Jamaica Athletics Administrative Affiliation (JAAA) President Garth Gayle mentioned discussions are actually underneath approach with a lot of abroad entities to have the nation’s males’s 4x100m relay workforce compete in a lot of meets as they search to qualify for the occasion on the Olympic Video games in Tokyo, Japan, this summer season.
The JAAA just lately withdrew the nationwide workforce from the World Athletics Relay Championships in Poland subsequent month due to journey restrictions.
This has put an additional dent within the males’s 4x100m workforce possibilities of qualifying for the occasion on the Olympic Video games. The workforce missed an computerized high eight spot after not making the ultimate within the occasion on the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar in 2019.
“The choice to withdraw the JAAA’s nationwide males’s and ladies’s groups from the World Relays in Poland got here on account of the complexity and likewise the challenges in getting our athletes again to Jamaica,” Gayle informed The Gleaner.
As results of that, previous to the choice, there have been conversations with each World Athletics and the NACAC (North American, Central American and Caribbean Athletic Affiliation), and we can be embarking on guaranteeing that our 4x100m males’s workforce may have occasions the place they’ll have the ability to run, in search of a qualifying time for the Tokyo Olympics.
DECISION NOT TAKEN LIGHTLY
“We’re at work, and the choice to withdraw was not taken doubtless. We did communicate to all of the related stakeholders internationally, regionally, and domestically, and we’re on the job, and we are going to get the work performed.”
Gayle says that the JAAA has additionally spoken to its technical workers and a lot of native coaches in regards to the potentialities of getting their athletes competing as a part of the nationwide workforce’s 4x100m workforce at varied meets throughout the area.
“Negotiations are far superior in guaranteeing that this can be a actuality,” he mentioned. “I’m very assured that we will discover occasions inside our NACAC area for our athletes to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Video games.
“We’re working with the technical chief and the nationwide teaching workers and already we have now devised plans and are in discussions in how we deal with the present state of affairs.”
Jamaica has till June 29 to satisfy the qualifying customary as athletics on the Olympics start on July 30.
Qualifying standards for relays
– Most of 16 Nationwide Olympic Committees (NOC) in every occasion.
– The highest eight groups in every occasion on the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Athletics assured a spot for respective NOCs
– Remaining eight chosen at World Athletics Relays and primarily based on World Athletics Rating listing as of June 29 primarily based on the mixture of the 2 quickest occasions achieved by NOCs in the course of the given interval