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Jamaica Break World Record & Win Gold In 4×100 Metres Relay In Daegu

Jamaica’s quartet of Yohan Blake, Usain Bolt, Nesta Carter and Michael Frater blasted away their competitors to win the men’s 4×100 metres relay gold medal in Daegu, South Korea today. They won the race in a new world record time of 37.04 seconds. The Americans, who had never been beaten in a world championship 4x100m final before this, failed to finish after their third-leg runner Darvis Patton clipped a British athlete and fell over before attempting to pass the baton to their final leg runner, Walter Dix. As a result of this, the British quartet also failed to finish. Complete race details below.

1 Jamaica
(Nesta Carter; Michael Frater; Yohan Blake; Usain Bolt)
JAM 37.04 (WR) 0.163
2 France
(Teddy Tinmar; Christophe Lemaitre; Yannick Lesourd; Jimmy Vicaut)
FRA 38.20 (SB) 0.162
3 Saint Kitts and Nevis
(Jason Rogers; Kim Collins; Antoine Adams; Brijesh Lawrence)
SKN 38.49 0.169
4 Poland
(Pawel Stempel; Dariusz Kuc; Robert Kubaczyk; Kamil Krynski)
POL 38.50 0.185
5 Italy
(Michael Tumi; Simone Collio; Emanuele Di Gregorio; Fabio Cerutti)
ITA 38.96 0.153
6 Trinidad and Tobago
(Keston Bledman; Marc Burns; Aaron Armstrong; Richard Thompson)
TRI 39.01 0.145
Great Britain & N.I.
(Christian Malcolm; Craig Pickering; Marlon Devonish; Harry Aikines-Aryeetey)
GBR DNF 0.143
United States
(Trell Kimmons; Justin Gatlin; Darvis Patton; Walter Dix)
USA DNF 0.139

Posted: September 4th, 2011 | Filed under: Daegu-2011 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »