Jamaican athletes at World Athletics Championship: Jackson and Fraser-Pryce look to retain titles in Budapest

One of the leading countries in track and field has announced a strong contingent that will look to fight on several fronts to win medals for Jamaica at World Athletics Championship. Team Jamaica will look to better their tally of 1 bronze, 7 silver and 2 golds, which landed a third spot in overall medal count but second spot in point ranking for Jamaican athletes at the World Athletics Championship in 2022.

Jamaican athletes at World Athletics Championship
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This year Jamaica will again have several athletes competing for podium finishes, Including two defending champion sprinters in Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce and Shericka Jackson and a world leader of 110m hurdles Rasheed Broadbell.

Athletes who could win a medal for Jamaica at the World Athletics Championship

All eyes are set to be on Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the five times world champion in the 100 meter category. She will look to add another gold medal to her glorious collection and play the Jamaican anthem on this stage once again. Her key competitor will be compatriot Shericka Jackson, the reigning silver medalist of the discipline. If all goes well, we could see a repeat of the podium sweep Jamaica pulled in this event in 2022.

Shericka Jackson however, will be the favourite in the 200 meter category, where she recorded the second fastest ever timing to beat Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on her way to winning the gold in the 2022 edition. Again, this event could see multiple Jamaican medals as Natalliah Whyte and Kevona Davis also compete along with Shericka and Shelly.

The relay team will be expected to add another gold to the Jamaican tally, as the Shelly and Shericka are Joined by Shashalee Forbes and Elaine Thompson-Herah, the third member of the 2022 podium team. Driven by a combination of the best sprinters in the world, anything less than a gold for this relay team would be an underachievement.

Moving away from the free sprint categories, Rasheed Broadbell of the 110 meter hurdles will be another medal contender for Jamaica at World Athletics Championship. The world leader of this category could win his first world championship medal after setting a record breaking timing at the commonwealth games.

With the wealth of talent representing Jamaica at World Athletics Championship, there could be some surprise winners who stuns the world to announce their arrival and win a medal for their country. The tournament is one for records and fairytales and Jamaica has produced many of them over the years. Expect to see some more in Budapest.

List of Jamaican athletes at World Athletics Championship

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Male athletes representing Jamaica at World Athletics Championship

  • Rohan Watson – 100m, 4x100m
  • Ryiem Ford – 100m, 4x100m
  • Oblique Seville – 100m, 4x100m
  • Ackeem Blake (Alternate) – 100m
  • Tyquendo Tracey – 4x100m
  • Michael Campbell – 4x100m
  • Andrew Hudson – 200m
  • Rasheed Dwyer – 200m
  • Sean Bailey – 400m, 4x400m
  • Antonio Watson – 400m, 4x400m
  • Zandrion Barnes – 400m, 4x400m
  • Jevaughn Powell – 4x400m
  • Malik James-King – 4x400m
  • Demish Gaye – 4x400m
  • D’Andre Anderson – mixed 4x400m
  • Rusheen McDonald – mixed 4x400m
  • Navasky Anderson – 800m
  • Rasheed Broadbell – 110m hurdles
  • Hansle Parchment – 110m hurdles
  • Orlando Bennett – 110m hurdles
  • Roshawn Clarke – 400m hurdles
  • Jaheel Hyde – 400m hurdles
  • Assine Wilson – 400m hurdles
  • Romaine Beckford – high jump
  • Wayne Pinnock – long jump
  • Tajay Gayle – long jump
  • Carey McLeod – long jump
  • Jadon Hibbert – triple jump
  • Rajendra Campbell – triple jump
  • Traves Smikle – discus
  • Fedrick Dacres – discus
  • Roje Stona – discus

Female athletes representing Jamaica at World Athletics Championship

  • Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce – 100m, 200m, 4x100m
  • Shericka Jackson – 100m, 200m, 4x100m
  • Shashalee Forbes – 100m, 4x100m
  • Natasha Morrison – 100m, 4x100m
  • Briana Williams (Alternate) – 4x100m
  • Elaine Thompson-Herah – 4x100m
  • Natalliah Whyte – 200m
  • Kevona Davis – 200m
  • Nickisha Pryce – 400, 4x400m
  • Candice McLeod – 400m, 4x400m
  • Charokee Young – 400m, 4x400m
  • Ronda Whyte – 4x400m
  • Shiann Salmon (Alternate) –  4x400m
  • Jooanne Reid   Mixed – 4x400m
  • Stacey-Ann Williams – mixed 4x400m
  • Natoya Goule-Toppin – 800m
  • Adelle Tracey – 800m, 1500m
  • Megan Tapper 110m – hurdles
  • Ackera Nugent – 100m hurdles
  • Danielle Williams – 100m hurdles
  • Janieve Russell – 400m hurdles, 4x400m
  • Andrenette Knight –  400m hurdles
  • Rushell Clayton – 400m hurdles
  • Lamara Distin – high jump
  • Kimberly Williamson – high jump
  • Tissana Hickling – long jump
  • Ackelia Smith – long jump, triple jump
  • Shanieka Ricketts – triple jump
  • Kimberly Williams – triple jump
  • Danniel Thomas-Dodd – shot put
  • Samantha Hall – discus
  • Nyoka Clunis – hammer
  • Amoi Brown (Alternate) – 100m hurdles

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