EUGENE, Oregon (July 22) — The United States clocked a world-leading time of 37.87 seconds to qualify with the fastest time from the heats of the men’s 4x100m relays on Day 8 at the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 here at Hayward Field on Friday.
A team that included Christian Coleman, Noah Lyles, Elijah Hall, and Marvin Bracy, dominated the first heat to advance to the medal race and could even strengthen the squad for the final with Trayvon Bromell among the likely person to come in for the final.
Great Britain and Northern Island ran 38.49 for second place behind the USA, with Ghana also making progress to the final.
Meanwhile, France took the second semi-final heat in 38.09 seconds, just edging Canada at 38.10, with South Africa taking third in 38.31.
Jamaica ran 38.33 for fourth, and Brazil clocked 38.41 for fifth to grab the last two qualifying spots for the final.
Both Nigeria and Japan were disqualified from heat one.
Olympic champion Italy, which ran without top sprinter Lamont Marcell Jacobs, who is injured –didn’t advance to the final.
Men’s 4x100m relay heats results – World Athletics Championships
|2||GBR||Great Britain & NI|
Joseph ODURO MANU
Joseph Paul AMOAH
|5||CHN||PR of China|
Joris VAN GOOL
Godson Oke OGHENEBRUME
Udodi Chudi ONWUZURIKE
Favour Oghene Tejiri ASHE
Méba Mickaël ZEZE
Andre DE GRASSE
Rodrigo DO NASCIMENTO
Eseosa Fostine DESALU
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