Elaine Thompson has arrived for the fast pace and dramatic IAAF World Relays which take place in Yokohama, Japan on May 11 -12.
Team Jamaica, a 40-member team, entered to compete in the men’s and women’s 4x100m, 4x200m, 4x400m, Mixed 4x2x400m relay and Mixed shuttle hurdles relay.
Thompson, who shared pictures of her arrival this morning, will be joined this weekend by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Shericka Jackson, Shashalee Forbes and 2013 world 400m bronze medallist Stephenie Ann McPherson on the 4x200m team.
Jamaica’s 4x100m squad of Gayon Evans, Shashalee Forbes, Natasha Morrison, Sherone Simpson, and Jonielle Smith have the kind of speed and experience needed to succeed in a relay.
MEN’S 4X200M RELAY
Jamaica’s squad includes 2015 world 4x100m champion Rasheed Dwyer, 2013 world 4x100m champion Oshane Bailey, 2016 world U20 200m bronze medallist Nigel Ellis, and sub-20-second man Julian Forte.
Jamaica won in 2014 with a world record of 1:18.63 with the likes of Usain Bolt and then retained their title one year later.
MEN’S 4X100M RELAY
Julian Forte, Chadic Hinds, Jevaughn Minzie, and Tyquendo Tracey have been named for the Men’s 4x100m Relay team.
Elists for the IAAF World Relays Yokohama 2019 confirm that 790 athletes from 47 teams will descend on Japan for the global event on 11-12 May.