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4 x 400 metres Relay, Women

Date19 – 20 August 2016
StatusOlympic
LocationEstádio Olímpico João Havelange, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Participants69 from 16 countries

This was expected to be a two-team duel between Jamaica and the United States but, unlike the 4x100, the Americans were favored in this event. Jamaica had narrowly defeated them at the 2015 World Championships, but the US had won the last five Olympic gold medals. Both won their semi-finals easily.

Courtney Okolo put the US into the lead on the opening leg, just ahead of Jamaica’s Stephanie Ann McPherson. On the second leg Natasha Hastings extended the American lead, but the race was still close. Allyson Felix took the baton for the anchor with a 0.42 second lead over Jamaican anchor Novlene Williams-Mills. Felix powered away from Williams-Mills and the US had gold in 3:19.06, with Jamaica finishing in 3:20.34. The bronze medal went to Great Britain over Canada, in what seemed like an entirely different race, the Brits finishing 5½ seconds behind Jamaica.

PosNrTeamNOCR1Final
1United StatesUSA3:21.42 (1 h1)3:19.06 (1)Gold
Courtney OkoloNatasha HastingsPhyllis FrancisAllyson FelixTaylor Ellis-WatsonFrancena McCorory
2JamaicaJAM3:22.38 (1 h2)3:20.34 (2)Silver
Stephenie McPhersonAnneisha McLaughlin-WhilbyShericka JacksonNovlene Williams-MillsChristine DayChrisann Gordon
3Great BritainGBR3:24.81 (2 h2)3:25.88 (3)Bronze
Eilidh DoyleAnyika OnuoraEmily DiamondChristine OhuruoguKelly Massey
4CanadaCAN3:24.94 (3 h2)3:26.43 (4)
Carline MuirAlicia BrownNoelle MontcalmSage Watson
5ItalyITA3:25.16 (4 h2)3:27.05 (5)
Maria Benedicta ChigboluMaria Enrica SpaccaAyomide FolorunsoLibania Grenot
6PolandPOL3:25.34 (2 h1)3:27.28 (6)
Małgorzata HołubPatrycja WyciszkiewiczIga BaumgartJustyna Święty
7AustraliaAUS3:25.71 (3 h1)3:27.45 (7)
Jessica ThorntonAnnie RubieCaitlin SargentMorgan Mitchell
4 h1 r1/2FranceFRA3:26.18 (4 h1)
Phara AnacharsisBrigitte NtiamoahMarie GayotFloria Gueï
5 h1 r1/2NetherlandsNED3:26.98 (5 h1)
Madiea GhafoorLisanne de WitteNicky van LeuverenLaura de Witte
5 h2 r1/2GermanyGER3:26.02 (5 h2)
Laura MüllerFriederike MöhlenkampLara HoffmannRuth Spelmeyer
6 h1 r1/2RomaniaROU3:29.87 (6 h1)
Adelina PastorAnamaria IonițăAndrea MiklósBianca Răzor
6 h2 r1/2The BahamasBAH3:26.36 (6 h2)
Lanece ClarkeAnthonique StrachanCarmiesha CoxChristine Amertil
7 h1 r1/2BrazilBRA3:30.27 (7 h1)
Joelma SousaGeisa CoutinhoLeticia CherpeJailma Lima
7 h2 r1/2CubaCUB3:30.11 (7 h2)
Lisneidy VeitíaGilda CasanovaRoxana GómezDaisurami Bonne
DQUkraineUKR[3:24.54] (DQ h1)[3:26.64] (DQ)1
Alina LohvynenkoOlha BibikTetiana MelnykOlha Zemliak 2
DQIndiaIND[3:29.53] (DQ h2)3
Nirmala Sheoran 4Tintu LukaM.R. PovammaAnilda Thomas

Round One (19 August 2016)

Top three in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the final.

Heat One (20:40)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Split (Pos)Reaction Time
14United StatesUSA3:21.420.206Q
Courtney Okolo50.750.7 (1)
Taylor Ellis-Watson50.41:41.21 (1)
Francena McCorory49.682:30.89 (1)
Phyllis Francis50.533:21.42 (1)
22PolandPOL3:25.340.156Q
Małgorzata Hołub51.751.7 (2)
Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz50.91:42.69 (2)
Iga Baumgart51.372:34.06 (2)
Justyna Święty51.283:25.34 (3)
31AustraliaAUS3:25.710.158q
Jessica Thornton51.751.7 (3)
Annie Rubie51.11:42.96 (3)
Caitlin Sargent51.782:34.74 (5)
Morgan Mitchell50.973:25.71 (4)
43FranceFRA3:26.180.179
Phara Anacharsis52.452.4 (5)
Brigitte Ntiamoah52.21:44.66 (6)
Marie Gayot51.762:36.42 (6)
Floria Gueï49.763:26.18 (5)
56NetherlandsNED3:26.980.168
Madiea Ghafoor52.452.4 (6)
Lisanne de Witte511:43.50 (5)
Nicky van Leuveren50.992:34.49 (3)
Laura de Witte52.493:26.98 (6)
65RomaniaROU3:29.870.197
Adelina Pastor53.553.5 (7)
Anamaria Ioniță521:45.64 (8)
Andrea Miklós532:38.64 (8)
Bianca Răzor51.233:29.87 (7)
77BrazilBRA3:30.270.216
Joelma Sousa53.953.9 (8)
Geisa Coutinho51.21:45.25 (7)
Leticia Cherpe51.912:37.16 (7)
Jailma Lima53.113:30.27 (8)
DQ8UkraineUKR[3:24.54][0.169]Q5
Alina Lohvynenko52.252.2 (4)
Olha Bibik50.91:43.16 (4)
Tetiana Melnyk51.362:34.52 (4)
Olha Zemliak[50.02][3:24.54] ([2])6

Heat Two (20:51)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Split (Pos)Reaction Time
14JamaicaJAM3:22.380.191Q
Christine Day51.451.4 (2)
Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby49.91:41.31 (1)
Chrisann Gordon50.492:31.80 (1)
Novlene Williams-Mills50.583:22.38 (1)
22Great BritainGBR3:24.810.168Q
Emily Diamond51.751.7 (3)
Anyika Onuora50.31:42.04 (2)
Kelly Massey51.432:33.47 (2)
Christine Ohuruogu51.343:24.81 (2)
38CanadaCAN3:24.940.203Q
Carline Muir51.351.3 (1)
Alicia Brown50.81:42.25 (3)
Noelle Montcalm51.942:34.19 (3)
Sage Watson50.7551.7 (3)
43ItalyITA3:25.160.160q
Maria Benedicta Chigbolu52.152.1 (5)
Maria Enrica Spacca51.31:43.54 (5)
Ayomide Folorunso51.442:34.98 (4)
Libania Grenot50.183:25.16 (4)
55GermanyGER3:26.020.152
Laura Müller52.152.1 (4)
Friederike Möhlenkamp50.91:43.14 (4)
Lara Hoffmann52.252:35.39 (6)
Ruth Spelmeyer50.633:26.02 (5)
66The BahamasBAH3:26.360.166
Lanece Clarke52.452.4 (6)
Anthonique Strachan51.91:44.38 (6)
Carmiesha Cox50.912:35.29 (5)
Christine Amertil51.073:26.36 (6)
77CubaCUB3:30.110.245
Lisneidy Veitía52.852.8 (7)
Gilda Casanova52.31:45.14 (7)
Roxana Gómez52.312:37.45 (7)
Daisurami Bonne52.663:30.11 (8)
DQ1IndiaIND[3:29.53][0.243]7
Nirmala Sheoran[53.2][53.2] ([8])8
Tintu Luka52.21:45.51 (8)
M.R. Povamma52.242:37.75 (8)
Anilda Thomas51.783:29.53 (7)

Final (20 August 2016 — 22:00)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Split (Pos)Reaction Time
16United StatesUSA3:19.060.232
Courtney Okolo50.350.3 (1)
Natasha Hastings49.21:39.58 (1)
Phyllis Francis49.822:29.40 (1)
Allyson Felix49.663:19.06 (1)
25JamaicaJAM3:20.340.134
Stephenie McPherson50.650.6 (2)
Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby49.61:40.35 (2)
Shericka Jackson49.472:29.82 (2)
Novlene Williams-Mills50.523:20.34 (2)
33Great BritainGBR3:25.880.169
Eilidh Doyle52.552.5 (5)
Anyika Onuora51.41:44.01 (5)
Emily Diamond51.152:35.16 (3)
Christine Ohuruogu50.723:25.88 (3)
47CanadaCAN3:26.430.192
Carline Muir52.052.0 (3)
Alicia Brown51.11:43.13 (3)
Noelle Montcalm52.742:35.87 (4)
Sage Watson50.563:26.43 (4)
51ItalyITA3:27.050.167
Maria Benedicta Chigbolu52.652.6 (6)
Maria Enrica Spacca51.81:44.49 (7)
Ayomide Folorunso51.682:36.17 (5)
Libania Grenot50.883:27.05 (6)
68PolandPOL3:27.280.155
Małgorzata Hołub52.352.3 (4)
Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz51.21:43.57 (4)
Iga Baumgart52.632:36.20 (6)
Justyna Święty51.083:27.28 (7)
72AustraliaAUS3:27.450.176
Jessica Thornton52.852.8 (7)
Annie Rubie51.21:44.07 (6)
Caitlin Sargent52.862:36.93 (8)
Morgan Mitchell50.523:27.45 (8)
DQ4UkraineUKR[3:26.64][0.167]9
Alina Lohvynenko53.353.3 (8)
Olha Bibik51.51:44.85 (8)
Tetiana Melnyk51.492:36.34 (7)
Olha Zemliak[50.30][3:26.64] ([5])10