Jamaica safe for World Champs 4x100m - Blake

April 25, 2017
In this file photo, Nickel Ashmeade (right) hands over the baton to Kemar Bailey-Cole in the heats of the men's 4x100m in Rio 2016.

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association president Dr Warren Blake said he isn't worried about the baton foul-up in the men's 4x100 metre relay at the World Relays because the Jamaican team had already qualified for this year's World Championships in London.

The top eight finishers at the World Relays plus the next eight fastest teams in the world during the qualifying period from January 1, 2016 to July 23, 2017 make the final 16 in all relays at the World Championships.

Jamaica clocked 37.27 seconds to win the event at the Olympic Games in Rio last year and are best of the teams outside the eight World Relays 4x100m finalists.

"There is nothing to be worried about, and I'm sure we have run from last year and the qualifying period is from last year, so unless some other teams run fantastically well, we have already qualified," Blake said.

He added that the Penn Relays this weekend would also be a prime place for Jamaica to improve on their time if needs be.

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