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

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

Runners from the United States had provided the fastest times before the competition, but bad baton exchanges had seen their teams disqualified at both the 2008 Olympics and the 2009 World Championships. The Americans and Jamaica, the defending world relay champions, were seen as the primary contenders for the title. Ukraine and Russia (the Olympic title holder) were the next fastest entrants into the championships.[1]

The first semi-final was won by a ragged looking Jamaican team. France followed Jamaica into the final. In third place, Brazil set the South American record and qualified for the final by time. China false started out of the event. The second semi-final was won by Trinidad and Tobago, setting their national record, with Ukraine following them into the final. Russia also qualified on time. In the third semi-final, the USA, running in lane 2 ran the world leader to qualify, along with Nigeria. In lane 3, Bahamas' Anthonique Strachan fell as the modern version of the golden girls tried to qualify. Bahamas eventually finished while Germany was unable to complete their first handoff.

In the final, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce put Jamaica into the lead, but Allyson Felix and Marshevet Myers put the United States back into contention. Considering their recent history of poor handoffs, the United States final handoff was a thing of beauty, gaining a couple of metres on Jamaica. Given the lead, Carmelita Jeter was able to hold off a closing Veronica Campbell-Brown for the win. Jamaica set their national record in second. Ukraine's Hrystyna Stuy in lane 8 ran down France and Trinidad and Tobago in a distant third.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
 United States
Bianca Knight
Allyson Felix
Marshevet Myers
Carmelita Jeter
Shalonda Solomon*
Alexandria Anderson*
 Jamaica
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Kerron Stewart
Sherone Simpson
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Jura Levy*
 Ukraine
Olesya Povh
Nataliya Pohrebnyak
Mariya Ryemyen
Hrystyna Stuy

Records[edit]

World record  East Germany
(Silke Gladisch-Möller, Sabine Rieger, Ingrid Auerswald-Lange, Marlies Göhr)
41.37 Canberra, Australia 6 October 1985
Championship record  United States
(Chryste Gaines, Marion Jones, Inger Miller, Gail Devers)
41.47 Athens, Greece 9 August 1997
World leading  United States Red
(Lauryn Williams, Allyson Felix, Marshevet Myers, Carmelita Jeter)
42.28 Philadelphia, PA, United States 5 August 2011
African record  Nigeria
(Beatrice Utondu, Faith Idehen, Christy Opara-Thompson, Mary Onyali-Omagbemi)
42.39 Barcelona, Spain 7 August 1992
Asian record  China
(Lin Xiao, Yali Li, Xiaomei Liu, Xuemei Li)
42.23 Shanghai, China 23 October 1997
North, Central American and Caribbean record  United States
(Chryste Gaines, Marion Jones, Inger Miller, Gail Devers)
41.47 Athens, Greece 9 August 1997
South American record  Brazil
(Lucimar Aparecida de Moura, Katia Regina Santos, Luciana dos Santos, Rosemar Maria Neto)
42.97 Bogotá, Colombia 10 July 2004
European record  East Germany
(Silke Gladisch-Möller, Sabine Rieger, Ingrid Auerswald-Lange, Marlies Göhr)
41.37 Canberra, Australia 6 October 1985
Oceanian record  Australia
(Rachael Massey, Suzanne Broadrick, Jodi Lambert, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor)
42.99 Pietersburg, South Africa 18 March 2000

Qualification standards[edit]

A time B time
44.00

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
4 September 2011 18:30 Heats
4 September 2011 20:35 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 3  United States Bianca Knight, Shalonda Solomon, Marshevet Myers, Alexandria Anderson 41.94 Q, WL
2 1  Jamaica Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Kerron Stewart, Sherone Simpson, Jura Levy 42.23 Q, SB
3 1  France Myriam Soumaré, Céline Distel, Lina Jacques-Sébastien, Véronique Mang 42.60 Q, SB
4 2  Ukraine Olesya Povh, Nataliya Pohrebnyak, Mariya Ryemyen, Hrystyna Stuy 42.63 Q, SB
5 3  Nigeria Gloria Asumnu, Oludamola Osayomi, Agnes Osazuwa, Blessing Okagbare 42.74 Q, SB
6 2  Russia Yuliya Gushchina, Natalia Rusakova, Elizabeta Savlinis, Aleksandra Fedoriva 42.78 q, SB
7 1  Brazil Ana Cláudia Lemos Silva, Vanda Gomes, Franciela Krasucki, Rosângela Santos 42.92 q, AR
8 3  Netherlands Kadene Vassell, Dafne Schippers, Anouk Hagen, Jamile Samuel 43.44 NR
9 1  Colombia Yomara Hinestroza, Maria Alejandra Idrobo, Darlenys Obregón, Norma González 43.53 SB
10 2  Australia Hayley Butler, Melissa Breen, Charlotte van Veenendaal, Sally Pearson 43.79
11 1  Japan Nao Okabe, Momoko Takahashi, Chisato Fukushima, Saori Imai 43.83
12 2  Great Britain Tiffany Porter, Anyika Onuora, Laura Turner, Jeanette Kwakye 43.95
13 3   Switzerland Clélia Reuse, Jacqueline Gasser, Ellen Sprunger, Léa Sprunger 44.04
14 3  Belarus Anna Bagdanovich, Yuliya Balykina, Alena Neumiarzhitskaya, Hanna Liapeshka 44.38
15 2  South Korea Eum Jeesu, Kim So-yeon, Lee Sunae, Park So-Yeun 46.14 SB
16 1  Spain Plácida Martínez, Amparo Cotán, Concepción Montaner, Ruth Beitia 46.24
17 3  Bahamas Sheniqua Ferguson, Nivea Smith, Anthonique Strachan, Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie 50.62
99 3  Germany Yasmin Kwadwo, Anne Möllinger, Cathleen Tschirch, Marion Wagner DNF
99 2  Poland Anna Kiełbasińska, Marika Popowicz, Marta Jeschke, Agnieszka Ligięza DNF
99 1  China Wei Yongli, Liang Qiuping, Jiang Lan, Tao Yujia DSQ FS
99 2  Trinidad and Tobago Kai Selvon, Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Semoy Hackett, Michelle-Lee Ahye DQ Semoy Hackett's Drug Test

Final[edit]

Rank Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 4  United States Bianca Knight, Allyson Felix, Marshevet Myers, Carmelita Jeter 41.56 WL
2 6  Jamaica Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Kerron Stewart, Sherone Simpson, Veronica Campbell-Brown 41.70 NR
3 8  Ukraine Olesya Povh, Nataliya Pohrebnyak, Mariya Ryemyen, Hrystyna Stuy 42.51 SB
4 5  France Myriam Soumaré, Céline Distel, Lina Jacques-Sébastien, Véronique Mang 42.70
5 1  Russia Yuliya Gushchina, Natalia Rusakova, Elizabeta Savlinis, Aleksandra Fedoriva 42.93
6 7  Nigeria Gloria Asumnu, Oludamola Osayomi, Agnes Osazuwa, Blessing Okagbare 42.93
7 2  Brazil Ana Cláudia Lemos Silva, Vanda Gomes, Franciela Krasucki, Rosângela Santos 43.10
99 3  Trinidad and Tobago Kai Selvon, Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Semoy Hackett, Michelle-Lee Ahye (42.58) Semoy Hackett's Drug Test

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rowbottom, Mike (2011-08-21). Women's 4x100m Relay – PREVIEW. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-08-25.

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