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Money up for grabs at Olympic Destiny Series

Published:Friday | May 21, 2021 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer
National sprinter Rasheed Dwyer in action in the men’s 200m event at the JAAA Qualification Meet at the National Stadium on Saturday, April 24.
National sprinter Rasheed Dwyer in action in the men’s 200m event at the JAAA Qualification Meet at the National Stadium on Saturday, April 24.

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) has added a prize incentive to the meet to be staged at the National Stadium as part of its Olympic Destiny Series tomorrow.

JAAA Treasurer Ludlow Watts made the announcement at a press conference recently.

Watts says the top six athletes in specific events will compete for cash in two sections: Premier and Classic.

The first prize for the Premier section is $100,000 while the Classic awards $70,000.

Second to sixth for Premier is $60,000, $40,000, $20,000, $14,000, and $12,000, respectively. Remaining prizes for Classic events are $35,000, $20,000, $15,000, $12,000, and $10,000.

While all these cash incentives are at stake, finishing in the top six does not guarantee these prizes as the JAAA has laid out specific standards to be met in these particular events.

Only local athletes are eligible and the Organising Committee will select the 10 disciplines — six Premium and four Classic - that will be used as qualifying events for the respective incentives.

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100m - 10.40s

200m - 20.70s

400m - 46.20s

400m hurdles - 50.40s

110m hurdles - 13.60s

Long jump - 7.50m

Shot put - 18m

Discus throw - 60m

100m - 11.30s

200m - 23.10s

400m - 52.20s

400m hurdles - 56.00s

100m hurdles - 13.30s

Long jump - 6m

Triple jump - 13.50m