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Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

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Host City: Barcelona, Spain
Venue(s): Montjuïc Olympic Stadium, Barcelona
Date Started: August 7, 1992
Date Finished: August 8, 1992

Gold: USA United States
Silver: EUN Unified Team
Bronze: NGR Nigeria
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With no East Germany and no Soviet Union, the United States was the favorite over the remnant of the USSR – the Unified Team, but also highly considered were the 1991 World Champions, Jamaica. In the final, Juliet Cuthbert, running the second leg for Jamaica, pulled a hamstring and they were out of the race. EUN anchor runner Irina Privalova took the baton one metre ahead of American Gwen Torrence but Torrence pulled ahead to give the US a very close victory.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 United States USA Gold
2 Unified Team EUN Silver
3 Nigeria NGR Bronze
4 France FRA
5 Germany GER
6 Australia AUS
AC Jamaica JAM
5 h1 r1/2 China CHN
5 h2 r1/2 Finland FIN
6 h1 r1/2 Thailand THA
6 h2 r1/2 Netherlands NED
7 h1 r1/2 Cameroon CMR
AC h2 r1/2 Cote d'Ivoire CIV