4x200m Relays – from statistical point of view

2019 / 05 / 13

After winning a silver medal two years ago, the team USA won their first gold medal at men’s 4x200m Relay at the IAAF World Relays. It was a good day for the teams from Africa and Asia as well in this event. Second place finish by South African team is the highest African finish at the men’s 4x200m Relay in the IAAF World Relays. It was the first medal for the South African team as well as the team from Africa at men’s 4x200m Relay in the World Relays. Fifth place by Japanese men’s team was the highest placing by team from Asian at this event in the World Relays.

The time difference of 1.29 seconds between third and fourth place (medal versus no medal) is the largest ever for the men’s 4x200m Relay in the World Relays. On the other hand the winning margin of 0.30 seconds as well as 1.14 second difference between first and third is the smallest ever for the men’s 4x200m Relay at the World Relay.

On the women’s side, both France and China won their first medal of any kind at the women’s 4x200m Relay in the IAAF World Relays. However, the winning time of 1:32.16 by France is the slowest winning time for women’s 4x200m Relay in the history of the IAAF World Relays. Previously, the slowest winning time was 1:30.52 by team from Nigeria in 2015.
The second place finish by Chinese team is the highest finish by the team from Asia at women’s 4x200m Relay in the World Relays. It is also the first medal by team from Asia at women’s 4x200m Relay in the World Relays.

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11 - 12th May 2019