Ja pulls out of mixed shuttle hurdles relay due to injuries

Freddie Crittenden of the US (C) competes during a heat of the mixed shuttle hurdles relay at the IAAF World Relays athletics event at Nissan Stadium in Yokohama on May 11, 2019.

Jamaica was unable to partake in the final of the mixed shuttle hurdles relay at the IAAF World Relays in Yokohama, Japan after two team members withdrew due to injury. 

According to reports, Andrew Riley, who was part of the winning team in the heats segment, suffered a hamstring injury. Then replacement runner, Norman Pittersgill, had a quad problem during warm-up and could not compete.

As such, the country could not put a team forward for the race.

The team, which also included Amoi Brown, Megan Tapper and Ronald Levy, were first in their heat in 55.47 seconds. They advanced to the finals as the second fastest qualifier.

The final was won by the USA in 54.96 seconds while Japan was second in 55.59s. The third competitor, Australia, was disqualified.