Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Women's 4 x 100 metres relay
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
Dates August 7 (heats & final)
Competitors  from 11 nations
Teams 11
Winning time 47.5
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Xenia Stad-de Jong
Netty Witziers-Timmer
Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs
Fanny Blankers-Koen
 Netherlands
2nd, silver medalist(s) Shirley Strickland
June Maston
Betty McKinnon
Joyce King
 Australia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Viola Myers
Nancy Mackay
Diane Foster
Patricia Jones
 Canada
← 1936
1952 →
Video on YouTube Official Video
@ 48:25
Athletics at the
1948 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men
1500 m men
5000 m men
10,000 m men
80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
Road events
Marathon men
10 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
Decathlon men

The women's 4 x 100 metres relay event at the 1948 Olympic Games took place on August 7. The Dutch team won with a time of 47.5.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record
Olympic record
 Germany
(Emmy Albus, Marie Dollinger, Ilse Dörffeldt, Käthe Krauß)
46.4 Berlin, Germany 8 August 1936

Schedule[edit]

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 7 August 1948 15:15 Round 1
Saturday, 7 August 1948 16:40 Final

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Round 1 took place on 7 August. The first two teams from each heat advanced to the final.

Heat 1

Rank Nation Competitors Time Notes
1  Canada Diane Foster, Patricia Jones, Nancy Mackay, Viola Myers 47.9 Q
2  Australia Joyce King, June Maston, Betty McKinnon, Shirley Strickland 48.0 Q
3  France Rosine Fauqouin, Jeanine Moussier, Liliane Sprécher, Jeanine Toulouse 48.1
4  Brazil Benedita de Oliveira, Melânia Luz, Gertrudes Morg, Lucila Pini 49.0

Heat 2

Rank Nation Competitors Time Notes
1  Great Britain Maureen Gardner, Dorothy Manley, Muriel Pletts, Margaret Walker 48.4 Q
2  Austria Grete Jenny, Maria Overbreyer-Trösch, Grete Pavlousek, Elfriede Steurer 50.0 Q
3  Chile Marion Huber, Betty Kretschmer, Adriana Millard, Annegret Weller-Schneider 51.5
4  Italy Mirella Avalle, Anna Maria Cantù, Marcella Jeandeau, Liliana Tagliaferri DNF

Heat 3

Rank Nation Competitors Time Notes
1  Netherlands Fanny Blankers-Koen, Xenia Stad-de Jong, Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs, Netti Witziers-Timmer 47.6 Q
2  Denmark Bente Bergendorff, Grethe Lovsø Nielsen, Birthe Nielsen, Hilde Nissen 48.1 Q
3  United States Nell Jackson, Theresa Manuel, Mickey Patterson, Mabel Walker 48.5

Final[edit]

Rank Nation Competitors Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s)  Netherlands Fanny Blankers-Koen, Xenia Stad-de Jong, Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs, Netti Witziers-Timmer 47.5
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Australia Joyce King, June Maston, Betty McKinnon, Shirley Strickland 47.6
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Canada Diane Foster, Patricia Jones, Nancy Mackay, Viola Myers 47.8
4  Great Britain Maureen Gardner, Dorothy Manley, Muriel Pletts, Margaret Walker 48.0
5  Denmark Bente Bergendorff, Grethe Lovsø Nielsen, Birthe Nielsen, Hilde Nissen 48.2
6  Austria Grete Jenny, Maria Overbreyer-Trösch, Grete Pavlousek, Elfriede Steurer 49.2

Wind: 0.2 m/s

References[edit]