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Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:16 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

GraceKennedy, in the best possible way, tried to make amends for not being able to provide meals for Jamaica’s team to the 2019 World Championships by treating several athletes to a ‘good old Grace Jamaican brunch’ before they departed from the...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:21 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Camperdown High School’s 1-0 victory over Hydel High School to capture their second win of the 2019 ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup competition yesterday may seem like a step towards ending their over 30-year trophy drought, but the Christopher Bender-...

Published:Saturday | September 7, 2019 | 12:13 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Sports medicine specialist Dr Paul Wright is imploring Jamaican athletes to take their whereabouts documentation for drugs testing into their own hands as they may not be as lucky as American speedster Christian Coleman. On Monday, the United...

Published:Tuesday | September 3, 2019 | 12:32 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jamaica’s senior women’s football team, the Reggae Girlz, has remained resolute that they will not represent the country until they have been paid, in full, the money owed to them for their historic participation in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in...

Published:Saturday | August 24, 2019 | 12:20 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

High-profile track and field analyst Ato Boldon believes that sprinter Christian Coleman, who allegedly missed three drug tests in 12 months, will be vindicated before the IAAF World Championships next month. But he admits that if the American, who...

Published:Saturday | August 17, 2019 | 12:20 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

National 100m hurdles record holder Danielle Williams is not allowing herself to get carried away with the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association’s (JAAA) recent eligibility ruling, as she looks to take her impressive form into the business...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:48 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Squash players Chris Binnie and Clive Walters got Jamaica’s gold hunt at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, under way yesterday with victory in the men’s double. Binnie and Walters beat the Guatemalan pair of Josue Enriquez and Alejandro...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:45 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Danielle Williams’ performance at the London Diamond league not only made her the fastest-ever Jamaican woman in the sprint hurdles, it also made her the leader in the Diamond League race, which in itself provides for her an opportunity to earn a...

Published:Friday | July 26, 2019 | 12:44 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

President of the Aquatic Sports Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) Martin Lyn says the association is on track to secure the required funding to finance eight junior swimmers to the FINA World Junior Swimming Championship next month. It was reported...

Published:Saturday | July 20, 2019 | 12:21 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Almost a month after it was reported that the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) may not take up an invitation for sprint hurdler Danielle Williams to compete at the IAAF World Championships if she wins the Diamond race in the...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:34 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

The rivalry between Yohan Blake, the 2011 world 100m champion, and his former training partner, Zharnel Hughes, could intensify at this weekend’s London Diamond League, as both athletes will stand on the line for the men’s 100 metres for the second...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:17 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Briana Williams’ heroics at the National Senior Championships last month means that she will line up with the big girls at the IAAF World Championships in September. But the fastest 17-year-old ever is still carrying out junior duties and is billed...

Published:Saturday | July 13, 2019 | 12:17 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Bahamian Shaunae Miller-Uibo drew the first blood in the season-long battle with Jamaican sprinter Elaine Thompson over 200m at the Monaco leg of the IAAF Diamond League yesterday. Miller-Uibo, a 400m specialist, blitzed to 22.09 seconds to beat...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:33 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Reigning Olympic champion Elaine Thompson’s world-leading time of 22.00 seconds in the 200 metres is under threat today at the Monaco Diamond League as the 27-year-old and Bahamian star sprinter Shaunae Miller-Uibo are scheduled to clash in the...

Published:Friday | July 12, 2019 | 12:11 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Red Stripe Premier League outfit Arnett Gardens FC have taken another step towards becoming financially sustainable, having signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with IgnitionSport, a wing of Intellectual Property Mining Group (IPMG), a...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:08 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Jamaica has been selected to host the International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) annual congress in 2021, president of the Jamaica Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation, Chris Stokes, told The Gleaner. The congress, which will see its 92nd...

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2019 | 12:14 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Chief starter Ludlow Watts said he would have violated IAAF rules if he had allowed hurdler Danielle Williams to run in the final of the women’s 100m hurdles under protest after she was adjudged to have false-started at the recently concluded...

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 12:22 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

The athletics world is still in awe of 17-year-old Briana Williams’ sublime 10.94-second run in the women’s 100m at the recently concluded JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Senior Athletics Championships, but her coach, Ato Boldon, warns that the...

Published:Saturday | June 22, 2019 | 12:19 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Elaine Thompson beat Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce by the finest of margins to win the women’s 100m at the 2019 JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Senior Athletics Championships at the National Stadium last night as Briana Williams continues to rewrite the...

Published:Saturday | June 15, 2019 | 12:16 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Triple Jumper Shanieka Ricketts has been yearning to join the 15-metre club for some time now, and her consistency this season suggests that it could happen before the 2019 athletics season ends. The 27- year-old leaped to a personal best of 14.76m...

Published:Monday | June 10, 2019 | 12:30 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

The beaming smile Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce flashed after she registered 10.88 seconds to win the women’s 100m at the fourth staging of the Racers Adidas Grand Prix last Saturday night wasn’t just because she had run her fastest time since competing...

Published:Saturday | June 8, 2019 | 12:07 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

All eyes will be on two-time Olympic Champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce this evening when she takes the track at the National Stadium, at the fourth staging of the Racers Adidas Grand Prix. The two-time Olympic 100m gold medallist blitzed to 10.97...

Published:Friday | May 31, 2019 | 12:32 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Fedrick Dacres produced a fine discus series, which included two season-best performances, but could not overthrow world leader Daniel Stahl in front of his home crowd, while double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson continues to find her form at the...

Published:Saturday | May 25, 2019 | 12:18 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

When Akeem Bloomfield stormed to 19.81 seconds at the London Anniversary Games last year, he placed himself among a small group of athletes, who have both gone under 44 seconds in the 400m and dip under 20 seconds in the 200m. But the achievement...

Published:Friday | May 24, 2019 | 12:09 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Long after Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz finished their preparation for this summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup at one of Florida’s best sporting facilities, the City of Miramar will continue its relations with the country, as it has signed a memorandum of...

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