Team Jamaica will be chasing relay gold at the IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 scheduled for April 22-23 in Nassau, Bahamas. The action kicks off at 7 p.m. E.T.
IAAF/BTC World Relays Bahamas 2017 will see 35 teams competing for US$1.26 million in prize money, the Golden Baton trophy and qualification spots for men’s and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m at the IAAF World Championships London 2017. Any team who breaks a world record in Nassau will be awarded a US$50,000 bonus by the IAAF.
The Jamaican teams will be competing to defend two of the eight world relay titles; Yohan Blake will lead the Men’s 4x100m and 4x200m with the absence of sprint legend Usain Bolt and former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell, who pulled out due to injury. The live stream will be simultaneously shown on the IAAF’s official YouTube channel and Facebook page.
JAMAICAN TEAM FOR IAAF/BTC WORLD RELAYS BAHAMAS 2017
4x100m: Kemar Bailey-Cole, Yohan Blake, Everton Clarke, Jevaughn Minzie.
4x200m: Nickel Ashmeade, Oshane Bailey, Rasheed Dwyer, Nigel Ellis, Chadic Hinds, Warren Weir
4x400m: Javere Bell, Javon Francis, Demish Gaye, Steven Gayle, Peter Matthews, Rusheen McDonald
4x100m: Gayon Evans, Simone Facey, Sashalee Forbes, Natasha Morrison, Elaine Thompson, Christania Williams
4x200m: Samantha Henry-Robinson, Anastacia Le-Roy, Jura Levy, Dawnalee Loney, Audra Segree, Elaine Thompson
4x400m: Verone Chambers, Christine Day, Shericka Jackson, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, Stephenie Ann McPherson, Janieve Russell
Mixed 4x400m: Natoya Goule, Jaheel Hyde, Tiffany James, Martin Manley, Jamari Rose, Ristananna Tracey
Our team of men and women will be seeking to dominate the Men’s 4x400m, and the Women’s 4x100m and 4x200m. Rivals United States has those three titles: the Men’s 4x400m, and the Women’s 4x100m and 4x200m.
With the absence of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who is pregnant, Double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson will lead the women’s 4x100m squad which includes Gayon Evans, Simone Facey, Sashalee Forbes, Natasha Morrison and Christania Williams.