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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