ZIMBABWE are one of four African countries that will take part at the IAAF World Relays in Japan where 26 nations will converge in Yokohama for the biggest relays meet.
The relays will be held this Saturday and Sunday.
The other African countries who will feature at the meet are South Africa, Botswana and Nigeria.
Dickson Kamungeremu, Dickson Clever Kapandura, Tatenda Tsumba, Itayi Vambe and Ngonidzashe Makusha will represent the country in the men’s 4x100m relay.
They are scheduled to leave for Japan today.
The Zimbabwean team are ranked seventh in the world from a strong pool of 26 countries, having posted a time of 38.95 seconds, which was also a national record
This feat was achieved by the quartet of Vambe, Makusha, Tsumba and Kamungeremu who came first at an international meet in 38.95 seconds in Botswana towards the end March this year.
On the continent, the Zimbabwe team have the second-best time.
South Africa qualified for this year’s World Relays with a time of 38.88 seconds although their national record in the 4x100m is 38.24 seconds.
Botswana qualified with a time of 39.01 seconds.
Nigeria qualified with a time of 40.21 seconds, however, their national record stands at 37.94.
Zimbabwe are also eyeing finishing in the top eight and qualify for the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, in September. Herald