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Athletics at the 1928 Amsterdam Summer Games:

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Athletics at the 1928 Summer Games: Next Summer Games

Events:
Phases:

Host City: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam
Date Started: August 4, 1928
Date Finished: August 5, 1928

Gold: CAN Canada
Silver: USA United States
Bronze: GER Germany

Summary

The Canadian team ran an unratified world record of 49.3 in the heats. In the final, the US team took the early lead, but Canada pulled even at the first exchange. With the US having Betty Robinson, the 100 metre gold medalist, on the anchor leg, the Americans had some hope, but Myrtle Cook took the baton with a three-metre lead, and she held on comfortably to give Canada a gold medal in world record time.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Canada CAN Gold WR
2 United States USA Silver
3 Germany GER Bronze
4 France FRA
5 Netherlands NED
6 Italy ITA
4 h1 r1/2 Sweden SWE
4 h2 r1/2 Belgium BEL