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Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay

The women's 4 × 100 metres relay event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 21 and 22 August at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1]

Women's 4 × 100 metres relay
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates21 August 2008 (heats)
22 August 2008 (final)
Teams16
Winning time42.54
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Olivia Borlée
Kim Gevaert
Hanna Mariën
Élodie Ouédraogo
 Belgium
2nd, silver medalist(s) Franca Idoko
Halimat Ismaila
Gloria Kemasuode
Oludamola Osayomi
Agnes Osazuwa*
 Nigeria
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Rosemar Coelho Neto
Lucimar de Moura
Thaissa Presti
Rosangela Santos
 Brazil
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There were 16 NOCs competing at this event. These 16 NOCs were selected by the average of the two best marks at the qualifying period. Finland and Cuba were qualified but withdrew and were replaced by Thailand and Nigeria.[1]

In 2016, the victorious Russian relay team was disqualified for doping, as Yuliya Chermoshanskaya had her samples reanalyzed and tested positive for two prohibited substances.[2] Another Russian, Guschina, was also later sanctioned for doping.[3]

RecordsEdit

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

World record   East Germany (GDR)
(Silke Gladisch, Sabine Rieger, Ingrid Auerswald, Marlies Göhr)
41.37 Canberra, Australia 6 October 1985
Olympic record   East Germany (GDR)
(Romy Müller, Bärbel Wöckel, Ingrid Auerswald, Marlies Göhr)
41.60 Moscow, Soviet Union 1 August 1980

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

Qualification summaryEdit

Pos NOC 2 races 1 2
Total Average
1   United States 84.22 42.11 41.98 42.24
2   Jamaica 84.71 42.36 42.01 42.70
3   Russia 85.58 42.79 42.78 42.80
4   Belgium 85.60 42.80 42.75 42.85
5   Great Britain 85.69 42.85 42.82 42.87
6   Germany 86.25 43.13 43.08 43.17
7   Ukraine 86.43 43.22 43.03 43.40
8   Belarus 86.46 43.23 43.16 43.30
9   Italy 86.48 43.24 43.04 43.44
10   France 86.58 43.29 43.09 43.49
11   China 86.65 43.33 43.26 43.39
12   Poland 86.78 43.39 43.25 43.53
  Finland 86.89 43.45 43.41 43.48
13   Brazil 86.90 43.45 43.36 43.54
14   Trinidad and Tobago 87.19 43.60 43.43 43.76
  Cuba 87.26 43.63 43.46 43.80
15   Thailand 87.30 43.65 43.38 43.92
16   Nigeria 87.37 43.69 43.58 43.79
Reserves
17   Australia 87.53 43.77 43.62 43.91
18   Japan 87.60 43.80 43.67 43.93
18   Ghana 87.60 43.80 43.76 43.84

ResultsEdit

All times shown are in seconds.

  • Q denotes automatic qualification.
  • q denotes fastest losers.
  • DNS denotes did not start.
  • DNF denotes did not finish.
  • DSQ denotes disqualified
  • AR denotes area record.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season's best.

Round 1Edit

First 3 in each heat(Q) and the next 2 fastest(q) advance to the Final.

Heat Lane Nation Competitors Results Notes
2 7   Jamaica Shelly-Ann Fraser, Sheri-Ann Brooks, Aleen Bailey, Veronica Campbell-Brown 42.24 Q, SB
2 3   Russia Evgeniya Polyakova, Aleksandra Fedoriva, Yulia Gushchina, Yuliya Chermoshanskaya 42.87 DSQ (Q)
1 7   Belgium Olivia Borlée, Hanna Mariën, Élodie Ouédraogo, Kim Gevaert 42.92 Q, SB
1 9   Great Britain Jeanette Kwakye, Montell Douglas, Emily Freeman, Emma Ania 43.02 Q
1 5   Brazil Rosemar Coelho Neto, Lucimar de Moura, Thaissa Presti, Rosangela Santos 43.38 Q
1 8   Nigeria Franca Idoko, Gloria Kemasuode, Agnes Osazuwa, Oludamola Osayomi 43.43 q, SB
1 6   Poland Ewelina Klocek, Daria Korczyńska, Dorota Jędrusińska, Marta Jeschke 43.47 q
2 4   Germany Anne Möllinger, Verena Sailer, Cathleen Tschirch, Marion Wagner 43.59 Q
1 3   Belarus Yuliya Nestsiarenka, Aksana Drahun, Nastassia Shuliak, Anna Bagdanovich 43.69 SB
2 5   China Tao Yujia, Wang Jing, Jiang Lan, Qin Wangping 43.78
2 9   Thailand Sangwan Jaksunin, Orranut Klomdee, Jutamass Thavoncharoen, Nongnuch Sanrat 44.38
2 2   France Myriam Soumare, Muriel Hurtis-Houairi, Lina Jacques-Sebastien, Carima Louami DNF
1 4   Italy Anita Pistone, Vincenza Calì, Giulia Arcioni, Audrey Alloh DSQ
2 6   Trinidad and Tobago Wanda Hutson, Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Ayanna Hutchinson, Semoy Hackett DNF
2 8   Ukraine Nataliya Pyhyda, Nataliya Pohrebnyak, Iryna Shepetyuk, Oksana Shcherbak DSQ
1 2   United States Angela Williams, Mechelle Lewis, Torri Edwards, Lauryn Williams DSQ

FinalEdit

Rank Lane Nation Competitors Results Notes
  5   Belgium Olivia Borlée, Hanna Mariën, Élodie Ouédraogo, Kim Gevaert 42.54 NR
  3   Nigeria Franca Idoko, Gloria Kemasuode, Halimat Ismaila, Oludamola Osayomi 43.04 SB
  8   Brazil Rosemar Coelho Neto, Lucimar de Moura, Thaissa Presti, Rosangela Santos 43.14 SB
4 9   Germany Anne Möllinger, Verena Sailer, Cathleen Tschirch, Marion Wagner 43.28
DNF 7   Great Britain Jeanette Kwakye, Montell Douglas, Emily Freeman, Emma Ania DNF
DNF 6   Jamaica Shelly-Ann Fraser, Sherone Simpson, Kerron Stewart, Veronica Campbell-Brown DNF
DSQ 2   Poland Ewelina Klocek, Daria Korczyńska, Dorota Jędrusińska, Joanna Kocielnik DSQ
DSQ (1st) 4   Russia Evgeniya Polyakova, Aleksandra Fedoriva, Yulia Gushchina, Yuliya Chermoshanskaya DSQ (42.31) Doping case

ReferencesEdit

Notes
  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  2. ^ IOC sanctions Yulia Chermoshanskaya for failing anti-doping test at Beijing 2008
  3. ^ https://www.reuters.com/article/us-sport-doping-athletics-russia/russias-gushchina-fails-2012-dope-test-already-stripped-of-medals-idUSKBN1DU27B
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