Controversy reigns as U20 4x100m relay to be re-run following protest, Jamaica's U17 Boys and Girls teams disqualified

By April 10, 2023

Two of Jamaica’s relay teams were disqualified last night at the 50th Carifta Games in Nassau, Bahamas.

The U17 Boys 4x100m team that initially won the silver medal was deemed to have passed outside the change-over zone on the second handover. The silver medal was subsequently awarded to Grenada.

Meanwhile, Jamaica's gold-medal winning U17 Girls' team was also disqualified after Natrece East, while running the third leg, was deemed to have stepped on the inside line of her lane thus prompting the disqualification.

The Boys U20 4x100m that was won by Jamaica has also been called into question after teams protested that they did not have enough time to recover from a faulty start during which the home team Bahamas was left in the blocks.

The race was called back after the lead-off runners were half-way through the opening leg.

That race is now rescheduled to be re-run Monday afternoon.

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