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Stories by Andre Lowe

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

She has won just about everything there is to win in athletics, but for sprinting titan Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, no number of medals or records can compare to the eternal prize of motherhood.Fraser-Pryce, the most dominant female 100 metres sprinter...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

It is easy to see what all the fuss is about where young Jamaican sprinter Briana Williams is concerned.With a personal best of 11.13 seconds, which makes her the fastest 15-year-old female in the history of the 100m and a record-breaking...

Published:Sunday | April 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

IAAF spokesman Yannis Nikolaou has confirmed to The Sunday Gleaner that there are ongoing discussions following reports that the Jamaican Government is interested in hosting the 2020 World Under-20 Championships.Nikolaou, the IAAF's communications...

Published:Sunday | March 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

National football boss Michael Ricketts may have scored an own goal after revealing his intention to ask Sports Minister Olivia 'Babsy' Grange for assistance in funding a new contract for senior team head coach Theodore Whitmore, ahead of a meeting...

Published:Saturday | January 27, 2018 | 12:08 AMAndre Lowe

Thirteen years ago, Leon Bailey made a move that would change his life forever.While still a student in primary school, seven year-old Bailey, who resided in the nearby Cassava Piece community, decided to join Craig Butler and his Phoenix Academy...

Published:Wednesday | December 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president Dr Warren Blake has confirmed to The Gleaner that the body is in the process of adjusting its registration to that of a charitable organisation, a move that is expected to save over $5...

Published:Tuesday | December 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Sprinting icon Usain Bolt says he is not overly concerned about the outcome of Nesta Carter's appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) - one that will affect his own medal account - admitting that he has not really been paying attention to...

Published:Sunday | November 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Well-respected sports therapist Everald 'Eddie' Edwards is calling on local track and field authorities to better protect junior athletes and prepare them for future competition at major international senior championships.Edwards, who, since 2007,...

Published:Sunday | October 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

More race days, more horses, a stronger racing product for export, and a better horse racing facility are at the very top of the Supreme Ventures Racing and Entertainment Limited's (SVREL) to do list six months after putting pen to paper and...

Published:Sunday | September 24, 2017 | 12:15 AMAndre Lowe

Jamaican sprinting star Asafa Powell is hoping that his new line of fitness and personal-care products will not only help to encourage a healthier lifestyle, but will also play an active role in the fight against breast cancer while providing...

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Following his debut in the Norwegian First Division, Reggae Boyz defender Damion Lowe shared his experience playing at his new club, IK Start and is hoping to continue contributing towards their push for promotion to the top tier Eliteserien.The 24-...

Published:Saturday | September 2, 2017 | 12:16 AMAndre Lowe

BRUSSELS, Belgium:Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake believes he's the man to take control of Jamaican sprinting in the future, and it would appear that's also the view of his former training partner Usain Bolt.Blake shared a conversation he had with the...

Published:Saturday | September 2, 2017 | 12:16 AMAndre Lowe

BRUSSELS, Belgium:Lessons learnt, disappointments buried. The World Championships gold did not arrive, but Elaine Thompson covered herself in diamond delight after a determined 100-metre victory at the AG Insurance Memorial Van Damme Brussels...

Published:Saturday | September 2, 2017 | 12:15 AMAndre Lowe

BRUSSELS, Belgium:Janieve Russell was left disappointed after yesterday's sixth place finish in the 400m hurdles at the AG Insurance Memorial Van Damme Brussels Diamond League final inside the King Baudouin Stadium.The time on the clock - 55.60, did...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 12:15 AMAndre Lowe

BRUSSELS, Belgium:With the Opera House providing the backdrop, yesterday's men's shot put final at the AG Insurance Memorial Van Damme Brussels Diamond League took to the streets with the busy square, Place de la Monnaie, witnessing the crowning of...

Published:Friday | September 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

BRUSSELS, Belgium:Today, she will try to win US$50,000 (J$6.4 million) and retain her 100m title at the AG Insurance Memorial Van Damme Brussels Diamond League final inside the King Baudouin Stadium.Still, Jamaican sprinting star Elaine Thompson...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 12:16 AMAndre Lowe

Yohan Blake again got the better of Asafa Powell as he clocked a bouncy 10.05 seconds to win the 100 metres at the IAAF World Challenge meet in Zagreb yesterday to secure his fourth straight win over his fellow Jamaican.In his first 100m run since...

Published:Tuesday | August 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

Jamaican sprinters Yohan Blake and Asafa Powell will face each other for the first time in over a year when they line up in the 100m curtain-closer at today's IAAF World Challenge meet in the Croatian capital city of Zagreb.Both athletes have...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

ZURICH, Switzerland:While underscoring the importance of inspiring the next generation of athletics stars, veteran Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell confirmed that he has no plans to hang up his spikes just yet and is eyeing next year's Commonwealth...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

ZURICH, Switzerland:A little over a year after breaking her wrist, Australian sprint hurdler Sally Pearson spent the first day of the 2016 Olympic Games' track and field schedule training herself back home.She had spent quite some time convincing...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

ZURICH, Switzerland:World 100 metres champion Justin Gatlin is in disagreement with compatriot Carl Lewis' statement that athletics' growth was hampered by the pro-Usain Bolt focus over the past eight years.Lewis, a nine-time Olympic champion,...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:05 AMAndre Lowe

  ZURICH, Switzerland: Her London 2017 World Championships semi-final run still fresh in her mind, Danielle Williams froze in the starting blocks as the gun went at the Weltklasse Zurich Diamond League meet last night.    In London,...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

ZURICH, Switzerland:Elaine Thompson had to be helped off the track following her 200 metres defeat at the first IAAF Diamond League final at the Weltklasse, Zurich, meet yesterday, but would later return to help the Jamaicans to their lone spark on...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

ZURICH, Switzerland:It took her a day to get over her London 2017 disappointment, and with a clean slate in front of her at today's Weltklasse Zurich Diamond League final at the Letzigrund Stadium, triple jumper Kimberly Williams is determined to...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMAndre Lowe

ZURICH, Switzerland:World champion in the 3000 metres steeplechase Emma Coburn admitted that she was surprised with her win in London and believes Jamaican Aisha Praught-Leer would have finished in the top five if she was not injured going into the...

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