The Jamaican team in the Women’s 4x100m Final at the World Championships in Moscow not only took gold, but also set a new championship record of 41.29.
Carrie Russell, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Schillonie Calvert and Nickiesha Wilson posed next to their record time on the clock at the Luzhniki Stadium on August 18, 2013.
The team took the title on Day Nine of the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships Moscow 2013.
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