2011 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

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The Men's 4 × 100 metres relay event at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Daegu Stadium on 4 September.

USA won the first semi-final with deliberate handoffs, setting the world leader. France followed them into the final. The second semi-final was won by Trinidad and Tobago, ahead of the favored Jamaica team. Saint Kitts and Nevis set their national record in making the time qualifier in third. The third semi-final was much closer as Great Britain led Poland, with Italy making the final time qualifier.

In the final, Nesta Carter put Jamaica out into the lead, but Justin Gatlin ran down Michael Frater to put the USA even with Jamaica. On the third leg, Yohan Blake again edged Jamaica into the lead. Going into the final handoff, Darvis Patton of USA clipped Britain's Harry Aikines-Aryeetey and fell into a forward roll. American anchor Walter Dix never saw the baton and the British team also did not finish the race.[1] In addition, Patton's fall seriously impeded Richard Thompson, Trinidad and Tobago's anchor, which caused his team to finish last.[2] Meanwhile Usain Bolt took the baton and pulled away. Jamaica bettered their own World Record to finish in a time of 37.04.[3] It was the only world record to be set at the championships. France finished second with Saint Kitts and Nevis third.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 Jamaica
Nesta Carter
Michael Frater
Yohan Blake
Usain Bolt
Dexter Lee*
 France
Teddy Tinmar
Christophe Lemaitre
Yannick Lesourd
Jimmy Vicaut
 Saint Kitts and Nevis
Jason Rogers
Kim Collins
Antoine Adams
Brijesh Lawrence

Records[edit]

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

World record  Jamaica
(Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell)
37.10 Beijing, PR China 22 August 2008
Championship record  Jamaica
(Usain Bolt, Michael Frater, Steve Mullings, Asafa Powell)
37.31 Berlin, Germany 22 August 2009
World leading  United States
(Trell Kimmons, Mike Rodgers, Justin Gatlin, Walter Dix)
37.90 Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy 19 July 2011
African record  Nigeria
(Osmond Ezinwa, Olapade Adeniken, Francis Obikwelu, Davidson Ezinwa)
37.94 Athens, Greece 9 August 1997
Asian record  Japan
(Nobuharu Asahara, Shinji Takahira, Shingo Suetsugu, Naoki Tsukahara)
38.03 Osaka, Japan 1 September 2007
North, Central American and Caribbean record  Jamaica
(Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell)
37.10 Beijing, PR China 22 August 2008
South American record  Brazil
(Vicente de Lima, Édson Ribeiro, André da Silva, Claudinei da Silva)
37.90 Sydney, Australia 30 September 2000
European record  Great Britain
(Jason Gardener, Darren Campbell, Marlon Devonish, Dwain Chambers)
37.73 Seville, Spain 29 August 1999
Oceanian record  Australia
(Paul Henderson, Tim Jackson, Steve Brimacombe, Damien Marsh)
38.17 Gothenburg, Sweden 12 August 1995

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
4 September 2011 19:00 Heats
4 September 2011 21:00 Final

Results[edit]

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

Heats[edit]

Qualification: First 2 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) advance to the final.

Rank Heat Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 1  United States Trell Kimmons, Justin Gatlin, Maurice Mitchell, Travis Padgett 37.79 Q, WL
2 2  Trinidad and Tobago Keston Bledman, Marc Burns, Aaron Armstrong, Richard Thompson 37.91 Q, SB
3 2  Jamaica Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake, Dexter Lee 38.07 Q, SB
4 3  Great Britain Christian Malcolm, Craig Pickering, Marlon Devonish, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey 38.29 Q, SB
5 3  Poland Paweł Stempel, Dariusz Kuć, Robert Kubaczyk, Kamil Kryński 38.37 Q, SB
6 1  France Teddy Tinmar, Christophe Lemaitre, Yannick Lesourd, Jimmy Vicaut 38.38 Q, SB
7 3  Italy Michael Tumi, Simone Collio, Emanuele Di Gregorio, Fabio Cerutti 38.41 q, SB
8 2  Saint Kitts and Nevis Jason Rogers, Kim Collins, Antoine Adams, Brijesh Lawrence 38.47 q, NR
9 2  Japan Yuichi Kobayashi, Masashi Eriguchi, Shinji Takahira, Hitoshi Saito 38.66 SB
10 3  Australia Anthony Alozie, Matt Davies, Aaron Rouge-Serret, Isaac Ntiamoah 38.69 SB
11 2  South Africa Hannes Dreyer, Ofentse Mogawane, Roscoe Engel, Thuso Mpuang 38.72 SB
12 2  China Chen Qiang, Liang Jiahong, Su Bingtian, Lao Yi 38.87 SB
13 2  Puerto Rico Marcos Amalbert, Carlos Rodríguez, Marquis Holston, Miguel López 39.04 NR
14 1  Portugal Ricardo Monteiro, João Ferreira, Arnaldo Abrantes, Yazaldes Nascimento 39.09 SB
15 1  Ghana Emmanuel Kubi, Tim Abeyie, Ashhad Agyapong, Aziz Zakari 39.17
16 1  Chinese Taipei Wang Wen-Tang, Liu Yuan-Kai, Tsai Meng-Lin, Yi Wei-Chen 39.30
17 3  Canada Sam Effah, Gavin Smellie, Jared Connaughton, Justyn Warner 39.28
18 3  Thailand Weerawat Pharueang, Suppachai Chimdee, Sompote Suwannarangsri, Jirapong Meenapra 39.54 SB
99 1  Brazil Diego Cavalcanti, Sandro Viana, Nilson André, Bruno de Barros DSQ
99 3  South Korea Yeo Ho-Suah, Cho Kyu-won, Kim Kukyoung, Lim Hee-nam DSQ
99 3  Netherlands Giovanni Codrington, Brian Mariano, Jerrel Feller, Patrick van Luijk DSQ
99 2  Germany Tobias Unger, Marius Broening, Sebastian Ernst, Alex Schaf DNF
99 1  Switzerland Pascal Mancini, Reto Schenkel, Alex Wilson, Marc Schneeberger DNF

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 6  Jamaica Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt 37.04 WR
2 8  France Teddy Tinmar, Christophe Lemaitre, Yannick Lesourd, Jimmy Vicaut 38.20 SB
3 1  Saint Kitts and Nevis Jason Rogers, Kim Collins, Antoine Adams, Brijesh Lawrence 38.49
4 7  Poland Pawel Stempel, Dariusz Kuć, Robert Kubaczyk, Kamil Kryński 38.50
5 2  Italy Michael Tumi, Simone Collio, Emanuele Di Gregorio, Fabio Cerutti 38.96
6 5  Trinidad and Tobago Keston Bledman, Marc Burns, Aaron Armstrong, Richard Thompson 39.01
4  United States Trell Kimmons, Justin Gatlin, Darvis Patton, Walter Dix DNF
3  Great Britain Christian Malcolm, Craig Pickering, Marlon Devonish, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey DNF

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Usain Bolt wins relay gold; USA women triumph". USA Today. 4 September 2011. Archived from the original on 12 April 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "RELAY HEARTBREAK". USA Today. 4 September 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "In Final Event, Jamaica Sets a World Record in Relay". New York Times. 4 September 2011. Archived from the original on 12 April 2012. Retrieved 12 April 2012. 

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