Jamaica finished 2nd overall at World Relays 2017

Jamaica finished runner-up to the USA on the final day of the IAAF World Relays at the Thomas Robinson Stadium in Nassau, Bahamas.

Team JA earned 39 points based on the simple scoring system of eight points for a first-place finish, down to one point for finishing eighth. The Jamaican team won only the Women’s 4X200m Relay gold before winning one silver medal and four bronze medals in subsequent events listed below. The team also only competed in seven of nine events compared to team USA.

Team Jamaica (39 points) after seven events

Gold Women 4X200m Relay (8)
Silver Women’s 4×100 Metres Relay (7)
Bronze Mixed 4×400 Metres Relay (6)
Bronze Men 4×200 Metres Relay (6)
Bronze Men’s 4×400 Metres Relay (6)
Bronze Women’s 4×400 Metres Relay (6)
DNF Men’s 4×100 Metres Relay (0)

The US team accumulated the most points (60) after all nine finals and was awarded the golden baton for the third year in succession at the IAAF/BTC World Relays 2017.

The USA once again underlined their domination of relay events by winning gold in 5 events, silver in 2 and one bronze of the nine events. Their Women’s 4×100 Metres Relay failed to finish after falling.

Team USA (60 points) after nine events

Gold Women’s 4×800 Metres Relay (8)
Gold Men’s 4×800 Metres Relay (8)
Gold Women’s 4×400 Metres Relay (8)
Gold Men’s 4×400 Metres Relay (8)
Gold Men’s 4×100 Metres Relay (8)
Silver Mixed 4×400 Metres Relay (7)
Silver Men 4×200 Metres Relay (7)
Bronze Women 4×200 Metres Relay (6)
DNF Women’s 4×100 Metres Relay (0)

More than 500 athletes from all over the world have converged on The Bahamas for the Relays April 22- 23 at Nassau’s Thomas A Robinson Stadium.

35 teams competed for US$1.26 million in prize money, the Golden Baton trophy and qualification spots for men’s and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m at the IAAF World Championships London 2017.

Action from Nassau’s Thomas A Robinson Stadium was available to watch across all the IAAF’s Continental Areas via a combination of coverage on the channels of several broadcasters and a geo-blocked live stream which was available in more than 110 countries.