Athletics at the 1948 Summer Olympics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay

The women's 4 × 100 metres relay event at the 1948 Olympic Games took place on August 7. The Dutch team won with a time of 47.5.[1]

Women's 4 × 100 metres relay
at the Games of the XIV Olympiad
DatesAugust 7 (heats & final)
Competitors from 11 nations
Teams11
Winning time47.5
Medalists
Xenia Stad-de Jong
Netty Witziers-Timmer
Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs
Fanny Blankers-Koen
 Netherlands
Shirley Strickland
June Maston
Betty McKinnon
Joyce King
 Australia
Viola Myers
Nancy Mackay
Diane Foster
Patricia Jones
 Canada

Records

Prior to the competition, the existing World and Olympic records were as follows.

World record
Olympic record
 Germany
(Emmy Albus, Marie Dollinger, Ilse Dörffeldt, Käthe Krauß)
46.4 Berlin, Germany 8 August 1936

Schedule

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Saturday, 7 August 194815:15Round 1
Saturday, 7 August 194816:40Final

Results

Round 1

Round 1 took place on 7 August. The first two teams from each heat advanced to the final.

Heat 1

Rank Nation Competitors Time Notes
1 CanadaDiane Foster, Patricia Jones, Nancy Mackay, Viola Myers47.9Q
2 AustraliaJoyce King, June Maston, Betty McKinnon, Shirley Strickland48.0Q
3 FranceRosine Faugouin, Jeanine Moussier, Liliane Sprécher, Jeanine Toulouse48.1
4 BrazilBenedicta de Oliveira, Melânia Luz, Gertrudes Morg, Lucila Pini49.0

Heat 2

Rank Nation Competitors Time Notes
1 Great BritainMaureen Gardner, Dorothy Manley, Muriel Pletts, Margaret Walker48.4Q
2 AustriaGrete Jenny, Maria Oberbreyer, Grete Pavlousek, Elfriede Steurer50.0Q
3 ChileMarion Huber, Betty Kretschmer, Adriana Millard, Annegret Weller-Schneider51.5
4 ItalyMirella Avalle, Anna Maria Cantù, Marcella Jeandeau, Liliana TagliaferriDNF

Heat 3

Rank Nation Competitors Time Notes
1 NetherlandsFanny Blankers-Koen, Xenia Stad-de Jong, Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs, Netti Witziers-Timmer47.6Q
2 DenmarkBente Bergendorff, Grethe Lovsø Nielsen, Birthe Nielsen, Hilde Nissen48.1Q
3 United StatesNell Jackson, Theresa Manuel, Mickey Patterson, Mabel Walker48.5

Final

Rank Nation Competitors Time Notes
 NetherlandsFanny Blankers-Koen, Xenia Stad-de Jong, Gerda van der Kade-Koudijs, Netti Witziers-Timmer47.5
 AustraliaJoyce King, June Maston, Betty McKinnon, Shirley Strickland47.6
 CanadaDiane Foster, Patricia Jones, Nancy Mackay, Viola Myers47.8
4 Great BritainMaureen Gardner, Dorothy Manley, Muriel Pletts, Margaret Walker48.0
5 DenmarkBente Bergendorff, Grethe Lovsø Nielsen, Birthe Nielsen, Hilde Nissen48.2
6 AustriaGrete Jenny, Maria Oberbreyer, Grete Pavlousek, Elfriede Steurer49.2

Wind: 0.2 m/s

References

  1. "Athletics at the 1948 London Summer Games: Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
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