2007 World Championships in Athletics Osaka, Japan

2007 11th IAAF World Championships - Osaka - Women's 4 x 100m

 

 

Host City: Osaka, JapanFormat: First round (First 3 & 2 fastest to final) (Sep 1)
Dates: 24 August - 2 September 2007
Nations participating: 200
Athletes participating: 1,978
  Main venue: Nagai Stadium
Overview by IAAF  
The top teams were evenly-matched on the first leg of the final, with Williams and Brooks both clocked in 11.05 by the Biomechanics Team of IAAF and JAAF. Felix opened up a gap of a metre on Stewart, and the US lead was increased on the third leg as Barber gained a further metre on Facey. Edwards (10.21) held off Campbell (10.06) by half a metre, though Campbell was closing in rapidly on the American at the finish. Britain led the chasing group at the final exchange, but Gevaert took Belgium from sixth to third with a stirring anchor leg of 10.17.