Tajay Gayle for JAAA/SDF Jubilee Series for John Wolmer Speedfest
Tajay Gayle delivered his best mark this season to win the men's long jump at Sunday's (4 July) Stockholm Diamond League.

Several of the country’s top senior athletes will be on show at Saturday’s (26 March) John Wolmer Speedfest at the National Stadium.

Doha 2019 world long jump champion Tajay Gayle, as well as Shanieka Ricketts and Rushell Clayton – both medal winners at those championships – will be in action.

Gayle will run the 100 meters against Racers Track Club’s Oblique Seville and Antonio Watson. Great Britain’s Zharnel Hughes, who trains at Racers, will also run that event. Elite Performance will offer Emre Barnes of Turkey, Tyreke Wilson and Waseem Williams to the lineup.

Jodean Williams, also of Racers, will run the women’s 100 meters against the Bahamas’ and MVP’s Anthonique Strachan.

Miguel Francis of Racers and Great Britain is down for the 200 meters, where he will face Nigel Ellis of MVP. Ellis will also run the 400 meters. Jura Levy, Natasha Morrison and Junelle Bromfield (with a personal best of 23.78 seconds) are down for the women’s 200 meters. Rushell Clayton will run the 400 meters.

Amoi Brown and Janieve Russell are listed for the women’s 100-meter hurdles. Rohan Cole will be up against Michael O’Hara in the 110-meter hurdles.

O’Dayne Richards returns to top shot put competition; Raymond Richards, who cleared 2.15 at Velocity Fest #8 this month, is in the high jump. Tissanna Hickling from Ricketts Performance will be one to watch in the triple jump.

Information on the John Wolmer Speedfest can be found at this link

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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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