Yohan Blake announces plans to retire from athletics after Paris 2024 Olympics
Yohan Blake announces plans to retire from athletics after Paris 2024 Olympics
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NASSAU, Bahamas – Yohan Blake and Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby have been appointed team captains of Jamaica’s World Relays team #Bahamas2017

The two have represented Jamaica at all levels, coming though Carifta Games to Olympic Games.

2011 World 100m champion Blake won double London 2012 Olympic Games silver medals, while McLaughlin, who attended her first Olympic Games in Rio 2016, helped Jamaica to silver in the women’s 4x400m.

Blake, in an interview with Trackalerts.com said Jamaica had good relay teams in Bahamas.

“We have a strong contingent. We are looking to go out there and dominate all the relays, we have some of the fastest persons in the world,” added Blake.

“We are strong, so we are just hoping to get the stick around and we will be fine,” he also said.

The Jamaica team, to be managed by Federation executive, Marie Tavares with Sprintec ace coach, Maurice Wilson as technical leader, will take part in seven events – 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m, both male and female, along with the 4x400m Mixed relays. The squads named are:-

4x100m: Kemar Bailey-Cole, Yohan Blake, Everton Clarke, Jevaughn Minzie
4x200m: Nickel Ashmeade, Oshane Bailey, Rasheed Dwyer, Nigel Ellis, Chadic Hinds, Warren Weir
4x400m: Javere Bell, Javon Francis, Demish Gaye, Steven Gayle, Peter Matthews

4x100m: Gayon Evans, Simone Facey, Sashalee Forbes, Natasha Morrison, Christania Williams
4x200m: Samantha Henry-Robinson, Anastacia Le-Roy, Jura Levy, Dawnalee Loney, Audra Segree, Elaine Thompson
4x400m: Verone Chambers, Christine Day, Shericka Jackson, Anneisha McLaughlin-Whilby, Stephenie Ann McPherson, Janieve Russell

Mixed 4x400m: Natoya Goule, Jaheel Hyde, Tiffany James, Martin Manley, Jamari Rose, Ristananna Tracey

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Anthony Foster is a renowned Jamaican sports journalist, honored twice as the Jamaica sports journalist of the year (in 2004 and 2005). His journalistic achievements are globally recognized. Notably, he authored an award-winning article on Usain Bolt, the iconic 6-time Olympic champion, 11-time World champion, and record holder for the sprint double. This significant piece was published in the Jamaica Gleaner in 2004. Anthony's extensive coverage includes prestigious events such as the Olympic Games in Beijing 2008, London 2012, and Rio 2016. He has also provided coverage for seven (7) World Athletics Championships held between 2007 and 2022, alongside various other international sporting events. Noteworthy mentions comprise his coverage of the 2007 World Cup of cricket and his cherished experience reporting on the 2004 clash between his favorite football team, Argentina, and the USA.


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