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Blake And Weir Added To Sprints For Jamaica International Invitational

RJR News / 2012 Olympic medallists Yohan Blake and Warren Weir have been added belatedly to the sprints at this Saturday’s Jamaica International Invitational. Blake who landed double gold at the London 2012 Olympics, has been added to the men’s 100 metres line-up.

He has not raced since the IAAF World Relays in the Bahamas in April and will be aiming to kick-start his season at the meet in the 100 metres where he is expected to face the likes of Asafa Powell and American Mike Rodgers.

2013 World Championship silver medallist Weir will line up in the men’s 200 metres. Weir will face the likes of Canadian sensation Andre De Grasse, American Lashawn Merritt and fellow Jamaican Nickel Ashmeade.

Meanwhile, Rio Olympics semi-finalist Fitzroy Dunkley has turned  professional and will be lining up in the men’s 400 metres.

The former LSU and Jamaica College triple and high jump standout has only been doing the 400 metres for the last three years. Dunkley who will turn 24 on the day of the meet, has run a modest 45.97 so far this season.

He also anchored Jamaica’s 4x400m team with a scintillating come-from-behind run at the Penn Relays in the USA last month.




Dunkley will battle the likes of American Tony McQuay and Grenadian Bralon Taplin and fellow Jamaicans Javon Francis and the fast improving Demish Gaye in Saturdays men’s 400 metres.


Live coverage will be on TVJ and as well as Hitz 92 FM.



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