The Jamaican men have not stepped up to pick up the mantle, from Usain Bolt or Asafa Powell, at the Summer Olympic Games 2021. Rather, they seemed to have stepped back and fallen by the wayside. However, we will continue to keep an eye on a young Seville who performed well in his semi-final race but finished fifth in the 4×100 meters final.
The Jamaican Athletics community needs to re-evaluate its succession strategies and prepare younger athletes to pick up the mantle when one generation leaves the sport. Let’s hope there are different outcomes at the World Championships.
Watch Jamaica in the Men’s 4×100 meters
Nonetheless, the day ended with excitement and unexpected outcome in the 4×100 meters races for both men and women. Jamaica won the women’s 4×100 meters and Italy gave a stunning upset and blistering finish in the men’s race.
What is Jamaica’s Medal Count?
Jamaica increased its medal count to 8 and is ranked 19th. The women have performed very well overall; however, there is a lot of work to be done on the quality of male sprinters that are left in the post Usain Bolt era.
|Hansle Parchment||ATH||Men’s 110m Hurdles||1||Gold Medal|
|Elaine Thompson Herah||ATH||Women’s 100m||1||Gold Medal|
|Elaine Thompson Herah||ATH||Women’s 200m||1||Gold Medal|
|Jamaica (Briana, Elaine, Shelly-Ann and Sherika)||ATH||Women’s 4 x 100m Relay||1||Gold Medal|
|Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce||ATH||Women’s 100m||2||Silver Medal|
|Ronald Levy||ATH||Men’s 110m Hurdles||3||Bronze Medal|
|Sherika Jackson||ATH||Women’s 100m||3||Bronze Medal|
|Megan Tapper||ATH||Women’s 100m hurdles||3||Bronze Medal|
Daily medal count and country rank at Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
- Day 10 – Tokyo Summer Olympics 2021: Day 10 Country Rank and Medal Count
- Day 11 – Tokyo Summer Olympics 2021: Day 11 Country Rank and Medal Count
- Day 12 – Tokyo Summer Olympics 2021: Day 12 Country Rank and Medal Count
- Day 14 – Tokyo Summer Olympics 2021: Day 14 Country Rank and Medal Count
Stay tuned for more from the Tokyo Summer Olympics 2021.
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