#WorldChamps2023: Jamaica’s mixed 4x400m appeal rejected
BUDAPEST, Hungary- Jamaica’s protest over an apparent obstruction in the Mixed 4x400m relays was thrown out at the 2023 World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.
Replays showed the Polish runner cutting across Jamaica’s Natoya Goule on the second leg but the judges ruled that “the contact was not sufficient to impede our runner”, members of the Jamaica media were told by media liaison Dennis Gordon.
The Jamaican coaching staff had cited Competition Rules 17.2.1 which speaks to obstruction.
The Jamaican team of Demish Gaye, Natoya Goule, Malik James King and Stacey-Ann Williams were fifth in their semi-final heat in 3:14.05 seconds and were ninth overall, just missing qualification to the finals set for the afternoon session.