Sprint stars Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson have been selected to represent Jamaica at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest, Hungary. The event will take place from August 19 to 27, and both athletes will compete in the 100m, 200m, and 4x100m races.
As the competition approaches, all eyes will be on Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson as they prepare to compete against the world's best sprinters. The Jamaican team is known for its dominance in sprinting events, and these two athletes will undoubtedly be key contenders in their respective races.
Shericka Jackson has been in exceptional form and currently holds the top spot in the world rankings for the 100m event. She achieved an impressive personal best of 10.65 seconds during the Jamaican trials in Kingston on July 7.
After her stellar 10.65 run at the Jamaica trials, Jackson won the 200m in 21.71 (-0.5m/s).
Four Jamaican women will compete in the 200m at the World Athletics Championships, including defending champion Jackson, who qualifies as a wildcard. Likewise, Fraser-Pryce will have a wildcard entry in the 100m as the defending champion.
100m: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, Shashalee Forbes, Natasha Morrison
200m: Shericka Jackson, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Natalliah Whyte, Kevona Davis
400m: Nickisha Pryce, Candice McLeod, Charokee Young
800m: Natoya Goule-Toppin, Adelle Tracey
1500m: Adelle Tracey
100m hurdles: Megan Tapper, Ackera Nugent, Danielle Williams
400m hurdles: Janieve Russell, Andrenette Knight, Rushell Clayton
High jump: Lamara Distin, Kimberly Williamson
Long jump: Tissana Hickling, Ackelia Smith
Triple jump: Shanieka Ricketts, Ackelia Smith, Kimberly Williams
Shot put: Danniel Thomas-Dodd
Discus: Samantha Hall
Hammer: Nyoka Clunis
4x100m: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, Shashalee Forbes, Natasha Morrison, Briana Williams, Elaine Thompson-Herah
4x400m: Nickisha Pryce, Janieve Russell, Candice McLeod, Charokee Young, Ronda Whyte, Shiann Salmon
Mixed 4x400m: Joanne Reid, Stacy Ann Williams
100m: Rohan Watson, Ryiem Ford, Oblique Seville
200m: Andrew Hudson, Rasheed Dwyer
400m: Sean Bailey, Antonio Watson, Zandrion Barnes
800m: Navasky Anderson
110m hurdles: Rasheed Broadbell, Hansle Parchment, Orlando Bennett
400m hurdles: Roshawn Clarke, Jaheel Hyde, Assinie Wilson
High jump: Romaine Beckford
Long jump: Wayne Pinnock, Tajay Gayle, Carey McLeod
Triple jump: Jaydon Hibbert
Shot put: Rajindra Campbell
Discus: Traves Smikle, Fedrick Dacres, Roje Stona
4x100m: Ryiem Ford, Oblique Seville, Ackeem Blake, Tyquendo Tracey, Michael Campbell
4x400m: Sean Bailey, Antonio Watson, Zandrion Barnes, Jevaughn Powell, Malik James-King, Demish Gaye
Mixed 4x400m: D’Andre Anderson, Rusheen McDonald