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Published:Wednesday | October 9, 2019 | 12:07 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Long Jump world record holder Mike Powell believes that Jamaica’s World Championships gold medallist Tajay Gayle has all the tools required to erase his 28-year-old world record. Gayle shocked the world when he upset Cuban Juan Miguel...

Published:Monday | October 7, 2019 | 12:12 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president Dr Warren Blake explained the circumstances behind Jamaica’s dramatic women’s 4x400m relay bronze medal and hailed the team after its 12 medal performance at the just-...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:32 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: There is something about major championships that seems to get the best out of Jamaican quarter-miler Shericka Jackson. In five years as a professional athlete, the MVP standout boasts three individual bronze medals at the highest...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:13 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Two-time World Championships finalist Kimberly Williams believes that the performances of the island’s field events athletes over the years, but particularly in Doha at the World Championships, will help to drive their development in...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:12 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: There is an air of quiet, understated confidence about Jamaican triple jumper Shanieka Ricketts, who confirmed her amazing 2019 form yesterday after topping all qualifiers to tomorrow’s World Championships final at the Khalifa...

Published:Friday | October 4, 2019 | 12:11 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: In winning Jamaica’s first ever medal in the women’s shot put event at the Olympic or World Championships level, 26-year-old Danniel Thomas-Dodd delivered on a promise that she made over a decade ago to a teenage girl in Westmoreland...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:33 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Dr Warren Blake believes it’s important that Jamaica’s athletes turn in a good performance at the World Championships in Doha after the disappointing campaign at the...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:13 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: When quarter-milers Shericka Jackson and Stephenie-Ann McPherson line up in the women’s 400m final at the World Championships tonight, not only will they be looking to continue a rich tradition, but they will also be chasing history...

Published:Thursday | October 3, 2019 | 12:09 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: It wasn’t the sort of introduction she was expecting from her 1500m IAAF World Championship debut and after last night’s disappointment, Aisha Praught-Leer is not quite sure of her future in the event. This after making the switch from...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:29 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Defending World 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod has promised something special – national record special – as he looks to become the third man to successfully defend his title in the event at the IAAF World Championships in Doha...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:29 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Still beaming from her historic fourth 100m World title, Jamaican sprinting star Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce hailed her coach, Stephen Francis, for his impact on her career while noting that she never expected the success she has enjoyed...

Published:Wednesday | October 2, 2019 | 12:27 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Jamaican distance athlete Aisha Praught-Leer has admitted that switching to the 1500 metres from the 3000m steeplechase was a risk, but said she is confident that it was one worth taking, ahead of her start to competition tomorrow at...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:10 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Jamaican discus flagbearer Fedrick Dacres was not entirely satisfied with his execution in the final at the World Championships in Doha, but he was nonetheless thankful after becoming the first Jamaican to medal in the event at the...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:10 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: At the 2017 World Championships, Fedrick Dacres entered the ring at the London Olympic Stadium as the second best discus thrower on the planet and a huge favourite for a historic first Jamaican medal in the event. An underwhelming 65...

Published:Tuesday | October 1, 2019 | 12:09 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: World Championships 100m finalist Jonielle Smith expressed disappointment with what she described as a lack of support from some fans ahead of her 100m campaign in Doha, Qatar, but felt proud of her efforts. Smith finished sixth in a...

Published:Monday | September 30, 2019 | 12:22 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: With Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and the mixed 4x400m relay team adding to Jamaica’s tally last night, defending world 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod is backing himself to also deliver at the 2019 World Championships despite a season of...

Published:Monday | September 30, 2019 | 12:20 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Mother. Champion. Legend. Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce blushed at the suggestion, but two Olympic titles and, now, an unmatched four World titles in the 100m make her the greatest of all time in the event. Fraser-Pryce, in what...

Published:Monday | September 30, 2019 | 12:17 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Kerry Lee Ricketts, coach and husband of Diamond League-winning triple jumper Shanieka Ricketts, says that the Jamaican is primed for a medal at the World Championships, after a season of confidence-building performances. Shanieka, who...

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 12:15 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: No Jamaican has ever won a medal in the women’s 800m at the World Championships or the Olympic Games, but after yesterday’s heats at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, history is one step closer. Natoya Goule, the wiry...

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 12:14 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Tajay Gayle’s debut World Championships experience did not get off to the start that most would have predicted, as he struggled to secure his spot in the final of the men’s long jump competition at the Khalifa International Stadium....

Published:Friday | September 27, 2019 | 12:35 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: After impressing as a junior, Chanice Porter is finally about to compete on the big stage as she gets ready to make her senior international debut at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. The 24-year-old was one of Jamaica’s...

Published:Friday | September 27, 2019 | 12:34 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: The 2019 IAAF World Championships, in a sense, represents a crossroads for Jamaica’s track and field programme. Missing is the star power that personalities such as Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell-Brown, and Asafa Powell brought for...

Published:Friday | September 27, 2019 | 12:21 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: The Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel’s (IADP) decision to issue a public warning with no period of ineligibility in their ruling on Briana Williams’ anti-doping disciplinary hearing, has brought relief for the youngster and...

Published:Thursday | September 26, 2019 | 12:30 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Nine years ago, sprinter Oshane Bailey was living his dreams. Still only 21 years old at the time, he had registered his fastest ever 100m clocking – 10.11 seconds – and was carrying Jamaica’s hopes in the 100m at the Commonwealth...

Published:Thursday | September 26, 2019 | 12:09 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Veteran track and field coach Stephen Francis has called out the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) for its provisional selection of Briana Williams to Jamaica’s World Championships team, pointing to a direct breach of...

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