JAM – Jamaica confirms the two fastest women in the world for Lima 2019

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With only 27 days left until the start of the continent’s biggest sports festival, Panam Sports has incredible news to share for all lovers of sport, especially fans of Athletics.

The Olympic Committee of Jamaica presented the official nomination of the athletes who will participate in the Lima 2019 Pan American Games. The incredible list of athletes not only features Team Panam Sports Ambassador Briana Williams, but also two of the greatest sprinters in history: Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce.

The two athletes are currently #1 and #2 in the IAAF World Rankings for the 100 meters, both with times of 10.73 seconds that were achieved last weekend at the Jamaica National Championships.

Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce is an athlete who is well-versed in bringing joy to the island of Jamaica. At the Beijing 2008 Summer Games, she became the Olympic Champion at just 21-years old before repeating as Olympic Champion at London 2012. In London, she also added two Olympic silvers in the 200 meter and 4×100 meter relay. Combined with a remarkable seven World Championships, Fraser Pryce has one of the best athletics resumes in the world.

Thompson, on the other hand, is the newest queen of Olympic sprinting. At the Rio 2016 Games, she won golds in both the 100 and 200 meters.

These two super stars will compete at Lima 2019 between August 6 and 10 on the brand new track located in the VIDENA, the home for some of the most exciting and inspiring sports action at the Pan Am Games.

With these two Olympic Champions, the rising star of Briana Williams, the recent confirmation of Justin Gatlin by Team USA, the outstanding rivalry between Triple Jumpers Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia and the Team Panam Sports Ambassador Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela, among others, the Athletics competition at Lima 2019 will undoubtedly be a world-class event not to be missed!

SOURCE: PANAM SPORTS


The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association has named its official list of track and field athletes for the Pan American Games next month.

The team of 27 males and 33 females is headlined by men’s national discus throws record holder Fedrick Dacres and multiple Olympic sprint gold medallists Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson.

The full squads read:

Males:

1. Oshane Bailey

2. Devaughn Baker

3. Orlando Bennett

4. Akeem Bloomfield

5. Fedrick Dacres

6. Rasheed Dwyer

7. Andre Ewers

8. Javon Francis

9. Julian Forte

10. Demish Gaye

11. Tajay Gayle

12. Senoj-Jay Givans

13. Jaheel Hyde

14. Ronald Levy

15. Romel Lewis

16. Rusheen McDonald

17. Ashinia Miller

18. Jevaughn Minzie

19. Kemar Mowatt

20. Clive Pullen

21. O’Dayne Richards

22. Adrian Riley

23. Andrew Riley

24. Jordan Scott

25. Traves Smikle

26. Shawn-D Thompson

27. Terry Thomas

Females:

1. Janeek Brown

2. Schillonie Calvert-Powell

3. Lloydricka Cameron

4. Rushell Clayton

5. Nakoya Clunis

6. Christine Day

7. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce

8. Jazmine Fray

9. Natoya Goule

10. Sashane Hanson

11. Tissana Hickling

12. Shericka Jackson

13. Tiffany James

14. Shadae Lawrence

15. Shardia Lawrence

16. Anastasia Le-Roy

17. Shanice Love

18. Roneisha McGregor

19. Stephenie Ann McPherson

20. Natasha Morrison

21. Chanice Porter

22. Ashia Praught-Leer

23. Shanieka Ricketts

24. Jonielle Smith

25. Megan Tapper

26. Danniel Thomas-Dodd

27. Elaine Thompson

28. Yanique Thompson

29. Natalliah Whyte

30. Rhonda Whyte

31. Briana Williams

32. Kimberly Williams

33. Kimberley Williamson

 

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