USA's Twanisha Terry crosses the finish line to win the women's 4x100m relay final at the World Athletics Championships 2022
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The United States stunned Jamaica to win the women’s 4×100 meters relay gold medal at the World Athletics Championships 2022 after clocking a world-leading 41.14 seconds to fend off a fast finish from Shericka Jackson.

The quartet of Melissa Jefferson, Abby Steiner, Jenna Prandini, and Twanisha Terry got the better of a star-studded Jamaican team that had to settle for the silver medal in 41.18 secs. Read more: USA dominates men’s 4x400m heats with 2:58.96 – World Athletics Championships 2022

“The race was electrifying,” said Terry. “You heard the stadium. The stadium went crazy. We just brought it home.”

“It was not expected of us today and I am glad we pulled it through,” said Melissa Jefferson, who ran the first leg for the United States.

Germany finished with the bronze medal with a time of 42.03 secs.

Elsewhere, a very young and talented Nigerian team that included LSU’s Favour Ofili on the second leg, set an African record of 42.22 to finish in fourth place while Spain clocked another national record of 42.58 when crossing the finish line in fifth –improving the mark the team set in the semi-finals.

Andre De Grasse and Canada stun USA in men’s 4x100m

In the men’s race, meanwhile, Canada stunned the USA men to take the gold medal after Andre De Grasse held off Marvin Bracy on the anchor leg to win the gold medal in a world-leading time of 37.48 seconds.

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“We spoke about last year and what a great shot we had at being on top of the podium,” De Grasse said.

“We were able to practice the relay more. We had that team chemistry. It’s special to win here. There are many Canadians cheering us on. It’s not on home soil, but it felt like it.”

“We did it with the same guys I have been growing up together with in the sport, said Brendon Rodney. “No words can really explain.”

The United States ran 37.55 secs for second place with the bronze medal going to Great Britain & NI with 37.83.

4X100 METRES RELAY WOMEN’S RESULTS

RESULT
POSCOUNTRYTEAMMARK
1USAUnited States

Melissa JEFFERSON
Abby STEINER
Jenna PRANDINI
Twanisha TERRY
41.14 WL
2JAMJamaica

Kemba NELSON
Elaine THOMPSON-HERAH
Shelly-Ann FRASER-PRYCE
Shericka JACKSON
41.18 SB
3GERGermany

Tatjana PINTO
Alexandra BURGHARDT
Gina LÜCKENKEMPER
Rebekka HAASE
42.03 SB
4NGRNigeria

Joy Chinenye UDO-GABRIEL
Favour OFILI
Rosemary CHUKWUMA
Nzubechi Grace NWOKOCHA
42.22 AR
5ESPSpain

Sonia MOLINA-PRADOS
Jaël BESTUÉ
Paula SEVILLA
Maria Isabel PÉREZ
42.58 NR
6GBRGreat Britain & NI

Asha PHILIP
Imani LANSIQUOT
Dina ASHER-SMITH
Daryll NEITA
42.75
7SUISwitzerland

Géraldine FREY
Mujinga KAMBUNDJI
Salomé KORA
Ajla DEL PONTE
42.81
8ITAItaly

Zaynab DOSSO
Dalia KADDARI
Anna BONGIORNI
Vittoria FONTANA
42.92

4X100 METRES RELAY MEN’S RESULTS

RESULT
POSCOUNTRYTEAMMARK
1CANCanada

Aaron BROWN
Jerome BLAKE
Brendon RODNEY
Andre DE GRASSE
37.48 WL
2USAUnited States

Christian COLEMAN
Noah LYLES
Elijah HALL
Marvin BRACY
37.55 SB
3GBRGreat Britain & NI

Jona EFOLOKO
Zharnel HUGHES
Nethaneel MITCHELL-BLAKE
Reece PRESCOD
37.83 SB
4JAMJamaica

Ackeem BLAKE
Yohan BLAKE
Oblique SEVILLE
Jelani WALKER
38.06 SB
5GHAGhana

Sean SAFO-ANTWI
Benjamin AZAMATI
Joseph ODURO MANU
Joseph Paul AMOAH
38.07 NR
6RSASouth Africa

Emile ERASMUS
Gift LEOTLELA
Clarence MUNYAI
Akani SIMBINE
38.10 SB
7BRABrazil

Rodrigo DO NASCIMENTO
Felipe BARDI
Derick SILVA
Erik CARDOSO
38.25 SB
FRAFrance

Méba Mickaël ZEZE
Pablo MATEO
Ryan ZEZE
Jimmy VICAUT
DQ

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