In Lignano the Caribbean team warms up prior to the World Championships in Moscow.
Expectations mount for the meet of Sports and Solidarity in Lignano, at the Teghil Municipal Stadium on July 16th. The track Mondo Super X Performance, meanwhile, is hosting Jamaican athletes MVP Track and Field Athletics Jamaican society which this year has chosen Lignano as the venue for training. The goal is to get in top form for the World Championships of Athletics, to be held in Moscow August 10-18. It is precisely the meeting in Lignano could provide an opportunity for the athletes that make up the Jamaican team, to put to the test just a few days before the start of the World Championships competition. Part of the Jamaican team, amongst others includes: the Olympian Asafa Powell, who won gold in the 100m both in Beijing and London, Shelly-Ann Fraser, the world champion in charge of the 100m hurdles; Brigitte Foster-Hilton, the Olympic gold in London and Beijing with the 4x100 relay Nesta Carter; Shereone Simpson, silver in the 100m in Beijing; Kaliase Spencer, winner of the Diamond League 400m hurdles in 2010 and 2011, the multi-medalist Shericka Williams.