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Athletics at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games:

Women's 4 × 100 metres Relay

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Phases:

Host City: Atlanta, United States
Venue(s): Centennial Olympic Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia
Date Started: August 2, 1996
Date Finished: August 3, 1996

Gold: USA United States
Silver: BAH Bahamas
Bronze: JAM Jamaica

Summary

The United States was the heavy favorite in this race. They had won the last three Olympic gold medals, and the World Championships in 1993 and 1995. With no GDR to worry about by 1996, only Russia, second in both World Championships, was considered a challenger. But the final was much closer than expected. Russia’s Yekaterina Leshchova led on the opening leg. The 100 metre gold medalist, Gail Devers, ran the second leg but could not get ahead of Chandra Sturrup of the Bahamas. On the third leg, Inger Miller pulled ahead and Gwen Torrence anchored the US home to the gold medal. Miller was the daughter of Jamaican sprinter, Lennox Miller, who had won Olympic medals in the 1968 and 1972 100 metres.

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 United States USA Gold
2 Bahamas BAH Silver
3 Jamaica JAM Bronze
4 Russia RUS
5 Nigeria NGR
6 France FRA
7 Australia AUS
8 Great Britain GBR
3 h3 r1/2 Bulgaria BUL
4 h1 r1/2 Colombia COL
4 h2 r1/2 Thailand THA
4 h3 r1/2 Finland FIN
5 h1 r1/2 Cuba CUB
5 h3 r1/2 Canada CAN
6 h1 r1/2 United States Virgin Islands ISV
AC h1 r1/2 Antigua and Barbuda ANT
AC h1 r1/2 Cameroon CMR
AC h2 r1/2 Germany GER
AC h2 r1/2 Lesotho LES
AC h2 r1/2 Madagascar MAD
AC h3 r1/2 Saint Kitts and Nevis SKN
AC h3 r1/2 Sierra Leone SLE