Jamaica Sports News

Jamaica Sports News: May 16th – 22nd, 2015

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JAMAICA TAKES SECOND AND THIRD IN 200 METERS IN SHANGHAI—05/17/15
At the Shanghai Diamond League meet, Jamaican runners took the second, third and fourth place spots in the 200-meter competition. Julian Forte, 21, took second place with a time of 20:39 seconds, while Nickel Ashmeade took third with 20:44 seconds.

WEST INDIES WOMEN BEAT SRI LANKA BY 31 RUNS—05/20/15
The West Indies Women’s team was propelled to victory by their bowlers and defeated the Sri Lanka Women by 31 runs during the final One-Day International, clinching the four-match series in Colombo, Sri Lanka. While the Windies stumbled at first, Britney Cooper, Inoka Ranaweera, and Sripali Weerakkody contributed to the ultimate win,

CAMPBELL-BROWN WINS 200 METERS AT WORLD CHALLENGE—05/21/15
Jamaican Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown decided to skip the 100-meter competition at the World Challenge Beijing meet, but ultimately won the 200-meters easily, clocking 22.60 seconds. In Second place was Kaylin Whitney of the United States with a time of 23.06 seconds, outpacing Jamaica’s Schillonie Calvert who had a time of 23.12 seconds.

JAMAICA’S GONZALES ON TRACK FOR 2016 OLYMPICS—05/22/15
The Jamaican national 400-meter record holder, Jermaine “Gonz” Gonzales, says he is pacing himself to be ready for the 2016 Olympic Games. He has undergone three surgeries in the past two years that have precluded him from any competition, but now Gonzales, 30, says he is ready to make a comeback and that his injury worries are behind him.

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