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Injury rules out Simmonds from World University Games

Published:Thursday | July 2, 2015 | 7:00 AM
Chrisdale McCarthy (left) consoles Megan Simmonds after she fell in the women's 100m hurdles semi-final at the JAAA/Supreme Ventures Senior National Athletics Championships at the National Stadium on Saturday.

GWANGJU, Korea:

THE majority of Jamaica's athletes who will participate at the World University Games -where track and field action starts next Wednesday, July 8 - arrived safely at midnight (Korea time) on Tuesday.

The team has suffered a setback as sprint/hurdler Megan Simmonds, who was expected to join Danielle Williams in the women's 100 metres hurdles, pulled out at the last minute following an ankle injury picked up at the National Senior Championships on Sunday in the semi-final round of the women's 100 metres hurdles.

Those who left early yesterday morning at the Norman Manley International Airport were Salcia Slack, Simoya Campbell, Shimarya Williams, Kedisha Dallas, Andre Clarke and Kemarley Brown.

They were joined in New York by Tovea Jenkins, before leaving for their final destination, which lasted some 14 hours. Thrower Chad Wright was already in Gwangju.

Intermediate female 400 metres hurdler, Ronda Whyte of GC Foster College was expected to join up with the team later yesterday, while overseas-based athletes Fitzroy Dunkley and Danielle Williams were expected to arrive a day later.