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No relay medals for Antigua & Barbuda

Antigua & Barbuda registered a DNF (Did Not Finish) in the 4×100 metres relay and finished at the bottom of the pile in the 4×200 metres relay at the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Relays held at the T Robinson Stadium in the Bahamas over the weekend.
The Antigua & Barbuda team of Daniel Bailey, Richard Richardson, Jared Jarvis and Chavaughn Walsh catapulted the national team into the finals of the 4×200 metres event with a time of 1:24.33 in the semifinals, finishing fourth in heat 2.
The team was, however, found wanting in the finals, finishing a disappointing eighth in a time of 1:25.11.
Canada won the finals in a time of 1:19.42 with USA finishing a close second in 1:19.88 and Jamaica third in a time of 1:21.09. Trinidad & Tobago were fourth in a time of 1:21.39 and Barbados (1:22.36) finished fifth.
 Antigua & Barbuda were however, unfortunate in the 4×100 metres relay, dropping the baton to register a DNF and exit the event. A team of Bailey, Jarvis, Chavaughn and Tahir Walsh competed in the 4×100 metres event.
Jamaica also did not complete the race after they, too, dropped the baton to register a DNF.
The 4×100 metres relay was captured by the USA with a time of 38.43 with Barbados second in 39.18 and PR China third in 39.22.
In the women’s equivalent, Germany captured the 4×100 metres relay in 42.84 with Jamaica second and China third.
Jamaica took the women’s 4×200 metres in 1:29.04 with Germany taking the runner-up spot.

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