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Bolt, Thompson headline Jamaica's 56-member team to World Championships

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 6:08 AM
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Sprint kingpin Usain Bolt headlines Jamaica's 56-member team to the August 4 - 13 World Championships set for London with three other Rio Olympics gold medal winners securing their spots as expected. 

Twenty-nine females and 27 male athletes make up the squad that was named by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association with a 22-strong management team,which will be headed by Ian Forbes also announced.

Bolt will compete in the 100m and 4x100m in what he has announced will be his final competitive appearance with fellow Olympic stars Elaine Thompson, who will also only feature in the 100m and 4x100m relay and 110m hurdles Olympic champion Omar McLeod also expected to play leading roles in London. 

Defending 100m hurdles champion Danielle Williams is also a big name in the Jamaican squad, which features other medal prospects such as discus standout Fedrick Dacres, O'Dayne Richards,Yohan Blake, Shericka Jackson, Hansle Parchment and Ronald Levy. 

Former world 100m record holder Asafa Powell as well as fellow veteran Veronica Campbell-Brown are among the big named athletes who will not be representing Jamaica at London 2017. 

Donald Quarrie has been named as Technical Leader while Maurice Wilson is listed as head coach with support to come from Fitz Coleman, Paul Francis, Jerry Holness, Lennox Graham, Julian Robinson, Michael Clarke and David Riley.

Seven massage therapists have been named to treat the athletes along with two medical doctors and a physiotherapist. 

WOMEN

Elaine Thompson, Simone Facey, Jura Levy, Natasha Morrison, Sashalee Forbes, Christania Williams, Jodeen Williams, Shericka Jackson, Chrisann Gordon, Novlene Williams-Mills, Anniesha Mclaughlin-Whilby, Anastasia Le-Roy, Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Natoya Goule, Jazmine Fray, Danielle Williams, Megan Simmonds, Yanique Thompson, Rushelle Burton, Rhonda Whyte, Ristananna Tracey, Leah Nugent, Aisha Praught, Kimberly Williams, Shanieka Thomas-Ricketts, Kellion Knibb, Shadae Lawrence, Tarasue Barnett, Danniel Thomas-Dodd.

MEN

Yohan Blake, Julian Forte, Senoj-Jay Givans, Usain Bolt, Michael Campbell, Tyquendo Tracey, Rasheed Dwyer, Warren Weir, Demish Gaye, Nathon Allen, Rusheen McDonald, Peter Matthews, Steven Gayle, Jamari Rose, Omar McLeod, Ronald Levy, Hansel Parchment, Jaheel Hyde, Kemar Mowatt, Ricardo Cunningham, Ramone Bailey, Damar Forbes, Clive Pullen, Fedrick Dacres, Travis Smikle, O'Dayne Richards, Kemoy Campbell