The United States closed the IAAF World Indoor Championships Sopot 2014 on a high note by breaking the world indoor 4x400m record with 3:02.13 and they will want to display a similar performance in front of their home crowd in Portland.
Jamaica, the only country to have ever dethroned the USA at the World Indoors, in 2003 and 2004, will be looking to improve on their bronze medal from two years ago.
After missing the 2014 edition, Trinidad and Tobago is back with a stellar squad that includes Lalonde Gordon, Deon Lendore and Machel Cedenio, who led their country to a silver medal and national record at the IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015. Jarrin Solomon, who anchored the team to bronze at the 2012 World Indoor Championships, completes this year’s quartet.
Olympic champions Bahamas should also be in the battle for the medals as well as Europe’s only entry, Belgium. Guyana, Nigeria and South Africa are the other teams entered.
Javier Clavelo Robinson for the IAAF