Athletics at the 1956 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Athletics at the
1956 Summer Olympics
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men
800 m men
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80 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
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3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men
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Long jump men women
Triple jump men
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Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
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Combined events
Decathlon men

These are the official results of the Women's 4x100m Relay event at the 1956 Summer Olympics in Melbourne, Australia. There were nine nations competing, with France, Poland and Canada failing to reach the final. The Australian team win in a world record time of 44.5 seconds.

Final classification[edit]

Med 1.png  Australia (AUS) Norma Croker
Betty Cuthbert
Fleur Mellor
Shirley Strickland de la Hunty
44.9 44.5
Med 2.png  Great Britain (GBR) Heather Armitage
Anne Pashley
June Foulds
Jean Scrivens
45.3 44.7
Med 3.png  United States (USA) Isabelle Daniels
Mae Faggs
Margaret Matthews
Wilma Rudolph
45.4 44.9
4.  Soviet Union (URS) Irina Botchkareva
Maria Itkina
Vera Krepkina
Galina Rezchikova
46.1 45.6
5.  Italy (ITA) Letizia Bertoni
Milena Greppi
Giuseppina Leone
Maria Musso
45.9 45.7
6.  United Team of Germany (EUA) Gisela Köhler
Barbara Mayer
Maria Sander
Christa Stubnick
44.9 47.2
 France (FRA) Catherine Capdeville
Micheline Fluchot
Simone Henry
Angele Picado
46.3 DNQ
 Poland (POL) Maria Kusion
Barbara Lerczak
Genowefa Minicka
Halina Richter
46.5 DNQ
 Canada (CAN) Eleanor Haslam
Dorothy Kozak
Diane Matheson
Maureen Rever
46.6 DNQ