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Jamaica Announces Olympic Team; Bolt, Thompson Selected for 100/200

KINGSTON – As expected, Usain Bolt and Janieve Russell were among the athletes named in Jamaica’s team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.

KINGSTON – As expected, Usain Bolt and Janieve Russell were among the athletes named in Jamaica’s team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil.

Included in the squad as well is Hansle Parchment, who missed the recently concluded Jamaica Trials because of an injury.

Women’s 100 metres champion Elaine Thompson, who pulled out of the championships after the semi-finals of the 200m with hamstring soreness, was also named in the team.

All four athletes submitted medical exemptions to the JAAA and will get a chance to prove their respective fitness before the Rio Olympic Games.

Bolt competed in the first two rounds of the men’s 100m, but the twice triple Olympic gold medalist was forced to withdrew from the meeting before the final with a left hamstring injury, which was later revealed as a grade 1 tear.

ATHLETICS (Women) 32
Elaine Thompson – 100m, 200m, 4X100m relay
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce – 100m, 4x100m relay
Christania Williams – 100m, 4x100m relay
Shashalee Forbes – 4X100m relay
Simone Facey – 200m, 4x100m relay
Veronica Campbell-Brown – 200m, 4x100m relay
Kali Davis-White –-200m
Stephanie McPherson – 400m, 4x400m relay
Christine Day – 400m, 4x400m relay
Shericka Jackson – 400m, 4x400m relay
Novelene Williams-Mills – 4x400m relay
Anneisha McClaughlin-Wilby – 4x400m relay
Chrisann Gordon – 4x400m relay
Natoya Goule – 800m
Kenia Sinclair – 800m
Simoya Campbell – 800m
Aisha Praught – 1500m
Megan Simmonds – 100m hurdles
Shermaine Williams – 100m hurdles
Nickeisha Wilson – 100m hurdles
Monique Morgan – 100m hurdles
Ristananna Tracey – 400m hurdles
Leah Nugent – 400m hurdles
Kaliese Spencer – 400m hurdles
Janieve Russell – 400m hurdles
Kimberly Williams – triple jump
Shanecka Thomas – Triple jump
Tarasue Barnett – Discus
Shadae Lawrence- Discus
Kellion Knibb – Discus
Danniel Thomas – Shot put
Daina Levy – Hammer throw

Yohan Blake – 100m, 200m, 4x100m
Nickel Ashmeade – 100m, 200m, 4x100m
Jevaughn Minzie – 100m, 4x100m
Usain Bolt – 100m, 200m, 4x100m
Asafa Powell – 4x100m
Kemar Bailey-Cole – 4x100m
Julian Forte – 200m
Javon Francis – 400m, 4x400m
Fitzroy Dunkley – 400m, 4x400m
Nathon Allen – 400m, 4x400m
Rusheen McDonald – 400m, 4x400m
Javere Bell – 4x400m
Peter Matthews – 4x400m
Kemoy Campbell – 5000m
Omar McLeod – 110m hurdles
Deuce Carter – 110m hurdles
Andrew Riley – 110m hurdles
Hansle Parchment – 110m hurdles
Romel Lewis – 400m hurdles
Annsert Whyte – 400m hurdles
Jaheel Hyde – 400m hurdles
Roxroy Cato – 400m hurdles
Damar Forbes – long jump
Aubrey Smith – long jump
Clive Pullen – triple Jump
O’Dayne Richards – shot put
Fedrick Dacres – discus

Ludlow Watts (team leader)
Warren Blake (team official)
Gregory Hamilton (team official)
Maurice Wilson (technical leader)
Michael Clarke (coach)
Fitz Coleman (coach)
Julian Robinson (coach)
Glen Mills (coach)
Paul Francis (coach)

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Racquel Smith joined World-Track and Field Website in 2008 as a contributor for the Beijing Olympic Games and she has grown with us ever since. Despite being a mother of two, Racquel has been one of our main go-to writers from Caribbean meetings.

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