Jamaica wins 4x100 metres relay gold at Tokyo 2020

Jamaica wins 4x100 metres relay gold at Tokyo 2020

By Semi Turaga
Saturday 07/08/2021
[image: Team Jamaica ]

Jamaica has won the women's 4x100m relay for the first time since 2004.

The Jamaican team won the race in 41.02 seconds for the second-fastest time in history behind the United States' world record of 40.82 at the 2012 Olympics.

Their victory ended the U.S. team’s push for a third consecutive Olympic gold in the event.

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson-Herah leaves Tokyo with three gold medals after winning the 100 metres in an Olympic record and then taking the 200 metres with the second-fastest time in history.

Briana Williams ran the lead-off leg for the Jamaicans.

Jamaican legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was second and Shericka Jackson was third in that race.

In the men's 4x100-metres relay, Italy edged out Great Britain by 0.01 seconds for gold.

Canada took home bronze.

The Italian team's victory provided Lamont Marcell Jacobs with his second gold medal.

Earlier this week, Jacobs pulled off a surprise victory in the men's 100-metres final by clocking a personal best and European record of 9.80.

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