Olympics 2016

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Usain Bolt,Garth Gayle,Olympics 2016,Rio Olympics 2016

Photo: Usain Bolt






JAAA General Secretary Garth Gayle has rubbished reports carried in the local media that Usain Bolt may miss out on a chance to defend his Olympic 200m title at the Games in Rio next month if he fails to take part in the 200m at the National Championships currently taking place this weekend.

Fans have be up in arms since reading the reports but the General Secretary has moved swiftly to clear the air - below is an official statement from Gayle:


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Photo: National Women's 800m champion Natoya Goule will look to retain her title at the National Championships this weekend.




With all the focus and the hype being focussed on the sprints and some field events, this year’s middle and long distance programs will have a few names that are trying to lift the standard and spark more interest in this area.


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Photo: 21-year old University of Arkansas athlete, Clive Pullen celebrates after winning the National Senior Championships gold medal in the Triple Jump on Thursday. Pullen's personal best of 16.90m earned him a spot on the Olympic team to Rio.





21-year old University of Arkansas athlete, Clive Pullen, unleashed an new personal best Triple jump mark of 16.90m to win the National Senior Championships gold and edged his way into this Summer's Olympic Games in Rio Brazil in August.

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Photo: Reigning World Champion, Danielle Williams, will be seeking to defend her national title in the women's 100m hurdles at the National Championships this weekend.





Jamaica’s young hurdlers will begin their hunt for Olympic glory at the National Championships this weekend. Having risen to the cream of the crop over the last few years, the likes of World Champion Danielle Williams and world leader Omar McLeod have quickly become the face of sprint hurdling for the ‘sprint capital of the world’.

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Photo: National 200m champion Elaine Thompson will look to repeat at the National Trials this weekend.

The women's 200m will be an interesting match up with the defending National Champion Elaine Thompson up against many times and double Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown. Thompson leads on time, with a 22.16 season best, while Campbell Brown is at 22.29 seconds.

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Photo: Back to back 100m and 200m Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt will begin his hunt for Olympic immortality at the Jamaica Olympic trials which begins in Kingston, Jamaica on Thursday.

As we look forward to what is being projected to be one of the most thrilling and keenly contested National Senior Championships in recent memory, our preview series take a look at the 100m sprints in which two Jamaicans chase sprinting immortality.