DOHA, Qatar – Rasheed Dwyer has pulled out of the men’s 100m at the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 (Video Below).

Dwyer, according to his coach, Maurice Wilson, decided its in the best interest of the sprinter to concentrate on one event.

Both coach and athlete believe the chances of a medal is in the men’s half-lap event.

“We have made a strategic decision at this point not to double,” said Wilson, who is also the head coach of Jamaica’s team.

“When we looked at the condition, when we look at how difficult it is to recover, we felt a better opportunities presents itself in the 200m,” he added.

Yohan Blake, the 2011 world champion, and Tyquendo 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.


  1. Good luck! I respect his decision… but why so late? At this moment his reasons are not valid. He should have decided it right after the Jamaica Track and Field National Trials 2019. It means he wasted one spot for his country, which could have been filled in by Asafa Powell(10.02 July 24th) or Waseem Williams(10.01 July 5th) or Andre Ewers(10.06 May 11th) It feels like he robbed them in a way….

  2. You know from day one that he could not reach the semi final but being the selfish coach you are sir you waited until the entry list close to make your decision. When we could have entered Wasseem Willians


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