No Concerns for World Relays


A member of the Bahamas Local Organising Committee for the World Relay Championships, Bianca Sawyer, says the withdrawal of nine Jamaican athletes from the games will not affect the quality of the event.

Elaine Thompson, the fastest woman over 100-meters this year headlines the list of those who will not compete at the May 2-3 event.

Janieve Russell, Kemarley Brown, Julian Forte, Shericka Jackson, Andrew Fisher, Christania Williams, Andre Thomas and Jeromia Riley have also pulled out of the squad.

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Jamaica, to be led by Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will compete in the sprint, mile relay and 4x200m relays for men and women, along with the women’s 4x800m relays.

Meanwhile, Sawyer says plans are in place to prevent ambush marketing. The two day championships is set to start tomorrow.

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