Jamaican Paralympians Toni Greaves and Javon Campbell are due to leave the island today for the United States to participate in this weekend’s US Paralympic Track and Field trials at the Michael A Carroll Stadium in Indianapolis from June 29 to July 1.
The two will be seeking to confirm A qualifying standards for the Paralympics Games to be held in London from August 29 to September 9.
Both have already attained respective qualification in their events, but the rules of the International Paralympic Committee stipulate that they must have attained these at an internationally recognised event.
Greaves, who will participate in the javelin, attained the standard at the UTech Classic, while Campbell, a student at St George’s College who was a semi-finalists in the Class 1 Boys 100m at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys Champs, will compete in the T46 100m and 200m.
Neville Sinclair, a former Paralympian turned head coach, and Ann-Marie Smith, will accompany the athletes.
Meanwhile, four other athletes have already qualified for the Paralympics: Sylvia Grant in the javelin, Alphanso Cunningham in the javelin and discus, Tanto Campbell in the discus and Shane Hudson in the 200m and 400m.
Plans for the first ambulant 4x100m relay team is on hold for the moment as it is understood that one member has an injury that could keep him out of competition for the period.
Source: The Jamaica Observer