Shericka Jackson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce to Lead Jamaica's Team for Budapest 2023 World Championships
Gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Team Jamaica and silver medalist Shericka Jackson of Team Jamaica celebrate after the Women's 100m Final on day three of the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 at Hayward Field on July 17, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images for World Athletics)

Jamaica’s track and field stars, Shericka Jackson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, both reigning World champions, will be at the forefront of the country’s contingent heading to the Budapest 2023 World Championships in Hungary. The prestigious event is scheduled to take place later this month – 19-27 August.

In the previous edition of the World Championships held in Eugene in 2022, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce claimed victory in the women’s 100m, with Shericka Jackson securing the second spot, and Elaine Thompson-Herah securing the third position, leading to a Jamaican sweep in that event. However, Jackson turned the tables in the women’s 200m, clinching the top position, while Fraser-Pryce secured the silver.

Shericka Jackson will start favorite for Budapest 2023 women’s 100m and 200m gold medals

Jackson is the world leader in the women’s 100m with 10.65, a personal best mark done to win at the Jamaica Trials. She is the second fastest this year, over 200m with 21.75. Fraser-Pryce, on the other hand, is racing to be fully fit and had only opened her 2023 season with two rounds of 200m at the Jamaica Trials. She went on to run 10.82 in July but said she is working to regain full fitness ahead of the World Championships. She has won five world 100m titles to date.

Elaine Thompson-Herah, the double-double Olympic Games sprint champion, has made the team but solely as part of the 4x100m relay squad. Thompson-Herah, who previously claimed the sprint double in both the Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2021 Olympic Games, will now focus her efforts on the relay event in Budapest.

On the male side, Rasheed Broadbell and Jaydon Hibbert will be among the prominent names leading the charge for Jamaica. Broadbell is being touted as the favorite to win the men’s 110m hurdles, facing stiff competition from American athlete Grant Holloway. On the other hand, Jaydon Hibbert is seen as the front-runner in the triple jump category.

Jamaica’s Male Team Roster for Budapest 2023 World Championships:

Rohan Watson100m, 4x100m
Ryiem Ford100m, 4x100m
Oblique Seville100m, 4x100m
Ackeem Blake4x100m
Tyquendo Tracey4x100m
Michael Campbell4x100m
Andrew Hudson200m
Rasheed Dwyer200m
Sean Bailey400m, 4x400m
Antonio Watson400m, 4x400m
Zandrion Barnes400m, 4x400m
Jevaughn Powell4x400m
Malik James-King4x400m
Demish Gaye4x400m
D’Andre AndersonMixed 4x400m
Rusheen McDonaldMixed 4x400m
Navasky Anderson800m
Rasheed Broadbell110mH
Hansle Parchment110mH
Orlando Bennett110mH
Roshawn Clarke400mH
Jaheel Hyde400mH
Assine Wilson400mH
Romaine BeckfordHigh Jump
Wayne PinnockLong Jump
Tajay GayleLong Jump
Carey McLeodLong Jump
Jadon HibbertTriple Jump
Rajendra CampbellTriple Jump
Traves SmikleDiscus
Fedrick DacresDiscus
Roje StonaDiscus

Male Team Alternates: | Tyler Mason | 110mH | | Ackeem Blake | 100m |

Jamaica’s Male Team Roster for Budapest 2023 World Championships:

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce100m, 200m, 4x100m
Shericka Jackson100m, 200m, 4x100m
Shashalee Forbes100m, 4x100m
Natasha Morrison100m, 4x100m
Briana Williams4x100m
Elaine Thompson-Herah4x100m
Natalliah Whyte200m
Kevona Davis200m
Nickisha Pryce400m, 4x400m
Candice McLeod400m, 4x400m
Charokee Young400m, 4x400m
Ronda Whyte4x400m
Shiann Salmon4x400m
Joanne ReidMixed 4x400m
Stacey-Ann WilliamsMixed 4x400m
Natoya Goule-Toppin800m
Adelle Tracey800m, 1500m
Megan Tapper100mH
Ackera Nugent100mH
Danielle Williams100mH
Janieve Russell400H, 4x400m
Andrenette Knight400mH
Rushell Clayton400mH
Lamara DistinHigh Jump
Kimberly WilliamsonHigh Jump
Tissana HicklingLong Jump
Ackelia SmithLong Jump, Triple Jump
Shanieka RickettsTriple Jump
Kimberly WilliamsTriple Jump
Danniel Thomas-DoddShot Put
Samantha HallDiscus
Nayoka ClunisHammer

Female Team Alternates: | Amoi Brown | 100mH | | Shiann Salmon | 400mH | | Briana Williams | 100m | | Shashalee Forbes | 200m | | Joanne Reid | 400m |

The Jamaican team is looking strong and well-prepared to compete at the Budapest 2023 World Championships. As we eagerly await the event, fans worldwide will be closely following the performances of these exceptional athletes.


    • Great piece. Just want to nudge you on a few errors in the article. Shelly-Ann won silver in the 200m in Eugene, not bronze. Also our the hammer throw representative on the women’s side, her name is spelt incorrectly. It should be *Nayoka Clunis.
      Thanks for sharing the news and big up to our athletes that will surely represent us well


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