Swimming at the 1968 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metre medley relay

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Swimming at the
1968 Summer Olympics
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Freestyle
100 m men women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m women
1500 m men
Backstroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Breaststroke
100 m men women
200 m men women
Butterfly
100 m men women
200 m men women
Individual medley
200 m men women
400 m men women
Freestyle relay
4×100 m men women
4×200 m men
Medley relay
4×100 m men women

The women's 4×100 metre medley relay event at the 1968 Olympic Games took place on October 17.[1] 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.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States
Kaye Hall
Catie Ball
Ellie Daniel
Susan Pedersen
 Australia
Lynne Watson
Judy Playfair
Lyn McClements
Janet Steinbeck
 West Germany
Angelika Kraus
Uta Frommater
Heike Hustede
Heidemarie Reineck

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Place Swimmers Time Notes
1  Jane Swagerty, Suzy Jones, Susan Shields, Jan Henne (USA) 4:34.7
2  Martina Grunert, Eva Wittke, Helga Lindner, Uta Schmuck (GDR) 4:39.3
3  Tina Lek'veishvili, Alla Grebennikova, Tetiana Dev'iatova, Lidiya Hrebets, Larisa Zakharova (URS) 4:39.5
4  Wendy Burrell, Dorothy Harrison, Margaret Auton, Alexandra Jackson (GBR) 4:40.4
5  Elaine Tanner, Anne Walton, Jeanne Warren, Marion Lay (CAN) 4:43.1
6  Glenda Stirling, Pru Chapman, Sandra Whittleston, Tui Shipston (NZL) 4:49.0
7  Lidia Ramírez, Tamara Oynick, Patricia Obregón, María Teresa Ramírez (MEX) 4:51.0
8  Rosa Hasbún, María Moreño, Carmen Ferracuti, Donatella Ferracuti (ESA) 5:12.6

Heat 2

Place Swimmers Time Notes
1  Lynne Watson, Judy Playfair, Lyn McClements, Jenny Steinbeck, Lyn Bell (AUS) 4:34.6
2  Cobie Buter, Klenie Bimolt, Ada Kok, Nel Bos (NED) 4:39.4
3  Angelika Kraus, Uta Frommater, Heike Hustede-Nagel, Heidi Reineck (FRG) 4:39.5
4  Mária Balla-Lantos, Edit Kovács, Andrea Gyarmati, Judit Turóczy (HUN) 4:41.2
5  Yukiko Goushi, Kiyoe Nakagawa, Yasuko Fujii, Miwako Kobayashi (JPN) 4:41.4
6  Felicia Ospitaletche, Ana María Norbis, Ruth Apt, Emilia Figueroa (URU) 4:56.0
7  Ana Marcial, Liana Vicens, Kristina Moir, Lorna Blake (PUR) 5:18.2
8  Zdenka Gašparač, Đurđica Bjedov, Mirjana Šegrt, Ana Boban (YUG) DQ

Final[edit]

References[edit]