Shelly, Elaine take top billing as Jamaica's athletes attempt big step towards Tokyo Games at Trials Featured

By Leighton Levy June 25, 2021 2632













The battle should be on for third and fourth when Jamaica’s fastest women take the track at the Jamaica National Championship, the most crucial step on the road to Tokyo 2020.

The fastest woman alive Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce seems assured of her spot at a fourth Olympic Games, and she seems certain to be joined by reigning champion Elaine Thompson-Herah by the time the women's 100m is complete at the National Stadium in a few hours time. 

Who will win the battle to claim the rest of the spots is, however, anyone’s guess.  The likes of world junior champions Briana William, in-form NCAA sprinter Kemba Nelson, World Championships relay gold medallist Natasha Morrison and 400m specialist Shericka Jackson will all be part of a quality, competitive pack.

Jamaica sprint king Usain Bolt has now long retired, and it seems an almost impossible task for the current generation to fill his shoes.  The likes of World Champion Yohan Blake once thought to be his natural successor will be looking to make a statement when he touches the track tonight.



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