Jamaica’s Paralympic Team of track and field athletes to this summer’s London Paralympic Games will be housed in the metropolitan city of Bedfordshire at its University in a training camp prior to settling in London for competition which begins on August 29
The team will be there for twelve days and will complete final preparations for its “hunt for gold” under the watchful eyes of its technical team.
Tanto Campbell (discus), Alphanso Cunningham (discus and javelin), Sylvia Grant (javelin and discuss) and Shane Hudson (200m and 400m) will be leading the charge and are contenders for top spots in their respective classes.
President of the Jamaica Paralympic Association, Christopher Samuda, is guardedly optimistic and believes that London “will not only continue the fine tradition but will be historical in many respects”
For the first time at the Paralympics, Jamaica will have ambulant athletes in individual events and field a men’s 4 X 100m team which should be in contention for a medal.
The delegation’s Chef de Mission, Suzanne Harris-Henry, and Medical. Officer, Dr. Rory Dixon, will ensure that arrangements and conditions are firmly in place and right for the “Jamaica to the World” campaign.
Bedfordshire will come alive this summer with the Jamaican team and Jamaicans there will no doubt be welcoming in giving our team a rousing send-off to the games.