Forbes has no fears

July 04, 2017
Sashalee Forbes poses aftger winning the women's 200m final in 22.71 seconds at the JAAA National Senior Championships held at the National Stadium on June 25.

Reigning national 200m champion Sasha-Lee Forbes said she has nothing fear when she competes at next month's World Championships in London.

The 21-year-old Forbes ran a personal best 22.71 to win her first national 200m title at the National Stadium on June 25. Forbes also turned back the challenges of the likes of veteran sprinters Simone Facey and Jura Levy on her way to victory.

The former Holmwood Technical sprinter, who finished final in the 100m final, told Star Sports that she plans to run much faster in London.

"My aim is to get a personal best time even if I don't get a medal in London," said Forbes. "Things have been going great, in fact I have been improving a lot and so I am expecting great things from myself in London," she said.

"It's a great feeling to be the national 200m champion and so I have to just have to use that same feeling to go to London do another miracle," Forbes said.


Training very hard


Forbes, who was a member of Jamaica's team which won the gold medal in the 4x200m at World Relays in The Bahamas in April, lowered her personal best from 22.72 to 22.71 during final of the 200m at the National Championships.

Forbes added that she was not surprised by the time because she has been training very hard this season.

"I wasn't surprised by my performance because I literally walked my semi-final which I won in 22.93 and so I knew I had it in me to win the final. I just went out there and did my best," said Forbes.

"There is no pressure on me at all because my biggest crowd is Boys and Girls Champs to this point. The Olympic Games in Rio didn't even get me nervous and so I don't see why I will be pressure at the World Championships," she stated.

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