Athletics at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Women's 4 × 100 metres relay
at the Games of the XVII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
DatesSeptember 7 (heats)
September 8 (final)
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Martha Hudson
Lucinda Williams
Barbara Jones
Wilma Rudolph
 United States
2nd, silver medalist(s) Martha Langbein
Anni Biechl
Brunhilde Hendrix
Jutta Heine
 United Team of Germany
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Teresa Ciepły
Barbara Janiszewska
Celina Jesionowska
Halina Richter
 Poland
← 1956
1964 →

The women's 4 × 100 metres relay event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place between September 7 and September 8.[1]

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The fastest three teams in each of the two heats advanced to the final round.

Heat one

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Carole Quinton
Dorothy Hyman
Jenny Smart
Mary Rand
 Great Britain 45.92
2 Martha Langbein
Anni Biechl
Brunhilde Hendrix
Jutta Heine
 United Team of Germany 45.96
3 Letizia Bertoni
Sandra Valenti
Piera Tizzoni
Giuseppina Leone
 Italy 46.76
4 Erzsébet Heldtné Bartos
Mária Bácskai
Antónia Munkácsi
Ildikó Jónás
 Hungary 47.54
5 Nancy Lewington
Sally McCallum
Valerie Jerome
Eleanor Haslam
 Canada 48.05

Heat two

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Martha Hudson
Lucinda Williams
Barbara Jones
Wilma Rudolph
 United States 44.50 WR
2 Vera Krepkina
Valentina Maslovskaya
Mariya Itkina
Irina Press
 Soviet Union 45.15
3 Teresa Ciepły
Barbara Janiszewska
Celina Jesionowska
Halina Richter
 Poland 45.40
4 Silvia Hunte
Carlota Gooden
Lorraine Dunn
Jean Holmes-Mitchell
 Panama 46.66
- Marlene Mathews
Norma Thrower
Norma Croker
Pat Duggan
 Australia [47.59] DQ

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Martha Hudson
Lucinda Williams
Barbara Jones
Wilma Rudolph
 United States 44.72
2nd, silver medalist(s) Martha Langbein
Anni Biechl
Brunhilde Hendrix
Jutta Heine
 United Team of Germany 45.00
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Teresa Ciepły
Barbara Janiszewska
Celina Jesionowska
Halina Richter
 Poland 45.19
4 Vera Krepkina
Valentina Maslovskaya
Mariya Itkina
Irina Press
 Soviet Union 45.39
5 Letizia Bertoni
Sandra Valenti
Piera Tizzoni
Giuseppina Leone
 Italy 45.80
- Carole Quinton
Dorothy Hyman
Jenny Smart
Mary Rand
 Great Britain DNF

Key: WR = world record; DQ = disqualified; DNF = did not finish

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1960 Rome Summer Games: Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 14 August 2017.