Jamaican Team Named For 2016 World Indoor Championships

Asafa Powell will lead Jamaica’s 24-member squad to the highly anticipated 2016 IAAF World Indoor Championships to be held at the Oregon Convention Centre in Portland, Oregon, USA set for March 17-20. The games start at 11:15 AM PDT / 12:15 PM ET / 1:15 PM Jamaica time.

The former 100 meters world record holder and two-time world championships 100m bronze medallist was named to the Jamaican squad on Friday among 10 men and 13 women by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association.

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Among the 24 are 2015 World Championships 200m silver medallist Elaine Thompson and reigning 100m hurdles world champion Danielle Williams.

Powell will enter the World Indoor Championships with a world leading 6.49 seconds in the 60-metre dash he recorded in February after he showed up unannounced in Houston.

The team will not include Usain Bolt as the world record holder over 100 and 200 metres does not compete in indoors.

JAMAICA’S SQUAD

MALE:

Asafa Powell, Kevaughn Rattray, Odean Skeen, Ricardo Chambers, Fitzroy Dunkley, Omar McLeod, Nathon Allen, Dane Hyatt, Demar Murray and Demish Gayle

FEMALE:

Simone Facey, Elaine Thompson, Chrisann Gordon, Patricia Hall, Stephenie Ann McPherson, Natoya Goule, Samantha Scarlett, Danielle Williams, Shanieka Thomas, Salcia Slack, Anneisha McLaughlin, Verone Chambers and Ronda Whyte

MANAGEMENT TEAM:

Trevor Campbell (Team Leader), Marvin Anderson (Team Official), Merlene Hamilton (Team Official), Jason Strachan (Team Doctor), Fitzalbert Coleman (Technical Leader), Maurice Westney (Coach), Mark Elliott (Coach), Alvin Green (Masseur), and Morine Dawson (Masseuse).