Jamaica’s Paralympian, Shane Hudson, is quietly awaiting Friday when he starts his campaign for the gold medal in the Men’s T 47 400m.

Training has been going well under the watchful eyes of Head Coach,  Neville Sinclair, and ‎his physical conditioning is continually being monitored by Rushane McDonald, the team’s massage therapist.

Hudson is taking it seriously having missed out on gold at the 2011 Guadalajara Pan American Games, the 2014 Toronto Pan American Games and the 2014 IPC Lyon World Athletics Championships when, on each occasion, he got the silver. In 2012 he was a favourite for the gold at the London Paralympic Games but, regrettably, did not participate as a result of the quota system of the IPC.

“One hour at a time and every minute counts” Hudson says as he looks somewhat into the future. He will come out of the blocks in a semi-final this Friday with the hope that on Saturday he will be able to finally clinch the gold.