National Athlete Dennick Luke has been drawn in heat 5 in the men’s 800 meter event as he begins his quest for Olympic Glory on Friday.
Luke who hails from the town of Portsmouth has been training as a student athlete Jamaica for the past year.
The men’s 800 meter event at the Tokyo Olympics will begin at 8:50pm Friday July 30th Caribbean Time.
Luke however is scheduled to run at about 9:22pm Friday July 30th Caribbean Time.
He has been drawn in Heat 5, in total their are 6 heats in the 800 meter event.
The first 3 in each heat qualify and the next 6 fastest runners advance to the Semifinals.
Luke has made steady progress in the 800 meter event, winning races in Jamaica and the Dominican Republic in the lead up to the Olympics.
He holds a personal best time of 1:49:08 (1 minute, 49.08 seconds) which was set earlier this year at a track event in Jamaica.