14 May, 2016

4x100m Men: Zhang brings baton home for China

Zhang Peimeng brought the 2016 Shanghai Diamond League meeting to a rousing climax as he held off Ronald Levy down the finishing straight to hand China’s world silver medallists a sprint relay victory over a quality Jamaican quartet. The 2009 Asian 100m champion took the baton from Su Bingtian after Xie Zhenye and Chen Shiwei had put the hosts in the lead over the first two legs. Zhang was half a stride ahead of Levy and rode a wave of noise as the screams of the crowd brought him home in 38.71, the quickest 4x100m relay time ever at this meeting. The Jamaican MVP team were second in 38.85 with a mixed international team third in 38.85.

Peimeng Zhang: Today we had a normal race but the result is satisfying, wen eed to work on the realy part more and it will be our key part of our future training.

Bingtian Su: We will prepare for the Rio Olympics in the next months and we hope to finish with a top three place in Rio.