Jamaica will still dominate after Bolt - Quarrie

March 20, 2017
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Jamaican track icon Donald Quarrie feels Jamaican athletes' competitive nature will make them continue to achieve big things on the track, even after Usain Bolt's retirement, this year.

Four-time Olympic gold medalist, Quarrie, noted said he does not believe Jamaica's sprinting will falter.

"No I don't think there will be a lull in our athletics. I think that, for example, the bar that Usain (Bolt), Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and others have set, if you look now, Elaine (Thompson) has come in before anything starts going down," said Quarrie.

"I think once Usain retires, everybody is going to say I want to be number one, and that is going to make a big difference, so we are gonna continue, and with the support of sponsors, Government and the athletes training hard to achieve goals, to represent Jamaica, we are still going to maintain that number one spot in the sprints," he reasoned in a recent interview.

 

Visibility and performances

 

He added that it was good to see Jamaica keeping up with the rest of the world in athletics as far as visibility and performances are concerned.

"Right now I am focusing on the Jamaica International Invitational, and motivating the youngsters to keep our flag flying," he added.

."It (track and field) has changed a lot because now, things are more visible, in the past you would hear about an event, or you would see it a couple hours later, now everything is instant and so it has given track and field a lot more publicity, it has given the athletes a lot more notoriety," continued Quarrie.

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