Main News

Jamaica track and field athlete tests positive for COVID 19

Jamaica track and field returned its first COVID 19 positive test, with reports claiming that jumper Carey McLeod tested positive and could miss Tokyo.

Racquel Smith

Track and field meeting and how to watch the live stream

A member of the Jamaica track and field team for the upcoming Olympic Games will not be traveling to Tokyo, after returning a positive COVID 19 test this week, local media outlets are reporting.

Both the Jamaica Gleaner and the Jamaica Observer have reported that the athlete is a first-time Olympian who was in the process of finalizing documentation for the trip to Japan.

In fact, the Observer is reporting that the athlete returning the positive test is horizontal jumper Carey McLeod who is still doubtful to compete in the Games. The University of Tennessee and SEC representative this past season was slated to contest both the long and triple jump competitions after enjoying a fruitful campaign on the collegiate circuit.

But Japan officials require all participants in the Games to return two negative COVID-19 tests within 72 hours from their flight to the country to be eligible to compete.

It is understood that Jamaican officials remain confident that the positive test might not completely rule McLeod out of his first-ever Olympics.

The delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games will officially get underway this morning eastern standard time with the opening ceremony inside the Olympic Stadium.

Track and field competition begins on July 30.

About The Author

Racquel Smith

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.

You Might Also Enjoy...

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.

Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone

Day 2: 2024 USATF Los Angeles Grand Prix Results

Day 2 full 2024 USATF Los Angeles Grand Prix results at the Drake Stadium on Saturday 18 May with Sydney McLaughlin-Levrone delivering a stunning performance to win the women's 200m.

Leave a Comment

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

Share to...