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Men's and Women's India 4X400m Relay Round 1- Heats in Athletics, Live Updates from Rio Olympics 2016

The Women's Team have failed to qulaify, whereas the Men's Team were disqualified. First three in each heat and the next two fastest advance to the Finals.
Updated: 20 August 2016 06:10 IST - Published: 20 August 2016 04:46 IST
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That's it from us here, we'll update you about the disqualification at a later stage. Do join us for the 4*100m finals. Usain Bolt will be.

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There is sure to be a lot of controversy regarding this.

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The teams to qualify, Jamaica, USA, Belgium, Botswana, Poland, Bahamas, Cuba and Brazil have qualified.

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Okay, so the news coming in India, Great Britain and Trinidad and Tobago have been disqualified from the race.

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Botswana and Cuba have qualified as the fastest two.

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As of now, they have failed to qualify.

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It remains to be seen if India complain.

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During the change over between the second and third leg, the Indian athlete seemed to have gotten pushed.

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India have finished seventh again.

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Great race, Great Britain, Bahamas and Belgium get the automatic places.

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Last lap, Indians are last.

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Indians have started well, the baton changes hand.

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SET...Go!

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India in Lane 2, huge expectations from the team.

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India's Heat to be up next.

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Trinidad and Tobago have taken the third automatic qualifying place.

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Brilliant third and fourth leg from Jamaica, they finish first, with USA finishing a close second. 

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Brilliant from Jamaica, pushed into second. USA still in the lead though.

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USA are leading the race, but not a lot in it. Trinidad and Tobago are just behind the Americans.

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Jamaica, France and USA all in the first heat.

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Heat 1, SET....GO.

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The Men's Event is about to start!

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The Indian team will be relatively disappointed, since they have generally set high standards for themselves.

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Australia and Italy have qualified as the two fastest.

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Jamaica, Great Britain and Canada have finished in the three automatic places.

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The finish with a complete time of 3:29.53.

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India have finished seventh.

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Indians have started to pick up better, but they still have some daylight between themselves and the third place.

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Jamaica, Canada are leading the race, India at the moment are last.

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Set....GO!

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India in Lane 1, remember they are allowed to change lane only after the baton changes hands twice.

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Now, it's time for Heat 2, time for India.

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USA won the relay with a country mile, Ukraine finished second and Poland third, and all three will qualify into the finals in the automatic places. 

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The second and third place is up for grabs, with four teams in contention.

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The Americans predictably have a huge lead, and have handed the baton well in front of others.

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The first Heat has started.

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Each Heat has eight teams, and the first heat has the favorites for the gold, the USA Team.

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The first round, first heat is about to begin. 

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The rules allow the first three in each heat, and the fastest next two advance to the next round.

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The Women's division about to start in a minute, the Indians are in the second heat.

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Among which, Arokia Rajiv, Ayyasamy Dharun, Muhammad Anas, and Muhammad Kunhu have been selected to compete for the first race.

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The Men whose relay teams will be racing soon after, have Arokia Rajiv, Ayyasamy Dharun, Lalit Mathur, Mohan Kumar, Muhammad Anas, and Muhammad Kunhu in the team.

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But they have nominated, Nirmala, Tintu Lukka, Poovamma Raju Machettira and Anilda Thomas for the race.

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The Indian women's team consisted of Anilda Thomas, Ashwini Akkunji, Debashree Majumdar, Jisna Mathew, MR Poovamma, Tintu Lukka and Nirmala Sheoran.

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