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2015 World Championships in Athletics %E2%80%93 Men's 4 %C3%97 100 Metres Relay

Men's 4 × 100 metres relay
at the 2015 World Championships
VenueBeijing National Stadium
Dates29 August (heats & final)
Competitors58 from 14 nations
Winning time37.36
Medalists
gold medal    Jamaica
silver medal    China
bronze medal    Canada
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The men's 4 × 100 metres relay at the 2015 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Beijing National Stadium on 29 August.[1][2]

Summary

Heats

Jamaica ran Rasheed Dwyer to rest Usain Bolt in the heats. The United States employed a rare strategy of running the main team and not resting any runners.

The US won the first heat with Great Britain second while resting Chijindu Ujah. Jamaica won the second heat. China set an Asian Continental Record in their heat.

Final race

The United States managed a clean handoff two times between Trayvon Bromell, Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay, while Jamaica stiff between Nesta Carter and Asafa Powell.[3]Around the final turn, Nickel Ashmeade made up ground on Gay. The final baton change between Mike Rodgers and Tyson Gay was completed outside the changeover zone and the American team was disqualified.[4]

Jamaica won, with China second and Canada third. Britain did not finish after failing to complete the final baton change.[5][6]

Records

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[7]

World record  Jamaica
(Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt)
36.84 London, Great Britain 11 August 2012
Championship record  Jamaica
(Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt)
37.04 Daegu, South Korea 4 September 2011
World Leading  United States
(Mike Rodgers, Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, Ryan Bailey)
37.38 Nassau, Bahamas 2 May 2015
African Record  Nigeria
(Osmond Ezinwa, Olapade Adeniken, Francis Obikwelu, Davidson Ezinwa)
37.94 Athens, Greece 9 August 1997
Asian Record  China
(Chen Shiwei, Xie Zhenye, Su Bingtian, Zhang Peimeng)
37.99 Incheon, South Korea 29 August 2014
North, Central American and Caribbean record  Jamaica
(Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt)
36.84 London, Great Britain 11 August 2012
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 Sevilla, Spain 29 August 1999
Oceanian record  Australia
(Paul Henderson, Tim Jackson, Steve Brimacombe, Damien Marsh)
38.17 Gothenburg, Sweden 12 August 1995
 Australia
(Anthony Alozie, Isaac Ntiamoah, Andrew McCabe, Josh Ross)
London, Great Britain 10 August 2012
The following records were established during the competition:
Asian Record  China
(Mo Youxue, Xie Zhenye, Su Bingtian, Zhang Peimeng)
37.92 Beijing, China 29 August 2015
World Leading  Jamaica
(Nesta Carter, Asafa Powell, Nickel Ashmeade, Usain Bolt)
37.36 Beijing, China 29 August 2015

Qualification standards

Entry standards[8]
Top 8 at IWR+ 8 from Top Lists

Schedule

Date Time Round
29 August 2015 12:20 Heats
29 August 2015 21:10 Final

All times are local times (UTC+8)

Results

Heats

Qualification: First 3 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) advance to the final.[9]

Final

The final was started at 21:10.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Beijing 2015: Timetable". Beijing 2015. 11 August 2015. Archived from the original on 1 December 2014. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Start list
  3. ^ "2015 World Athletic Championships: Clean sweep for Usain Bolt as Jamaica win gold in 4x100m relay". Irish Independent. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Usain Bolt wins third World Championships gold as Jamaica win 4x100m relay... but Great Britain and USA botch final handovers". Daily Mail. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "2015 World Athletics Championships: Bolt, Jamaica triumph in 4x100m final". CNN. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "REPORT: MEN'S 4X100M FINAL - IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS, BEIJING 2015". iaaf.org. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  7. ^ "Records & Lists - 4x100 metres relay". IAAF. Retrieved 2015.
  8. ^ IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 - Standards (PDF), IAAF, 2014, retrieved 2015
  9. ^ Heats results
  10. ^ Final results
  11. ^ Passing the baton outside the takeover zone

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