Athletics at the 1928 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Women's 4 x 100 metres relay
at the Games of the IX Olympiad
Dates August 4 (heats)
August 5 (final)
Competitors  from 8 nations
Teams 8
Winning time 48.4
1st, gold medalist(s) Myrtle Cook
Ethel Smith
Bobbie Rosenfeld
Jane Bell
2nd, silver medalist(s) Jessie Cross
Loretta McNeil
Betty Robinson
Mary Washburn
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Anni Holdmann
Leni Junker
Rosa Kellner
Leni Schmidt
1932 →
Athletics at the
1928 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men
400 m men
800 m men women
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
Field events
Long jump men
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Decathlon men

The women's 4 x 100 metres relay event at the 1928 Olympic Games took place between August 4 & August 5.



Heat 1

Rank Country Time Notes
1  Canada 49.3 Q, WR
2  Netherlands 50.4 Q
3  France 51.0 Q
4  Sweden 53.2

Key: Q = Qualified, WR = World record

Heat 2

Rank Country Time Notes
1  United States 49.8 Q
2  Germany 49.8 Q
3  Italy Q
4  Belgium

Key: Q = Qualified


Rank Country Time Notes Competitors
1st, gold medalist(s)  Canada 48.4 WR Ethel Smith, Bobbie Rosenfeld, Myrtle Cook, Jane Bell
2nd, silver medalist(s)  United States 48.8 Jessie Cross, Loretta McNeil, Betty Robinson, Mary Washburn
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Germany 49.0 Anni Holdmann, Leni Junker, Rosa Kellner, Leni Schmidt
4  France 49.6 Georgette Gagneux, Yolande Plancke, Marguerite Radideau, Lucienne Velu
5  Netherlands 49.8 Lies Aengenendt, Rie Briejèr, Jeanette Grooss, Bets ter Horst
6  Italy 53.6 Luisa Bonfanti, Giannina Marchini, Derna Polazzo, Vittorina Vivenza

Key: WR = World record