Jura Levy has questioned her non-selection to Jamaica’s team for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, set to start next week.
“I am extremely disappointed that I wasn’t selected,” Levy was quoted by the Jamaica Observer.
Levy, who was third at last year’s National Championships, went on to represent Jamaica at the London 2017 World Championships. She helped her team to silver in the 4x100m relay.
“I thought I had earned a spot on the team based on my 2017 season,” she continued.
The JAAA selected a 48-member team over three weeks ago, but though they didn’t say how the selection was decided, it was in line with the results from last year’s National Championships.
Levy, at Jamaica’s 2017 Trials, finished behind Elaine Thompson and Simone Facey, both of whom were entered to run the 200m.
“I feel I was unfairly punished for leaving Jamaica and returning to my former college coach who is now at Alabama,” said Levy, who is still waiting on a response to an email sent to the JAAA on March 7.
“I email JAAA on March 7 to find out why I was not selected and until this very day, I still have not receive an answer.”
Facey, earlier this week, withdrew from the team because of travel arrangements with which she was uncomfortable and the event (100m) she told she was selected to run was changed without her knowledge.