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Youth Olympics 8x100m champion relay team crosses continents, events, genders (video)

Youth Olympics 8x100m relay

NANJING, CHINA - AUGUST 26: (L-R) Ioana Teodora Gheorghe of Romania, Lakeisha Ashley Warner of Virgin Islands, Tatiana Blagoveshchenskaia of Russia, Maria Simancas of Venezuela, Witthawat Thumcha of Thailand, Trae Williams of Australia, Daou Bacar Aboubacar of Comoros and Merten Howe of Germany celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony after the 8x100m Mixed Team Relay Final at Yanshan Road AT 8x100m Venue on day ten of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games on August 26, 2014 in Nanjing, China. (Photo by CFP/Getty Images for IAAF)


A German men’s shot putter, a Russian women’s triple jumper and a Comoros men’s 1500m runner were part of a randomly selected 8x100m mixed-nation, mixed-gender relay team that won the final track and field event of the Youth Olympics on Tuesday.

More than 500 athletes across all track and field disciplines took part in the event held outside the Olympic Sports Center Stadium and on Yanshan Road in Nanjing.

The winning team, after advancing from heats, prevailed in the final in 1 minute, 40.2 seconds, which was .71 faster than David Rudisha‘s world record in the open 800m.

Here’s the team that won:

Merten Howe (Germany) -- shot put
Daou Bacar Aboubacar (Comoros) -- 1500m
Trae Williams (Australia) -- 100m
Witthawat Thumcha (Thailand) -- 400m hurdles
Maria Simancas (Venezuela) -- 400m
Tatiana Blagoveshchenskaia (Russia) -- triple jump
Lakeisha Ashley Warner (British Virgin Islands) -- 800m
Ioana Teodora Gheorghe (Romania) -- 200m

NBCSN coverage of the Youth Olympics continues on Tuesday (7-9 p.m. ET) and Wednesday (7-8) and concludes Thursday with the Closing Ceremony (6:30-8).

Youth Olympics broadcast schedule

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