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2011 World Championships in Athletics %E2%80%93 Women's 4 %C3%97 100 Metres Relay

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 strong legs from Allyson Felix and Marshevet Myers brought the United States back into contention. Despite their recent history of poor handoffs, the United States executed their final baton exchange perfectly, 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 to finish a distant third.



Qualification standards

A time B time


Date Time Round
4 September 2011 18:30 Heats
4 September 2011 20:35 Final


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


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



  1. ^ Rowbottom, Mike (2011-08-21). Women's 4x100m Relay - PREVIEW Archived 2012-08-01 at the Wayback Machine. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-08-25.

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