Carifta Games Drama Continues: Jamaica to Sit Out Male Relay Re-Run
Carifta Games Drama Continues: Jamaica to Sit Out Male Relay Re-Run

There were further sprint relay dramas for Jamaica at the 50th Carifta Games in Nassau, Bahamas. On Sunday’s (9 April) second day, Jamaica’s Sprint Supremacy suffered devastating blows as they were disqualified from both Under-17 relays.

Although Jamaica won both Under-20 finals, news emerged on the final day (Monday) that the male race would be re-run in mid-afternoon.

David Riley, Jamaica’s technical leader, informed OBSERVER ONLINE that Jamaica will not contest the re-run because the Jury of Appeal did not declare the previous results invalid.

While Riley didn’t explain the reason fully, many believe the main reason is that Javorne Dunkley is in the 200 final, Shaquane Gordon is in the 110m hurdles final, and Delano Kennedy has to compete in the 4x400m final.

Director David Charlton stated that Barbados filed a protest claiming that the race was recalled during the first leg, which put them at a disadvantage.

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Anthony Foster
Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.

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