Instead of retiring after her 1988 Olympic victories, Ashford continued to train and by 1992 had qualified for the Olympic Summer Games in both the sprint and the 4 × 100 relay. On learning of her qualification, she told the press, "I don't know about you guys, but I'm excited! I'm 35. I'm not supposed to be running like this." At the 1992 Games in Barcelona, Spain, where she was referred to as "the grand old lady of track," Ashford won her fourth gold medal, in the 4 × 100 relay.