Jamaica, US cruise to 4x400 final

There were no hiccups for the United States in their bid to cap off a wonderful IAAF World Championships of Athletics with a gold medal in the women's 4x400-metre relay.

Jamaica were equally as comfortbale, as they seek to get a little bit of redemption for what has been a horrible championship.

The United States ran in heat one of the qualifiers for Sunday's final, with the team of Quanera Hayes, Kendall Ellis, Shakima Wimbley, and Natasha Hastings, finding a field that was no match for their world leading 3:21.66.

The US led Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 3:24.74, and Botswana, 3:26.90 for a national record. France will also make the final after their fourth place finish at 3:27.59 seconds was quick enough for a non-automatic qualification spot.

Jamaica, with the team of Anastasia Le-Roy, Anneisha McLughlin-Whilby, Chrisann Gordon, and Stephenie-Ann Mcpherson, had no trouble doing away with Nigeria who were second in 3:25.40.

Germany were third in 3:26.24, while Poland grabbed the all-important final non-automatic qualification in 3:26.47.

The Bahamas, which might have had Shaunae Miller-Uibo in the final, will not make it there after Christine Amertil fell heavily on the second leg for the Caribbean team.


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IAAF World Championships of Athletics: Jamaica: US