Monday 26 October, 2020

POLL: How many medals will Jamaica win in Doha?

Elaine Thompson (left) competes in the women's 100m at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru.

Elaine Thompson (left) competes in the women's 100m at the 2019 Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru.

With another 15 days before the start of the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, it’s time to dive into murky waters and predict Jamaica’s possible medal haul.

Things are not looking rosy for Team Jamaica at this point, especially among the men who could find it difficult to even win a medal at the 17th edition of the championships from September 27 to October 6.

Nonetheless, Loop Sports is predicting two medals for the men and five for the women for a total of seven.

Loop Sports’ predictions are listed below:

100M: Elaine Thompson (gold), Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (bronze)
200M: Elaine Thompson (gold)
100M HURDLES: Danielle Williams (silver)
4x100M Relay: Gold

110M HURDLES: Omar McLeod (bronze)
Discus: Fedrick Dacres (silver)

Jamaica won four medals at the last edition of the World Championships in London, England; one gold and three bronze.

The most medals Jamaica had won at the IAAF World Championships was 12, at the 15th edition in Beijing, China in 2015, which surpassed the nine medals the country claimed in 2013 in Moscow, Russia. Jamaica took home six gold, two silver, and a bronze medal.

In 2015, Jamaica finished second on the medals table after nine days of intense competitions. Among the 12 medals is a record of seven gold medals, matching the number of gold amassed by Kenya, who ended the championships at the top of the table.

Jamaica also won two silver and three bronze medals.

Tell us in the poll, how many medals you think Jamaica will win in Doha.

POLL: How many medals will Jamaica win at IAAF World Championships

More than 10

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