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1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles - Women's 4 x 400 m

 

 

Host City: Los Angeles, United States Format: Top three in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 10, 1984  
Date Finished: August 11, 1984  
(Competitors: 47; Countries: 10; Finalists: 32/8)  
    Venue(s): Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Overview by IAAF    1984_olympic_stadium.jpg
With a time of 3:22.82, the USA were almost four seconds faster than any other team in the heats. However, they trailed Canada in the final after the first leg as Crooks ran 50.30 to take a 2m advantage into the second leg. Sherri Howard, who had run a good 49.93 in the heats, did much better in the final taking the lead at 600m and zipping away from Killingbeck, despite the latter’s good 50.22, to clock 48.83. Brisco- Hooks extended the lead by more than 10m with her 49.23, and Cheeseborough ran 49.73 to help the US break the GDR’s Olympic record, clocking the second-fastest time ever.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
With the Soviet Union and the GDR not competing, there was really nobody to challenge the United States, who had placed three runners in the 400 metre final. There were only 10 teams entered so the heats served only to eliminate two squads. In the final, the US won easily by 30 metres over Canada, breaking the Olympic record set by the GDR in 1980.
 

Records

These were the standing World and Olympic records (in seconds) prior to the 1984 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3:15.92 East GermanyGesine Walther
East GermanySabine Busch
East GermanyDagmar Rübsam
East Germany Marita Koch
Erfurt (GDR) June 3, 1984
Olympic Record 3:19.23 East Germany Doris Maletzki
East Germany Brigitte Rohde
East Germany Ellen Streidt
East Germany Christina Lathan
Montreal (CAN) July 31, 1976
 
        Results        
 
4 x 400 m Women     Final 11 August      
                 
Rank Mark     Team Country NOC   Records
1 3.18.29     Lillie Leatherwood, Sherri Howard, Valerie Brisco-Hooks, Chandra Cheeseborough United States USA    
2 3.21.21     Charmaine Crooks, Jillian Richardson Briscoe, Molly Killingbeck, Marita Payne Canada CAN   NR
3 3.22.98     Heike Schulte-Mattler GER, Heide-Elke Gaugel GER, Gaby Bussmann GER West Germany FRG    
4 3.25.51     Michelle Scutt, Helen Burkart SUI, Gladys Taylor, Joslyn Hoyte-Smith Great Britain GBR    
5 3.27.51     Ilrey Oliver, Cynthia Green, Cathy Rattray-Williams, Grace Jackson Small Jamaica JAM    
6 3.30.82     Patrizia Lombardo, Cosetta Campana, Marisa Masullo, Erika Rossi Italy ITA    
7 3.32.49     Manathoor Valsamma, Vandana Rao, Shiny Wilson, P.T. Usha India IND    
4 x 400 m Women     Heat 1 10 August      
                 
Rank Mark     Team Country NOC   Records
1 3.22.82     Lillie Leatherwood, Sherri Howard, Diane Dixon, Denean Howard-Hill United States USA    
2 3.26.56     Ilrey Oliver, Cathy Rattray-Williams, Andrea Thomas, Grace Jackson Small Jamaica JAM    
3 3.27.68     Michelle Scutt, Helen Burkart SUI, Gladys Taylor, Joslyn Hoyte-Smith Great Britain GBR    
4 3.33.85     Manathoor Valsamma, Vandana Rao, Shiny Wilson, P.T. Usha India IND    
5 3.37.39     Evelyn Mathieu, Madeline de Jesus, Angelita Lind, Marie Lande Mathieu Puerto Rico PUR    
4 x 400 m Women     Heat 2 10 August      
                 
Rank Mark     Team Country NOC   Records
1 3.32.55     Patrizia Lombardo, Cosetta Campana, Giuseppina Cirulli, Erika Rossi Italy ITA    
2 3.33.63     Christina Sussiek GER, Heike Schulte-Mattler GER, Nicole Leistenschneider GER, Gaby Bussmann GER West Germany FRG    
3 3.33.78     Dana Wright, Jillian Richardson Briscoe, Charmaine Crooks, Marita Payne Canada CAN    
4 3.39.32     Jocelyn Joseph, Ruperta Charles, Monica Stevens, Laverne Bryan Antigua and Barbuda ANT   NR
5 3.40.38     Martha Appiah, Mercy Addy, Grace Bakari Ghana GHA    
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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