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Packed stadium as Jamaicans get in action on Olympic track

Published: Friday August 3, 2012 | 4:47 am Comments 0

Andre Lowe, Senior Staff Reporter

LONDON, England:
The London Olympic Stadium has been sold out for the first time since the start of the games with some 80,000 spectators today as Track and Field action gets underway.


Fifteen Jamaicans are in completion today with fourteen of them in track and field.

The fifteenth athlete, Alia Atkinson, was in the pool at 4:15 a.m (Jamaica time) for the 50m freestyle.

Alia placed fourth in her heats clocking 25.98 seconds, just outside Jamaicaís national record of 25.95 set by Natasha Moodie.

SCHEDULE FOR JAMAICAN ATHLETES AUGUST 3, 2012

Morning session

4:00 AM Shot Put Qualification
Dorian Scott

4:15 AM 50m Free Style
Alia Atkinson

4:25 AM Triple Jump Qualification
Trecia Smith
Kimberly Williams

5:15 AM 400m Hurdles Heats
Leford Green
Roxroy Cato
Josef Robinson

6:00 AM 400 Metres Heats
Rosemarie Whyte
Novlene Williams-Mills
Christine Day

Afternoon Session

1:05 PM 100 Metres Heats
Kerron Stewart
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Veronica Campbell Brown

1:10 PM Discus Throw Qualification
Allison Randall

1:50 PM Long Jump Qualification
Damar Forbes

FULL SCHEDULE AUGUST 3, 2012

Time Sex Event Round

4:00 AM M Shot Put Qualification
4:05 AM W 100 Metres Hurdles Heptathlon
4:25 AM W Triple Jump Qualification
4:40 AM W 100 Metres Preliminary
5:15 AM M 400m Hurdles Heats
5:15 AM W High Jump Heptathlon
5:20 AM M Hammer Throw Qualification
6:00 AM W 400 Metres Heats
6:45 AM M Hammer Throw Qualification
7:00 AM M 3000m Steeplechase Heats
1:00 PM W Shot Put Heptathlon
1:05 PM W 100 Metres Heats
1:10 PM W Discus Throw Qualification
1:50 PM M Long Jump Qualification
2:05 PM M 1500 Metres Heats
2:30 PM M Shot Put Final
2:35 PM W Discus Throw Qualification
2:45 PM W 200 Metres Heptathlon
3:25 PM W 10,000 Metres Final

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