The Jamaica Olympic Association has praised upcoming taekwondo talent Brandon Sealy ©Getty Images

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda has praised rising taekwondo talent Brandon Sealy.

The 21-year-old competed at 68 kilograms at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, losing his opening bout to American Carl Nickolas.

He has come a long way since then under coach Tony Byon - winning the Costa Rica Open in July.

Sealy also bagged bronze at the President's Cup in Mexico.

Taekwondo is not a sport that has made great strides in Jamaica, where track and field dominates.

But Samuda is confident that the Caribbean island has a potential star on its hands.

"Sealy inspires confidence, engenders faith in his abilities and commands goodwill in combat," he told Sports Max.

"He is at ease and by the 2024 Paris Olympic Games it should be signed, 'Sealy sealed' and delivered."

Sealy is ranked 27th in the world in the men's under-74kg division.

"Brandon is not only a scholar of whom the JOA is proud but a model and talented athlete whose humility, diligence and decency along with his skills will always, for us, earn him the MVP award," said JOA secretary general Ryan Foster.