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Stories by Hubert Lawrence

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 7:18 PMHubert Lawrence

The national focus on sprints often leads to long jumpers moving away from the pit once they show some speed. With that in mind, it's little wonder that the country's all-time World Championships medal haul is modest. According to David Riley, coach...

Published:Tuesday | July 25, 2017 | 7:00 AMHubert Lawrence

When Ramone Bailey bounded to a long jump personal best of 8.16m at last month's JAAA National Senior Athletics Championships, he surprised everybody, including his coach, David Riley. The mark, which punched Bailey's ticket to the World...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 7:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica has the oddest history in the women's triple jump at the IAAF World Championships. Though the nation has had high-class jumpers for more than a decade, their efforts have yielded just one medal. That medal, however, was gold.It came in a...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 7:12 AMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica would support changes to the zero-tolerance false start rule.That’s the position of Dr Warren Blake, the president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association. Blake says the rule unfairly penalises sprinters. Asked recently...

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2017 | 7:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Stable coaching and built-up international experience could be the launching pad for shot putter Danielle Dodd as she approaches the World Championships in London. Dodd intends to stay with her Kent State University coach even though her US college...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 7:00 AMHubert Lawrence

When Michael Frater finished second in the 100m at the 2005 IAAF World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, he accomplished three things. On an individual basis, Frater joined Herb McKenley, Lennox Miller and Raymond Stewart in a small group of 100m...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 7:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Two Jamaica-based athletes have been named to the Great Britain squad fornext month's World Championships. Zharnel Hughes, a 200m runner, and Delano Williams, a 4x400m relay runner, are in a squad announced earlier this week.Williams will be heading...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 7:00 AMHubert Lawrence

The ninth and last staging of the IAAF World Under-18 Championships starts today in Nairobi, Kenya with several countries absent due to security concerns. Jamaica is there and Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association President Warren Blake...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 7:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Asafa Powell could be part of Jamaica's 4x100m relay pool at the upcoming IAAF World Championships in London next month. This was the indication given by Dr Warren Blake, the president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), in...

Published:Saturday | July 8, 2017 | 7:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Fedrick Dacres, Jamaica's best ever discus thrower, loves to compete with the best athletes in his event. That's the attitude he's taking into the London Diamond League this weekend and next month's World Championships. He's also heading for his...

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 7:24 AMHubert Lawrence

A prominent athletics magazine has allotted 11 medals to Jamaica’s 2017 World Championships team. The predictions, done online by the respected US publication Track and Field News, pinpoint Usain Bolt, Elaine Thompson, Omar McLeod and Fedrick...

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2017 | 7:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Olympian Rupert Hoilette has two words of advice for the emerging group of speedy 400 metres runners. Hoilette, a star 440 yard runner for Kingston College in the 1960s, believes the runners of today need to be stronger in the abdominal and low back...

Published:Monday | July 3, 2017 | 7:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Danielle Dodd is hoping to improve her national shot put record of 19.15m. In addition, Dodd is aiming for the final of the IAAF World Championships next month and sees herself in the next generation of great shot putters. Understandably, she...

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 7:41 AMHubert Lawrence

  Julian Robinson, coach of Pan-American Games discus champion Fedrick Dacres, is hoping star throwers Danielle Dodd and Kellion Knibb will get financial support once their days at college end. Robinson believes Dodd and Knibb could challenge...

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 7:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Oslo Diamond League discus winner Fedrick Dacres will be there, but Chad Wright will be the man in the spotlight at today's Throws Last Chance Meet at the National Stadium. Wright will be throwing to qualify for the World Championships in London....

Published:Wednesday | June 28, 2017 | 6:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Lennox Graham, coach of reigning World 100-metre hurdles champion Danielle Williams, says his charge is on target to do great things. He believes that her win at last weekend's National Senior Championships will serve as a confidence booster. Graham...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 6:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Five-time World Championship 400 metres finalist Novlene Williams-Mills isn't looking back at any of her eight national titles this week. Instead, she is fully focused on a top-three finish at the National Senior Championships.Speaking after a short...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 6:25 AMHubert Lawrence

Most hurdlers move from the 100 metres hurdles and go up to the 400 metres variety. Jamaica's Nickiesha Wilson is going the other way with some success. In fact, when the pistol cracks to start the National Senior Championships today, Wilson will be...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:00 AMHubert Lawrence

World Under-18 400 metres champion, Christopher Taylor, won't be racing with the big men at this week's JAAA National Senior Championships.Back spasms have influenced a decision to move Taylor from the men's 400m to the Under-20 boys 200 metres....

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 6:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Fedrick Dacres isn't the only Jamaican discus thrower making progress this season. His training partner, 2012 Olympian Traves Smikle is also reaping the benefits of training at the University of West Indies with the guidance of Julian Robinson. Like...

Published:Monday | June 12, 2017 | 6:00 AMHubert Lawrence

If the National Stadium is renamed the Usain Bolt Stadium, the author of the change wouldn't be far wrong. That's because Bolt, a star worldwide, has reserved some of his best performances for that 55-year-old edifice. Buoyed by an apparent need to...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 6:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Ricardo Cunningham is making gains in his move from the 800 to the 400 metres hurdles. On Saturday, June 3, he set a personal best of 49.55 seconds in a victory at the National Stadium at the third JAAA All Comers meet of the season. Now 35,...

Published:Thursday | June 1, 2017 | 6:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Though he is at a stage where other stars are contemplating retirement, American 400m ace LaShawn Merritt is harbouring no such thoughts and believes he will be a bigger threat in the 200m compared to last year. Merritt is still working hard and is...

Published:Monday | May 29, 2017 | 5:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Now 28 years old, Rasheed Dwyer has won international titles for Jamaica without attracting too much attention, and after illness ruined his Olympic year, he is accelerating steadily towards a bid for a place on the national team to the 2017 World...

Published:Saturday | May 27, 2017 | 5:00 AMHubert Lawrence

The date is May 31, 1975. The place is Eugene, Oregon. Having lost a tight 100 yard dash to top American sprinter Steve Williams, Don Quarrie is a step behind Williams as they emerge from the turn in the 220. Though his rival has run what DQ has...

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