Kemar Bailey-Cole is out of World Championsips 2015. After being bothered by both his hamstrings, he unfortunately tore one of them in training.
Bailey-Cole was expected to be part of the 4×100 relay team as well as the 100m event. He will be ably replaced by Nesta Carter. Although Carter has not been having as good a season as he would have expected, he has been a fixture in the Jamaica 4x100m relay team until this season. It is expected that he will ‘step up to the plate’ as usual.
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Commonwealth Games 100m champion Kemar Bailey-Cole will miss the World Championships after reportedly tearing his hamstring in training, an impeccable source told OBSERVER ONLINE.
Bailey-Cole, who finished third at the Senior National Championships behind Asafa Powell and Nickel Ashmeade, will be replaced by Nesta Carter in the individual 100m.
It’s a big blow for Bailey-Cole and more significantly Jamaica’s 4x100m relay squad.
Carter, the 2013 World Championship 100m bronze medallist, will join defending champion Usain Bolt, Asafa Powell and Nickel Ashmeade in the blue riband 100m event.
Curated from: The Jamaica Observer