The Netherlands celebrate winning women's 4x400m relay final at the world championships

BUDAPEST, Hungary (28 August) — In a dramatic conclusion to the 2023 World Athletics Championships, the Netherlands’ women’s 4x400m relay team, led by the indomitable Femke Bol, clinched the gold in the final event. The Dutch team, which faced agony and disappointments on Day 1, celebrated in style on Day 9!

After a heart-wrenching fall in the mixed 4x400m on the first night here at Budapest 2023, Femke Bol showed full evidence of her champion spirit, overtaking both Great Britain and Jamaica in the last 20 meters to anchor The Netherlands’ women’s 4x400m relay team to gold, setting a national record to finish in 3:20.72.

Read more: Men’s 4x400m relay final USA splits, results and teams: World Athletics Championships

Jamaica and Great Britain Complete the Podium

Jamaica, which led for most of the contest, had a strong team performance and secured the silver medal with a quality 3:20.88.

A battling Great Britain team settled for bronze, finishing in 3:21.04.

A Redemption for Femke Bol

The victory was especially sweet for Femke Bol, the individual 400m hurdles champion here at the 2023 World Athletics Championships. Her perfectly timed run ensured that she crossed the finish line on her feet, unlike the unfortunate tumble in the mixed 4x400m relay final a week ago.

Read more: Femke Bol falls; USA breaks mixed 4x400m relay world record

Here’s the detailed table and key information for the Women’s 4x400m Relay Final:

Key Information:

  • Event: Women’s 4x 400m Relay Final
  • Location: Budapest (HUN)
  • Date: 27 August 2023
  • Records:
    • World Record (WR): 3:15.17 by Soviet Union (URS) in Seoul (KOR) on 1 Oct 1988.
    • Championships Record (CR): 3:16.71 by United States (USA) in Stuttgart (GER) on 22 Aug 1993.
    • World Leading (WL): 3:20.72 by the Netherlands (NED) in Budapest on 27 Aug 2023.

Final Details:

  • Date: 27 August 2023
  • Temperature: 28° C
  • Humidity: 53%
  • Start Time: 21:50
PlaceTeamLaneResultAthletes & Reaction Time
1Netherlands93:20.72Eveline Saalberg, Lieke Klaver, Cathelijn Peeters, Femke Bol – 0.223
2Jamaica83:20.88Candice McLeod, Janieve Russell, Nickisha Pryce, Stacey Ann Williams – 0.204
3Great Britain & NI73:21.04Laviai Nielsen, Amber Anning, Ama Pipi, Nicole Yeargin – 0.175
4Canada53:22.42Zoe Sherar, Aiyanna Stiverne, Kyra Constantine, Grace Konrad – 0.176
5Belgium63:22.84Helena Ponette, Imke Vervaet, Hanne Claes, Camille Laus – 0.238
6Poland23:24.93Alicja Wrona-Kutrzepa, Marika Popowicz-Drapała, Patrycja Wyciszkiewicz-Zawadz, Natalia Kaczmarek – 0.251
7Italy43:24.98Alice Mangione, Anna Polinari, Alessandra Bonora, Giancarla Trevisan – 0.224
8Ireland33:27.08Sophie Becker, Róisín Harrison, Kelly McGrory, Sharlene Mawdsley – 0.223
9France13:28.35Amandine Brossier, Louise Maraval, Marjorie Veyssiere, Camille Seri – 0.191

For more results, please visit the World Athletics official website here

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