From start to finish, we had this one locked. There was no doubt that the result would not have been Gold. We truly have a power house in each and everyone of our female sprinters who got the job done in Beijing. They deserve all the accolades and financial gain that comes with being elite athletes, the very best at their craft.
We celebrate certainly when they excel at Diamond League events and other appearances, but when it comes to World Championships and Olympics, come on, let the show begin and close with medals and podium positions. Thank you all for making it a reality once again. Jamaica is truly blessed with stars as yourselves.
#BEIJING2015: Gold for Jamaica’s 4x100m women
Saturday, August 29, 2015 | 7:48 AM 13 Comments
KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s 4x100m women ran a brilliantly executed race to retain their title at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.
The quartet clocked 41.07s, smashing the championship record made in Moscow, to win ahead of America and Trinidad and Tobago.
Elaine Thompson and Veronica Campbell-Brown replaced Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart for the final. Campbell-Brown led off to Natasha Morrison to Thompson with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on anchor.
American finished second in a time of 41.68s while Trinidad and Tobago claimed third in a national record of 42.03.
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