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Published:Wednesday | August 16, 2017 | 8:00 AMRaymond Graham

The 16th IAAF World Championships is now history. It is one which fans of local track and field will want to forget as quickly as possible as Jamaica walked away with just four medals - one gold and three bronze - to finish 16th overall.This is...

Published:Tuesday | August 1, 2017 | 8:00 AMRaymond Graham

YEARS ago, Jamaica's female sprint hurdlers were forces to be reckoned with at the international level as the likes of Brigitte Foster-Hylton, Delloreen Ennis-London, Dionne Rose-Henley, Michelle Freeman, and Lacena Golding-Clarke were right there...

Published:Sunday | July 30, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

It's Usain Bolt's final IAAF World Championships, and he should sign off with gold in the men's 100 metres.Despite a low-keyed season where he has only competed three times, with only one sub-10 seconds, 9.95, in Monaco, Bolt will not be beaten and...

Published:Saturday | July 29, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

TWO years ago at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, Jamaica walked away with 12 medals seven gold, two silver and three bronze to finish second on the medals table, behind Kenya with 16.It was a steady improvement by the country as two...

Published:Monday | July 24, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

Jamaica picked up two more medals on yesterday's final day of competition of the 19th Pan American Junior Championships in Trujillo, Peru, as Petersfield High's Kevin Nedrick and the Boys 4x400m relay team mined silver. The country ended the meet...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

Athletes from Sprintec Track Club, already in London for next month''s IAAF World Championships, were in action at the Loughborough Permit Meet yesterday.Five athletes - Ronda Whyte, Natasha Morrison, Yanique Thompson, Aneisha McLaughlin, and Demish...

Published:Sunday | July 23, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

Christopher Taylor clocked an impressive 20.38 seconds to mine gold in the 200 metres at the XIX Junior Pan American Championships in Trujillo, Peru, yesterday.Overall, Jamaica picked up three more medals on yesterday's second day to add to the two...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 7:43 PMRaymond Graham

Christopher Taylor won Jamaica's first gold medal at the X1X Junior Pan Am Championships in Trujillo, Peru today.     Competing in the half lap event for the first time at an international meet, the Taylor clocked...

Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

Tissana Hickling and Kevin Nedrick won medals for Jamaica on yesterday's opening day of the Junior Pan Am Championships in Trujillo, Peru.Hickling picked up silver in the girls' long jump after finishing second with 6.36m metres. America Tara Davis...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 7:27 PMRaymond Graham

Five Jamaicans, led by overseas-based sprint hurdler Damion Thomas, have advanced to the finals of their events set for later today following competition in today's morning first session of the X1X  Junior Pan Am Championships in Trujillo...

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

WITHOUT a doubt, Janieve 'Jellyfish' Russell has been the country's most consistent and top women's 400m hurdler this season. However, in three weeks, at the World Championships, Russell will have to watch that race from the stands or at home, as...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

Rabat, Morocco:ON a night when there were mixed results for Jamaican athletes here on the 10th leg of the IAAF Diamond League, the very dependable Elaine Thompson shone the brightest as she stretched her 100m wins to 14 in a row, capturing another...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

Hurdler Sanique Walker bagged silver for Jamaica on the penultimate day of competition at the 10th IAAF World Under-18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, yesterday.Walker finished second in the 400 metres hurdles in 58.27 to lift Jamaica to seventh...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

RABAT, Morocco:OLYMPIC champion Elaine Thompson will lead the charge for Jamaica at today's Diamond League meet in Rabat, Morocco.It's the tenth in the series and 14 Jamaicans will be in action in a meet where eight reigning Olympic champions will...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 7:16 AMRaymond Graham

Raymond Graham, Gleaner Writer RABAT, Morocco: Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake is reassuring fans that he will be ready for next month's World Championships in London, England, after his withdrawal from tomorrow's IAAF Diamond League meet in...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 7:09 AMRaymond Graham

Raymond Graham, Gleaner Writer Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake will not face the starter in the men's 100m at Sunday's IAAF Diamond League meet in Rabat, Morocco due to a right groin injury. Speaking from the official meet hotel, the...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 7:03 AMRaymond Graham

The ninth Diamond League event of the season rolls into Morocco tomorrow with the staging of the Meeting International Mohammed V1 Athletisme de Rabat, with the women's 400 metres again taking centre stage.Rarely seen in the 400 metres this season,...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

RABAT, Morocco:EUROPE has not been kind to Ristananna Tracey so far this season, with the Rio Olympics 400m hurdles finalist finding herself at the rear of the field in back-to-back races in Lausanne and London.Tracey, now running on a different...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

THE Jamaican camp in Nairobi had a lot to cheer for yesterday as Petersfield High's Antonio Watson and Calabar's De'Jour Russell captured gold in the final two track events on the day the boys 400 metres and 110 metres hurdles, to give the country...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

RABAT, Morocco:AFTER injury struggles for over two years, 2011 World 100 metres champion Yohan Blake has been showing good form this season.Blake, who has recorded three successive sub-10 seconds runs this year, says he is ready for a great...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

There was a major upset on yesterday's second day of competition at the IAAF World Under-18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.Jamaica's Kevona Davis, the overwhelming favourite in the girls' 100 metres, was surprised in the final of the event by...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

On a day described as "very challenging" by head coach Michael Carr, Jamaica picked up their first medal at the 10th IAAF World Under-18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, when Tyreke Wilson bagged bronze in the 100 metres.Wilson clocked 10.65 seconds...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 7:53 AMRaymond Graham

It was a good opening session for Jamaican athletes at the 10th IAAF World Under 18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, as four of five athletes involved advanced to the next round of the competition in their respective events. Tyreke...

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

Eleven of Jamaica's youth athletes will be in action when the first day of competition of the 10th and final staging of the IAAF World Under-18 Championships get underway in Nairobi, Kenya 1:30am tomorrow, Jamaica time.Six countries, including the...

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

After five successful years playing for the Southern Steel in New Zealand), experienced senior Sunshine Girl ace shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid will not return next season. Instead, she will be plying her trade in the Suncorp Super League in Australia...

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