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2014 IAAF World Relays – Men's 4 × 200 metres relay

The men's 4 × 200 metres relay at the 2014 IAAF World Relays was held at the Thomas Robinson Stadium on 24 May.

Men's 4 × 200 metres relay
at the 2014 IAAF World Relays
VenueThomas Robinson Stadium
Dates24 May (heats & final)
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The rarity of this event at the elite level was evidenced by the poor handoffs. Apparently the athletes involved didn't know their exchange zones. Jermaine Brown came to a complete stop in the zone, and received the handoff from Warren Weir as he was being passed. Even with this ugly handoff, the Jamaican team still dominated the race and set a new world record. Their closest competitor was St. Kitts and Nevis, whose flaw had less of an effect on their performance, Brijesh Lawrence running on the inside of the turn, correctly put out his right hand to receive the baton, but incoming Lestrod Roland also had the baton in his right hand and had to make the handoff awkwardly across his body. For the American team, Ameer Webb looked completely confused, starting late, running out of his lane to the inside, then reaching to receive the baton before he had even entered the passing zone. Curtis Mitchell was not ready to pass that early and was moving too fast to make the exchange. Mitchell just stopped in frustration, the baton bouncing two lanes away, retrieved by Webb outside of the zone for a disqualification.

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RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:

World record   Santa Monica Track Club
(Michael Marsh, Leroy Burrell, Floyd Heard, Carl Lewis)
1:18.68   Walnut, California, United States 17 April 1994
Championship record New event
World Leading   University of Technology Jamaica 1:20.07   Philadelphia, United States 26 April 2014
African Record   South Africa
(Marcus La Grange, Mathew Quinn, Josef van der Linde, Paul Gorries)
1:22.08   Port Elizabeth, South Africa 1 March 2002
Asian Record   Thailand
(Reanchai Seerhawong, Vissanu Sophanich, Ekkachai Janthana, Sittichai Suwonpradeep)
1:22.66   Philadelphia, United States 29 April 2000
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Santa Monica Track Club
(Michael Marsh, Leroy Burrell, Floyd Heard, Carl Lewis)
1:18.68   Walnut, California, United States 17 April 1994
South American Record No official record
European Record   Italy
(Stefano Tilli, Carlo Simionato, Giovanni Bongiorni, Pietro Mennea)
1:21.10   Cagliari, Italy 29 September 1983
Oceanian record No official record

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
24 May 2014 17:30 Heats
24 May 2014 19:52 Final

All times are local times (UTC−4)

ResultsEdit

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 3 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) advanced to the final.[1]

Rank Heat Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 1 8   Jamaica Rasheed Dwyer, Jermaine Brown, Jason Livermore, Warren Weir 1:20.15 Q
2 2 7   United States Maurice Mitchell, Curtis Mitchell, Isiah Young, Wallace Spearmon 1:21.35 Q, SB
3 1 1   France Christophe Lemaitre, Yannick Fonsat, Ben Bassaw, Ken Romain 1:21.45 Q, SB
4 2 5   Barbados Ramon Gittens, Andrew Hinds, Shane Brathwaite, Fallon Forde 1:21.88 Q, NR
5 1 7   Saint Kitts and Nevis Antoine Adams, Lestrod Roland, Brijesh Lawrence, Allistar Clarke 1:21.97 Q, NR
6 1 5   Bahamas Blake Bartlett, Adrian Griffith, Wesley Neymour, Andretti Bain 1:22.18 q, NR
7 2 6   Kenya Stephen Barasa, Carvin Nkanata, Walter Michuki Moenga, Tony Kipruto Chirchir 1:23.24 Q, NR
8 1 3   China Chen Shiwei, Xie Zhenye, Yang Yang, Mo Youxue 1:23.75 q, NR
9 2 8   Japan Yuichi Kobayashi, Masashi Eriguchi, Shinji Takahira, Kenji Fujimitsu 1:23.87 SB
10 2 3   Cayman Islands Kemar Hyman, Tyrell Cuffy, David Hamil, Troy Long 1:24.91 NR
11 1 2   United States Virgin Islands Tabarie Henry, Leslie Murray, David Walters, Leon Hunt 1:25.01 NR
2 1   Nigeria Elvis Ukale, Ogho-Oghene Egwero, Nicholas Imhoaperamhe, Isah Salihu DNF
2 4   Germany Julian Reus, Sebastian Ernst, Alexander Kosenkow, Robin Erewa DNF
1 4   Spain Sergio Ruiz, Iván Jesús Ramos, Adrià Burriel, Óscar Husillos DQ R170.7[2]
1 6   Papua New Guinea Kupun Wisil, Theo Piniau, Kevin Kapmatana, Nelson Stone DQ R170.7[2]
2 2   Turks and Caicos Islands Ifeanye Otuonye, Courtney Missick, Wadly Jean, Wesley Chery DQ R170.7[2]

FinalEdit

[3]

Rank Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes Points
  3   Jamaica Nickel Ashmeade, Warren Weir, Jermaine Brown, Yohan Blake 1:18.63 WR 8
  8   Saint Kitts and Nevis Antoine Adams, Lestrod Roland, Brijesh Lawrence, Allistar Clarke 1:20.51 NR 7
  5   France Christophe Lemaitre, Yannick Fonsat, Ben Bassaw, Ken Romain 1:20.66 AR 6
4 4   Barbados Ramon Gittens, Levi Cadogan, Andrew Hinds, Fallon Forde 1:21.88 =NR 5
5 7   Kenya Stephen Barasa, Carvin Nkanata, Tony Kipruto Chirchir, Walter Michuki Moenga 1:22.35 NR 4
6 1   Bahamas Blake Bartlett, Adrian Griffith, Wesley Neymour, Andretti Bain 1:23.19 3
7 2   China Chen Shiwei, Xie Zhenye, Yang Yang, Mo Youxue 1:25.83 2
6   United States Maurice Mitchell, Curtis Mitchell, Ameer Webb, Wallace Spearmon DQ R170.7[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Heats results
  2. ^ a b c d Passing the baton outside the takeover zone
  3. ^ Final results