Thomas-Dodd, Thompson-Herah set for gold at C’wealth Games
Jamaica could collect a number of medals in track and field on today's seventh day of action at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.
Action in the women's and men's 100 metres semi-finals for a chance to book a spot in the final, will headline today's action. However, Jamaica's first medal could come in the women's shot put where Danniel Thomas-Dodd leads all qualifiers into the final with 18.42 metres. Lloydricia Cameron will be Jamaica's second representative in the final which will commence at 2:05 p.m. Jamaica Time.
In the men's 100m, Kemar Bailey-Cole and Conroy Jones booked their spots in the semi-final, while Jamaica's third representative Nigel Ellis failed to progress beyond the heats.
Bailey-Cole who competed in Heat 4, finished second behind Nigeria's Raymond Ekevwo who stopped the clock at 10.14. Bailey-Cole clocked 10.15.
All three women's representatives - Elaine Thompson-Herah, Natalliah Whyte and Remona Burchell have progressed to the semi-final round of the 100m. Thompson-Herah was the fastest qualifier as she won her heat in 10.99 seconds and looks set to win gold if she gets to the final.
In the men's discus throw, Traves Smikle and Roje Stone are through to the final. Smikle leads all throwers with a best of 64.90m.
World Championships finalist Natoya Goule is safely through to the final of the women's 800m final, this after running the fastest time in the heats, 1:58:84, to lead all qualifiers.
Jaheel Hyde, who is in the form of his life, is also through to final of the men's 400m hurdles after qualifying with the fastest time, 49.60 seconds.
Following his disappointment of missing the final of the 110m hurdles at the World Championships, Olympic champion Hansle Parchment, Orlando Bennett and Rasheed Broadbell are in the final of the event at the Games. Broadbell who qualified with the fastest time clocked a season's best 13.16 seconds while Parchment's clocked 13.33 and Bennett 13.40. Jamaica could sweep the medals in this event. The final is set for tomorrow at 3:44 p.m.
Jamaica's lone male long jump representative, Shawn-D Thompson booked his spot in the final after leaping 7.85m in qualifying. His effort was was fourth best in Group B. India's Sreesankar Sreesankar leads all qualifiers with a 8.05m leap.
In netball action, Jamaica's Sunshine Girls remain unbeaten, following their commanding 78-34 victory over Scotland.
The pair of Jhaniele Fowler who shot a perfect 37 goals from 37 attempts and Shimona Nelson, 33 from 35, ensured an easy win for Jamaica.