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Athletics at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games:

Men's 4 × 400 metres Relay

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Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Venue(s): João Havelange Olympic Stadium, Engenho de Dentro, Rio de Janeiro
Date Started: August 19, 2016
Date Finished: August 20, 2016

Gold: USA United States
Silver: JAM Jamaica
Bronze: BAH Bahamas


The United States was favored, with the other medals expected to be contested by Jamica, the Bahamas, and Belgium, who ran three Borlée brothers. All four teams made the final, as expected. [Isaac Makwala] put Botswana into a surprising lead, with the US second on the first leg. [Tony McQuay] ran 43.5 on the second leg to move the US into the lead, which they would not relinquish. Botswana remained in a surprising second through three legs, but struggled on the final leg, and finished fifth. The US won gold with [LaShawn Merritt] running a 43.97 anchor as Jamaica took the silver medal and the Bahamas the bronze, narrowly beating out Belgium.

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Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal
1 United States USA Gold
2 Jamaica JAM Silver
3 Bahamas BAH Bronze
4 Belgium BEL
5 Botswana BOT
6 Cuba CUB
7 Poland POL
8 Brazil BRA
5 h1 r1/2 France FRA
5 h2 r1/2 Dominican Republic DOM
6 h2 r1/2 Venezuela VEN
6 h1 r1/2 Colombia COL
7 h1 r1/2 Japan JPN
AC h1 r1/2 Trinidad and Tobago TTO DQ
AC h2 r1/2 Great Britain GBR DQ
AC h2 r1/2 India IND DQ