2007 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Events at the
2007 World Championships
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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men women
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's 4 x 100 metre relay at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Nagai Stadium on 31 August and 1 September.

Medalists[edit]

The American team celebrating victory (L–R: Dixon, Patton, Gay, Spearmon)
Gold Silver Bronze
 United States
Darvis Patton
Wallace Spearmon
Tyson Gay
Leroy Dixon
Rodney Martin*
 Jamaica
Marvin Anderson
Usain Bolt
Nesta Carter
Asafa Powell
Dwight Thomas*
Steve Mullings*
 United Kingdom
Christian Malcolm
Craig Pickering
Marlon Devonish
Mark Lewis-Francis

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

Records[edit]

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

World record  United States (USA)
Jon Drummond, Andre Cason, Dennis Mitchell, Leroy Burrell
37.40 Stuttgart, Germany 21 August 1993
Championship record  United States (USA)
Jon Drummond, Andre Cason, Dennis Mitchell, Leroy Burrell
37.40 Stuttgart, Germany 21 August 1993

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
August 31, 2007 20:40 Heats
September 1, 2007 22:20 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  Jamaica Dwight Thomas, Steve Mullings, Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell 38.02 Q, WL
2 2  United States Rodney Martin, Wallace Spearmon, Darvis Patton, Leroy Dixon 38.10 Q, SB
3 2  Japan Naoki Tsukahara, Shingo Suetsugu, Shinji Takahira, Nobuharu Asahara 38.21 Q, AR
4 1  Brazil Vicente de Lima, Rafael Ribeiro, Basílio de Moraes, Sandro Viana 38.27 Q
5 1  United Kingdom Christian Malcolm, Craig Pickering, Marlon Devonish, Mark Lewis-Francis 38.33 Q
6 2  Nigeria Obinna Metu, Chukwu Uche Isaac, Chinedu Oriala, Olusoji Fasuba 38.43 q, SB
7 2  Germany Ronny Ostwald, Tobias Unger, Alexander Kosenkow, Julian Reus 38.56 q, SB
8 1  Poland Michał Bielczyk, Łukasz Chyła, Marcin Jędrusiński, Dariusz Kuć 38.70 Q
9 2  Australia Matt Shirvington, Adam Miller, Tim Williams, Aaron Rouge-Serret 38.73 SB
10 1  Italy Rosario La Mastra, Simone Collio, Maurizio Checcucci, Jacques Riparelli 38.81
11 1  South Africa Christian Krone, Leigh Julius, Snyman Prinsloo, Sherwin Vries 39.05 SB
12 1  Russia Aleksandr Volkov, Mikhail Yegorychev, Roman Smirnov, Ivan Teplykh 39.08 SB
13 1  Canada Richard Adu-Bobie, Anson Henry, Jared Connaughton, Neville Wright 39.43

Final[edit]

Rank Nation Athletes Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s)  United States Darvis Patton, Wallace Spearmon, Tyson Gay, Leroy Dixon 37.78 WL
2nd, silver medalist(s)  Jamaica Marvin Anderson, Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell 37.89 NR
3rd, bronze medalist(s)  United Kingdom Christian Malcolm, Craig Pickering, Marlon Devonish, Mark Lewis-Francis 37.90 SB
4  Brazil Vicente de Lima, Rafael Ribeiro, Basílio de Moraes, Sandro Viana 37.99 SB
5  Japan Naoki Tsukahara, Shingo Suetsugu, Shinji Takahira, Nobuharu Asahara 38.03 AR
6  Germany Ronny Ostwald, Tobias Unger, Alexander Kosenkow, Julian Reus 38.62
 Poland Michał Bielczyk, Łukasz Chyła, Marcin Jędrusiński, Dariusz Kuć DNF
 Nigeria Obinna Metu, Chukwu Uche Isaac, Chinedu Oriala, Olusoji Fasuba DNF

References[edit]