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List of all Olympics Women's 4 x 400 Meter Relay winners including gold, silver and bronze medalists.

Women's 4 x 400 Meter Relay

The 4x400 meter relay event for women entered the Olympics at the 1972 Munich Summer Games. Since then, it has been the part of Olympics athletics schedule. Traditionally, the 4x400 meter relay event has been the last event of a track meet. The event is exciting because the race lead can change hands frequently. The event is quite from individual 400 m performances.
Rules and Regulations

  • Every team is allowed to have two substitutes.
  • The baton can be passed to a team-mate only in the take-over zone.
  • The sprinters are not permitted to move about their respective lanes after handing over and receiving the baton.
  • Clear marks at every 100 meter on the track denote the distance ran in each phase.
  • The baton carried by the sprinter is passed to the fellow athletes in the take over zone which is 20 meter long. The zone is marked in blue lines.
  • The athletes can break their lanes after covering a certain distance in every leg.
  • Causing obstruction in the race can lead to disqualification.
  • The athletes are not allowed to leave the track during the race.
  • The runners can be disqualified after two false starts.
  • Athletes who fail to reach the finishing line are not given any credit.
  • A team can also be disqualified for losing the baton.

Dominating Country
The US teams have been dominating in the event. However, they have been traditionally challenged by British and Jamaican teams.

Top Performers
Top performers in 4x400 meter relay event for women are Yelena Ruzina, Mariya Pinigina, Tatyana Ledovskaya, Chandra Cheeseborough, Tatyana Goistchik, Tatyana Prorochenko, Christina Brehmer, Olga Nazarova, Lyudmila Dzhigalova, Olga Zaytseva, Olga Kotlyarova, Yuliya Gushchina, Irina Nazarova, Ellen Streidt, Brigitte Rohde,Valerie Brisco-Hooks, Sherri Howard, Lillie Leatherwood, Olesya Krasnomovets, Monique Hennagan, Sanya Richards, Monique Henderson, DeeDee Trotter, LaTasha Colander, Marion Jones, Jearl Miles-Clark, Kim Graham, Maicel Malone-Wallace, Rochelle Stevens, Olga Bryzgina, and Nina Zyuskova.


Women's 4 x 400 Meter Relay Winners at Olympics

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1972 Monika Zehrt, Dagmar Käsling, Rita Kühne, and Helga Seidler
East Germany
Mable Fergerson, Kathy Hammond, Madeline Manning-Jackson, and Cheryl Toussaint
United States
Inge Bödding, Hildegard Falck, Anette Rückes, and Rita Wilden
West Germany
1976 Doris Maletzki, Brigitte Rohde, Ellen Streidt, Christina Brehmer
East Germany
Rosalyn Bryant, Sheila Ingram, Pamela Jiles, and Debra Sapenter
United States
Lyudmila Aksyonova, Nadezhda Ilyina, Inta Klimovica and Natalya Sokolova
Soviet Union
1980 Prorochenko, Goyshchik, Zyuskova and Nazarova
Soviet Union
Barbara Krug, Gabriele Löwe, Christina Lathan, Marita Koch
East Germany
Donna Hartley, Joslyn Hoyte-Smith, Linsey MacDonald, and Michelle Probert
Great Britain
1984 Valerie Brisco-Hooks, Chandra Cheeseborough, Sherri Howard, and Lillie Leatherwood
United States
Charmaine Crooks, Jillian Richardson, Molly Killingbeck, and Marita Payne
Canada
Gaby Bußmann, Heide-Elke Gaugel, Heike Schulte-Mattler, and Ute Thimm
West Germany
1988 Olga Bryzgina, Tatyana Ledovskaya, Olga Nazarova and Mariya Pinigina
Soviet Union
Valerie Brisco-Hooks, Florence Griffith-Joyner, Denean Howard-Hill, and Diane Dixon
United States
Dagmar Neubauer-Rübsam, Sabine Busch, Kirsten Emmelmann and Petra Müller
East Germany
1992 Liliya NURUTDINOVA, Lyudmila DZHIGALOVA, Marina CHMONINA, Olga BRYZGINA, Olga NAZAROVA, Yelena RUZINA
Unified Team
Gwen Torrence, Natasha Kaiser, Jearl Miles, Rochelle Stevens, Denean Hill (heats), and Dannette Young (heats)
United States
Sandra Douglas, Sally Gunnell, Phylis Smith, Jennifer Stoute
Great Britain
1996 Kim Graham, Maicel Malone, Jearl Miles, Rochelle Stevens, and Linetta Wilson (heats)
United States
Falilat Ogunkoya, Bisi Afolabi, Fatima Yusuf and Charity Opara
Nigeria
Grit Breuer, Linda Kisabaka, Uta Rohländer, and Anja Rücker
Germany
2000 Andrea Anderson, LaTasha Colander, Monique Hennagan, Jearl Miles Clark[a]
United States
Catherine Scott-Pomales, Deon Hemmings, Sandie Richards, Lorraine Graham, Charmaine Howell (heats), and Michelle Burgher (heats)
Jamaica
Svetlana Goncharenko, Olga Kotlyarova, Natalya Nazarova, Irina Privalova, Yuliya Sotnikova, Olesya Zykina
Russia
2004 Monique Henderson, Monique Hennagan, Moushaumi Robinson, Sanya Richards, Dee Dee Trotter
United States
Natalya Antyukh, Tatyana Firova, Natalya Ivanova, Olesya Krasnomovets, Natalya Nazarova, Olesya Zykina
Russia
Michelle Burgher, Nadia Davy, Sandie Richards, Ronetta Smith, Novlene Williams
Jamaica
2008 Allyson Felix, Natasha Hastings, Monique Henderson, Sanya Richards, Mary Wineberg
United States
Yuliya GushRussia, Ludmila Litvinova, Tatyana Firova, Anastasiya Kapachinskaya, Yelena Migunova, Tatyana Veshkurova
Russia
Bobby-Gaye Wilkins, Shereefa Lloyd, Rosemarie Whyte, Novlene Williams, Shericka Williams
Jamaica
2012 Keshia Baker, Diamond Dixon, Allyson Felix, Francena McCorory, Sanya Richards-Ross, DeeDee Trotter
United States
Natalya Antyukh, Tatyana Firova, Yuliya GushRussia, Anastasiya Kapachinskaya, Antonina Krivoshapka, Natalya Nazarova
Russia
Christine Day, Shereefa Lloyd, Rosemarie Whyte, Shericka Williams, Novlene Williams-Mills
Jamaica
2016 Tianna Bartoletta
Allyson Felix
English Gardner
Tori Bowie, Courtney Okolo, Natasha Hastings, Phyllis Francis, Allyson Felix
United States, United States
Christania Williams
Elaine Thompson
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Stephenie Ann McPherson, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, Shericka Jackson, Novlene Williams-Mills
Jamaica, Jamaica
Asha Philip
Desiree Henry
Dina Asher-Smith
Daryll Neita, Eilidh Doyle, Anyika Onuora, Emily Diamond, Christine Ohuruogu
Great Britain, Great Britain