World Champs predictions put Jamaica 4th with four gold medals

Friday, August 09, 2013

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- The world's top athletes will be on show in Moscow, Russia from August 10 to18 for this year's World Championships and Athletics Weekly has predicted the winners of most events and the number of medals each country will take home.

According to www.athleticsweekly.com, the United States will “easily” top the medal table with 33 medals, including 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 bronze. They predicted that Russia will be second with 14 medals; 7 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze, with Ethiopia in third place with 14 medals, 5 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze. 

They have predicted that with 4 gold medals, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals Jamaica will land in fourth place.

Where events are concerned, Athletics Weekly said Usain Bolt will dominate the men's 100m, beating the American Justin Gatlin and Frenchman Jimmy Vicaut.

Bolt will also win the 200m, with fellow Jamaicans Warren Weir and Nickel Ashmeade finishing second and third respectively.

Jamaica will also beat the US and Great Britain in that order in 4X100m relay, the publication predicted but it did not if the record would be broken.

For the women, Athletics Weekly says Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will win the 100m, before Nigerian Blessing Okagbare and Trinidad and Tobago's Kelly-Ann Baptiste. 

However, Fraser-Pryce will finish third in the 200m.

The Jamaican women's 4X100 team will be second behind the US, beating the team from the Ukraine, according to the report.