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Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Veteran athletics coach Glen Mills confirmed to The Gleaner yesterday that Olympic bronze medallist Warren Weir and Jevaughn Minzie will not be under his tutelage when training for the 2019 athletics season begins in the fall.Mills, who is the...

Published:Tuesday | August 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jamaica Tallawahs Chief Executive Officer Jefferson Miller has reiterated that the franchise is not planning to permanently relocate to the United States."We are not neglecting our fans here. The Jamaica Tallawahs are a Jamaican team and will always...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:17 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Her burning desire to achieve the feat has seen her switch sports from athletics to bobsleigh and now the St Thomas native has gone a step further as she will now be participating in the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) newest...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and the Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (JBSF) have submitted what they believe is a 'strong case' to the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF), seeking leniency ahead of sentencing, in her anti-...

Published:Friday | August 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

O'Dayne Richards pulled off a gutsy second throw of 21.02 metres to win the men's shot put final at the recently concluded Central American and Caribbean Games (CAC) in Barranquilla, Colombia, after his teammate Ashinia Miller took the early lead....

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

In order to achieve its objective of running sport as a business in Jamaica, the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) is making arrangements to invest heavily in the educational development of its 41 members associations.Ryan Foster, chief executive...

Published:Wednesday | August 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Hansle Parchment has one of the most decorated trophy cases among Jamaican male athletes currently competing, having won medals at the Olympic Games, World Championship and Commonwealth Games.But apart from his victory at the World University Games...

Published:Friday | August 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

BARRANQUILLA, ColombiaJamaica's women's sprint relay put together three smooth baton exchanges on their way to winning the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games title yesterday as the country increased its medal tally in athletics to 17.The team...

Published:Thursday | August 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Barranquilla, Colombia:Shashalee Forbes won Jamaica's sixth gold medal in athletics here at the Central American and Caribbean Games after a well-executed 200m race last night.Forbes accelerated in the last half of the race to separate herself from...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 11:17 PMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Barranquilla, Colombia:After he stood atop the podium and listened to the national anthem permeate the Rafael Cotes Stadium here, Ramone Bailey, the new Central American and Caribbean Games Long Jump champion, said the experience is something that...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Barranquilla, Colombia:Jeanine Williams and Shaniece Love both won bronze for Jamaica at the Central American and Caribbean Games yesterday in the 100m hurdles and women's discus events, respectively.Williams, a student at Georgia Tech, led for most...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Baranquilla,Colombia:Jonielle Smith continued her rise in the senior ranks, while Nesta Carter continued his road to redemption, as the pair struck gold in the women and men 100m finals at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Barranquilla, Colombia:Over the past five years, Jamaica has been staking its claim in athletics events that are not synonymous with the country's rich history in the sport, having won medals at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in the men's...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Natoya Goule's recent personal best of 1:56.15 in the 800m could open up the floodgates for a discipline that has been undermanned in Jamaica' track and field for a long time.Fellan Ferguson has positioned herself to be one of the first...

Published:Monday | July 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Barranquilla, Colombia:Traves Smikle continued his impressive season by winning Jamaica's first medal in athletics at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, yesterday.The former Calabar High School athlete threw 64...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Nesta Carter will continue his comeback on the track at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, after being away from the sport for almost three years.The 32 year-old, who is still recovering from a nagging toe...

Published:Friday | July 27, 2018 | 12:21 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Sherone Simpson knows that a victory in the 100m at the 23rd staging of the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia, next week will inject some impetus into her career again.And with this understanding, she is...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:19 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Natoya Goule pulled off another national record breaking performance on the Diamond League circuit yesterday in Monaco.Goule stopped the clock at 1:56.15 seconds to erase her previous mark of 1:57.69, a time she did two weeks ago on the Rabat leg of...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jamaica's senior women's football team lost 2-1 to Venezuela in their opening group stage encounter yesterday at the Central American and Caribbean Games, after missing two penalties in the late stages of the match.The Reggae Girlz took the lead in...

Published:Friday | July 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jamaica's lacrosse team continued their impressive run at the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championships in Israel after they beat Finland 8-7 in their 13th to15th-place match yesterday.The team showed resilience to pull off a...

Published:Friday | June 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Before he calls time on his career, Nesta Carter wants to win another individual medal at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics, he told The Gleaner after competing in the 100m A race at the JN Racers Grand Prix last weekend at the National...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

When she stood behind the starting block before the start of the 100m at the JN Racers Grand Prix on Saturday night at the National Stadium, two-time Olympic 100m champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was overwhelmed with nervousness, she told The...

Published:Saturday | June 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Shaunae Miller-Uibo, the Bahamian Olympic Champion in the 400m, is hoping to dip under 22 seconds in the 200 metres tonight at the third staging of the Racers Grand Prix."I am really excited to be back here in Jamaica. It is a fun place to compete,...

Published:Monday | June 4, 2018 | 12:19 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Although he hopes the meet will grow to achieve its main purpose, which is to generate funds for the operations of his track club, meet director of Racers Grand Prix Glen Mills said that earning Diamond League status is not one of the goals of the...

Published:Tuesday | May 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

In an effort to improve the pace of his development, two-time World Under-20 400m hurdles champion Jaheel Hyde has moved to the MVP Track and Field Club.Hyde, who was being guided by his former high-school coach Christopher Harley, said that he was...

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