Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 400 metres relay
|Women's 4 × 400 metres relay|
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Gold medal winners
In the final, the USA had individual 400m bronze medalist DeeDee Trotter lead off. From the gun she put distance on the rest of the field. While the display clock read 49.57 for her split, it was more like 50.3, handing the baton to Allyson Felix several meters ahead. With the miscalculation Felix ran close to a 48.1 split, reported as 48.85, then Francena McCorory (49.39) and individual gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross (49.07) continued to extend the lead. It was almost 3 and a half seconds at the finish. Russia was clearly second ahead of Jamaica and Ukraine, those teams remaining in the same positions from the first handoff.
On February 1, 2017, following retesting of doping samples, Antonina Krivoshapka samples tested positive for dehydrochlormethyltestosterone (turinabol). As they had been disqualified four years earlier, the Russian team was disqualified. Finally, the bronze medals were reallocated to the Ukrainian team. Another Russian sprinter Yulia Gushchina was found guilty of doping in 2017.
Prior to the competition[update], the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.
|World record|| Soviet Union
(Tatyana Ledovskaya, Olga Nazarova, Mariya Pinigina, Olga Bryzgina)
|3:15.17||Seoul, South Korea||1 October 1988|
|2012 World leading|| United States Red
(Francena McCorory, Allyson Felix, Natasha Hastings, Sanya Richards-Ross)
|3:21.18||Philadelphia, United States||28 April 2012|
|Broken records during the 2012 Summer Olympics|
|2012 World leading|| United States
(DeeDee Trotter, Allyson Felix, Francena McCorory, Sanya Richards-Ross)
|3:16.87||London, United Kingdom||11 August 2012|
|Friday, 10 August 2012||19:10||Round 1|
|Saturday, 11 August 2012||20:25||Finals|
- Q denotes automatic qualification (based on place).
- q denotes provisional qualification (fastest non-automatic qualifiers).
- DNS denotes did not start.
- DNF denotes did not finish.
- DQ denotes disqualified
- AR denotes area record.
- NR denotes national record.
- PB denotes personal best.
- SB denotes season's best.
Qual. rule: first 3 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) qualified.
|1||2||Jamaica||Christine Day, Shereefa Lloyd, Shericka Williams, Rosemarie Whyte||3:25.13||Q, SB|
|2||3||Ukraine||Olha Zemlyak, Alina Lohvynenko, Hanna Yaroshchuk, Nataliya Pyhyda||3:25.90||Q|
|3||6||France||Phara Anacharsis, Muriel Hurtis, Marie Gayot, Floria Guei||3:25.94||Q|
|4||8||Nigeria||Omolara Omotosho, Idara Otu, Bukola Abogunloko, Regina George||3:26.29||q, SB|
|5||4||Belarus||Alena Kiyevich, Iryna Khliustava, Ilona Usovich, Sviatlana Usovich||3:26.52||SB|
|6||5||Cuba||Aymée Martínez, Diosmely Peña, Yaimeisi Borlot, Daysiurami Bonne||3:27.41||SB|
|7||9||Italy||Chiara Bazzoni, Elena Maria Bonfanti, Libania Grenot, Maria Enrica Spacca||3:29.01||SB|
|8||7||Germany||Esther Cremer, Janin Lindenberg, Maral Feizbakhsh, Fabienne Kohlmann||3:31.06|
|1||9||United States||Keshia Baker, Francena McCorory, Diamond Dixon, DeeDee Trotter||3:22.09||Q|
|2||4||Russia||Yuliya Gushchina, Tatyana Firova, Natalya Nazarova, Anastasiya Kapachinskaya||3:23.11||Q, SB|
|3||8||Great Britain||Shana Cox, Lee McConnell, Eilidh Child, Christine Ohuruogu||3:25.05||Q|
|4||6||Czech Republic||Denisa Rosolová, Zuzana Bergrová, Jitka Bartoničková, Zuzana Hejnová||3:26.20||q|
|5||7||Poland||Iga Baumgart, Justyna Święty, Anna Jesień, Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz||3:30.15|
|6||2||Ireland||Marian Heffernan, Joanne Cuddihy, Jessie Barr, Michelle Carey||3:30.55||SB|
|7||5||Brazil||Joelma Sousa, Jailma de Lima, Aline dos Santos, Geisa Coutinho||3:32.95|
|8||3||Turkey||Pınar Saka, Meliz Redif, Birsen Engin, Sema Apak||3:34.71|
|7||United States||DeeDee Trotter, Allyson Felix, Francena McCorory, Sanya Richards-Ross||3:16.87||WL|
|6||Jamaica||Christine Day, Rosemarie Whyte, Shericka Williams, Novlene Williams-Mills||3:20.95||SB|
|4||Ukraine||Alina Lohvynenko, Olha Zemlyak, Hanna Yaroshchuk, Nataliya Pyhyda||3:23.57||SB|
|4||9||Great Britain||Shana Cox, Lee McConnell, Perri Shakes-Drayton, Christine Ohuruogu||3:24.76||SB|
|5||8||France||Phara Anacharsis, Muriel Hurtis, Marie Gayot, Floria Guei||3:25.92|
|6||2||Czech Republic||Denisa Rosolova, Zuzana Bergrová, Jitka Bartoničková, Zuzana Hejnova||3:27.77|
|DSQ||5||Russia||Yulia Gushchina, Antonina Krivoshapka, Tatyana Firova, Natalya Antyukh||DSQ (3:20.23)||Doping (2nd)|
|N/A||3||Nigeria||Omolara Omotosho, Muizat Ajoke Odumosu, Regina George, Bukola Abogunloko||DSQ||R 163.3a|
- Nigeria originally finished in seventh place in the final but were disqualified due to a lane infringement.
- Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
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- "International Association of Athletics Federations". iaaf.org. 2012-08-11. Retrieved 2012-08-21.
- "IOC sanctions three athletes for failing anti-doping test at London 2012". International Olympic Committee. 2017-05-31. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
- "London 2012 4x400m relay women - Olympic Athletics". International Olympic Committee. 2017-06-03. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
- "More Russian track athletes banned for doping at London Olympics". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2017-11-30.
- Lane infringement
- "Women's 4 x 400m Relay". London 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012.
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