Kingston, Jamaica – The National Stadium will host the highly anticipated 2023 Velocity Fest 12 – World Athletics Continental Tour Challenger, featuring an impressive lineup of world-class athletes. Olympic medalists and champions, such as Shericka Jackson, Briana Williams, Yohan Blake, Shanieka Ricketts, Stephenie Ann McPherson, Janieve Russell, Zharnel Hughes, and Sada Williams, will showcase their skills on Saturday, March 25.
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Jackson, World 200m champion, will compete in the Women’s 400m, aiming to improve her recent performances of 53.11 secs and 52.05 secs. She will face tough competition from Stacey-Ann Williams, Tovea Jenkins, and three 400m hurdles specialists, Janieve Russell, Ronda Whyte, and Rushell Clayton.
Briana Williams, Olympic 4x100m relay gold medalist, returns to the track in the Women’s 200m after withdrawing from the 2023 John Wolmer Track Meet. T
he 21-year-old will face stiff competition from World 400m bronze medalist and Commonwealth Games champion Sada Williams of Barbados, along with Jamaicans Kemba Nelson, Stephenie Ann McPherson, Tina Clayton, Natasha Morrison, Remona Burchell, and Shashalee Forbes.
Former world 100m champion Yohan Blake will take on the Men’s 200m, facing tough competition from Tyquendo Tracey, Demish Gaye, Antonio Watson, and Canadian Brendon Rodney. The Jamaican sprinter has already participated in three 60m races this season.
In the Men’s 100m, European 200m champion Zharnel Hughes will lead the pack, coming off an impressive 20.25-second performance at the 2023 John Wolmer Track Meet. Hughes will face stiff competition from a trio of sprint hurdlers Ronald Levy, Ramone Barnswell, Orlando Bennett, in addition to sprinters Julian Forte, and Sachin Dennis.
Meanwhile, two-time world triple silver medalist Shanieka Ricketts will compete in her specialty, the women’s Triple Jump, and face Tissanna Hickling, the Pan American Games and NACAC Championships long jump bronze medalist from 2018 and 2019, respectively.
In the Men’s Discus Throw, 2019 world silver medalist Fedrick Dacres will lead a strong field, including World U20 champion Kai Chang, Chad Wright, and Glenford Watson.
Where to watch live streaming? – Track enthusiasts can watch the 2023 Velocity Fest 12 live on Saturday through the TrackAlerts YouTube channels.