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4 x 100 metres Relay, Women

Date18 – 19 August 2016
StatusOlympic
LocationEstádio Olímpico João Havelange, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Participants67 from 16 countries

This was expected to be a battle between the Jamaicans and the Americans, with Jamaica, led by 100-200 winner Elaine Thompson, favored for the gold. They won heat one easily and their task seemed easier when the US team botched the second exchange between Allyson Felix and English Gardner. The veteran Felix made Gardner retrieve the baton and finish the race, but the US finished sixth and seemingly out of the final. The US protested, howeer, that the adjacent Brazilian runner had moved out of her lane and interfered with the Americans and the protest was upheld. The US team was allowed to run a time trial later that evening and attempt to qualify on time, requiring them to use the same lane and the same team, and the US ran 41.77 to move into the final.

The unusual circumstances forced the US out of the prime inner lanes and they had to run in lane one. Tianna Bartoletta put the Americans in the lead on the opening leg and Felix held off Thompson on the backstretch, giving Gardner a tenuous lead. Gardner pulled the US ahead with a scorching turn run, allowing 100 metre silver medalist Tori Bowie to win easily, as she pulled away from 100 bronze medalist, and 2008-12 100 gold medalist, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. The US foursome ran 41.01, the second fastest time ever.

PosNrTeamNOCR1Final
1United StatesUSA1:06.71 (6 h2)41.01 (1)Gold
Tianna BartolettaAllyson FelixEnglish GardnerTori BowieMorolake Akinosun
2JamaicaJAM41.79 (1 h1)41.36 (2)Silver
Christania WilliamsElaine ThompsonVeronica Campbell-BrownShelly-Ann Fraser-PryceSimone FaceyShashalee Forbes
3Great BritainGBR41.93 (2 h1)41.77 (3)Bronze
Asha PhilipDesiree HenryDina Asher-SmithDaryll Neita
4GermanyGER42.18 (1 h2)42.10 (4)
Tatjana PintoLisa MayerGina LückenkemperRebekka Haase
5Trinidad and TobagoTTO42.62 (3 h2)42.12 (5)
Semoy HackettMichelle-Lee AhyeKelly-Ann BaptisteKhalifa St. Fort
6CanadaCAN42.70 (3 h1)43.15 (7)
Farah JacquesCrystal EmmanuelPhylicia GeorgeKhamica Bingham
7NigeriaNGR42.55 (2 h2)43.21 (8)
Gloria AsumnuBlessing OkagbareJennifer MaduAgnes Osazuwa
4 h2 r1/2FranceFRA43.07 (4 h2)
Floriane GnafouaCéline Distel-BonnetJennifer GalaisStella Akakpo
4 h1 r1/2People's Republic of ChinaCHN42.70 (4 h1)
Yuan QiqiWei YongliGe ManqiLiang Xiaojing
5 h2 r1/2SwitzerlandSUI43.12 (5 h2)
Ajla Del PonteSarah AtchoEllen SprungerSalomé Kora
5 h1 r1/2NetherlandsNED42.88 (5 h1)
Jamile SamuelDafne SchippersTessa van SchagenNaomi Sedney
6 h1 r1/2PolandPOL43.33 (6 h1)
Ewa SwobodaMarika Popowicz-DrapałaKlaudia KonopkoAnna Kiełbasińska
7 h1 r1/2GhanaGHA43.37 (7 h1)
Flings Owusu-AgyapongGemma AcheampongBeatrice GyamanJanet Amponsah
AC h2 r1/2KazakhstanKAZ– (AC h2)
Rima KashafutdinovaViktoriya ZyabkinaYuliya RakhmanovaOlga Safronova
AC h2 r1/2BrazilBRA– (AC h2)
Bruna FariasFranciela KrasuckiKauiza VenâncioRosângela Santos
ACUkraineUKR42.49 (AC h1)42.36 (AC)DQ1
Olesia Povkh 2Nataliya PohrebniakMariya RiemienYelyzaveta Bryzhina

Round One (18 August 2016)

Top three in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the final.

Heat One (11:20)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
15JamaicaJAM41.790.165Q
Simone FaceyShashalee ForbesVeronica Campbell-BrownShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
27Great BritainGBR41.930.133Q
Asha PhilipDesiree HenryDina Asher-SmithDaryll Neita
34CanadaCAN42.700.141q
Farah JacquesCrystal EmmanuelPhylicia GeorgeKhamica Bingham
46People's Republic of ChinaCHN42.700.165
Yuan QiqiWei YongliGe ManqiLiang Xiaojing
53NetherlandsNED42.880.177
Jamile SamuelDafne SchippersTessa van SchagenNaomi Sedney
68PolandPOL43.330.146
Ewa SwobodaMarika Popowicz-DrapałaKlaudia KonopkoAnna Kiełbasińska
72GhanaGHA43.370.134
Flings Owusu-AgyapongGemma AcheampongBeatrice GyamanJanet Amponsah
AC1UkraineUKR42.490.151DQ q3
Olesia Povkh 4Nataliya PohrebniakMariya RiemienYelyzaveta Bryzhina

Heat Two (11:28)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
17GermanyGER42.180.158Q
Tatjana PintoLisa MayerGina LückenkemperRebekka Haase
28NigeriaNGR42.550.144Q
Gloria AsumnuBlessing OkagbareJennifer MaduAgnes Osazuwa
31Trinidad and TobagoTTO42.620.149Q
Semoy HackettMichelle-Lee AhyeKelly-Ann BaptisteKhalifa St. Fort
44FranceFRA43.070.141
Floriane GnafouaCéline Distel-BonnetJennifer GalaisStella Akakpo
55SwitzerlandSUI43.120.165
Ajla Del PonteSarah AtchoEllen SprungerSalomé Kora
62United StatesUSA1:06.715
Tianna BartolettaAllyson FelixEnglish GardnerMorolake Akinosun
AC6KazakhstanKAZ0.161DQ6
Rima KashafutdinovaViktoriya ZyabkinaYuliya RakhmanovaOlga Safronova
AC3BrazilBRA0.160DQ7
Bruna FariasFranciela KrasuckiKauiza VenâncioRosângela Santos

Heat Three (19:00)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
12United StatesUSA41.770.146q
Tianna BartolettaAllyson FelixEnglish GardnerMorolake Akinosun

Final (19 August 2016 — 22:15)

PosNrTeamNOCTime (A)Reaction Time
11United StatesUSA41.010.158
Tianna BartolettaAllyson FelixEnglish GardnerTori Bowie
26JamaicaJAM41.360.158
Christania WilliamsElaine ThompsonVeronica Campbell-BrownShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
35Great BritainGBR41.770.113
Asha PhilipDesiree HenryDina Asher-SmithDaryll Neita
44GermanyGER42.100.171
Tatjana PintoLisa MayerGina LückenkemperRebekka Haase
57Trinidad and TobagoTTO42.120.158
Semoy HackettMichelle-Lee AhyeKelly-Ann BaptisteKhalifa St. Fort
72CanadaCAN43.150.144
Farah JacquesCrystal EmmanuelPhylicia GeorgeKhamica Bingham
83NigeriaNGR43.210.153
Gloria AsumnuBlessing OkagbareJennifer MaduAgnes Osazuwa
AC8UkraineUKR42.360.130DQ8
Olesia Povkh 9Nataliya PohrebniakMariya RiemienYelyzaveta Bryzhina