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Stewart executed very well

Published:Monday | May 23, 2016 | 12:00 AM

IF THERE was a medal for consistent sprint performances, experienced female athlete Kerron Stewart would probably win gold.

The veteran Stewart has won medals at every level and there are no signs of her hanging up her spikes just yet.

While Jamaica's star names quite rightly grab the lion's share of the headlines, Stewart goes about her business in exemplary fashion.

She proved yet again at Morocco's Diamond League meeting that she will be a contender at this year's Olympic Games and the 2017 World Championships in London.




Of her third-place finish behind Elaine Thompson and Blessing Okagbare-Ighotegu in a time of 11.19 seconds, the seasoned Stewart said: "It was a good race. I executed very well."

Travelling to Africa had clearly taken its toll and the sprinter admitted as much.

"To come over here with jet lag and line up with the girls and compete was OK," she said.

There will be more long haul trips should she, as expected, make the plane to the Olympics in Brazil, but she is taking nothing for granted.

"All I'm concerned about right now is being in the mix and competing."

With so many major medals to her name, what keeps her going?

"My motivation is easy, God is my motivation and the one that keeps me going. His word really sustains me, along with my family.

"I'm just looking forward to making the team first and foremost.

"Should I make it, I am looking forward to keeping Jamaica in the top three in the world. That's what I'm looking forward to."