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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...

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

For the small crowd at the National Stadium on Saturday watching the third day of the JAAA National Senior Championships, it was a special moment for them, as in the final event of the night, they witnessed the fastest-ever Men's 110m hurdles race...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 10:50 AMRaymond Graham

New national 110 metres record holder, Omar McLeod, has revealed that he fell short of his target at the National Stadium on Saturday night. The 2016 Olympic champion who clocked 12.90 seconds to erase the 12.94 set by Hansle Parchment in 2014...

Published:Sunday | June 25, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

World leader Fedrick Dacres continued his good form this season with a 66.52 metres throw to win the men's discus title at the JAAA National Senior Championships yesterday."I felt a bit flat today, but I am happy for the win as the focus is the...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 12:40 AMRaymond Graham

EDWIN Allen High's Kevona Davis and Calabar High's Tyreke Wilson were in sparkling form on yesterday's first day of the JAAA National Junior Championships as both raced to impressive winning times in the Under 18 100 metres.Davis won her event in a...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 12:38 AMRaymond Graham

SPRINTEC Track Club's Ronda Whyte created a massive upset in the women's 400 metres hurdles final last night at the JAAA National Senior Championships inside the National Stadium.Whyte who entered the event as a big outsider won going away in a...

Published:Saturday | June 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

Coach Stephen Francis says there were no plans for Elaine Thompson to double at the upcoming World Championships in London and that her next 100m-200m effort at a major championships will come at the next Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020.With spots...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 10:43 PMRaymond Graham

DOUBLE Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson and 2011 World 100 metres champion, Yohan Blake, were in sizzling form at the JAAA National Senior Championships tonight. Thompson clocked an impressive world leading 10.71...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 1:05 PMRaymond Graham

The men's and women's 100 metres finals will highlight today's second day of the JAAA National Senior Championships at the National Stadium.    The women's final is set for 9 p.m. with the men's to be run off 15...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

ACTION is expected to reach fever pitch when competition on the second day of the JAAA National Senior Championships gets under way today with the staging of three finals in the field and six on the track. The following are the previews of 10...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

Veteran female sprinters Veronica Campbell-Brown and Kerron Stewart, pulled out of the JAAA National Championships yesterday with injuries.Campbell-Brown, the two-time Olympic 200m gold medallist and 2007 World 100m champion, pulled out because of...

Published:Friday | June 23, 2017 | 12:00 AMRaymond Graham

A new champion will be crowned in the men's 400 metres hurdles on today's second day of the JAAA National Championships.Defending champion Annsert Whyte of Racers Track Club failed to advance after finishing fourth in his heat in 50.23 seconds....

Published:Thursday | June 22, 2017 | 12:20 AMRaymond Graham

The hunt for places on Jamaica's team to the IAAF World Championships in London begins today at the National Stadium.General secretary of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Garth Gayle, declared yesterday that all is in place...

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