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4 x 100 metres Relay, Women

Date9 – 10 September 1972
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympiastadion, Olympiapark, München
Participants61 from 15 countries

At the 1971 European Championships this event had been won by West Germany, with the GDR second, and Poland third. The two German teams were drawn in the same heat in the opening round, and East Germany now prevailed, though narrowly. In the final, Evelyn Kaufer put the GDR ahead on the opening leg, but West Germany pulled slightly ahead as Heide Rosendahl received the baton for the anchor leg. The 1972 long jump gold medalist, Rosendahl held off Renate Stecher, who had won the 100 and 200 gold medals, and brought the gold medal to the FRG by one metre.

PosNrTeamNOCR1Final
1West GermanyFRG42.97 (2 h2)42.81 (1)Gold
Christiane KrauseIngrid Mickler-BeckerAnnegret RichterHeide RosendahlAnne Kroniger (DNS)Elfgard Schittenhelm (DNS)
2East GermanyGDR42.88 (1 h2)42.95 (2)Silver
Evelin KauferChristina HeinichBärbel StruppertRenate StecherMonika Meyer (DNS)Brigitte Steinhardt (DNS)
3CubaCUB43.67 (1 h1)43.36 (3)Bronze
Marlene ElejaldeCarmen ValdésFulgencia RomaySilvia Chivás
4United StatesUSA43.07 (3 h2)43.39 (4)
Martha Rae WatsonMattiline RenderMildrette NetterIris DavisBarbara Ferrell (DNS)Pam Greene (DNS)
5Soviet UnionURS43.77 (2 h1)43.59 (5)
Marina SidorovaGalina BukharinaLyudmila ZharkovaNadezhda BesfamilnayaNadezhda Yudina (DNS)Nadezhda Kolesnikova (DNS)
6AustraliaAUS44.03 (3 h1)43.61 (6)
Maureen CairdRaelene BoyleMarion HoffmanPenny GilliesPam Kilborn-RyanLyn Tillett (DNS)
7Great BritainGBR43.76 (4 h2)43.71 (7)
Andrea LynchDella PascoeJudy VernonAnita NeilSonia Lannaman (DNS)Margaret Critchley (DNS)
8PolandPOL44.19 (4 h1)44.20 (8)
Helena FliśnikBarbara BakulinUrszula JóźwikDanuta JędrejekEwa Długołęcka (DNS)
5 h1 r1/2ItalyITA44.62 (5 h1)
Maddalena GrassanoAlessandra OrselliLaura NappiCecilia MolinariMaria Bonsangue (DNS)Donata Govoni (DNS)
5 h2 r1/2BulgariaBUL43.95 (5 h2)
Diana YorgovaIvanka ValkovaIvanka VenkovaYordanka YankovaIvanka Koshnicharska (DNS)Zdravka Trifonova (DNS)
6 h1 r1/2FinlandFIN44.68 (6 h1)
Tuula RautanenMona-Lisa StrandvallPirjo WilmiMarika EklundSeija Rönn (DNS)Riitta Salin (DNS)
7 h1 r1/2NigeriaNGR45.15 (7 h1)
Emilia EdetAshanti ObiHelen OlayeModupe OshikoyaBeatrice Ewuzie (DNS)Nnenna Njoku (DNS)
AC h1 r1/2PhilippinesPHI– (AC h1)
Lucila SalaoCarmen TorresAida MantawelAmelita AlanesSusan Taculod (DNS)
AC h2 r1/2JamaicaJAM– (AC h2)
Lelieth HodgesVilma CharltonCarol CummingsDebbie ByfieldRosie Allwood (DNS)
AC h2 r1/2SwedenSWE– (AC h2)
Anneli OlssonGun OlssonKarin LundgrenLinda HaglundMargareta Larsson (DNS)

Round One (9 September 1972 — 17:10)

Top four in each heat advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)
1CubaCUB43.67Q
Marlene ElejaldeCarmen ValdésFulgencia RomaySilvia Chivás
2Soviet UnionURS43.77Q
Marina SidorovaGalina BukharinaLyudmila ZharkovaNadezhda Besfamilnaya
3AustraliaAUS44.03Q
Maureen CairdPam Kilborn-RyanMarion HoffmanRaelene Boyle
4PolandPOL44.19Q
Helena FliśnikBarbara BakulinUrszula JóźwikDanuta Jędrejek
5ItalyITA44.62
Maddalena GrassanoAlessandra OrselliLaura NappiCecilia Molinari
6FinlandFIN44.68
Tuula RautanenMona-Lisa StrandvallPirjo WilmiMarika Eklund
7NigeriaNGR45.15
Emilia EdetAshanti ObiHelen OlayeModupe Oshikoya
ACPhilippinesPHIDQ
Lucila SalaoCarmen TorresAida MantawelAmelita Alanes

Heat Two

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)
1East GermanyGDR42.88Q
Evelin KauferChristina HeinichBärbel StruppertRenate Stecher
2West GermanyFRG42.97Q
Christiane KrauseIngrid Mickler-BeckerAnnegret RichterHeide Rosendahl
3United StatesUSA43.07Q
Martha Rae WatsonMattiline RenderMildrette NetterIris Davis
4Great BritainGBR43.76Q
Andrea LynchDella PascoeJudy VernonAnita Neil
5BulgariaBUL43.95
Diana YorgovaIvanka ValkovaIvanka VenkovaYordanka Yankova
ACJamaicaJAMDQ
Lelieth HodgesVilma CharltonCarol CummingsDebbie Byfield
ACSwedenSWEDQ
Anneli OlssonGun OlssonKarin LundgrenLinda Haglund

Final (10 September 1972 — 15:55)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)
1West GermanyFRG42.81=WR
Christiane KrauseIngrid Mickler-BeckerAnnegret RichterHeide Rosendahl
2East GermanyGDR42.95
Evelin KauferChristina HeinichBärbel StruppertRenate Stecher
3CubaCUB43.36
Marlene ElejaldeCarmen ValdésFulgencia RomaySilvia Chivás
4United StatesUSA43.39
Martha Rae WatsonMattiline RenderMildrette NetterIris Davis
5Soviet UnionURS43.59
Marina SidorovaGalina BukharinaLyudmila ZharkovaNadezhda Besfamilnaya
6AustraliaAUS43.61
Maureen CairdRaelene BoyleMarion HoffmanPenny Gillies
7Great BritainGBR43.71
Andrea LynchDella PascoeJudy VernonAnita Neil
8PolandPOL44.20
Helena FliśnikBarbara BakulinUrszula JóźwikDanuta Jędrejek