It’s Olympics time again and all eyes are on Rio de Janeiro, the host city of the 2016 Games in Brazil. Jamaica is among the favorites poised to do exceptionally well in the track and field events with trailblazing athletes such as Shelly-Ann Frazer-Pryce and the sprinting anomaly Usain Bolt set out to defend their titles. Usain Bolt is the defending champion of the Men’s 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay and the fastest man in the world with a time of 9.58 seconds, while Shelly-Ann Frazer-Pryce is the female defending champion of the Women’s 100m. At Rio 2016 Jamaica aims to have another spectacular gold rush with several promising athletes. Check them out below.
ATHLETES TO WATCH
Jamaica will also be making it’s debut in gymnastics with Toni-Ann Williams being the first female representative of the sport.
Yona Knight-Wisdom will be the first Jamaican male diver to participate in the Olympics. He will be competing in the men’s three-metre springboard event.
Let’s not forget Yohan Blake who’s currently the 2nd fastest man in the world after Usain Bolt.
Jamaica took GOLD in the 4x100m Men’s relay setting a new world record, 36.85 in 2012.
Jamaica took GOLD, SILVER & BRONZE in the 200m Men’s final in 2012.
Jamaica won GOLD & SILVER in the 100m Men’s final in 2012.
Jamaica won GOLD in the Women’s 100m Final in 2012 with Shelly-Ann Frazer Pryce.