Defending 60m hurdles champion Omar McLeod and 60m bronze medallist Elaine Thompson were named on a 30-member Jamaican team to compete at the IAAF World Indoors to be held in Birmingham, UK, March 1-4.
Sixteen women and 14 men were name by the selection panel of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) that will see Michael Frater and Dion Hemmings – McCathy as the managers and Maurice Wilson as technical director.
Asafa Powell one of three Jamaican medallists from two years ago when the championships were held in Portland, Oregon in the USA was not named on the team after he pulled up in a race at the national stadium on Saturday.
Quartermiler Dominique Blake who was banned after the 2012 Olympic Games was also named in the team, her first national selection since her ban expired in 2016.
The men’s team – Everton Clarke, Kimmari Roach, Omar McLeod, Javon Francis, Steven Gayle, Kemoy Campbell, Ronald Levy, Demar Forbes, Clive Pullen, O’Dayne Richards, Andre Clarke, Jermaine Gayle, Peter Matthews and Rusheen McDonald.
The women’s team- Remona Burchell, Gayon Evans, Eliane Thompson, Dominique Blake, Tovea Jenkins, Stephenie- Ann McPherson, Natoya Goule, Aisha Praught, Rushell Burton, Jeanine Williams, Shanieka Ricketts, Kimberly Williams, Danniel Thomas-Dodd, Tiffany James, Annastasia Leroy, Janieve Russell. (Jamaica Observer)