How to watch Team Jamaica live at the Pan Am Games 2023

Making its 19th appearance at the Pan American Games in Santiago 2023, Jamaica will be looking to improve on their record-breaking performance four years ago in Lima. Find about their medal tally and how to watch here. 

4 minBy Ockert de Villiers
Aisha Praught-Leer is one of Jamaica's biggest stars at the Pan Am Games 2023
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The 2023 Pan American Games will attract nearly 7,000 athletes from North, Central and South America, and the Caribbean taking place from 20 October to 5 November.

Jamaica has competed uninterrupted at the Pan American Games since its inception in 1951 when it sent a lone athlete to Buenos Aires.

Four years ago in Lima 2019, Jamaica produced their best-ever haul at the Games when it clinched a total of 19 medals surpassing their previous record from 60 years before.

Track and field have consistently delivered the goods for the Jamaicans at the Games and will once again be the backbone of their campaign. The Jamaican team will be without some of its sprinting superstars such as Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shericka Jackson, who won the 100m, 200, and 400m titles in Lima 2019, respectively. The team will instead rely on the next generation to bring in the silverware.

Former world discus throw silver medallist Fedrick Dacres will spearhead the team and will be looking to win back-to-back titles. Commonwealth Games 3,000m steeplechase champion Aisha Praught-Leer, who won silver in the 1,500m in Lima 2019, will be looking to upgrade to gold in Santiago.