US/ Jamaica showdown in 4x100m relay final

Friday, August 10, 2012

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — United States took command of Heat 2 of the relay winning in a national record  37.38 seconds, just ahead of Jamaica’s 37.39 in Heat 1.

The US, anchored by 100m bronze medalist Justin Gatlin, beat Japan (38.07, a season’s best) into second while Trinidad and Tobago was third (38.10).

Teams with the fastest losing times are France and Australia, both qualifying for the final.

Rank Lane Team Reac. T Time Record
1 6 United States 0.25 37.38 NR Q
2 8 Japan 0.167 38.07 SB Q
3 3 Trinidad&Tobago 0.138 38.1 SB Q
4 4 France 0.177 38.15 SB
5 1 Australia 0.167 38.17 =AR
6 2 Poland 0.16 38.31 NR
7 5 Germany 0.151 38.37

8 7 Hong Kong, CHN 0.184 38.61

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