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Swimming at the 1980 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay

The women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay event at the 1980 Summer Olympics was held on 27 July at the Swimming Pool at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex.[1]

Women's 4 × 100 metre freestyle relay
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
VenueSwimming Pool at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex
Dates27 July
Competitors39 from 9 nations
Teams9
Winning time3:42.71 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  East Germany
Barbara Krause
Caren Metschuck
Ines Diers
Sarina Hülsenbeck
Carmela Schmidt*
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Sweden
Carina Ljungdahl
Tina Gustafsson
Agneta Mårtensson
Agneta Eriksson
Birgitta Jönsson*
Helena Peterson*
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Netherlands
Conny van Bentum
Wilma van Velsen
Reggie de Jong
Annelies Maas
*Indicates the swimmer only competed in the preliminary heats.
← 1976
1984 →

RecordsEdit

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

World record   United States (USA)
Tracy Caulkins (56.57)
Stephanie Elkins (55.92)
Jill Sterkel (55.70)
Cynthia Woodhead (55.24)
3:43.43 West Berlin, West Germany 26 August 1978
Olympic record   United States (USA)
Kim Peyton (56.95)
Wendy Boglioli (55.81)
Jill Sterkel (55.78)
Shirley Babashoff (56.28)
3:44.82 Montreal, Canada 25 July 1976

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
27 July Final Barbara Krause (54.90)
Caren Metschuck (55.61)
Ines Diers (55.90)
Sarina Hülsenbeck (56.30)
  East Germany 3:42.71 WR, OR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1 2   East Germany Barbara Krause (56.09)
Sarina Hülsenbeck (55.99)
Caren Metschuck (55.81)
Carmela Schmidt (57.30)
3:45.19 Q
2 1   Netherlands Conny van Bentum (57.99)
Wilma van Velsen (57.40)
Reggie de Jong (58.34)
Annelies Maas (57.57)
3:51.30 Q
3 1   Sweden Carina Ljungdahl (57.85)
Birgitta Jönsson (58.44)
Helena Peterson (58.58)
Tina Gustafsson (57.35)
3:52.22 Q
4 1   Great Britain June Croft (57.30)
Kaye Lovatt (58.47)
Jacquelene Willmott (58.99)
Sharron Davies (58.32)
3:53.08 Q
5 2   Australia Lisa Curry (59.68)
Karen Van de Graaf (58.73)
Rosemary Brown (58.92)
Michelle Pearson (58.91)
3:56.24 Q
6 1   Mexico Isabel Reuss (58.86)
Dagmar Erdman (1:00.31)
Teresa Rivera (58.37)
Hellen Plaschinski (59.33)
3:56.87 Q
7 2   Spain Natalia Mas (58.86)
Margarita Armengol (59.89)
Laura Flaque (59.74)
Gloria Casado (59.84)
3:58.33 Q
8 1   Bulgaria Stoianka Dyngalakova (59.38)
Rumyana Dobreva (59.75)
Ani Kostova (1:01.01)
Dobrinka Mincheva (59.51)
3:59.65 Q
2   Soviet Union Irina Gerasimova
Natalya Strunnikova
Larisa Tsaryova
Olga Klevakina
DSQ

FinalEdit

Rank Nation Swimmers Time Notes
    East Germany Barbara Krause (54.90)
Caren Metschuck (55.61)
Ines Diers (55.90)
Sarina Hülsenbeck (56.30)
3:42.71 WR
    Sweden Carina Ljungdahl (57.61)
Tina Gustafsson (56.82)
Agneta Mårtensson (57.93)
Agneta Eriksson (56.57)
3:48.93
    Netherlands Conny van Bentum (57.50)
Wilma van Velsen (57.38)
Reggie de Jong (57.17)
Annelies Maas (57.46)
3:49.51
4   Great Britain Sharron Davies (58.74)
Kaye Lovatt (58.44)
Jacquelene Willmott (57.68)
June Croft (56.85)
3:51.71
5   Australia Lisa Curry (59.13)
Karen Van de Graaf (57.79)
Rosemary Brown (59.38)
Michelle Pearson (57.86)
3:54.16
6   Mexico Isabel Reuss (57.99)
Dagmar Erdman (1:01.17)
Teresa Rivera (58.60)
Hellen Plaschinski (57.65)
3:55.41
7   Bulgaria Dobrinka Mincheva (58.90)
Rumiana Dobreva (59.79)
Ani Kostova (59.72)
Stoianka Dyngalakova (57.93)
3:56.34
8   Spain Natalia Mas (58.88)
Margarita Armengol (1:00.08)
Laura Flaque (1:00.05)
Gloria Casado (59.72)
3:58.73

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Games of the XXII Olympiad Moscow 1980 – Volume 3: Participants and Results". Fizkultura i sport. pp. 450, 485. Retrieved 28 December 2018.