Canada 4x100m relay in final Olympic tune up tomorrowJuly 26, 2012
Kamen, Germany - The men’s 4×100-metres relay team is on the move today from Athletics Canada’s Olympic preparation camp in Kamen, Germany to their final Olympic tune up competition taking place tomorrow in Weinheim, Germany.
With all eight men in the relay pool racing tomorrow relay coach Glenroy Gilbert will use this competition as a key performance indicator to help establish who will run August 10 in the first round of the men’s 4×100-metres at the Olympic Games.
The relay team is coming off a strong showing in Ottawa, Ont., at the Athletics Ontario Junior and Senior Championships. At this competition the combination of I. Warner, Smith, Connaughton, and J. Warner set a seasonal best of 38.48 seconds.
|Canada – red (listed in relay order)|
|Ian Warner||Markham, ON|
|Gavin Smellie||Etobicoke, ON|
|Jared Connaughton||Charlottetown, PEI|
|Justyn Warner||Markham, ON|
|Canada – white|
|Akeem Haynes||Calgary, AB|
|Seyi Smith||Ottawa, ON|
|Segun Makinde||Ottawa, ON|
|Aaron Brown||Toronto, ON|
The men’s 4×100-metres relay team finished sixth at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and fifth at the 2009 World Championships in Berlin. The team is aiming to make the final in London and once there challenge for the podium.
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