Athletics at the 1998 Commonwealth Games – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay

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The women's 4 × 100 metres relay event at the 1998 Commonwealth Games was held on 21 September on National Stadium, Bukit Jalil.

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 1998 Commonwealth Games

At the 1998 Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at the National Stadium, Bukit Jalil, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from the 16–21 September 1998.



Rank Nation Athletes Time Notes
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia Tania Van Heer, Lauren Hewitt, Nova Maree Peris-Kneebone, Sharon Cripps 43.39
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Donnette Brown, Juliet Campbell, Gillian Russell, Brigitte Foster 43.49
Flag of England.svg  England Marcia Richardson, Donna Fraser, Simmone Jacobs, Joice Maduaka 43.69
4 Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Mavis Akoto, Monica Twum, Veronica Bawuah, Vida Nsiah 43.81 SB
5 Flag of Canada.svg  Canada Keturah Anderson, Tamara Perry, Philomena Mensah, Martha Adusei 44.23
6 Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Anne-Marie Mouri, Mireille Nguimgo, Claudine Komgang, Myriam Léonie Mani 45.26