Caribbean Sports – The first Jamaican athlete to win an Olympic medal in the 100m hurdles signs with a California start-up


Bronze medalist Megan Tapper of Jamaica reacts to the award ceremony for the women’s 100m hurdles at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan on August 2, 2021 (Photo by Li Yibo / Xinhua via Getty Images)

By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, KINGSTON, Jamaica, Mon, November 21, 2021: The first Jamaican athlete to win an Olympic medal in the 100m hurdles has signed a sponsorship deal with ATAQ, a California-based plant-based sports nutrition start-up.

Megan Tapper, whose latest and greatest achievement was winning a bronze medal at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 in the 100m hurdles, has been using ATAQ products to support her training, competitions and recovery since 2019, when the company entered the Jamaican market.

Tammo Walter, co-founder and CEO of ATAQ, said the company is delighted to have Tapper in the ATAQ family.

“When you organically find someone who uses and believes so much in your products, then that’s the best position to be and to work together,” he said. “We’re not only thrilled to help him fuel his efforts and journey with our products, but [also] to get his ideas, thoughts and comments.

“Competing at the highest level possible, good nutrition can make all the difference,” Tapper said. “I have been using ATAQ products for several years now, and I feel a huge difference in my performance and recovery.

The 5’1 “hurdler joins a diverse group of athletes who are aboard the ATAQ, including Julie Ertel – 2000 Olympic water polo silver medalist, American triathlete and two-time medalist. Pan-American gold in individual triathlon – who is a member and sports advisor to the ATAQ.


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