An allegation about the Jamaica Olympic Association’s (JOA) interference in the selection of Jamaica’s wrestling team to last year’s Pan American Championships in Argentina, which served as an Olympic qualifier, has come to light. According to documents obtained by Radio Jamaica Sports, the allegation of the JOA interfering in the team selection of the Jamaica Wrestling Federation arose after JOA president, Christopher Samuda wrote to then wrestling president, John Isaacs on April 15, 2019. In the email, Samuda directed that Isaacs register athlete Lesyan Cousins and coach Aurelio Valdez, who the local federation did not select for the competition. When Radio Jamaica Sports spoke with the current president of the Jamaica Wrestling Federation Osayimwese Osagboro on Friday, he declined commment on those issues raised by the JOA until his executive meets early next month.
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