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Team Jamaica Set For Costa Rica
JAMAICA — The Jamaica Surfing Association has announced the surfers selected to represent Jamaica at the 2009 Billabong ISA World Surfing Games to be held in Playa Hermosa Costa Rica.
The team will consist of:
Icah Wilmot, Inilek Wilmot, Shane Simmonds, and Luke Williams
Imani Wilmot, and Elim Beckford
Jamaica will be short two Open Long-boarders severely limiting Jamaica’s potential point haul but the men are surfing well as are the ladies and will be trying to improve Jamaica’s 27th place World Rank.
The team, was selected based on their ranking from the National Open Series as well as on performances in the recently concluded 2009 Suzuki Makka Pro, and will be under the management of JSA President Billy Wilmot.
“This year the World Games will be extremely competitive with each country now being able to select professional athletes for their teams whereas originally the World Games was an amateur event.” Said Mr. Wilmot
“This fact has elevated the standard of surfing at the event and has increased tremendously the amount of media attention the Games now attract.”
Jamaica is always a “media darling” at the games and with our surfers performing really well we are going there to make a statement… Jamaica is here!”
The trip to the event has been made possible through the collaborated sponsorship effort of Insight, Ipath, the Sports Development Foundation, COPA Airlines, Magma, Xtrak, Mailpak, and Quashi.