#Doha2019: Jamaica into women’s 4x400m final

Jamaica won Heat One of the preliminary round to advance to the final of the women’s 4×400 metres relay at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday.

 Jamaica's Stephenie Ann McPherson played her part to help Jamaica to win their heat in the women's 4x400 metres relay.
Jamaica’s Stephenie Ann McPherson played her part to help Jamaica to win their heat in the women’s 4×400 metres relay.

Jamaica finished the event in 3:25.78 minutes, which was a world-leading time before the United States of America erased it in the following heat with 3:22.96 to win.

Poland was second to Jamaica in 3:25.78 minutes with the third and final automatic qualifier for the final from the group being Canada, with a time of 3:25.96.

The Netherland, however, also made it to the final as one of two non-automatic qualifiers, which is based on time. They ran 3:27.40.

In the second heat, the USA won ahead of Great Britain, which did 3:24.99 minutes with Ukraine finishing third in a season best of 3:26.57. Belgium qualified on time with 3:26.68, which is a national record.