2009 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Events at the
2009 World Championships
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The men's 4 x 100 metres relay at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics took place at the Olympic Stadium on August 21 and August 22. The two main contenders for the event were the reigning World Champions, the United States, and the reigning Olympic Champions, Jamaica. Jamaica holds the world record at 37.10, established at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, while the United States enters with the 2009 overall season best 37.85.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Jamaica
Steve Mullings
Michael Frater
Usain Bolt
Asafa Powell
Dwight Thomas*
Lerone Clarke*
 Trinidad and Tobago
Darrel Brown
Marc Burns
Emmanuel Callander
Richard Thompson
Keston Bledman*
 Great Britain
Simeon Williamson
Tyrone Edgar
Marlon Devonish
Harry Aikines-Aryeetey

* Runners who participated in the heats only and received medals.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the following records were as follows.

World record  Jamaica (JAM)
Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Usain Bolt
37.10 Beijing, China 22 August 2008
Championship record  United States (USA)
Jon Drummond, Andre Cason, Dennis Mitchell, Leroy Burrell
37.40 Stuttgart, Germany 21 August 1993
World Leading Racers Track Club
Daniel Bailey, Yohan Blake, Mario Forsythe, Usain Bolt
37.46 London, Great Britain 25 July 2009
African Record  Nigeria (NGR)
Osmond Ezinwa, Olapade Adeniken, Francis Obikwelu, Davidson Ezinwa
37.94 Athens, Greece 9 August 1997
Asian Record  Japan (JPN)
Naoki Tsukahara, Shingo Suetsugu, Shinji Takahira, Nobuharu Asahara
38.03 Osaka, Japan 1 September 2007
North American Record  Jamaica (JAM)
Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Usain Bolt
37.10 Beijing, China 22 August 2008
South American record  Brazil (BRA)
André da Silva, Claudinei da Silva, Vicente de Lima, Édson Ribeiro
37.90 Sydney, Australia 30 September 2000
European Record  Great Britain (GBR)
Dwain Chambers, Jason Gardener, Darren Campbell, Marlon Devonish
37.73 Seville, Spain 29 August 1999
Oceanian Record  Australia (AUS)
Paul Henderson, Tim Jackson, Steve Brimacombe, Damien Marsh
38.17 Gothenburg, Sweden 12 August 1995

No new world or championship record was set during this competition.

Qualification standard[edit]

Standard
39.10

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
August 21, 2009 19:30 Heats
August 22, 2009 20:50 Final

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

The first 2 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) qualify.

Rank Heat Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 2  Great Britain Simeon Williamson, Tyrone Edgar, Marlon Devonish, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey 38.11 Q, SB
2 1  Trinidad and Tobago Darrel Brown, Marc Burns, Keston Bledman, Richard Thompson 38.47 Q
3 3  Italy Roberto Donati, Simone Collio, Emanuele Di Gregorio, Fabio Cerutti 38.52 Q, SB
4 1  Japan Masashi Eriguchi, Naoki Tsukahara, Shinji Takahira, Kenji Fujimitsu 38.53 Q
5 1  France Ronald Pognon, Martial Mbandjock, Pierre-Alexis Pessonneaux, Christophe Lemaitre 38.59 q, SB
6 2  Canada Hank Palmer, Oluseyi Smith, Jared Connaughton, Bryan Barnett 38.60 Q, SB
6 3  Jamaica Lerone Clarke, Michael Frater, Steve Mullings, Dwight Thomas 38.60 Q
8 1  Brazil Vicente de Lima, Sandro Viana, Basílio de Moraes, José Carlos Moreira 38.72 q, SB
9 3  Australia Anthony Alozie, Josh Ross, Aaron Rouge-Serret, Matt Davies 38.93 SB
10 2  Netherlands Gregory Sedoc, Caimin Douglas, Guus Hoogmoed, Patrick van Luijk 38.95 SB
11 2  Portugal Dany Gonçalves, Arnaldo Abrantes, Ricardo Monteiro, Francis Obikwelu 39.25
12 1  Switzerland Pascal Mancini, Marc Schneeberger, Reto Schenkel, Marco Cribari 39.47
13 2  Ghana Nana Kofi Samm, Tanko Braimah, Seth Amoo, Aziz Zakari 39.61 SB
14 1  South Africa Hannes Dreyer, Leigh Julius, Thuso Mpuang, L. J. van Zyl 39.71
15 3  Thailand Apinan Sukaphai, Wachara Sondee, Suppachai Chimdee, Sittichai Suwonprateep 39.73
2  United States Terrence Trammell, Michael Rodgers, Shawn Crawford, Darvis Patton 37.97 DQ, illegal handover[1]
3  Germany Tobias Unger, Marius Broening, Alexander Kosenkow, Martin Keller DNF
3  Poland Michał Bielczyk, Dariusz Kuć, Mikołaj Lewański, Robert Kubaczyk DNS

Key: DNF = Did not finish, DNS = Did not start, DQ = Disqualified, Q = qualification by place in heat, q = qualification by overall place, SB = Seasonal best

Final[edit]

Rank Nation Athletes Time Notes
1  Jamaica Usain Bolt, Michael Frater, Steve Mullings, Asafa Powell 37.31 CR
2  Trinidad and Tobago Darrel Brown, Marc Burns, Emmanuel Callander, Richard Thompson 37.62 NR
3  Great Britain Simeon Williamson, Tyrone Edgar, Marlon Devonish, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey 38.02 SB
4  Japan Masashi Eriguchi, Naoki Tsukahara, Shinji Takahira, Kenji Fujimitsu 38.30 SB
5  Canada Sam Effah, Oluseyi Smith, Jared Connaughton, Bryan Barnett 38.39 SB
6  Italy Roberto Donati, Simone Collio, Emanuele Di Gregorio, Fabio Cerutti 38.54
7  Brazil Vicente de Lima, Sandro Viana, Basílio de Moraes, José Carlos Moreira 38.56 SB
8  France Ronald Pognon, Martial Mbandjock, Eddy De Lepine, Christophe Lemaitre 39.21

Key: CR = Championship record, NR = National record, SB = Seasonal best

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ Kessel, Anna (August 21, 2009), "United States relay team disqualified at Athletics World Championships", The Guardian