Bolt and Fraser-Pryce to lead 45 member Jamaica team

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC-Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce have been named in a 45-member Jamaica squad for the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, set to begin within a couple weeks in Moscow, Russia.

The two are among four individual medallists from last year’s London Olympic Games who were chosen for the August 10th to 14th games.

Bolt will be seeking his third straight men’s 200m title after wins in Berlin, Germany, in 2009, and Daegu, South Korea, two years ago.

Fraser-Pryce, who won the women’s 100m in Berlin, has been included in the 23-member women’s squad.

Warren Weir and Hansle Parchment, who both won bronze medals in the 200m and 110m hurdles, respectively, in London, are also in the team.

Parchment was forced to withdraw from the national trials in June after injuring himself during warm-up.

For the first time Jamaica has named two shot-putters, O’Dayne Richards and Raymond Brown, while female long-jumper Francine Simpson is in the team as well.

Discus thrower Jason Morgan, the only Jamaican to achieve the B qualifying standard, was not named in the team.

Morgan was unable to travel to the national championships in June as he was being sworn in as an American citizen that same weekend and had written to the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association.

The squad is expected to start arriving in Moscow, on Thursday for the start of a week-long camp.

 

 

 

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