Defending champions Jamaica are sure to win the 2013 when the final medals are tallied.
Breaking news: There was a disqualification in the final event: Under 20 Boys 4x400m relay. #cariftalive #carifta2013
Waiting on the official announcement.
The Jumbotron is stating a disqualification for Jamaica in the Under-20 Boys 4x400m relay. We are waiting on further details #carifta2013 #cariftalive
The results posted for the Under-20 4x400m relay were Trinidad and Tobago for the Gold, Bahamas in Second, and Turks and Caicos Islands in third. The ITO is reviewing a protest. It is understood that in the second leg, a Jamaican athlete stepped on the line. Officials are reviewing footage. #carifta2013 #cariftalive
The replay of the event seems to show a clean race, with Jamaica's second leg running very close to the line, but not on the line. But officials have not adjudicated on the race as yet. At one point in the replay the clear on track from the lights on the wet surface make the lines slightly indistinguishable for a few moments.
Jamaican officials are "shocked and surprised" by the disqualification claim. Based on the evidence so far, they are confident there has been no infraction, said Second Vice President of the Jamaican Federation Ian Forbes. On the replay, Jamaicans say the line is clearly visible. "It is not even close". #carifta2013 #cariftalive
It would be unfortunate if this dispute marred the 2013 CARIFTA Games. Hopefully the officials make the right call, whatever that may be. #cariftalive #carifta2013
During the first 500 metres of the 4x400m, which includes the first leg and the first 100m on the second leg, the athletes must run within their lanes, and not on the lines. Officials are believed to be reviewing footage of the race. #carifta2013 #cariftalive
Breaking News: JA officials say the second reason for the disqualification being considered is that the third leg of the 4x400m relay collected the baton too early. #carifta2013 #cariftalive
JA team officials say the meet officials are "fishing". A flag was raised on the transition from the third leg to the fourth leg; however, it was raised after Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and the Bahamas had already made their exchanges, based on the replay. And all three of the top teams exchanged batons at virtually the same location #carifta2013 #cariftalive
Still no word from meet officials on the disqualification dispute. JA officials are confident there is no infraction. Things could get messy tonight #cariftalive #carifta2013.
The final awards presentations are taking place on the field. Athletes are also marshaled for the closing ceremony.
Still no word from meet officials. However, I can confirm they are reviewing the footage as we speak. This decision will likely be one of the most controversial ones in meet history. Stay tuned #carifta2013 #cariftalive
Jamaica is going to receive its gold medal in the Under-20 Boys 4x400m relay at the 2013 CARIFTA Games. After reviewing footage, based on a protest lodged by Jamaican officials - meet officials reversed their decision and awarded the gold medal to Jamaica for the relay.
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Photos of the medal presentation for the hard fought Under-20 Boys 4x400m relay up next.