union (Aelita Yurchenko, Olga Nazarova, Mariya Pinigina, Olga Bryzgina) 3:19.50
  3.  United States (Diane Dixon, Denean Howard-Hill, Valerie Brisco-Hooks, Lillie Leatherwood) 3:21.04
  4.  Canada (Charmaine Crooks, Molly Killingbeck, Marita Payne-Wiggins, Jillian Richardson) 3:24.11
  5.  West Germany (Ute Thimm, Helga Arendt, Gudrun Abt, Gisela Kinzel) 3:24.94
  6.  Jamaica (Cathy Rattray-Williams, Sandra Farmer-Patrick, Ilrey Oliver, Sandie Richards) 3:27.51
  7.  France (Nathalie Simon, Nadine Debois, Helene Huart, Fabienne Ficher) 3:27.60
  8.  Bulgaria (Tsvetanka Ilieva, Rositsa Stamenova, Pepa Pavlova, Yuliana Marinova) 3:30.24

References[edit]