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Snapshot: The women's 4x100m relay final wasn't exactly a photo finish

The Jamaicans timed a championship record 41.29 seconds to take gold.

(Martin Meissner/AP/Press Association Images)

Updated at 20.42

Jamaica regained the women’s 4×100 metres relay title in Moscow today at the World Athletics Championships with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce clinching an historic three-gold sweep.

The Jamaicans timed a championship record 41.29 seconds to take gold while France won silver (42.73sec) and defending champions the United States the bronze (42.75sec).

However, the French were later disqualified following a protest from the British for ‘changing outside their sector on the second baton exchange’ and had an appeal against the disqualification turned down.

The British took the bronze instead, although, their ‘victory’ came too late for the medals ceremony while the Americans moved up to silver.

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First published at 18.15

(C) AFP, 2013

Additional reporting by Paul Fennessy

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