Odean Skeen
Odean Skeen
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Jamaica’s 2012 World U20 bronze medallist Odean Skeen has promised his return to the track “Shall Soon Come”

Skeen, who won the 100m bronze at the Barcelona 2012 World U20 Championships, has not run since he pulled up during the Jamaica Trials in 2017.

He has a personal best of 9.97, the 15th Jamaican to break the 10-second barrier, came at the 2017 War Eagle Invitational in Auburn, Alabama.

“A Long-Awaited Return Shall Soon Come,” said the former Wolmer’s High student.

“To Those That Continue To Believe In Me, Thank You!
For Those That Don’t Know Me Yet, Join Me As I Return To The Track.”

“Sub-10 Settings. Delayed But Not Denied,” Skeen posted on his social media page with a video of his workout.

“To Be Tested Is Good. The Challenged Life May Be The Best Therapist.” he quoted Gail Sheehy.

Skeen helped Jamaica to silver medals at the 2010 Moncton and 2012 Barcelona World U20 Championships.

He won the Youth Olympic Games 100m and 4x100m titles in Singapore, 2010. He also won four Carifta Games gold and three CAC Youth Championships titles.

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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. Congrats Odean!! It has been a journey but hard works pays. Keep your focus, stay healthy and execute…?????????

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