United States of America (USA) based sprinters, Brenessa Thompson and Kadecia Baird will miss this year’s World Track and Field Championships which starts tomorrow in London owing to visa issues.
This is according to a source within the Athletic Association of Guyana (AAG).
As a result, the initial four-member team has been sliced in half leaving triple jumper, Troy Doris and national 400m record holder, Winston George as Guyana’s representatives at the second biggest track and field fixture on the IAAF’s calendar.
Thompson, who owns the national 100m and 200m records along with Baird, a 400m silver medalist at the World Junior Championships in 2012, missed their initial appointment dates. Subsequently, a rescheduling fee of $US300 each was incurred. However, the two athletes who had less than stellar performances at their latest outing during the Aliann Pompey Invitational were unable to raise the said fee leaving them ineligible to travel across the pond.
Efforts to contact President of the AAG, Aubrey Hutson, who is already in England to attend a Congress, proved futile.
Meanwhile, George is scheduled to get in the blocks on Saturday for the 400m heats while Doris will spring into action on Monday.