1997 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 4 × 100 metres relay

The 4 x 100 metres relay at the 1997 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Olympic Stadium on August 8 and August 9.

MedalsEdit

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
  United States
Chryste Gaines
Marion Jones
Inger Miller
Gail Devers
  Jamaica
Beverly McDonald
Merlene Frazer
Juliet Cuthbert
Beverly Grant
  France
Patricia Girard
Christine Arron
Delphine Combe
Sylviane Félix

ResultsEdit

All times shown are in seconds.

AR area record | CR championship record | GR games record | NR national record | OR Olympic record | PB personal best | SB season best | WL world leading (in a given season)
DNS = did not start | DQ = disqualification | NM = no mark (i.e. no valid result) | Q = qualification by place in heat | q = qualification by overall place

Semi-finalsEdit

Heat 1Edit

  1.   United States (Chryste Gaines, Marion Jones, Inger Miller, Gail Devers) 41.52 Q (WL)
  2.   France (Frédérique Bangué, Christine Arron, Delphine Combe, Sylviane Félix) 42.53 Q (NR)
  3.   Nigeria (Beatrice Utondu, Endurance Ojokolo, Angela Atede, Chioma Ajunwa) 43.00 Q
  4.   Greece (Maria Tsoni, Ekaterini Koffa, Marina Vasarmidou, Ekaterini Thanou) 43.15
  5.   Australia (Nova Peris, Lauren Hewitt, Melinda Gainsford-Taylor, Cathy Freeman) 43.21 (SB)
  6.   Brazil (Rita da Cassia Araujo Gomes, Katia Regina Santos, Cleide Amaral, Lucimar Aparecida de Moura) 43.89 (NR)
  7.   Italy (Elena Sordelli, Giada Gallina, Manuela Grillo, Manuela Levorato) 44.16

Heat 2Edit

  1.   Bahamas (Eldece Clarke-Lewis, Savatheda Fynes, Debbie Ferguson, Pauline Davis-Thompson) 42.19 Q
  2.   Jamaica (Beverly McDonald, Merlene Frazer, Juliet Cuthbert, Beverly Grant) 42.31 Q (SB)
  3.   Germany (Melanie Paschke, Esther Möller, Birgit Rockmeier, Andrea Philipp) 42.51 Q (SB)
  4.   Russia (Olga Povtaryova, Galina Malchugina, Marina Trandenkova, Yekaterina Leshchova) 42.69 q (SB)
  5.   China (Pei Fang, Yan Jiankui, Liu Xiaomei, Li Xuemei) 42.92 q (AR)
  6.   Colombia (Sandra Borrero, Felipa Palacios, Patricia Rodríguez, Mirtha Brock) 43.51 (SB)
  7.   Finland (Sanna Koivisto, Johanna Manninen, Sanna Hernesniemi-Kyllönen, Anu Pirttimaa) 44.08 (SB)
  8.   Japan (Hideko Kijinami, Kaori Yoshida, Toshie Iwamoto, Motoka Arai) 44.56

FinalEdit

  1.   United States (Chryste Gaines, Marion Jones, Inger Miller, Gail Devers) 41.47 (CR)
  2.   Jamaica (Beverly McDonald, Merlene Frazer, Juliet Cuthbert, Beverly Grant) 42.10 (SB)
  3.   France (Patricia Girard, Christine Arron, Delphine Combe, Sylviane Félix) 42.21 (NR)
  4.   Germany (Melanie Paschke, Esther Möller, Birgit Rockmeier, Andrea Philipp) 42.44 (SB)
  5.   Russia (Olga Povtaryova, Galina Malchugina, Marina Trandenkova, Yekaterina Leshchova) 42.50 (SB)
  6.   Bahamas (Eldece Clarke-Lewis, Savatheda Fynes, Debbie Ferguson, Pauline Davis-Thompson) 42.77
  7.   Nigeria (Beatrice Utondu, Endurance Ojokolo, Angela Atede, Falilat Ogunkoya) 43.27
  8.   China (Pei Fang, Yan Jiankui, Liu Xiaomei, Li Xuemei) 43.32

ReferencesEdit