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Stories by Rachid Parchment

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

National senior men's football team assistant coach Jerome Waite has backed the Reggae Boyz to bounce back from their defeat in the Scotiabank CFU Caribbean Cup final to CuraÁao, with a better performance in next month's CONCACAF Gold Cup.Jamaica...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Justin Sirgany is a 15 year old go kart and Formula 4 (F4) driver, who hopes to make it further up the divisions and drive for a Formula 1 (F1) team someday.Speed has been a concept familiar to Justin from an early age as he is a third-generation...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 12:42 AMRachid Parchment

Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) presidential candidate Vishu Tolan has said that if elected, more staff will be employed to meet the needs of the association.Tolan, who is the current JOA first vice president, will be running against the body's...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 8:30 PMRachid Parchment

Rachid Parchment, Gleaner Writer Jamaica's Reggae Boyz secured their spot in the Caribbean Football Union Caribbean Cup final with a 4-2 penalty win over French Guiana in Fort-De-France, Martinique last night. The defending champions, who are...

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 12:24 AMRachid Parchment

Former national men's senior football team head coach Winfried Schaefer says his former assistant, Miguel Coley should replace Vin Blaine as the Jamaica Football Federation's (JFF) director of football.Blaine recently left the role to take up a...

Published:Tuesday | June 20, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Veteran rally driver Jeffrey Panton has said his co-driver Michael Fennell Jr's pace notes were key to their victory in the recently staged SOL Rally Barbados this month. Panton and Fennell, in their Ford Focus WRC (World Rally Championship) rally...

Published:Monday | June 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

World-leading discus thrower Fedrick Dacres kept his good momentum in 2017 going with his first IAAF Diamond League meet win, as he claimed the Stockholm leg with a throw of 68.36m yesterday.Dacres, who threw the third-farthest distance so far this...

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Young local boxer Kestna Davis, who recently made his professional debut, has remained silent on whether he will be signing with I Fight Promotions, despite receiving new equipment from the brand at the Wray and Nephew Contender event at the Chinese...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

I Fight Promotions head, Chris Joy, has said that 2016 Wray & Nephew Contender Series champion, DeMarcus 'Chop Chop' Corley, will be returning to Jamaica as a main eventer on a soon-to-be announced fight night to be staged by the company...

Published:Saturday | June 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Returning Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) President Dr Walton Small has said that as part of his mandate for his sixth successive term, he will ensure that three new panels be created to streamline the functions of the organisation...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 2:22 PMRachid Parchment

Rachid Parchment, Gleaner Writer Dr. Walton Small was returned as President of the Inter Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) after voting was held in the body's Annual General Meeting at the Terra Nova Hotel today. St. Elizabeth...

Published:Friday | June 16, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

While Edwin Allen sprinter Kevona Davis did not get a sprint double in the Class 3 Girls 100m and 200m sprints at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Championship because of her false start in the 100m final, she said that it helped to motivate...

Published:Thursday | June 15, 2017 | 12:03 AMRachid Parchment

Richard 'Frog' Holmes booked his spot in the semi final of the Wray and Nephew Contender series with a win by unanimous decision over Canadian Frank Cotroni at the Chinese Benevolent Association Auditorium last night. Holmes had the...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 10:22 PMRachid Parchment

The legendary Usain St Leo Bolt said goodbye to the National Stadium in fine style, when he left the rest of the field in his wake in the 100m Salute To A Legend race at the JN Grand Prix this evening. Bolt clocked 10.03 ahead of Javaughn...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 10:07 PMRachid Parchment

Wayde van Niekerk set a world leading time of 19.84 seconds while winning the men's 200m at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium tonight. The South African 400m world record holder was in complete control, ahead of Rasheed Dwyer,...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 9:47 PMRachid Parchment

Great Britain's Mo Farah delighted the National Stadium when he won the Men's 3,000m at the JN Racers Grand Prix earlier this evening. Farah chased Australian Pat Tierman until the last 250m of the race and clocked a time of 7:41.20...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 9:40 PMRachid Parchment

Willy Tarbei pulled off one of the talking points of the night when he pipped world record holder David Rudisha on the line to win the Men's 800m at the JN Racers Grand Prix earlier this evening. Tarbei finished in 1:44.86 ahead of his Kenyan...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 7:21 PMRachid Parchment

Sharika Nelvis of the USA was the winner of a nail biting Women's 100m Hurdles at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium this evening. She clocked 12.78 seconds to win ahead of Jamaican and World Champion Danielle Williams, who...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 7:01 PMRachid Parchment

Jamaican Dawna-Lee Loney got the action started on the track with a win in the Women's 400m 'A' Race at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium. Loney clocked a time of 52.05 seconds to take the win. She finished ahead of...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

American 200m icon Allyson Felix has said that she is pleased with the depth of talent currently being showcased in the event, in recent times.Speaking at the official press conference ahead of tonight's JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Usain Bolt has told Canadian sprinter Andre De Grasse to rethink any expectations he has of beating him any time soon.De Grasse has been mentioned in recent times as one of the upcoming sprinters to lead the sport forward when the world's fastest...

Published:Saturday | June 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

Kimberly Williamson has said that she is optimistic that tonight is the night that she qualifies for the IAAF World Championships, when she competes in the women's high jump at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium this evening.Williamson...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

World's fastest man, Usain Bolt, has said that he is looking forward to what he expects to be an emotional send-off when he runs his final race on home soil at the JN Racers Grand Prix at the National Stadium tomorrow.Bolt shared the stage with...

Published:Friday | June 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRachid Parchment

David Rudisha, the holder of the world record in the 800 metres set at the London Olympics in 2012, says that the recent terror attacks in the city will not deter him or other athletes from going and giving their best at the IAAF World Championships...

Published:Thursday | June 8, 2017 | 12:39 AMRachid Parchment

Multiple Olympic and World Championship gold medallist David Rudisha, who arrived in the island yesterday for Saturday's JN Racers Grand Prix, has said that he is happy to be a part of the celebration of Usain Bolt, who he describes as a "...

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