A strong Jamaican team is set to participate in this year’s staging of the XVII Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, from July 10 to July 26.
Sixty-five athletes and 28 officials were named. Jamaica will compete in seven sporting disciplines including athletics, badminton, cycling, golf, shooting, swimming, and tae kwon do. See the full list below.
However, just a hand full of those athletes were on camera at the opening ceremony last night. Watch the video below.
Jamaica ranks 12th on the all-time medal count after 16 appearances at the Pan American Games.
Team Jamaica has earned over 100 medals and is expected to shine in this year’s staging.
“Jamaica has an enviable record of performances at these games, and we are looking forward to more success. The Games are undoubtedly going to be very, very good. There are more than 350,000 Jamaicans living in Toronto, so we expect good support there,” said JOA’s president, Mike Fennell at the press launch held at the Jamaica Olympic Association premises in Kingston, on July 2.
Where to watch
Athletics: Male – Tyquendo Tracey, Sheldon Mitchell, Tyler Mason, Dwight Thomas, Rasheed Dwyer, Ricardo Chambers, Jonia McDonald, Roxroy Cato, Leford Green, Ricardo Cunningham, Jo-Wayne Hibbert, Fedrick Dacres, Jason Morgan, Clayton Brown, Damar Forbes, Raymond Brown, Odayne Richards, Damon McLean, Jonathan Reid, Bernardo Brady, Dexter Lee, Kimmari Roach, Dane Hyatt, Riker Hylton, Javere Bell.
Female: Schillone Calvert, Sherone Simpson, Kimberly Laing, Monique Morgan, Simone Facey, Kerron Stewart, Samantha Henry-Robinson, Chrisann Gordon, Anastasia Le-Roy, Samantha Elliott, Ristananna Tracey, Kimarra McDonald, Tara-Sue Barnett, Danniel Thomas, Natalie Grant, Daina Levy, Kay-Marie Jones, Saniel Atkinson-Grier, Kimberly Williamson, Chanice Porter, Devene Brown, Shanieka Thomas, Verone Chambers, Jonique Day and Bobby-Gaye Wilkins.
Badminton: Gareth Henry, Davyon Reid, Ruth Williams, Katherine Wynter. Officials: Winston Ricketts (team manager), Howard Ranger (coach).
Cycling (BMX): Maliek Byndloss. Official: Jonathan Gosse (team manager-coach).
Golf: Ian Facey. Official: Robert Facey (team manager-coach).
Shooting: Dwayne Ford.
Swimming: Alia Atkinson, Trudian Patrick, Danielle Boothe, Breanna Roman. Officials: Allan Marsh (team-manager), Christopher Anderson Jr. (coach).
Tae kwon do: Kenneth Edwards, Cyriesse Hall. Officials: Fabi Takahashi.