3 J'can athletes want to represent Bahrain

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica's 2008 Olympic 400m silver medallist Shericka "Wire" Williams is one of three athletes that will be switching allegiance in an effort to represent oil-rich Bahrain.
Dr Warren Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), confirmed to OBSERVER ONLINE that Williams, along with sprinters Andrew Fisher and Kemarley Brown, have applied to the JAAA with the hope of running for Bahrain
“They said it’s getting difficult to represent Jamaica and they want the opportunity to represent because they are thinking of migrating to Bahrain and becoming citizens of that country,” Dr Blake said.
Williams, 29, who will be 30 in September, also copped silver for Jamaica at the 2009 Berlin World Championship but has struggled to regain that form in recent years.
Meanwhile, Fisher and Brown, were part of the awesome relay squad at the University of Technology that defeated the Usain Bolt-led Racers at Gibson Relays in February.
Two week’s ago, Fisher, 23, became the latest Jamaican to dip below the 10-second barrier with a personal best of 9.94 seconds. Brown, who turned 23 on July 20, has a personal best of 9.93 seconds.
Howard Walker

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