Olympic and World Championship gold medalist in the 4×100 relays, Michael Frater, said Jamaica didn’t do themselves justice in the men’s 4×100 team set up at the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas last weekend.
The team consisting of Everton Clarke, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Jevaughn Minzie and Yohan Blake failed to finish their heat in the first round after a mishap in the second handover between Bailey-Cole and Minzie.
However, speaking on Hitz 92 FM’s Girls Sports Club on Tuesday, Frater said the members would have done better on different legs.
Frater who won sprint relay gold with the likes of Usain Bolt at the Olympics in 2012 and the World Championships in 2009 and 2011, said teams he was a part of understood each other’s strengths and needed no intervention from the coaching staff.
“We pretty much decided what was going to happen even before we went into any technical meetings. It wasnât anybody trying to get any glory or anything specific like that. We know who could run what leg and where best so we just decided on that,” said Frater.
© Zenaida Claret Urbano Taylor
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© Zenaida Urbano Taylor
© Zenaida Claret Urbano
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