USA upset, 4x100m relay upset at the World Championships in Athletics


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The American in the 4x100m justified itself. US men 4x100m upset.

The penultimate day of the World Championships in Athletics brought surprises in the last two races of the Saturday evening program.

Melissa Jefferson, Abby Steiner, Jenna Prandini as well as TiTi Terry stunned the Jamaican women’s quartet, which included Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Sherika Jackson as well as Elaine Thompson-Herawho won the medals in the individual 100m. The United States was ahead by four hundredths in 41.14 seconds.

Jefferson had the best run among the first runners, then Steiner led Thompson-Here by 0.24, which was enough for Prandini and Terry to hold off Fraser-Price and Jackson’s attack.

“[If] no chemistry, no trust, to be able to pass the baton through the exchanges, then you are not really going to produce what you think you can produce just because you have three or four of the fastest women,” said Terry. “Our chemistry was so good that we didn’t even have to do much when we warmed up.”

In twenty minutes, Christian Coleman, Noah Lyles, Elijah Hall as well as Marvin Bracey-Williams delivered silver, not the expected gold. Canada, which won the men’s 4x100m at the last world championship held in the United States at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, was seven hundredths ahead of the Americans. Andre De Grasse anchoring.

The USA had poor quality transmissions from Coleman to Lyles and even more so from Hall to Bracey-Williams at anchor.

USA was without Fred Kerleywho last Saturday won the 100m individual in the American medal draw and then suffered a four-limb injury in the 200m semi-finals.

The USA is the greatest sprinting country in history, but in the last 29 years (22 competitions) it has only won gold in the 4x100m at one world championship (Olympic or World). This is evidence that relay races are not won solely by sheer speed.

“Many see that [silver] like a defeat, but honestly with the difficulties we’ve had over the years, it’s just nice to get a stick, to run fast,” said Liles, who competed in the 2019 4x100m race brought to the US men. gold since 2007.

On Sunday, the World Championships will end with nine finals, including the women’s 800m (Ating Mu) and 100m hurdles (Kenny Harrison), men’s pole vault (Mondo Duplantis) and the decathlon final and 4x400m relay.

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Earlier on Saturday Allison Felix returned unexpectedly to help the US women’s 4x400m relay reach Sunday’s final. Felix, who thought last week’s mixed 4x400m would be her last major race before retiring, was called from Los Angeles (eating hot wings and drinking root beer) to return to Eugene for the women’s 4x400m.

Felix, who was sixth at the nationals in the 400m individual, was the fastest of the four Americans in the heat, but said she did not expect to be asked to be in the final quartet. Expect gold and bronze medalists in the 400m hurdles Sydney McLaughlin as well as Delilah Muhammad to be replaced. Felix will still be in line for a career-high 20th World Championships medal as runners in the preliminaries also receive medals.

Gudaf Tsegay gave Ethiopia victory in the women’s 5000m, 10000m and marathon at the World Championships, taking the 5000m five days after earning silver in the 1500m and then being replaced in the national 5000m line-up. She surpassed the Olympic gold medalist Sifan Hassan The Netherlands is approaching the final curve. Hassan dropped to sixth place, one place behind the world record holder. Letesenbet Guide Ethiopia. Her Turf has more information on the women’s 5000m.

Kenyan Emmanuel Corier Following his Olympic gold in Tokyo, he won the world title in the 800m. Korir overtook the Canadian. Marco Arop on the last line. Algerian Djamel Sejati also passed Aropa for silver. The Americans did not reach the final.

Like Korir, the triple jumper Pedro Pablo Pichardo The Portuguese added a world title to his Olympic gold. For the first time since 2009, no American has received a medal at the event.

Grenada javelin thrower Anderson Peterswho started throwing stones at mango trees as a child, has repeatedly become world champion.

olympic decathlon champion Damian Warner The Canadian stopped with a left leg injury in the 400m, the fifth and final event of the first of two days of competition. Warner led the overall standings. Aiden Owens-Delerme from Puerto Rico, the NCAA champion from Michigan, took the lead in the last five tournaments on Sunday.

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