News07 Jul 2021

Jamaica names team for Tokyo


Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson-Herah at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (© Getty Images)

Reigning world champions Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Tajay Gayle are among the athletes selected for Jamaica’s team for the Tokyo Olympic Games.

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.

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. 

Jamaican team for Tokyo

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)
4x400m: Junelle Bromfield, Tovea Jenkins, Stacey Ann Williams (plus others selected in individual events) 

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)
4x400m: Nathon Allen, Karayme Bartley, Rusheen McDonald (plus others selected in individual events) 

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