Manager Ludlow Watts has expressed concern over the team’s level of preparation, with some of Jamaica’s biggest track and field stars absent from the pre-Olympic training camp at the University of Birmingham up to yesterday evening – less than a week before the start of the Olympic Games in London.
Asafa Powell, who is expected to feature in the 100m and 4x100m, defending 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who will also double for the first time at this level – with a 200m assignment – plus her expected 4x100m leg, Olympic 400m hurdles champion Melaine Walker and training partner Kaliese Spencer, along with former 100m hurdles World Champion Brigitte Foster-Hylton, are all now expected to join up with the rest of the team today.
The group has been training out of the MVP Track Club’s training base in Italy. It should be noted, however, that other MVP athletes Nesta Carter, Michael Frater and Shericka Williams are already in camp.
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