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Jamaica win the 4x100m gold at the IAAF World Championships

717   //    29 Aug 2015, 19:09 IST
The victorious Jamaican team

The Jamaican 4x100m team that comprised of Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter and Nickel Ashmeade clinched the gold in the final of the IAAF World Championships in Beijing on Saturday. The team finished the final with a time of 37.36 seconds.

The United States of America were second once again with a time of 37.77 seconds but were disqualified as Mike Rodgers failed to take the baton beofre crossing the yellow line there handing China the silver and Canada the bronze medal. Great Britain were also disqualified.

The team finished the qualification in pole position with a timing of 37.41 seconds which was also their Season’s Best timings followed by France and the United States of America. 

This is Jamaica’s fourth consecutive gold medal at the World Championships in the 4x100m event  after their triumph at the 2011 and 2013 edition of the Championships and that also means that they have now emerged victorious in the 100m, 200m and now the 4x100m events at the current edition of the Championships.

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