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Defending champion French 400-meter relay team pulls out of relay

Defending champion French 400-meter relay team pulls out of relay

The French men's 400-meter relay team, the defending champions in the event, has pulled out of the world championships, the IAAF confirmed on Thursday.
"They had until today (Thursday) at midday to confirm and they have said they will not compete," said Nick Davies, IAAF spokesman.
Injuries to member of the team apparently forced the withdrawal, though it was not immediately clear which athletes were injured.
Despite being defending champion, there was little chance the French would have retained the title.


Updated : 2021-03-09 13:00 GMT+08:00