#Doha2019: Gold for Jamaica in women’s 4×100 metres

Jamaica won the gold medal in the women’s 4×100 metres at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday.

Jamaica's 4x100 metres women's team was in high spirits after winning. (Photo: Twitter @iaafdoha2019)
Jamaica’s 4×100 metres women’s team was in high spirits after winning. (Photo: Twitter @IAAFDoha2019)

The Jamaicans had two excellent handovers on the first and second legs, but despite faltering on the third exchange, managed to win by a wide margin.

The Jamaicans had a good start through Natalliah Whyte, who handed to 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who delivered a scintillating leg to deliver to Jonielle Smith in first position.

The hand over between Smith and anchor Shericka Jackson was not smooth, but Jackson sped away to win in a world lead of 41.44 seconds with Great Britain finishing second in a season best of 41.85, with the United States of America also doing a season best of 42.10.