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2017 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay

The women's 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics was held at the London Olympic Stadium on 12 August.[1]

Women's 4 x 100 metres relay
at the 2017 World Championships
VenueOlympic Stadium
Dates12 August (heats & final)
Competitors63 from 15 nations
Winning time41.82
Medalists
gold medal    United States
silver medal    Great Britain
bronze medal    Jamaica
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SummaryEdit

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.

RecordsEdit

Before the competition records were as follows:[2]

Record Perf. Team Date Location
World 40.82   United States
Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight, Carmelita Jeter
10 Aug 2012 London, United Kingdom
Championship 41.07   Jamaica
Veronica Campbell-Brown, Natasha Morrison, Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
29 Aug 2015 Beijing, China
World leading 42.12   University of Oregon
Makenzie Dunmore, Deajah Stevens, Hannah Cunliffe, Ariana Washington
15 Apr 2017 Torrance, United States
  Louisiana State University
Mikiah Brisco, Kortnei Johnson, Jada Martin, Aleia Hobbs
29 Apr 2017 Baton Rouge, United States
African 42.39   Nigeria
Beatrice Utondu, Faith Idehen, Christy Opara-Thompson, Mary Onyali-Omagbemi
7 Aug 1992 Barcelona, Spain
Asian 42.23   China
Xiao Lin, Li Yali, Liu Xiaomei, Li Xuemei
23 Oct 1997 Shanghai, China
NACAC 40.82   United States
Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight, Carmelita Jeter
10 Aug 2012 London, United Kingdom
South American 42.29   Brazil
Evelyn dos Santos, Ana Cláudia Lemos, Franciela Krasucki, Rosângela Santos
18 Aug 2013 Moscow, Russia
European 41.37   East Germany
Silke Gladisch-Möller, Sabine Rieger, Ingrid Auerswald-Lange, Marlies Göhr
6 Oct 1985 Canberra, Australia
Oceanian 42.99   Australia
Rachael Massey, Suzanne Broadrick, Jodi Lambert, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor
18 Mar 2000 Pietersburg, South Africa

The following records were set at the competition:[3]

Record Perf. Team Date
World leading 41.84   United States
Aaliyah Brown, Allyson Felix, Morolake Akinosun, Ariana Washington
12 Apr 2017
41.82
Swiss 42.50    Switzerland
Ajla Del Ponte, Sarah Atcho, Mujinga Kambundji, Salomé Kora

Qualification criteriaEdit

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.[4]

ScheduleEdit

The event schedule, in local time (UTC+1), is as follows:[5]

Date Time Round
12 August 10:35 Heats
12 August 21:30 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The first round took place on 12 August in two heats as follows:[6]

Heat 1 2
Start time 10:35 10:44
Photo finish

The first three in each heat ( Q ) and the next two fastest ( q ) qualified for the final. The overall results were as follows:[7]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 1 4   United States (USA) Aaliyah Brown, Allyson Felix, Morolake Akinosun, Ariana Washington 41.84 Q, WL
2 1 5   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) Asha Philip, Desirèe Henry, Dina Asher-Smith, Daryll Neita 41.93 Q, SB
3 2 6   Germany (GER) Tatjana Pinto, Lisa Mayer, Gina Lückenkemper, Rebekka Haase 42.34 Q
4 1 9   Switzerland (SUI) Ajla Del Ponte, Sarah Atcho, Mujinga Kambundji, Salomé Kora 42.50 Q, NR
5 2 5   Jamaica (JAM) Christania Williams, Natasha Morrison, Jura Levy, Sashalee Forbes 42.50 Q
6 1 8   Netherlands (NED) Madiea Ghafoor, Dafne Schippers, Naomi Sedney, Jamile Samuel 42.64 q, SB
7 2 9   Brazil (BRA) Franciela Krasucki, Ana Cláudia Lemos, Vitória Cristina Rosa, Rosângela Santos 42.77 Q, SB
8 2 2   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Michelle-Lee Ahye, Semoy Hackett, Khalifa St. Fort 42.91 q, SB
9 1 7   France (FRA) Orlann Ombissa-Dzangue, Ayodelé Ikuesan, Maroussia Paré, Carolle Zahi 42.92 SB
10 1 6   Ghana (GHA) Flings Owusu-Agyapong, Gemma Acheampong, Akua Obeng-Akrofi, Janet Amponsah 43.68 SB
11 2 4   Ukraine (UKR) Alina Kalistratova, Yelyzaveta Bryzhina, Yana Kachur, Hanna Plotitsyna 43.77
12 1 3   Ecuador (ECU) Yuliana Angulo, Narcisa Landazuri, Romina Cifuentes, Ángela Tenorio 43.94 SB
13 2 8   Kazakhstan (KAZ) Rima Kashafutdinova, Viktoriya Zyabkina, Svetlana Golendova, Olga Safronova 45.47
2 3   Bahamas (BAH) Devynne Charlton, Carmiesha Cox, Jenae Ambrose, Tynia Gaither DNF
2 7   China (CHN) Tao Yujia, Wei Yongli, Ge Manqi, Liang Xiaojing DQ R 170.7
1 2   Nigeria (NGR) DNS

FinalEdit

The final took place on 12 August at 20:05. The results were as follows (photo finish):[8]

Rank Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
  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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^ "4x100 Metres Relay Women – Records". IAAF. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  3. ^ "Records Set - Final" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Qualification System and Entry Standards" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  5. ^ "4x100 Metres Relay Women − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  6. ^ "4x100 Metres Relay Women − Heats − Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  7. ^ "4x100 Metres Relay Women − Heats − Summary" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  8. ^ "4x100 Metres Relay Women − Final− Results" (PDF). IAAF. Retrieved 13 August 2017.