Ato Boldon encourages hometown development

Four-time Olympic medallist, Trinidad and Tobago’s Ato Boldon, has lauded local student athletes who opt to study and train in Jamaica as opposed to taking up sports scholarships overseas, and believes this trend will certainly aid to the island’s continued excellence in world athletics.

Boldon, himself a product of the United States (US) Collegiate system and one of several high-profile speakers at the recently-concluded Business of Sport conference at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel, believes the normally high work rate student athletes endure abroad, more often than not, damages their chances of success on the professional stage.

“I don’t want to sound like I am biting the hand that fed me, but my experience was unique where I could basically pick six races to compete and that was my collegiate season,” said the 2000 Sydney Olympics 100m silver medallist, during a chat with The Gleaner. Read more>>

Source: Jamaica Gleaner