UK Athletics has today announced those athletes selected to represent Great Britain & Northern Ireland at the World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24 on 4-5 May, in the men’s and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m as well as the 4x400m mixed relay.

UKA’s objective for the World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24 is to qualify all relay teams for the Paris Olympic Games. Following a highly successful campaign at Budapest in 2023 where GB & NI won medals in four out of five relay finals, UKA Olympic Head Coach Paula Dunn is aiming to secure places in all five Paris events.

“The GB & NI team selected is incredibly strong and we are heading to Nassau to secure those vital Paris Olympic slots.

“The performances in Budapest last summer were fantastic but we know each year the other nations are working harder and harder on their relay programmes. We cannot take anything for granted and we are going there with a clear aim to put us on the road to Paris.”

Head of Sprints, hurdles and relays Darren Campbell commented:

“I am really pleased with the strength of the team that will be travelling to Nassau. The 4x400m squads have a 100% medal record from Budapest to uphold and this event is the first step towards that aim. Our lead 4x400m relay coach Martyn Rooney obviously has a lot of experience in bringing the best out of these teams and I’m looking forward to seeing those athletes step up at the Championships.

“The men’s 4x100m team were unlucky not to medal finishing 4th in Budapest but the team did incredibly well and have worked well over the winter. They have had their fair share of challenges in recent years, but I have had my own discussions with each and every member of the squad and know they are motivated, committed and focused on working together to reach Paris.

“The women’s 4x100m squad is incredibly fast and full of talent. I know as well as being focussed on making sure of Olympic qualification, they also want to lay their claim on those team slots for Paris. It’ll be great to see how they perform and with Dina and Daryll joining the squad later in the season, it will make competition for team places even tougher.”

The Great Britain and Northern Ireland team for the World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24:

Women’s 4x100m

Kristal Ama-Awuah (Linford Christie, Herne Hill)

Alyson Bell (Anne Scott, Glasgow Jaguars)

Amy Hunt (Marco Airale, Charnwood)

Imani-Lara Lansiquot (Ryan Freckleton, Sutton & District)

Asha Philip (Amy Deem, Newham and Essex Beagles)

Aleeya Sibbons (Coral Nourrice, Newham & Essex Beagles)

Annie Tagoe (Vince Anderson, Thames Valley)

Bianca Williams (Linford Christie, Thames Valley)

Men’s 4x100m

Eugene Amo-Dadzie (Steve Fudge, Woodford Green Essex Ladies)

Jona Efoloko (Ryan Freckleton, Sale Harriers Manchester)

Romell Glave (Michael Afilaka, Croydon)

Zharnel Hughes (Glen Mills, Shaftesbury Barnet)

Richard Kilty (Gateshead)

Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake (Ryan Freckleton, Newham and Essex Beagles)

Reece Prescod (Jonas Dodoo, Enfield & Haringey)

Chijindu Ujah (Steve Fudge, Enfield and Haringey)

Women’s 4x400m

Hannah Kelly (Les Hall, Bolton)

Victoria Ohuruogu (Newham and Essex Beagles)

Emily Newnham (Nick Dakin, Shaftesbury Barnet)

Lina Nielsen (Tony Lester, Shaftesbury Barnet)

Laviai Nielsen (Tony Lester, Enfield and Haringey)

Ama Pipi (Linford Christie, Enfield & Haringey)

Nicole Yeargin (Vince Anderson, Pitreavie)

Jodie Williams (Stuart McMillan, Herts Phoenix)

Men’s 4x400m

Joe Brier (Matt Elias, Swansea)

Lewis Davey (Trevor Painter, Newham and Essex Beagles)

Charlie Dobson (Leon Baptiste, Colchester)

Toby Harries (David Sadkin, Brighton Phoenix)

Alex Haydock-Wilson (Leon Baptiste, Windsor Slough Eton and Hounslow)

Matthew Hudson Smith (Gary Evans, Birchfield)

Lee Thompson (John Henson, Sheffield & Dearne)

Brodie Young (James McMenemy, Glasgow Jaguars)

Mixed 4x400m

Team from athletes selected for 4x400m squads.

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