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2013 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay

The women's 4 × 100 metres relay at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Luzhniki Stadium on 18 August.[1]

Women's 4 × 100 metres relay
at the 2013 World Championships
VenueLuzhniki Stadium
Dates18 August (heats & final)
Competitors76 from 19 nations
Winning time41.29
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
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In the final, Jamaica and the United States were out early, Jamaica passing first. The British team seemed to be keeping up with the leaders, passing efficiently. At the second handoff, English Gardner seemed to leave even with Schillonie Calvert, unfortunately Alexandria Anderson had not arrived with the baton yet. Gardner had to come to a complete stop at the end of the zone to wait for the baton, finally resuming with a legal handoff in dead last place. Inside of USA, France was having similar difficulties with the baton. By the final handoff, Jamaica had an 8-meter lead on the second place Russian team, Gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on the anchor pulling away and victory assured. Jamaica dominated the race finishing with a championship record 41.29. Coming down the straight, Britain's Hayley Jones was swallowed up by France's Stella Akakpo, Germany's Verena Sailer and American Octavious Freeman speeding from the back trying to make up lost ground. Freeman was able to pass three teams in the last few steps but France beat USA to the line. The French relay team members were duly presented their silver medals during the medal ceremony. After the medal ceremony, the British team filed a protest against the French team, claiming that the latter had an out-of-zone baton handover between Ayodelé Ikuesan and Myriam Soumaré. More than two hours after the race, the French relay team was officially disqualified. The French delegation appealed against their disqualification, but it was in vain. Consequently, the American team was upgraded to the silver medal and the British team received the bronze medal. Bernard Amsalem, the president of the Fédération française d'athlétisme, called the French team's disqualification "an outrage". He explained that normally the decision to disqualify a team had to be made before the medal ceremony and teams had to file protests within thirty minutes from the end of the race.[2]

Contents

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[3]

World record United States
(Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight, Carmelita Jeter)
40.82 London, United Kingdom 10 August 2012
Championship record United States
(Chryste Gaines, Marion Jones, Inger Miller, Gail Devers)
41.47 Athens, Greece 9 August 1997
World leading United States Red
(English Gardner, Octavious Freeman, Allyson Felix, Carmelita Jeter)
41.75 Monaco 19 July 2013
African record Nigeria
(Beatrice Utondu, Faith Idehen, Christy Opara-Thompson, Mary Onyali-Omagbemi)
42.39 Barcelona, Spain 7 August 1992
Asian record People's Republic of China
(Xiao Lin, Li Yali, Liu Xiaomei, Li Xuemei)
42.23 Shanghai, People's Republic of China 23 October 1997
North, Central American and Caribbean record United States
(Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight, Carmelita Jeter)
40.82 London, United Kingdom 10 August 2012
South American record Brazil
(Ana Claudia Silva, Franciela Krasucki, Evelyn dos Santos, Rosângela Santos)
42.55 London, United Kingdom 9 August 2012
European record East Germany
(Silke Gladisch-Möller, Sabine Rieger, Ingrid Auerswald-Lange, Marlies Göhr)
41.37 Canberra, Australia 6 October 1985
Oceanian record Australia
(Rachael Massey, Suzanne Broadrick, Jodi Lambert, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor)
42.99 Pietersburg, South Africa 18 March 2000

Qualification standardsEdit

Time[4]
44.00

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
18 August 2013 16:15 Heats
18 August 2013 18:10 Final

All times are local times (UTC+4)

ResultsEdit

KEY: Q Qualified q Fastest non-qualifiers NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 2 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) advanced to the final.[5]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 3 4   United States (USA) Jeneba Tarmoh, Alexandria Anderson, English Gardner, Octavious Freeman 41.82 Q
2 1 4   Jamaica (JAM) Carrie Russell, Kerron Stewart, Schillonie Calvert, Sheri-Ann Brooks 41.87 Q, SB
3 1 3   France (FRA) Céline Distel-Bonnet, Ayodelé Ikuesan, Myriam Soumaré, Stella Akakpo 42.25 Q
4 3 2   Brazil (BRA) Evelyn dos Santos, Ana Cláudia Lemos, Franciela Krasucki, Rosângela Santos 42.29 Q, AR
5 1 6   Germany (GER) Yasmin Kwadwo, Inna Weit, Tatjana Pinto, Verena Sailer 42.65 q, SB
6 2 5   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) Dina Asher-Smith, Ashleigh Nelson, Annabelle Lewis, Hayley Jones 42.75 Q
7 3 6   Russia (RUS) Olga Belkina, Natalia Rusakova, Elizaveta Savlinis, Yelena Bolsun 42.94 q, SB
8 2 7   Canada (CAN) Crystal Emmanuel, Kimberly Hyacinthe, Shai-Anne Davis, Khamica Bingham 42.99 Q, NR
9 3 3   Trinidad and Tobago (TRI) Kamaria Durant, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas, Kai Selvon 43.01 SB
10 2 2   Ukraine (UKR) Olesya Povh, Nataliya Pohrebnyak, Mariya Ryemyen, Yelyzaveta Bryzhina 43.12 [6]
11 3 7   Poland (POL) Marika Popowicz, Weronika Wedler, Ewelina Ptak, Marta Jeschke 43.18 SB
12 2 3   Switzerland (SUI) Mujinga Kambundji, Marisa Lavanchy, Ellen Sprunger, Léa Sprunger 43.21 NR
13 1 5   Netherlands (NED) Kadene Vassell, Dafne Schippers, Madiea Ghafoor, Jamile Samuel 43.26 SB
14 1 2   Dominican Republic (DOM) Mariely Sánchez, Fany Chalas, Marleni Mejia, Margarita Manzueta 43.28 NR
15 3 8   Colombia (COL) Yomara Hinestroza, Maria Alejandra Idrobo, Darlenys Obregón, Eliecith Palacios 43.65 SB
16 2 4   Italy (ITA) Audrey Alloh, Marzia Caravelli, Ilenia Draisci, Martina Amidei 44.05
17 3 5   China (CHN) Tao Yujia, Li Meijuan, Liang Xiaojing, Wei Yongli 44.22
1 7   Nigeria (NGR) Alphonsus Peace Uko, Patience Okon George, Stephanie Kalu, Regina George DQ R170.7[7]
2 6   Bahamas (BAH) Sheniqua Ferguson, Shaunae Miller, Cache Armbrister, Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie DQ R163.3(a)[8]

FinalEdit

The final was started at 18:10.[9]

Rank Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
  6   Jamaica (JAM) Carrie Russell, Kerron Stewart, Schillonie Calvert, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 41.29 CR
  5   United States (USA) Jeneba Tarmoh, Alexandria Anderson, English Gardner, Octavious Freeman 42.75
  3   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) Dina Asher-Smith, Ashleigh Nelson, Annabelle Lewis, Hayley Jones 42.87
4 1   Germany (GER) Yasmin Kwadwo, Inna Weit, Tatjana Pinto, Verena Sailer 42.90
5 2   Russia (RUS) Olga Belkina, Natalia Rusakova, Elizaveta Savlinis, Yelena Bolsun 42.93 SB
6 7   Canada (CAN) Crystal Emmanuel, Kimberly Hyacinthe, Shai-Anne Davis, Khamica Bingham 43.28
4   France (FRA) Céline Distel-Bonnet, Ayodelé Ikuesan, Myriam Soumaré, Stella Akakpo DQ R170.7[7]
8   Brazil (BRA) Evelyn dos Santos, Ana Cláudia Lemos, Franciela Krasucki, Vanda Gomes DNF

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^ "Athlétisme : cruelle issue pour Myriam Soumaré aux Mondiaux". La Gazette du Val d'Oise. 21 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Records & Lists – 5000 meters". IAAF. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  4. ^ IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 – Standards, All Russia Athletic Federation, 2012, archived from the original on 16 August 2013, retrieved 8 August 2013
  5. ^ Heats Results
  6. ^ Relay member, Yelyzaveta Bryzhina, tested positive for a prohibited substance earlier at the competition. There is no official information if the result was nullified.
  7. ^ a b Passing the baton outside the takeover zone
  8. ^ Lane infringement
  9. ^ Final Results

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