Jamaica’s 2012 World U20 bronze medallist Odean Skeen has promised his return to the track “Shall Soon Come”

Skeen, who won the 100m bronze at the Barcelona 2012 World U20 Championships, has not run since he pulled up during the Jamaica Trials in 2017.

He has a personal best of 9.97, the 15th Jamaican to break the 10-second barrier, came at the 2017 War Eagle Invitational in Auburn, Alabama.

“A Long-Awaited Return Shall Soon Come,” said the former Wolmer’s High student.

“To Those That Continue To Believe In Me, Thank You!
For Those That Don’t Know Me Yet, Join Me As I Return To The Track.”

“Sub-10 Settings. Delayed But Not Denied,” Skeen posted on his social media page with a video of his workout.

“To Be Tested Is Good. The Challenged Life May Be The Best Therapist.” he quoted Gail Sheehy.

Skeen helped Jamaica to silver medals at the 2010 Moncton and 2012 Barcelona World U20 Championships.

He won the Youth Olympic Games 100m and 4x100m titles in Singapore, 2010. He also won four Carifta Games gold and three CAC Youth Championships titles.


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Is a two-time Jamaica sports journalist of the year (2004 and 2005) and world-renowned journalist. One of his award-winning articles was on Usain Bolt, 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion and sprint double record holder, was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony has covered Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012 and Rio 2016; Six (6) IAAF World Athletics Championships between 2007 and 2019 and several other international sporting events, including the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his favourite football team, Argentina vs the USA in 2004.

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