JAAA announces ruling on women's sprint hurdles selection process

Three days after the women’s 100m hurdles final at the JAAA Supreme Ventures National Senior and Junior Championships at the National Stadium was ruled null and void, the JAAA has finally arrived at a decision on how Jamaica’s representatives from the event for this summer’s IAAF World Championships will be selected.  

The local governing body in a release under the signature of president Dr Warren Blake late Wednesday evening, said the three representatives from the event to the World Championships will be selected based on world rankings as of August 16. The release also added that 2015 world champion Danielle Williams who was disqualified for false starting on Sunday, will not be eligible for selection to represent Jamaica at any of the events for which competitors in that race were vying for. Below is the full press release from the JAAA.


The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), having met and reviewed the events surrounding the Women’s 100m Hurdles Final held at the National Stadium on Sunday, June 23, 2019 made the following determinations:

1. An IAAF certified Start Information System (SIS) was in use for this event and that the Starter acted appropriately and within the rules of the IAAF.

2. The Competitor, Danielle Williams, who was disqualified from the race, remains ineligible to be selected to represent Jamaica at any of the events for which competitors in that race were vying for selection.

3. That it is not feasible at this time to have a re-run of the event.

The athletes to represent Jamaica in the 100 Metres Hurdles for Women at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar will be selected based on the IAAF Ranking as of August 16, 2019. The three (3) of the seven (7) competitors with the highest ranking in the 100 Metres Hurdles for Women at that time will therefore be selected to represent Jamaica.


Dr. Warren Blake




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