Usain Bolt, the eight-time Olympic gold medallist, it was announced on Tuesday, as the global spokesperson for the Bolt Mobility brand of personal electric scooters.

Dr Cynthia Thompson, Jamaica’s first female finalist in an Olympic event, has passed away at the age of 96 years old.

Thompson, who became a paediatrician following he exploits on the track, passed away at the University of the West Indies hospital on Friday.  The former sprinter was Jamaica’s oldest Olympian and was one of 10 athletes chosen to represent the country at its first-ever appearance at the Games in 1948.  The Games was the first of the post-World was era.  The Olympics had been cancelled twice because of the outbreak of World War II in Europe in 1939.

Thompson went on to finish sixth with a time of 12.6 seconds in the 100m final and made the 200m semi-finals.  The athlete had set an Olympic record in the 200m heats, which was eventually bettered by gold medalist Fanny Blankers-Koen of the Netherlands.

 

The much-anticipated Digital Grand Prix Corporate Area Champs kicks off this weekend with the top team promising to deliver big-time performances.

Jamaica distance runner Kemoy Campbell seems to have set his sights on a return to the track, just over two weeks after collapsing during a race at the Millrose Games in New York.

The 28-year-old athlete will, however, plans to compete with the help of an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD), a device that will restart his heart should it stop suddenly again.  Campbell collapsed during the men's 3000 metres race in early February and had to be revived with the use of CPR and a defibrillator after trackside medical staff treated him for minutes.

The athlete confirmed, via his Instagram account on Saturday, that subsequent tests had failed to discover a reason for the illness, but seemed to suggest he had every intention to return to the track.

“After multiple vials of blood, ECHOs, EKGs, ultrasounds, MRI, CAT scan, PET scan, and heart biopsy.  The weeks of testing resulted in no diagnosis for the cause of my heart stopping.

‘On Monday I will be putting an ICD in my body (left side of my ribs).  This device will shock my heart back into rhythm if this is to happen again.  I was told that I would have to take a few months off from running.  After those months I could start getting back at it slowly with permission from the cardiologist.”

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