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2019 World Athletics Championships – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay

The women's 4 × 100 metres relay at the 2019 World Athletics Championships was held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, from 4 to 5 October 2019.[1]

Women's 4 x 100 metres relay
at the 2019 World Championships
VenueKhalifa International Stadium
Dates4 October (heats)
5 October (final)
Competitors67 from 16 nations
Teams16
Winning time41.44
Medalists
gold medal    Jamaica
silver medal    Great Britain
bronze medal    United States
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SummaryEdit

Already the world leader from their qualifying heat, Jamaica added a fresh Shericka Jackson to anchor. The British team brought in their star Dina Asher-Smith to run the second leg (completing an Asha, Asher-Smith, Ashleigh alliterative combination). Uncharacteristically, USA ran the same four runners.

On the first leg of the final, Natalliah Whyte got Jamaica into the lead passing to their star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce first. Against Asher-Smith, two lanes to her outside and USA's Teahna Daniels three lanes out, Fraser-Pryce appeared to gain slightly against the stagger. Already passed one lane outside of Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago's Kelly-Ann Baptiste was left far behind, more indicative of the damage Fraser-Pryce inflicted on the competition. She handed off efficiently to Jonielle Smith. Through the turn, Jamaica had the lead, USA's Morolake Akinosun and GBR's Ashleigh Nelson battling for second with Mujinga Kambundji bringing the Swiss team into contention, chased by China. Jamaica's pass to Jackson had a slight hesitation but they left the zone with a 3 metre lead. GBR entered the final zone side by side with USA. GBR's stick, passing to Daryll Neita, never stopped moving. Comparatively, USA ran up onto Kiara Parker. In all GBR gained a metre and a half coming out of the zone with Switzerland's pass to Salomé Kora keeping pace. Jackson held Jamaica's lead across the finish line with Neita running a strong leg to keep the pressure on. Parker was unable to make any gain, but USA held off a fast closing Switzerland for bronze.

China's final pass from Kong Lingwei to Ge Manqi was an unbelievable disaster. While being competitive for a bronze medal in the World Championships, they were unable to complete the pass within the 30 metre zone. Two metres after the zone, Ge stopped with both athletes holding the baton. Ge released it and both athletes ran back into the zone, hesitated in the middle for a moment, then on to just outside the beginning of the (previous rules) zone. Kong then tried to step forward to pass the baton, but she passed Ge standing in a statuesque position to receive the baton. Ge refused to take it. Kong then stepped behind Ge, handed her the baton and Ge took off running some 20 seconds after Jackson had crossed the finish line. Of course, China was disqualified.

Jamaica's winning time 41.44 was the eighth fastest women's 4x100 of all time. 4 of the 7 faster races also were Jamaican teams with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce as a member.

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 41.67   Germany
Lisa-Marie Kwayie, Yasmin Kwadwo, Tatjana Pinto, Gina Lückenkemper
1 Sep 2019 Berlin, Germany
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:

Record Perf. Team Date
Italian 42.90   Italy
Johanelis Herrera Abreu, Gloria Hooper, Anna Bongiorni, Irene Siragusa
4 Oct 2019
World leading 41.44   Jamaica
Natalliah Whyte, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jonielle Smith, Shericka Jackson
5 Oct 2019
Swiss 42.18    Switzerland
Ajla Del Ponte, Sarah Atcho, Mujinga Kambundji, Salomé Kora

ScheduleEdit

The event schedule, in local time (UTC+3), was as follows:[3]

Date Time Round
4 October 20:40 Heats
5 October 22:05 Final

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The first three in each heat (Q) and the next two fastest (q) qualified for the final.[4]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 2 8   Jamaica (JAM) Natalliah Whyte, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jonielle Smith, Natasha Morrison 42.11 Q, SB
2 2 4   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) Asha Philip, Imani-Lara Lansiquot, Ashleigh Nelson, Daryll Neita 42.25 Q, SB
3 2 6   China (CHN) Liang Xiaojing, Wei Yongli, Kong Lingwei, Ge Manqi 42.36 Q
4 1 3   United States (USA) Dezerea Bryant, Teahna Daniels, Morolake Akinosun, Kiara Parker 42.46 Q
5 1 4   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) Semoy Hackett, Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Reyare Thomas, Kamaria Durant 42.75 Q, SB
6 1 7   Switzerland (SUI) Ajla Del Ponte, Sarah Atcho, Mujinga Kambundji, Salomé Kora 42.82 Q
7 2 2   Germany (GER) Lisa-Marie Kwayie, Yasmin Kwadwo, Jessica-Bianca Wessolly, Gina Lückenkemper 42.82 q
8 2 7   Italy (ITA) Johanelis Herrera Abreu, Gloria Hooper, Anna Bongiorni, Irene Siragusa 42.90 q, NR
9 1 2   Netherlands (NED) Nargélis Statia Pieter, Marije van Hunenstijn, Jamile Samuel, Naomi Sedney 43.01
10 2 3   Nigeria (NGR) Joy Udo-Gabriel, Blessing Okagbare, Mercy Ntia-Obong, Rosemary Chukwuma 43.05 SB
11 2 5   Ghana (GHA) Flings Owusu-Agyapong, Gemma Acheampong, Persis William-Mensah, Halutie Hor 43.62 SB
12 1 5   Kazakhstan (KAZ) Rima Kashafutdinova, Elina Mikhina, Svetlana Golendova, Olga Safronova 43.79
13 1 9   Denmark (DEN) Astrid Glenner-Frandsen, Ida Karstoft, Mette Graversgaard, Mathilde Kramer 43.92
1 6   Australia (AUS) Melissa Breen, Nana Adoma Owusu-Afriyie, Maddie Coates, Celeste Mucci DNF
2 9   Brazil (BRA) Bruna Farias, Vitória Cristina Rosa, Lorraine Martins, Rosângela Santos DQ 163.3(a)
1 8   France (FRA) Carolle Zahi, Cynthia Leduc, Estelle Raffai, Orlann Ombissa-Dzangue DQ 170.7

FinalEdit

The final was started on 5 October at 22:05.[5]

Rank Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
  4   Jamaica (JAM) Natalliah Whyte, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jonielle Smith, Shericka Jackson 41.44 WL
  6   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) Asha Philip, Dina Asher-Smith, Ashleigh Nelson, Daryll Neita 41.85 SB
  7   United States (USA) Dezerea Bryant, Teahna Daniels, Morolake Akinosun, Kiara Parker 42.10 SB
4 9   Switzerland (SUI) Ajla Del Ponte, Sarah Atcho, Mujinga Kambundji, Salomé Kora 42.18 NR
5 2   Germany (GER) Lisa-Marie Kwayie, Yasmin Kwadwo, Jessica-Bianca Wessolly, Gina Lückenkemper 42.48
6 5   Trinidad and Tobago (TTO) Semoy Hackett, Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Mauricia Prieto, Kamaria Durant 42.71 SB
7 3   Italy (ITA) Johanelis Herrera Abreu, Gloria Hooper, Anna Bongiorni, Irene Siragusa 42.98
8   China (CHN) Liang Xiaojing, Wei Yongli, Kong Lingwei, Ge Manqi DSQ 170.7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "4 x 100 Metres Relay Women − Round 1 − Start list" (PDF). IAAF. 4 October 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2019.
  2. ^ "4x100 Metres Relay Women – Records". iaaf.org. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Women's 4x100 Metres Relay − Timetable". iaaf.org. Retrieved 30 September 2019.
  4. ^ Heats results
  5. ^ "4 x 100 Metres Relay Women − Final − Results" (PDF). IAAF. 5 October 2019. Retrieved 6 October 2019.