Jamaica’s 65-member team for the upcoming World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary (August 19 to 27) , has been announced, with sprint stars Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson leading the way. Both athletes will compete in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m events.
Shericka Jackson has been in outstanding form, leading the world list in the 100m with an impressive personal best of 10.65 seconds achieved during the Jamaica trials.
In the 200m, Jackson secured the fastest time in the world this season, 21.71 seconds, during the Jamaican trials, earning her a wildcard entry as the defending champion in Budapest.
Similarly, Fraser-Pryce enjoys a wildcard entry in the 100m as the defending champion.
Five-time world 100m champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has also qualified for the 200m in Budapest.
Elaine Thompson-Herah, the double-double Olympic sprint champion, will be part of the women’s 4x100m team, despite not competing since the National trials.
However, American-born Lanae-Tava Thomas, who finished third in the women’s 200m at the Jamaica trials, will not represent Jamaica in Budapest due to clearance issues.
The Jamaican team for Budapest includes representation in the hammer throw, with Nyoka Clunis making history as the country’s first representative in the discipline.
Here is the full list of Jamaica’s team for the World Athletics Championships:
100m: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, Shashalee Forbes, Natasha Morrison
200m: Shericka Jackson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Natalliah Whyte, Kevona Davis
400m: Nickisha Pryce, Candice McLeod, Charokee Young
800m: Natoya Goule-Toppin, Adelle Tracey
1500m: Adelle Tracey
100m hurdles: Megan Tapper, Ackera Nugent, Danielle Williams
400m hurdles: Janieve Russell, Andrenette Knight, Rushell Clayton
High jump: Lamara Distin, Kimberly Williamson
Long jump: Tissana Hickling, Ackelia Smith
Triple jump: Shanieka Ricketts, Ackelia Smith, Kimberly Williams
Shot put: Danniel Thomas-Dodd
Discus: Samantha Hall
Hammer: Nyoka Clunis
4x100m: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, Shashalee Forbes, Natasha Morrison, Briana Williams, Elaine Thompson-Herah
4x400m: Nickisha Pryce, Janieve Russell, Candice McLeod, Charokee Young, Ronda Whyte, Shiann Salmon
Mixed 4x400m: Joanne Reid, Stacy Ann Williams
100m: Rohan Watson, Ryiem Ford, Oblique Seville
200m: Andrew Hudson, Rasheed Dwyer
400m: Sean Bailey, Antonio Watson, Zandrion Barnes
800m: Navasky Anderson
110m hurdles: Rasheed Broadbell, Hansle Parchment, Orlando Bennett
400m hurdles: Roshawn Clarke, Jaheel Hyde, Assinie Wilson
High jump: Romaine Beckford
Long jump: Wayne Pinnock, Tajay Gayle, Carey McLeod
Triple jump: Jaydon Hibbert
Shot put: Rajindra Campbell
Discus: Traves Smikle, Fedrick Dacres, Roje Stona
4x100m: Ryiem Ford, Oblique Seville, Ackeem Blake, Tyquendo Tracey, Michael Campbell, Rohan Watson
4x400m: Sean Bailey, Antonio Watson, Zandrion Barnes, Jevaughn Powell, Malik James-King, Demish Gaye
Mixed 4x400m: D’Andre Anderson, Rusheen McDonald
The team, led by seasoned head coach Maurice Wilson, is determined to improve on their performance from the previous championships and compete for top honours in Budapest.
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