Ricardo Chambers: Tokyo 2020 – Jamaica track & field readiness and expectations

Guest: Ricardo Chambers

Senior Producer and Presenter- SportsMax TV

Ricardo Chambers is a seasoned sport commentator and journalist, who has worked in the field for more than a decade. With a start in stadium announcing from his high school days, the Calabar High School old boy began his sport journalism career at the tender age of 18 with KLAS Radio. Since then, he has worked as a broadcaster at the RJRGleaner Group and currently at SportsMax Limited as a broadcaster/sport journalist.

In this episode, Ricardo speaks about his background in sports, being mentored by the late Tony Young and his role as a story teller in the media landscape. He also shares about his transition from RJRGleaner to SportsMax Limited, learning from the different perspectives by working with individuals
such as Lance Whittaker and Donald Olive and achieving his career goals. 

He gave his expectations for Jamaica and the Tokyo 2020 Olympics:

  1. He anticipates that junior athletes such as Briana Williams,  Kevona Davis, Raheem Robertson and Oblique Seville will improve and possibly make a push for a place in Jamaica’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics team.
  2. He also believes young athletes such as Christopher Taylor and Brittany Anderson to make a strong case to be a part of Jamaica’s Olympic team.

He also spoke of the prospects of Jamaica’s performances in the 400mh women, 400m men and women sharing his views on the Jamaican athletes in those events including Christopher Taylor,  Rusheen McDonald, Kaliese Spencer, Rushell Clayton and Janieve Russell.

The depth of Jamaica’s talent in field events including Traves Smikle, Fedrick Dacres, Danielle Thomas-Dodd, Shanieka Ricketts, Wayne Pinnock and Tajay Gayle was also discussed.

Other topics regarding Jamaica’s track and field discussed are:

  1. The future of the male sprinting locally.
  2. The performance of senior athletes such as Yohan Blake, Elaine Thompson-Herah and
    Kemar Bailey-Cole.
  3. Sports administration in Jamaica.
  4. Training locally and Jamaican track clubs aligning with local universities vs going into
    the National Collegiate Athletic Association system.
  5. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, her brand identity and performances on the track post-pregnancy.
  6. Preparing athletes for branding and marketing opportunities by utilizing professionals to
    train them.

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1 comment

  1. Teth says:

    Wow season 2 good going dalton

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