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4 x 100 metres Relay, Women

Date29 – 30 September 2000
StatusOlympic
LocationOlympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Participants108 from 25 countries

The United States was a slight favorite, led by 100 and 200 champion Marion Jones. But the Bahamas had won the 1999 World Championship. The Bahamas had the fastest time in the first round, and Jamaica posted the best time the semi-finals. The final saw Sevatheda Fynes put the Bahamas in the lead from the outset. The US speed tried to gain on them, but poor exchanges hindered their efforts. By the anchor leg, Jones was in third, trailing the Bahamas and Jamaica, and she could not make up the deficit, Debbie Ferguson anchoring the Bahamas to the gold medal. Jamaica’s anchor runner was Merlene Ottey, who had first competed in the Olympics in 1980. In 2007, Marion Jones would admit that she had used performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) at the time of the 2000 Olympics, and the US team would lose its bronze medal, France moving up from fourth. This was later overturned on appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the US team was not disqualified, only Marion Jones had to return her medal.

PosNrTeamNOCR1SFFinal
1The BahamasBAH42.58 (1 h3)42.42 (1 h1)41.95 (1)Gold
Savatheda FynesChandra SturrupPauline Davis-ThompsonDebbie FergusonEldece Clarke-Lewis
2JamaicaJAM42.46 (1 h2)42.15 (1 h2)42.13 (2)Silver
Tayna LawrenceVeronica CampbellBeverly McDonaldMerlene OtteyMerlene Frazer
3United StatesUSA42.92 (1 h4)42.82 (2 h1)42.20 (3)Bronze
Chryste GainesTorri EdwardsNanceen PerryPassion RichardsonMarion Jones 1
4FranceFRA43.23 (1 h1)42.42 (2 h2)42.42 (4)
Linda FergaMuriel HurtisFabé DiaChristine ArronSandra Citté
5Russian FederationRUS43.15 (2 h4)42.84 (4 h1)43.02 (5)
Nataliya IgnatovaMarina TrandenkovaIrina KhabarovaNataliya Pomoshchnikova-VoronovaMarina Kislova
6GermanyGER42.82 (2 h2)42.85 (3 h2)43.11 (6)
Gabi RockmeierSabrina MulrainAndrea PhilippMarion Wagner
7NigeriaNGR43.28 (3 h4)42.82 (3 h1)44.05 (7)
Glory AlozieBenedicta AjuduaMercy NkuMary Onyali-Omagbemi
8People's Republic of ChinaCHN43.07 (3 h2)43.04 (4 h2)44.87 (8)
Zeng XiujunLiu XiaomeiQin WangpingLi Xuemei
5 h1 r2/3GhanaGHA43.77 (3 h3)43.19 (5 h1)
Mavis AkotoMonica TwumVida AnimVida NsiahVeronica Bawuah
5 h2 r2/3Great BritainGBR43.26 (4 h2)43.19 (5 h2)
Joice MaduakaMarcia RichardsonSamantha DaviesShani AndersonSarah Wilhelmy
6 h1 r2/3UkraineUKR43.93 (4 h3)43.31 (6 h1)
Iryna PukhaAnzhela KravchenkoOlena PastushenkoOlena Ovcharova-Krasovska
6 h2 r2/3FinlandFIN43.66 (2 h3)43.50 (6 h2)
Manuela BoscoSanna KyllönenJohanna ManninenHeidi Hannula
7 h1 r2/3GreeceGRE43.46 (2 h1)43.53 (7 h1)
Voula PatoulidouFroso PatsouKaterina KoffaAikaterini Thanou
7 h2 r2/3PolandPOL44.05 (3 h1)44.07 (7 h2)
Marzena PawlakJoanna NiełacnaAgnieszka RysiukiewiczZuzanna Radecka
8 h1 r2/3MadagascarMAD43.61 (4 h4)43.98 (8 h1)
Monica RahanitranirianaOny Paule RatsimbazafyRosa RakotozafyHanitriniaina Rakotondrabé
8 h2 r2/3ColombiaCOL44.08 (5 h2)44.37 (8 h2)
Melisa MurilloXimena RestrepoMirtha BrockFelipa PalaciosDigna Murillo
4 h1 r1/3ThailandTHA44.51 (4 h1)
Wirawan RuamsukSupavadee KhawpeagOrranut KlomdeeTricia Roberts
5 h1 r1/3YugoslaviaSCG45.02 (5 h1)
Elvira PančićMila SavićBiljana MitrovićVukosava Đapić
5 h3 r1/3Côte d'IvoireCIV44.34 (5 h3)
Amandine Allou AffouéMakaridja SanganokoMarie GnahoréLouise Ayétotché
5 h4 r1/3Sri LankaSRI44.51 (5 h4)
Tamara SamandeepikaPradeepa HerathNimmi de ZoysaDamayanthi Dharsha
6 h2 r1/3CanadaCAN44.08 (6 h2)
Atia WeekesEsi BenyarkuTara PerryMartha Adusei
6 h3 r1/3IndiaIND45.20 (6 h3)
Valdivel JayalakshmiVinita TripathiSaraswati DeyRachita Mistry
6 h4 r1/3UzbekistanUZB45.14 (6 h4)
Yelena KvyatkovskayaLyubov PerepelovaLyudmila DmitriadyGuzel Khubbiyeva
7 h4 r1/3CameroonCMR45.82 (7 h4)
Esther MvondoAnne-Marie Mouri-NkengCarine EyengaFrançoise Mbango
AC h1 r1/3AustraliaAUS– (AC h1)
Elly HuttonLauren HewittSharon CrippsMelinda Gainsford-Taylor

Round One (29 September 2000)

Top three in each heat and next four fastest advanced to the semi-finals.

Heat One (10:45)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
1FranceFRA43.230.244Q
Sandra CittéFabé DiaMuriel HurtisChristine Arron
2GreeceGRE43.460.503Q
Voula PatoulidouFroso PatsouKaterina KoffaAikaterini Thanou
3PolandPOL44.050.181Q
Marzena PawlakJoanna NiełacnaAgnieszka RysiukiewiczZuzanna Radecka
4ThailandTHA44.510.236
Wirawan RuamsukSupavadee KhawpeagOrranut KlomdeeTricia Roberts
5YugoslaviaSCG45.020.185
Elvira PančićMila SavićBiljana MitrovićVukosava Đapić
ACAustraliaAUS0.157DNF
Elly HuttonLauren HewittSharon CrippsMelinda Gainsford-Taylor

Heat Two (10:53)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
1JamaicaJAM42.460.175Q
Tayna LawrenceVeronica CampbellBeverly McDonaldMerlene Frazer
2GermanyGER42.820.470Q
Gabi RockmeierSabrina MulrainAndrea PhilippMarion Wagner
3People's Republic of ChinaCHN43.070.270Q
Zeng XiujunLiu XiaomeiQin WangpingLi Xuemei
4Great BritainGBR43.260.173q
Joice MaduakaMarcia RichardsonSarah WilhelmyShani Anderson
5ColombiaCOL44.080.270q
Digna MurilloXimena RestrepoMirtha BrockFelipa Palacios
6CanadaCAN44.080.482
Atia WeekesEsi BenyarkuTara PerryMartha Adusei

Heat Three (11:01)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
1The BahamasBAH42.580.239Q
Eldece Clarke-LewisChandra SturrupPauline Davis-ThompsonSavatheda Fynes
2FinlandFIN43.660.145Q
Manuela BoscoSanna KyllönenJohanna ManninenHeidi Hannula
3GhanaGHA43.770.443Q
Mavis AkotoMonica TwumVeronica BawuahVida Nsiah
4UkraineUKR43.930.271q
Iryna PukhaAnzhela KravchenkoOlena PastushenkoOlena Ovcharova-Krasovska
5Côte d'IvoireCIV44.340.186
Amandine Allou AffouéMakaridja SanganokoMarie GnahoréLouise Ayétotché
6IndiaIND45.20
Valdivel JayalakshmiVinita TripathiSaraswati DeyRachita Mistry

Heat Four (11:09)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
1United StatesUSA42.920.509Q
Chryste GainesTorri EdwardsNanceen PerryPassion Richardson
2Russian FederationRUS43.150.178Q
Nataliya IgnatovaMarina TrandenkovaMarina KislovaNataliya Pomoshchnikova-Voronova
3NigeriaNGR43.280.432Q
Glory AlozieBenedicta AjuduaMercy NkuMary Onyali-Omagbemi
4MadagascarMAD43.610.168q
Monica RahanitranirianaOny Paule RatsimbazafyRosa RakotozafyHanitriniaina Rakotondrabé
5Sri LankaSRI44.51
Tamara SamandeepikaPradeepa HerathNimmi de ZoysaDamayanthi Dharsha
6UzbekistanUZB45.140.226
Yelena KvyatkovskayaLyubov PerepelovaLyudmila DmitriadyGuzel Khubbiyeva
7CameroonCMR45.820.213
Esther MvondoAnne-Marie Mouri-NkengCarine EyengaFrançoise Mbango

Semi-Finals (29 September 2000)

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

Heat One (20:20)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
1The BahamasBAH42.420.234Q
Eldece Clarke-LewisChandra SturrupPauline Davis-ThompsonSavatheda Fynes
2United StatesUSA42.820.254Q
Chryste GainesTorri EdwardsNanceen PerryPassion Richardson
3NigeriaNGR42.820.296Q
Glory AlozieBenedicta AjuduaMercy NkuMary Onyali-Omagbemi
4Russian FederationRUS42.840.154q
Nataliya IgnatovaMarina TrandenkovaIrina KhabarovaNataliya Pomoshchnikova-Voronova
5GhanaGHA43.190.193
Mavis AkotoMonica TwumVida AnimVida Nsiah
6UkraineUKR43.310.187
Iryna PukhaAnzhela KravchenkoOlena PastushenkoOlena Ovcharova-Krasovska
7GreeceGRE43.530.446
Voula PatoulidouFroso PatsouKaterina KoffaAikaterini Thanou
8MadagascarMAD43.980.168
Monica RahanitranirianaOny Paule RatsimbazafyRosa RakotozafyHanitriniaina Rakotondrabé

Heat Two (20:28)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
1JamaicaJAM42.150.242Q
Tayna LawrenceVeronica CampbellBeverly McDonaldMerlene Frazer
2FranceFRA42.420.490Q
Sandra CittéMuriel HurtisFabé DiaChristine Arron
3GermanyGER42.850.157Q
Gabi RockmeierSabrina MulrainAndrea PhilippMarion Wagner
4People's Republic of ChinaCHN43.040.367q
Zeng XiujunLiu XiaomeiQin WangpingLi Xuemei
5Great BritainGBR43.190.198
Joice MaduakaMarcia RichardsonSamantha DaviesShani Anderson
6FinlandFIN43.500.170
Manuela BoscoSanna KyllönenJohanna ManninenHeidi Hannula
7PolandPOL44.070.164
Marzena PawlakJoanna NiełacnaAgnieszka RysiukiewiczZuzanna Radecka
8ColombiaCOL44.370.253
Melisa MurilloXimena RestrepoMirtha BrockFelipa Palacios

Final (30 September 2000 — 19:40)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
1The BahamasBAH41.950.153
Savatheda FynesChandra SturrupPauline Davis-ThompsonDebbie Ferguson
2JamaicaJAM42.130.174
Tayna LawrenceVeronica CampbellBeverly McDonaldMerlene Ottey
3United StatesUSA42.200.3842
Chryste GainesTorri EdwardsNanceen PerryMarion Jones 3
4FranceFRA42.420.433
Linda FergaMuriel HurtisFabé DiaChristine Arron
5Russian FederationRUS43.020.153
Nataliya IgnatovaMarina TrandenkovaIrina KhabarovaNataliya Pomoshchnikova-Voronova
6GermanyGER43.110.155
Gabi RockmeierSabrina MulrainAndrea PhilippMarion Wagner
7NigeriaNGR44.050.415
Glory AlozieBenedicta AjuduaMercy NkuMary Onyali-Omagbemi
8People's Republic of ChinaCHN44.870.212
Zeng XiujunLiu XiaomeiQin WangpingLi Xuemei