IAAF World Relays: USA Wins A Hat-trick of Golden Batons

IAAF World Relays: USA Wins A Hat-trick of Golden Batons

Solidifying their position as the strongest relay nation in the world, the USA collected their third successive Golden Baton honor at the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017.

The USA won five of the nine events over the two-day programme, took silver in a pair and third in another to tally 60 points, 21 ahead of Jamaica who totaled 39.


The Golden Baton is awarded to the team who accrues the most points, based on the simple scoring system of eight points for first place down to one point for finishing eighth.


Australia was third with 24, edging Poland by just one point.


The USA won the men’s 4x800m, and men’s and women’s 4x400m, on the final day, but for the vociferous crowd that gathered in Nassau’s Thomas A Robinson Stadium, the highlight was the resounding victory by a Bahamian quartet in the mixed 4x400m relay that capped the thoroughly entertaining evening.


Culled from IAAF

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