Chad Wright gets last-minute US visa to compete at World Champs
Chad Wright

EUGENE, Oregon - Jamaican discus thrower Chad Wright has been issued a United States entry visa and is expected to arrive in Eugene, Oregon later Friday for the start of his competition on Sunday.

The Olympic Games finalist in Tokyo, Japan last year was initially denied a visa to join the team in Oregon but an appeal was successful and he was granted the document at the US Embassy in Kingston on Friday morning.

Wright’s visa was processed, his travel documents handed to him and he was on a flight to Eugene within hours.

The former NCAA champion, while at the University of Nebraska, posted a video on his Instagram account from the Norman Manley International, sipping from a cup and smiling.

The first round of the men’s discus throw is scheduled for Sunday.

He is the second member of the team to get a late appointment as 400m runner Gregory Prince only arrived in Eugene on Thursday.

He was originally scheduled to be part of the Mixed 4x400m relays that will see the first round Friday morning (Eugene time) but was rested.

Paul Reid

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