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Published:Monday | December 30, 2019 | 1:32 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Some Jamaicans have already achieved the qualifying standards for next year’s Olympic track and field competition. That’s because of a change made to the period in which athletes can attain the standards. In a revision of previous policy, the...

Published:Monday | December 30, 2019 | 12:56 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Wayne Pinnock and Kevona Davis will be on centre stage during the 2020 high school athletics season with good reason. Pinnock, the excellent Kingston College long jumper and hurdler, and Davis, the bright sprint prospect from Edwin Allen High...

Published:Saturday | December 21, 2019 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Michael Frater is back on the track, but the three-time Olympian has swapped his spikes for the coaching chair. Frater is assisting the male sprinters at St Jago High School, and he hopes to put them on the path to success. “Anyone who knows me...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:31 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Add Michael Frater to the list of those worried about the state of men’s sprinting in Jamaica. The retired speed stalwart thinks one fix is for our young sprinters to go to college to gain experience before they become professionals. “I’m very...

Published:Wednesday | December 18, 2019 | 12:25 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

In March, Courtney Lawrence won the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys’ and Girls’ Championships Athletics Championships Class One shot put after three years of trying. Now, the Cloud County Junior College freshman is learning how to compete at the next level...

Published:Monday | December 16, 2019 | 12:30 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

New national badminton champion Matthew Lee is readying himself for a busy 2020 on the court and in the classroom. Winner of his first Jamaica men’s singles title in November, Lee will focus on international tournaments, including the Jamaica...

Published:Saturday | December 14, 2019 | 12:19 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When Megan Tapper settled into the blocks for the 100-metre hurdles final in Doha at the 17th World Championships, she was on the cusp of her greatest accomplishment in track and field. Sadly, a twitchy start left her in tears, with the other...

Published:Thursday | December 12, 2019 | 12:32 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

After a successful 2019 season, 100 metre hurdler Megan Tapper has bright hopes for next year. Tapper, a World Championship finalist, is up for the challenge she will face against a Jamaican hurdles contingent she describes as brilliant. The 25-...

Published:Monday | December 2, 2019 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Experienced sports journalist Lance Whittaker believes that the next generation of track and field stars will have to become friends of the camera. Whittaker, who was the guest speaker at the recent launch of the 17th Heart Institute of the...

Published:Friday | November 29, 2019 | 12:30 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

“Jamaica could once again have great runners at 800m.” That’s the view of Derek Thompson, the Jamaican who coached Raevyn Rogers and Ajee Wilson to silver and bronze medals in the women’s 800m at the recent World Championships in Doha, Qatar....

Published:Friday | November 22, 2019 | 12:38 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

A Jamaican is among the world’s best coaches in the women’s 800m. That’s because Kingston native Derek Thompson tutored the United States pair of Raeven Rogers and Ajee Wilson to second and third in the recent World Championships, held in Doha,...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:40 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

“A travesty.” That’s how Jamaica’s 2005 triple jump world champion Trecia Smith has described the recent cuts to the range of events contested on the Diamond League circuit. The national record holder said the cuts will restrict fans to seeing the...

Published:Tuesday | November 19, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The recent changes made to the format of schoolboy football are being keenly watched. ISSA president Keith Wellington says his organisation will appraise the effect of the changes, which include the reduction in games played by the top teams and...

Published:Saturday | November 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Trecia Smith, Jamaica’s 2005 World triple jump champion, was delighted to see the nation’s performances in the jumps at the 17th IAAF World Championships. Smith says Tajay Gayle, winner of the long jump there, could become a superstar. “Like...

Published:Thursday | November 7, 2019 | 12:28 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Mike Fray, a two-time individual Olympic finalist, died on Wednesday morning in Kingston in an apparent suicide. Police are investigating the circumstances of his death, which appeared to be caused by hanging. Fray, who had injured a shoulder...

Published:Monday | October 28, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican surge in the throwing events could hit the skids without financial support for athletes. That is a nagging worry for Julian Robinson, who coached Fedrick Dacres to a silver medal at the recent IAAF World Championships in Doh, Qatar. “...

Published:Saturday | October 26, 2019 | 12:15 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Newly crowned 400m world champion Steven Gardiner says the world record may fall next year. Gardiner, the 6’5” Bahamian, believes a race with Olympic champion and world record holder Wayde van Niekerk and the fastest man in the world over the...

Published:Monday | October 14, 2019 | 12:34 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Danniel Thomas-Dodd could soon be putting the shot past 20m on a regular basis. That’s the view of Julian Robinson, who watched her win a historic silver medal at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Thomas-Dodd landed a disallowed throw...

Published:Saturday | October 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Gillian Russell-Love, the 1998 Commonwealth 100m hurdles champion, is backing Danielle Williams to do well in Doha, Qatar, at the IAAF World Championships. Russell-Love, a finalist in the world event in 1995, thinks that the difficulties Williams...

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 12:13 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Britain’s Dina Asher-Smith has emerged as a threat in the women’s sprints and some observers have begun to believe that she could win the 200m at the IAAF World Championships in Doha. Among them is 1997 World men’s 200m champion Ato Boldon....

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Even though Akeem Bloomfield has taken the long route to being selected to run the 400m at this week’s IAAF World Championships, sprint analyst Ato Boldon thinks the tall Jamaican has a shot at a medal. Boldon has picked US star Michael Norman to...

Published:Monday | September 23, 2019 | 12:25 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When respected United States (US) publication Track and Field News made its World Championships predictions in July, it gave Jamaica 10 medals. Now, on the eve of the meet, its latest look at the future has Jamaica getting 13 medals. The new...

Published:Tuesday | September 17, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jonathon Edwards of Britain and Ukrainian Inessa Kravets set the world records in the triple at the 1995 World Championships in Goteborg, Sweden. Jamaican jumps expert David Riley thinks both marks could fall in Doha when the 17th World...

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:14 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

With Jamaica’s Akeem Bloomfield now selected to compete in Doha, Qatar, at the 17th IAAF World Championships, a great men’s 400m field will clash when the meet begins on September 28. Bloomfield’s presence will run the number of Doha-bound sub-44-...

Published:Saturday | September 14, 2019 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Excelsior High School cranked up its effort in track and field this week with the dedication of a new, improved gymnasium. Named the ‘Equator’ by students in the 1960s, the expanded facility now houses a wide range of modern weight-training...

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