I doubt that Jamaica will ever see another performance similar to the Olympics in Beijing 2008, London 2012 or even Usain Bolt. But we should continue to be proud Jamaicans knowing we have produced some of he best athletes in the world.
The World Championships begin in DOHA, Qatar TODAY! There was some drama surrounding the selection of the Women’s 100m team after Briana Williams’ hearing where she was reprimanded and then ruled as free to compete.
However, the words of Coach Stephen Francis were quite different. He stated that the IAAF has a Doping rule for 2019 and once there is an in-competition test and you turn up with a positive A and B sample for a banned substance, you are immediately disqualified, your results are disqualified and the results of any hearing or punishment does not matter.
So Jonielle Smith was selected to run the 100m Women, putting Briana’s trip to Doha in doubt.
Last night, Briana Willams posted that she is not going to Doha as follows:
Check out your schedule of Athletics for the weekend here!
*N.B. Jamaican times are stated as ‘My time’ and races are in the mornings and afternoons.
DAY 1 – Friday, September 27th
DAY 2 – Saturday, September 28th
DAY 3 – Sunday, September 29th
By: Gabrielle Burgess
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