Athletics at the 2018 Commonwealth Games – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay

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Women's 4 × 100 metres relay
at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
VenueCarrara Stadium
Dates14 April
Nations8
Winning time42.46
Medalists
gold medal    England
silver medal    Jamaica
bronze medal    Nigeria
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The women's 4 × 100 metres relay at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, as part of the athletics programme, took place in the Carrara Stadium on 14 April 2018.[1]

The English team set an English record of 42.46 seconds to defeat the defending Jamaicans. Long jumper Lorraine Ugen, who had not run a relay in four years, replaced heat runner Corinne Humphreys in the England set-up at 24 hours' notice following an injury to Humphreys, and successfully managed to hold off Olympic champion Elaine Thompson on the anchor leg.[2]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Games records were as follows:[3]

World record  United States
(Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight, Carmelita Jeter)
40.82 London, United Kingdom 10 August 2012
Games record  Jamaica
(Kerron Stewart, Veronica Campbell-Brown, Schillonie Calvert, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce)
41.83 Glasgow, Scotland 2 August 2014

Schedule[edit]

The schedule was as follows:[1]

Date Time Round
Saturday 14 April 2018 14:57 Final

All times are Australian Eastern Standard Time (UTC+10)

Results[edit]

With eight teams, the event was held as a straight final.[3]

Final[edit]

Rank Heat Nation Athletes Result Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) 5  England Asha Philip
Dina Asher-Smith
Bianca Williams
Lorraine Ugen
42.46 NR
2nd, silver medalist(s) 1  Jamaica Christania Williams
Natasha Morrison
Gayon Evans
Elaine Thompson
42.52
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 6  Nigeria Joy Udo-Gabriel
Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor
Oluwatobiloba Amusan
Rosemary Chukwuma
42.75
4 8  Trinidad and Tobago Khalifa St. Fort
Semoy Hackett
Reyare Thomas
Kai Selvon
43.50
5 3  Ghana Flings Owusu Agyapong
Gemma Acheampong
Halutie Hor
Janet Amponsah
43.64
6 4  Cameroon Germaine Abessolo Bivina
Marie Gisele Eleme
Irene Bell Bonong
Fanny Appes Ekanga
45.24
2  Australia Brianna Beahan
Maddie Coates
Riley Day
Melissa Breen
DQ R 163.3a
7  Bahamas DNS

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Athletics at the 2018 Commonwealth Games: Results - Women's 4 × 100 metres relay" (PDF). Gold Coast 2018. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
  2. ^ Kelner, Martha (2018-04-12). Late call-up Lorraine Ugen anchors England to Commonwealth relay gold. The Guardian. Retrieved 2018-04-15.
  3. ^ a b Athletics | Women's 4 × 100m Relay - Final (PDF). Gold Coast 2018. p. 224. Retrieved 22 April 2018.