World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24: Elite Sprinters Eye Olympic Qualification

Top sprinters, including Noah Lyles and Marcell Jacobs, gear up for the World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24 to secure Olympic relay qualification. Reigning champions and rising stars compete fiercely as they aim for a spot on their nation’s relay squads.

Sprinters Gear Up for World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24

(Nassau, The Bahamas – April 21, 2023) As the world’s top sprinters gathered for the pre-event press conference ahead of the World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24, the excitement was palpable. 10 of the globe’s finest athletes spoke of their ambitions to secure Olympic relay qualification this weekend at the Thomas A Robinson Stadium in Nassau.

Reigning world champion Noah Lyles of the USA will be aiming to help his country qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympics in the men’s 4x100m relay. The versatile sprinter also intends to compete in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m and potentially the 4x400m at the Games, though he’ll sit out the longer event in the Bahamas. “This year I will be training specifically for the 100m and 200m, but also to be in good shape for the 400m so that I can be part of the 4x400m at the Paris Olympics,” Lyles revealed.

Defending Olympic 100m and 4x100m champion Marcell Jacobs of Italy, the reigning World Relays 4x100m winner, will be determined to deny Lyles the top spot in Nassau and at next year’s Olympics. “There has been a lot of change in my life since Budapest,” said the Italian sprinter. “I’ve moved to the US and changed coaches. I’m really happy – the work we’ve been doing in training is really good.”

Two-time Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas will be racing on home soil as she continues her comeback following the birth of her son Maicel. “Training has been going really well. We’re back at it full time now and just getting things ready for the Olympic Games,” she said, reflecting on her team’s victory in the mixed 4x400m at the 2017 World Relays in Nassau.

Other athletes eagerly anticipating the event include world 200m finalist Anthonique Strachan, Olympic 400m champion Steven Gardiner, and world indoor 60m hurdles champion Devynne Charlton – all representing the host nation. Meanwhile, Dutch star Lieke Klaver and Great Britain’s Imani Lansiquot are also aiming to secure Olympic qualification for their respective 4x400m and 4x100m teams.

With the Paris 2024 Olympics on the horizon, the competition at the World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24 is set to be fierce as these elite sprinters vie for a spot on their nation’s relay squads.

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