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Update: Olympic relay fields confirmed after World Relays Bahamas 24

The following is the list of teams that have already qualified for the Paris 2024 Olympic later this summer, following the conclusion of the World Relays Bahamas 24.

Mellissa Henry

Team USA sets a 4x400m mixed relay world record at the 2023 World Athletics Championships
Team USA sets a 4x400m mixed relay world record at the 2023 World Athletics Championships. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images for World Athletics

NASSAU – The Olympic stage is set for the Paris 2024 Games as 70 teams secured their relay spots at the thrilling World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24, held on May 4-5. Each relay discipline, including both men’s and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m, along with the mixed 4x400m, witnessed the top fourteen teams from each category clinching their tickets to Paris.

The excitement peaked with the United States clinching four victories, including a championship record by the women’s 4x100m team, and Botswana’s men’s 4x400m team leading the world with their record-setting performance.

Over the weekend, the relay teams not only fought for Olympic qualification but also vied for advantageous lane positions and prize money in the finals.

Read more: USA dominates 2024 World Athletics Relays, captures 4 of 5 events

With the initial 40 teams qualifying on Saturday, the remaining 30 secured their places on Sunday, keeping the competition fierce and the stakes high.

Countries like Great Britain & Northern Ireland and the USA have shown remarkable breadth in their relay capabilities, qualifying five teams each across all categories.

Meanwhile, powerhouse nations such as France, Germany, and Jamaica, along with others, have also shown strong performances, ensuring a competitive field in Paris.

As the qualification window remains open until June 30, 2024, teams that fell short in Nassau still have opportunities to qualify based on their performance rankings, keeping hopes alive for many.

Teams qualified for Paris at World Relays Bahamas 24

Women’s 4x100m
Australia, Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, France, Germany, Great Britain & NI, Italy, Jamaica, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Switzerland, Trinidad and Tobago, United States

Men’s 4x100m
Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain & NI, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Liberia, Nigeria, South Africa, United States

Women’s 4x400m
Belgium, Canada, France, Great Britain & NI, India, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, United States

Men’s 4x400m
Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Germany, Great Britain & NI, India, Italy, Japan, Nigeria, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, United States

Mixed 4x400m
Bahamas, Belgium, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain & NI, Ireland, Jamaica, Netherlands, Nigeria, Poland, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States

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Mellissa Henry

Mellissa is a hard-working track and field follower who likes to travel and have fun with anyone she communicates with, for example, go running with them! Yay! Mellissa is a former Pride News writer who now spends her time working with kids and following the sport she loves.

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