Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 400 metres relay

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Athletics at the
1984 Summer Olympics
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These are the official results of the Women's 4 × 400 m Relay event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. A total of 10 teams competed. The final was held on August 11, 1984.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States (USA)
Lillie Leatherwood
Sherri Howard
Valerie Brisco-Hooks
Chandra Cheeseborough
Diane Dixon*
Denean Howard*
 Canada (CAN)
Charmaine Crooks
Jillian Richardson
Molly Killingbeck
Marita Payne
Dana Wright*
 West Germany (FRG)
Heike Schulte-Mattler
Ute Thimm
Heide-Elke Gaugel
Gaby Bußmann
Nicole Leistenschneider*
Christina Sussiek*

Records[edit]

These were the standing World and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3:15.92 East GermanyGesine Walther
East GermanySabine Busch
East GermanyDagmar Rübsam
East Germany Marita Koch
Erfurt (GDR) June 3, 1984
Olympic Record 3:19.23 East Germany Doris Maletzki
East Germany Brigitte Rohde
East Germany Ellen Streidt
East Germany Christina Lathan
Montreal (CAN) July 31, 1976

Final[edit]

  • Held on August 11, 1984


RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
Gold medal with cup.svg  United States (USA) Lillie Leatherwood
Sherri Howard
Valerie Brisco-Hooks
Chandra Cheeseborough
3:18.29
Silver medal with cup.svg  Canada (CAN) Charmaine Crooks
Jillian Richardson
Molly Killingbeck
Marita Payne
3:21.21
Bronze medal with cup.svg  West Germany (FRG) Heike Schulte-Mattler
Ute Thimm
Heide-Elke Gaugel
Gaby Bußmann
3:22.98
4.  Great Britain (GBR) Michelle Scutt
Helen Barnett
Gladys Taylor
Joslyn Hoyte-Smith
3:25.51
5.  Jamaica (JAM) llrey Oliver
Cynthia Green
Cathy Rattray
Grace Jackson
3:27.51
6.  Italy (ITA) Patrizia Lombardo
Cosetta Campana
Marisa Masullo
Erica Rossi
3:30.82
7.  India (IND) M. D. Valsamma
Vandana Rao
Shiny Abraham
P. T. Usha
3:32.49
 Puerto Rico (PUR) Evelyn Mathieu
Madeline De Jesus
Angelita Lind
Marie Lande Mathieu
DNS[1]

Semi-Finals[edit]

  • Held on August 10, 1984

Heat 1[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.  United States (USA) Lillie Leatherwood
Sherri Howard
Diane Dixon
Denean Howard
3:22.82
2.  Jamaica (JAM) llrey Oliver
Cathy Rattray
Andrea Thomas
Grace Jackson
3:26.56
3.  Great Britain (GBR) Michelle Scutt
Helen Barnett
Gladys Taylor
Joslyn Hoyte-Smith
3:27.68
4.  India (IND) M. D. Valsamma
Vandana Rao
Shiny Abraham
P. T. Usha
3:33.85
5.  Puerto Rico (PUR) Evelyn Mathieu
• "Madeline De Jesus" (de facto Margaret de Jesús[1])
Angelita Lind
Marie Lande Mathieu
3:37.39

Heat 2[edit]

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.  Italy (ITA) Patrizia Lombardo
Cosetta Campana
Giuseppina Cirulli
Erica Rossi
3:32.55
2.  West Germany (FRG) Christina Sussiek
Heike Schulte-Mattler
Nicole Leistenschneider
Gaby Bußmann
3:33.63
3.  Canada (CAN) Dana Wright
Jillian Richardson
Charmaine Crooks
Marita Payne
3:33.78
4.  Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) Joycelyn Joseph
Ruperta Charles
Monica Stevens
Laveme Bryan
3:39.32
5.  Ghana (GHA) Martha Appiah
Mercy Addy
Mary Mensah
Grace Bakari
3:40.38

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b After Puerto Rico’s Madeline de Jesus came up lame while competing in the long jump, she was unable to run in the 4×400-meter relay at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. Madeline enlisted her identical twin sister, Margaret, as an imposter for a qualifying heat. Margaret ran the second leg of the qualifier, and the team advanced. When the chief coach of the Puerto Rican team learned of the ruse, however, he pulled his team out of the final.