The United States of America shocked Jamaica by taking home the gold in the women’s 4×100-meter relay at the World Track and Field Championships. With a world-record time of 41.14, the U.S. foursome takes first place, followed by Jamaica in second and Germany in third.
US Women’s 4 by 100 Relay
During the 2015 World Athletics Championships in Oregon, the United States women’s 4×100-meter relay team won gold thanks to a strong finish by anchor runner Twanisha Terry.
Despite having the global 100-meter and 200-meter champions on their roster, the Jamaicans were unable to beat the home-field advantage of the United States and ended up in second place.
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Melissa Jefferson of the United States ran the quickest 100-meter split (11.35 seconds) to lead the American charge. Abby Steiner, a rising star, took over and surpassed Elaine Thompson-Herah, the world record holder, to retain her team in first place after she passed the baton.
The United States had already established a commanding lead by the time Jenna Prandini handed off to Terry, putting 200-meter world champion Shericka Jackson in a tough position on the final leg of the relay.
Jackson passed Terry in the final 100 metres, but it wasn’t enough to prevent the United States from winning another gold medal at the World Championships being held in their own country.
When asked about her experience winning gold in the sprint relay at the first World Championships held in the United States, Terry beamed with satisfaction.
After celebrating in front of the Hayward Field crowd, she remarked, “The victory lap was incredible.” Feel the excitement of the crowd as you sign autographs and shake hands.
The sensation is quite incredible. This race had a lot of kinetic energy. You may have picked up on the stadium noise. The crowd went absolutely bananas in the stadium. We just got it back to the house.
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It’s the most enjoyable race I’ve ever participated in, she exclaimed. My speech is audible to you. During a race, I never yell out loud like that. Hayward’s magic is quite real.
And Jefferson, who also triumphed unexpectedly in the 100-meter dash at the 2016 Olympics, noted the unexpected character of the United States’ victory.
The outcome “was not expected of us today and I am delighted we got through,” she said. “I knew my colleagues and I would prove our worth to the globe and that we have a lot of faith in ourselves.”