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4 x 100 metres Relay, Women

Date 1 August 1980 — 17:00
LocationBolshaya arena, Tsentralny stadion imeni V.I. Lenina, Moskva
Participants32 from 8 countries
FormatFinal only.

The USA and West Germany were not present because of the American inspired boycott. But the best team in the world was still probably the East Germans, which had twice broken the world record within the past month. They were led by Marlies Göhr, silver medalist in the 100, and Bärbel Wöckel, who won the 200 metres in Moskva, as she had in Montréal. The next best team in 1980 was the hometown Soviets, to be led by 100 champion Lyudmila Kondratyeva, but she had pulled a hamstring and could not run the relay. Because of the boycott only eight teams were present and only a final was conducted. The GDR team won easily despite poor baton passes, and lowered their own world record with 41.60.

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)
1East GermanyGDR41.60GoldWR
Romy MüllerBärbel WöckelIngrid AuerswaldMarlies GöhrBärbel Lockhoff (DNS)Gesine Walther (DNS)
2Soviet UnionURS42.10Silver
Vera KomisovaLyudmila MaslakovaVera AnisimovaNataliya BochinaLyudmila Kondratyeva (DNS)Olga Korotkova (DNS)
3Great BritainGBR42.43Bronze
Heather HunteKathy SmallwoodBev GoddardSonia LannamanWendy Clarke (DNS)Andrea Lynch (DNS)
Sofka PopovaLilyana Panayotova-IvanovaMariya ShishkovaGalina PenkovaAtanaska Atanassova (DNS)
Véronique RossetChantal RégaRaymonde NaigreEmma SulterRose-Aimée Bacoul (DNS)Laureen Beckles (DNS)
Lelieth HodgesJackie PuseyRosie AllwoodMerlene OtteyJuliet Cuthbert (DNS)Dorothy Scott (DNS)
Lucyna LangerElżbieta StachurskaZofia BielczykGrażyna RabsztynIrena Szewińska (DNS)Anna Włodarczyk (DNS)
Linda HaglundLena MöllerAnn-Louise SkoglundHelena PihlPia Engström (DNS)Lotta Holmström (DNS)