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4 x 100 metres Medley Relay, Women

Date18 July 1976
StatusOlympic
LocationPiscine olympique, Montréal, Québec
Participants75 from 17 countries

East German women would win the 100 metre freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events in Montréal, and they brought out those swimmers for the medley relay. It resulted in a crushing victory over the United States, as the GDR recorded a time of 4:07.95, a full 5½ seconds better than the listed world record, and 6.6 seconds ahead of the Americans. On each leg of the race, the fastest time was set by one of the East German swimmers.

PosSwimmerNOCR1Final
1East GermanyGDR4:13.98 (1 h3)4:07.95 (1)Gold
Ulrike RichterHannelore AnkeAndrea PollackKornelia EnderBirgit TreiberCarola NitschkeRosemarie GabrielPetra Priemer (DNS)
2United StatesUSA4:20.87 (1 h1)4:14.55 (2)Silver
Linda JezekLauri SieringCamille WrightShirley BabashoffLeLei FonoimoanaWendy Boglioli
3CanadaCAN4:20.10 (1 h2)4:15.22 (3)Bronze
Wendy HoggRobin CorsigliaSusan SloanAnne JardinDebbie Clarke
4Soviet UnionURS4:18.73 (2 h3)4:16.05 (4)
Nadezhda StavkoMarina YurchenyaTamara ShelofastovaLarisa Tsaryova
5NetherlandsNED4:22.49 (2 h2)4:19.93 (5)
Diane EdelijnWijda MazereeuwJosé DamenEnith BrigithaIneke Ran
6Great BritainGBR4:23.91 (3 h2)4:23.25 (6)
Joy BeasleyMaggie KellySue JennerDebbie HillJoanne Atkinson (DNS)Elaine Gray (DNS)
7JapanJPN4:25.81 (3 h3)4:23.47 (7)
Yoshimi NishigawaToshiko HaruokaYasue HatsudaSachiko YamazakiKazuyo Inaba (DNS)
8AustraliaAUS4:26.07 (2 h1)4:25.91 (8)
Michelle de VriesJudith HudsonLinda HanelJenny TateGlenda Robertson (DNS)Allison Smith (DNS)Lyle Smith (DNS)
9FranceFRA4:26.48 (4 h2)
Sylvie TestuzAnnick de SusiniPascale DucongéGuylaine Berger
10SwedenSWE4:29.46 (4 h3)
Gunilla LundbergAnette FredrikssonGunilla AnderssonYlva PerssonPia Mårtensson (DNS)
11BelgiumBEL4:30.78 (5 h2)
Carine VerbauwenIlse SchoorsChantal GrimardAnne Richard
12ItalyITA4:31.20 (5 h3)
Antonella RoncelliIris CornianiDonatella Talpo-SchiavonElisabetta Dessy
13SpainESP4:38.42 (3 h1)
Silvia FontanaRosa EstiarteMagda CampsMontserrat Majo
14ArgentinaARG4:41.82 (6 h3)
Claudia BellottoPatricia SpohnRossana JuncosSusana Coppo
15VenezuelaVEN4:43.78 (6 h2)
Paola RuggieriDacyl PérezMarianela HuenVania VázquezMaría Hung (DNS)
16Puerto RicoPUR4:49.45 (4 h1)
Diana HatlerÁngela LópezMaría MockJane Fayer
DQWest GermanyFRG– (DQ h1)
Angelika GrieserDagmar RehakGudrun BeckmannMarion PlattenJutta Weber (DNS)

Round One (18 July 1976 — 11:30)

Fastest eight advanced to the final.

Heat One

PosLaneSwimmerNOC50 mTimeExchange (Pos)
14United StatesUSA4:20.87Q
Linda Jezek1:04.571:04.57 (1)
Lauri Siering1:15.172:19.74 (1)
LeLei Fonoimoana1:03.493:23.23 (1)
Wendy Boglioli57.644:20.87 (1)
23AustraliaAUS4:26.07Q
Michelle de Vries1:06.641:06.64 (2)
Judith Hudson1:17.612:24.25 (2)
Linda Hanel1:03.453:27.70 (2)
Jenny Tate58.374:26.07 (2)
36SpainESP4:38.42
Silvia Fontana1:08.711:08.71 (3)
Rosa Estiarte1:20.212:28.92 (3)
Magda Camps1:08.553:37.47 (3)
Montserrat Majo1:00.954:38.42 (3)
42Puerto RicoPUR4:49.45
Diana Hatler1:15.651:15.65 (4)
Ángela López1:20.542:36.19 (4)
María Mock1:07.273:43.46 (4)
Jane Fayer1:05.994:49.45 (4)
DQ5West GermanyFRG
Angelika Grieser– (AC)
Dagmar Rehak– (AC)
Gudrun Beckmann– (AC)
Marion Platten– (AC)

Heat Two

PosLaneSwimmerNOC50 mTimeExchange (Pos)
14CanadaCAN4:20.10QOR
Wendy Hogg1:04.851:04.85 (1)
Robin Corsiglia1:13.992:18.84 (1)
Susan Sloan1:03.153:21.99 (1)
Debbie Clarke58.114:20.10 (1)
25NetherlandsNED4:22.49Q
Diane Edelijn1:05.381:05.38 (2)
Wijda Mazereeuw1:14.312:19.69 (2)
Ineke Ran1:05.013:24.70 (2)
Enith Brigitha57.794:22.49 (2)
33Great BritainGBR4:23.91Q
Joy Beasley1:06.831:06.83 (3)
Maggie Kelly1:14.092:20.92 (3)
Sue Jenner1:03.633:24.55 (3)
Debbie Hill59.364:23.91 (3)
47FranceFRA4:26.48
Sylvie Testuz1:07.611:07.61 (4)
Annick de Susini1:14.342:21.95 (4)
Pascale Ducongé1:06.143:28.09 (4)
Guylaine Berger58.394:26.48 (4)
56BelgiumBEL4:30.78
Carine Verbauwen1:07.411:07.41 (5)
Ilse Schoors1:17.422:24.83 (5)
Chantal Grimard1:07.053:31.88 (5)
Anne Richard58.904:30.78 (5)
62VenezuelaVEN4:43.78
Paola Ruggieri1:11.281:11.28 (6)
Dacyl Pérez1:21.372:32.65 (6)
Marianela Huen1:08.343:40.99 (6)
Vania Vázquez1:02.794:43.78 (6)

Heat Three

PosLaneSwimmerNOC50 mTimeExchange (Pos)
14East GermanyGDR4:13.98QOR
Birgit Treiber1:03.901:03.90 (1)
Carola Nitschke1:12.292:16.19 (1)
Rosemarie Gabriel1:01.173:17.36 (1)
Andrea Pollack56.624:13.98 (1)
25Soviet UnionURS4:18.73Q
Nadezhda Stavko1:05.291:05.29 (2)
Marina Yurchenya1:13.582:18.87 (2)
Tamara Shelofastova1:02.923:21.79 (2)
Larisa Tsaryova56.944:18.73 (2)
36JapanJPN4:25.81Q
Yoshimi Nishigawa1:06.341:06.34 (3)
Toshiko Haruoka1:15.692:22.03 (3)
Yasue Hatsuda1:04.033:26.06 (3)
Sachiko Yamazaki59.754:25.81 (3)
43SwedenSWE4:29.46
Gunilla Lundberg1:08.071:08.07 (4)
Anette Fredriksson1:17.902:25.97 (4)
Gunilla Andersson1:04.343:30.31 (4)
Ylva Persson59.154:29.46 (4)
52ItalyITA4:31.20
Antonella Roncelli1:06.911:06.91 (5)
Iris Corniani1:17.372:24.28 (5)
Donatella Talpo-Schiavon1:06.473:30.75 (5)
Elisabetta Dessy1:00.454:31.20 (5)
67ArgentinaARG4:41.82
Claudia Bellotto1:10.091:10.09 (6)
Patricia Spohn1:21.652:31.74 (6)
Rossana Juncos1:06.583:38.32 (6)
Susana Coppo1:03.504:41.82 (6)

Final (18 July 1976 — 19:45)

PosLaneSwimmerNOC50 mTimeExchange (Pos)
14East GermanyGDR4:07.95WR
Ulrike Richter1:02.231:02.23 (1)
Hannelore Anke1:10.152:12.38 (1)
Andrea Pollack59.533:11.91 (1)
Kornelia Ender56.044:07.95 (1)
26United StatesUSA4:14.55
Linda Jezek1:04.151:04.15 (2)
Lauri Siering1:13.652:17.80 (2)
Camille Wright1:00.643:18.44 (2)
Shirley Babashoff56.114:14.55 (2)
33CanadaCAN4:15.22
Wendy Hogg1:04.171:04.17 (3)
Robin Corsiglia1:13.162:17.33 (3)
Susan Sloan1:01.593:18.92 (3)
Anne Jardin56.304:15.22 (3)
45Soviet UnionURS4:16.05
Nadezhda Stavko1:04.541:04.54 (4)
Marina Yurchenya1:12.782:17.32 (4)
Tamara Shelofastova1:02.063:19.38 (4)
Larisa Tsaryova56.674:16.05 (4)
52NetherlandsNED4:19.93
Diane Edelijn1:05.111:05.11 (5)
Wijda Mazereeuw1:13.362:18.47 (5)
José Damen1:05.163:23.63 (5)
Enith Brigitha56.304:19.93 (5)
67Great BritainGBR4:23.25
Joy Beasley1:06.841:06.84 (6)
Maggie Kelly1:13.372:20.21 (6)
Sue Jenner1:03.533:23.74 (6)
Debbie Hill59.514:23.25 (6)
71JapanJPN4:23.47
Yoshimi Nishigawa1:01.011:01.01 (7)
Toshiko Haruoka1:20.262:21.27 (7)
Yasue Hatsuda1:02.423:23.69 (7)
Sachiko Yamazaki59.784:23.47 (7)
88AustraliaAUS4:25.91
Michelle de Vries1:06.301:06.30 (8)
Judith Hudson1:17.632:23.93 (8)
Linda Hanel1:03.433:27.36 (8)
Jenny Tate58.554:25.91 (8)