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Athletics at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Women's 4 × 400 metres Relay

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 30, 1976
Date Finished: July 31, 1976

Gold: GDR East Germany
Silver: USA United States
Bronze: URS Soviet Union

Summary

The GDR women were again favored, having won the 1974 European Championships, and were led by Christina Brehmer and Ellen Streidt, silver and bronze medalists in the 400. The final was almost a walkover as the only question was by how much the East German team would break the world record. Their final three runners posted sub-50 legs, as they ran the first time under 3:20, bringing the record down to 3:19.23. The US was second, over 30 metres down the track.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 East Germany GDR Gold WR
2 United States USA Silver
3 Soviet Union URS Bronze
4 Australia AUS
5 West Germany FRG
6 Finland FIN
7 Great Britain GBR
8 Canada CAN
5 h2 r1/2 Bulgaria BUL
6 h2 r1/2 Belgium BEL
AC h1 r1/2 Jamaica JAM