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2015 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

The men's 4 × 100 metres relay at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Beijing National Stadium on 29 August.[1][2]

Men's 4 × 100 metres relay
at the 2015 World Championships
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates29 August (heats & final)
Competitors58 from 14 nations
Winning time37.36
Medalists
gold medal    Jamaica
silver medal    China
bronze medal    Canada
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Contents

SummaryEdit

HeatsEdit

Jamaica ran Rasheed Dwyer to rest Usain Bolt in the heats. The United States employed a rare strategy of running the main team and not resting any runners.

The US won the first heat with Great Britain second while resting Chijindu Ujah. Jamaica won the second heat. China set an Asian Continental Record in their heat.

Final raceEdit

The United States managed a clean handoff two times between Trayvon Bromell, Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay, while Jamaica stiff between Nesta Carter and Asafa Powell.[3]Around the final turn, Nickel Ashmeade made up ground on Gay. The final baton change between Mike Rodgers and Tyson Gay was completed outside the changeover zone and the American team was disqualified.[4]

Jamaica won, with China second and Canada third. Britain did not finish after failing to complete the final baton change.[5][6]

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[7]

World record   Jamaica
(Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt)
36.84 London, Great Britain 11 August 2012
Championship record   Jamaica
(Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt)
37.04 Daegu, South Korea 4 September 2011
World Leading   United States
(Mike Rodgers, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, Ryan Bailey)
37.38 Nassau, Bahamas 2 May 2015
African Record   Nigeria
(Osmond Ezinwa, Olapade Adeniken, Francis Obikwelu, Davidson Ezinwa)
37.94 Athens, Greece 9 August 1997
Asian Record   China
(Chen Shiwei, Xie Zhenye, Su Bingtian, Zhang Peimeng)
37.99 Incheon, South Korea 29 August 2014
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Jamaica
(Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt)
36.84 London, Great Britain 11 August 2012
South American Record   Brazil
(Vicente de Lima, Édson Ribeiro, André da Silva, Claudinei da Silva)
37.90 Sydney, Australia 30 September 2000
European Record   Great Britain
(Jason Gardener, Darren Campbell, Marlon Devonish, Dwain Chambers)
37.73 Sevilla, Spain 29 August 1999
Oceanian record   Australia
(Paul Henderson, Tim Jackson, Steve Brimacombe, Damien Marsh)
38.17 Gothenburg, Sweden 12 August 1995
  Australia
(Anthony Alozie, Isaac Ntiamoah, Andrew McCabe, Josh Ross)
London, Great Britain 10 August 2012
The following records were established during the competition:
Asian Record   China
(Mo Youxue, Xie Zhenye, Su Bingtian, Zhang Peimeng)
37.92 Beijing, China 29 August 2015
World Leading   Jamaica
(Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell, Nickel Ashmeade, Usain Bolt)
37.36 Beijing, China 29 August 2015

Qualification standardsEdit

Entry standards[8]
Top 8 at IWR+ 8 from Top Lists

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
29 August 2015 12:20 Heats
29 August 2015 21:10 Final

All times are local times (UTC+8)

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 3 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) advance to the final.[9]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 2 4   Jamaica (JAM) Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell, Rasheed Dwyer, Nickel Ashmeade 37.41 Q, SB
2 2 6   France (FRA) Emmanuel Biron, Christophe Lemaitre, Guy-Elphège Anouman, Jimmy Vicaut 37.88 Q, SB
3 1 8   United States (USA) Trayvon Bromell, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, Mike Rodgers 37.91 Q
4 2 8   China (CHN) Mo Youxue, Xie Zhenye, Su Bingtian, Zhang Peimeng 37.92 Q, AR
5 2 7   Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) Chavaughn Walsh, Daniel Bailey, Jared Jarvis, Miguel Francis 38.01 q, NR
6 2 9   Canada (CAN) Justyn Warner, Andre De Grasse, Brendon Rodney, Aaron Brown 38.03 q, SB
7 1 9   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) Richard Kilty, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, James Ellington, Daniel Talbot 38.20 Q, SB
8 2 5   Netherlands (NED) Solomon Bockarie, Patrick van Luijk, Liemarvin Bonevacia, Hensley Paulina 38.41 SB
9 1 5   Germany (GER) Julian Reus, Sven Knipphals, Alexander Kosenkow, Aleixo-Platini Menga 38.57 Q
10 1 7   Japan (JPN) Kazuma Ōseto, Kenji Fujimitsu, Takuya Nagata, Kotaro Taniguchi 38.60
11 1 3   Ukraine (UKR) Roman Kravtsov, Serhiy Smelyk, Volodymyr Suprun, Vitaliy Korzh 38.79 SB
12 1 6   Bahamas (BAH) Warren Fraser, Shavez Hart, Elroy McBride, Teray Smith 38.96 SB
1 4   Brazil (BRA) Gustavo dos Santos, Aldemir da Silva Junior, Bruno de Barros, José Carlos Moreira DNF
2 3   South Africa (RSA) Henricho Bruintjies, Anaso Jobodwana, Antonio Alkana, Akani Simbine DNF

FinalEdit

The final was started at 21:10.[10]

Rank Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
  4   Jamaica (JAM) Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell, Nickel Ashmeade, Usain Bolt 37.36 WL
  9   China (CHN) Mo Youxue, Xie Zhenye, Su Bingtian, Zhang Peimeng 38.01
  3   Canada (CAN) Aaron Brown, Andre De Grasse, Brendon Rodney, Justyn Warner 38.13
4 8   Germany (GER) Julian Reus, Sven Knipphals, Alexander Kosenkow, Aleixo-Platini Menga 38.15 SB
5 5   France (FRA) Emmanuel Biron, Christophe Lemaitre, Guy-Elphège Anouman, Jimmy Vicaut 38.23
6 2   Antigua and Barbuda (ANT) Chavaughn Walsh, Daniel Bailey, Jared Jarvis, Miguel Francis 38.61
7   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) Richard Kilty, Daniel Talbot, James Ellington, Chijindu Ujah DNF
6   United States (USA) Trayvon Bromell, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, Mike Rodgers DQ (37.77) R170.7[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Beijing 2015: Timetable". Beijing 2015. 11 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  2. ^ Start list
  3. ^ "2015 World Athletic Championships: Clean sweep for Usain Bolt as Jamaica win gold in 4x100m relay". Irish Independent. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Usain Bolt wins third World Championships gold as Jamaica win 4x100m relay... but Great Britain and USA botch final handovers". Daily Mail. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  5. ^ "2015 World Athletics Championships: Bolt, Jamaica triumph in 4x100m final". CNN. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  6. ^ "REPORT: MEN'S 4X100M FINAL – IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015". iaaf.org. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  7. ^ "Records & Lists – 4x100 metres relay". IAAF. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  8. ^ IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 – Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 18 August 2015
  9. ^ Heats results
  10. ^ Final results
  11. ^ Passing the baton outside the takeover zone