He stated that Taylor is now gaining confidence and that he expects his consistency to improve as he grows older and stronger
Greg Haughton was once the holder of the World and Olympic 400-metre bronze medal. He also won the 1999 Pan-American Games. He is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Haughton Mentoring Group. Haughton recently expressed his view on the future of track and field events in Jamaica in which he strongly praised the men’s 100 metres category.
Among the athletes he commented on include NACAC 100m title holder Ackeem Blake and World Championships finalist Oblique Seville. He also expressed approval of 2011 World Champion Yohan Blake mostly for his outstanding speed. He further stated that he thinks they would perform even better in 2023 despite having astonishing seasons this year.
Haughton further explained that the athletes’ minds will have to be at their best so as to achieve their highest levels. This is why he urged trainers and coaches to invest in the fitness of the athletes.
The 49-year-old also talked about athletes Ackeem Bloomfield and Christopher Taylor as being the best prospects. Haughton said that Taylor was speeding perfectly throughout the rounds while reviewing his performance at the 2022 World Championships. He also stated that Taylor is now gaining confidence and that he expects his consistency to improve as he grows older and stronger. Taylor also qualified for the 2021 Olympic finals.
As for Bloomfield, Haughton said that he sees him as one of the best athletes as his height and length really favor his career. He however noted that he should work on a few areas to perfect his run in the 400 metres race. He also wished the best for him and he hopes the he would be able to overcome the challenges and troubles he has encountered over the past few years. Bloomfield not only sustained a few injuries but also had a family misfortune after making it to the 2019 World Final.