Swimming at the 1972 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay

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The women's 4×100 metre freestyle relay event at the 1972 Olympic Games took place August 30.[1] The relay featured teams of four swimmers each swimming two lengths of the 50 m pool freestyle.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States
Shirley Babashoff
Jane Barkman
Jenny Kemp
Sandy Neilson
 East Germany
Andrea Eife
Kornelia Ender
Elke Sehmisch
Gabriele Wetzko
 West Germany
Gudrun Beckmann
Heidemarie Reineck
Angela Steinbach
Jutta Weber

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Heat 1

Place Swimmers Time Notes
1  Gabriele Wetzko, Andrea Eife, Elke Sehmisch, Kornelia Ender, Sylvia Eichner (GDR) 3:58.11
2  Enith Brigitha, Anke Rijnders, Hansje Bunschoten, Josien Elzerman (NED) 4:02.70
3  Deborah Palmer, Leanne Francis, Sharon Booth, Shane Gould, Debra Cain (AUS) 4:05.44
4  Wendy Cook-Hogg, Judy Wright, Mary Beth Rondeau, Leslie Cliff (CAN) 4:05.95
5  Tatyana Zolotnitskaya, Yelena Timoshenko, Nadezhda Matyukhina, Iryna Ustymenko (URS) 4:07.55
6  Claude Mandonnaud, Chantal Schertz, Christine Petit, Guylaine Berger (FRA) 4:08.82
7  María Teresa Ramírez, Virginia Anchestegui, Laura Vaca, Marcia Arriaga (MEX) 4:14.95
8  Ann O'Connor, Christine Fulcher, Brenda McGrory, Aisling O'Leary (IRL) 4:26.34

Heat 2

Place Swimmers Time Notes
1  Shirley Babashoff, Kim Peyton, Lynn Skrifvars, Ann Marshall (USA) 3:58.93
2  Jutta Weber, Heidi Reineck, Gudrun Beckmann, Angela Steinbach (FRG) 4:01.63
3  Anita Zarnowiecki, Eva Andersson, Diana Olsson, Irwi Johansson (SWE) 4:03.99
4  Andrea Gyarmati, Judit Turóczy, Edit Kovács, Magdolna Patóh (HUN) 4:04.29
5  Yoshimi Nishigawa, Shigeko Kawanishi, Eiko Goshi, Yukari Takemoto (JPN) 4:08.34
6  Diana Sutherland, Judith Sirs, Susan Edmondson, Lesley Allardice (GBR) 4:09.51
7  Laura Podestà, Patrizia Lanfredini, Laura Gorgerino, Federica Stabilini (ITA) 4:10.70
8  Margrit Thomet, Irène Debrunner, Christiane Flamand, Françoise Monod (SUI) 4:10.73

Final[edit]

[2]

Rank Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States Sandra Neilson (58.98)
Jennifer Kemp (58.99)
Jane Barkman (59.03)
Shirley Babashoff (58.18)
3:55.19 WR
2nd, silver medalist(s)  East Germany Gabriele Wetzko (59.23)
Andrea Eife (58.96)
Elke Sehmisch (59.08)
Kornelia Ender (58.27)
3:55.55 ER
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  West Germany Jutta Weber (59.84)
Heidemarie Reineck (59.02)
Gudrun Beckmann (59.99)
Angela Steinbach (59.07)
3:57.93 NR
4  Hungary Andrea Gyarmati (59.32)
Judit Turóczy (1:00.88)
Edit Kovács (1:01.12)
Magdolna Patóh (59.06)
4:00.39
5  Netherlands Enith Brigitha (59.46)
Anke Rijnders (1:00.85)
Hansje Bunschoten (59.93)
Josien Elzerman (1:01.24)
4:01.49
6  Sweden Anita Zarnowiecki (1:01.16)
Eva Andersson (1:00.25)
Diana Olsson (1:00.30)
Irwi Johansson (1:00.97)
4:02.69
7  Canada Wendy Cook (1:00.98)
Judy Wright (1:01.06)
Mary Beth Rondeau (1:01.37)
Leslie Cliff (1:00.41)
4:03.83
8  Australia Deborah Palmer (1:02.02)
Leanne Francis (1:01.09)
Sharon Booth (1:00.70)
Shane Gould (1:01.00)
4:04.82

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