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Women, 4 x 100 m Relay
              
All records considered statistically valid, but some of them, were unratified for various reasons.
   - Record was ratified           *   - Record was repeated
Manual Timing
  55.0 Turnerbund Elbeck Hamburg GER Hamburg Jun 13, 1920
  53.9 SCC Berlin GER Dresden Aug 14, 1920
    Wolff, Utech, Birkner, Haase
  53.3 TSV München 1860 GER Dresden Aug 14, 1920
    Bauer, Rädler, Heiss, Kiessling
  53.0 TSV München 1860 GER Dresden Aug 15, 1920
    Heiss, Rädler, Bauer, Kiessling
  52.9 TSV München 1860 GER Frankfurt/Main Jun 26, 1921
    Born, Theimann, Cron, Bühlmaier
  52.1 TSV München 1860 GER Hamburg Aug 20, 1921
    Bauer, Rädler, Heiss, Kiessling
  51.8y England Paris Oct 30, 1921
    Garton, Hatt, Cast, Lines
51.4 Great Britain Paris Aug 20, 1922
    Lines, Leach, Porter, Callebout
51.0y George School USA Georgetown Jan 01, 1924
  50.2y Toronto Ladies Club Canada Toronto Sep 19, 1925
  50.2*y Great Britain Göteborg Aug 29, 1926
    Scoular, Haynes, Edwards, Thompson
  49.8y Great Britain Göteborg Aug 29, 1926
    Scoular, Haynes, Edwards, Thompson
  49.8 Germany Braunschweig Jun 10, 1928
    Kellner, Holdmann, Haux, Junker
  48.8 Germany Berlin Jul 14, 1928
    Kellner, Schmidt, Holdmann, Junker
48.4 Canada Amsterdam Aug 04, 1928
    Smith, Rosenfeld, Bell, Cook
46.9 United States Los Angeles Aug 07, 1932
    Carew, Furtsch, Rogers, Bremen
46.5 Germany Köln Jun 21, 1936
    Albus, Krauss, Dollinger, Winkels
  46.4 Germany Berlin Aug 08, 1936
    Albus, Krauss, Dollinger, Dörfeldt
46.1 Australia Helsinki Jul 27, 1952
    Johnson, de la Hunty, Cripps, Jackson
45.9 United States Helsinki Jul 27, 1952
    Faggs, Jones, Moreau, Hardy
45.9 West Germany Helsinki Jul 27, 1952
    Knab, Sander, Klein, Petersen
45.6 Soviet Union Budapest Sep 20, 1953
    Kalashnikova, Safronova, Turova, Dvalikshvili
45.6* Soviet Union Moscow Sep 11, 1955
    Polinichenko, Vinogradova, Safronova, Itkina
45.2 Soviet Union Kiev Jul 27, 1956
    Krepkina, Kosheleva, Itkina, Botskarova
45.1 Germany Dresden Sep 30, 1956
    Fisch, Köhler, Stubnick, Mayer
44.9 Australia Melbourne Dec 01, 1956
    de la Hunty, Croker, Mellor, Cuthbert
44.9 Germany Melbourne Dec 01, 1956
    Sander, Stubnick, Köhler, Mayer
44.5 Australia Melbourne Dec 01, 1956
    de la Hunty, Croker, Mellor, Cuthbert
44.4 United States Rome Sep 07, 1960
    Hudson, Williams, Jones, Rudolph
44.3 United States Moscow Jul 15, 1961
    White, Pollards, Brown, Rudolph
43.9 United States Tokyo Oct 21, 1964
    White, Tyus, White, McGuire
43.9* Soviet Union Leninakan Aug 16, 1968
    Tkatshenko, Bukharina, Poplova, Samotesova
43.6 Soviet Union Mexico City Sep 27, 1968
    Zharkova, Bukharina, Poplova, Samotesova
43.4 The Netherlands Mexico City Oct 19, 1968
    van den Berg, Sterk, Hennipman, Bakker
43.4 United States Mexico City Oct 19, 1968
    Ferrell, Bailes, Netter, Tyus
42.8 United States Mexico City Oct 20, 1968
    Ferrell, Bailes, Netter, Tyus
42.8* West Germany München Sep 10, 1972
    Krause, Mickler, Richter, Rosendahl
42.6 East Germany Potsdam Sep 01, 1973
    Kandarr, Stecher, Heinich, Selmigkeit
42.6* East Germany Berlin Aug 24, 1974
    Maletzki, Stecher, Heinich, Eckert
42.5 East Germany Rome Sep 08, 1974
    Maletzki, Stecher, Heinich, Eckert
Electronic Timing
42.51 East Germany Rome Sep 08, 1974
    Maletzki, Stecher, Heinich, Eckert
42.50 East Germany Karl-Marx-Stadt May 29, 1976
    Oelsner, Stecher, Bodendorf, Blos
42.27 East Germany Potsdam Aug 19, 1978
    Klier, Hamann, Bodendorf, Göhr
42.10 East Germany Karl-Marx-Stadt Jun 10, 1979
    Koch, Schneider, Auerswald, Göhr
42.09 East Germany Turin Aug 04, 1979
    Brehmer, Schneider, Auerswald, Göhr
42.09* East Germany Berlin Jul 09, 1980
    Müller, Vöckel, Auerswald, Göhr
41.85 East Germany Potsdam Jul 13, 1980
    Müller, Vöckel, Auerswald, Göhr
41.60 East Germany Moscow Aug 01, 1980
    Müller, Vöckel, Auerswald, Göhr
41.53 East Germany Berlin Jul 31, 1983
    Gladisch, Koch, Auerswald, Göhr
41.37 East Germany Canberra Oct 06, 1985
    Gladisch, Rieger, Auerswald, Göhr
40.82 United States London Aug 10, 2012
    T.Madison, A.Felix, B.Knight, C.Jeter