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Published:Friday | August 13, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Maurice Wignall, the dean of Jamaican sprint hurdlers, says the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) was right to pick Hansle Parchment, Ronald Levy and Damion Thomas for the 110m hurdles at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan....

Published:Monday | August 2, 2021 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When Karsten Warholm of Norway broke the 29-year-old world record in the 400m hurdles, he affirmed a prediction made two years ago by Jamaican coach Okeile Stewart. However, even though Warholm has won the last two World Athletics Championships...

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s medal winning streak in the women’s 400-metre hurdles could continue in Tokyo when the Olympic track and field programme begins. This is according to Okeile Stewart, who coached Rushell Clayton to third place at the 2019 World...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Hansle Parchment knows what’s at stake in Tokyo. That’s the assessment from his coach, Fitz Coleman, who says the tall 31-year-old 110m hurdler wants to perform when Athletics at the Olympic Games get under way later this week. Parchment is...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Five years ago, Fedrick Dacres opened Jamaica’s track and field campaign at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He will play the same role today, but he is no longer a naive newcomer. Instead, Dacres is one of the finest discus throwers in the...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2021 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

With Jamaica’s top male quarter-milers suffering injuries this year, the nation’s 4x400m relay effort at the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, may need reinforcements. If the search for speed locates 400m hurdler Jaheel Hyde, he will answer the call....

Published:Monday | July 26, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Tyquendo Tracey, the national 100m champion, is ready to speed in Tokyo, when the Olympic track and field competition begins. Now 28, Tracey has the normal motivation that abides in the mind of international athletes, but there is something else...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The world record in the women’s sprint relay could fall to Jamaica in the upcoming Olympic Games. That expert opinion comes from 2004 Olympic 4x100 gold medallist Sherone Simpson. She believes Jamaica’s top four women – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce,...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s medal-winning streak in the women’s 400m hurdles could continue in Tokyo when the Olympic track and field programme begins. So says Swept Track Club head coach Okeile Stewart, who coached Rushell Clayton to third place at the 2019 World...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2021 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Scroll down the 2021 400m hurdles performance list and you’ll see the name Jaheel Hyde in the number seven slot after his personal best of 48.18 seconds at last month’s National Senior Championships (Trials). Hyde plans to prove that ranking is...

Published:Tuesday | July 20, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s best chance of an Olympic medal in the hurdling events will come in the men’s 110m event. That is the forecast from 1998 Commonwealth 100m hurdles winner Gillian Russell-Love. However, the Olympian ranks Grant Holloway, the American who...

Published:Thursday | July 15, 2021 | 5:54 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Elaine Thompson Herah will be far more comfortable with the Olympic sprint schedule than she was at the 2019 World Athletics Championships. That’s the insight from 2008 Olympic 100m runner-up Sherone Simpson. She says that rest days between the...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Coaching by MVP Track Club maestro Stephen Francis helped Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce become a super sprinter, and now subtle technical changes have the four-time 100m World champion running faster than ever. The 2008 and 2012 Olympic 100m champion,...

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaicans are expecting a big performance from its fast crew of female sprinters at the upcoming Olympics, and 2008 100m silver medallist Sherone Simpson agrees. Simpson can see Jamaica winning two medals in the 100m and two more in the 200m when...

Published:Tuesday | July 6, 2021 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Sprint icons Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce are not only role models for the next generation of Jamaican sprinters. American Ronnie Baker and Marie-Josée Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast expressed their admiration for both sprinters in Stockholm,...

Published:Monday | July 5, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Damion Thomas took gold in the 110m hurdles at the last World Athletics Under-20 Championships and the prospects for another medal-winning performance are trending upward. Vashaun Vascianna sparkled on Sunday last week at the National Junior...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2021 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When Shericka Jackson crossed the line in second place in the 200 metres on Sunday at the National Senior Championships inside the National Stadium, she completed a rarely accomplished hat-trick. Her time of 21.82 seconds made her the 10th woman in...

Published:Monday | June 28, 2021 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

After a recent win over a key rival and with her training going well, Natoya Goule is in line for a shot at an Olympic medal in the 800m. A day after she won her event at the National Senior Championships, Goule agreed that a win over top American...

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The Tokyo Olympics could be the stage for Jamaica to make history in the 100m hurdles. That’s the opinion of David Riley, head coach at Excelsior High School, who believes that this week’s National Championships will select a very strong crew of...

Published:Friday | June 25, 2021 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The final race of the recent NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships revealed a new candidate for Jamaica’s powerful women’s 4x400m squad: Charokee Young. The former Hydel High School captain produced the relay leg of her life to help Texas A...

Published:Wednesday | June 16, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Discus thrower Roje Stona and high jumper Lamara Distin emerged from last week’s NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, with silver medals. Both set personal bests in Eugene, with Stona reaching 61.94 metres and Distin clearing 1.90 metres...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:17 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and her national 100 metre record of 10.63 seconds have been described as amazing by none other than Dina Asher-Smith, the Briton, who finished second to her in the 100m at the 2019 World Championships. Asher-Smith says the...

Published:Thursday | June 10, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Sprint hurdlers Omar McLeod and Megan Tapper will carry Jamaican hopes today in the Florence Golden Gala Diamond League meet. Both will face quality fields as they ready themselves for the National Senior Championships and the Olympic Games in...

Published:Monday | June 7, 2021 | 12:14 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The big run by Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce at the third leg of the JOA/JAAA Olympic Destiny Series is proof that the four-time World 100m champion is on the rise. That’s the analysis from her coach, Reynaldo Walcott, who is delighted that the star...

Published:Thursday | June 3, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

At the same meet where sprint sensation Briana Williams lowered her national under 20 100 metre record to 10.98 seconds, Jamaica’s stocks in the women’s 400 metre hurdles rose significantly. Leading the way was Ronda Whyte, who produced the second...

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