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Flag bearers Ricardo Brown of Jamaica and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica lead their contingent during the athletes parade at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on July 23, 2021.
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Reigning world champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Tajay Gayle are among the athletes selected for Jamaica’s team for the Tokyo Olympic Games, according to

It said Fraser-Pryce claimed 100m titles at both the 2008 and 2012 Games and has been named for the 100m and 200m in Tokyo, where she will be joined by Elaine Thompson-Herah, who defends the titles she won in Rio, and 2016 Olympic 400m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson in both events.

London 2012 Olympic 100m and 200m silver medallist Yohan Blake is also set to double up, with Oblique Sevill and Tyquendo Tracey selected alongside him for the 100m, and Rasheed Dwyer and Julian Forte named for the 200m, Worldathletics said.

“Gayle goes in the long jump, where he will look to add another major medal to his 2019 world title, while world medallists Shanieka Ricketts and Kimberly Williams are named for the triple jump,” Worldathletics said.

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, of Jamaica, celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women’s 100-meter final during the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019. Associated Press / Martin Meissner/ File

It said that the Jamaican team for Tokyo, Women: 100m: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, Elaine Thompson-Herah; 200m: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, Elaine Thompson-Herah; 400m: Roneisha McGregor, Candice McLeod, Stephenie-Ann McPherson; 800m: Natoya Goule; 1500m: Aisha Praught-Leer.

100m hurdles: Britany Anderson, Megan Tapper, Yanique Thompson; 400m hurdles: Leah Nugent, Janieve Russell, Ronda Whyte; Long jump: Tissanna Hickling, Chanice Porter; Triple jump: Shanieka Ricketts, Kimberly Williams; Shot put: Lloydricka Cameron, Danniel Thomas-Dodd

Discus: Shadae Lawrence; 4x100m: Remona Burchell, Natasha Morrison, Briana Williams (plus others selected in individual events); and 4x400m: Junelle Bromfield, Tovea Jenkins, Stacey Ann Williams (plus others selected in individual events).

For the Men: 100m: Yohan Blake, Oblique Sevill, Tyquendo Tracey

200m: Yohan Blake, Rasheed Dwyer, Julian Forte; 400m: Sean Bailey, Demish Gaye, Christopher Taylor; 110m hurdles: Ronald Levy, Hansle Parchment, Damion Thomas; 400m hurdles: Jaheel Hyde, Kemar Mowatt, Shawn Rowe; Long jump: Tajay Gayle, Carey McLeod; Triple jump: Carey McLeod; Discus: Fedrick Dacres, Traves Smikle, Chad Wright; 4x100m: Nigel Ellis, Julian Forte, Jevaughn Minzie (plus others selected in individual events); and 4x400m: Nathon Allen, Karayme Bartley, Rusheen McDonald (plus others selected in individual events).

For Mixed: 4x400m: Javier Brown, Davonte Burnett, Keeno Burrell, Tiffany James, Kemba Nelson, Charokee Young.


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