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Jamaica wins women’s 4x100-meter relay in dominating fashion

Jamaica was the favorite heading into Friday’s final and did not let up on the field.

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (R) passes the baton to Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson during the women’s 4x100m relay final during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo on August 6, 2021. Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images

In one of the final track and field events on Friday, the women’s 4x100-meter relays were under the bright stadium lights in Tokyo. Jamaica came into the final as the overwhelming favorites.

Jamaica’s relay squad did not have any issues in the first round as they qualified for the final with a time of 42.15. On Friday night, the Jamaica dominated the eight-team field, winning the gold medal with a time of 41.02. The 4x100-meter relay team of Briana Williams, Elaine Herah-Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson was a clear step ahead of the competition.

Also joining Jamaica on the medal podium is the United States, who won the silver with a time of 41.45. Jenna Pardini and Gabrielle Thomas, who both competed in the women’s 200-meter were the last two legs of the relay. Earlier this week, Thomas won the bronze medal in the women’s 200-meter final. Lastly, Great Britain won the bronze medal with a time of 41.88.