Jaheel Hyde on his way to 400m hurdles gold at the IAAF World Junior Championships Oregon 2014 (Getty Images) © Copyright
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Defending champion Hyde leads Jamaica’s team for Bydgoszcz

Jaheel Hyde is one of several medal contenders on Jamaica’s team for the IAAF World U20 Championships Bydgoszcz 2016, which will be held on 19-24 July.

Hyde won the 400m hurdles title in Eugene two years ago. Since then, he has reduced his own national junior record to 48.81 when finishing second at Jamaica’s Olympic Trials.

If he retains his title in Bydgoszcz, he would join a select group of 19 other athletes to win back-to-back world junior titles.

The team also includes world youth 400m champion Christopher Tyler and national sprint champions Nigel Ellis, Raheem Chambers and Tiffany James. Reserves have also been named in a handful of events.

Jamaican team for Bydgoszcz

Men
100m: Raheem Chambers, Nigel Ellis, Jhevaughn Matherson
200m: Akeem Bloomfield, Hujaye Cornwall, Nigel Ellis
400m: Sean Bailey, Anthony Carpenter, Christopher Taylor
110m hurdles: Dejour Russell, Damion Thomas
400m hurdles: Timor Barrett, Aykeeme Francis, Jaheel Hyde
Long jump: Shawn D Thompson, Obrien Wasome
Triple jump: Javier Lowe, Jordan Scott, Obrien Wasome
Shot put: Sanjae Lawrence, Kevin Nedrick
Discus: Kevin Nedrick, Roje Stona
4x100m: Akeem Bloomfield, Raheem Chambers, Hujaye Cornwall, Nigel Ellis, Fabian Hewitt, Jhevaughn Matherson
4x400m: Sean Bailey, Anthony Carpenter, Christopher Taylor, Jaheel Hyde, Terry Thomas

WOMEN
100m: Rushelle Burton, Patrice Moody, Vanesha Pusey
200m: Roniesha McGregor, Shanice Reid
400m: Junelle Bromfield, Tiffany James, Stacey-Ann Williams
100m hurdles: Rushelle Burton, Jeanine Williams
400m hurdles: Nicolee Foster, Shannon Kalawan
Long jump: Jessica Noble
Triple jump: Shanique Wright
Shot put: Janell Fullerton
Discus: Devia Brown, Shanice Love
4x100m: Rushelle Burton, Shellece Clark, Patrice Moody, Vanesha Pusey, Shanice Reid, Kimone Shaw
4x400m: Junelle Bromfield, Nicolee Foster, Tiffany James, Shannon Kalawan, Roniesha McGregor, Stacey-Ann Williams