In a thrilling Men’s 4x400m relay race at the European Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Belgium put up an impressive performance to win gold and set a new European leading time of 3:05.83. The team of Dylan Borlée, Alexander Doom, Kévin Borlée, and Julien Watrin worked together to secure their victory, with Kévin Borlée running the fastest split for the team with a time of 45.80 seconds.
France collected the silver medal, clocking a time of 3:06.52, and setting a season best. Gilles Biron, Téo Andant, Victor Coroller, and Muhammad Abdallah Kounta comprised the French team, with Kounta running the fastest leg for his team at 45.82. – Read more: Relay splits: Femke Bol splits 49.58 secs; Dutch set CR to win 4×400 in Istanbul
Meanwhile, The Netherlands finished in third place, setting another season best time of 3:06.59. Isayah Boers, Isaya Klein Ikkink, Ramsey Angela, and Liemarvin Bonevacia made up the Dutch team, with Bonevacia running a blazing anchor leg of 45.67 secs — the fastest of the day — to secure the bronze medal for his team.
Spain got off to very aggresssive start and was well placed to win the gold medal, but after leading from the start, anchor runner David Garcia could not hold off the surging teams on the final lap, and the pace-setters ultimately finished off the podium.
Great Britain & NI took fifth place with a season-best time of 3:08.61, while Türkiye set a new national record with a time of 3:09.41.
Highlighted Performances: European Indoor Championships 4x400m
- Belgium claimed gold with a time of 3:05.83
- Kévin Borlée ran the fastest split of the race for Belgium with a time of 45.80 seconds
- France took silver with a time of 3:06.52
- Bonevacia Liemarvin ran the fastest overall leg of the race and for the Netherlands with a time of 45.67 seconds
- The Netherlands claimed bronze with a time of 3:06.59
- Spain led from the start, but finished off the podium. Óscar Husillos with a time of 45.96 seconds
- Great Britain & NI took fifth place with a season-best time of 3:08.61
- Turkey set a new national record with a time of 3:09.41. Berke Akçam with a time of 46.58 seconds
Sure, here is the table for the information without the Reaction Time, Cumulative Time (Rank), and Bib section:
|1||6||BEL Belgium||3:05.83 EL|
|2||2||FRA France||3:06.52 SB|
|Muhammad Abdallah KOUNTA||45.82|
|3||3||NED Netherlands||3:06.59 SB|
|Isaya KLEIN IKKINK||46.79|
|4||5||ESP Spain||3:06.87 SB|
|5||4||GBR Great Britain & NI||3:08.61 SB|
|6||1||TUR Turkey||3:09.41 NR|