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#BringBackOurGirlsNow! The World Relays Gets Behind the Campaign

30 May

On April 14th 2014, nearly 300 girls in Chibok in Northeastern Nigeria were abducted from their secondary school in the dead of the night by Boko Haram militants. We bring you our final photos from the recently concluded World Relay Championships in the Bahamas, where the whole world of Track & Field got behind the #BringBackOurGirls campaign. 

In this final instalment of our #BringBackOurGirlsNow Campaign, we bring you these photos from the rest of the Athletics Worlds, specifically, the Relay Squads of Team USA, Jamaica, GB, France and St Kitts & Nevis: 

 Jamaica, 4x200m GOLD & World Record, World Relays 2014 (L-R, Nickel Ashmeade, Jermaine Brown, Warren Weir, Yohan Blake

Jamaica, 4x200m GOLD & World Record, World Relays 2014
(L-R, Nickel Ashmeade, Jermaine Brown, Warren Weir, Yohan Blake

USA, 4x100m GOLD, World Relays 2014 (L-R, LaKeisha Lawson, Jeneba Tarmoh, Alexandria Anderson, Tianna Bartoletta)

USA, 4x100m GOLD, World Relays 2014
(L-R, LaKeisha Lawson, Jeneba Tarmoh, Alexandria Anderson, Tianna Bartoletta)

St Kitts & Nevis, 4x200m Silver, World Relays 2014 (L-R, Antoine Adams, Lestrod Roland, Allistar Clarke, Brijesh Lawrence)

St Kitts & Nevis, 4x200m Silver, World Relays 2014
(L-R, Antoine Adams, Lestrod Roland, Allistar Clarke, Brijesh Lawrence)

France, 4x200m Bronze, World Relays 2014 (L-R, Yannick Fonsat, Ken Romain, Ben Bassaw, Christophe Lemaitre)

France, 4x200m Bronze, World Relays 2014
(L-R, Yannick Fonsat, Ken Romain, Ben Bassaw, Christophe Lemaitre)

USA, 4x400m GOLD, World Relays 2014 (L-R, Monica Hargrove, Deedee Trotter, Jessica Beard, Sanya Richards-Ross)

USA, 4x400m GOLD, World Relays 2014
(L-R, Monica Hargrove, Deedee Trotter, Jessica Beard, Sanya Richards-Ross)

Team GB 4x100m, World Relays 2014 (L-R, Asha Philip, Anyika Onuora, Desiree Henry, Jodie Williams)

Team GB 4x100m, World Relays 2014
(L-R, Asha Philip, Anyika Onuora, Desiree Henry, Jodie Williams)

Over the last couple of days, we’ve brought you photos from the likes of IAAF President Lamine Diack, and Bahamian 4x400m Olympic Champion, Chris Brown, as well as British 400m Olympic GOLD & Silver Medallist, Christine Ohuruogu MBE, and former Bahamian 400m World Champion, Tonique Williams-DarlingTeam Nigeria’s Athletes such as Blessing Okagbare and Regina George also added their voices to the campaign.

Nigeria posted a commendable performance at these 1st ever World Relays, with a 4x400m Bronze and 4th place in the 4x100m, and it was perhaps fitting that it was our girls who posted those results. #BringBackOurGirls has slowly started ebbing from the world’s consciousness, but the girls are still very missing. We believe that we must keep up the pressure on the powers that be to #BringBackOurGirlsNow. Let’s keep the Chibok girls at the forefront of our minds – we need them home NOW!

 

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