Meet the Jamaican Athletes Competing at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games

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By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, New York, NY, July 8, 2024: The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, (JAAA), has announced its star-studded line-up for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, showcasing a blend of seasoned veterans and promising newcomers. Here are the athletes who will be representing Jamaica on the global stage:

Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, seen crossing the finish line during the women’s 4x100m relay heats during the World Athletics Championships at the National Athletics Centre in Budapest on August 25, 2023 returns to the 2024 Olympics. (Photo by Attila KISBENEDEK / AFP) (Photo by ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP via Getty Images)


Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce: Making her fifth Olympic appearance since her debut in Beijing 2008.Kishane Thompson: The fastest man in the world this year, headlining the men’s 100m team.Oblique Seville and Ackeem Blake: Key contenders in the men’s 100m.Tia Clayton, Lanae-Tava Thomas, and Niesha Burgher: Making their Olympic debuts in the women’s sprints.


Janeek Brown and Ackera Nugent: Newcomers in the hurdles, joined by two-time world champion Danielle Williams.Orlando Bennett, Rasheed Broadbell, and Hansle Parchment: Competing in the men’s 110m hurdles.Rushell Clayton, Shiann Salmon, and Janieve Russell: Representing Jamaica in the women’s 400m hurdles.Roshawn Clarke, Jaheel Hyde, and Malik James-King: Competing in the men’s 400m hurdles.


Natoya Goule-Toppin and Adelle Tracey: Competing in the women’s 800m, with Tracey also running the 1500m.Navasky Anderson: Representing Jamaica in the men’s 800m.

Field Events:

Romaine Beckford: NCAA National Division One high jump champion making his Olympic debut.Lamara Distin: Joining Beckford in the high jump.Chanice Porter and Ackelia Smith: Competing in the women’s long jump.Tajay Gayle, Carey McLeod, and Wayne Pinnock: Representing the men’s long jump.Shanieka Ricketts, Kimberly Williams, and Ackelia Smith: Competing in the women’s triple jump.Jaydon Hibbert and Jordan Scott: Representing the men’s triple jump.Samantha Hall: Competing in the women’s discus throw.Roje Stona, Ralford Mullings, and Traves Smikle: Representing the men’s discus throw, with Fedrick Dacres as a reserve.Lloydricia Cameron and Danniel Thomas-Dodd: Competing in the women’s shot put.Rajindra Campbell: Representing the men’s shot put.Nayoka Clunis: Competing in the women’s hammer throw.


Junelle Bromfield, Stacey Ann Williams, and Nickisha Pryce: Representing the women’s 400m, with Stephenie Ann McPherson as a reserve.Sean Bailey, Deandre Watkin, and Jevaughn Powell: Competing in the men’s 400m, with Rusheen McDonald as a reserve.


Women’s 4x100m Relay Team: Tia Clayton, Shashalee Forbes, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson, with Alana Reid as a reserve.Men’s 4x100m Relay Team: Ackeem Blake, Jehlani Gordon, Oblique Seville, and Kishane Thompson, with Jelani Walker as a reserve.Women’s 4x400m Relay Team: Junelle Bromfield, Stephenie Ann McPherson, Nickisha Pryce, and Stacey Ann Williams, with Ashley Williams as a reserve.Mixed 4x400m Relay Team: Andrenette Knight, Charokee Young, Zandrian Barnes, and Raheem Hayles, with Stephenie Ann McPherson and Kimar Farquharson as reserves.

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