1,2,3 Should be Jamaica’s New Area Code

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Jamaicans are known as some of the most down to earth, vibrant, expressive, passionate and easy-going people (just to name a few adjectives).

We dominate In athletics which is our most popular sport on the Island where children are groomed and prepared for success on the track from as early as the Primary/Prep School Level. Our small Island has dominated on the world stage in athletics with talented athletes such as George Rhoden, Merlene Ottey, Juliet Cuthbert- Flynn, Veronica Campbell- Brown, Usain Bolt and now our Forever Faster Female Athletes Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson-Herah, Sherica Jackson and Brianna Williams.

These women made the Olympics exciting and add a splash of the Diamond League and the Lausanne Games in Switzerland and you will understand why 1,2,3 should be Jamaica’s new Area Code. Read below for 3 reasons why 1,2,3 should be Jamaica’s New Area Code.

1,2,3 Should be Jamaica’s New Area Code

The Olympics

The term “Clean Sweep” first came about in 2012 when Usain Bolt secured Legendary standard by becoming the first man ever to win the Olympic Games sprint double. The then 25-year-old superstar led a Jamaican clean-sweep, ahead of 100m silver medallist Yohan Blake and Warren Weir, both of whom were just 22. Soon after, local entertainer Elephant Man released the “Sweep” track and Video that featured Usain Bolt doing the “Sweep Dance”.

Elaine Thompson-Herah

Fast-forward to 2021 where history repeated itself , this time in the women’s 100 metres at the Tokyo Olympics game where Elaine Thompson-Herah dominated the race in first place and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was second and 18 Year Old Brianna Williams came in third  place! This was especially important as since Usain Bolt retired, the rest of the world has been looking to see who the next Big Star athlete from Jamaica would be. It’s a pity they don’t know we have Athletes for days!

Brianna Williams

The Diamond League

This was an epic race for the books as the world was watching to see who would dominate the women’s 100 metres as American Athlete Sha’Carri Richardson  made her return after being banned from the olympics due to smoking marijuana (weed). There was a lot of hype around Sha’carri and we were all nervous to see what would happen, but believe me when I say it was the shortest race ever.  Sha’Carri came last and withdrew from the 200 metres each that would follow. Jamaica again dominated on the track with yet another clean sweep and finished 1,2,3 with Thompson-Herah’s compatriots Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson finishing second and third, respectively.

Shelly ann fraser Pryce

The Lausanne Games

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce led the charge and dominated the race by coming in first at 10.60 with Elaine Thompson-Herah coming in second at 10.64 and Shericka Jackson taking the third place spot at 10.92.

The trio are due to continue their rivalry, plus their bid to break Florence Griffith Joyner’s 33-year-old world record of 10.49, at the next Diamond League meeting in Paris on Saturday.



It is no secret that Jamaicans are talented in almost everything and we naturally dominate in whatever we do and give it our utmost best! Let us know what your favourite moment about any of these events were and who is your favourite Jamaican Athlete.

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#1,2,3 Should be Jamaica’s New Area Code

#1,2,3 Should be Jamaica’s New Area Code

#1,2,3 Should be Jamaica’s New Area Code

#1,2,3 Should be Jamaica’s New Area Code


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