KINGSTON, Jamaica (March 18) — Double sprint Olympic champion Elaine Thompson-Herah, European champion Zharnel Hughes, and talented young sprinters Ackeem Blake and Oblique Seville are among the featured athletes set to compete at the 2023 John Wolmer Speed Fest at the National Stadium in Kingston, on Saturday, March 18.
Where to Watch 2023 John Wolmer Speed Fest?
Fans can watch live streaming coverage of the 2023 John Wolmer Speed Fest today on the TrackAlerts YouTube Channel, starting at 2:30 PM. Live results and updates will be available here: https://meets.rosterathletics.com/public/competitions/details/schedule?id=13496
Thompson-Herah will race in the women’s 400m, where she will line up against several local talents. The back-to-back Olympic 100m and 200m double-double champion last competed in a 60m race in Norway early last month, and she will be eager to assess her progress in preparation since then.
On Saturday, Thompson-Herah will compete against 400m hurdles specialist Rushell Clayton, who has already clocked 53.15 seconds this season, in addition to Yanique Melissa McNeil, Jura Levy, and British Virgin Islands’ Akrisa Eristee. – Read more: World champion Shericka Jackson wins 400m at GC Foster Classic 2023
In the men’s 100m, Oblique Seville, the fourth-place finisher at the World Athletics Championships last summer in Oregon, will look to build on his promising start to the season, which has already seen him clocking 6.57 and 6.42 seconds outdoors for 60m.
Tajay Gayle, the 2019 world long jump champion, will also participate in the men’s 100m along with Tyreke Wilson, Sachin Dennis, Rasheed Dwyer, Ronald Levy, Julian Forte, and Canada’s Brendon Rodney.
Meanwhile, Ackeem Blake is set to race in the men’s 200m, where he will take on European champion Zharnel Hughes of Great Britain, Jhevaughn Matherson, and Tyquendo Tracey, while World Indoor 400m bronze medalist Stephenie Ann McPherson will compete in the women’s 200m against Barbados world 400m bronze medalist and Commonwealth Games champion Sada Williams.
The event will also feature Stacey-Ann Williams, Kemba Nelson, Jonielle Smith, Jodean Williams, and Natasha Morrison.
Reported by Racquel Smith in Kingston