2017 IAAF World Relays – Men's 4 × 200 metres relay

The men's 4 × 200 metres relay at the 2017 IAAF World Relays was held at the Thomas Robinson Stadium on 23 April.

Men's 4 × 200 metres relay
at the 2017 IAAF World Relays
VenueThomas Robinson Stadium
Dates23 April
Competitors61 from 14 nations
Winning time1:19.42
Medalists
gold medal    Canada
silver medal    United States
bronze medal    Jamaica
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Using the four turn stagger, teams were spread across the turn. The best relative judgement of progress is against the stagger. On the first leg, American Noah Lyles separated from Bahamas' Blake Bartlett to his inside and gained on China's Tang Xingqiang, while Canadian Gavin Smellie gained against Jamaican relay gold medalist Nickel Ashmeade to his outside. On the second leg, American Jarrion Lawson passed China's Mo Youxue, making USA look like the clear leader as the international broadcasters called the race. On the inside, Canadian Brendon Rodney had also passed Jamaica's Rasheed Dwyer. Canada put their star, triple Olympic medalist, Andre De Grasse on third leg. With USA the stagger leader on the outside, DeGrasse clearly was pulling away from everybody else and making up the gap to USA's Isiah Young. DeGrasse's leg was the first time the announcers noticed Canada. DeGrasse passed to Aaron Brown two steps ahead of the Americans pass to Ameer Webb. Brown held that advantage to the finish line, with the Jamaican team, anchored by Yohan Blake, the second fastest man in history, trailing the Americans by 15 meters.

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:

World record   Jamaica
(Nickel Ashmeade, Warren Weir, Jermaine Brown, Yohan Blake)
1:18.63   Nassau, Bahamas 24 May 2014
Championship record
World Leading   Canada
(Bolade Ajomale
Brendon Rodney
Andre De Grasse
Aaron Brown)
1:19.91   Gainesville, United States 1 April 2017
African Record   South Africa
(Marcus la Grange, Mathew Quinn, Josef van der Linde, Paul Gorries)
1:22.06   Port Elizabeth, South Africa 1 March 2002
Asian Record   Waseda University 1:22.12   Yokohama, Japan 14 September 2014
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Jamaica
(Nickel Ashmeade, Warren Weir, Jermaine Brown, Yohan Blake)
1:18.63   Nassau, Bahamas 24 May 2014
South American Record   Guyana
(Adam Harris, Winston George, Jeremy Bascom, Stephan James)
1:24.42   Philadelphia, United States 25 April 2015
European Record   France
(Christophe Lemaitre, Yannick Fonsat, Ben Bassaw, Ken Romain)
1:20.66   Nassau, Bahamas 24 May 2014
Oceanian record   Australia
(Scott Vassella, Shem Hollands, Dean Capobianco, Peter Vassella)
1:23.04   Sydney, Australia 6 December 1998

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
3 May 2014 19:00 Heats
3 May 2014 21:20 Final

All times are local times (UTC−4)

ResultsEdit

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified WL World leading NR National record SB Seasonal best

HeatsEdit

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

Rank Heat Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes
1 1 3   Canada Gavin Smellie, Brendon Rodney, Andre De Grasse, Aaron Brown 1:21.11 Q
2 2 6   United States Noah Lyles, Jarrion Lawson, Isiah Young, Ameer Webb 1:21.47 Q
3 1 4   Jamaica Nickel Ashmeade, Chadic Hinds, Oshane Bailey, Warren Weir 1:22.01 Q, SB
4 1 2   Trinidad and Tobago Kyle Greaux, Dan-Neil Telesford, Moriba Morain, Emmanuel Callender 1:22.79 Q, NR
5 1 7   Kenya Mark Otieno Odhiambo, Mike Mokamba Nyang'au, Peter Mwai Ndichu, Ferdinand Omanyala Omurwa 1:23.04 q, SB
6 2 4   Bahamas Adrian Griffith, Samson Colebrooke, Ian Kerr, Shavez Hart 1:23.71 Q, SB
7 2 2   China Tang Xingqiang, Mo Youxue, Bie Ge, Liang Jinsheng 1:24.01 Q, SB
8 2 3   Antigua and Barbuda Daniel Bailey, Richard Richardson, Jared Jarvis, Chavaughn Walsh 1:24.33 q, NR
9 1 6   Poland Przemysław Słowikowski, Eryk Hampel, Artur Zaczek, Rafał Omelko 1:24.78 SB
10 2 7   Saint Kitts and Nevis Lestrod Roland, Brijesh Lawrence, Delwayne Delaney, Allistar Clarke 1:24.89 SB
11 2 1   Venezuela Luis Felipe Rodríguez, Alberto Aguilar, Omar Longart, Kelvis Padrino 1:25.69 NR
12 2 8   Turks and Caicos Islands Ifeanyi Otuonye, Angelo Garland, Devante Gardiner, Frantzley Benjamin 1:26.22 NR
2 5   France Gautier Dautremer, Jeffrey John, Ken Romain, Ludvy Vaillant DQ 163.3a
1 5   Germany Robin Erewa, Aleixo-Platini Menga, Maurice Huke, Michael Bryan DNF DNF
1 8   United Kingdom DNS DNS

FinalEdit

The final was started at 21:36.[2]

Rank Lane Nation Athletes Time Notes Points
  3   Canada Gavin Smellie, Brendon Rodney, Andre De Grasse, Aaron Brown 1:19.42 WL 8
  6   United States Noah Lyles, Jarrion Lawson, Isiah Young, Ameer Webb 1:19.88 SB 7
  4   Jamaica Nickel Ashmeade, Oshane Bailey, Rasheed Dwyer, Yohan Blake 1:21.09 SB 6
4 8   Trinidad and Tobago Moriba Morain, Dan-Neil Telesford, Kyle Greaux, Emmanuel Callender 1:21.39 NR 5
5 5   Bahamas Blake Bartlett, Samson Colebrooke, Ian Kerr, Shavez Hart 1:22.36 SB 4
6 7   China Tang Xingqiang, Mo Youxue, Bie Ge, Liang Jinsheng 1:22.91 NR 3
7 1   Kenya Mark Otieno Odhiambo, Mike Mokamba Nyang'au, Peter Mwai Ndichu, Collins Omae Gichana 1:23.72 2
8 2   Antigua and Barbuda Daniel Bailey, Richard Richardson, Jared Jarvis, Tahir Walsh 1:25.11 1

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