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Semifinals results: Women’s 4x100m relay results and split times – World Athletics Championships 2023

USA and Jamaica ran 41.59 and 41.70 respectively to qualify for the final of the women's 4x100m relay at the World Athletics Championships 2023 on Friday. Check out the results and split times for each leg.

USA's Twanisha Terry crosses the finish line to win the women's 4x100m relay final at the World Athletics Championships 2022
USA's Twanisha Terry crosses the finish line to win the women's 4x100m relay final during the World Athletics Championships at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on July 23, 2022. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP) (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)

BUDAPEST, Hungary (August 25) — Friday’s Day 7 action at the World Track and Field Championships 2023 saw the United States and Jamaica solidifying their supremacy in women’s sprint relay. Both nations booked their spots in the women’s 4x100m relay final, with the American team clocking the day’s fastest at 41.59 seconds, while Jamaica secured their berth with an impressive 41.70 seconds.

The USA ensemble, featuring speed merchants Tamari Davis, Twanisha Terry — who scorched the track with a phenomenal 9.64 seconds on her segment — Tamara Clark, and Melissa Jefferson, powered ahead of their rivals in the second semifinal heat.

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Not far behind, Ivory Coast secured their position with a timing of 41.90 seconds. The African nation’s sprint sensation, Marie-Josée Ta Lou, matched Terry’s split with a lightning-fast 9.64 seconds, pushing her team to the fore.

Jamaica commanded their 4x100m relay semifinal

The Jamaican contingent boasted of their sprinting juggernauts: double Olympic gold medalist Elaine Thompson-Herah and five-time world champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who notched up timings of 9.90 and 9.88 seconds respectively in their portions.

Adding to this formidable lineup were Briana Williams and Shashalee Forbes.

In a strategic move, Jamaica chose to rest Shericka Jackson for the semifinals, allowing her to conserve energy after a triumphant defense of her world 200m crown. She’s set to blaze the track in the relay final. – Read more: [Video] Shericka Jackson runs 21.41secs, Noah Lyles at the double: World Championships 2023

Similarly, the USA plans to bolster their team by introducing world 100m titan, Sha’Carri Richardson, in the climactic showdown.

Adding to the final’s international flair, Great Britain & NI clocked in at 42.33 seconds for second place behind Jamaica and will bring in Dina Asher-Smith and Daryll Neita, while Switzerland also booked a place in the final with 42.64.

  • Event: 4 x 100 Metres Relay Women – Round 1
  • Location: Budapest (HUN)
  • Date: 19-27 August 2023
  • Qualification Criteria: First 3 of each heat (Q) plus 2 fastest times (q) qualify to the Final.
  • Note: Germany advanced to the final by the referee’s decision.

Records:

  • World Record (WR): 40.82 by the United States (USA) in London (GBR) on 10 Aug 2012.
  • Championships Record (CR): 41.07 by Jamaica (JAM) in Beijing (CHN) on 29 Aug 2015.
  • World Leading (WL): 41.55 by Texas in Austin, TX (USA) on 8 Jun 2023.

The women’s 4x100m relays results and split times: World Athletics Championships 2023

Heat 1:

CountryResultQualifyAthletes & Leg Times
Jamaica41.70Q SBBriana Williams: 11.61 (2), Elaine Thompson-Herah: 9.90 (1), Shashalee Forbes: 10.31 (3), Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce: 9.88 (1)
Great Britain & NI42.33Q SBAsha Philip: 11.65 (4), Imani Lansiquot: 10.01 (3), Bianca Williams: 10.34 (4), Annie Tagoe: 10.33 (4)
Switzerland42.64QNathacha Kouni: 11.63 (3), Salomé Kora: 10.25 (5), Géraldine Frey: 10.43 (5), Melissa Gutschmidt: 10.33 (4)
Germany42.78qRLouise Wieland: 11.59 (1), Sina Mayer: 10.69 (7), Gina Lückenkemper: 10.26 (2), Rebekka Haase: 10.24 (2)
Trinidad and Tobago42.85Akilah Lewis: 12.01 (8), Michelle-Lee Ahye: 10.91 (8), Reyare Thomas: 9.66 (1), Leah Bertrand: 10.27 (3)
Spain42.96Lucia Carrillo: 11.95 (7), Jaël Bestué: 9.93 (2), Paula Sevilla: 10.74 (7), Carmen Marco: 10.34 (6)
France43.12Carolle Zahi: 11.73 (5), Gémima Joseph: 10.43 (6), Helene Parisot: 10.44 (6), Mallory Leconte: 10.52 (7)
AustraliaDNFEbony Lane: 11.94 (6), Bree Masters: 10.10 (4), Kristie Edwards, Torrie Lewis

Heat 2:

CountryResultQualifyAthletes & Leg Times
United States41.59QTamari Davis: 11.33 (1), Twanisha Terry: 9.64 (1), Tamara Clark: 10.60 (6), Melissa Jefferson: 10.02 (2)
Côte d’Ivoire41.90QMurielle Ahouré-Demps: 11.66 (4), Marie-Josée Ta Lou: 9.64 (1), Jessika Gbai: 10.56 (2), Maboundou Koné: 10.04 (3)
Italy42.14QZaynab Dosso: 11.48 (2), Dalia Kaddari: 10.03 (3), Anna Bongiorni: 10.65 (7), Alessia Pavese: 9.98 (1)
Netherlands42.53qN’Ketia Seedo: 11.61 (3), Marije van Hunenstijn: 10.14 (4), Jamile Samuel: 10.59 (3), Tasa Jiya: 10.19 (6)
Poland42.65qPia Skrzyszowska: 11.67 (5), Krystsina Tsimanouskaya: 10.22 (5), Magdalena Stefanowicz: 10.69 (8), Ewa Swoboda: 10.07 (4)
Cuba43.17Laura Moreira: 11.91 (7), Enis M. Pérez: 10.57 (7), Yarima L. García: 10.59 (3), Yunisleydis De La C. García: 10.10 (5)
Hungary43.38Gréta Kerekes: 11.83 (6), Jusztina Csóti: 10.67 (8), Boglárka Takács: 10.34 (1), Anna Luca Kocsis: 10.54 (8)
Brazil43.46Gabriela Mourão: 11.93 (8), Vitoria Cristina Rosa: 10.52 (6), Ana Carolina Azevedo: 10.59 (3), Rosângela Santos: 10.42 (7)
NigeriaDNFJustina Eyakpobeyan: 12.56 (9), Favour Ofili, Rosemary Chukwuma, Faith Okwose
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