Yard Track Stars Head to Japan for World Championships


By: Devon Anderson
AsafaPowell_.jpgThe World Athletic Championship starts in Osaka Japan on August 25 – September 2 2007. Everyone in the athletic world will be focused on the Asian country for what should be an interesting event. Jamaica will be one of the participants and from a male and female standpoint has a strong chance of showing their true mettle.

World 100 meters record holder, Asafa Powell, national 200 meters speedball, Usain Bolt and Olympic 400 meters hurdles silver medalist, Danny McFarlane are the male athletes with a strong chance to medal. While on the female side: Olympic 200 meters gold medalist, Veronica Campbell, the world championship triple jump gold medalist, Tricia Smith and world championship 100 meters hurdles silver medalist, Delorren Enis London, will lead the national charge, named to represent the black, green and gold at the world championships.

Other notable athletes attending are: Keino Sinclair in the 800 meters, Elva Goldbourne in the long jump for women, James Beckford in the long jump for men and Maurice Wignall in the 110 meters hurdles.

Jamaica has a solid relay team both male and female for the 4 x 100 and 4 x 400 and should give a good account of themselves as we look forward to this world class championship.