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

SummaryEdit

It is a rare chance for all the best athletes in a country to get together to run a relay, it takes a major championship. In the heats, Canada, the Netherlands and Trinidad and Tobago set National Records to get to the finals, T&T did so while resting anchor runner Semoy Hackett for the finals. Jamaica rested two, Veronica Campbell-Brown and Elaine Thompson, but not their superstar Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, in order to make six girls eligible for medals. Jamaica was the number one qualifier. USA ran their A team, to assure qualification but not resting their workhorse Allyson Felix even though Tori Bowie, Dezerea Bryant and Kaylin Whitney had been listed as their entries,[3] unlisted Jasmine Todd anchored.

In the finals Jamaica was out early with Campbell-Brown and a quick handoff to Natasha Morrison. Kseniya Ryzhova left too early and Russia never made a handoff, while USA looked to proportionally hold their own against the stagger through the backstretch with Felix. Trinidad and Tobago was also in position, while Dafne Schippers ran past Canada's Kimberly Hyacinthe on the outside. Jamaica continued to build their lead with Elaine Thompson through the tour, handing off smoothly to Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce in first place, who further extended their lead. USA was a clear second and Trinidad and Tobago clearly third, each with enough separation that places would not change to the finish. Behind them, the Netherlands was just slightly ahead of the British and German teams. Desiree Henry ran away from the others and was closing on Hackett,[4] while the Dutch team's illegal handover earned them a disqualification.

The Jamaican team set a new National Record and the Championship Record, Trinidad and Tobago improved theirs from earlier in the day and the British team set their National Record. In all, five teams set their National Record.

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[5]

World record   United States
(Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight, Carmelita Jeter)
40.82 London, United Kingdom 10 August 2012
Championship record   Jamaica
(Carrie Russell, Kerron Stewart, Schillonie Calvert, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce)
41.29 Moscow, Russia 18 August 2013
World Leading   United States
(English Gardner, Allyson Felix, Jenna Prandini, Kaylin Whitney)
41.96 Fontvieille, Monaco 17 July 2015
African Record   Nigeria
(Beatrice Utondu, Faith Idehen, Christy Opara-Thompson, Mary Onyali-Omagbemi)
42.39 Barcelona, Spain 7 August 1992
Asian Record   China
(Xiao Lin, Li Yali, Liu Xiaomei, Li Xuemei)
42.23 Shanghai, 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
(Evelyn dos Santos, Ana Cláudia Lemos, Franciela Krasucki, Rosângela Santos)
42.29 Moscow, Russia 18 August 2013
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
The following records were established during the competition:
World Leading   Jamaica
(Sherone Simpson, Natasha Morrison, Kerron Stewart, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce)
41.84 Beijing, China 29 August 2015
Championship record   Jamaica
(Veronica Campbell-Brown, Natasha Morrison, Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce)
41.07 Beijing, China 29 August 2015
World Leading

Qualification standardsEdit

Entry standards[6]
Top 8 at IWR+ 8 from Top Lists

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
29 August 2015 12:00 Heats
29 August 2015 20:50 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.[7]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 1 6   Jamaica (JAM) Sherone Simpson, Natasha Morrison, Kerron Stewart, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 41.84 Q, WL
2 2 8   United States (USA) English Gardner, Allyson Felix, Jenna Prandini, Jasmine Todd 42.00 Q
3 2 7   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas, Khalifa St. Fort 42.24 Q, NR
4 2 9   Netherlands (NED) Nadine Visser, Dafne Schippers, Naomi Sedney, Jamile Samuel 42.32 Q, NR
5 1 5   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) Asha Philip, Jodie Williams, Bianca Williams, Desiree Henry 42.48 Q, SB
6 1 8   Canada (CAN) Crystal Emmanuel, Kimberly Hyacinthe, Isatu Fofanah, Khamica Bingham 42.60 Q, NR
7 2 6   Germany (GER) Rebekka Haase, Alexandra Burghardt, Gina Lückenkemper, Verena Sailer 42.64 q, SB
8 1 7   Russia (RUS) Marina Panteleyeva, Kseniya Ryzhova, Yelizaveta Demirova, Ekaterina Smirnova 43.09 q
9 2 4   Brazil (BRA) Bruna Farias, Franciela Krasucki, Vitória Cristina Rosa, Rosângela Santos 43.15
10 1 3   China (CHN) Liang Xiaojing, Kong Lingwei, Lin Huijun, Wei Yongli 43.18
11 1 9   Poland (POL) Agata Forkasiewicz, Anna Kiełbasińska, Weronika Wedler, Marta Jeschke 43.20 SB
12 1 4   Italy (ITA) Giulia Riva, Irene Siragusa, Anna Bongiorni, Gloria Hooper 43.22 SB
13 2 5   Switzerland (SUI) Marisa Lavanchy, Léa Sprunger, Mujinga Kambundji, Sarah Atcho 43.38
14 2 2   France (FRA) Lénora Guion-Firmin, Stella Akakpo, Maroussia Paré, Céline Distel-Bonnet 43.58 SB
15 2 3   Ukraine (UKR) Olesya Povh, Nataliya Strohova, Hrystyna Stuy, Nataliya Pyhyda 43.59
16 1 2   Nigeria (NGR) Gloria Asumnu, Stephanie Kalu, Deborah Oluwaseun Odeyemi, Cecilia Francis 43.89

FinalEdit

The final was held at 20:45.[8]

Rank Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
  6   Jamaica (JAM) Veronica Campbell-Brown, Natasha Morrison, Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce 41.07 CR, WL, NR
  5   United States (USA) English Gardner, Allyson Felix, Jenna Prandini, Jasmine Todd 41.68 SB
  4   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Reyare Thomas, Semoy Hackett 42.03 NR
4 7   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) Asha Philip, Dina Asher-Smith, Jodie Williams, Desiree Henry 42.10 NR
5 3   Germany (GER) Rebekka Haase, Alexandra Burghardt, Gina Lückenkemper, Verena Sailer 42.64 SB
6 9   Canada (CAN) Crystal Emmanuel, Kimberly Hyacinthe, Isatu Fofanah, Khamica Bingham 43.05
2   Russia (RUS) Marina Panteleyeva, Kseniya Ryzhova, Yelizaveta Demirova, Anna Kukushkina DNF
8   Netherlands (NED) Nadine Visser, Dafne Schippers, Naomi Sedney, Jamile Samuel DQ R170.7

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. ^ http://www.usatf.org/News/Returning-gold-medalists-lead-Team-USA-into-IAAF-W.aspx
  4. ^ "REPORT: WOMEN'S 4X100M FINAL – IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015". iaaf.org. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 2 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Records & Lists – 4x100 metres relay". IAAF. Retrieved 18 August 2015.
  6. ^ IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 – Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 18 August 2015
  7. ^ Heats results
  8. ^ Final results