And the winner is…wait is that Sherone Simpson blazing into second place pass Veronica Campbell-Brown, in the Jamaica National Trials 200 metres final? Now that was the biggest upset of the Senior Championships 2012.
Everyone expected Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce to take both the 100 metres and 200 metres final at the Jamaica National Trials, based on her superior performance in the semi finals. It was simply salt thrown into VCB’s wounds, to see her fellow Jamaican sprinter claiming her coveted title; nevertheless, there is no one more deserving than Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce. Her hard work since being banned from the sport and coming back has proven, she is a fighter and a natural talent.
What Veronica probably did not expect, was to see a fast closing and blazing runner dashing past her. This was Sherone Simpson. Sherone used to dominate these races when she was in top form in 2006; now she is peaking at the right time at the Jamaica National Trials. Though Sherone came fourth in the 100 metres and made it on the relay team; she will be fresh at the London 2012 Olympics 200m when the other ladies finish up their runs in the 100m.
Jamaica stands to perform exceeding well at the 2012 Olympics and dominate in the medal standing for the 100 metres, 200 metres and the 4×100 metres. Now that many of the sprinters out of the USA were found to have been using drugs or banned substances, Jamaicans have been proving that all along they were the great, natural talents in the sport.
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