JAAA responds to criticism about showing at World Relays

The local governing body for track and field, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is reacting to criticism from track and field supporters about the performance of Jamaica’s team at the recently concluded World Relays in the Bahamas, where Jamaica failed to qualify for the men’s 4×400 metre relays ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympics.

The JAAA in press release said “We share the consternation of the Jamaican Track and Field supporters at the showing of our athletes at the recently concluded World Athletics Relays in the Bahamas.”

“As is the norm, prior to selection, athletes, coaches and agents were contacted with a deadline date regarding their availability” it stated and that “This is then passed to the Selection Committee.”

According to the JAAA “After selection and team entry, we were plagued with withdrawals and had to continue with those available” and added “Whilst we qualified for all the races bar one, we seem to have had challenges which impacted our usual stellar performance.”

However in closing the governing body said it cannot “speak specifically to these, until we receive the reports from the Management Team including Medical and Technical who were on the ground.”


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