Jason Morgan

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am Jamaica’s discus thrower. I love being a thrower, I love being strong and athletic. I was born in Kingston Jamaica and grew up in the city of Portmore, St. Catherine

I competed and excelled in almost every sport, track and field was my first choice, I was a sprinter, and yes I wasn’t always this big. LOL. I play football (soccer), basketball and cricket. I receive a track scholarship to one of Jamaica’s prestigious high school in Kingston Jamaica, Calabar high school. I ran track for most of my years there and I was chosen by God to throw the shot put and discus when I was a senior.

My first year throwing was in 2000, I was introduced to the event by my best friend up to this day, world class and elite decathlete, Maurice Smith. I won a surprise discus bronze medal my first year throwing. I didn’t make the shot put final that year. The following year I graduated in 2001, from Calabar high school as a double gold medalist in both shot and discus.

It was a blessing to receive a full athletic scholarship to attended Central Arizona College, in Coolidge Az. I was all American in both shot put and discus my 2 years there. I receive another full athletic scholarship to Louisiana Tech University making me the first in my family to pursue an advanced degree. I graduated from La Tech with a psychology degree. After graduating, I decide to stay in Ruston La and train with my university coach, Larry Carmichael. I made the world championship team in Osaka Japan in 2007 and qualify for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing China.

I have been training and working real hard so that I can make it to the 2011 world championship games in Korea, and the dream quest of competing in the Olympic Games in London 2012. Throwing the discus has its ups and downs being on the world stage, but I am focused and willing to make sacrifices to achieve my goal. Thank God for the support of my family, friends and fans. I wish blessings to the people who stand by me and keep on believing in me, as I keep on believing in myself. Continue to show me your love and support because it’s through this, why I can throw far.
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