4th May 2024


UK Athletics (UKA) has today announced Zharnel Hughes as Captain to the Great Britain & Northern Ireland at the World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24 this weekend.

UKA’s objective for the World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24 is to qualify all relay teams for the Paris Olympic Games. The championships are the culmination of a two-week relay training camp in Florida and the selected teams for each race will be announced on Saturday.

Head of Sprints, hurdles and relays Darren Campbell commented:

“I have been really pleased to see Zharnel progress over the last year becoming a global individual medallist. His conduct as an individual and a team athlete is so focused making him the ideal team captain who leads by example.”

Hughes, the UK 100m and 200m record holder said:

“When Darren spoke to me at camp and asked me, I was a bit hesitant at first but then I told myself ‘I got this!’ We are here to qualify for Paris, and I know we are going to go out there and smash it. I know if we bring our A game, are consistent with our check marks and bring it every day we can do the job out there this weekend.”

The teams will qualify for Paris by qualifying for their respective finals. Heats for all events take place on Saturday with the finals scheduled for Sunday night at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau.

World Athletics Relays Bahamas 24 GB & NI team:

Women’s 4x100m*

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.


* Kristal Ama-Awuah (Linford Christie, Herne Hill) withdrew from the squad prior to travel