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Russia wins women's 4X100m relay gold
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22:12, August 22, 2008


Russia's Yulia Chermoshanskaya reacts after the women's 4x100m relay final at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 22, 2008. The Russian team won the title. (Xinhua/Guo Dayue)


Russia's Evgeniya Polyakova sprints out during the women's 4x100m relay final at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 22, 2008. The Russian team won the title. (Xinhua/Guo Dayue)


Russia's runners react after the women's 4x100m relay final at the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, during Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China, Aug. 22, 2008. The Russian team won the title. (Xinhua/Guo Dayue)

Russia scored a surprise win in thewomen's 4x100 meters relay at the Beijing Olympic Games here on Friday.

The Russian quartet, including Evgeniya Polyakova, Aleksandra Fedoriva, Yulia Gushchina and Yuliya Chermoshanskaya, clocked a season best of 42.31 seconds for the gold. Belgium took the silver in 42.54 seconds and Nigeria won the bronze in 43.04.

Pre-race favorite Jamaica did not finish the race.

Source: Xinhua

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