Canoeing at the 2004 Summer Olympics – Women's K-4 500 metres
| Germany (GER)
| Hungary (HUN)
| Ukraine (UKR)|
The 10 teams first raced in two heats. The top three finishers in each heat advanced directly to the final, and the remaining four teams advanced to the semifinal. No teams were eliminated in the heats. The heats were raced on August 23.
|1.||Germany (GER)||Birgit Fischer, Maike Nollen, Katrin Wagner, Carolin Leonhardt||1:31.606||QF|
|2.||Hungary (HUN)||Katalin Kovács, Szilvia Szabó, Erzsébet Viski, Kinga Bóta||1:32.298||QF|
|3.||China (CHN)||Xu Linbei, Zhong Hongyan, He Jing, Gao Yi||1:34.206||QF|
|4.||Australia (AUS)||Chantal Meek, Amanda Rankin, Kate Barclay, Lisa Oldenhof||1:35.078||QS|
|5.||United States (USA)||Carrie Johnson, Kathryn Colin, Lauren Spalding, Marie Mijalis||1:36.994||QS|
|1.||Poland (POL)||Karolina Sadalska, Joanna Skowroń, Małgorzata Czajczyńska, Aneta Białkowska||1:31.949||QF|
|2.||Ukraine (UKR)||Inna Osypenko, Tetyana Semykina, Hanna Balabanova, Olena Cherevatova||1:33.057||QF|
|3.||Spain (ESP)||Isabel Garcia, Beatriz Manchon, Jana Smidakova, Maria Teresa Portela||1:34.525||QF|
|4.||Japan (JPN)||Shinobu Kitamoto, Yumiko Suzuki, Mikiko Takeya, Miho Adachi||1:36.873||QS|
|5.||Canada (CAN)||Karen Furneaux, Carrie Lightbound, Kamini Jain, Jillian D'Alessio||1:36.877||QS|
The top three finishers in the semifinal race qualified for the final, joining the six teams that had advanced directly from the heats. The last place team was eliminated. The semifinal was raced on August 25.
|4.||United States (USA)||1:35.869|
The final was raced on August 27.
- 2004 Summer Olympics Canoe sprint results (in English), (in French), & (in Greek)
- Sports-reference.com women's 2004 K-4 500 m results.
- Yahoo! Sports Athens 2004 Summer Olympics Canoe/Kayak Results