Jamaica dominate to win women's 4x100m 

Briana Williams, Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson of Team Jamaica celebrate winning the gold medal in the Women's 4 x 100m Relay Final on day fourteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 06, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Briana Williams, Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson of Team Jamaica celebrate winning the gold medal in the Women's 4 x 100m Relay Final on day fourteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 06, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

There was no catching Jamaica in the women's 4x100m as they stormed home to Olympic gold; Team USA take silver and Great Britain clinch bronze at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Jamaica stormed home to their first Olympic women's 4x100m title in 17 years, taking gold in a national record time of 41.02 at the Olympic Stadium.

The USA came away with silver in 41.45 and Great Britain took bronze in 41.88.

What made the win even more special is that back in Jamaica it was Independence Day.

“We are so grateful to win this gold medal for Jamaica on national independence day," Fraser-Pryce said. "For two years we have been unimpressive, you know, so to get it back today is special.

"The main focus was getting the baton around. We knew once we got it around we would do very well. We didn't get a world record tonight but we got a national record. Elaine Thompson-Herah got a third gold medal and we are all going home with a gold," she added.

In a team that included 100m gold medallist Elaine Thompson-Herah, silver medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and bronze medallist Shericka Jackson alongside the 2018 100m/200m World Junior Champion Briana Williams, Jamaica were going to be tough to beat.

Williams got Jamaica off to a blistering start before Thompson-Herah flew down the back-stretch passing the baton to Fraser-Pryce, who maintained their lead. Jackson powered down the home straight to cross the line ahead of reigning Olympic champions the United States in the second-fastest time in history.

Shericka Jackson of Team Jamaica crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in the Women's 4 x 100m Relay Final on day fourteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 06, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Shericka Jackson of Team Jamaica crosses the finish line to win the gold medal in the Women's 4 x 100m Relay Final on day fourteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 06, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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For Thompson-Herah Jamaica's win saw her pick up her third gold medal of Tokyo 2020, completing the sprint triple - 100m, 200m and 4x100m.

"I was just excited for the team to come out here and put on a show. The feeling is surreal to capture three golds and we got a national record," she said. "We are grateful."

The 29-year-old also became just the fifth woman to win at least three track and field gold medals in the same Olympic Games and the first since American Allyson Felix at London 2012.