2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Women's 4 × 400 metres relay
The women's 4 × 400 metres relay at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships will be held at the Ataköy Athletics Arena on 11 March.Perri Shakes-Drayton held off individual champion Sanya Richards-Ross to claim Great Britain's first ever medal in this event. Ukraine originally finished fourth, but were later disqualified as their first leg runner (Bryzhina) inadvertently knocked Hanna Tashpulatava (Belarus) to the ground.
| Great Britain
| United States
|Standing records prior to the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships|
|World record||Russia (RUS)||3:23.37||Glasgow, Great Britain||28 January 2006|
|Championship record||Russia (RUS)||3:23.88||Budapest, Hungary||7 March 2004|
|World Leading||University of Kansas||3:31.36||College Station, United States||25 February 2012|
|Asian record||India (IND)||3:37.46||Doha, Qatar||16 February 2008|
|European record||Russia (RUS)||3:23.37||Glasgow, Great Britain||28 January 2006|
|North and Central American
and Caribbean record
|United States (USA)||3:27.34||Doha, Qatar||14 March 2010|
|Oceanian Record||Australia (AUS)||3:26.87||Maebashi, Japan||7 March 1999|
|March 11, 2012||16:40||Final|
Started at 16:40.
|Great Britain||Shana Cox, Nicola Sanders, Christine Ohuruogu, Perri Shakes-Drayton||3:28.76||WL|
|United States||Leslie Cole, Natasha Hastings, Jernail Hayes, Sanya Richards-Ross||3:28.79||SB|
|Russia||Yuliya Gushchina, Kseniya Ustalova, Marina Karnaushchenko, Aleksandra Fedoriva||3:29.55||SB|
|4||Romania||Angela Moroşanu, Alina Panainte, Adelina Pastor, Elena Mirela Lavric||3:33.41||SB|
|5||Belarus||Hanna Tashpulatava, Yulyana Yushchanka, Iryna Khliustava, Sviatlana Usovich||3:33.73||SB|
|Ukraine||Yelizaveta Bryzhina, Iuliia Olishevska, Olha Zemlyak, Nataliya Pyhyda||DQ||R 163.3|
- "2012 World Indoor Championships – Women's 4×400 metres relay (final)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-16. Retrieved 2012-03-11.