Javon Francis

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Photo: Javon Francis clocked 20.66 seconds to win his season opening 200 meter race at the PVAMU Back To The Track Series on Thursday

Olympic and World Championship quarter miler Javon Francis clocked 20.66 seconds to win his season opening 200 meter race at the PVAMU Back To The Track Series on Thursday

The 25-year-old American beat out runner-up Elijah Hall, who finished in 20.77 seconds in section two, while Kahmari Montgomery who won section one in 20.86 seconds completed the podium spots.

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Photo: PUMA sponsored Javon Francis speaking to the young athletes at the launch of the INSPORTS Primary Schools Athletic Championships last week.





PUMA sponsored athlete Javon Francis has used his status as Jamaica’s leading quarter miler to inspire the next generation of athletes who are likely to come through and represent the country in a few years.

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Photo: Jamaica's 4x400m quarter of Javon Francis,Fitzroy Dunkley,Nathon Allen and Peter Matthews show off their silver medals after Francis ran a splendid anchor leg, moving from fourth place to second place to help his team get on the podium. (Getty Images)




Jamaica claimed two relay silver medals on the final day of track and field at the Rio Olympics Games on Saturday night to take their overall tally to 11 medals, 6 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze, equalling the tally of eight years ago in Beijing, China.

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File Photo: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran the fastest time of 10.96s in the women's 100m on Friday night to qualify for the semi-finals.






Defending champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce led the Jamaican charge on day one of track and field action at the Rio Olympic Games on Friday, as all three entrants in the women’s 100m eased into Saturday’s semifinals.

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Photo: Javon Francis will make his Olympic debut in a very stacked heat on Friday.






Since running that amazing 45.00 flat in the Boys 400m final at the ISSA/Grace Kennedy Boys and Girls Championships in 2014 to win gold for Calabar High school, Javon Francis has quickly risen to the position as Jamaica’s premier quarter miler.

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Photo: Megan Simmonds celebrates winning the Women's 100m hurdles to claim her first National title on Sunday's final day of the JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Senior Athletics Championships.

As the curtains came down on the 2016 staging of the JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Senior Athletics Championships, there was mix feelings of joy and disappointments coming from different circles on Sunday's final day.

There were nine scheduled finals for the championship final day. Action got going at 5:00 with action from the women’s Javelin and High Jump Finals.

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Photo: Kingston College’s top athlete, Akeem Bloomfield, who executed a decent 200m race secured victory in a creditable 20.66 seconds.







With less than two months to the National Senior Trials, where athletes will vie for a chance to represent Jamaica at this Summer Olympics in Rio, several of the country’s young established and potential stars showed signs of readiness to rumble with the veterans inside the National Stadium in Kingston with eye-catching performances at the weekend.

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Photo: Usain Bolt strikes his world famous pose after clocking 9.98s to in the 100m at the Ostrava Golden Spike World Challenge meet on Friday. (Getty Images)





Usain Bolt sped to a new season best of 9.98 seconds (-0.4m/s) to win the men’s100m at the Ostrava Golden Spike World Challenge meet on Friday.

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Photo: Jamaican quarter miler Javon Francis will be leading his country's charge over that distance at the Olympics in Rio.

Single Qualifying Standard for events at Rio 2016 Olympics

The IAAF has revised and sent forth a new set of approved qualifying standards for athletics participation at the Rio 2016, August 5-21, Olympic Games at it's 198th council meeting in Beijing earlier this year.

In previous Olympics, there was accepted A and B qualifying standards for participants in most of the track and field events.