Jamaica Men’s 4x100m Team Drops Baton In Heat At IAAF World Relays

Yohan Blake
Jamaican Olympic and World gold medallist Yohan Blake

NASSAU, Bahamas — World record holders Jamaica failed to advance to the final of the men’s 4x100m relay at the IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017 on Saturday night after failing to get the baton around. IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017: Watch Day 1 Live Stream

The Usain Bolt-less quartet entered the competition as one of the favourites, but will watch the championship race later tonight from the stands after Kemar Bailey-Cole and Jevaughn Minzie failed to complete the pass on the second exchange and the baton was dropped.

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This left anchor runner Yohan Blake stranded, as he watched Minzie holding his head in reaction to the baton crashing to the track.

Everton Clarke, who ran the first leg, was the other member of the Jamaican quartet.

The Netherlands won the heat in 38.71 seconds.

Meanwhile, Canada won the second heat with a time of 38.21 seconds, following a strong late surge on the anchor leg by Olympic silver medallist Andre DeGrasse.

The USA finished second in 38.22.

IAAF World Relays Bahamas 2017 Day 1 Schedule:
Time Local Nassau, Bahamas (EST)
Saturday 22 April:

7:30 – Women’s 4x200m heats
7:50 – Men’s 4x100m heats
8:17 – Women’s 4x400m heats
8:53 – Men’s 4x400m heats
9:25 – Women’s 4x800m final
9:48 – Mixed 4x400m heats
10:12 – Men’s 4x100m final B
10:21 – Women’s 4x200m final
10:36 – Men’s 4x100m final

Gary Smith, Lead Sports Writer

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