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The United States asserts its global dominance with victories in four of the five relays

Sports Editorial, May 6 (EFE). – With victories in four of the five relay events (4×400 mixed and women’s, and 4×100 men’s and women’s), the United States asserted its international dominance at the World Championships held in Nassau (Bahamas), in which it arrived Also Team Botswana led by Letsile Tesogo to the top of the podium in the men’s 4×400.

The World Championships relay had a clear dominance with the United States, which had four of the five gold medals at stake at Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau.

The 4×400 mixed race was won by the American team of Matthew Bowling, Lena Irby-Jackson, Wellington Wright and Kendall Ellis, who dominated the race from the start and stopped the clock at 3:10.73.

The Netherlands took second place on the podium, led by Femke Paul, who recorded a time of 3:11.45, just eight parts lower than the Irish team, who clocked 3:11.53, a national record.

The women’s 4×100 did not hold any surprises and the victory went to the United States, where Tamari Davis, Gabrielle Thomas, Celira Barnes and Melissa Jefferson ran 41.85 seconds. The French team came in second place with the silver medal and third place was Great Britain with the bronze medal.

The US team’s 41.85 points is the new World Championship relay record, surpassing the previous mark of 41.88, which they also had in their possession for ten years and which they achieved on the same Bahamian track.

In the men’s 4 x 100 meter short relay, the United States also showed the great strength it possesses with a team that has already won gold at the 2023 IAAF World Outdoor Championships in Budapest.

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Led by double world 100m and 200m champion Noah Lyles – who ran the relay in 8.88 seconds – along with Kenny Bednarik, the Olympic silver medalist in the 200m, Courtney Lindsay, the world leader in the 200m, and Kerry King, the Team USA clocks in at 37.40 seconds, just two minutes ahead. Hundreds of the tournament record.

Canada, the 2022 world champion, finished second with a score of 37.89, while Olympic champion Italy initially crossed the finish line in third place but was later disqualified due to a change that occurred outside the region. Thus, France won the bronze medal by obtaining 38.44 points, directly ahead of Japan and Great Britain, as each of them obtained 38.45 points, separated by only a thousandth of a second.

Quanera Hayes, Gabrielle Thomas, Bailey Lear and Alexis Holmes, the four members of the women’s 4×400 long relay, heard the US national anthem from the top of the podium, after stopping the clock at 3:21.70, three seconds less than Poland. (3:24.71) silver and Canada (3:25.17) bronze.

The championship concluded with the men’s 4×400, which was won by Botswana, without the United States, led by Letsale Tebogo – with a partial time of 43.72 seconds – along with Bossang Colin Kebenachebe, Lyongo Scotch and Bayapo Ndori.

The African team dominated the race until it crossed the finish line with a time of 2:59.11, followed by South Africa (3:00.75) in second, and Belgium (3:01.16) in third.

In addition to the world champion titles in the various relays, the tournament also served to distribute places to the Olympic Games in Paris.

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Countries that qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics

Women’s 4×100: United States, France, Poland, Canada, Germany, Australia, Great Britain, Netherlands, Italy, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Jamaica, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago.

Men’s 4×100: United States, Japan, Canada, Italy, China, France, Great Britain, Jamaica, South Africa, Ghana, Australia, Germany, Nigeria, and Liberia.

Women’s 4×400: Ireland, Great Britain, Italy, Poland, Canada, France, USA, Norway, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands, Switzerland, Jamaica and India.

Men’s 4×400: Botswana, South Africa, Belgium, Japan, Germany, Italy, Nigeria, Great Britain, United States, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Spain, Poland and India.

Mixed 4×400 race: Netherlands, Dominican Republic, United States, Nigeria, Ireland, Belgium, Poland, France, Bahamas, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Jamaica and Ukraine.

(c) EFE Agency

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