Thirty-two women and Twentynine (29) men will represent Jamaica at this month’s (23 July to 8 August) Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Overall, 1900 athletes from more than 190 countries will compete at the Tokyo Olympic Games when the athletics programme begins on 30 July.
World 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who won back-to-back Olympic Games titles in Beijing 2008 and London 2012, headline the team.
Elaine Thompson-Herah, the reigning Olympic Games sprint double champion, is heading back to defend her titles.
Shericka Jackson, a winner of World and Olympic Games 400m bronze medals, is stepping down in the 100m and 200m.
The women’s sprints will be hot with Fraser-Pryce, Sha’Carri Richardson, Gabby Thomas, Thompson-Herah, Shericka Jackson and Dina Asher-Smith.
Shaneika Ricketts and Danielle Thomas-Dodd are also medallists from Doha 2019. Danielle Williams, a reserve, also won the Doha 2019 medal and is the Beijing 2015 1090m hurdles champion.
Deagu 2011 world 100m champion Yohan Blake, who won the sprint double silver behind Usain Bolt at London 2012, is going to his third Olympic Games. Blake and Hansle Parchment, winner of the 110m hurdles bronze, also in London, are the only Olympic Games medallists on the male side.
World long jump champion Tajay Gayle and Fedrick Dacres, who won silver in Doha 2019, are the other individual global medallists.
Omar McLeod, Rio 2016 110m hurdles winner, was not surprisingly left out.
“The following is the list of track and field athletes selected to represent Jamaica in the 2020 Olympic Games being held in 2021 in Tokyo, Japan, 23 July -to 8 August 2021,” the JAAA said in a statement.
Below is the full Jamaican team to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Tyquendo Tracey (100m)
Yohan Blake (100m/200m)
Oblique Seville (100m)
Julian Forte (Reserve 100m, 200m/4x100m)
Jevaughn Minzie (4x100m)
Nigel Ellis (4x100m)
Rasheed Dwyer (200m)
Demish Gaye (400m)
*Christopher Taylor (400m)
Nathon Allen (Reserve 400m, 4x400m)
* Sean Bailey (4x400m)
Karayme Bartley (4x400m)
Rusheen McDonald (4x400m)
Ronald Levy (110m Hurdles)
Damion Thomas (110m Hurdles)
Hansle Parchment (110m Hurdles)
Phillip Lemonious (Reserve 110m Hurdles)
Jaheel Hyde (400m Hurdles)
Kemar Mowatt (400m Hurdles)
Shawn Rowe (400m Hurdles)
Leonardo Ledgister (Reserve400m Hurdles)
Tajay Gayle (Long Jump)
Carey McLeod (Long Jump/Triple Jump)
Fedrick Dacres (Discus)
Chad Wright (Discus)
Traves Smikle (Discus)
Javeir Brown (4x400m Mixed Relay)
Keeno Burrell (4x400m Mixed Relay)
Davonte Burnett (4x400m Mixed Relay)
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (100m/200m)
Shericka Jackson (100m/200m)
Elaine Thompson Herah (100m/200m)
Briana Williams (Reserve 100m/4x100m)
Remona Burchell (4x100m)
Natasha Morrison (Reserve 200m, 4x100m)
Kemba Nelson (4x100m)
Stephenie-Ann McPherson (400m)
Roneisha McGregor (400m)
Candice McLeod (400m)
Stacey-Ann Williams (Reserve 400m, 4x400m)
Tovea Jenkins (4x400m)
Junelle Bromfield (4x400m)
Natoya Goule (800m)
Megan Tapper (100m Hurdles)
Yanique Thompson (100m Hurdles)
Britany Anderson (100m Hurdles)
Danielle Williams (Reserve 100m Hurdles)
Janieve Russell (400m Hurdles)
Ronda Whyte (400m Hurdles)
Leah Nugent (400m Hurdles)
Shian Salmon (Reserve 400m Hurdles)
*Aisha Praught (1500m)
Tissanna Hickling (Long Jump)
*Chanice Porter (Long Jump)
Shanieka Ricketts (Triple Jump)
Kimberly Williams (Triple Jump)
Danniel Thomas-Dodd (Shot Put)
*Lloydricia Cameron (Shot Put)
Shadae Lawrence (Discus)
Tiffany James (4x400m Mixed Relay)
Charokee Young (4x400m Mixed Relay)
NOTE: * = World Ranking Quota Acceptance
Jamaica Management Team – Olympic 2020
The following are the members of the management team selected to travel with the Jamaica Track & Field Team to 2020 Olympic Games being held in 2021 Tokyo Japan.
Management Team Mr. Ludlow Watts – Manager
Mrs. Heleen Francis – Assistant Manager
Mr. Ian Forbes – Assistant Manager
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