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2009 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 4 × 400 metres relay

MedalistsEdit

Gold Silver Bronze
  United States (USA)
Debbie Dunn
Allyson Felix
Lashinda Demus
Sanya Richards
Natasha Hastings*
Jessica Beard*
  Jamaica (JAM)
Rosemarie Whyte
Novlene Williams-Mills
Shereefa Lloyd
Shericka Williams
Kaliese Spencer*
  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)
Lee McConnell
Christine Ohuruogu
Vicki Barr
Nicola Sanders
Jenny Meadows*

* Runners who participated in the heats only and received medals.

**Original medalists Russia forfeited results and medals as a result of disqualification of Kapachinskaya[1].

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the following records were as follows.

World record   Soviet Union (URS)
Tatyana Ledovskaya, Olga Nazarova, Mariya Pinigina, Olga Bryzgina
3:15.17 Seoul, South Korea 1 October 1988
Championship record   United States (USA)
Gwen Torrence, Jearl Miles Clark, Natasha Kaiser-Brown, Maicel Malone-Wallace
3:16.71 Stuttgart, Germany 22 August 1993
World Leading   United States (USA)
Monica Hargrove, Natasha Hastings, Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards
3:23.08 Philadelphia, United States 25 April 2009
African Record   Nigeria (NGR)
Falilat Ogunkoya, Fatima Yusuf, Olabisi Afolabi, Charity Opara
3:21.04 Atlanta, United States 3 August 1996
Asian Record   China (CHN)
An Xiaohong, Bai Xiaoyun, Cao Chunying, Ma Yuqin
3:24.28 Beijing, China 13 September 1993
North American Record   United States (USA)
Denean Howard-Hill, Diane Dixon, Valerie Brisco-Hooks, Florence Griffith-Joyner
3:15.51 Seoul, South Korea 1 October 1988
South American record   Brazil (BRA)
Lucimar Teodoro, Geisa Aparecida Coutinho, Maria Laura Almirão, Josiane Tito
3:26.82 Helsinki, Finland 13 August 2005
European Record   Soviet Union (URS)
Tatyana Ledovskaya, Olga Nazarova, Mariya Pinigina, Olga Bryzgina
3:15.17 Seoul, South Korea 1 October 1988
Oceanian Record   Australia (AUS)
Cathy Freeman, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor, Tamsyn Lewis, Nova Peris
3:23.81 Sydney, Australia 30 September 2000

No new world or championship record was set during this competition.

Qualification standardsEdit

Standard
3:31.00

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
August 22, 2009 20:15 Heats
August 23, 2009 17:50 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 3 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) advance to the final.

Rank Heat Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 2   Russia (RUS) Natalya Nazarova, Tatyana Firova, Natalya Antyukh, Lyudmila Litvinova 3:23.80 Q, SB
2 2   Jamaica (JAM) Kaliese Spencer, Shereefa Lloyd, Rosemarie Whyte, Novlene Williams-Mills 3:24.72 Q
3 2   Germany (GER) Fabienne Kohlmann, Sorina Nwachukwu, Esther Cremer, Claudia Hoffmann 3:25.08 Q, SB
4 2   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) Nicola Sanders, Vicki Barr, Jenny Meadows, Lee McConnell 3:25.23 q, SB
5 2   Cuba (CUB) Susana A. Clement, Daisurami Bonne, Zulia Calatayud, Indira Terrero 3:27.36 q, SB
6 2   Canada (CAN) Esther Akinsulie, Adrienne Power, Jenna Martin, Carline Muir 3:29.17 SB
7 1   United States (USA) Debbie Dunn, Natasha Hastings, Jessica Beard, Sanya Richards 3:29.31 Q
8 1   Nigeria (NGR) Endurance Abinuwa, Muizat Ajoke Odumosu, Josephine Ehigie, Folashade Abugan 3:29.60 Q, SB
8 1   France (FRA) Virginie Michanol, Aurélie Kamga, Symphora Béhi, Solen Désert-Mariller 3:29.60 Q, SB
10 2   Ukraine (UKR) Yuliya Baraley, Tetiana Petlyuk, Anastasiya Rabchenyuk, Antonina Yefremova 3:30.76
11 1   Australia (AUS) Pirrenee Steinert, Madeleine Pape, Caitlin Willis-Pincott, Tamsyn Lewis 3:30.80
12 1   Italy (ITA) Marta Milani, Daniela Reina, Maria Enrica Spacca, Libania Grenot 3:31.05
13 1   Brazil (BRA) Geisa Aparecida Coutinho, Emmilly Pinheiro, Sheila Ferreira, Jailma de Lima 3:31.42
14 2   Japan (JPN) Sayaka Aoki, Asami Tanno, Mayu Sato, Satomi Kubokura 3:34.46
15 1   Mexico (MEX) Alejandra Cherizola, Nallely Vela, Ruth Grajeda, Karla Dueñas 3:40.03
1   Bahamas (BAH) Sasha Rolle, Shakeitha Henfield, Rashan Brown, Katrina Seymour DQ

Key: DQ = Disqualified, Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place, SB = Seasonal best

FinalEdit

Rank Nation Athletes Time Notes
    United States (USA) Debbie Dunn, Allyson Felix, Lashinda Demus, Sanya Richards 3:17.83 WL
    Jamaica (JAM) Rosemarie Whyte, Novlene Williams-Mills, Shereefa Lloyd, Shericka Williams 3:21.15 SB
3   Russia (RUS) Anastasiya Kapachinskaya, Tatyana Firova, Lyudmila Litvinova, Antonina Krivoshapka 3:21.64 Doping
    Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) Lee McConnell, Christine Ohuruogu, Vicki Barr, Nicola Sanders 3:25.16 SB[2]
4   Germany (GER) Fabienne Kohlmann, Sorina Nwachukwu, Esther Cremer, Claudia Hoffmann 3:27.61
5   Nigeria (NGR) Endurance Abinuwa, Muizat Ajoke Odumosu, Josephine Ehigie, Folasade Abugan 3:28.55 SB
6   France (FRA) Virginie Michanol, Aurélie Kamga, Symphora Béhi, Solen Désert-Mariller 3:30.16
7   Cuba (CUB) Diosmely Peña, Daisurami Bonne, Zulia Calatayud, Indira Terrero 3:36.99

Key: SB = Seasonal best, WL = World leading (in a given season)

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