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Jamaica names team for the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships

Olympic gold medal winners Shericka Jackson and Briana Williams are among the athletes named in Jamaica’s World Indoor Championships team. However, there is no Elaine Thompson-Herah after the Tokyo Olympic sprint double champion ended her indoor season.

Briana Williams of Jamaica
Briana Williams of Jamaica winning her heat of the women's 100m

KINGSTON, Jamaica — Olympic bronze medalists Ronald Levy and Shericka Jackson are among the athletes named to the Jamaica team for the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships to be held in Belgrade, Serbia, from 18-20 March 2022. Notably missing from the list is Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson-Herah.

Thompson-Herah had a rare and brief indoor campaign where she competed at two meetings in Europe over 60m. The 29-year-old is the joint second-fastest women’s 60m runner this year and the quickest Jamaican in 2022 at 7.04 seconds, but she announced last month that her indoor season wouldn’t have extended beyond her last race in Torun, where she was edged out by Polish star and world-leader Ewa Swoboda.

This means Olympic 100m bronze medalist Jackson and fellow Olympic 4x100m gold medal winner Briana Williams will represent Jamaica in the women’s 60m. Williams is the sixth-fastest in the world this year at 7.09 seconds, while Jackson has a PB of 7.12 seconds. Read more: Teen star Hodgkinson headlines British World Athletics Indoor Championships team

Meanwhile, Olympic 110m hurdles bronze medalist Levy will be the lone competitor for Jamaica in the men’s 60m hurdles, while on the women’s side the in-form Danielle Williams is the world-leader in the women’s event and she will be hoping to leave Belgrade will the gold medal around her neck.

She will be joined by Britany Anderson, who is the fourth-fastest in the world this season over the 60m hurdles, national 800m record holder Natoya Goule, the second-fastest in the world this year in her event, as well as 2018 World Indoor Championships women’s triple jump silver medalist Kimberly Williams.

Jamaica team for the 2022 World Athletics Indoor Championships

MALE: Nigel Ellis (60m), Christopher Taylor (400m), Ronald Levy (60mH)

FEMALE: Shericka Jackson (60m), Briana Williams (60m), Roneisha McGregor (400m), Stephenie-Ann McPherson (400m), Junelle Bromfield (400m Alt), Natoya Goule (800m), Britany Anderson (60mH), Danielle Williams (60mH), Kimberly Williams (Triple Jump), Danniel Thomas-Dodd (Shot Put). 4x400m – Bromfield, McPherson, McGregor, Tiffany James, Tovea Jenkins, and Janieve Russell.

MANAGEMENT TEAM
Ludlow Watts, Team Manager
Sherone Simpson, Female Team Official
Paul Francis, Head Coach
Lloyd Clarke, Coach
Mark Elliott, Coach
Lennox Graham, Coach
Dr Warren Blake, Medical Official
Dr. Marlon Reid Medical Official – Covid
Troy Evans, Massage Therapists
Collin Turner, Massage Therapists
Patrick Watson, Massage Therapists

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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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