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Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

There is a possibility that Jamaica could host the World Relays in 2021. That's the word from Dr Warren Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), who reported that the island has been approached about the...

Published:Friday | November 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Though they hail from opposing sides of North Street, legendary Kingston College (KC) forward Neville Oxford and Andrew Price, the former St George's College (STGC) defender, both believe that today's ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup final will be a big...

Published:Monday | November 5, 2018 | 12:14 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Former Commonwealth and Pan-Am Games 100m champion Lerone Clarke retired a few years ago, but his love for track and field continues. As a result, Clarke has launched Ace Track, a club he hopes will help athletes compete with confidence. The new...

Published:Wednesday | October 31, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Satoshi Takashima is leaving Jamaica on January 7. With his time as Jamaica's national table tennis coach at an end, he recommends four key upgrades on how the game is developed here. On top of his list is consistent training for young players and...

Published:Monday | October 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Former national senior women's football team goalkeeper Chantelle McLennon is thrilled that the Reggae Girlz have qualified for next year's FIFA Women World Cup in France.The Girlz booked their ticket to France by beating Panama in the third-place...

Published:Thursday | October 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Simon Tomlinson will be back in competition later this month as he starts his drive for better results at the 2019 Caribbean Table Tennis Championships. Tomlinson expects more match play to lift him towards his goal of a medal when that tournament...

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Michael Dyke, coach of the successful Edwin Allen Compre-hensive High School track and field programme, believes the new ISSA recruiting regulations are tight. However, while he feels the new rules will probably affect schools who recruit widely, he...

Published:Friday | October 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

If the Jamaican athletics team to the third Youth Olympic Games reports in good shape, four medals could be within its grasp. The best hopes for glory in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the host city of the Games, rest with Antonio Watson, Ackera Nugent,...

Published:Friday | September 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Christopher Marsh hopes to crown his long career with a medal when the 60th Caribbean Senior Table Tennis Championships begin at the National Arena on Sunday.The tall left-hander says that he will retire from competition after the championships,...

Published:Monday | September 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica is ready for next week's staging for the Caribbean Senior Table Tennis Championships. Godfrey Lothian, president of the game's local association, says that he feels good about preparations to host the tournament, which starts on September 23...

Published:Friday | September 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica has increased its presence in the World Championship discus final from one thrower in 2015 to two in 2017. Buoyed by a productive season where he found new levels of distance and consistency, Chad Wright foresees that number doubling when...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica battled their way to three medals at the Caribbean Region Table Tennis Mini and Pre-Cadet Championship in the Dominican Republic earlier this week.The girls' Under-11 and -13 teams were one win each away from gold, with Tsenaye Lewis and...

Published:Wednesday | August 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Leg injuries have forced Jamaica's hurdler supreme Omar McLeod off track. McLeod, the World and Olympic champion in the 110-metre hurdlers, has suffered injuries throughout the outdoor season and last raced in July. Though he will miss this week's...

Published:Wednesday | August 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica has suggested two measures designed to raise the profile of regional table tennis. According to Table Tennis Jamaica president Godfrey Lothian, proposals for a regional club league and a table tennis college were made at recent meetings of...

Published:Monday | August 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica will host the Caribbean Region Table Tennis Championships next month, and plans for the staging are well under way. With five weeks to go to the September 23 - 29 event, Table Tennis Jamaica president Godfrey Lothian said his organisation...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Two young Jamaicans are in the Dominican Republic to attend a regional table tennis camp.Nevaeh Scott of Portmore Missionary Preparatory and Azizi Johnson of Jesse Ripol Primary have made the trip with their coaches, Richard Davidson and former...

Published:Saturday | August 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Two young Jamaicans will be in the Dominican Republic on August 20 to attend a regional table tennis camp.Nevaeh Scott of Portmore Missionary Preparatory School and Azizi Johnson of Jesse Ripol Primary School have made the trip with their coaches...

Published:Friday | August 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Natoya Goule is now enjoying the best season of her track and field career, but she almost walked away from the sport in 2017.In an interview appearing on the IAAF website yesterday, the new national 800-metre record holder said that an iron...

Published:Saturday | August 11, 2018 | 12:19 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When Keanan Dols swam his way into the 200 metres individual medley final at the recent Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, he broke a Jamaican record that had stood for 34 years. Andrew Phillips, who set the old mark in the 1984 Olympic...

Published:Thursday | July 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Kemoy Campbell, Jamaica's long distance dynamo, produced a promising run over 5000 metres last weekend in London. His season's best time - 13 minutes 23.73 seconds - has brightened his outlook about upcoming races....

Published:Tuesday | July 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican team is coming home from the World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, with a fistful of four gold medals, but some observers believe better performances are possible. Among them is David Riley, president of the Jamaica Track...

Published:Monday | July 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Two-time Jamaica long jump champion Ramone Bailey is looking forward to this weekend's Athletics World Cup. According to his Eagles Track Club coach David Riley, that is because it takes him back to London, where he has unfinished business from last...

Published:Tuesday | June 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

With a Commonwealth Games silver medal and a big win over a great field in Germany last week, discus thrower Traves Smikle is a man on the move. While he is pleased with himself, he is searching for the consistency that will confirm him as one of...

Published:Monday | May 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

In form, Anastasia Le-Roy continued her fine 2018 season yesterday in Boston, Massachusetts, with a breakthrough run over 200m. Le-Roy, the Commonwealth Games 400m runner-up, showed impressive sprint speed to win at half the distance in a personal...

Published:Saturday | May 12, 2018 | 12:15 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Today's staging for the Kingston and St Andrew Table Tennis Association's Women's Cup could feature some fierce battles. Though nine-time national champion Yvonne Foster isn't competing, a host of future prospects will match shots at the Excelsior...

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