Canadians in the 4 x 100 meters relay final

Canadians in 4 x 100 meter relay final


The Canadian 4 x 100 meter relay team completed its tenure at the World Championships in Athletics by advancing to the final of this running event on Friday in Eugene, Oregon.

Representatives of the Maple Leaf have given a time of 38.10 seconds, good for second place in their heat, one hundredth of a second behind the French. The South Africans took the third echelon.

Athletes distinguished themselves for the “Maple Leaf” are Andre De Grasse, Brendon Rodney, Jerome Blake and Aaron Brown.

Recall that De Grasse had announced his withdrawal from the 200 meters – an event he won at the Tokyo Games – to devote all his energy to the relay last week.

The three fastest teams in the two waves went directly to the final. The two countries excluded from the top 3 with the fastest time also qualified.

The Americans achieved the best time of the semi-finals, in 37.87 s.

Jamaica, Brazil, Great Britain and Ghana have also secured tickets to the final, which will take place on Saturday.

A personal best for Liz Gleadle

British Columbia's Liz Gleadle, who has never finished better than 12th at the Olympics, outdid herself in the javelin event finishing ninth.

This is a personal best in a competition of such magnitude for the 33-year-old athlete.

Gleadle only needed one shot to establish his best result in final, a throw of 59.59 meters, since she missed the next two.