Michael O’Hara, 2013 IAAF World Youth Championship in the 200m, has announced on his blog, the signing of a professional contract with Puma. The Calabar High School standout, therefore follows in the footsteps of Jamaica’s most successful athlete ever, Usain Bolt.
O’Hara, who has a personal best of 10.19 over the 100m and 20.45 over the 200m, is also a good student and plans to do his degree in Business Management at the University of West Indies in Kingston.
He is remembered for displaying the Digicel logo after winning one of his events at Boys and Girls Championships. Michael is also sponsored by Digicel, just as Usain was in his early days. The event was sponsored by Digicel’s rival, LIME. There were tense times even after the championships as it was felt that O’Hara could be disqualified. If he was disqualified, his team, Calabar, could have lost the championship. Luckily for him and his school, he was not disqualified.
His blog did not give details of the contract.
5th August 2015 – Michael is pleased to announce that he has signed a long term professional contract with world leading sportswear company Puma. He will be represented by agent Ricky Simms of PACE Sports Management and managed by Nugent Walker, the same team who has guided the professional career of the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt.
“I am delighted to sign with Puma and take the next step in my professional career. I trust that Ricky and NJ will look after my best interests and allow me to concentrate on running fast and winning medals in the years to come,” said the 18 year old sprint star.
Agent Ricky Simms commented, “Michael is one of the world’s top young sprinters. He is a World Youth Champion and multiple Jamaican Champion. Under the coaching guidance of Glen Mills I am confident that he has a very bright future.”
Curated from Michael O’Hara