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Athletics At the 2008 Summer Olympics %E2%80%93 Women's 4 %C3%97 100 Metres Relay
Women's 4 × 100 metres relay
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates21 August 2008 (heats)
22 August 2008 (final)
Teams16
Winning time42.54
Medalists

The women's 4 × 100 metres relay event at the 2008 Olympic Games took place on 21 and 22 August at the Beijing Olympic Stadium.[1]

There were 16 NOCs competing at this event. These 16 NOCs were selected by the average of the two best marks at the qualifying period. Finland and Cuba were qualified but withdrew and were replaced by Thailand and Nigeria.[1]

In 2016, the victorious Russian relay team was disqualified for doping, as Yuliya Chermoshanskaya had her samples reanalyzed and tested positive for two prohibited substances.[2]

Records

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

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

Qualification summary

Pos NOC 2 races 1 2
Total Average
1  United States 84.22 42.11 41.98 42.24
2  Jamaica 84.71 42.36 42.01 42.70
3  Russia 85.58 42.79 42.78 42.80
4  Belgium 85.60 42.80 42.75 42.85
5  Great Britain 85.69 42.85 42.82 42.87
6  Germany 86.25 43.13 43.08 43.17
7  Ukraine 86.43 43.22 43.03 43.40
8  Belarus 86.46 43.23 43.16 43.30
9  Italy 86.48 43.24 43.04 43.44
10  France 86.58 43.29 43.09 43.49
11  China 86.65 43.33 43.26 43.39
12  Poland 86.78 43.39 43.25 43.53
--  Finland 86.89 43.45 43.41 43.48
13  Brazil 86.90 43.45 43.36 43.54
14  Trinidad and Tobago 87.19 43.60 43.43 43.76
--  Cuba 87.26 43.63 43.46 43.80
15  Thailand 87.30 43.65 43.38 43.92
16  Nigeria 87.37 43.69 43.58 43.79
Reserves
17  Australia 87.53 43.77 43.62 43.91
18  Japan 87.60 43.80 43.67 43.93
18  Ghana 87.60 43.80 43.76 43.84

Results

All times shown are in seconds.

  • Q denotes automatic qualification.
  • q denotes fastest losers.
  • DNS denotes did not start.
  • DNF denotes did not finish.
  • DSQ denotes disqualified
  • AR denotes area record.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season's best.

Round 1

First 3 in each heat(Q) and the next 2 fastest(q) advance to the Final.

Final

References

Notes
  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved .
  2. ^ IOC sanctions Yulia Chermoshanskaya for failing anti-doping test at Beijing 2008
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