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UPDATE: JAAA says Russell will compete at Olympics #RioGoldRush

Published:Monday | August 8, 2016 | 10:15 PM
400 metres hurdler Janieve Russell.

Technical leader of Jamaica's team in Rio Maurice Wilson says 400 metres hurdler Janieve Russell this morning passed a fitness test and should be representing the country at the Olympic Games. 

Russell, whose 53.96 is the fourth fastest time in the world this year received a medical exemption from competing at Jamaica's Olympic Trials and had to prove her fitness JAAA today. 

There was a major controversy this morning when it was revealed that Russell was left off the IAAAF's entry list for the 400 metres hurdles.

However, Wilson speaking on KLAS ESPN sports said Russell has passed a fitness test which was conducted by the team's doctor and will be included in the team along with national champion Ristananna Tracey and Leah Nugent.

The event is set for August 15th.