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Skeen out of 100m at World Youth Championship

Jamaica's 20 member squad to the 7th IAAF World Youth Championship in France has been dealt a blow after youth olympic 100 metre gold medalist Odean Skeen aggravated a hamstring strain.

News of Skeen's hamstring strain, comes on the eve of the World Youth Championships in Lille, France.

Reports out of France are that Skeen, who placed second behind Odail Todd in the 100 and 200 metres at the National Junior trials last month,  aggravated a hamstring injury, which has bothered him all season.   

Skeen’s injury comes on the heels of Jazeel Murphy's withdrawl from the team with a quadrocep injury.

With Skeen out of the 100 metres, Todd will be the nation's only representative in the blue riband event, which runs off at 5:25 Wednesday morning Jamaica time.

Christania Williams and Dianna Johnson will contest the female quivalent at 10:25a.m.

However, Chrisdale McCarthy and Megan Simmonds will be the first Jmaicans in action, as they compete in the 100 metre hurdles.... at 2:05a.m. Jamaica time.

Fredrick Dacres competes in the qualification round of the discus starting at 3:25 a.m. Jamaica time.

 45 minutes later Krista-Gay Taylor and Chanice Porter will contest the qualification round of the high jump.

Olivia James and Chris-Ann Gordon will then compete in the Women's 400 metres at 4:40am...

 Five hours before Lennox Williams goes in the men's equivalent at 9:35a.m.

 Omar Mcleod will contest the heats of the 400 metre hurdles just after midday Jamaica time.



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