Swimming at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships – Women's 4 × 100 metre medley relay

The women's 4 × 100 metre medley relay competition of the swimming events at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships took place on September 4.

Women's 4 × 100 metre medley relay
at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships
DatesSeptember 4, 1973
Nations13
Winning time4:16.844 WR
Medalists
gold medal    East Germany
silver medal    United States
bronze medal    West Germany
1975 →

RecordsEdit

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

World record   United States (USA)
Melissa Belote
Cathy Carr
Deena Deardurff
Sandy Neilson
4:20.75 Munich, West Germany 3 September 1972
Competition record N/A N/A N/A N/A

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Nation Athletes Time Record
4 September Heat   East Germany 4:25.879 CR
4 September Final   East Germany Ulrike Richter
Renate Vogel
Rosemarie Kother
Kornelia Ender
4:16.844 WR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

13 teams participated in 2 heats.[1]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 1 -   East Germany 4:25.879 Q, CR
2 2 -   United States 4:26.889 Q
3 2 -   Sweden 4:29.029 Q
4 1 -   Netherlands 4:30.390 Q
5 2 -   West Germany 4:32.048 Q
6 2 -   Australia 4:33.745 Q
7 1 -   Canada 4:34.051 Q
8 1 -   Soviet Union 4:34.477 Q
9 1 -   Hungary 4:35.702
10 1 -   Great Britain
Margaret Kelly
Joanne Atkinson

4:37.101
11 2 -   Italy 4:37.511
12 2 -   Brazil 4:43.651
13 2 -   Puerto Rico 4:50.198

FinalEdit

The results of the final are below.

Rank Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
  -   East Germany Ulrike Richter (1:04.99)
Renate Vogel
Rosemarie Kother
Kornelia Ender
4:16.844 WR
  -   United States Melissa Belote
Marcia Morey
Deena Deardurff
Shirley Babashoff
4:25.804
  -   West Germany Angelika Grieser
Petra Nows
Gudrun Beckmann
Jutta Weber
4:26.576
4 -   Netherlands Enith Brigitha
Alie te Riet
A. Segaar
Veronica Stel
4:28.860
5 -   Canada Wendy Cook
Mary Stewart
Patti Stenhouse
Gail Amundrud
4:29.608
6 -   Sweden Diana Olsson
Britt-Marie Smedh
Gunilla Andersson
Eva Andersson
4:30.596
7 -   Soviet Union I. Golovanova
Lyubov Rusanova
Aleksandra Meerzon
L. Kobsova
4:33.385
8 -   Australia Linda Young
Beverley Whitfield
Debra Cain
Suzy Anderson
4:34.457

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "For the Record" (pdf). Swimming World Magazine: 73. October 1973. Retrieved 14 May 2013.