KINGSTON, Jamacia — Watch live streaming coverage of the 2018 Jamaica International Invitational – IAAF World Challenge Meet – will be available online on Saturday (19) inside the National Stadium.
The action, which is scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm ET (4:00 pm local time), will be available at 1spotmedia.com via Pay-Per-View for a subscribed one-day fee of $7.99 USD. Jamaica International Invitational can be accessed at www.1spotmedia.com. Follow live results at the IAAF website
This year’s Jamaica International Invitational will feature several world-class athletes from both local and international, while the highlight is expected to come from the sprinting events.
Jamaica’s double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson is set to lead a large list of quality local athletes.
Thompson, who posted 10.93 seconds in the 100m this season at the Diamond League opener in Doha, opted to skip the next Diamond League meeting in Shanghai due to physical issues and had been questionable to start this meeting.
The MVP star sprinter will lineup in the women’s 100m again in Kingston, where she will match strides with countrywoman and training partner Christania Williams as well as fellow Jamaicans Gayon Evans and Natasha Morrison who placed fifth.
American Tianna Bartoletta is also entered in the event.
Meanwhile, Shericka Jackson, the Olympic 400m bronze medallist, will battle over 200m with World 400m champion Phyllis Francis of USA and fellow Americans Kyra Jefferson and Kimberley Duncan.
Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare and Jamaica’s Sherone Simpson will also battle over the half lap event.
In the men’s race, American 400m runner and three-time Olympic gold medallists Lashawn Merritt, South African 2015 bronze medal winner Anaso Jobodwana and talented high school talent Christopher Taylor.
Canadian Olympic double bronze medallist Andre DeGrasse was on the list as well, but has since been scratched.
Among the other top athletes and global medallist on the schedule to compete at the 2018 Jamaica International Invitational are USA’s Olympic 400m hurdles bronze medal winner Ashley Spencer, World Championships 400m hurdles bronze medallist Ristanana Tracey of Jamaica, as well as recently crowned Commonwealth Games 400m hurdles champion Janieve Russell of Jamaica.
The list of featured athletes also includes Olympic champion in the 400m hurdles, Kerron Clement, Grenadian 400m runner Bralon Taplin, sprinter Ronnie Baker of USA and Bahamian high jumpers Donald Thomas and Jamal Wilson.