Head coach credits proper planning for success at Doha World Champs

Report by RJRGLEANER Communications Group Sports Reporter Simon Preston

Head coach of Jamaica's team for the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Maurice Wilson says proper planning has been the main factor to the nation achieving their second best ever medal tally at the bi-annual event. After only garnering four medals in London two years ago, Jamaica tripled their tally in Doha to end the championship third on the medal table behind the United States and Kenya.

Head coach of Jamaica's team at the championships Maurice Wilson spoke about the areas that led to that improvement. For the second championships in a row, the nation didn’t have a representative in the final of the men's 200m. And for the first time since 2003, Jamaica missed out on a podium finish in the men's 100m.

Wilson has advised that there should be a different approach for the young male athletes moving forward, suggesting that upon leaving high school, they should seek to join the camp of one of the coaches who has gained success with sprinters or go overseas to continue their education and development.

The next edition of the IAAF World Championships will be held in Eugene, Oregon in the United States in 2021. In 2020, the nation will turn their attention to the World Indoor Championships in Nanjing, China and the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.



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