Athletics at the 1984 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 400 metres relay

These are the official results of the Women's 4 × 400 m Relay event at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. A total of 10 teams competed. The final was held on August 11, 1984.[1]

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  United States (USA)
Lillie Leatherwood
Sherri Howard
Valerie Brisco-Hooks
Chandra Cheeseborough
Diane Dixon*
Denean Howard*
  Canada (CAN)
Charmaine Crooks
Jillian Richardson
Molly Killingbeck
Marita Payne
Dana Wright*
  West Germany (FRG)
Heike Schulte-Mattler
Ute Thimm
Heide-Elke Gaugel
Gaby Bußmann
Nicole Leistenschneider*
Christina Sussiek*

RecordsEdit

These were the standing World and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3:15.92  Gesine Walther
 Sabine Busch
 Dagmar Rübsam
  Marita Koch
Erfurt (GDR) June 3, 1984
Olympic Record 3:19.23   Doris Maletzki
  Brigitte Rohde
  Ellen Streidt
  Christina Lathan
Montreal (CAN) July 31, 1976

FinalEdit

  • Held on August 11, 1984


RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
    United States (USA) Lillie Leatherwood
Sherri Howard
Valerie Brisco-Hooks
Chandra Cheeseborough
3:18.29
    Canada (CAN) Charmaine Crooks
Jillian Richardson
Molly Killingbeck
Marita Payne
3:21.21
    West Germany (FRG) Heike Schulte-Mattler
Ute Thimm
Heide-Elke Gaugel
Gaby Bußmann
3:22.98
4.   Great Britain (GBR) Michelle Scutt
Helen Barnett
Gladys Taylor
Joslyn Hoyte-Smith
3:25.51
5.   Jamaica (JAM) llrey Oliver
Cynthia Green
Cathy Rattray
Grace Jackson
3:27.51
6.   Italy (ITA) Patrizia Lombardo
Cosetta Campana
Marisa Masullo
Erica Rossi
3:30.82
7.   India (IND) M. D. Valsamma
Vandana Rao
Shiny Abraham
P. T. Usha
3:32.49
  Puerto Rico (PUR) Evelyn Mathieu
Madeline De Jesus
Angelita Lind
Marie Lande Mathieu
DNS[2]

Semi-FinalsEdit

  • Held on August 10, 1984

Heat 1Edit

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.   United States (USA) Lillie Leatherwood
Sherri Howard
Diane Dixon
Denean Howard
3:22.82
2.   Jamaica (JAM) llrey Oliver
Cathy Rattray
Andrea Thomas
Grace Jackson
3:26.56
3.   Great Britain (GBR) Michelle Scutt
Helen Barnett
Gladys Taylor
Joslyn Hoyte-Smith
3:27.68
4.   India (IND) M. D. Valsamma
Vandana Rao
Shiny Abraham
P. T. Usha
3:33.85
5.   Puerto Rico (PUR) Evelyn Mathieu
• "Madeline De Jesus" (de facto Margaret de Jesús[2])
Angelita Lind
Marie Lande Mathieu
3:37.39

Heat 2Edit

RANK NATION ATHLETES TIME
1.   Italy (ITA) Patrizia Lombardo
Cosetta Campana
Giuseppina Cirulli
Erica Rossi
3:32.55
2.   West Germany (FRG) Christina Sussiek
Heike Schulte-Mattler
Nicole Leistenschneider
Gaby Bußmann
3:33.63
3.   Canada (CAN) Dana Wright
Jillian Richardson
Charmaine Crooks
Marita Payne
3:33.78
4.   Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) Joycelyn Joseph
Ruperta Charles
Monica Stevens
Laverne Bryan
3:39.32
5.   Ghana (GHA) Martha Appiah
Mercy Addy
Mary Mensah
Grace Bakari
3:40.38

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Athletics at the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Games: Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b After Puerto Rico’s Madeline de Jesus came up lame while competing in the long jump, she was unable to run in the 4×400-meter relay at the 1984 Los Angeles Games. Madeline enlisted her identical twin sister, Margaret, as an imposter for a qualifying heat. Margaret ran the second leg of the qualifier, and the team advanced. When the chief coach of the Puerto Rican team learned of the ruse, however, he pulled his team out of the final.

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