American-born Andrew Hudson, the 2022 Jamaica men’s 200m National champ was left out of the world championships Team because he fail to get approval in time.
Hudson surprised many at the country’s national trials after finishing ahead of pre-race favorite and 2011 World Champion Yohan Blake, with Nigel Ellis finishing in third place.
Hudson was one of three athletes who applied to the Jamaica Athletic Administrative Association to switch allegiance and were approved to compete at the championships. The JAAA was optimistic regarding the athlete being given clearance to represent the country before the World Championships in Oregon.
According to a release, however, the athletes will not receive clearance in time for the games. Hudson will as a result not be eligible to compete for Jamaica until July 28th and has been replaced by fourth-place finisher Akeem