Olympics: Jamaica gripped as sprinters storm Olympic stage
KINGSTON (REUTERS) - Jamaicans crowded around a giant television screen in the busy Half Way Tree section of Kingston on Friday, anxious to witness the highly anticipated 100m races at the Olympic Games in which the Caribbean island's men and women are the favourites.
"Jamaica's girls look good," said a beaming Ms Bridgette Plummer after watching women sprinters Shelly-Ann Fraser and Veronica Campbell Brown win their respective first-round races.
Three Jamaican men also hope to make history at the Olympics on Sunday, equalling a feat by the island's women sprinters in Beijing four years ago.
Jamaican women sprinters swept the 100m competition at the 2008 Beijing games.