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63 Jamaican Athletes Headed to 2016 Rio Olympics Lead by Bolt and Fraser-Pryce – Complete List

Jamaica Olympic Team to Rio Lead by Usain Bolt

A total of 63 Jamaican athletes are preparing to travel to Rio de Janeiro to participate in the 31st Olympic Games, which are scheduled from August 5 to August 21, 2016. The total includes 34 women and 29 men, and 44 will be making their first Olympic appearances. Jamaica’s representation includes six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt, who was listed despite withdrawing from qualifiers due to a hamstring injury and who will be looking to defend his titles in the 100 meter, 200 meter and 4×100 meter relays. Women’s champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Price will be seeking an unprecedented third win in the 100-meter Olympic distance. Alia Atkinson and Timothy Wynter will represent Jamaica in the 100-meter breaststroke and backstroke, respectively, and Yona Knight-Wisdom will compete in the 3-meter springboard diving event. The Jamaican delegation will also include 26 administrative and medical officers and coaches, with Vishwanaught Tolan as the Chef de Mission. The Jamaicans hope to come home from Rio with a medal count exceeding that of the London Games in 2012 at which they won four gold, four silver, and four bronze.

SWIMMING
Alia Atkinson – 100m breast-stroke
Timothy Wynter – 100m backstroke

GYMNASTICS
Toni-Ann Williams – (Artistic)

DIVING
Yona Knight-Wisdom – 3m springboard

ATHLETICS (Women) 32

Elaine Thompson – 100m, 200m, 4X100m relay
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce – 100m, 4x100m relay
Christania Williams – 100m, 4x100m relay
Shashalee Forbes – 4X100m relay
Simone Facey – 200m, 4x100m relay
Veronica Campbell-Brown – 200m, 4x100m relay
Kali Davis-White –200m
Stephanie McPherson – 400m, 4x400m relay
Christine Day – 400m, 4x400m relay
Shericka Jackson – 400m, 4x400m relay
Novelene Williams-Mills – 4x400m relay
Anneisha McClaughlin-Wilby – 4x400m relay
Chrisann Gordon – 4x400m relay
Natoya Goule – 800m
Kenia Sinclair – 800m
Simoya Campbell – 800m
Aisha Praught – 1500m
Megan Simmonds – 100m hurdles
Shermaine Williams – 100m hurdles
Nickeisha Wilson – 100m hurdles
Monique Morgan – 100m hurdles
Ristananna Tracey – 400m hurdles
Leah Nugent – 400m hurdles
Kaliese Spencer – 400m hurdles
Janieve Russell – 400m hurdles
Kimberly Williams – triple jump
Shanecka Thomas – Triple jump
Tarasue Barnett – Discus
Shadae Lawrence- Discus
Kellion Knibb – Discus
Danniel Thomas – Shot put
Daina Levy – Hammer throw

ATHLETICS (Men) 27
Yohan Blake – 100m, 200m, 4x100m
Nickel Ashmeade – 100m, 200m, 4x100m
Jevaughn Minzie – 100m, 4x100m
Usain Bolt – 100m, 200m, 4x100m
Asafa Powell – 4x100m
Kemar Bailey-Cole – 4x100m
Julian Forte – 200m
Javon Francis – 400m, 4x400m
Fitzroy Dunkley – 400m, 4x400m
Nathon Allen – 400m, 4x400m
Rusheen McDonald – 400m, 4x400m
Javere Bell – 4x400m
Peter Matthews – 4x400m
Kemoy Campbell – 5000m
Omar McLeod – 110m hurdles
Deuce Carter – 110m hurdles
Andrew Riley – 110m hurdles
Hansle Parchment – 110m hurdles
Romel Lewis – 400m hurdles
Annsert Whyte – 400m hurdles
Jaheel Hyde – 400m hurdles
Roxroy Cato – 400m hurdles
Damar Forbes – long jump
Aubrey Smith – long jump
Clive Pullen – triple Jump
O’Dayne Richards – shot put
Fedrick Dacres – discus

Officials
Handel Lamey – Team leader
Christopher Anderson – Coach

MEDICAL
Dr Praimanand Singh – Chief medical officer
Dr Carl Bruce – Doctor
Dr Kevin Jones – Medical personnel
Dr Michael Douglas – Medical personnel
Physiotherapists/masseurs
Everald Edwards
Gavin James
Turner Stewart
Okeile Stewart
Pier-Ann Brown
Matthew Parchment

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