Evans back in training after injury scare

March 13, 2018
Gayon Evans (centre), 7.33 seconds, finishes third in her 60m heat at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England, earlier this year behind France's Carolle Zahi, 7.11 seconds.Also in picture is Tachesia Harrigan-Scott, BVI, who placed sixth in 7.50 seconds.


Jamaican female sprinter Gayon Evans in now back in training after recovering from cramps, which forced her to miss the semi-finals of the women's 60m at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England earlier this month.

The 28-year-old Evans, who has been having a good season so far, failed to report to for the semis of the 60m after complaining to the Jamaican coaching staff of feeling cramps in her left leg following the heats of the event.

Evans, who is member of the Sprintec track club, told STAR Sports despite missing a few days of training, she is very elated to be back in training.

"I am really happy to be back," said Evans.

"The support staff around me have been working very hard since I got back and they have been doing everything to make sure that the little incident that I had, I recovered quickly, so that I can get back on the track," Evans said.

The diminutive Evans is among those named on Jamaica's provisional list of athletes selected for the next month's Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia.

Evens, who has a personal time of 11.17 seconds in the 100m, will be hoping to represent the country at the Commonwealth Games for the first time in her career.

"My aim is to represent my country at the Commonwealth Games, but the final list of athletes for the championships is not selected as yet and so we all have to wait and see," said Evans, a former Edwin Allen High School standout.

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