Photo: Usain Bolt is going after yet another World Championship 100m gold medal today (photo courtesy of the Mirror)
There was major disappointment in the morning session of day two of the IAAF World Championships in London for Jamaica as pre-championship medal favourite, O’Dayne Richards, failed to advance to the final round of the Men’s Shot Put.
Photo: Jamaica discus record holder Fedrick Dacres
Describing his selection to Jamaica’s World University Games team as an honour, national record holder in the discus Fedrick Dacres will lead a very strong contingent to the games in Chinese Taipei between August 19th and 30th. This will be right on the heels of his participation at the World Championships in London, England which takes place between August 4th and 13th.
File Photo: Fedrick Dacres struggled with the wet and slippery conditions in the Men's Discus in Rio on Friday and failed to advance to the final round.
Amidst high hopes and huge expectations, Fedrick Dacres and Danniel Thomas led the charge for Jamaica on the first morning of track and field at the Rio Olympic Games on Friday, but both athletes failed to progress beyond the first round in their respective events in cold and murky conditions.
Photo: Jason Morgan was surprsingly excluded from the Jamaican Olympic Games team.
The non-inclusion of discus thrower, Jason Morgan on the Jamaican Olympic team to the games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next month, left most people in shock when the full team was announced at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel on Monday.
Photo: Omar McLeod clears the final hurdle on his waiting to winning his second consecutive national title and sealing his spot on the Jamaican team to the Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. Deuce Carter who is clearing the final hurdle finished second.
Both are young, both had outstanding junior careers, both represented the Manchester High school at the ISSA Boys and Girls Champs, but there is also the fact that both Natoya Goule and Omar McLeod are living their dreams and striving to bring joy to the nation.
Photo: 2015 World Championship finalist Fedrick Dacres, is the top ranked Jamaican discus thrower and sits among the top five globally with 68.02m.
As the build up to the Senior national trials 2016 continues, it's time to look forward to what should be a new dawning in the field events and specifically throwing events for Jamaica. For the first time the country will have Olympic representation in three throwing events and the possibility of a fourth discipline is very much possible for the country dubbed as the ‘sprint capital of world.’