Athletics at the 1978 Commonwealth Games – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay

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The women's 4 × 100 metres relay event at the 1978 Commonwealth Games was held on 12 August at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. [1]

4 × 100 metres relay Track and field relay event covering 400 metres

The 4 × 100 metres relay or sprint relay is an athletics track event run in lanes over one lap of the track with four runners completing 100 metres each. The first runners must begin in the same stagger as for the individual 400 m race. A relay baton is carried by each runner. Prior to 2018, the baton had to be passed within a 20 m changeover box, preceded by a 10-metre acceleration zone. With a rule change effective November 1, 2017 that zone was modified to include the acceleration zone as part of the passing zone, making the entire zone 30 metres in length. The outgoing runner cannot touch the baton until it has entered the zone, the incoming runner cannot touch the baton after it has left the zone. The zone is usually marked in yellow, frequently using lines, triangles or chevrons. While the rule book specifies the exact positioning of the marks, the colors and style are only "recommended". While most legacy tracks will still have the older markings, the rule change still uses existing marks. Not all governing body jurisdictions have adopted the rule change.

Athletics at the 1978 Commonwealth Games

At the 1978 Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A total of 38 events were contested, 23 for men and 15 for women.

Commonwealth Stadium (Edmonton) Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta

Commonwealth Stadium, also known as The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium during Eskimos events, is an open-air, all-seater multipurpose stadium located in the McCauley neighbourhood of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It has a seating capacity of 55,819, making it the largest open-air stadium in Canada. It has been used for Canadian football, athletics, soccer, and rugby union, as well as concerts.

Results

RankLaneNationAthletesTimeNotes
Gold medal icon.svg7Flag of England.svg  England Beverley Goddard, Kathy Smallwood, Sharon Colyear, Sonia Lannaman 43.70
Silver medal icon.svg8Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Angela Bailey, Margaret Howe, Marjorie Bailey, Patty Loverock 44.26
Bronze medal icon.svg5Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Colleen Beazley, Denise Boyd, Lyn Jacenko, Roxanne Gelle 44.78
43Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Gail Wooten, Kim Robertson, Penny Hunt, Wendy Brown 45.06
56Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Carmeta Drummond, Dorothy Scott, Maureen Gottschalk, Normalee Murray 45.75
61Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago Esther Hope, Janice Bernard, Joanne Gardner, Marilyn Bradley 45.80
74Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland Elaine Davidson, Helen Golden, Karen Williams, Margot Wells 45.91
2Flag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia DNS

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References

  1. "Results". Archived from the original on 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2018-02-23.