Jason Morgan

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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.

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Photo: Jason Morgan in training.



The tears flowed freely down the face of Jason Morgan when being interviewed at the end of the IAAF World Champions in Beijing, China in 2015. Frustrated by another below par performance by himself, due to injuries and a lack of financial support, Morgan, in an open and honest interview revealed to the world just how challenging it was for him as a professional athlete, but vowed to soldier on despite the setbacks he had faced.

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“I am thankful and humble for all that’s going on in my life at this moment. I have some kind and amazing people to thank for assisting my journey so far.”

Those are the words of the national record holder for discus in Jamaica, Jason ‘Dadz’ Morgan.

Despite having a less than stellar 2015, Morgan insists that the year was a “blessing” for him and he is looking forward to an even better 2016.

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Photo: Jamaican discus thrower Jason Morgan

After the preliminary round of the Discus event in Beijing Jason Morgan was left distraught after he failed to advance to the finals of the event despite holding the second furthest throw this season.

Morgan who achieved the mark of 68.19 national record set in June 2015, was in high spirits and was eyeing probably his best season ever this year.

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Photo: UTech's Elaine Thompson produced another sub-11 clocking in the 100m when she ran 10.90s in Madrid Spain on Saturday.

Reigning National 200 m champion and 2015 newest sprint sensation Elaine Thompson, secured top spot at the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Madrid, Spain . Bursting from the blocks and gliding down the track, a very fluid looking Thompson turned back the challenge of American Barbara Pierre and South African Carina Horn.

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Admitting that he is not quite sure how to describe his injury hit season so far, new national discus champion Fedrick Dacres is “feeling good” to have claimed his first national senior title in his pet event.

Throwing inside the National Stadium at the JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Athletics Championships, his first event in at least a month, the University of the West Indies student put together a string of five throws over 60m in his final sequence, to eclipse the event leader and national record holder Jason Morgan.