The 18th official World Athletics Championships (WAC),

The first-ever in the USA and second in this part of the world — Edmonton,

Canada in 2001 being the other — will start today (July 15) and run through to Sunday July 24 at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Jamaica, ranked fifth all-time in the overall medals table and sixth all-time

In the placement table at the WAC, will be well represented

At the biennial games that was disrupted at the onset of COVID-19 and was last held in 2019 (in Doha).

From a population of just over 2.9 million inhabitants, the island has made a dominant impact

In the world of athletics that predates most of the current population.