Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay

The women's 4 × 100 metres relay event at the 1948 Olympic Games took place on August 7. The Dutch team won with a time of 47.5.[1]

Women's 4 × 100 metres relay
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
DatesAugust 7 (heats & final)
Competitors from 11 nations
Teams11
Winning time47.5
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s) Xenia Stad-de Jong
Netty Witziers-Timmer
Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs
Fanny Blankers-Koen
 Netherlands
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Shirley Strickland
June Maston
Betty McKinnon
Joyce King
 Australia
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Viola Myers
Nancy Mackay
Diane Foster
Patricia Jones
 Canada
← 1936
1952 →
Video on YouTube Official Video
@ 48:25

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record
Olympic record
  Germany
(Emmy Albus, Marie Dollinger, Ilse Dörffeldt, Käthe Krauß)
46.4 Berlin, Germany 8 August 1936

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 7 August 1948 15:15 Round 1
Saturday, 7 August 1948 16:40 Final

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Round 1 took place on 7 August. The first two teams from each heat advanced to the final.

Heat 1

Rank Nation Competitors Time Notes
1   Canada Diane Foster, Patricia Jones, Nancy Mackay, Viola Myers 47.9 Q
2   Australia Joyce King, June Maston, Betty McKinnon, Shirley Strickland 48.0 Q
3   France Rosine Faugouin, Jeanine Moussier, Liliane Sprécher, Jeanine Toulouse 48.1
4   Brazil Benedicta de Oliveira, Melânia Luz, Gertrudes Morg, Lucila Pini 49.0

Heat 2

Rank Nation Competitors Time Notes
1   Great Britain Maureen Gardner, Dorothy Manley, Muriel Pletts, Margaret Walker 48.4 Q
2   Austria Grete Jenny, Maria Oberbreyer, Grete Pavlousek, Elfriede Steurer 50.0 Q
3   Chile Marion Huber, Betty Kretschmer, Adriana Millard, Annegret Weller-Schneider 51.5
4   Italy Mirella Avalle, Anna Maria Cantù, Marcella Jeandeau, Liliana Tagliaferri DNF

Heat 3

Rank Nation Competitors Time Notes
1   Netherlands Fanny Blankers-Koen, Xenia Stad-de Jong, Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs, Netti Witziers-Timmer 47.6 Q
2   Denmark Bente Bergendorff, Grethe Lovsø Nielsen, Birthe Nielsen, Hilde Nissen 48.1 Q
3   United States Nell Jackson, Theresa Manuel, Mickey Patterson, Mabel Walker 48.5

FinalEdit

Rank Nation Competitors Time Notes
    Netherlands Fanny Blankers-Koen, Xenia Stad-de Jong, Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs, Netti Witziers-Timmer 47.5
    Australia Joyce King, June Maston, Betty McKinnon, Shirley Strickland 47.6
    Canada Diane Foster, Patricia Jones, Nancy Mackay, Viola Myers 47.8
4   Great Britain Maureen Gardner, Dorothy Manley, Muriel Pletts, Margaret Walker 48.0
5   Denmark Bente Bergendorff, Grethe Lovsø Nielsen, Birthe Nielsen, Hilde Nissen 48.2
6   Austria Grete Jenny, Maria Oberbreyer, Grete Pavlousek, Elfriede Steurer 49.2

Wind: 0.2 m/s

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games: Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 12 August 2017.

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