KINGSTON, Jamaica — It is being reported that a top athlete has picked up an injury at the Jamaica National Championships, which could dump their chances of making the team to the London Olympic Games later this summer.
The athlete has not been confirmed, but their are speculations that it’s a male sprinter and one who is expected to be a medal favourite at the Olympics.
The championships, which is being held at the National Stadium in Kingston, is being used to select the group of athletes that will represent the country.
Action began this afternoon with the opening rounds of several events, including the men’s 100m dash, which saw World record holder and reigning Olympic sprint double champion Usain Bolt, world champion Yohan Blake, World Indoor 60m silver medallist Nesta Carter, Commonwealth Games champion Lerone Clarke and former world record holder Asafa Powell, all in action.
The women’s and men’s 400m and 400m hurdles preliminaries also went off on day one with Friday set to be a little more lively.