KINGSTON, Jamaica — Double Olympic sprint champions Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson headline the Jamaican squad to the 2017 IAAF World Championships London 2017 from 4-13 August.
Bolt and Thompson were among the 56 members named to represent the Caribbean powerhouse against the best athletes around the globe.
Bolt is the defending 100m and 200m world champion from 2015, but the world record holder will only contest the 100m as he looks to closeout his competitive career on a winning note.
Thompson, who took silver in the 200m at the world championships two years ago, won the sprint double at the Rio Olympics last year, but she will also only feature in the 100m in London.
The team also includes Olympic 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod, defending women’s 100m hurdles champion Danielle Williams, Yohan Blake, as well leading throwers Fedrick Dacres and O’Dayne Richards.
Notable absentees were veteran sprinters Asafa Powell and Veronica Campbell-Brown who failed to overcome injuries that affected their participations at last month’s trials.
JAMAICA’s IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS LONDON 2017