Four years ago, the 4x400m relay team from the Bahamas overtook the team from the USA in the final 100m to win the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics.
This year Team USA held off all challengers to win gold and foil the Bahamas' attempt to repeat as Olympic champions. Jamaica finished second and a strong final leg by Norfolk State alum Chris Brown helped the Bahamas finish in third place. Brown passed Belgium's Kevin Borlee in the final straightaway to earn a bronze medal.
Although she didn't run in the final event, Hampton alum Francena McCrory will get to share the gold medal won by Team USA women's 4x400m relay team. McCrory ran the third leg in the semifinals to help the team qualify for the finals.