Athletics at the 1976 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay

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These are the official results of the women's 4 x 100 metres relay event at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The event was held on the 30th and the 31st of July 1976. There were a total number of 10 nations competing.[1]

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 East Germany (GDR)
Marlies Oelsner
Renate Stecher
Carla Bodendorf
Bärbel Eckert
 West Germany (FRG)
Elvira Possekel
Inge Helten
Annegret Richter
Annegret Kroniger
 Soviet Union (URS)
Tetyana Prorochenko
Lyudmila Maslakova
Nadezhda Besfamilnaya
Vera Anisimova

Records[edit]

These were the standing World and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1976 Summer Olympics.

World Record 42.50 East Germany Marlies Göhr
East Germany Renate Stecher
East Germany Carla Bodendorf
East Germany Martina Blos
Karl-Marx-Stadt (GDR) June 29, 1974
Olympic Record 42.88 United States Margaret Bailes
United States Barbara Ferrell
United States Mildrette Netter
United States Wyomia Tyus
Mexico City (MEX) October 20, 1968

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

  • Held on Saturday 31 July 1976
RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
Gold medal with cup.svg  East Germany (GDR) Marlies Oelsner
Renate Stecher
Carla Bodendorf
Bärbel Eckert
42.55
(OR)
Silver medal with cup.svg  West Germany (FRG) Elvira Possekel
Inge Helten
Annegret Richter
Annegret Kroniger
42.59
Bronze medal with cup.svg  Soviet Union (URS) Tetyana Prorochenko
Lyudmila Maslakova
Nadezhda Besfamilnaya
Vera Anisimova
43.09
4.  Canada (CAN) Margaret Howe
Patty Loverock
Joanne McTaggart
Marjorie Bailey
43.17
5.  Australia (AUS) Barbara Wilson
Debbie Wells
Denise Robertson
Raelene Boyle
43.18
6.  Jamaica (JAM) Leleith Hodges
Rose Allwood
Carol Cummings
Jacqueline Pusey
43.24
7.  United States (USA) Martha Watson
Evelyn Ashford
Debra Armstrong
Chandra Cheeseborough
43.35
8.  Great Britain (GBR) Wendy Clarke
Denise Ramsden
Sharon Colyear
Andrea Lynch
43.79

Heats[edit]

  • Held on Friday 30 July 1976

Heat 1[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.  West Germany (FRG) Elvira Possekel
Inge Helten
Annegret Richter
Annegret Kroniger
42.61
(OR)
2.  Soviet Union (URS) Tetyana Prorochenko
Lyudmila Maslakova
Nadezhda Besfamilnaya
Vera Anisimova
43.33
3.  Great Britain (GBR) Wendy Clarke
Denise Ramsden
Sharon Colyear
Andrea Lynch
43.44
4.  Australia (AUS) Barbara Wilson
Debbie Wells
Denise Robertson
Raelene Boyle
43.67
5.  France (FRA) Chantal Corbrejaud
Catherine Delachanal
Chantal Rega
Sylvie Telliez
43.95

Heat 2[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.  East Germany (GDR) Marlies Oelsner
Renate Stecher
Carla Bodendorf
Bärbel Eckert
43.00
2.  United States (USA) Martha Watson
Evelyn Ashford
Debra Armstrong
Chandra Cheeseborough
43.46
3.  Canada (CAN) Margaret Howe
Patty Loverock
Joanne McTaggart
Marjorie Bailey
43.53
4.  Jamaica (JAM) Rose Allwood
Jacqueline Pusey
Carol Cummings
Leleith Hodges
43.88
5.  Cuba (CUB) Isabel Taylor
Carmen Valdés
Fulgencia Romay
Silvia Chivás
44.29

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1976 Montreal Summer Games: Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 18 August 2017. 

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