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

The women's 4 × 100 metre medley relay event at the 1980 Summer Olympics was held on 20 July at the Swimming Pool at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex.[1]

Women's 4 × 100 metre medley relay
at the Games of the XXII Olympiad
VenueSwimming Pool at the Olimpiysky Sports Complex
Dates20 July
Competitors43 from 10 nations
Teams10
Winning time4:06.67 WR
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s)  East Germany
Rica Reinisch
Ute Geweniger
Andrea Pollack
Caren Metschuck
Sarina Hülsenbeck*
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Great Britain
Helen Jameson
Margaret Kelly
Ann Osgerby
June Croft
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  Soviet Union
Yelena Kruglova
Elvira Vasilkova
Alla Grishchenkova
Natalya Strunnikova
Irina Aksyonova*
Olga Klevakina*
*Indicates the swimmer only competed in the preliminary heats.
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RecordsEdit

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

World record   East Germany (GDR)
Ulrike Richter (1:02.23)
Hannelore Anke (1:10.15)
Andrea Pollack (59.53)
Kornelia Ender (56.04)
4:07.95 Montreal, Canada 18 July 1976
Olympic record   East Germany (GDR)
Ulrike Richter (1:02.23)
Hannelore Anke (1:10.15)
Andrea Pollack (59.53)
Kornelia Ender (56.04)
4:07.95 Montreal, Canada 18 July 1976

The following records were established during the competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Time Record
20 July Final Rica Reinisch (1:01.51)
Ute Geweniger (1:09.46)
Andrea Pollack (1:00.14)
Caren Metschuck (55.56)
  East Germany 4:06.67 WR, OR

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Rank Heat Nation Swimmers Time Notes
1 2   East Germany Rica Reinisch (1:01.95)
Ute Geweniger (1:09.66)
Andrea Pollack (1:01.04)
Sarina Hülsenbeck (56.24)
4:08.89 Q
2 1   Great Britain Helen Jameson (1:05.59)
Margaret Kelly (1:11.10)
Ann Osgerby (1:01.91)
June Croft (57.69)
4:16.29 Q
3 2   Soviet Union Elena Kruglova (1:05.21)
Elvira Vasilkova (1:10.02)
Irina Aksyonova (1:03.11)
Olga Klevakina (58.12)
4:16.46 Q
4 2   Sweden Annika Uvehall (1:07.18)
Eva-Marie Håkansson (1:11.80)
Agneta Mårtensson (1:02.79)
Tina Gustafsson (58.17)
4:19.94 Q
5 2   Italy Laura Foralosso (1:06.09)
Sabrina Seminatore (1:13.05)
Cinzia Savi Scarponi (1:03.57)
Monica Vallarin (58.98)
4:21.69 Q
6 1   Australia Lisa Forrest (1:04.89)
Lisa Curry (1:15.13)
Karen Van de Graaf (1:03.54)
Rosemary Brown (59.77)
4:23.33 Q
7 1   Bulgaria Stoianka Dyngalakova (1:06.50)
Tanya Bogomilova (1:13.51)
Ani Moneva (1:04.95)
Dobrinka Mincheva (58.73)
4:23.69 Q
8 1   Romania Carmen Bunaciu (1:03.85)
Brigitte Prass (1:14.31)
Mariana Paraschiv (1:12.00)
Irinel Pănulescu (53.92)
4:24.08 Q
9 2   Mexico Teresa Rivera (1:04.54)
Elke Holtz (1:14.58)
Dagmar Erdman (1:08.33)
Helen Plaschinski (58.50)
4:25.95
10 2   Belgium Yolande Van Der Straeten (1:05.61)
Brigitte Bosmans (1:16.89)
Carine Verbauwen (1:04.38)
Pascale Verbauwen (59.45)
4:26.33

FinalEdit

Rank Nation Swimmers Time Notes
    East Germany Rica Reinisch (1:01.51) =WR
Ute Geweniger (1:09.46)
Andrea Pollack (1:00.14)
Caren Metschuck (55.56)
4:06.67 WR
    Great Britain Helen Jameson (1:04.60)
Margaret Kelly (1:09.95)
Ann Osgerby (1:01.77)
June Croft (55.92)
4:12.24
    Soviet Union Elena Kruglova (1:04.60)
Elvira Vasilkova (1:10.10)
Alla Grishchenkova (1:02.72)
Natalya Strunnikova (56.19)
4:13.61
4   Sweden Annika Uvehall (1:06.45)
Eva-Marie Håkansson (1:11.25)
Agneta Mårtensson (1:02.06)
Tina Gustafsson (57.15)
4:16.91
5   Italy Laura Foralosso (1:04.20)
Sabrina Seminatore (1:12.91)
Cinzia Savi Scarponi (1:02.61)
Monica Vallarin (59.33)
4:19.05
6   Australia Lisa Forrest (1:04.59)
Lisa Curry (1:13.61)
Karen Van de Graaf (1:03.07)
Rosemary Brown (58.63)
4:19.90
7   Romania Carmen Bunaciu (1:03.37)
Brigitte Prass (1:14.23)
Mariana Paraschiv (1:04.46)
Irinel Pănulescu (59.21)
4:21.27
8   Bulgaria Stoianka Dyngalakova (1:06.23)
Tanya Bogomilova (1:12.39)
Ani Moneva (1:04.91)
Dobrinka Mincheva (58.85)
4:22.38

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Games of the XXII Olympiad Moscow 1980 – Volume 3: Participants and Results". Fizkultura i sport. pp. 451, 486. Retrieved 1 December 2018.