Wednesday morning was not a good showing for the Jamaican athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Simoya Campbell was the first of the Jamaican women in the 800m, running in heat 6. She lead the race for the first 500m but lost her position and came in last. With that result, it is clear that Campbell’s strategy needs to be adjusted, to be able to compete at this level.
Kenia Sinclair, running in heat 7, also had a disappointing round; she never emerged from the back of the pack. Sinclair barely managed to overtake one runner to finish in seventh place. Natoya Goule, running in heat 8, was the only Jamaican who looked to be in competitive shape. She lead her heat for the first lap and was eventually overtaken. She placed third, but did not make it to the next round.
Schedule for Jamaican Athletes
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17
8:55 a.m.: Women’s 800m Round 1
6:45 p.m.: Women’s 100m Hurdles semi-finals
7:15 p.m.: Women’s Long Jump Final
8:00 p.m.: Men’s 200m semi-finals
8:30 p.m.: Women’s 200m Final
8:55 p.m.: Women’s 100m Hurdles Final
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