Hyde hunts gold again
Last year's World Youth 110-metre hurdles champion, Jaheel Hyde, will make his first appearance at the International Olympic Committee Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, when he lines up in the heats at 6:45 a.m., as track and field action gets underway.
Sidrel Williams was scheduled to compete in the men's 50m butterfly last night after finishing sixth (24.40) in his 50m freestyle heat with Timothy Wynter touching the wall in eighth place with a time of 27.61 in the 50m backstroke heat, also yesterday.
In their latest preliminary round Pool B contest, Jamaica's pair of Rojey Hutchinson and Shavar Bryan went down to Germany's Eric Stadie and Niklas Rudolf 21/12, 21/15 in their beach volleyball match-up at the Sports Beach Park Volleyball Venue yesterday.
However, Hyde, fresh off his gold medal in the 400m hurdles at the recent IAAF World Youth Championships in Eugene, Oregon, will be looking for similar results in the sprint hurdles version, when he takes the track.
Hyde, who has gone 13.19 seconds this year, comes in with the fastest time in the event at the 2014 Youth Olympics and is heavily tipped to claim yet another podium-topping performance here.
Janell Fullerton will be the first Jamaican in action, when she features in women's discus qualifying at 5:30 a.m., with Lushane Wilson seeking qualification in the men's long jump 10 minutes later.
Janeek Brown is Jamaica's representative in the 100m hurdles heats, which get underway at 6:34 a.m.
Carifta champion Vashon McCarthy will line up in the men's discus qualifying series at 7:20 a.m. with 2013 World Youth bronze medal winner Tiffany James set to compete in heat two of the women's 400m at 7:22 a.m.
World Youth champion Martin Manley will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing showing at the World Junior Championships when he tackles the men's 400m heats at 7:45 a.m. with Junelle Bromfield lining up in the women's 800m heats at 8:15 a.m.