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Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 12:00 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:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 12:00 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 | 12:00 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 | 5:53 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 | 12:00 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...

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 12:00 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:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

AFTER some 48 hours of travelling, Jamaica's athletes to the 10th IAAF World Youth Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, arrived in that country early yesterday morning Jamaica time and are settling in well before Wednesday's start.The party of 34, which...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

LAUSANNE, Switzerland:Jamaicans rise to any occasion worldwide and they are able to make a big impact in any situation they choose.One Jamaican who is making a big and positive impact overseas is 26-year-old Alec Wilson, who is the fastest man...

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

LAUSANNE, Switzerland:OLYMPIC champion and 400 metres world-record holder Wayde van Niekerk delighted a packed stadium at the Lausanne Diamond League meet yesterday with a world-leading 43.62 seconds to win the men's one-lap event.The South African...

Published:Thursday | July 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

LAUSANNE, Switzerland:One of the highest-profile athletes in Lausanne for today's Diamond League meet is the South African Wayde van Niekerk. It is therefore no surprise that he has been getting the most attention since his arrival on Monday.At...

Published:Thursday | July 6, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

LAUSANNE, Switzerland:THE weather is great, and the performances are expected to be at a high level at today's Lausanne Diamond League meet, which has attracted several of the world's top track and field stars.Several athletes are now well rested...

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

LAUSANNE, Switzerland:Ristananna Tracy, the only Jamaican who will face the starter at tomorrow's Lausanne Diamond League, will be aiming to better her 54.49 seconds season's best for the 400 metres hurdles.The Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games 400m...

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

Olympic 110-metres hurdles champion Omar McLeod is back to his best after a rare defeat at the Paris Diamond League last Saturday.McLeod won his pet event in a meet record 12.96 seconds yesterday at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial Athletics Grand Prix...

Published:Monday | July 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

PARIS, France:Shericka Jackson has been the country's top female quarter miler for the past two years after winning bronze in the one-lap event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships and the Rio Olympic Games last year.Normally a slow starter to her...

Published:Monday | July 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

PARIS, France:One of, if not the biggest performance at Saturday's IAAF Diamond League Meet at the Stade Charlety in Paris, France, came from someone whom it was least expected from in the form of Jamaica's Ronald Levy. He scored a major upset in...

Published:Monday | July 3, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

PARIS, France:FOLLOWING her victory on Saturday in the Women's 400m sprint in Paris, Novlene Williams-Mills, with 20 points, is now the leader in the one-lap event for females in the IAAF Diamond League series, a title she has already won in her...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

PARIS, France:One of the season's most improved athletes, sprint hurdler Ronald Levy, surprised a class field yesterday to win the 110 metres hurdles at yesterday's seventh leg of the Diamond League series at the Charlety Stadium in Paris.Levy's...

Published:Sunday | July 2, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

PARIS, France:Omar McLeod revealed after his Diamond League 110 metres hurdles race in Paris yesterday that he was not at his best physically when he faced the starter.In the semi-final, McLeod clocked 13.13 seconds to win his heat, but come the...

Published:Saturday | July 1, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

PARIS, France:Olympic champions Elaine Thompson and Omar McLeod will lead 11 Jamaicans into action today when the seventh leg of the IAAF Diamond League series continues with the Meeting de Paris leg at Stade Charlety in Paris.Both Thompson and...

Published:Friday | June 30, 2017 | 12:13 AMRaymond Graham

PARIS, France: American Christian Taylor has dominated the men’s triple jump for more than three years and has gone over 18 metres twice, 18.21m when winning the world title two years ago in Beijing and 18.11m at the Eugene Diamond League...

Published:Friday | June 30, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

PARIS, France: There is a real buzz at the Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel Hotel here in Paris ahead of tomorrow's Diamond League.When the seventh meet of the Diamond League series gets under way tomorrow, a lot of fireworks is expected inside the...

Published:Tuesday | June 27, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

ANY athlete would have been happy about posting a personal best in their respective events, but this was not the case for National Senior 100m hurdles champion Danielle Williams, who clocked a career best of 12.56 seconds to regain her title she won...

Published:Monday | June 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

New national men's 400m champion Nathon Allen said that he set out to prove critics of the overseas collegiate system wrong with his big win at the JAAA National Athletics Championships at the National Stadium last night.The most anticipated event...

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