1988 Olympic Women’s 4×100 Relay – BEST RELAY FINISH EVER!!

1988 Olympic Women’s 4×100 Relay – BEST RELAY FINISH EVER!!


The United States knew who they would count on in the 4×100 relay final but such was not the case in the earlier
heats. Ashford: We thought some people were supposed to be out at the track to warmup and evidently there was some confusion about who should be where and when, so, you people just don’t know how lucky we were to get that stick around today, I’m telling you. Along with the 100 meter gold and silver medalists, the U.S. quartet included Alice Brown and Sheila Echols. Alice Brown to Sheila Echols who you see here then to Flo Jo, Florence Griffith-Joyner and then handing off to Evelyn Ashford who will anchor. Here we go, they’re in the blocks. Lane 2 is open, Jamaica has scratched (Starting gun fires) Alice Brown closing the stagger on Bulgaria
she is burning up the turn! here’s the pass
it’s a good one! there’s 1 down, 2 to go Much better than in the semifinal this is the critical pass for the U.S. will Flo Jo start out fast enough EXCELLENT! but they’re behind at this point that’s East Germany! to Evelyn! Marlies Goehr is anchoring and here come the Soviets! East Germany! HERE COMES EVELYN ASHFORD!! SHE DOES IT!! oh and she wipes her brow…she’s glad
that’s over Alice Brown gets out very well, in fact I
think she had the fastest first leg so she passed off to Sheila Echols very,
very well this was a good pass: out, in, boom and that was a critical pass
now Sheila can run and really concentrate on Florence taking off.
And Florence much improved pass between Sheila Echols and Florence here, got the
stick and just took off. But look at the East Germans.. Florence was behind and
the U.S. was going to be behind with the hand off Evelyn Ashford is going “oh
please don’t let me be too far behind” and for Evelyn, the anchor of her life. That pass was not a work of art, but that was a wonderful straightaway. And then this pass Florence Griffith-Joyner had regained some of what was lost
good pass that was a very good pass Evelyn is a good relay runner she just
held back her hand, didn’t move it, waited for the baton to be put in her hand and
then grabbed it. She didn’t even try to move it around wherever she could get it
and hold on to it that’s it. You don’t waste time. And she relaxes and drives
through the finish—she wanted that look at the look on her face.

100 Replies to “1988 Olympic Women’s 4×100 Relay – BEST RELAY FINISH EVER!!”

  1. If you're reading this and you are a documentary maker, please please do a documentary on Evelyn Ashford. This lady deserves one!

    Too bad they didn't make a ThunderCats movie back in the 1980s. Evelyn Ashford definitely would have been Cheetara. Slim build, smooth form and of course, speed!

    In fact, I feel Cheetara should have been based on Ashford and she should have voiced the character!

  2. Alice Brown and Evelyn Ashford were the true keys to America's victory and gold medal. Nicely done ladies… U-S-A ?

  3. Tokyo strikes back (KOR)

    July 02,2019

    Tokyo is about to take retaliatory action against South Korea for Supreme Court rulings demanding Japanese companies compensate individuals forced to work during World War II. 

    According to a Sankei Shimbun report, the Japanese government will impose restriction on Japanese exports to South Korea of three key materials used in smartphones, displays and semiconductors from July 4. 

    Tokyo is aiming straight at Korea’s mainstay exports. Japan will stop preferential treatment for the three key materials bound for South Korea, requiring exporters to seek permission every time they ship items to South Korea. 

    Tokyo has not confirmed the report. But its plausibility is high, given the cold response Tokyo showed to South Korea’s president last week at the Group of 20 (G-20) summit in Osaka, Japan and to a team of Korean lawmakers visiting in May. Underscoring the icy ties, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe greeted Korean President Moon Jae-in with just an eight-second handshake at the G-20 summit. 

    Damage to Korean companies is inevitable. Tokyo wants to bully its way forward by hurting Korean companies instead of dealing with the matter directly with Seoul. 
    Some think Tokyo has decided on retaliatory action for political gain ahead of July 21 upper house elections. 

    But economic retaliation could backfire on Japan. Losing Korean clients, who are the world’s largest in chip and display production, could boomerang on Japanese suppliers. The two countries rely on one another in complicated supply chains. 

    Over the last decade, companies in the two countries have been engaged in over 100 overseas resource developments. Any fissures in those long-held partnerships would only benefit rivals in other countries. 

    Business relationships must remain intact regardless of diplomatic friction. The Japanese government must not make a mistake out of shortsightedness. The Korean government must make extra efforts to restore the relationship and protect economic cooperation. 

    JoongAng Ilbo, July

  4. 65. 다시 새로운 생명으로 바뀌기 까지/강혜선  그러기에 연세 드신 분은 다시 창조된다는 생각을 하셔야합니다. 그러기에 자식 이기는 부모가 없다는 것입니다. 우리 연로하신 조상님 섭섭하게 여기지 마셔야 합니다. 남편과 마누라, 아들딸들, 모든 주변과 모든 국가와 전쟁을 하지 않을 때까지, 또 다시 죽고 또 다시 죽어서 새로운 접붙임을 받아 새로 창조가 되어 태어 날것입니다. 지금의 모든 나라가 일어나고 있는 모든 경제전쟁. 전쟁의 무기를 만들지 않고 사람을 죽이려고 만드는 무기를 없애고 각 나라의 군인과 군대가 사라질 때까지 되풀이 되어야 하고, 모든 복수가 사라지고 소멸 되면 악이 없는 나라로 창조되고 전쟁이 없는 나라, 죽음이 없는 나라로 건설되는 것입니다. 지금 많은 각 종교, 각 교육, 모든 과학이 갓난 아이 부터 최고의 노인까지 모두가 세상을 아주 세밀하게 알아가는 과정이며 앞으로 모든 악이 소멸되고 모든 저주가 소멸되고 모든 죽음이 소멸될 때까지 전 세계역사는 정화시켜 나갈 것입니다.  나 한사람을 멸시하지 않고 무시하지 않고 나 자신을 아주아주 소중히 여길 줄 아는 사람이 되어야 하겠죠. 사람의 명줄은 우리가 헤아릴 수 없을 만큼 살수가 있습니다. 사람의 생명은 하늘과 해와 달과 별들, 땅과 바다 우주 만물이 없어질 때까지 살 수 있습니다. 죽을 수밖에 없었던 이유는 매일 같이 분초가 멀다하고 싸우고 전쟁치고 사람을 죽이는 연구하고, 어떻게 하면 저 사람을 죽일까, 어떻게 하면 복수를 할까, 이런 마음을 먹고 조금만 잘못하면 죽이려고 하고, 복수하려고 보복 하려고 하기 때문에 죽을 수밖에 없었습니다. 어떤 한사람이 저사람 죽었으면 좋겠다고 하면 죽습니다. 죽는 그 사람 역시 죽으면서 죽었으면 좋겠다고 하는, 한 사람을 끌고 갑니다.  우리는 생명이 백세 안에 죽는 것이 당연한 것으로 여겨 왔고 또 모두가 그렇게 알고 있습니다. 지금은 모든 인류가 뭔가가 있지 싶은데, 뭔가가 나오지 싶은데, 하고 모두가 좋은 소식이 나오기를 바라고 기다리고 있습니다. 기다리고 사모하였기에 이렇게 우리가 병들지 않고, 아프지 않고, 고통 받지 않고, 영원히 살 수 있는 비밀이?나 외에 다른 사람이 어떠한 일을 해도 어떠한 나쁜 짓을 해도, 도둑질. 강도짓을 해도, 살인을 해도, 그 일에 간섭도 흉도 보지 말아야 내가 살아가는데 장애물이 가로막지 못합니다. 사람의 영들은 온 누리에 가득 있습니다. 길을 가다가 돌부리에 받혀 넘어져도 이유가 있습니다.  그 날 그날 일어나는 일들이 전부 나의 잘못으로 일어나고 길을 갈 때도 그 길이 나쁘다고 해도 그 길이 듣고 나에게 화를 입게 합니다. 그리고 농사를 지으면서 밭이나, 논에 흠과 티를 잡고 그 땅을 불평하면 그 땅에 수확이 나지 않게 합니다. 그 땅에서 싸워도 농사가 되지 않습니다. 농사 치워야지, 장사 때려 치워야지, 이 직장 더러워서 못해 먹겠네, 하면 못하게 됩니다.  내가 꼭 하고 싶은 것을 해야 한다고 마음먹으면 꼭 됩니다. 남을 탓하고 미워하고 불평하고 원망하는 이런 마음을 버리고 내가 해야 할 목표를 세워 꼭 이루겠다고 생각하면 꼭 하게 됩니다. 직장이 되지 않는 사람은 전부 누구누구 핑계를 되면서 부모 탓, 형제 탓, 주변 탓을 하고 못 사는 것도 전부 너 때문에 너 때문에 합니다.  이런 사람은 항상 너 때문이란 장애물이 길을 가로 막아 지나갈 수가 없습니다. 그리고 모든 핑계를 하면 핑계 제목이 다 듣고 나타나서 내 앞을 가로 막아 섭니다. 그러기에 어떤 일을 하는 데 너 때문에, 란 말을 하면 내 앞에서 절대 지나가지 못하게 합니다. 원망을 하면 원망이 내 앞에 가로막고 비방을 하면 비방이 내 앞을 가로막고, 흉을 보면 흉이 내 앞을 가로막고, 미워하면 미움이 내 앞을 가로막고, 저주를 하면 저주가 내 앞을 가로막고, 복수해야지 하면 복수가 내 앞을 가로막고, 내 앞길을 이모두가 가로막고 있으니 일이 잘 될 일도 되지 않고 벗겨낼 수가 없습니다. 이것을 벗겨 내려면 큰 고통을 받아야 벗겨 냅니다.
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  5. I remember this race and Evelyn Ashford has always been my favorite… I used to run the 4×100 relay, I was the anchor also and seeing this just brings back good times… ALL of these ladies did their thing!!!!

  6. Not the best 4×100 by USA compared to 2012 Olympic , they broke the 27 years old Olympic World Record of 41.37 sec. to 40.82 sec.

  7. That was a poor exchange between Evelyn and Flo Jo but wow, what an anchor leg! The East Germans were doped up the eyeballs too so that makes Evelyn's run even better.

  8. @2:51 the flag waving and Evelyn Ashford running down the Germans was picture perfect ! God I love this country ! USA !

  9. The Last Duel Between Ashford & Gohr ?

    The Iron Curtain Fell, The GDR reintegrated into West Germany and their State Sponsored Drug Program dissovled along with Gohr, Moeller ect careers. A Fascinating Era.

  10. one reason I fell in love with track n field was because of the ONE N ONLY Florence…. running like gazelle and her hair just floating in the air….

  11. My gosh these ladies just take off like Thomson gazelles…. Love watching Mrs Florence run… she just takes off n her hair floating in the air

  12. Evelyn Ashford was the best natural sprinter of her time. Flo-Jo never beat Ashford until Flo-Jo suddenly gained a lot of muscle and speed. Makes you think what could it be that Joyner was doing to run so fast in 1988 that she still holds the world record? We all know what she did and that wasn’t fair to Evelyn, though so happy she ran the the final leg.

  13. Yo, she had to work extra hard because of that bad last pass between herself and Joyner. Also took her out so you know it messed up her acceleration, amazing. They all did their thing though, great race ladies.

  14. Evelyn ran a great leg but the way Flo Jo ran up on her either would dominated that anchor.. There was a lot of talent on the track that day.. And they did well because those where the days where E Germany and Russia where taking PEDs to another level.

  15. Evelyn Ashford comes from behind to win this race in every alternate timeline. Her will to victory is the only constant.

  16. ALK PARTICIPANTS/PLAYERS IS STAMINA FULL, PRACTICE FULL, TECHNICAL FULL, POWERFUL FULL AND STRONG……….
    BUT WINER IS WONDERFUL…….

  17. Some things in life you simply never tire of, like eating your mom's specialty dish, date night with that special one, or a certain song where the magic never fades no matter how much you hear it. This footage continues to thrill every time I watch it.

  18. This is when Europeans (whites) stopped a lot of Africans (blacks) from entering Universities/colleges and they couldn’t compete on a world wide level

  19. That was one of the gutsiest races of a lifetime. What a relay team the Americans had. I think it was the best ever!

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