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#ReturnToLondon: Jamaican teams advance to 4x100m relay finals this afternoon

Jamaica Gleaner / Jamaica’s men’s and women’s teams have advanced to this afternoon’s final of the 4×100 metres relay at the IAAF World Championships in London.

Contesting heat two from lane two, the female quartet of Christania Williamson, Natasha Morrison, Jura Levy and Sashalee Forbes placed second in 42.50 seconds.

The last baton exchange between Levy and Forbes wasn’t the smoothest.

Germany won that Heat in 42.34 seconds while the American women took heat one in a world leading 41.84 seconds.

On the male side, the Jamaican line up of Tyquendo Tracey, Julian Forte, Michael Campbell and Usain Bolt placed first in heat two with a season’s best 37.95 seconds.

On anchor, multi-time World Champion Usain Bolt looked relaxed after a series of fluid baton exchanges.

France placed second in that heat with 38.03 seconds clocking.

Anchored by Christian Coleman, the USA won heat one from lane eight in a world leading 37.70.

ATHLETES’ PROFILES

Name: Usain Bolt Date of Birth: August 21, 1986 Events: 100m ?Season’s Best: 100m 9.95, Personal Best: 100m – 9.58. School: William Knibb High Coach: Glen Mills Track Club: Racers Track Club Accolades: Nine-time Olympic Champion and 11-time World Champion

Name: Julian Forte Date of Birth: January 07, 1993 Events: 100m,  Season’s best: 100m-9.99; personal best: 100m- 9.99 School: Wolmer’s Boys High Coach: Stephen Francis Track Club: MVP

Name: Tyquendo Tracey  Date of Birth: June 10, 1993 Event: 4 x 100 Metres Relay Season’s best: 10.12 seconds Personal Best: 10.12 seconds

Name: Michael Campbell Date of birth: November 29, 1996 Event: 4x100m School: Jamaica College

Name: Sashalee Forbes Date of Birth: May 10, 1996 Event: 200m Season’s best: 22.71; personal best: 22.71 School: Holmwood Technical High Coach: Maurice Wilson Track Club: Sprintec Track Club Accolades: 2017 National 200m champion and 2017 IAAF World Relays 4x200m champion

Name: Christania Williams Date of Birth: October 17, 1994 Event: 100m Season’s best: 11.03; personal best: 10.96 Schools: Oracabessa High and Edwin Allen High Coach: Stephen Francis Track Club: MVP Accolades: 2016 Olympic Games 4x100m Relay Silver medallist, World Youth Champion and World Youth Championships bronze medallist

Name: Jura Levy Date of Birth: November 4, 1990 Event: 100m and 200m Season’s best: 100m-11.06 and 11.06  School: Vere Technical High Coach: Maurice Wilson Track Club: Sprintec Track Club

Name: Natasha Morrison Date of Birth: November 17, 1992 Event: 100m Season’s best: 11:09 Schools: Glengoffe High, San Diego State University Club: Sprintec Track Club 

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