Jamaica played second fiddle in the women’s 4x100m relay as reigning champions United States did not relent as both teams match strides at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
However, it was the American quartet of Tamari Davis, Twanisha Terry, Gabrielle Thomas, and Sha’Carri Richardson, who copped the event in a Championship record 41.03s Championship Record, ahead of their Jamaican counterparts – Natasha Morrison, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shashalee Forbes and Shericka Jackson –who ended in season’s best 41.21s.
Great Britain’s quartet of Asha Phillip, Imani Lansiquot, Bianca Williams, and Daryll Neita, was third in a season’s best 41.97s.
During the event, Fraser-Pryce who has been braving a chronic knee injury, suffered what is reported to be a muscle strain, but like a warrior, pushed through the difficulty to safely hand off the baton, ensuring the country ended with a medal.
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