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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...

Published:Friday | May 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Since it was established in 1980, the G.C. Foster College has produced a number of graduates who have contributed tremendously to the growth of local track and field.The likes of Maurice Wilson, Michael Clarke, Neil Harrison, and Danny Hawthorne...

Published:Tuesday | May 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

As she walked through the Marathon Tunnel at the National Stadium for the very last time as a competitior last Saturday, veteran Jamaican sprinter Kerron Stewart had to fight hard to hold back the tears as the reality of her final race on home soil...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

In the current topsy-turvy environment of world athletics since sprinting legend Usain Bolt retired from the sport, schoolboy Christopher Taylor reminded everyone that Jamaica is still the place to look for track and field's greatest as he defeated...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Since he won his first global title at the 2004 World Junior Championship in the 400m, Lashawn Merritt has gone on to win practically everything at the senior level in the event.This includes an Olympic gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Games and two...

Published:Friday | May 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

After a breakout season last year which saw her earning her first senior representation at the IAAF World Championships in London, Chrisann Gordon says she will be the next Jamaican female 400 metres runner to break the 50 seconds barrier.Gordon...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

For the past 14 years, the Jamaica International Invitational Meet (JIIM) has brought some of the finest talents track and field has to offer to sports fans in Jamaica and the organisers believe that they have laid the groundwork for future success...

Published:Friday | May 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

When the Jamaican team qualified for the Rugby World Cup Sevens tournament last November, chairman of the Jamaica Rugby Union Jerry Benzwick thought that sponsors would be lining up to associate themselves with the team's historic achievement.But...

Published:Tuesday | May 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

President of the Jamaica Football Federation, Michael Ricketts, says that he will meet with the heads of the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) and Professional Football Association of Jamaica (PFAJ) to discuss the organisational structure of...

Published:Saturday | May 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Despite finishing third in the 100m in her first Diamond League race of the season in Doha, Qatar, yesterday, double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson has underlined lowering her personal best in the event as her target for the season.Thompson sped...

Published:Thursday | May 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Olympic Champions Elaine Thompson and Kerron Clement have been named as headliners for this year's Jamaica International Invitational Meet (JIIM). The announcement was made at the meet's launch yesterday at The Jamaica Pegasus hotel in New Kingston....

Published:Tuesday | May 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Her winsome smile on the television screen before her races may indicate that she is always beaming with confidence, but Natoya Goule never believed she had what it takes to compete with the likes of Caster Semenya and some of the other great 800m...

Published:Saturday | April 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

After enduring a series of setbacks at the beginning of the season, Danielle Williams says she will forever cherish the silver medal she won in the 100m hurdles at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games.The 2015 world champion suffered two major...

Published:Thursday | April 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming/Staff Reporter

Sports Minister Olivia Grange has said that Jamaica's performance at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, demonstrates that the country is expanding its reach in athletics.Grange, who was at the Norman Manley...

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