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USA Successfully Defend Golden Baton at World Relays in Bahamas

Monday 4th May , 2015 7:43 am
USA celebrate their victory and world record in the distance medley at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 (Image credit: Getty Images)
USA celebrate their victory and world record in the distance medley at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015 (Image credit: Getty Images)

After winning seven of the 10 events in Nassau, USA once again underlined their domination of relay events by winning the golden baton for the second year in succession at the IAAF/BTC World Relays, Bahamas 2015.

They may have had one or two mishaps, most notably in both 4x200m finals, but it didn’t affect their overall standing as they amassed 63 points, three more than their winning tally from last year.

Their seven victories included world records in both distance medleys and competition records in both 4x800m finals as well as in the men’s 4x100m and women’s 4x400m.

And just like 12 months ago, Jamaica finished runner-up to the USA with 46 points after winning the men’s 4x200m and women’s 4x100m on Sunday.

Poland’s three podium finishes – including silvers in both 4x800m relays – contributed significantly to their overall third-place finish, six places higher than they managed in 2014.

Australia also improved on their position from last year, taking fourth place in the race to the golden baton.

Germany, France, Kenya and Great Britain made up the rest of the top eight.

 

 

 

Source: IAAF

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