11 Jamaicans Seeking Rio Finals Berths


Eleven Jamaicans will seek to book their spot in the final of their respective event at the Rio Olympics later this evening.

100-metres champion, Elaine Thompson and Simone face runs in the semi-finals of the Women’s 200-metres.

Deuce Carter, Omar Mcleod and Andrew Riley are set to face the starter in the men’s 110-metres hurdles semi-finals.

Mcleod says he’s enjoying every minute of the games.

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Ristananna Tracey, Janieve Russell and Leah Nugent run in the women’s 400-metres hurdles semi-finals.

The men’s semi-final will feature, Jaheel Hyde, Annsert Whyte and Roxroy Cato.


Alrick Swaby is a reporter/producer at Nationwide News Network. He started his career with the now defunct Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation, JBC, in 1995. He has experiences in radio and television broadcasting, reporting and production. He is now on his second stint with Nationwide after rejoining in 2012, Pursuing his passion.