Jamaica, USA win relay gold at Doha Worlds

Doha, Qatar: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Christian Coleman, the fastest athletes of the meet, led their teams Jamaica and the US to gold in the 4x100m relay at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha on Saturday.

The Jamaican team, also comprising Natalliah Whyte, Jonielle Smith and Shericka Jackson finished in a world-leading time of  41.44 to take the women's title, while the USA featuring Justin Gatlin, Michael Rodgers and Noah Lyles took the men's title with the second-fastest time ever (37.10).

Great Britain took silver in the men's category in 37.36, finishing ahead of Japan who took bronze in 37.43.

In the women's final, Great Britain took silver in 41.85 and USA settled for bronze 42.10.

Earlier, Hellen Obiri won her second consecutive world title in 5000m with a controlled run. Kenyan Obiri finished in 14:26.72 for a new championship record while compatriot Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi clocked  14:27.49, a personal best, to take silver.  Konstanze Klosterhalfen of Germany took bronze in  14:28.43.

In triple jump, Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela secured her second world title with a best effort of 15.37.

Shanieka Ricketts of Jamaica took silver with a 14.92 jump and Colombian Caterine Ibarguen took bronze (14.73).

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