By Zaheer E. Clarke
Originally aired July 23, 2016, via Zaheer’s Zone on Sports Nation Live
Published July 31, 2016, in the Jamaica Observer
Republished August 8, 2016
34 Jamaican women will participate in the 2016 Olympics in Athletics, Swimming and Gymnastics. Who are the likely candidates to take home Olympic medals?
The Olympics are less than two weeks away and unsurprisingly, experts, on the streets and in the studios, are predicting the medal hauls for their respective countries. Of interest to many locally are Jamaica’s medal prospects at Rio. Thirty-four women will be representing Jamaica in Swimming, Athletics, and Gymnastics at the 2016 Rio Olympics. In reality, only a small fraction of the number of the Jamaican female athletes in Rio will return as Olympics medallists. Truthfully, the expectation is that the Jamaican women will snatch approximately six to seven medals. Therefore, who are the Jamaican women likely to medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and in which events? Continue reading