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Athletics at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games:

Women's 4 × 400 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: EUN Unified Team
Silver: USA United States
Bronze: GBR Great Britain

Summary

East Germany had won the 1990 European Championships, while the Soviet Union had won the 1991 World Championships, but neither team was around in 1992. The Soviet Union remnant of the Unified Team, however, had all of the top former Soviet runners. The Unifieds and the United States were considered favorites, with the US running the fastest time in the heats with 3:22.29. As in 1988, the former Soviets Olga Nazarova and Olga Bryzgina led the team, with Bryzgina again running the anchor. The US led by less than a metre at the final exchange, but Bryzgina pulled ahead of US anchor Rochelle Stevens, but only in the final straight, to win the gold medal, with the US second and Great Britain getting the bronze.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 Unified Team EUN Gold
2 United States USA Silver
3 Great Britain GBR Bronze
4 Canada CAN
5 Jamaica JAM
6 Germany GER
7 Australia AUS
8 Portugal POR
5 h1 r1/2 Hungary HUN
5 h2 r1/2 Switzerland SUI
6 h1 r1/2 Thailand THA
6 h2 r1/2 Spain ESP
7 h2 r1/2 Bolivia BOL
AC h1 r1/2 Cuba CUB