The 2015 IAAF World Championships, Beijing gets underway in the Chinese capital on Saturday (August 22 -30), and you can follow all the action on I AM A JAMAICAN. First thing, first: it is important to remember at that Beijing is 12hrs ET ahead. You can always check the time here. The opening ceremony starts at 11:00 A.M. ET
For the first time, ever, there will be a live stream of the championships worldwide on the IAAF Live Stream YouTube Channel (Above), accessible in 108 territories. There will also be a daily highlights programme of the IAAF World Championships, available in 130 territories.
There will also be reports on every event #TeamJamaican competes in, athlete features, and a host of images added to the site. The team comprises 27 males and 26 females and will include for the first time in Jamaica’s history, three male discus throwers – expected to line up in the discus event. There will also be two female triple jumpers in Shanieka Thomas and Kimberley Williams. American-born Aisha Praught has been listed for the 3000m Steeplechase.
Remember the 2013 World Championships?
Fans are expecting the contingent to surpass the 2013 Moscow World Championship medal count in Russia. Jamaica took home nine medals: six gold, two silver and a bronze medal.