Christopher Taylor named in Jamaica's team for IAAF World U20 Championships
Christopher Taylor named in Jamaica's team for IAAF World U20 Championships
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Jamaica’s rising star Christopher Taylor declared he’s ‘back’ and thank his handlers for the work done with him.

“I want to thank them again for being there for me and helping me to get back where I’m at right now.

“I am back!” he said.

“I’m happy with the improvements for the past few months with my new coach Rana Reider, training group Tumbleweed Track Club and the physiotherapist Andy burke,” he continued.

The former Calabar sprinter sustained what many believed was a season-ending injury during the 2019 ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships at the National Stadium in Kingston, in March.

However, shortly after Champs, he joined the Rana Reider-conditioned camp in Florida.

Taylor returned from injury to win his 400m race at the Flanders Cup Meet in Leuven, Belgium on August 17.

The 19-year-old clocked a season-best 45.62 seconds for the victory to beat Canadian Graeme Thompson, 46.43, and Thomas Jordier of France, 47.01.

“After (five) 5 months of being injured, I had one of the most comfortable runs in my life,” he posted on social media after the event.

In a separate message, Taylor wrote: “Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within your self to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down; you have to keep going.”

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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.


  1. I’m pleased to read your comment on how you feel so comfortable doing the race you won. I am soooo happy to hear that. You keep listening to you coaches and keep hydrated at all times. DO NOT RUSH ANYTHING!! PLEASE… We want you healed mentally and physically. So get in your program and at the end, place ALL your rivals in your Conquer bag. And the haters too! Be comfortable in thy self and dream bigger than your head cause your heart has always been BIGGER!! Go GET EM’ CUDDY~!

  2. Denise Gray with his new time I think like how they normally carry 6 athletes for relay our 4×400 could have a spot for him ?

  3. Good luck Chris we are glad ur back in one good piece strength, energy injured free and with all our love for u.U will overcome ur fear and finish ur job that u start blessings my son love u

  4. Nuff ah Dem nah guh like deh chune yah… But do Yu thing Cubby…
    Kill Dem softly

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