PUMA lands much sought after Francis

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Calabar High quarter miler and Jamaican sprint sensation Javon Francis has been signed by German-based sports good manufacturers PUMA. The 19-year-old competed in his final year at the famous Boys and Girls Championships this year.

Francis, caught the eyes and imagination of the world, while anchoring Jamaica to a silver medal in the 4x400m at the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow, starting his lap in fifth place before splitting 44.00 seconds to power Jamaica to a podium finish.

Francis is already well established at a young age as both a track sensation and extravagant performer and was this year received the 2014 People’s Choice award for performance of the year.

“It’s an exciting time,” said Francis.

“I am grateful that PUMA recognises my talent and have offered me such support, especially because of the commitment PUMA has for track and field in Jamaica.

This partnership is a big moment for me, and I’m proud that they see such potential in me.”

Christian Voigt, Senior Global Head of Sports Marketing at PUMA commented, “We’ve watched Javon develop through the high school programme in Jamaica, seeing him develop into a fine young athlete with considerable potential.

His talent, enthusiasm and character suggest he’s a star in the making, and he’s a wonderful fit for PUMA in our new Forever Faster era.

We are very happy to have Javon with us, and are excited to see him grow throughout the years ahead.”

Usain Bolt and Hansle Parchement are among the Jamaica athletes that have been signed by PUMA over the years.