Canada, led by De Grasse, beat USA in 4x100m relay

Sports Writing (USA), Jul 23 (EFE).- Two faulty rallies by the host team allowed the Canadian team, led by André de Grasse at the far post, to an unexpected victory in the 4 × relay final 100 meters with a mark of 37.48, the world best of the year.

Canada, already world champion in Göteborg 95 and Athens 97, regained the world crown with a quartet made up of Aaron Brown, Jerome Blake, Brendon Rodney and Andre de Grasse.

In the American team, Christian Coleman badly passed the baton to Noah Lyles, who passed the baton to Elijah Hall and he, in turn, with problems to Marvin Bracy, who could not defeat De Grasse from a thumb.

The bronze medal went to Great Britain (37.83), who edged out Jamaica (38.06)

In the women’s final, another surprise, this time favorable to the United States, who despite the absence of a single individual medalist, won the title with a time of 41.14 and a team composed of Melissa Jefferson, Abby Steiner , Jenna Prandini and Twanisha Terry. .

Jamaica, who were world and Olympic champions, trained with Kemba Nelson, Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (individual gold in the 100) and Shericka Jackson (champion in the 200).

Alvin Nguyen

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