Just In

Jamaican positive five set to miss World Championships – Report

By Steve Campbell, World-Track KINGSTON — The five Jamaican athletes who returned positive tests at the National Championships in June could miss the IAAF World

World-Track Report Member

By Steve Campbell, World-Track

KINGSTON — The five Jamaican athletes who returned positive tests at the National Championships in June could miss the IAAF World Championships in Berlin, later this month.

According to reports, the five sprinters, four male and one female, did not complete the hearing ahead of Monday’s entry deadline, after some of the athletes reportedly expressed their disapproval with the panel put together for the cases.

"Based on what is going on, they will not be able to go to Berlin," Warren Blake, the second vice-president of the Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association, was quoted as saying.

"We would have had to name them on the final team list by today, but the hearings began today and will not be completed until later this week.

"It is therefore fair to say that the five will miss being on the team, as they can’t be selected until they are cleared," he added.

It was understood, however, the reported five – Commonwealth Games 100m champion Sheri-Ann Brooks, quarter-milers Allodin Fothergill and Lansford Spence, as well as sprinter Yohan Blake, were included in the Jamaican squad for the championships, with the team manager Trevor Campbell reportedly stating "there is no reason to exclude the athletes from the team."

It is believed that sprinter Marvin Anderson, who was down to compete in the 200m has not fully recovered from a hamstring injury he sustained at the Lausanne Grand Prix.

Meanwhile, following the premature ending of Monday’s hearing, the cases are scheduled to resume on Wednesday, the same day the majority of the local contingent depart for the training camp in Berlin.

About The Author

World-Track Report Member

Put together by a member of the World-Track and Field Website team members. This is usually done by an in house member with able assistance from someone or an agency reporting from outside.

You Might Also Enjoy...

Lamont Marcell Jacobs after winning the Olympic 100m title in Tokyo

Lamont Jacobs wins 100m: Lucca International Meeting 2024 Results

Lamont Marcell Jacobs of Italy won the men's 100m at the 3rd Lucca International Meeting 2024 meeting, clocking 10.07 secs on May 19. Full results and recap.

Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone wins 400m at the USATF Championships in World-Leading Marks

McLaughlin-Levrone Set to Make Statement Over 400m Hurdles at 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials

American sprinter Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone will race in the 400m hurdles at the 2024 U.S. Olympic Trials, an event she hasn't contested since breaking the world record in 2022.

Great Britain's Katarina Johnson-Thompson in the heptathlon at the world athletics championships

Britain’s Johnson-Thompson Wins High Jump, Finishes Sixth in Hurdles in Loughborough

Katarina Johnson-Thompson continued her Paris 2024 preparations with a win and 6th place finishes at the 2024 Loughborough International Athletics Meet.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Share to...