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4 x 100 metres Relay, Women

Date30 – 31 July 1976
StatusOlympic
LocationStade olympique, Parc olympique, Montréal, Québec
Participants40 from 10 countries
Olympic Record 42.81 WR / West Germany FRG / 10 September 1972

As in 1972, the final again came down to a close match race between the two German teams. East Germany had Renate Stecher, who had won the 100 and 200 in 1972 and was the silver medalist in the 1976 100, while West Germany was led by Annegret Richter, who won the 1976 100 gold medal. But neither ran the anchor leg, as Stecher ran the second leg and Richter the third leg for their teams. The GDR anchor runner was Bärbel Eckert, who had won the 200 title in Montréal. At the final exchange, the FRG had a small lead, but Eckert overcame their anchor runner, Annegret Kroniger, to win by ½-metre.

PosNrTeamNOCR1Final
1East GermanyGDR43.00 (1 h2)42.55 (1)GoldOR
Marlies OelsnerRenate StecherCarla BodendorfBärbel EckertMartina Blos (DNS)Monika Meyer (DNS)
2West GermanyFRG42.61 (1 h1)42.59 (2)Silver
Elvira PoßekelInge HeltenAnnegret RichterAnne KronigerMaren Gang (DNS)Rita Wilden (DNS)
3Soviet UnionURS43.33 (2 h1)43.09 (3)Bronze
Tatyana ProrochenkoLyudmila MaslakovaNadezhda BesfamilnayaVera AnisimovaLyubov Kononova (DNS)Tatyana Vorokhobko (DNS)
4CanadaCAN43.53 (3 h2)43.17 (4)
Margaret HowePatty LoverockJoanne McTaggartMarjorie BaileyLynn Kellond (DNS)Joyce Yakubowich (DNS)
5AustraliaAUS43.67 (4 h1)43.18 (5)
Barbara WilsonDebbie WellsDenise RobertsonRaelene BoyleGaye Dell (DNS)Terri Wangman (DNS)
6JamaicaJAM43.88 (4 h2)43.24 (6)
Lelieth HodgesRosie AllwoodCarol CummingsJackie PuseyAudrey Reid (DNS)Ruth Simpson (DNS)
7United StatesUSA43.46 (2 h2)43.35 (7)
Martha Rae WatsonEvelyn AshfordDebra ArmstrongChandra CheeseboroughPam Jiles (DNS)Brenda Morehead (DNS)
8Great BritainGBR43.44 (3 h1)43.79 (8)
Wendy ClarkeDenise RamsdenSharon ColyearAndrea LynchHelen Golden (DNS)Sonia Lannaman (DNS)
5 h1 r1/2FranceFRA43.95 (5 h1)
Chantal CorbrejaudCatherine DelachanalChantal RégaSylviane TelliezVeronique Rosset (DNS)Emma Sulter (DNS)
5 h2 r1/2CubaCUB44.29 (5 h2)
Isabel TaylorCarmen ValdésFulgencia RomaySilvia ChivásAsunción Acosta (DNS)
DNSBermudaBER
Donna BurgessDebbie JonesSonia SmithAndrea TrottBernadette Wilson
DNSGhanaGHA
Hannah AfriyieAlice AnnumGrace BakariElizabeth BruceJanet Yawson
DNSItalyITA
Rita BottiglieriAdriana CarliMaura GnecchiCecilia MolinariLaura NappiIleana Ongar
DNSPolandPOL
Barbara BakulinMałgorzata BoguckaEwa DługołęckaZofia BielczykHelena FliśnikEwa Witkowska
DNSChinese TaipeiTPE
Chiu Mei-TsueyHuang Chow-JinLee Chiu-HsiaLin Mei-HuaLin Yueh-HsiangSui Sin-Pei

Round One (30 July 1976 — 16:40)

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

Heat One

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)
1West GermanyFRG42.61QOR
Elvira PoßekelInge HeltenAnnegret RichterAnne Kroniger
2Soviet UnionURS43.33Q
Tatyana ProrochenkoLyudmila MaslakovaNadezhda BesfamilnayaVera Anisimova
3Great BritainGBR43.44Q
Wendy ClarkeDenise RamsdenSharon ColyearAndrea Lynch
4AustraliaAUS43.67q
Barbara WilsonDebbie WellsDenise RobertsonRaelene Boyle
5FranceFRA43.95
Chantal CorbrejaudCatherine DelachanalChantal RégaSylviane Telliez

Heat Two

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)
1East GermanyGDR43.00Q
Marlies OelsnerRenate StecherCarla BodendorfBärbel Eckert
2United StatesUSA43.46Q
Martha Rae WatsonEvelyn AshfordDebra ArmstrongChandra Cheeseborough
3CanadaCAN43.53Q
Margaret HowePatty LoverockJoanne McTaggartMarjorie Bailey
4JamaicaJAM43.88q
Rosie AllwoodJackie PuseyCarol CummingsLelieth Hodges
5CubaCUB44.29
Isabel TaylorCarmen ValdésFulgencia RomaySilvia Chivás

Final (31 July 1976 — 18:30)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)
1East GermanyGDR42.55OR
Marlies OelsnerRenate StecherCarla BodendorfBärbel Eckert
2West GermanyFRG42.59
Elvira PoßekelInge HeltenAnnegret RichterAnne Kroniger
3Soviet UnionURS43.09
Tatyana ProrochenkoLyudmila MaslakovaNadezhda BesfamilnayaVera Anisimova
4CanadaCAN43.17
Margaret HowePatty LoverockJoanne McTaggartMarjorie Bailey
5AustraliaAUS43.18
Barbara WilsonDebbie WellsDenise RobertsonRaelene Boyle
6JamaicaJAM43.24
Lelieth HodgesRosie AllwoodCarol CummingsJackie Pusey
7United StatesUSA43.35
Martha Rae WatsonEvelyn AshfordDebra ArmstrongChandra Cheeseborough
8Great BritainGBR43.79
Wendy ClarkeDenise RamsdenSharon ColyearAndrea Lynch