Healthier Bloomfield blossoms ahead of senior meets

May 20, 2016
KC's Akeem Bloomfield

Akeem Bloomfield has moved on from his cautious withdrawal from the 4x400 metres final at the recent Penn Relays.

With the risk of injury now past, Bloomfield is looking ahead to the World Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, and the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Bloomfield believes if he stays healthy, he can achieve his goals. On his return from the Penn Relays, he explained that his withdrawal from the 4x400 was due to the threat of injury.

"It's better to be safe than sorry," he said.

"I have a lot to accomplish down in the season. I'm just happy that I left injury free," he said, adding. "It's not so bad."

Having already repeated as 400 metre champion for Kingston College and Jamaica at Boys' and Girls' Championships and the Carifta Games, respectively, he is looking ahead to the more competitive events.

"The main idea, really, was to go to the World Juniors this season and, hopefully, have a chance at making the Olympic team, and right now I think I'm on track where preparation is concerned," said the tall youngster.

"I feel like if I'm injury free, I will have a great season," he declared.

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