How many medals will Jamaica win in Budapest?
My medal prediction for Jamaica at the World Athletics Championships is nine to 12 medals and I am being conservative here. If all goes according to plan, I can see us ending with a total of 15 medals if there are no major mishaps.
On the women’s side I expect gold and silver in the 100m, gold in the 200m and 4x100m and silver in the triple jump and 4x400m relay. Among the men’s, we should win gold and bronze in the 110m hurdles, silver in the triple jump and bronze medals in the 100m, 4x400m and 4x100m.
Brawta medals? Bronze in the men’s shot put, 400m hurdles men or women and 100m hurdles.
My medal prediction for Jamaica at the 2023 World Athletics Championships is 13 medals inclusive of four gold, four silver and five bronze medals.
The medal hunt will be led by the female sprinters with Shericka Jackson looking to cop double gold. I am also expecting a historic performance from our jumpers with at least three medals coming from our jumpers.
I am expecting Jamaica to get close to 13 medals in Budapest. I think everyone is expecting medals in the female sprints with Shericka Jackson securing two and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce potentially adding another. Shelly-Ann has, of course, dealt with setbacks this season but she has done this before and we know that she knows how to deliver when it matters most.
Broadbell and Jaydon Hibbert are favourites for podium finishes in the 110m hurdles and triple jump, respectively, and I believe we will also sneak a spot in the women’s 400m hurdles. Can Carey McLeod or Wayne Pinnock secure a medal in the men’s long jump? That’s definitely possible and I do also believe that Oblique Seville or Rohan Watson will surprise some with a third-place finish in the men’s 100m.
Medals in all five relays should bring us close to the target.
It’s the World Championships, there are so many possibilities. Let us hope that we get a strong start and take that momentum throughout the nine days of competition.
Jamaica has a very good opportunity of maximising on medals at this year’s World Championships in Budapest, Hungary. With a 65-member team, our returns for silverware could very well get close to the 2009 Berlin tally of 13 medals. With news of withdrawals of several big names, and even with some athletes competing injured, one hopes that the Jamaican contingent is able to do more than makeup numbers.
Ideally, everyone would love 20 medals; however, realistically speaking, based on the events where we have representation, I believe if all goes well, we can attain 13 medals at max and 10 at minimum. I must admit that I have not done an in-depth analysis of the potential medal colours, but for Jamaica to send its medal tally beyond 10, we will need to register podium finishes in the mixed 4×4, the women’s and men’s shot put (especially with news that Crouser will be competing injured), the men’s long jump and the men’s 100m. Two podium place finishes in the women’s 100m will also aid in us obtaining a 10+ medal objective.