BIRMINGHAM, England (August 7) —— A brilliant Nigerian quartet that included world 100m hurdles record holder Tobi Amusan ran away with the women’s 4x100m relay title at the Commonwealth Games 2022 on Day 6 of track and field competitions here at Alexander Stadium on Sunday (7).
A couple of hours after winning the 100m hurdles and breaking the Commonwealth Games record, a pumped-up Amusan returned to run the first leg for Nigeria in the sprint relay team.
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The world sprint hurdles champion got the team off to a very quick start and her teammates —Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, and Nzubechi Grace Nwokocha –capitalized on the quality start as the Africans went on to clock a fast Area Record time of 42.10 seconds to improve on the 42.22 secs the squad clocked at the World Athletics Championships 2022 in Oregon, last month to finish fourth.
Defending champion England was pushed back into second place in 42.41, while Olympic champion Jamaica grabbed the bronze medal in 43.08, thanks to a brilliant anchor leg by 100m and 200m champion Elaine Thompson-Herah who stormed past Australia’s Naa Anang down the final stretch.
Australia ran very well entering the anchor leg and was in the bronze medal position with about 50m left in the race.
However, Thompson-Herah, the second-fastest woman over the 100m on the all-time list, was determined to step on the podium in Birmingham again and she successfully fulfilled her target.
The Aussies were fourth in 43.16, while India ran 43.81 for fifth, and Trinidad and Tobago finished sixth at 43.86. Ghana (44.86) and Scotland (45.01) completed the finishers.
Women’s 4x100m relay – Commonwealth Games 4x100m results
|Final – Official Results|
|1 Nigeria||Nigeria||42.1||AR PB|
|Tobi AMUSAN Favour OFILI Rosemary CHUKWUMA Nzubechi Grace NWOKOCHA|
|Asha PHILIP Imani LANSIQUOT Bianca WILLIAMS Daryll NEITA|
|Kemba NELSON Natalliah WHYTE Remona BURCHELL Elaine THOMPSON-HERAH|
|Ella CONNOLLY Bree MASTERS Jacinta BEECHER Naa ANANG|
|Dutee CHAND Hima DAS Srabani NANDA Jyothi YARRAJI|
|6 Trinidad and Tobago||Trinidad and Tobago||43.86|
|Khalifa ST. FORT Michelle-Lee AHYE Mauricia PRIETO Leah BERTRAND|
|Mary BOAKYE Latifa ALI Gifty Kwakyewaa OKU Halutie HOR|
|Rebecca MATHESON Alisha REES Sarah MALONE Taylah SPENCE|