Olympic sprinter Warren Weir selected to Jamaica's Rugby team to CAC Games

By July 05, 2018
Warren Weir has been selected to Jamaica's Rugby team to the CAC Games in Colombia. Warren Weir has been selected to Jamaica's Rugby team to the CAC Games in Colombia.

2012 Olympic 200m bronze medalist has been selected to represent Jamaica at Rugby Sevens at the CAC Games in Colombia. The Games will run from July 19 to August 3.

Weir’s selection was revealed to SportsMax.TV by the team’s Technical Director Bruce Martin, who also disclosed that they are trying to get funding to add the Olympian to the team for the Rugby Sevens World Cup in San Francisco from July 20-222.

“Warren Weir has made the team but we are unable to secure a sponsor to pay for his flight, food and accommodation,” Martin said.

“Luckily, the JOA (Jamaica Olympic Association) will cover for the CAC Games, but we would love to have him at the World Cup.”

Weir,28, who will play as a scrum-half or a halfback who puts the ball into the scrum and stands ready to receive it again, ended his track season earlier this year. The past few years have been challenging for the sprinter, who won a silver medal in the 200m at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow in 2013. He also won a gold medal as a member of Jamaica’s 4x100m team that year.

Between bouts of injury, he was a silver medalist in the 200m at the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and was also a member of Jamaica’s bronze medal-winning sprint relay team at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast.

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