By Noel ‘Bravo’ Francis, Special to TrackAlerts.Com
The World Championship in Beijing, China is shaping to be one of the most anticipated editions in years. Every track event from 100m through 800m in both genders will be very competitive.
From a Caribbean perspective, a lot is expected from stars such as Usain Bolt, Kirani James, Asafa Powell, Keshorn Walcott, Kim Collins, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson and Shaunae Miller.
Caribbean powerhouse Jamaica is once again expected to lead the region’s charge for medals in the Bird’s Nest. The country has done extremely well over the past three World Championships garnering 13 medals in 2009, 9 medals in 2011 and 9 medals in 2013 and placing in the top four on those occasions.
As stated earlier the 2015 World Championship is going to be very competitive in certain events. One of the questions being asked is how many medals Jamaica can realistically win in August. Based on feedback, many persons are of the view that the country could get back to double digits and gain at least a dozen medals from the following events:
NB. I will leave the colour of the medals and winners to the readers
Women’s 100m – one
Men’s 100m – Two
Women’s 200m – one (This is on the premise that Fraser-Pryce doesn’t defend her 200m title)
Men’s 200m – one
Women’s 400m – one
Women’s 400m hurdles – one
Men’s 110m hurdles – one