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4 x 400 metres Relay, Women

Date7 – 8 August 1992
StatusOlympic
LocationEstadio Olímpico de Montjuïc, Barcelona
Participants62 from 14 countries
Olympic Record 3:15.17 WR / Soviet Union URS / 1 October 1988

East Germany had won the 1990 European Championships, while the Soviet Union had won the 1991 World Championships, but neither team was around in 1992. The Soviet Union remnant of the Unified Team, however, had all of the top former Soviet runners. The Unifieds and the United States were considered favorites, with the US running the fastest time in the heats with 3:22.29. As in 1988, the former Soviets Olga Nazarova and Olga Bryzgina led the team, with Bryzgina again running the anchor. The US led by less than a metre at the final exchange, but Bryzgina pulled ahead of US anchor Rochelle Stevens, but only in the final straight, to win the gold medal, with the US second and Great Britain getting the bronze.

PosNrTeamNOCR1Final
1Unified TeamEUN3:22.91 (1 h2)3:20.20 (1)Gold
Yelena RuzinaLyudmila DzhigalovaOlga NazarovaOlga BryzginaLiliya NurutdinovaMarina Shmonina
2United StatesUSA3:22.29 (1 h1)3:20.92 (2)Silver
Natasha Kaiser-BrownGwen TorrenceJearl MilesRochelle StevensDenean Howard-HillDannette Young
3Great BritainGBR3:25.20 (2 h2)3:24.23 (3)Bronze
Phylis SmithSandra DouglasJenny StouteSally Gunnell
4CanadaCAN3:26.09 (4 h1)3:25.20 (4)
Rosey EdehCharmaine CrooksCamille NoelJill Richardson-BriscoeKaren Clarke
5JamaicaJAM3:25.55 (2 h1)3:25.68 (5)
Catherine PomalesCathy Rattray-WilliamsJuliet CampbellSandie RichardsClaudine Williams
6GermanyGER3:26.25 (3 h2)3:26.37 (6)
Uta RohländerHeike MeißnerLinda KisabakaAnja Rücker
7AustraliaAUS3:25.68 (3 h1)3:26.42 (7)
Cathy FreemanSue AndrewsRenée PoetschkaMichelle Lock
8PortugalPOR3:29.38 (4 h2)3:36.85 (8)
Marta MoreiraLucrécia JardimElsa AmaralEduarda Coelho
5 h1 r1/2HungaryHUN3:33.81 (5 h1)
Edit MolnárÁgnes KozáryÉva BarátiJudit Forgács
5 h2 r1/2SwitzerlandSUI3:31.26 (5 h2)
Kathrin LüthiRegula ScalabrinMartha GrossenbacherHelen Burkart
6 h1 r1/2ThailandTHA3:35.48 (6 h1)
Saleerat SrimekSukanya Sang-NguenSrirat ChimrakNoodang Pimpol
6 h2 r1/2SpainESP3:31.35 (6 h2)
Esther LahozCristina PérezGregoria FerrerJulia Merino
7 h2 r1/2BoliviaBOL3:53.65 (7 h2)
Jacqueline SolizSandra AnteloGloria BurgosMoré Galetovic
AC h1 r1/2CubaCUB– (AC h1)
Nancy McLeónOdalmis LimontaDaysi DuportyAna Fidelia Quirot

Round One (7 August 1992)

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

Heat One (20:30)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Split (Pos)
1United StatesUSA3:22.29Q
1709Denean Howard-Hill51.751.7 (1)
1737Jearl Miles49.61:41.3 (1)
1784Dannette Young50.22:31.5 (1)
1723Natasha Kaiser-Brown50.83:22.3 (1)
2JamaicaJAM3:25.55Q
1063Catherine Pomales– (–)
1059Cathy Rattray-Williams– (–)
1068Claudine Williams– (–)
1040Juliet Campbell– (–)
3AustraliaAUS3:25.68Q
34Sue Andrews– (–)
61Renée Poetschka– (–)
45Cathy Freeman– (–)
54Michelle Lock– (–)
4CanadaCAN3:26.09q
214Rosey Edeh– (–)
210Karen Clarke– (–)
237Camille Noel– (–)
211Charmaine Crooks– (–)
5HungaryHUN3:33.81
1866Edit Molnár– (–)
925Ágnes Kozáry– (–)
914Éva Baráti– (–)
918Judit Forgács– (–)
6ThailandTHA3:35.48
1629Saleerat Srimek– (–)
1627Sukanya Sang-Nguen– (–)
1616Srirat Chimrak– (–)
1623Noodang Pimpol– (–)
ACCubaCUBDQ
357Nancy McLeón– (–)
352Odalmis Limonta– (–)
342Daysi Duporty– (–)
363Ana Fidelia Quirot– (–)

Heat Two (20:40)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Split (Pos)
1Unified TeamEUN3:22.91Q
496Marina Shmonina51.151.1 (1)
498Lyudmila Dzhigalova50.71:41.8 (1)
555Yelena Ruzina50.22:32.0 (1)
540Liliya Nurutdinova50.93:22.9 (1)
2Great BritainGBR3:25.20Q
700Sandra Douglas– (–)
759Phylis Smith– (–)
761Jenny Stoute– (–)
715Sally Gunnell– (–)
3GermanyGER3:26.25Q
844Uta Rohländer– (–)
828Heike Meißner– (–)
819Linda Kisabaka– (–)
846Anja Rücker– (–)
4PortugalPOR3:29.38q
1409Marta Moreira– (–)
1391Eduarda Coelho– (–)
1387Elsa Amaral– (–)
1401Lucrécia Jardim– (–)
5SwitzerlandSUI3:31.26
1555Kathrin Lüthi– (–)
1559Regula Scalabrin– (–)
1552Martha Grossenbacher– (–)
1546Helen Burkart– (–)
6SpainESP3:31.35
428Esther Lahoz– (–)
444Cristina Pérez– (–)
415Gregoria Ferrer– (–)
435Julia Merino– (–)
7BoliviaBOL3:53.65
130Jacqueline Soliz– (–)
123Sandra Antelo– (–)
124Gloria Burgos– (–)
128Moré Galetovic– (–)

Final (8 August 1992 — 21:15)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Split (Pos)
1Unified TeamEUN3:20.20
555Yelena Ruzina51.551.5 (3)
498Lyudmila Dzhigalova50.11:41.6 (2)
536Olga Nazarova49.12:30.7 (=1)
488Olga Bryzgina49.53:20.2 (1)
2United StatesUSA3:20.92
1723Natasha Kaiser-Brown51.451.4 (2)
1772Gwen Torrence49.81:41.2 (1)
1737Jearl Miles49.52:30.7 (=1)
1767Rochelle Stevens50.23:20.9 (2)
3Great BritainGBR3:24.23
759Phylis Smith51.351.3 (1)
700Sandra Douglas52.01:43.3 (=4)
761Jenny Stoute50.52:33.8 (3)
715Sally Gunnell50.43:24.2 (3)
4CanadaCAN3:25.20
214Rosey Edeh52.252.2 (7)
211Charmaine Crooks50.21:42.4 (3)
237Camille Noel52.62:35.0 (5)
243Jill Richardson-Briscoe50.23:25.2 (4)
5JamaicaJAM3:25.68
1063Catherine Pomales51.951.9 (4)
1059Cathy Rattray-Williams51.41:43.3 (=4)
1040Juliet Campbell52.62:35.9 (6)
1060Sandie Richards49.83:25.7 (5)
6GermanyGER3:26.37
844Uta Rohländer52.052.0 (5)
828Heike Meißner51.41:43.4 (6)
819Linda Kisabaka51.52:34.9 (4)
846Anja Rücker51.53:26.4 (=6)
7AustraliaAUS3:26.42
45Cathy Freeman52.152.1 (6)
34Sue Andrews51.91:44.0 (7)
61Renée Poetschka52.32:36.3 (7)
54Michelle Lock50.13:26.4 (=6)
8PortugalPOR3:36.85
1409Marta Moreira– (8)
1401Lucrécia Jardim– (8)
1387Elsa Amaral– (8)
1391Eduarda Coelho– (8)