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1999 World Championships in Athletics Sevilla, Spain

1999 7th IAAF World Championships - Seville - Men's 4 x 100m

 

 

Host City: Seville, Spain Format: First round (First 2 & 2 fastest to final) (Aug 28)
Dates: August 20–29, 1999
Nations participating: 201
Athletes participating: 1821
    Main venue: Estadio Olímpico
Overview by IAAF   sevilla1 
It should have been no contest between the USA and Britain but in fact Greene was extended on the anchor to ensure a US win in 37.59, the fifth-fastest ever time. The British quartet broke the European record with 37.73, the no. 8 mark of all time. Chambers took over fractionally ahead of Greene and was level to 50m, but in the second half of the race the world record holder drew well clear. By winning three golds at a single World Championships he equalled the record held by Carl Lewis (1983 & 1987) and Marita Koch (1983). With title holders Canada making a poor first change and being disqualified in the heats, the way was clear for Nigeria to initially claim bronze in 37.91, an African record, while Brazil set new South American figures. A doping violation by Nigerian Innocent Asonze was later confirmed, dating back to June 1999. His suspension period was for two years, so the relay bronzes were awarded to the Brazilians.
 The Men's 4x100 metres relay event at the 1999 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Estadio Olímpico de Sevilla on August 28 and August 29.
 
  4 x 100m 29 August

Men's 4x100m Relay Final

Unites States recovered their world supremacy in the short relay, after missing two editions of World Championship finals. The team consisting of Jon Drummond, Tim Montgomery, Brian Lewis and Maurice Greene marked 37.59, the fifth all times performance. The race of anchor Maurice Greene, now triple champion in Seville, was the key to victory for the American team, who made several mistakes handing over the relays. Greene received the baton behind Great Britain, but took the lead from Dwain Chambers in the last 50 metres to win the gold medal. The British team, Jason Gardener, Darren Campbell, Marlon Devonish and Dwain Chambers, won the silver medal (bronze in Athens '97) with a new European record of 37.73, bettering their own 37.77. The third and fourth positions gave also new continental records: Nigeria (Innocent Asonze, Francis Obikwelu, Daniel Effiong, Deji Aliu) took the bronze with 37.91, an African record; and Brazil (Raphael R. de Oliveira, Claudinei da Silva, Edson L. Ribeiro, Andre da Silva) was fourth with 38.05, a new record for South America.
  Final
1 Jon Drummond, Tim Montgomery, Brian Lewis, Maurice Greene USA 37.59
2 Jason Gardener, Darren Campbell, Marlon Devonish, Dwain Chambers GBR 37.73
3 Raphael Raymundo de Oliveira, Claudinei Quirino da Silva, Édson Luciano Ribeiro, André Domingos da Silva BRA 38.05
4 Alfredo García-Baró, Iván García, Luis Alberto Pérez-Rionda, Yoel Hernández CUB 38.63
5 Marcin Krzywański, Marcin Urbaś, Piotr Balcerzak, Marcin Nowak POL 38.70
6 Morne Nagel, Marcus la Grange, Lee-Roy Newton, Mathew Quinn RSA 38.74
7 Viktor Kovács, Gábor Dobos, Roland Németh, Zsolt Szeglet HUN 38.83
Innocent Asonze, Francis Obikwelu, Daniel Effiong, Deji Aliu NGR DQ 32.2.a 37.91

Men 4x100m relay - Heats

Canada's team who had won the world title in 1995 and 1997 will not be able to defend the title in Seville. The quartet was disqualified in the first heat due to passing the baton out of zone. This first heat was won by the United States with double World Champion Maurice Greene as the anchor, clocking 38.06. The American team shall look for a gold medal which they have been missing since Stuttgart '93. Great Britain dominated the second heat with 38.31, ahead of Cuba (38.61). Finally Brazil, Panamerican champions won the third heat in 38.57, followed closely by Nigeria. The other qualifiers were Poland, Greece and Hungary.
  Heats 28 August
  Heat 1
1 Jon Drummond, Tim Montgomery, Brian Lewis, Maurice Greene USA 38.06 Q
2 Marcin Krzywański, Marcin Urbaś, Piotr Balcerzak, Marcin Nowak POL 38.75 Q
3 Luca Verdecchia, Massimiliano Donati, Maurizio Checcucci, Andrea Colombo ITA 38.98
4 Kongdech Natenee, Vissanu Sophanich, Reanchai Srihawong, Sittichai Suwonprateep THA 39.55
5 Kouty Mawenh, Sayon Cooper, Paul Sehzue, Andrew Reyes LBR 40.89
Donovan Bailey, Glenroy Gilbert, Trevino Betty, Bruny Surin CAN DQ
Christian Nsiah, Eric Nkansah, Albert Agyemang, Leo Myles-Mills GHA DQ
Thierry Lubin, Frédéric Krantz, Vincent Caure, Aimé-Issa Nthépé FRA DNF
  Heat 2
1 Jason Gardener, Darren Campbell, Allyn Condon, Dwain Chambers GBR 38.31 Q
2 Alfredo García, Iván García, Luis Pérez-Rionda, Yoel Hernández CUB 38.61 Q
3 Rafel Yaar, Gideon Jablonka, Tamás Mezei, Alex Porkhomovski ISR 38.81
4 Marc Blume, Christian Schacht, Holger Blume, Michael Huke GER 38.84
4 Garth Robinson, Patrick Jarrett, Chris Williams, Ray Stewart JAM 38.86
5 Francois Ngapout, Serge Bengono, Joseph Batangdon, Claude Toukene CMR 39.25
Darryl Wohlsen, Paul Di Bella, Dean Capobianco, Matt Shirvington AUS DQ
Diego Moisés Santos, José Illán, Francisco Javier Navarro, Carlos Berlanga ESP DQ
  Heat 3
1 Raphael Raymundo de Oliveira, Claudinei Quirino da Silva, Édson Luciano Ribeiro, Andre da Silva BRA 38.46 Q
2 Viktor Kovács, Gábor Dobos, Roland Németh, Miklós Gyulai HUN 38.71 q
3 Morne Nagel, Marcus la Grange, Lee-Roy Newton, Mathew Quinn RSA 38.76 q
4 Garth Robinson, Patrick Jarrett, Christopher Williams, Ray Stewart JAM 38.86
Aleksandr Smirnov, Sergey Slukin, Denis Nikolayev, Andrey Fedoriv RUS DQ
Yeóryios Theodorídis, Aléxios Alexópoulos, Yeóryios Panayiotópoulos, Hristóforos Hoídis GRE DQ
Sunday Emmanuel, Francis Obikwelu, Daniel Effiong, Deji Aliu NGR DQ 32.2.a 38.57

 

 

 

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