Tuesday 17 October, 2017

LONDON 2017: Jamaica take bronze in women's 4x100 relay

United States' Tori Bowie crosses the line to win the gold in the women's 4x100-meter relay final during the World Athletics Championships in London Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

United States' Tori Bowie crosses the line to win the gold in the women's 4x100-meter relay final during the World Athletics Championships in London Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017.

Two-time defending champion Jamaica secured the bronze medal in the women's 4x100-metre relay on the ninth and penultimate day of the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London on Saturday.

The quartet of Jura Levy, Natasha Morrison, Simone Facey and Sashalee Forbes clocked a season best 42.19 seconds for the third place finish.

Tori Bowie became the first double gold medalist at the world championships, anchoring the U.S. team to the gold medal ahead of Britain. 

At the same time, Allyson Felix, running the second leg on the winning team, earned a record 15th medal at the world championships in a career going back to 2005.

Bowie, who won the 100 metres this week, ran a strong anchor leg, leaving behind the opposition to finish in a world leding 41.82 seconds.

Britain took silver in 42.12