janieve russell Jamaica National trials

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaican 400m hurdler Janieve Russell finalist at World Championships 2015 and Olympic Games 2016 looks into next year.

Her hope now is to build upon those recent international achievements, anticipating better returns at the 2017 London IAAF World Championships London 2017 and beyond.

“I’m looking forward to making another senior team and it depends on what plans my coach (Stephen Francis) has in store for me, however, on a personal level I’m looking forward to running a 52-second PB and winning a medal in London, preferably the gold medal.”

After her athletics career is over, Russell said she hopes to own a business and establish a foundation to help persons with autism in her native parish of Manchester. But before then she is also eyeing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and is cognisant of the recent Olympic cycle where a Jamaican wins the event every 12 years with an Olympic record. Informs the IAAF.


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