Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are included in Jamaica’s team for the inaugural Athletics World Cup, set for July 14 and 15 in London.
Thompson, Rio 2016 Olympics sprint double champion, will run the women’s 100m while Fraser-Pryce, winner of back-to-back Olympic Games 100m titles in 2008 and 2012, will be apart of the 4x100m team.
Fedrick Dacres, the world leader in the men’s discus with 69.67m, is also in the squad of 40 for the meet. The meet is the same weekend as the FIFA World Cup Final, Russia 2018 and IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.
The top eight nations on points, from the London 2017 World Championships, Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States, China, South Africa, France, Germany, Jamaica and Poland are down to take part.
Athletics World Cup Team
Tyquendo Tracey (100m) , Jahnoy Thompson (200m), Rusheen McDonald (400m), Jauvaney James (800m), Kemoy Campbell (1500m) , Ronald Levy (110mh), Annswert Whyte (400mh), Tyquendo Tracey, Kenroy Anderson, Nesta Carter & Javoy Tucker (4x100m relay), Jevaughn Baker, Ivan Henry, Rusheen McDonald & Steven Gayle (4x400m relay), Ramone Bailey (long jump), Jordan Scott (triple jump), Clayton Brown (high jump), Cameron Walker-Shepherd (pole vault), O’Dayne Richards (shot put), Fedrick Dacres (discus), Orlando Thomas (javelin) and Cannigia Raynor (hammer).
Elaine Thompson (100m) , Shericka Jackson (200m) , Stephenie Ann McPherson (400m) , Simoya Campbell (800m), Simoya Campbell (1500m) , Jeanine Williams (100mh), Janieve Russell (400mh), Elaine Thompson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson & Jonielle Smith (4x100m relay), Stephenie Ann McPherson, Christine Day, Anastasia Le-Roy & Tiffany James (4x400m relay) , Tissanna Hickling (long jump) , Shanieka Ricketts (triple jump), Saniel Atkinson-Grier (high jump), Lloydricia Cameron (shot put), Shadae Lawrence (discus), Kateema Riettie (javelin) and Nyoka Clunis (hammer)
Dr. Warren Blake (Team Leader), Garth Gayle (Team Official), Ludlow Watts (Team Official), Maurice Wilson (Head Coach), Bertland Cameron (Coach), Paul Francis (Coach), Julian Robinson (Coach), Gavin James (Massage Therapist), Nathanael Davis (Massage Therapist), Collin Turner (Massage Therapist) and Sylvan Edwards (Team Official)