Women's 4 × 100 metres relay world record progression

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The first world record in the women's 4 x 100 metres relay was recognised by the International Association of Athletics Federations in 1922.[1] 45 world records have been ratified by the IAAF in the event. The following table shows the world record progression in the women's 4 × 100 metre relay, as ratified by the IAAF. "y" denotes time for 4 × 110 yards (402.34 m), ratified as a record for this event.

Records 1922-1976[edit]

Time Auto Team Country Venue Date Participants,[2][3]
53.2 Czechoslovakia  Czechoslovakia Paris 1922-05-21 Marie Mejzlíková I, Marie Bakovská, Marie Jirásková, Marie Mejzlíková II
51.4+ Great Britain & N.I.  United Kingdom Paris 1922-08-20 Mary Lines, Daisy Leach, Gwendoline Porter, Nora Callebout
50.4 Berliner Sport-Club  Germany Cologne 1926-07-11 Lilli Henoch, Charlotte Köhler, Gerda Pöting, Cläre Voss
49.8y Great Britain & N.I.  United Kingdom Gothenburg 1926-08-29 Dorothy Scouler, Florence Haynes, Eileen Edwards, Rose Thompson
50.0 Viktoria Magdeburg  Germany Breslau 1927-08-07 Anneliese Jacke, Lieselotte Hellmann, Rose Drieling, Ilse Drieling
50.0 Linnets Saint-Maur  France Paris 1928-07-15 Georgette Gagneux, Lucienne Velu, Simone Warnier, Marguerite Radideau
49.8 TSV 1860 München  Germany Berlin 1928-07-15 Rosa Kellner, Luise Holzer, Agathe Karrer, Lisa Gelius
48.4 Canada  Canada Amsterdam 1928-08-05 Fanny Rosenfeld, Etle Smith, Florence Bell, Myrtle Cook
49.0 Eintracht Frankfurt  Germany Mannheim 1929-06-30 Ottilie Fleischer, Detta Lorenz, Emmy Haux, Charlotte Köhler
49.0 TSV 1860 München  Germany Frankfurt 1929-07-21 Rosa Kellner, Luise Holzer, Agathe Karrer, Lisa Gelius
48.8 TSV 1860 München  Germany Nuremberg 1930-07-20 Rosa Kellner, Luise Holzer, Agathe Karrer, Lisa Gelius
46.9 United States  United States Los Angeles 1932-08-07 Mary Carew, Evelyn Furtsch, Annette Rogers, Billie von Bremen
46.5 Germany  Germany Cologne 1936-06-21 Emmy Albus, Käthe Krauß, Marie Dollinger, Grete Winkels
46.4 Germany  Germany Berlin 1936-08-08 Emmy Albus, Käthe Krauß, Marie Dollinger, Ilse Dörffeldt
46.1 46.23 Australia  Australia Helsinki 1952-07-27 Shirley de la Hunty, Verna Johnston, Winsome Cripps, Marjorie Jackson
45.9 46.14 United States  United States Helsinki 1952-07-27 Mae Faggs, Barbara Jones, Janet Moreau, Catherine Hardy
45.9 46.18 West Germany  West Germany Helsinki 1952-07-27 Ursula Knab, Maria Sander, Helga Klein, Marga Petersen
45.6 Soviet Union  Soviet Union Budapest 1953-09-20 Vera Kalashnikova, Sinaida Safronova, Nadezhda Khnykina, Irina Turova
45.6 Soviet Union  Soviet Union Moscow 1955-09-11 Lidia Polinitschenko, Galina Vinogradova, Sinaida Safronova, Maria Itkina
45.2 Soviet Union  Soviet Union Kiev 1956-07-27 Vera Krepkina, Olga Kosheleva, Maria Itkina, Irina Botskarova
45.1 Germany  Germany Dresden 1956-09-30 Erika Fisch, Gisela Köhler, Christa Stubnick, Bärbel Mayer
44.9 45.00 Australia  Australia Melbourne 1956-12-01 Shirley de la Hunty, Norma Croker, Fleur Mellor, Betty Cuthbert
44.9 45.07 Germany  Germany Melbourne 1956-12-01 Maria Sander, Christa Stubnick, Gisela Köhler, Bärbel Mayer
44.5 44.65 Australia  Australia Melbourne 1956-12-01 Shirley de la Hunty, Norma Croker, Fleur Mellor, Betty Cuthbert
44.4 44.51 United States  United States Rome 1960-09-07 Martha Hudson, Lucinda Williams, Barbara Jones, Wilma Rudolph
44.3 United States  United States Moscow 1961-07-15 Willye White, Ernestine Pollards, Vivianne Brown, Wilma Rudolph
43.9 43.92 United States  United States Tokyo 1964-10-21 Willye White, Wyomia Tyus, Marilyn White, Edith McGuire
43.9 Soviet Union  Soviet Union Leninakan 1968-08-16 Lilia Tkatshenko, Galina Bukharina, Vera Popkova, Lyudmila Samotyosova
43.6 Soviet Union  Soviet Union Mexico City 1968-09-27 Lyudmila Zharkova, Galina Bukharina, Vera Popkova, Lyudmila Samotyosova
43.4 43.50 United States  United States Mexico City 1968-10-19 Barbara Ferrell, Margaret Bailes, Mildrette Netter, Wyomia Tyus
43.4 43.49 Netherlands  Netherlands Mexico City 1968-10-19 Wilma van den Berg, Mieke Sterk, Truus Hennipman, Corrie Bakker
42.8 42.88 United States  United States Mexico City 1968-10-20 Barbara Ferrell, Margaret Bailes, Mildrette Netter, Wyomia Tyus
42.8 42.81 West Germany  West Germany Munich 1972-09-10 Christiane Krause, Ingrid Mickler-Becker, Annegret Richter, Heide Rosendahl
42.6 East Germany  East Germany Potsdam 1973-09-01 Petra Kandarr, Renate Stecher, Christina Heinich, Doris Selmigkeit
42.6 East Germany  East Germany East Berlin 1974-08-24 Doris Maletzki, Renate Stecher, Christina Heinich, Bärbel Eckert
42.5 42.51 East Germany  East Germany Rome 1974-09-08 Doris Maletzki, Renate Stecher, Christina Heinich, Bärbel Eckert

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Records since 1977[edit]

From 1975, the IAAF accepted separate automatically electronically timed records for events up to 400 metres. From 1977, the IAAF required fully automatic timing to the hundredth of a second for these events.[1]

Time Team Country Venue Date Participants[2]
42.50 East Germany  East Germany Karl-Marx-Stadt 1976-05-29 Marlies Oelsner, Renate Stecher, Carla Bodendorf, Martina Blos
42.27 East Germany  East Germany Potsdam 1978-08-19 Johanna Klier, Monika Hamann, Carla Bodendorf, Marlies Göhr
42.10 East Germany  East Germany Karl-Marx-Stadt 1979-06-10 Marita Koch, Romy Schneider, Ingrid Auerswald, Marlies Göhr
42.09 East Germany  East Germany Turin 1979-08-04 Christina Brehmer, Romy Schneider, Ingrid Auerswald, Marlies Göhr
42.09 East Germany  East Germany East Berlin 1980-07-09 Romy Müller, Bärbel Wöckel, Ingrid Auerswald, Marlies Göhr
41.85 East Germany  East Germany Potsdam 1980-07-13 Romy Müller, Bärbel Wöckel, Ingrid Auerswald, Marlies Göhr
41.60 East Germany  East Germany Moscow 1980-08-01 Romy Müller, Bärbel Wöckel, Ingrid Auerswald, Marlies Göhr
41.53 East Germany  East Germany East Berlin 1983-07-31 Silke Gladisch, Marita Koch, Ingrid Auerswald, Marlies Göhr
41.37 East Germany  East Germany Canberra 1985-10-06 Silke Gladisch, Sabine Rieger, Ingrid Auerswald, Marlies Göhr
40.82 United States  United States London 2012-08-10[4] Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight, Carmelita Jeter

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References[edit]

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  3. ^ "World, european and finnish record progression". dhost.info/jvsalo. Retrieved 2016-03-27.
  4. ^ "World records ratified". Monaco: IAAF. 2012-11-07. Retrieved 2013-03-08.