Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Cummings at press conference - far left in front row

Excerpt from the IAAF Press Conference Report: Jamaica’s Adam Cummings who was a runner-up at the Jamaican Youth Trials and part of the Class II winning 4x100m relay team at the Boys and Girls Championships declared: “People I respect? I respect Jamaican athletes who from such a small country can go out and do such great things.”

Cummings fielding questions with American sprinter Prezel Hardy.

See the related Observer article by Paul Reid below.
Cummings one of four for World Youth press session

Paul Reid

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Sprinter Adam Cummings will be one of four athletes invited to today's opening press conference for the 6th IAAF World Youth Championships to be held at the Brixen/Brissanone Town Hall in Italy starting at 11:00 am (4:00am Jamaica time).

CUMMINGS... 15-year-old Munro College student will join three other athletes for media presentation

The 15-year-old Munro College student will join American 100m Youth Champion Prezel Hardy, World Junior high jump champion Kimberly Jess of Germany and Italian 100m Youth champion Matteo Didoni at the event that will be attended by the IAAF hierarchy led by president Lamine Diack.

The six-day event will get underway later today with an opening ceremony at the Brixen-Bressanone Sport Arena where the event will be held starting tomorrow.

The 21-member Jamaican team plus coaches and officials were scheduled to arrive in the Italian city on Saturday after a two-day camp in Havana, Cuba.

Tomorrow's opening day will be a busy one for the Jamaicans who will take part in the first round heats of the girls 100m hurdles, the first-round of the boys 800m, the first two rounds of the 100m for boys and girls, the first round of the 400m for boys, the preliminary rounds of the women's high jump as well as the first round of the girls' 400m hurdles.

Jamaica had their best ever medal haul at the 2007 renewal in Ostrava, Czech Republic, when they landed nine medals including two golds from Dexter Lee in the 100m and Ramone McKenzie in the 200m.