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.


By Anthony Foster

Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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