Disappointment on Day 6 in Rio


It was a disappointing morning for Jamaica on day-6 of athletics at the Rio Olympics, as all four of the country’s athletes failed to advance to the next round of their respective events.

Kemoy Campbell running in heat-1 of the men’s 5000-metres could only manage a 10th place finish.

Simoya Campbell and Kenia Sinclair both finished 7th in their heat of the women’s 800-metres.

National champion, Natoya Goule finished third in heat-8, but her time of 2-minutes 3 point-76-seconds was not fast enough for her to qualify on time.


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.