Written by on January 23, 2017

PUMA has extended its support for Jamaican athletes and signed 8 new up and coming track and field stars sponsorship deals.

Puma has been a long-time partner of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association and the Jamaica Olympic Association.

Along with Usain Bolt, the global sports brand supports Kaliese Spencer, Asafa Powell, and young track and field prodigy Nigel Ellis.

Now new to list are Commonwealth champion Kemar Bailey-Cole, Olympic silver medalist Shericka Jackson, and World Championship medal winners O’Dayne Richards, Janieve Russell, Christania Williams, Julian Forte, Rusheen McDonald, and Megan Simmonds.

21-year-old Shericka Jackson is said to be the most promising of the new signings, as she has already won bronze medals in the 2015 World Championships and the 2016 Olympic Games in the 400m. She was also a member of the 4x400m world title winning team in 2015 and silver winning team in Rio 2016.

Puma released a statement saying the company believes the new 8 all have a strong possibility to make the podium at upcoming World Championships in London.

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