Jamaica Going for More Gold in Tonight’s Relays


Jamaica’s athletes will be going for more medals when they compete in the men’s and women’s 4-by-100-metres finals in Rio today.

The Jamaicans have so far won 5-gold and 2-bronze to be ranked 16th on the medals table.

The women’s team, which will include double gold medalist Elaine Thompson is set to run first.

Defending champions United States reached the final at the second attempt after dropping the baton in their heat.

The Americans ran on their own in the Olympic Stadium after successfully arguing they were obstructed in the first race.

Coach of Wolmer’s girls, Michael Carr, says the battle for the top spot will be between Jamaica and the United States.

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Carr believes the USA quartet can be forced to make a mistake.

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In the men’s race, Bolt will be going for the historic treble treble.

The 29-year-old has already won the 100 and 200-metres and Carr believes the treble is possible if bolt’s teammates can handle the pressure.

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Meanwhile, Jamaica will be contesting the Men’s and Women’s 4-by-400-metres semi-finals.


Alrick Swaby is a reporter/producer at Nationwide News Network. He started his career with the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, JBC, in 1995. He has experiences in radio and television broadcasting, reporting and production. He is now on his second stint with Nationwide after rejoining in 2012, Pursuing his passion.