Bahamas beats US in 4x400m

Friday, August 10, 2012

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KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Bahamas set a national record to win the men’s 4x400m final in 2:56:73.

The team was made up of Chris Brown, Demetrius Pinder, Michael Mathieu and Ramon Miller. 

The anchor, Ramon Miller surged pass America’s Angelo Taylor in the final ten metres of the race.

The US team was a shadow of its former self after none of its runners managed to make it to the final of the individual event. The Americans were second in 2:57:05.

Third went to Trinidad and Tobago in a national record of 2:59:40.

The team expressed joy at finally attaining the gold, each man was excited about finally beating the team from the United States. 

Chris Brown who ran the first leg of the race said it felt good to finally come out on top.

"It's great to bring home the gold. We really ran well. I trusted in these guys to finally beat the Americans."

An excited Miller said, "The US guys know we've been just behind them or thereabouts for a long time, but its amazing we are finally taking home the gold. This is for everyone back home. We can't wait to celebrate".

This is the first medal for the Bahamas in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Rank Lane Team Reac. T Time Record
1 6 Bahamas 0.163 02:56.7 NR
2 7 United States 0.181 02:57.1 SB
3 4 Trinidad&Tobago 0.231 02:59.4 NR
4 5 Great Britain 0.167 02:59.5 SB
5 2 Russia 0.191 03:00.1
6 8 Belgium 0.165 03:01.8
7 3 Venezuela 0.174 03:02.2
8 1 South Africa 0.185 03:03.5 SB
- 9 Cuba 0.163 DNF



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