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Sports View: Canadian Sensation DeGrasse Drops Out Of Jamaican International Track Meet


THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Alex Gallardo

THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Alex Gallardo

The Jamaican public will be denied the chance to see Canadian track sensation DeGrasse due to reported injury. DeGrasse would be performing in Jamaica for the first time.

“Some 60 percent of the world’s top athletes will be in action.” Declared Dr. Warren Blake, President of Jamaica Amateur Athletic Association (JAAA).

Meet director and Olympian Donald Quarrie said “Since 2004 this meet has continued to grow and it is here to stay … it is a step below the diamond league.”

“We must make it an experience in Jamaica … beyond the walls and let these visitors want to return” Babsy Grange, Sports Minister.

(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

(AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Usain Bolt, Tyson Gay, Shelly-Ann Frazer-Pryce, The beast Blake, Asafa Powell to name a few of the world stars who will converge on the National Stadium, Jamaica W.I. for this one day meet which is in its 13th year… this weekend.

There will Javelin as a new sporting event for this meet.

Hopeton O’Connor-Dennie is Senior International Correspondent & Photojournalist for Vision Newspaper Canada.

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