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Swimming at the 1976 Montréal Summer Games:

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

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Host City: Montréal, Canada
Venue(s): Olympic Pool, Montréal, Québec
Date Started: July 18, 1976
Date Finished: July 18, 1976

Gold: GDR East Germany
Silver: USA United States
Bronze: CAN Canada


East German women would win the 100 metre freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly events in Montréal, and they brought out those swimmers for the medley relay. It resulted in a crushing victory over the United States, as the GDR recorded a time of 4:07.95, a full 5½ seconds better than the listed world record, and 6.6 seconds ahead of the Americans. On each leg of the race, the fastest time was set by one of the East German swimmers.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 East Germany GDR Gold
2 United States USA Silver
3 Canada CAN Bronze
4 Soviet Union URS
5 Netherlands NED
6 Great Britain GBR
7 Japan JPN
8 Australia AUS
3 h1 r1/2 Spain ESP
4 h1 r1/2 Puerto Rico PUR
4 h2 r1/2 France FRA
4 h3 r1/2 Sweden SWE
5 h2 r1/2 Belgium BEL
5 h3 r1/2 Italy ITA
6 h2 r1/2 Venezuela VEN
6 h3 r1/2 Argentina ARG
AC h1 r1/2 West Germany FRG DQ