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4 x 100 metres Relay, Women

Date4 – 5 August 1928
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympisch Stadion, Amsterdam
Participants32 from 8 countries

The Canadian team ran an unratified world record of 49.3 in the heats. In the final, the US team took the early lead, but Canada pulled even at the first exchange. With the US having Betty Robinson, the 100 metre gold medalist, on the anchor leg, the Americans had some hope, but Myrtle Cook took the baton with a three-metre lead, and she held on comfortably to give Canada a gold medal in world record time.

PosNrTeamNOCR1Final
1CanadaCAN49.3 (1 h1)48.4 (1)GoldWR
Bobby RosenfeldEthel SmithJane BellMyrtle CookJenny Thompson (DNS)
2United StatesUSA49.8 (1 h2)48.8 (2)Silver
Mary WashburnJessie CrossLoretta McNeilBetty RobinsonAnne Vrana (DNS)Olive Hasenfus (DNS)Elta Cartwright (DNS)Edna Sayer (DNS)
3GermanyGER49.8 (2 h2)49.0 (3)Bronze
Rosa KellnerLeni SchmidtAnni HoldmannLeni JunkerLisa Gelius (DNS)Annelies Gerhardt (DNS)Grete Gericke (DNS)Erna Steinberg (DNS)
4FranceFRA51.0 (3 h1)49.6 (4)
Georgette GagneuxYolande PlanckeMarguerite RadideauLucienne VeluMadeleine Martin (DNS)Yvonne Carme (DNS)Lucienne Laudré (DNS)
5NetherlandsNED50.4 (2 h1)49.8 (5)
Lies AengenendtRie BriejèrNettie GroossBets ter HorstSuzanna Dedert (DNS)G. Hoogendoorn (DNS)Nici Mür (DNS)
6ItalyITA– (3 h2)53.6 (6)
Luisa BonfantiGiannina MarchiniDerna PolazzoVittorina VivenzaMatilde Moraschi (DNS)
4 h1 r1/2SwedenSWE53.2 (4 h1)
Maud SundbergInga GentzelEmy PetterssonRuth Svedberg
4 h2 r1/2BelgiumBEL– (4 h2)
Elise Van TruyenRose Van CrombruggeJuliette SegersLéontine StevensAntoinette Gallemaers (DNS)R. Mayer (DNS)Sidonie Verschueren (DNS)Lucie Petit-Diagre (DNS)Marie Stevens (DNS)

Round One (4 August 1928 — 14:45)

Top three in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosNrTeamNOCTime (H)
1CanadaCAN49.3QWR
Bobby RosenfeldEthel SmithJane BellMyrtle Cook
2NetherlandsNED50.4Q
Lies AengenendtRie BriejèrNettie GroossBets ter Horst
3FranceFRA51.0Q
Georgette GagneuxYolande PlanckeMarguerite RadideauLucienne Velu
4SwedenSWE53.2
Maud SundbergInga GentzelEmy PetterssonRuth Svedberg

Heat Two

PosNrTeamNOCTime (H)
1United StatesUSA49.8Q
Mary WashburnJessie CrossLoretta McNeilBetty Robinson
2GermanyGER49.8Q
Rosa KellnerLeni SchmidtAnni HoldmannLeni Junker
3ItalyITAQ
Luisa BonfantiGiannina MarchiniDerna PolazzoVittorina Vivenza
4BelgiumBEL
Elise Van TruyenRose Van CrombruggeJuliette SegersLéontine Stevens

Final (5 August 1928 — 14:00)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (H)
1CanadaCAN48.4WR
Bobby RosenfeldEthel SmithJane BellMyrtle Cook
2United StatesUSA48.8
Mary WashburnJessie CrossLoretta McNeilBetty Robinson
3GermanyGER49.0
Rosa KellnerLeni SchmidtAnni HoldmannLeni Junker
4FranceFRA49.6
Georgette GagneuxYolande PlanckeMarguerite RadideauLucienne Velu
5NetherlandsNED49.8
Lies AengenendtRie BriejèrNettie GroossBets ter Horst
6ItalyITA53.6
Luisa BonfantiGiannina MarchiniDerna PolazzoVittorina Vivenza