Reigning Olympic champion Elaine Thompson has been named in the Jamaican team ©Getty Images

Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are among the stars set to compete for Jamaica in athletics events at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

The duo have been named in their athletics delegation for the Games, which will take place from July 26 to August 11.

The multi-sport event is also seen as an opportunity for athletes to hone their final preparations for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in Doha.

The Championships will take place the following month,

Thompson will start among the favourites in the sprint competitions as the reigning Olympic champion in the women’s 100 and 200 metres.

She could be challenged by Fraser-Pryce, who won Olympic gold in the 100m at Beijing 2008 and London 2012.

Janeek Brown, who achieved a national record 12.40 seconds last month, will compete in the women’s 100m hurdles.

The Jamaican team will also be confident of success outside of the sprint events, with Fedrick Dacres expected to lead their efforts in field competitions.

Fedrick Dacres will aim to defend his men's discus title ©Getty Images
Fedrick Dacres will aim to defend his men's discus title ©Getty Images

Dacres is the reigning Commonwealth Games and Pan American Games champion in the men’s discus throw.

The 25-year-old will seek to defend the title he claimed four years ago at Toronto 2015.

Jamaica’s team consists of 27 male athletes and 33 women.

The delegation also includes George Forbes, who will serve as the team’s manager during the multi-sport event.

He will be joined by assistant manager Juliet Livermore and head coach Donald Hawthorne.

Athletics competition will take place at Parque Kennedy Athletics Stadium in Lima.