2015 IAAF World Relays

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IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2015
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Host city Nassau, Bahamas
Events10
Dates2–3 May 2015
Main venue Thomas Robinson Stadium
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The 2015 IAAF World Relays was the second edition of the biennial, global track and field relay competition between nations. As in the previous year, it was held in May in Nassau, Bahamas. Apart from contesting for the Golden Baton for the best team overall, the competition also served as a qualifying stage for the 2016 Summer Olympics in the 4 × 100 and 4 × 400 metres relay. One major change compared to the inaugural edition was the replacement of the 4 × 1500 metres relay with the distance medley relay.

IAAF World Relays

The IAAF World Relays is an international biennial track and field sporting event where teams from around the world compete in relay races, some of which are not part of the standard Olympic programme. The first three editions were set to take place in Nassau, Bahamas at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in 2014, 2015 and 2017. Originally intended as an annual event, it was later decided to happen every odd year, the same as the IAAF World Championships in Athletics for which it serves as a qualification stage.

Track and field sport involving various running, jumping and throwing disciplines

Track and field is a sport which includes athletic contests established on the skills of running, jumping, and throwing. The name is derived from where the sport takes place, a running track and a grass field for the throwing and some of the jumping events. Track and field is categorized under the umbrella sport of athletics, which also includes road running, cross country running, and race walking.

Nassau, Bahamas Largest city and capital of the Bahamas

Nassau is the capital and commercial centre of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. The city has an estimated population of 274,400 as of 2016, just over 70% of the population of the country (≈391,000). Lynden Pindling International Airport, the major airport for the Bahamas, is located about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) west of Nassau city centre, and has daily flights to major cities in Canada, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and the United States. The city is located on the island of New Providence, which functions much like a business district. Nassau is the site of the House of Assembly and various judicial departments and was considered historically to be a stronghold of pirates. The city was named in honour of William III of England, Prince of Orange-Nassau.

Contents

Schedule

Results

Men

EventGoldSilverBronze
4 × 100 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Mike Rodgers
Justin Gatlin
Tyson Gay
Ryan Bailey
37.38
CR, WL
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
Nesta Carter
Kemar Bailey-Cole
Nickel Ashmeade
Usain Bolt
37.68Flag of Japan.svg  Japan
Kazuma Oseto
Kenji Fujimitsu
Yoshihide Kiryū
Kotaro Taniguchi
38.20
4 × 200 metres relay
details
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
Nickel Ashmeade
Rasheed Dwyer
Jason Livermore
Warren Weir
1:20.97Flag of France.svg  France
Teddy Tinmar
Christophe Lemaitre
Pierre-Alexis Pessonneaux
Ben Bassaw
1:21.49Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Robin Erewa
Sven Knipphals
Aleixo-Platini Menga
Alexander Kosenkow
1:22.65
4 × 400 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
David Verburg
Tony McQuay
Jeremy Wariner
LaShawn Merritt
2:58.43
WL
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas
Ramon Miller
Michael Mathieu
Steven Gardiner
Chris Brown
2:58.91
SB
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Dylan Borlée
Julien Watrin
Jonathan Borlée
Kevin Borlée
2:59.33
NR
4 × 800 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Duane Solomon
Erik Sowinski
Casimir Loxsom
Robby Andrews
7:04.84
CR, WL
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Karol Konieczny
Kamil Gurdak
Marcin Lewandowski
Adam Kszczot
7:09.98Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Jared West
Josh Ralph
Ryan Gregson
Jordan Williamsz
7:16.30
Distance medley relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Kyle Merber
Brycen Spratling
Brandon Johnson
Ben Blankenship
9:15.50
WR
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Abednego Chesebe Miti
Alphas Kishoyian
Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich
Timothy Cheruiyot
9:17.20Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Ryan Gregson
Alexander Beck
Jordan Williamsz
Collis Birmingham
9:21.62

Women

EventGoldSilverBronze
4 × 100 metres relay
details
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
Simone Facey
Kerron Stewart
Schillonie Calvert
Veronica Campbell-Brown
42.14
WL
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Tianna Bartoletta
Allyson Felix
Kimberlyn Duncan
Carmelita Jeter
42.32
SB
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Asha Philip
Ashleigh Nelson
Bianca Williams
Margaret Adeoye
42.84
SB
4 × 200 metres relay
details
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria
Blessing Okagbare
Regina George
Dominique Duncan
Christy Udoh
1:30.52
AR , WL
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
Samantha Henry-Robinson
Veronica Campbell-Brown
Shericka Williams
Sherone Simpson
1:31.73Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Rebekka Haase
Anne Christina Haack
Nadine Gonska
Josefina Elsler
1:33.61
4 × 400 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Phyllis Francis
Natasha Hastings
Sanya Richards-Ross
Francena McCorory
3:19.39
CR, WL
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
Anastasia Le-Roy
Novlene Williams-Mills
Christine Day
Stephenie Ann McPherson
3:22.49
SB
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Eilidh Child
Anyika Onuora
Kelly Massey
Seren Bundy-Davies
3:26.38
SB
4 × 800 metres relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Chanelle Price
Maggie Vessey
Molly Beckwith-Ludlow
Alysia Montaño
8:00.62
CR, AR , WL
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Syntia Ellward
Katarzyna Broniatowska
Angelika Cichocka
Sofia Ennaoui
8:11.36
NR
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
Abbey de la Motte
Kelly Hetherington
Selma Kajan
Brittany McGowan
8:13.97
SB
Distance medley relay
details
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Treniere Moser
Sanya Richards-Ross
Ajee' Wilson
Shannon Rowbury
10:36.50
WR
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Selah Jepleting Busienei
Joy Nakhumicha Sakari
Sylivia Chematui Chesebe
Virginia Nyambura Nganga
10:43.35Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
Katarzyna Broniatowska
Monika Szczęsna
Angelika Cichocka
Sofia Ennaoui
10:45.32

Team standings

Teams scored for every place in the top 8 with 8 points awarded for the first place, 7 for second, etc. The overall points winner was given the Golden Baton. [1]

  The host country is highlighted in lavender blue
RankNationPoints
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States 63.0
2Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica 46.0
3Flag of Poland.svg  Poland 34.0
4Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 25.0
5Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 21.0
6Flag of France.svg  France 19.0
7Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 15.0
8Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 15.0
9Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil 13.0
10Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 11.0
10Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas 11.0

Qualification for 2016 Summer Olympics

The top eight-finishers in 4×100 and 4×400 events gained qualification into the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. If a team was disqualified, the top team in the B-final would qualify.

Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics

Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics were held during the last 10 days of the games, from 12–21 August 2016, at the Olympic Stadium. The sport of athletics in the 2016 Summer Olympics was split into three distinct sets of events: track and field events, road running events, and racewalking events.

Rio de Janeiro Capital of state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio, is anchor to the Rio de Janeiro metropolitan area and the second-most populous municipality in Brazil and the sixth-most populous in the Americas. Rio de Janeiro is the capital of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's third-most populous state. Part of the city has been designated as a World Heritage Site, named "Rio de Janeiro: Carioca Landscapes between the Mountain and the Sea", by UNESCO on 1 July 2012 as a Cultural Landscape.

#Men's 4×100Men's 4×400Women's 4×100Women's 4×400
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas Flag of the United States.svg  United States Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica
3Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
4Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Flag of France.svg  France
5Flag of France.svg  France Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago Flag of Poland.svg  Poland
6Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg  Saint Kitts and Nevis Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
7Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
8Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil

The following teams secured a full set of relay places across four events at the 2016 Games:

Participating nations

669 athletes from 43 nations are set to take part in the competition. [2]

Antigua and Barbuda Country in the Caribbean

Antigua and Barbuda is a country in the West Indies in the Americas, lying between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It consists of two major islands, Antigua and Barbuda, and a number of smaller islands. The permanent population numbers about 95,900, with 97% being resident on Antigua. The capital and largest port and city is St. John's on Antigua, with Codrington being the largest town on Barbuda. Lying near each other, Antigua and Barbuda are in the middle of the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles, roughly at 17°N of the equator.

Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide.

The Bahamas Country in North America

The Bahamas, known officially as the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is a country within the Lucayan Archipelago. The archipelagic state consists of more than 700 islands, cays, and islets in the Atlantic Ocean, and is located north of Cuba and Hispaniola, northwest of the Turks and Caicos Islands, southeast of the U.S. state of Florida, and east of the Florida Keys. The capital is Nassau on the island of New Providence. The designation of "the Bahamas" can refer either to the country or to the larger island chain that it shares with the Turks and Caicos Islands. The Royal Bahamas Defence Force describes the Bahamas territory as encompassing 470,000 km2 (180,000 sq mi) of ocean space.

Records

NationAthletesEventPerformanceTypeDate
Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados Levi Cadogan
Ramon Gittens
Nicholas Deshong
Mario Burke
Men's 4×100 m relay38.85 NR 2 May
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic Gustavo Cuesta
Yoandry Andujar
Stanly del Carmen
Yancarlos Martínez
Men's 4×100 m relay38.94 NR 2 May
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg  Antigua and Barbuda Chavaughn Walsh
Daniel Bailey
Tahir Walsh
Miguel Francis
Men's 4×100 m relay39.01 NR 2 May
Flag of the United States.svg  United States Duane Solomon
Casimir Loxsom
Robby Andrews
Erik Sowinski
Men's 4×800 m relay7:04.84 CR 2 May
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia Tjipekapora Herunga
Globine Mayova
Mberihonga Kandovasu
Lilianne Klaasman
Women's 4×400 m relay3:41.47 NR 2 May
Flag of the United States.svg  United States Sanya Richards-Ross
Treniere Moser
Shannon Rowbury
Ajee' Wilson
Women's distance medley relay10:36.50 WR 2 May
Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados Ramon Gittens
Nicholas Deshong
Levi Cadogan
Mario Burke
Men's 4×100 m relay38.70 NR 2 May
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Lin Huijun
Yuan Qiqi
Kong Lingwei
Liang Xiaojing
Women's 4×200 m relay1:34.89 AR NR 2 May
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Amy Foster
Stephanie Creaner
Sarah Lavin
Phil Healy
Women's 4×200 m relay1:36.90 NR 2 May
Flag of the United States.svg  United States Justin Gatlin
Ryan Bailey
Tyson Gay
Mike Rodgers
Men's 4×100 m relay37.38 CR 2 May
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Crystal Emmanuel
Kimberly Hyacinthe
Shai-Anne Davis
Khamica Bingham
Women's 4×100 m relay42.94 NR 3 May
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Crystal Emmanuel
Kimberly Hyacinthe
Shai-Anne Davis
Khamica Bingham
Women's 4×100 m relay42.85 NR 3 May


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References

  1. Official team standings. IAAF. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  2. Athletes by country and event. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.