16 Caribbean gymnasts are expected to compete at the 2017 World Championships to be held in Montreal, Quebec, Canada per the nominative registration list. (Note: nominative registrations can change.)
Team Jamaica makes up half of the gymnasts from the island nations (3 women and 5 men). One quarter of the gymnasts competed in last year’s Rio Olympics: Manrique Larduet, Randy Leru, Marcia Vidiaux, and Toni-Ann Williams.
One of the biggest storylines of Worlds will be to see how Manrique fares in his first major competition since Rio, where he was severely hampered by an ankle injury sustained shortly before the meet. Speaking of comebacks from injury, Worlds is also scheduled to be the first meet for Toni-Ann since she tore her Achilles during the NCAA season.
However, the biggest story of the group might be the return of Yesenia Ferrera.
Yesenia is back following a couple years filled with injury and a reported impasse with the Cuban gymnastics federation. The disagreement between the two parties left her exempt from competition even after healing from her knee injury. Prior to her apparent suspension from the team, Yesenia was the lead female gymnast for the squad.
The most notable absence is Yamilet Peña of the Dominican Republic, whose university studies reportedly conflict with the time period of Worlds.
The World Championships begin on October 2 and conclude on October 8.
FULL CARIBBEAN GYMNAST ROSTER
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