Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Women's 4 × 100 metres relay
at the Games of the XVIII Olympiad
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates20–21 October 1964
Competitors60 from 15 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Teresa Ciepły
Irena Kirszenstein
Halina Górecka
Ewa Kłobukowska
 Poland
2nd, silver medalist(s) Willye White
Wyomia Tyus
Marilyn White
Edith McGuire
 United States
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Janet Simpson
Mary Rand
Daphne Arden
Dorothy Hyman
 Great Britain
← 1960
1968 →

The women's 4 × 100 metres relay was the only women's relay on the Athletics at the 1964 Summer Olympics program in Tokyo. It was held on 20 October and 21 October 1964. 15 teams, for a total of 60 athletes, from 15 nations competed. The first round was held on 20 October with the final on 21 October.[1] The world record time of the Polish team was erased in 1969, after Ewa Klobukowska failed a gendertest in Kiev.

Results[edit]

First round[edit]

The top four teams in each of the 2 heats advanced.

First round, heat 1[edit]

Place Nation Athletes Time
1  Poland Teresa Ciepły, Irena Kirszenstein, Halina Górecka, Ewa Kłobukowska 44.6 seconds
2  Great Britain Janet Simpson, Mary Rand, Daphne Arden, Dorothy Hyman 44.9 seconds
3  Soviet Union Galina Gaida, Renata Latse, Ludmila Samotesova, Galina Popova 44.9 seconds
4  Australia Dianne Bowering, Marilyn Black, Margaret Burvill, Joyce Bennett 45.2 seconds
5  Jamaica Adlin Mair, Una Morris, Vilma Charlton, Carmen Smith 46.0 seconds
6  Panama Delceita Oakley, Lorraine Dunn, Jean Mitchell, Marcela Daniel 47.6 seconds
7  South Korea Park Hui-suk, Han Myung Hee, Lee Hak-ja, Song Yang Ja 50.1 seconds

First round, heat 2[edit]

Place Nation Athletes Time
1  United States Willye White, Wyomia Tyus, Marilyn White, Edith McGuire 44.8 seconds
2  United Team of Germany Karin Frisch, Erika Pollmann, Martha Pensberger, Jutta Heine 45.0 seconds
3  Hungary Heldt Bartoss, Marko Nemeshazi, Antonia Munkacsi, Ida Such 45.9 seconds
4  France Marlene Canguio, Daniele Gueneau, Michele Lurot, Denise Guenard 46.0 seconds
5  Argentina Maria Formeiro, Susana Ritchie, Evelia Farina, Alicia Kaufmanas 46.7 seconds
6  Japan Reiko Ezoe, Ikuko Yoda, Etsuko Miyamoto, Takako Inoguchi 47.0 seconds
7  Philippines Aida Molinos, Loretta Barcenas, Nelly Restar, Mona Sulaiman 48.8 seconds
8  Thailand Preya Dechdumrong, Kusolwan Soraja, Budsabong Yimploy, Samroey Charanggool 50.3 seconds

Final[edit]

Daphne Arden and Dorothy Hyman (UK), Willye White and Edith McGuire (USA), and Halina Górecka and Ewa Kłobukowska (Poland) compete in the final

All three medallist teams broke the world record in the final.

Place Nation Athletes Time
1  Poland Teresa Ciepły, Irena Kirszenstein, Halina Górecka, Ewa Kłobukowska 43.6 seconds
2  United States Willye White, Wyomia Tyus, Marilyn White, Edith McGuire 43.9 seconds WR
3  Great Britain Janet Simpson, Mary Rand, Daphne Arden, Dorothy Hyman 44.0 seconds
4  Soviet Union Galina Gaida, Renata Latse, Ludmila Samotesova, Galina Popova 44.4 seconds
5  United Team of Germany Karin Frisch, Erika Pollmann, Martha Pensberger, Jutta Heine 44.7 seconds
6  Australia Dianne Bowering, Marilyn Black, Margaret Burvill, Joyce Bennett 45.0 seconds
7  Hungary Heldt Bartoss, Marko Nemeshazi, Antonia Munkacsi, Ida Such 45.2 seconds
8  France Marlene Canguio, Daniele Gueneau, Michele Lurot, Denise Guenard 46.1 seconds

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1964 Tokyo Summer Games: Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  • Official Report