Observe and Area analyst Hubert Lawrence says that Jamaica’s chosen males’s 4x100m relay crew for the World Athletics Relay Championships is poised to safe qualification for the Olympic Video games this summer time.
The World Relays will happen in Silesian Park in Chorzów, Poland on the weekend of Could 1 and a couple of. Jamaica’s crew can be led by former 4x100m relay World Champions Asafa Powell and Nesta Carter. The Jamaicans can be amongst various nations who can be utilizing the Championships to realize qualification for the Tokyo Video games.
“This can be a unusual season the place athletes all around the globe are having various levels of problem due to how they handle COVID-19 associated lockdown of their residence international locations,” Lawrence mentioned.
“Jamaica has had its fair proportion of interruptions too. Nonetheless, the lads’s 4x100m group comprises plenty of expertise and will be capable of get throughout the road.
Jamaica has assembled a powerful crew, which incorporates former 4x400m world champion Shericka Jackson, for the ladies’s 4x400m.
Lawrence mentioned that he’s anticipating an excellent efficiency from this crew.
“For a similar motive, with some large groups nonetheless to call their squads, it’s exhausting to inform what degree of competitors can be seen on the meet,” he mentioned. “In all of that, the ladies’s 4x400m crew seems excellent on paper.
“Poland has not chosen European champion Justyna Święty-Ersetic, who took the silver away from Jamaica in Doha, so it could possibly be Jamaica versus the USA in Silesia.”
Jamaica’s greatest end result on the match got here within the first staging in 2014, when the crew returned with 5 medals, which consisted of two gold, two silver, and one bronze whereas ending on the high of the factors standing.
4x100m girls: Natasha Morrison, Natalliah Whyte, Ramona Burchell, Elaine Thompson Herah, Kashieka Cameron, Shashalee Forbes
4x100m males: Oshane Bailey, Nesta Carter, Julian Forte, Nigel Ellis, Romario Williams, Asafa Powell, Kadrain Goldson
4x200m girls: Elaine Thompson Herah, Shashalee Forbes, Natalliah Whyte, Candice McLeod, Tiffany James, Anastasia Leroy
4x200m males: Nigel Ellis, Romario Williams, Kadrian Goldson, Michael Bentley
4x400m girls: Stephenie Ann McPherson, Shericka Jackson, Shiann Salmon, Janieve Russell, Rhonda Whyte, Tovea Jenkins, Roneisha McGregor, Christine Day
4x400m males: Zadrian Barnes, Troy Whyte, Javon Francis, Terry Thomas, Keeno Burrell, Jamoi Jackson, Demar Murray, Nathon Allen
Shuttle hurdles: Rasheed Broadbelt, Ronald Levy, Deuce Carter, Janeek Brown, Megan Tapper, Jeanine Williams