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Stories by Hubert Lawrence

Published:Sunday | November 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Tough competition at last week's Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) World Cup meet in Canada has convinced Jamaica's Caribbean champion Dahlia Palmer that she needs to race the best more often.Competing in Milton at the second leg of the UCI World...

Published:Sunday | October 14, 2018 | 11:10 PMHubert Lawrence

Appreciative of the National Award she will receive today, record breaking swimmer Alia Atkinson says her success is the result of perseverance. Speaking in Kingston the day before the National Awards and Honours ceremony, Atkinson says she is...

Published:Saturday | September 29, 2018 | 7:50 PMHubert Lawrence

Emil Santos and Yasiris Ortiz of the Dominican Republic played the final shot of their country’s dominant performance at the 60th Caribbean Table Tennis Championships which ended on Saturday at the National Arena.    World ranked at...

Published:Friday | September 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

When the curtain fell on the 2013 IAAF World Championships in Moscow, hosts Russia stood proudly atop the medal table. Though the powerful American team had more medals overall, Russia had seven gold medals in its collection of 17.Two years later,...

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

When the 60th Caribbean Table Tennis Championships begins today at the National Arena, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico will start as favourites over eight other countries in the team competition. Fresh from podium finishes at this summer's...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica closed the Caribbean Region Mini and Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championships with three silver and five bronze medals. On the last day of the tournament which was played in the Dominican Republic, Azizi Johnson and Tsenaye Lewis put Jamaica in...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

With the 2019 World Championships set for a later date than usual, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) is considering a move of its National Championships as well.JAAA president Dr Warren Blake says his association has already...

Published:Sunday | August 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

When the Berlin Olympic Stadium opens its doors to the European Championships on August 7, a crew of sprinters with strong ties to Jamaica will be seeking glory in the men's 100 metres.Boys and Girls' Championships Class One record holder Zharnel...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica has enjoyed an Indian summer, in the hurdling events this season and Dr Warren Blake, the president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association, is delighted. He believes that the success seen in recent seasons and in 2018 are partly...

Published:Sunday | July 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Six-time Jamaica 800 metres champion Natoya Goule has two goals. She wants to win medals and to help Jamaica become a world power in middle distance running. That's the view of her coach, Mark Elliot, who believes that the next cycle of big...

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

Olympic 4x400m relay silver medallist Fitzroy Dunkley has been using local meets to prepare for a big race at Saturday's JN Racers Grand Prix. If his results at the last two JAAA All-Comers meets are anything to go by, Dunkley's preparation is going...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

There will be a strong contingent from Jamaica at this weekend's Adidas Boost meet in Boston.Commonwealth Games silver medallists Hansle Parchment and Danielle Williams will take their places in stacked sprint hurdles fields. The 2011 World 100...

Published:Sunday | May 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Maurice Wignall, the dean of Jamaican sprint hurdlers, has his eye on De'Jour Russell and is impressed by what he has seen.Wignall believes the youngster will need to be patient as he makes the transition from junior to senior competition but is...

Published:Sunday | April 8, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Gillian Russell, the 1998 Commonwealth Games 100 metres hurdles champion, says her young namesake De'Jour will learn a lot from competing at the 2018 Games in Australia. She sees great things in his future and describes the current World Under-18...

Published:Saturday | April 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Noted coach Maurice Wilson had expressed the view that this week's Commonwealth Games will be a chance for the nation's track and field athletes to rebuild confidence.Wilson believes that the Games and the World Championships next year, will set the...

Published:Friday | March 30, 2018 | 12:14 AMHubert Lawrence

Discus thrower Shadae Lawrence got her outdoor season off to a fine start last weekend. Lawrence, the 2017 NCAA champion, went long at a meet in San Antonio, Texas. Elsewhere, Jamaicans Clayton Brown, Janeek Brown, Shanice Love, Clive Pullen and...

Published:Saturday | February 24, 2018 | 4:21 PMHubert Lawrence

CLAUDE BRYAN, agent of hurdler supreme Omar McLeod, has indicated that the hurdler's non-participation at next week's IAAF World Indoor Championship relates to a matter that the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) was aware...

Published:Friday | February 23, 2018 | 3:50 PMHubert Lawrence

Omar McLeod won't be in Birmingham to defend his 60 metre hurdles title at the IAAF World Indoor Championships. That's the word from the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA).  The hurdler supreme's withdrawal was...

Published:Thursday | February 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Ever since she was seven, Winsome Harris of St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) has had reigning Common-wealth 400 metres hurdles champion Kaliese Spencer as her favourite athlete. Thanks to a stroke of luck, Harris has the good fortune to...

Published:Sunday | February 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Overcome by pride and joy, coach Michael Clarke was in no mood to talk after his Calabar High School team made history in the 4x400 metres at the Corporate Area Championships in Kingston last Friday.Anthony Carpenter, Christopher Taylor, Shemar...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

The benefits of the revised 4x100 metres baton-passing rules sound good. No one likes to see disqualification stemming from passes made outside the exchange zone. For most of us, it's heartbreaking to watch months of training and dedication go up in...

Published:Saturday | January 6, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Even though she is brilliant in the 200 metres, double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson loves the 100 metres more. That's because she believes she is better at the shorter event. Speaking in Kingston in her first interview of the new year, she also...

Published:Friday | January 5, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Though she is still disappointed about her loss at last year's World Championships, Elaine Thompson is pleased to have been world-ranked number 1 in the 100 metres by the US publication Track and Field News.Speaking this week in Kingston, Thompson...

Published:Thursday | January 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica's track and field team to the Commonwealth Games, set for April 4-15, will be picked by a selection panel.Dr Waren Blake, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) president, is confident that the panel will make the right...

Published:Wednesday | January 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Conan Osborne, Jamaica's national rugby captain, is as tough as the comic-book character of the same name.Forced by circumstances to play last November's World Cup Rugby Sevens qualifying tournament in Mexico with a broken wrist and an injured hip,...

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