Wednesday 23 September, 2020

DOHA 2019: Jamaica's women advance to 4x100m final, men's team out

Competitors race in heat one of the women's 4x100 metre relay semifinals at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty).

Competitors race in heat one of the women's 4x100 metre relay semifinals at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty).

Jamaica has won the second heat of the women's 4x100m relay at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar on Friday.

The quartet of Natalliah Whyte, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jonielle Smith and Natasha Morrison combined for a season's best 42.11 on Friday to easily qualify for Saturday's finals with the fastest time.

Great Britain came home second in 42.25, a season's best, while China finished third in 42.36 seconds to secure the last automatic qualifying spot from the heat.

The United States, with Dezerea Bryant, Teahna Daniels, Morolake Akinosun and Kiara Parker, won the first heat in 42.46, beating Trinidad and Tobago (42.75 - season's best) into second place.

There was disappointment for Jamaica in the men's 4x100m relays as the team failed to qualify for the finals after finishing fifth in heat one.

The Jamaican quartet of Oshane Bailey, Yohan Blake, Rasheed Dwyer, and Tyquendo Tracey combined for 38.15 seconds, a season's best.

Great Britain won the heat in a world-leading 37.56 seconds, beating Brazil (37.90) and the United States (38.03 - season's best).

South Africa won the second and final heat in 37.65 seconds.

 

 

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