Jamaica’s Olympic hurdles champion changes sponsors

Jamaica’s Omar McLeod, the reigning Olympic 110m hurdles champion, is now a Puma-sponsored athlete.

Olympic 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod

McLeod made the announcement on his Instagram page yesterday, June 3.

The news follows a disappointing season which saw him fail to retain his World Championship title in Doha, Qatar last year, after he hit a hurdle and failed to complete the race.

Previously, McLeod, who also has a World Indoor 60m hurdles title from 2016, was sponsored by Nike.

The Manchester High School and Kingston College standout has a personal best of 12.90 in the sprint hurdles, the fifth fastest time ever.