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ATHLETICS: 12 Jamaicans to compete on opening day of World Indoors in Poland

Published:Thursday | March 6, 2014 | 1:01 PM

Twelve Jamaicans will be in action on the opening day of the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships inside the Ergo Arena in Sopot, Poland.

Kaliese Spencer and Patricia Hall will be the first of the Jamaicans in action.

They will compete in the heats of the 400 metres, scheduled to start at 4:05 in the morning Jamaican time.

Shortly after O'Dayne Richards will take the field in the qualifying round of the men's shot put.

Also in action is Nesta Carter.

The 28-year-old will line up in the 60-metre heat as he looks improve on his silver medal won the Istanbul, Turkey in 2012.

Kimmari Roach is also down to run in the men's 60 metres.

Edino Steele and Akheem Gaunlett will contest the men's 400-metre heats; Kimberly Williams takes the field in the qualifying round of the women's triple jump while Natoya Goule is the lone Jamaican in the women's 800 metres.

The remaining Jamaicans down to compete on Day One are Indira Spence and Monique Morgan in the women's 60-metre hurdles and Demar Forbes in the men's long jump.

The opening day will feature the semi-finals for the men and women's 400 metres.

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