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Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to represent Jamaica for final time at Olympics

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to represent Jamaica for final time at Olympics

The triple Olympic and ten-time world champ leads a 66-strong Jamaican group in Paris

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will bid goodbye to the Olympics this summertime as she races in her 5th successive and last Games.

The triple Olympic and ten-time world champ will represent Jamaica in the 100m. She has 2 Olympic 100m titles (Beijing 2008 and London 2012) to her name and has actually likewise declared an impressive 5 world gold medals over the range.

Fraser-Pryce, who opened her project last month and has a season’s finest of 10.94, will likewise belong to the 4x100m team at the Olympics and will be wanting to maintain the crown that Jamaica won 3 years earlier.

The 37-year-old has actually medalled in every Olympics, from Beijing 2008 and London 2012 to Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.

She will be signed up with over 100m in Paris by Shericka Jackson and Tia Clayton.

Jackson is obviously the double world 200m champ and fastest lady alive around half a lap. After an unexpected start to the season – her season bests in the 100m and 200m by the end of May were simply 11.03 and 22.97 – she got better at the Jamaican trials.

Shericka Jackson (Getty)

The 29-year-old clocked a sensational 10.84 to win the 100m and 2 days later on returned to claim success in the 200m with 22.29.

Clayton is simply 19 and is among Jamaica’s numerous prodigious sprinting skills in the sport.

The teen completed second to Jackson in her nation’s 100m last at the trials and clocked 10.90. In the semi-finals, she tape-recorded an extraordinary individual finest of 10.86.

On the guys’s side, Jamaica boasts 3 young running super stars.

Kishane Thompson stormed to a mind-blowing win at the trials with a world-leading 9.77, developing himself as a competitor for the Olympic gold medal in Paris.

One man who may have something to state about that is Oblique Seville, who wasn’t too far behind Thompson in Kingston with an individual finest of 9.82.

Oblique Seville (Getty)

The 3rd man chosen for the 100m is Ackeem Blake, and with an individual finest of 9.92, he might get a medal in the French capital.

In the 100m obstacles, double world champ Danielle Williams will be enthusiastic of including an Olympic gold medal to her collection.

Hansle Parchment did simply that over 110m obstacles in Tokyo however he will have a hard test versus the similarity Grant Holloway and likewise compatriot Rasheed Broadbell.

Even though Jamaica is well-known for its sprinting, a package of skill lies in other places in the group.

Watch out for Jaydon Hibbert in the triple dive. The teen is the world U20 record-holder and has an individual finest of 17.87m. He is likewise the world U20 champ and won the Olympic trials in 17.75m.

Another professional athlete to watch out for is world indoor long dive bronze medallist Carey McLeod. He declared success at the trials in Kingston and beat both world silver medallist Wayne Pinnock and 2019 world champ Tajay Gayle, with a finest dive of 8.38m.

Shaneika Ricketts (Getty)

The last one to discuss is Shaneika Ricketts. With world triple dive record-holder Yulimar Rojas out of the Olympics, Ricketts enters into Paris as one of the favourites for the gold medal.

The double world silver medallist boasts an individual finest of 15.03m and simply lost out on an Olympic medal in Tokyo after ending up 4th.

For just the 2nd time considering that the 1948 Games in London, Jamaica will not field a males’s 4x400m group.


100m: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson and Tia Clayton

200m: Shericka Jackson, Niesha Burgher and Lanae-Tava Thomas

400m: Junelle Bromfield, Stacey-Ann Williams and Nickisha Pryce

800m: Natoya Goule-Toppin and Adelle Tracey

1500m: Adelle Tracey

100m obstacles: Janeek Brown, Ackera Nugent and Danielle Williams

400m obstacles: Rushell Clayton, Shiann Salmon and Janieve Russell

Long Jump: Chanice Porter and Ackelia Smith

High dive: Lamara Distin

Triple dive: Shanieka Ricketts, Ackelia Smith and Kimberly Williams

Discus toss: Samantha Hall

Shot put: Lloydricia Cameron and Danniel Thomas-Dodd

Hammer toss: Nayoka Clunis

4x100m Relay: Tia Clayton, Shashalee Forbes, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson and Alana Reid (reserve)

4x400m Relay: Junelle Bromfield, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Nickisha Pryce, Stacey-Ann Williams and Ashley Williams (reserve)

Mixed 4x400m Relay: Andrenette Knight, Charokee Young and Stephenie-Ann McPherson (reserve)


100m: Ackeem Blake, Kishane Thompson and Oblique Seville

200m: Andrew Hudson and Bryan Levell

400m: Sean Bailey, Deandre Watkin and Jevaughn Powell

800m: Navasky Anderson

100m obstacles: Orlando Bennett, Rasheed Broadbell and Hansle Parchment

400m obstacles: Roshawn Clarke, Jaheel Hyde and Malik James-King

Long Jump: Tajay Gayle, Carey McLeod and Wayne Pinnock

Triple dive: Jaydon Hibbert and Jordan Scott

High dive: Romaine Beckford

Discus toss: Roje Stona, Ralford Mullings and Traves Smikle

Shot put: Rajindra Campbell

4x100m Relay: Ackeem Blake, Jehlani Gordon, Oblique Seville, Kishane Thompson and Jelani Walker (reserve)

Mixed 4x400m Relay: Zandrian Barnes, Raheem Hayles and Kimar Farquharson (reserve)

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