FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TO: ALL MEDIA HOUSES
FROM: Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)
DATE: Sunday, August 8, 2021
SUBJECT: Jamaica Track & Field Athletes – 2020 Olympics Tokyo, Japan
For immediate release
The following is a statement from the desk of Garth Gayle, JAAA President
I continue to be impressed with the work that our elite track and field athletes continue to produce at the global level to place our programme among the world’s best.
Jamaica’s medal haul of 4 gold, one silver and four bronze is a clear indication that our athletes are committed to always giving their best.
Two of our elite female athletes also received national honours and we are also proud of those achievements; their contribution to national life is well established.
We must also recognize the efforts of those who enjoyed:
- Personal best
- Season’s best
- Advancing to the final for the first time
The members of the team, which selected themselves, based on performance as per our rules, show that our programme is heading in the right direction.
We would also like to acknowledge the support from private and public sector partners, our fans at home and those fans who travel near and far to always support our athletes.
We will, in the short term, assess our programmes and make the adjustments we deem necessary to ensure that the preparation of our athletes will guarantee their optimum performance. Among the upcoming major events are the 2022 World Championships, 2022 Commonwealth Games and in the longer term, the 2024 Summer Olympics scheduled for France.
Our Under 20 squad will be named ahead of the World Athletics Under 20 scheduled for Kenya in a few days. We wish all our athletes well.