2017 IAAF World Relays – Women's 4 × 200 metres relay

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Women's 4 × 200 metres relay
at the 2014 IAAF World Relays
VenueThomas Robinson Stadium
Dates22 April (heats), 23 April (final)
Competitors36 from 9 nations
Medalists
gold medal    Jamaica
silver medal    Germany
bronze medal    United States
← 2015

The women's 4 × 200 metres relay at the 2017 IAAF World Relays was held at the Thomas Robinson Stadium on 22–23 April.

The heats were held only to eliminate one team to make a field of eight. That team turned out to be Kenya, who's national record still fell almost 6 seconds behind as a time qualifier.

After being beaten by Nigeria two years earlier, Jamaica took this race seriously. Out of the blocks Jura Levy opened up a gap on the US to her inside and gained on Trinidad and Tobago's Kamaria Durant to her outside. Passing to Shericka Jackson well into the second turn of the four turn stagger race, Jamaica had already made up the offset on both teams to their outside. Jackson slightly pulled away from the last visible competitor, China's Liang Xiaojing already down a full lap's stagger two lanes away. Jackson passed to Sashalee Forbes almost alone. More than 10 metres behind, Germany's Tatjana Pinto passed to Rebekka Haase and USA's Tiffany Townsend passed to Felicia Brown about even. Through the next leg Forbes was all alone while Hasse caught and edge ahead of Townsend to her outside before Townsend caught back up. Out front, Forbes passed to Elaine Thompson before any other team's anchor runner even had started to move. With almost a 15-metre lead, and the double Olympic Champion on anchor, victory was assured. Townsend regained her stagger advantage and a little more going into the USA handoff to Shalonda Solomon but Germany's Gina Lückenkemper quickly gained through the turn opening up a 2-metre lead. Thompson merely extended lead for an easy Jamaican win. Behind her, Solomon accelerated but was only able to close down less than a metre, Lückenkemper getting silver for Germany.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:

World record  United States Blue
(LaTasha Jenkins, LaTasha Colander, Nanceen Perry, Marion Jones)
1:27.46 United States Philadelphia, United States 29 April 2000
Championship record  United States
(Shalonda Solomon, Tawanna Meadows, Bianca Knight, Kimberlyn Duncan)
1:29.45 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas 25 May 2014
World Leading Tumbleweed Track Club
(Desiree Henry  United Kingdom, Anyika Onuora  United Kingdom, Tianna Bartoletta  United States, Dafne Schippers  Netherlands)
1:28.77 United States Gainesville, United States 1 April 2017
African Record  Nigeria
(Blessing Okagbare, Regina George, Dominique Duncan, Christy Udoh)
1:30.52 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas 2 May 2015
Asian Record  China
(Yuan Qiqi, Kong Lingwei, Liang Xiaojing, Lin Huijun)
1:34.89 The Bahamas Nassau, Bahamas 2 May 2015
North, Central American and Caribbean record  United States Blue
(LaTasha Jenkins, LaTasha Colander, Nanceen Perry, Marion Jones)
1:27.46 United States Philadelphia, United States 29 April 2000
South American Record No official record
European Record  East Germany
(Marlies Göhr, Romy Müller, Bärbel Wöckel, Marita Koch)
1:28.15 East Germany Jena, East Germany 9 August 1980
Oceanian record No official record

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
22 April 2017 21:40 Heat 1

All times are local times (UTC−4)

Results[edit]

KEY: WL World leading AR Area record NR National record SB Seasonal best

Heats[edit]

Qualification: First 2 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) advanced to the final.[1]

Rank Heat 1 Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 1 4  United States Dezerea Bryant, Tiffany Townsend, Felicia Brown, Phyllis Francis 1:31.04 Q
2 1 3  Germany Lara Matheis, Alexandra Burghardt, Rebekka Haase, Lisa Mayer 1:31.16 Q, SB
3 2 4  Jamaica Elaine Thompson, Shericka Jackson, Jura Levy, Anastasia Le-Roy 1:31.29 Q, SB
4 1 5  Trinidad and Tobago Kamaria Durant, Semoy Hackett, Reyare Thomas, Michelle-Lee Ahye 1:32.62 Q, NR
5 2 3  Nigeria Jennifer Madu, Patience George, Dominique Duncan, Ugonna Ndu 1:33.78 Q, SB
6 2 6  China Tao Yujia, Zhou Yanbing, Tian Wen, Wei Yongli 1:33.99 Q, AR
7 1 7  France Jennifer Galais, Estelle Raffai, Fanny Peltier, Estelle Perrossier 1:34.18 q, SB
8 2 4  British Virgin Islands Nelda Huggins, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, Karene King, Ashley Kelly 1:34.92 q, NR
9 1 6  Kenya Maximila Imali, Mary Chepkoech, Peris Wairimu Chege, Damaris Akoth 1:40.65 NR

Final[edit]

The final was started at 23:32.[2]

Rank Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes Points
1st, gold medalist(s) 6  Jamaica Jura Levy, Shericka Jackson, Sashalee Forbes, Elaine Thompson, 1:29.04 CR 8
2nd, silver medalist(s) 3  Germany Lara Matheis, Tatjana Pinto, Rebekka Haase, Gina Lückenkemper 1:30.68 SB 7
3rd, bronze medalist(s) 4  United States Dezerea Bryant, Tiffany Townsend, Felicia Brown, Shalonda Solomon 1:30.87 6
4 7  Trinidad and Tobago Kamaria Durant, Semoy Hackett, Reyare Thomas, Kai Selvon 1:32.63 5
5 5  Nigeria Jennifer Madu, Patience George, Dominique Duncan, Ugonna Ndu 1:33.08 SB 4
6 1  France Jennifer Galais, Estelle Raffai, Fanny Peltier, Estelle Perrossier 1:35.11 3
7 2  British Virgin Islands Nelda Huggins, Tahesia Harrigan-Scott, Karene King, Ashley Kelly 1:35.35 2
8 5  China Tao Yujia, Liang Xiaojing, Tian Wen, Yuan Qiqi 1:37.60 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Results" (PDF). media.aws.iaaf.org. 2017. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  2. ^ "Final Results" (PDF).