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Stories by Hubert Lawrence

Published:Monday | September 18, 2017 | 9:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Liana Campbell, the Caribbean Region Table Tennis Federation's under-11 champion, is in Paraguay to learn more about the game. Campbell is participating in an International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) camp foryoung players in AsunciÛn, the nation...

Published:Saturday | September 9, 2017 | 9:00 AMHubert Lawrence

St Catherine High School, champion of the INSPORT St Catherine Football Challenge, is looking forward to competition in this year's Manning Cup.Anthony Patrick, coach of the triumphant team, is hoping that the win in the INSPORT tournament will be a...

Published:Wednesday | September 6, 2017 | 9:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Having seen the level of play at the recent Mini-Cadet and Pre-Cadet Championships in Kingston, Teddy Matthews, president of the Caribbean Region Table Tennis Federation (CRTTF), is filled with optimism and believes the tournament augurs well for...

Published:Tuesday | September 5, 2017 | 9:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Elaine Thompson is the top earner from the just-concluded IAAF Diamond League. According to the Track Stats Internet website, the 24-year-old Thompson raced to a total Diamond League prize money of US$134,000 (approximately J$17.2 million). Thompson...

Published:Sunday | September 3, 2017 | 9:00 AMHubert Lawrence

The 2017 track and field season is winding down, but Caniggia Raynor, holder of Jamaica's hammer throw record, is looking ahead.Raynor has his sights set on the 2019 World Championships with next year's Commonwealth Games as his immediate goal. With...

Published:Saturday | September 2, 2017 | 9:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Kevin Nedrick, the exciting throws prospect from Petersfield High School, has left the island to take up a scholarship in the United States. With his high-school eligibility complete, Nedrick has journeyed to Kansas, and he is now a student at...

Published:Wednesday | August 30, 2017 | 8:16 AMHubert Lawrence

Liana Campbell has emerged from two weeks of regional competition and exposure as a table tennis player on the rise. Her fine work has earned her a trip to an International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) training camp in Paraguay. Her coach, Richard...

Published:Sunday | August 27, 2017 | 8:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Liana Campbell kept Jamaica's flag flying high on the last day of the Caribbean Region Mini and Pre-Cadet Table Tennis Championships, held at the National Arena.On a day dominated by players from the Dominican Republic, Campbell pinged her way to...

Published:Saturday | August 26, 2017 | 8:10 AMHubert Lawrence

The Caribbean Region Table Tennis Federation Mini and Pre-Cadet Championships come to a climax today inside Kingston's National Arena. Play starts at 9 a.m. with titles at stake in singles and doubles in Under-11 and 13 categories. ...

Published:Friday | August 25, 2017 | 8:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Jamaica's team achiev-ements in the Caribbean Region Table Tennis Federation Mini and Pre-Cadet Championship has been predicted to be very good.That's the view of Jamaica's Japanese coach Satoshi Takashima. Speaking on Wednesday at the National...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 8:12 AMHubert Lawrence

If you still don't understand why Jamaica won only four medals at the recent World Championships, one look back at the men's 400 metres hurdles will solve the mystery. Review that event and everything will be clear to you. Be warned, though. A...

Published:Thursday | August 24, 2017 | 8:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Trinidad and Tobago dominated the 2016 Caribbean Region Table Tennis Federation Mini and Pre-Cadet Championship, but this year's renewal is a different story.On Tuesday, at the National Arena, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic bumped Trinidad and...

Published:Sunday | August 20, 2017 | 8:00 AMHubert Lawrence

There's no single reason for Jamaica's modest medal take at the IAAF World Championships in London. Instead, the vectors acting against Jamaican success include untimely injury, inclement weather and unexpected reversals for two proven champions.The...

Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AMHubert Lawrence

When Jamaica placed third in the women's 4x100 metres at the World Championships in London, a major milestone was attained. The bronze medal made the 4x100m the World Championships event in which Jamaica has been most successful. Previously, there...

Published:Wednesday | August 9, 2017 | 8:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Gillian Russell-Love, the 1998 Commonwealth 100 metre hurdles champion, thinks Jamaica's Danielle Williams will prevent a US sweep in her event at the World Championships in London. Russell-Love's picks for the medals are world record holder Kendra...

Published:Sunday | August 6, 2017 | 8:38 AMHubert Lawrence

At last year's Olympic Games, Wayde Van Niekerk brought the 43 second barrier within reach with a super time of 43.03 seconds. Like many observers, Jamaica's Javon Francis thinks the super South African can go faster. Moreover, Francis is looking...

Published:Friday | August 4, 2017 | 8:13 AMHubert Lawrence

The godfather of the local throws movement Michael Vassell says there are four or five men who could win the discus at the IAAF World Championships. Among them is Jamaica's Fedrick Dacres who, according to Vassell, will do well if he stays focused....

Published:Thursday | August 3, 2017 | 8:00 AMHubert Lawrence

TRACK AND Field News (T&FN), the respected US publication, has once again predicted that Jamaica will win nine medals at the World Championships in London. Posted on the magazine's website on August 1, the predictions follow two previous lists of medal winners and agrees...

Published:Wednesday | August 2, 2017 | 8:13 AMHubert Lawrence

O'Dayne Richards will improve his national shot put record if that is required to win a medal at the World Championships in London. That's the projection from noted Jamaican throws coach Michael Vassell. According to Vassell, Richards will need to...

Published:Monday | July 31, 2017 | 7:00 AMHubert Lawrence

In the early 1990s, Winthrop Graham raced to the forefront of 400m hurdling. During that period, he took his Jamaican record under 48 seconds and won medals at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, and two World Championships. In a sense, Jaheel...

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 7:00 AMHubert Lawrence

TRACK AND Field news, the respected US publication, has lowered its predicted Jamaica medal haul from next month's World Championships in London. The new predicted total is nine, down from 11, with gold medals to be won by Usain Bolt, Elaine...

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 7:00 AMHubert Lawrence

Earlier this month, the respected US publication TRACK AND FIELD NEWS predicted that Jamaica will win 11 medals at the World Championships, which start on August 4 in London.They have now dropped that figure to nine, but Dr Warren Blake, president...

Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 7:18 AMHubert 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...

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