Swimming at the 1960 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metre medley relay
|Swimming at the
1960 Summer Olympics
The women's 4×100 metre medley relay event at the 1960 Olympic Games took place on August 30 (qualification) and September 2 (final). This swimming event uses medley swimming as a relay. Because an Olympic size swimming pool is 50 metres long, each of the four swimmers completed two lengths of the pool, each using a different stroke. The first on each team used the backstroke, the second used the breaststroke, the third used the butterfly stroke, and the final swimmer used freestyle (restricted to not allow any of the first three strokes to be used, though nearly all swimmers use front crawl regardless).
The first swimmer must touch the wall before the next can leave the starting block, and so forth; timing of the starts is thus important.
| United States
Chris von Saltza
| United Team of Germany
|1||Sylvia Lewis, Anita Lonsbrough, Sheila Watt, Natalie Steward, Jean Oldroyd (GBR)||4:49.0|
|2||Chris von Saltza, Anne Warner, Carolyn Wood, Joan Spillane (USA)||4:49.3|
|3||Ingrid Schmidt, Ursula Küper, Bärbel Fuhrmann, Ursel Brunner (GER)||4:49.6|
|4||Magda Dávid, Klára Killermann-Bartos, Márta Egerváry, Csilla Madarász-Bajnogel-Dobai (HUN)||4:52.8|
|5||Rosy Piacentini, Michèle Pialat, Annie Caron, Héda Frost (FRA)||4:59.7|
|6||Daniela Serpilli, Elena Zennaro, Anna Beneck, Paola Saini (ITA)||5:04.4|
|1||Ria van Velsen, Ada den Haan, Marianne Heemskerk, Erica Terpstra, Tineke Lagerberg (NED)||4:47.4|
|2||Larisa Viktorova, Lyudmila Korobova, Zinaida Belovetskaya, Marina Shamal, Valentina Poznyak (URS)||4:54.4|
|3||Satoko Tanaka, Yoshiko Takamatsu, Shizue Miyabe, Yoshiko Sato (JPN)||4:54.5|
|4||Jan Andrew, Dawn Fraser, Gerganiya Beckitt, Ilsa Konrads (AUS)||4:55.7|
|5||Sara Barber, Judith McHale, Margaret Iwasaki, Mary Beth Stewart (CAN)||4:59.5|
|6||Lynette Cooper, Meg Miners, Dottie Sutcliffe, Hillary Wilson (RHO)||5:12.9|
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- "Swimming at the 1960 Rome Summer Games: Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay". Sports Reference. Retrieved 24 October 2016.