August 05, 2021 4:09 PM
Alex Lawes

Olympic Athletics – Men's 4x100m Preview & Prediction

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When is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics taking place? The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is taking take place between 23rd July, 2021 and 8th August 2021, although some preliminary events began on 21st July, 2021.

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What TV channel is the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on in the UK? Televised Olympic coverage is shared between BBC and Eurosport so it is worth checking their schedules for the full breakdown.

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What time is the Men’s 4x100m Relay taking place? 14:30 on Friday 6th August (UK time)

Where is the Men’s 4x100m Relay taking place? Olympic Stadium

Who are the reigning Olympic champions in the Men’s 4x100m Relay? Jamaica

Who are the current world record holders of the Men’s 4x100m Relay? Jamaica with a time of 36.84 seconds in 2012


Jamaica, led by Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, have dominated this event in recent Olympic games and the Jamaicans maintain the world and Olympic record that was set in London in 2012. They come into this final as the fastest qualifiers in the semi-final with a time of 37.82 seconds. Despite lacking the greatest sprinter of all time in Bolt, they will still have Yohan Blake as they go for their third successive gold medal in this event.

The other main competitors for the gold in this contest will be the impressive qualifiers in the second heat who required a photo finish to separate them. China, Canada and Italy all ran in under 38 seconds with Team GB qualifying at 38.02 seconds.


Despite the impressive race in the second heat, it will probably be a concern for those three countries. That was a competitive heat and China, Canada and Italy still failed to beat the Jamaicans team in the other heat in which Jamaica were able to focus on ‘doing enough’. Yohan Blake looks set to lead his team to another gold medal.


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