FR Sports Staff Writer
Track and Field consumes Jamaica on a yearly basis, and it is for this reason that makes this sport our number one sport. Coupled with the numerous successes that we have achieved at Olympic and World events, Jamaica stands proud above the world considering its size. A supreme event, sponsored by Supreme Ventures which starts today June 30 and will end on Sunday July 3 looks set to reveal the title favourites to underdogs and contenders who seek to qualify for the Olympics in Rio, Brazil 2016.
Now looking at the form of some of the National athletes, it’s hard to predict who will do well in some events. However there are the expected few who are expected to shine regardless for specific categories. FR Sports believe that there are many favourites to qualify for each event at this week’s National Senior Track and Field trials, but there may also just be a few surprises as well. So let’s see what exactly can be done to raise Jamaica’s athletics to the next level.
On the Track & Field
(Six time gold medalist for 100m & 200m Olympic Champion & World record Holder Usain “Lightning” Bolt)
Usain Bolt is expected to qualify as the number one favourite to book his flight to the Rio Olympics. The battle will be for who qualifies for second and third place.
(Two time 100m gold medalist Olympic Champion Shelly-ann Fraser-Pryce)
Shelly-ann Fraser-Pryce is a championship athlete and seeks to be on a mission to return as the new queen of sprinting despite the emergence of other talents such as Elaine Thompson.
Will there be any upsets in the various events that will be contested, let’s wait and see. The main thing is that athletes maintain their discipline and not cause too much panic, so that fans and especially the sponsors can look forward to seeing them prepare for the Olympics properly.
(National Discuss Thrower Frederick Dacres)
Jamaica has actually been improving very well in the field events and one can only hope to see more improvement. However with the rise of star Discuss thrower Frederick Dacres, a student of the University of the West Indies, and a world youth champion back in 2011, one can hope that he not only makes the team, but he also medals at the Olympics.
(National Hammer Thrower Daina Levy)
Look out for the likes of Canadian-born Daina Levy, who apparently seems to be improving very well and has already booked her place to the Olympics, achieving the qualifying mark by hitting 71.00m on one of her attempts in Kansas this year. She becomes the first ever Jamaican male or female to do so. Let’s give her a quality boost, because it’s “Hammer Time”.
We are excited to see the turn out from fans and hope that all the hard work that the athletes for their respective events put out, will be greatly respected and appreciated whether they win or not.
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