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London 2017 | Three athletes added to Ja's squad

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 7:00 AMAndre Lowe
High jumper Kimberly Williamson

Three Jamaican athletes have been added to Jamaica's team to the World Championships on the invitation of the IAAF.

High jumper Kimberly Williamson, shot putter Gleneve Grange, and 800m athlete Kimmara McDonald have been added to the squad after the world's governing body extended invitations to them because of their top-32 ranking in their respective events.

"Three athletes have been added to its World Championships team to the IAAF World Championships London 2017," confirmed the Jamaica Athletics Administ-rative Association (JAAA).

"The athletes are as follows: Kimberly Williamson, Gleneve Grange, and Kimmara McDonald."

"These athletes, although not meeting the automatic qualifying standard in their respective event, have been invited to participate in the championships by the IAAF on the basis that they are ranked in the top 32 in the world," the release continued.

"Every effort is being made to facilitate their participation with respect to visa procurement, travel, and other logistics issues. We congratulate the three ladies and wish them all the very best in representing their country."

Jamaica had earlier named a 56-member team headed by medal prospects Usain Bolt, Elaine Thompson, Fedrick Dacres, Danielle Williams, O'Dayne Richards, Shericka Jackson, and Yohan Blake.