| Athletics at the|
2010 Commonwealth Games
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men||women|
| 3000 m|
|4×100 m relay||men||women|
|4×400 m relay||men||women|
|20 km walk||men||women|
|100 m (T37)||women|
|100 m (T46)||men|
|1500 m (T54)||men||women|
The Women's 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2010 Commonwealth Games as part of the athletics programme was held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Tuesday 12 October 2010.
|World Record||41.37||Canberra, Australia||6 October 1985|
|Games Record||42.44||Manchester, England||2002|
|4||Katherine Endacott, Montell Douglas, Laura Turner, Abiodun Oyepitan||44.19|
|8||Rosina Amenebede, Elizabeth Amolofo, Beatrice Gyaman, Janet Amponsah||45.24|
|2||Sathi Geetha, Srabani Nanda, P.K. Priya, Hiriyur Jyothi||45.25|
|4||7||Seun Adigun, Comfort Onyali, Josephine Ehigie, Agnes Osazuwa||48.87|
|–||6||Andrea Bliss, Shanna Thomas, Audria Segree, Dominique Blake||DSQ|
|–||3||Mahriam Kamara, Rebecca Ansumana, Leticia Macauley, Michaela Kargbo||DSQ|
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