KINGSTON, Sporting Alert – Catch live blogging and result updates from the 2016 Jamaica Olympic Trials at the National Stadium in Kingston.
The four-day championships will operate from Thursday, June 30 to Sunday, July 3, and fans can brace themselves for some thrilling competitions across those days. Follow Live Radio Streaming on Hitz 92 | Live Results and Updates
As expected, the highlighted events at this year’s Jamaica Olympic Games Trials will be in the men’s and women’s sprints, as well as in the hurdles races.
World record holder and six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt will seek to earn his place on the team to the Rio Games, which will take place later this summer.
Bolt, who was beaten in both sprint events at the 2012 trials by Yohan Blake before going on to turn the tables on his training mate at the London Games later that year, will start as the man to beat in both sprints at this year’s JAAA Senior Trials.
The likes of Blake, Asafa Powell, Nickel Ashmeade, Warren Weir, Kemar Bailey-Cole, Julian Forte, among others, will be seeking places in the travelling squad as well.
The women’s sprints should also be interesting with Twice Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and training partner Elaine Thompson, the world 200m silver medallists, both scheduled to do the double in Kingston.
Veteran Veronica Campbell-Brown, the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games 200m champion, will also be one to watch out for.
World Indoor champion Omar McLeod and Olympic bronze medallist Hansle Parchment will head things up in the men’s 110m hurdles, while world champion Danielle Williams heads the list of contestants for the women’s 100m hurdles.
Both categories of the 400m races are also expected to provide some highlights as well, with world bronze medallist Shericka Jackson, Novlene Williams-Mills, Christine Day, Stephenie Ann McPherson and Chris-Ann Gordon expected to be the leading contenders in the women’s event.
On the men’s side, Javon Francis, Fitzroy Dunkley, Demish Gaye and national record holder Rusheen McDonald are expected to be among those battling for places.
Janeive Russell will start as the one to beat in the women’s 400m hurdles.
Jamaica National Senior Championships
At the National Stadium