Jamaica shatters world record in 4X100m relays

Jamaica Observer

Saturday, August 11, 2012

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaican underlined their status of the sprint powerhouse of the world with a scintillating world record breaking run inside the Olympic Stadium in London today. The team of Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Yohan Blake and Usain Bolt decimated the field to a World and Olympic record time of 36.84. The USA was second in 37.04, the former world record.

The Jamaica/US showdown in the men’s 4x100 relay proved a sizzling finale in track and field at the London Olympics.

The time by the Jamaicans is the first sub37 clocking in history.

Canada, third across the line in 38.07, were disqualified and Trinidad & Tobago 38.12 were elevated to bronze.

Rank Lane Team Reac. T Time Record
1 5 Jamaica 0.162 36.84 WR
2 6 United States 0.154 37.04 NR
3 8 Trinidad&Tobago 0.176 38.12
4 2 France 0.181 38.16
5 3 Japan 0.162 38.35
6 7 Netherlands 0.171 38.39
7 1 Australia 0.127 38.43
- 4 Canada 0.155 DQ

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