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Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:13 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

TOKYO, Japan: Jamaican middle-distance standard-bearer Natoya Goule believes that she is in the shape of her life and after easing to a comfortable victory in yesterday’s women’s 800 metres heats at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the Tokyo Olympic...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:12 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

TOKYO, Japan: Retired sprinter Usain Bolt is eyeing a return to track and field but at a much slower pace. Bolt, who hung up his spikes after the 2017 World Championships in London after a decade of dominance that saw him mine eight Olympic and 11...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:08 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

TOKYO, Japan: Defending double Olympic sprint champion, Elaine Thompson-Herah, admitted that it will be difficult for herself and the other Jamaican sprinters who are doubling at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to compete in the heats of the women’s...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

TOKYO, Japan: This has been anything but a straightforward and comfortable build-up to the Olympic Games by discus star Fedrick Dacres. Dacres, who won the silver medal at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, has had to deal with...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

TOKYO, Japan: On the back of Jamaica’s historic participation in the judo competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) President Christopher Samuda says the organisation aims to expand the country’s footprint in...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:05 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

TOKYO, Japan: Jamaican sprinter Tyquendo Tracey has no doubts that he is better than his 9.96 seconds personal best and is hoping to put the perfect race together at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and spring a surprise in the 100m event. It has been...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

TOKYO, Japan: With track and field action set to take centre stage at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games starting on Friday (Thursday night Jamaica time), Jamaica’s coaches and management team are still scratching their heads about the composition of the...

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

TOKYO, Japan: With a personal best that takes her closer to that 15m barrier, World Championships silver medal winning triple jumper Shanieka Ricketts is heading into the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in the best shape of her life and primed for further...

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2021 | 12:08 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

TOKYO, Japan: With a number of medal magnets missing from Jamaica’s track and field team for the first time since the country’s golden era began in 2008, one of the island’s youngest groups to an Olympic Games will be charged with maintaining the...

Published:Tuesday | July 27, 2021 | 12:08 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

TOKYO, Japan: It was not the spectacle she was hoping to produce, but for Jamaican gymnast Danusia Francis, 11 seconds and a few skills on the lower bar, during the artistic gymnastics competition inside the Ariake Gymnastics Centre at the Tokyo...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

TOKYO, Japan: Jamaican swimming star Alia Atkinson rued the absence of spectators at the Tokyo 2020 and believes that not winning a medal at the Olympic Games over her career does not change her legacy in the sport. Atkinson yesterday failed to...

Published:Monday | July 26, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

TOKYO, Japan: One of the most impactful swimmers of the last few years looks set to walk away from the sport, as barrier-breaking Jamaican Alia Atkinson was left to contemplate retirement after missing out on a spot in the semi-finals of the women’...

Published:Saturday | July 24, 2021 | 12:10 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

TOKYO, Japan: Despite suffering a complete tear of the meniscus during a recent training session, essentially crushing her Tokyo 2020 ambitions, Jamaican middle distance athlete Aisha Praught-Leer says she remains grateful that she will still be...

Published:Saturday | July 24, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

TOKYO, Japan: Jamaican gymnast Danusia Francis’ Olympic dream suffered a major shock after she suffered a knee injury, which has ruled her out of the artistic gymnastics competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Francis, who first announced the news...

Published:Saturday | July 24, 2021 | 12:09 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

TOKYO, Japan: In 2016, then 19-year-old Jaheel Hyde seemingly had the world at his fingertips. With each cleared barrier and purposeful stride on the track, the 400m hurdler seemed to be darting closer to fulfilling the lofty expectations that was...

Published:Saturday | July 24, 2021 | 12:08 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

TOKYO, Japan: For a number of Jamaicans living in Tokyo, the arrival of the rescheduled Olympic Games has provided an opportunity to get a glimpse of what things used to be like before the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to connect with their...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

President of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) Christopher Samuda has welcomed the decision by the International Olympic Committee to relax its position on athlete activism at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. He, however, encourages that the...

Published:Friday | July 2, 2021 | 12:12 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

American track and field officials are hoping to have star sprinter Sha’Carri Richardson available for the 4x100m at this month’s Olympic Games in Tokyo after she was slapped with a one-month suspension for testing positive for cannabis at the...

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2021 | 12:07 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Legendary coach Stephen Francis has warned that sprinter Elaine Thompson Herah is in the best shape of her career, heading into the National Senior Championships, which gets under way inside the National Stadium today. Thompson Herah, the reigning...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2021 | 12:13 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Fast-rising sprint hurdler Rasheed Broadbell will not be competing at this week's Jamaica Athletics Administrative Associations (JAAA) National Senior Championships, after receiving a medical exemption, for an injury suffered on Saturday morning,...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2021 | 12:12 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Jamaica’s top athletes will again command the attention of the world when the National Senior Championships get underway inside the National Stadium starting tomorrow. However, as the battle for Tokyo 2020 Olympics places take centre stage, the...

Published:Wednesday | June 23, 2021 | 12:08 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

The last time 400m hurdler Ronda Whyte tried to make an Olympic team, an injury just before the National Senior Championships led to an eighth-place finish in the local trials and a missed opportunity to compete on the greatest sporting stage....

Published:Tuesday | June 22, 2021 | 12:13 PMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Fast-rising sprint hurdler Rasheed Broadbell will not be competing at this week's Jamaica Athletics Administrative Associations (JAAA) National Senior Championships, after receiving a medical exemption, for an injury suffered on Saturday morning,...

Published:Thursday | May 20, 2021 | 12:16 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Jamaica has lost yet another iconic track and field figure following yesterday’s passing of Olympian Neville Myton, who lost his long battle with cancer. He was 74 years old. Myton, who represented Jamaica at the 1964 Olympic Games in Tokyo, where...

Published:Thursday | November 26, 2020 | 12:17 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Argentina’s Ambassador to Jamaica, Luis del Solar, described legendary footballer Diego Maradona as a global treasure and an icon that will continue to inspire despite his passing. Maradona died at home yesterday in Buenos Aires from a heart...

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