2017 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay
|Women's 4 x 100 metres relay |
at the 2017 World Championships
|Dates||12 August (heats & final)|
|Competitors||63 from 15 nations|
USA with Aaliyah Brown and the home British team with Asha Philip were out fast, gaining slightly on Tatjana Pinto for Germany to their outside, while outside of Germany, Jura Levy had Jamaica pulling away. USA and Jamaica had smooth handoffs to Allyson Felix and Natasha Morrison respectively, but the British team had a hesitation on the handoff to Desirèe Henry, losing a slight amount of time. On the backstretch, Henry passed Germany's Lisa Mayer. Felix made a comfortable hand off to Morolake Akinosun slightly ahead of Jamaica's handoff to Simone Facey, GBR handing off to Dina Asher-Smith two steps later. Through the final turn, Germany's Gina Lückenkemper made up a lot of ground as the field tightened. At the final handoff Jamaica's Sashalee Forbes took a quick glance back, USA's Tori Bowie took a more serious look to make sure she got the baton, effectively in 4 × 400 metres handoff style, while Germany to Rebekka Haase and the British to Daryll Neita used the more conventional blind handoffs to pull closer. Onto the straightaway, Bowie had a half metre lead over Forbes and Neita, who were virtually even. Neita looked to stay with Bowie for the first half of the straightaway, separating from Jamaica before Bowie put in some clear separation for the USA win. As Neita tightened, Forbes started to close but not enough for Jamaica to take the silver away from the British.
Before the competition records were as follows:
The following records were set at the competition:
|World leading||41.84|| United States
Aaliyah Brown, Allyson Felix, Morolake Akinosun, Ariana Washington
|12 Apr 2017|
Ajla Del Ponte, Sarah Atcho, Mujinga Kambundji, Salomé Kora
The first eight placed teams at the 2017 IAAF World Relays and the host country qualify automatically for entry with remaining places being filled by teams with the fastest performances during the qualification period.
The event schedule, in local time (UTC+1), is as follows:
The first round took place on 12 August in two heats as follows:
The first three in each heat ( ) and the next two fastest ( ) qualified for the final. The overall results were as follows:
|4||United States (USA)||Aaliyah Brown, Allyson Felix, Morolake Akinosun, Tori Bowie||41.82||WL|
|5||Great Britain & N.I. (GBR)||Asha Philip, Desirèe Henry, Dina Asher-Smith, Daryll Neita||42.12|
|7||Jamaica (JAM)||Jura Levy, Natasha Morrison, Simone Facey, Sashalee Forbes||42.19||SB|
|4||6||Germany (GER)||Tatjana Pinto, Lisa Mayer, Gina Lückenkemper, Rebekka Haase||42.36|
|5||9||Switzerland (SUI)||Ajla Del Ponte, Sarah Atcho, Mujinga Kambundji, Salomé Kora||42.51|
|6||3||Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)||Semoy Hackett, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Khalifa St. Fort, Kelly-Ann Baptiste||42.62||SB|
|7||8||Brazil (BRA)||Franciela Krasucki, Ana Cláudia Lemos, Vitória Cristina Rosa, Rosângela Santos||42.63||SB|
|8||2||Netherlands (NED)||Tessa van Schagen, Dafne Schippers, Naomi Sedney, Jamile Samuel||43.07|
- Start list
- "4x100 Metres Relay Women – Records". IAAF. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
- "Records Set - Final" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
- "Qualification System and Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
- "4x100 Metres Relay Women − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
- "4x100 Metres Relay Women − Heats − Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
- "4x100 Metres Relay Women − Heats − Summary" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
- "4x100 Metres Relay Women − Final− Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 13 August 2017.