Double blow for T&T relay bid

Saturday, August 22, 2015

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BEIJING, China (CMC) — Trinidad and Tobago's already weakened men's 4x 100 metres relay team has been dealt a double blow on the eve of the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, China.

Rondel Sorrillo and Dan-Neil Telesford have been forced to pull out of the global meet as a result of injuries and are expected to return home.

"We have two major concerns. Sorrillo and Telesford have both been advised to cut short their Worlds because of the nature of their injuries," team manager Dexter Voisin told the Express.

"Telesford re-injured his knee and Sorrillo reinjured his leg. I'm awaiting word from home to see what arrangements can be made to fly them out of Beijing."

T&T has a history of global sprint relay success.

However, with Richard Thompson and Marc Burns unavailable due to injury, the Beijing campaign was always going to be difficult.

Marcus Duncan, who finished second to Keston Bledman at the National Championships, opted out of the Beijing Worlds, and 2003 World Championships 100m silver medallist Darrel Brown was also unavailable.

"I've not seen it visibly but these injuries would have affected the mood among the athletes on the 4x1 squad," said Voisin.

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