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2019 World Championships in Athletics %E2%80%93 Women's 4 %C3%97 400 Metres Relay
Women's 4 x 400 metres relay
at the 2019 World Championships
VenueKhalifa International Stadium
Dates5 October (heats)
6 October (final)
Competitors67 from 15 nations
Winning time3:18.92
gold medal    United States
silver medal    Poland
bronze medal    Jamaica
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The women's 4 × 400 metres relay at the 2019 World Athletics Championships was held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, from 5 to 6 October 2019.[1] In the final the Jamaican team were initially disqualified, but were reinstated as the bronze medallists upon appeal.[2]


Most events during the year do not see this level of talent. These are the all star teams of each of these countries. Even the IAAF World Relays don't always assemble the very best. So in heat 1, Jamaica ran the world leading time. In heat 2, USA bettered it setting up a good final.

Like the mixed relay, USA was able to assemble a new team of four fresh athletes. Phyllis Francis led off taking an early lead, making up the 3-turn stagger distance and passing both teams, Canada and Ukraine to her outside early into the final turn. Poland's lone fresh athlete Iga Baumgart-Witan and Jamaica's Anastasia Le-Roy held relatively close to the stagger, passing just three step and five steps behind. GBR's Zoey Clark and Belgium's Hanne Claes kept them in the mix after one leg. Second leg for USA was their young hurdling star Sydney McLaughlin. She was so far ahead at the break, there was no need for strategic maneuvering, and she ran a perfect tangent from lane 7 to the beginning of the far turn taking a 5 metre lead on Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz with Britain's Jodie Williams close behind. McLaughlin built up a 9 metre lead by her handoff to the hurdle world record holder Dalilah Muhammad, who true to form from her hurdle race, took off hard, expanding the gap to 15 metres through the first turn. It was almost 20 metres over Poland's Ma?gorzata Ho?ub-Kowalik by the handoff, which behind her, Jamaica's Stephenie Ann McPherson was able to pull back lost ground against Britain's fresh Emily Diamond. On anchor USA put 400 meter 4th place Wadeline Jonathas, Jamaica had their rested bronze medalist Shericka Jackson while Poland also had their best finalist, 7th place Justyna ?wi?ty-Ersetic, but with that lead, the battle was for silver. Tightening the gap through the turn, Jackson ran by GBR's Laviai Nielsen and ?wi?ty-Ersetic on the backstretch. With Jonathas long gone over 20 metres ahead, ?wi?ty-Ersetic stayed on Jackson's shoulder through the final turn then pulled into lane 2 for running room. She couldn't sprint by Jackson, but ?wi?ty-Ersetic slowly narrowed the gap. Just before Jonathas crossed the finish line, ?wi?ty-Ersetic edged back ahead. Unable to respond, Jackson gave up the fight and eased across the finish line with bronze 3 metres behind.

Aided by legs of 49.51 by Francis, 49.78 by McLaughlin, 49.43 by Muhammad and 50.20 by Jonathas, USA ran the #18 time in history.[3]Allyson Felix ran a 49.8 leg in the preliminary round and received a gold medal. It added to her record totals, now of 13 gold and 18 total medals at the World Championships.


Before the competition records were as follows:[4]

The following records were matched or set at the competition:


The event schedule, in local time (UTC+3), was as follows:[5]

Date Time Round
5 October 19:55 Heats
6 October 21:15 Final



The first three in each heat (Q) and the next two fastest (q) qualified for the final.[6]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 2 6  United States (USA) Jessica Beard, Allyson Felix, Kendall Ellis, Courtney Okolo 3:22.96 Q, WL
2 1 7  Jamaica (JAM) Roneisha McGregor, Anastasia Le-Roy, Tiffany James, Stephenie Ann McPherson 3:23.64 Q, WL
3 2 3  Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) Zoey Clark, Jodie Williams, Jessica Turner, Laviai Nielsen 3:24.99 Q, SB
4 1 4  Poland (POL) Anna Kie?basi?ska, Ma?gorzata Ho?ub-Kowalik, Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz, Justyna ?wi?ty-Ersetic 3:25.78 Q
5 1 8  Canada (CAN) Alicia Brown, Aiyanna Stiverne, Madeline Price, Sage Watson 3:25.86 Q, SB
6 2 2  Ukraine (UKR) Kateryna Klymiuk, Olha Lyakhova, Tetyana Melnyk, Hanna Ryzhykova 3:26.57 Q, SB
7 2 4  Belgium (BEL) Hanne Claes, Imke Vervaet, Paulien Couckuyt, Camille Laus 3:26.58 q, NR
8 1 3  Netherlands (NED) Lieke Klaver, Lisanne de Witte, Bianca Baak, Femke Bol 3:27.40 q, SB
9 2 9  Italy (ITA) Maria Benedicta Chigbolu, Ayomide Folorunso, Giancarla Trevisan, Raphaela Lukudo 3:27.57
10 1 5  Australia (AUS) Bendere Oboya, Lauren Boden, Ellie Beer, Rebecca Bennett 3:28.64 SB
11 1 6  India (IND) Jisna Mathew, M. R. Poovamma, V. K. Vismaya, Venkatesan Subha 3:29.42 SB
12 1 9  France (FRA) Amandine Brossier, Déborah Sananes, Élise Trynkler, Agnès Raharolahy 3:29.66 SB
13 2 5  Cuba (CUB) Zurian Hechavarría, Rose Mary Almanza, Adriana Rodríguez, Roxana Gómez 3:29.84 SB
14 2 8  Switzerland (SUI) Léa Sprunger, Fanette Humair, Rachel Pellaud, Yasmin Giger 3:30.63
15 1 2  Nigeria (NGR) Blessing Oladoye, Patience Okon George, Abike Funmilola Egbeniyi, Favour Ofili 3:35.90
2 7  Botswana (BOT) DNS


The final was started on 6 October at 21:19.[7]


  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^ World Athletics Championships: Great Britain finish with five medals. BBC Sport (2019-10-07). Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  3. ^ https://www.iaaf.org/competitions/iaaf-world-championships/iaaf-world-athletics-championships-doha-2019-6033/results/women/4x400-metres-relay/final/result#resultheader
  4. ^ "4x400 Metres Relay Women - Records". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "Women's 4 × 400 metres relay - Timetable". iaaf.org. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ Heats results
  7. ^ [1]

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