Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Tokyo 2020
DOHA, QATAR - SEPTEMBER 29: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica celebrates winning the Women's 100 Metres final during day three of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images for IAAF )
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tokyo 2020 alertsShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Yohan Blake are captains for Jamaica’s team at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Japan.
Jamaica management team, headed by manager Ludlow Watts and head coach Maurice Wilson, announced on Monday night (Japan time).

Blake and Fraser-Pryce are the two most experienced on the team. Fraser-Pryce is at her fourth Olympic Games, starting in Beijing 2008, while Blake will be competing in his third.

Fraser-Pryce, who was also the flag bearer for the second time in her career, won 100m titles at Beijing 2008 and London 2012. She was a bronze medal winner at the Rio 2016 Games.

Blake captured sprint double silver medals behind Usain Bolt in London 2012. He also won two Olympic Games 4x100m titles, including the world record run in 2012.
Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Blake and Usain Bolt combined for 36.84 in the London 2012 final.

Track and field at the Tokyo 2020 will start on Friday, 29 July (Jamaica time).

Fraser-Pryce, who is heavily favoured to win the women’s 100m, will be in action on the first day. She hopes to join American Flo Jo and Rio 2016 star Elaine Thompson-Herah as sprint double winners.

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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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