Sport-Olympic.com

  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  

1992 Olympic Games Barcelona - Women's 4 x 100 m

 

 

Host City: Barcelona, Spain Format: Top three in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 7, 1992
Date Finished: August 8, 1992
(Competitors: 57; Countries: 14; Finalists 32/8)
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Overview by IAAF  1992_olympic_stadium.jpg
The USA was pre-race favourites, but only the fourth-fastest in the heats with 42.50, beaten in the first race by the Unified Team, comprised of four Russians. Jamaica, the World Champions, won the other heat in 42.28, ahead of Nigeria’s 42.39, with France third in 42.58. Ashford, attempting to become the first woman to win three relay gold medals, led off and ran a good leg, but lost ground when Jones started too late, and Ashford had to steady Jones’s hand to receive the baton. Jamaica and the Unified Team were ahead, but Cuthbert pulled a muscle just before handing over, and the baton never got to Duhaney. Trandenkova took over from Malchugina with more than a metre’s advantage, and by the time Privalova had the baton, the advantage was nearly 2m over the USA. Torrence closed in on the Russian, and passed her with 20m to go to win by half a metre.
Summary by Sports-reference.com
With no East Germany and no Soviet Union, the United States was the favorite over the remnant of the USSR – the Unified Team, but also highly considered were the 1991 World Champions, Jamaica. In the final, Juliet Cuthbert, running the second leg for Jamaica, pulled a hamstring and they were out of the race. EUN anchor runner Irina Privalova took the baton one metre ahead of American Gwen Torrence but Torrence pulled ahead to give the US a very close victory.
 

Records

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1992 Summer Olympics.

World Record 41.37 East Germany Silke Gladisch
East Germany Sabine Rieger
East Germany Ingrid Auerswald
East Germany Marlies Göhr
Canberra (AUS) October 6, 1985
Olympic Record 41.60 East Germany Romy Müller
East Germany Bärbel Wöckel
East Germany Ingrid Auerswald
East Germany Marlies Göhr
Moscow (URS) August 1, 1980
 
Results
4 x 100 m Women Final 8 August
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records
1 42.11 Evelyn Ashford, Esther Jones, Carlette Guidry, Gwen Torrence United States USA
2 42.16 Olga Bogoslovskaya RUS, Galina Malchugina RUS, Marina Trandenkova RUS, Irina Privalova RUS Ethiopia EUN
3 42.81 Beatrice Utondu-Okoye, Faith Idehen, Christy Opara-Thompson USA, Mary Onyali Nigeria NGR
4 42.85 Patricia Girard, Odiah Sidibé, Laurence Bily, Marie-José Pérec France FRA
5 43.12 Andrea Philipp, Silke Knoll, Andrea Thomas, Sabine Rieger Germany GER
6 43.77 Melissa Medlicott, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor, Kathy Sambell, Kerry Johnson Australia AUS
DNF Michelle Freeman, Juliet Cuthbert, Dahlia Duhaney, Merlene Ottey SLO Jamaica JAM
DNF Eusebia Riquelme, Aliuska López ESP, Idalmis Bonne, Liliana Allen MEX Cuba CUB
4 x 100 m Women Heat 1 7 August
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records
1 42.42 Olga Bogoslovskaya RUS, Galina Malchugina RUS, Marina Trandenkova RUS, Irina Privalova RUS Ethiopia EUN
2 42.50 Evelyn Ashford, Esther Jones, Carlette Guidry, Michelle Burrell United States USA
3 43.32 Andrea Philipp, Silke Knoll, Andrea Thomas, Sabine Rieger Germany GER
4 43.49 Melissa Medlicott, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor, Kathy Sambell, Kerry Johnson Australia AUS
5 43.70 Gao Han, Tian Yumei, Chen Zhaojing, Xiao Yehua China CHN
6 44.94 Nednapa Chommuak, Rewadee Srithoa, Ratjai Sripet, Prompim Srisurat Thailand THA
7 44.97 Myriam Mani, Georgette Nkoma, Monique Kengné, Louisette Thobi Cameroon CMR
4 x 100 m Women Heat 2 7 August
Rank Mark Team Country NOC Records
1 42.28 Michelle Freeman, Juliet Cuthbert, Dahlia Duhaney, Merlene Ottey SLO Jamaica JAM
2 42.39 Beatrice Utondu-Okoye, Faith Idehen, Christy Opara-Thompson USA, Mary Onyali Nigeria NGR AR
3 42.58 Patricia Girard, Odiah Sidibé, Laurence Bily, Marie-José Pérec France FRA
4 43.51 Eusebia Riquelme, Aliuska López ESP, Idalmis Bonne, Liliana Allen MEX Cuba CUB
5 43.60 Minna Painilainen, Sisko Hanhijoki, Sanna Kyllönen, Marja Salmela Finland FIN
6 43.91 Karin van der Kooy, Jacqueline Poelman, Karin de Lange, Petra Huijbrechtse Netherlands NED
DQ Louise Ayétotché, Alimata Kone, Olga Mutanda, Patricia Foufoué Ziga Cote d'Ivoire CIV
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Real time web analytics, Heat map tracking

Olympic Games

Full

Results

All Events

 

Athletics in Olympic Games

Full RESULTS

All ATHLETICS

Events

189619001904190619081912192019241928193219361948195219561960196419681972197619801984198819921996200020042008201220162016
You are here: Home Athletics Olympic Games (Athletics) 1992 Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games Barcelona - Women's 4 x 100 m