Sprint stars Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shericka Jackson have been named for the 100m, 200m and 4x100m on Jamaica’s team for the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 on 15-24 July.
The trio currently top the world list in the 100m, reigning champion Fraser-Pryce leading the way with 10.67 ahead of Jackson’s 10.77 and Thompson-Herah’s 10.79. They will all also contest the 200m in Oregon, an event in which Jackson clocked 21.55 at the Jamaican Championships for the third-fastest ever time behind Florence Griffith-Joyner and Thompson-Herah with her 21.53 from Tokyo last year.
In two highly-anticipated events, Thompson-Herah and Jackson seek their first individual world titles, while Fraser-Pryce looks to add to her five world 100m and 200m gold medals. Kemba Nelson joins them in the 100m and the 4x100m squad.
Fraser-Pryce’s fellow 2019 individual world gold medallist Tajay Gayle goes in the long jump, while Thompson-Herah’s fellow individual Olympic champion Hansle Parchment is joined by Rasheed Broadbell and Orlando Bennett in the 110m hurdles.
The 2011 world 100m champion Yohan Blake is selected for the 100m, 200m and 4x100m, while Britany Anderson, Megan Tapper and Danielle Williams go in the 100m hurdles.
Following her transfer of allegiance from Great Britain, Adelle Tracey represents Jamaica for the first time and has been selected for the 800m and 1500m.
SOURCE: WORLD ATHLETICS