Jamaica tipped to win 7 medals at World Championships

Jamaica’s men’s are tipped to win seven medals at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Moscow this summer according to the respected track and field magazine.

Triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt who could open his season this weekend is tipped to regain his 100 meters crown ahead of defending champion Yohan Blake.

Jamaica is predicted to make a sweep in the 200 meters with Bolt finishing ahead of Blake with Jason Young favoured to take bronze.

Warren Weir who was third at the Olympics was not favoured to get a medal.


Jamaica only other victory according to the experts, will be in the men’s 4x100m, which Bolt and Blake are likely to be featured.

Jamaica’s other men’s medal is expected in the mile relay which is the biggest surprise of the picks with the United States tipped to beat Olympic champion Bahamas.

In the meantime, 2009 World 100 meters champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is tipped to be the only female Caribbean winner with Veronica Campbell projectedto finish third, a step down from her silver in Daegu.

Campbell-Brown is also tipped to lose to American Allison Felix in the 200 meters while Fraser-Pryce will get her first medal over the distance.

Diamond league winner Kaliese Spencer is seen as the Caribbean’s only other individual medal winner as she is projected to finish third behind American Lashinda Demus and Russian Natalya Antyukh in the 400m hurdles

The other medals are expected to come from Jamaica are silver and bronze in the 4×100 meters and 4×400 meters relays respectively.

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