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Stories by Hubert Lawrence

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,...

Published:Sunday | December 31, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Richard Davidson, whose players have won gold and silver at consecutive stagings of the Caribbean Region Mini and Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championships, has labelled German Mathias Landfried the best coach he has ever seen.The assessment follows a...

Published:Friday | December 29, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica's Omar McLeod and Elaine Thompson both appear in a prominent listing of the world's top 10 athletes, male and female, respectively, for 2017.McLeod, world champion in the 110 metre hurdles, is the ninth-ranked man in the eyes...

Published:Monday | December 25, 2017 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence

By the time Jamaica's Fedrick Dacres completed his very successful junior career, 65 metres was a safe distance for discus throwers in the senior ranks and reaching it guaranteed medals at the highest level. As Dacres discovered in 2017, that...

Published:Saturday | December 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

A bright 2017 indoor campaign has sprinter Gayon Evans looking ahead with optimism. Evans is hoping to make her mark at the World Indoor Championships and the Commonwealth Games early in 2018. Speaking in Spanish Town on December 16, she was quietly...

Published:Wednesday | December 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Alia Atkinson, the World champion breaststroker, is enjoying her week-long swimming clinic as much as the youngsters who are in the pool with her at the University of the West Indies.However, while she loves to teach, her future plans range far...

Published:Saturday | December 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Portland's Samuel Lamount won the first title on offer at a slow starting National Table Tennis Championships at the G.C. Foster College for Physical Education and Sport on Friday.Lamount played his way past two other entrants to win the men's over...

Published:Friday | December 15, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

World Championships discus finalist Traves Smikle is happy about his big throw at last week's Tyser Mills development meet at G.C. Foster College, but he is hoping for more.The smooth lefthander powered his disc out to a distance of 64.61 metres...

Published:Wednesday | December 13, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Three-time national table tennis champion Kane Watson shook off some ring rust to win his first tournament since a summer injury at the weekend.Watson's men's singles win at the annual Supersonics Table Tennis Club Back-to-School Tournament came...

Published:Monday | December 11, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

World Champion breast-stroke swimmer Alia Atkinson is anticipating a very intense period of preparation for the upcoming Commonwealth Games. With the event set for April 2018, Atkinson expects that the first three months of the year will be packed...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Ramil Guliyev, Turkey's World 200-metre champion, believes that there is no real successor to the retired Usain Bolt in the curved sprint.In an interview posted on the European Athletics website earlier this week, Guliyev said Bolt's departure...

Published:Saturday | December 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence

If Jamaica College (JC) win the Olivier Shield today, a record they share with Vere Technical High School will be broken. During a period of supremacy, Vere won the Shield four times in a row from 1967 to 1970, to match success by JC in 1915, 1916,...

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