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Justin Gatlin Withdraws From Jamaica’s Meet, but …

Justin Gatlin Withdraws From Jamaica’s Meet, but …
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The planned trip to Jamaica for Justin Gatlin and a group of boys has taken a new twist. One of the world’s greatest sprinters, he was scheduled to take the boys to Saturday’s Prep School Development meet, organized by Anthrick Sports Management.

In a video message, the Athens 2004 Olympic Games 100-meter champion said they were excited and eager to travel to Jamaica for his boys to get good competition. “This message is to all the young athletes, participants and spectators,” the five-time Olympic medallist said.

“On May 14, at the Prep School developmental meet, at the national stadium, hosted by Antick Management Sports, and my friend Ricky Martin, it comes to me to tell you that with (a) heavy heart, I won’t be able to travel there due to issues and our production.”

“We will be able to reschedule, reconvene with Mr Martin on the next opportunity we will have …. We were excited. We were eager to travel and not only that but to be able to compete in one of the best countries track and field have known,” said Justin Gatlin.

Justin Gatlin is working with five boys, dubbed the fastest kids in America, in a camp named “Team Pressure.”

However, in another video message to the organizers, Jiwe Morris, founder of Team Pressure, explained: “We have sorted out our travel arrangements for May 12 to fly into Jamaica to compete in the Anthrick Sports Management meet, May 14. However, Justin Gatlin will not be travelling with us, so no worries, Team Pressure is still on the way.”

Team Pressure is a USA Youth 4×1 Relay group of 11-year old boys from across the country. Team members: Dashaun “Honeybadger” Morris II (Grayson, GA), Rudolph “Blaze” Ingram (Tampa, FL), Kareen “2K” Knox II (Las Vegas, NV), Rudyard (RJ) “Jizzle” West Jr. (West Monroe, LA), and Kaden “Big O” Coleman-Bennett (Washington, DC).

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


  1. Justin gatlin is no longer part of team Pressure. We operate off good faith and full commitment and Mr Gatlin clearly had a alterior motive from the beginning we are just finding out about. No worries We are still coming to compete and give these hard working deserving boys a experience of a life time. #pressure


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