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Published:Wednesday | September 15, 2021 | 12:12 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Tokyo 2020 100m metres silver medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce continued her impressive form in the event, after clocking a new meet record of 10.78 seconds to win at the Gala Dei Castelli meet in Switzerland yesterday, as she brought the curtain...

Published:Tuesday | September 14, 2021 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Olympic 100m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson will renew her 200m rivalry with Namibia’s Olympic 200m silver medallist Christine Mboma when they meet at the Boris Hanžeković Memorial, a World Athletics Tour meet, in Zagreb, Croatia, today. The...

Published:Wednesday | August 25, 2021 | 12:08 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

ALL EYES will be on Elaine Thompson-Herah again as the world’s fastest woman is down to compete tomorrow at the ninth staging of the Wanda Diamond League in Lausanne, Switzerland, where 10 Jamaicans are scheduled to appear. Undoubtedly, Thompson-Herah...

Published:Monday | August 23, 2021 | 12:08 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Michael Dyke, the man charged with relay duties for Jamaica’s 4x100 metres women’s team at the World Athletics Under-20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, said he had no doubt that the islanders would have “destroyed” the world record in the event....

Published:Monday | August 23, 2021 | 12:08 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’S JUNIOR athletes saved their best performance for yesterday’s final day of competition at the World Athletics Under-20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, finishing with a flurry of medals - seven in total - including a world record in the...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:13 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Tina Clayton maintained Jamaica’s dominance of Women’s 100m sprinting by taking the World Athletics Under-20 crown in Nairobi, Kenya, yesterday. The Edwin Allen High School star, who turned 17 on Tuesday, clocked a personal best of 11.09 seconds,...

Published:Thursday | August 19, 2021 | 12:09 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s junior athletes found the going tough during Day One of the World Athletics U-20 Championships at the Kasarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, yesterday. Many of them failed to advance to the next round of their events although Tina Clayton...

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2021 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

FORMER EXCELSIOR High School female hurdles stand-out, Ackera Nugent, shared some insight into her decision to chart her career in the fast lane of track and field. Nugent, one of five athletes who spoke at a press conference on the eve of the...

Published:Tuesday | August 17, 2021 | 12:08 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’S JUNIOR athletes will begin their hunt for glory at the World Athletics Under-20 Championships as day-one action gets under way inside the Kassarani Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, tomorrow at 1 a.m. (Jamaica time). After a one-year delay due...

Published:Monday | August 16, 2021 | 12:47 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

National track and field coach Michael Dyke says that Jamaica’s junior athletes are now trying to acclimatise to Nairobi, Kenya, ahead of the World Athletics Under-20 Championships. The five-day meet, originally set for six, starts on Wednesday,...

Published:Thursday | August 12, 2021 | 12:06 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

AT THE recent Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, Jamaica’s females dominated the 100 metres as they swept the medals, with Elaine Thompson-Herah winning gold, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, silver and Shericka Jackson, bronze. When Thompson-Herah won the...

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2021 | 12:05 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

SPRINT HURDLER Ackera Nugent and Ralford Mullings are Jamaica’s leading medal hopefuls on a 41-member team named by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) to represent the country at World Athletics Under-20 Championships to be...

Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:12 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

With track and field action now under way at the Tokyo Olympics, several local pundits are predicting a big medal haul for Jamaica’s athletes, with some hoping for an overall double-digit booty to rival the 11 garnered in Beijing in 2008 and Rio in...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2021 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s men will be hoping to emulate their performance of five years ago at the Rio Olympic Games when sprint legend Usain Bolt, with two gold, helped to reel in five overall. Omar McLeod, the 110m hurdler, also won gold, while there was silver...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2021 | 12:09 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

In any major sporting championships there are marquee clashes for which fans eagerly anticipate a gigantic battle. In track and field at the Tokyo Olympics, the women’s 200 metres is that event that will take centre stage. A month ago, it was the...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:07 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’S WOMEN have done well over the years in the 100m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships, with Brigitte Foster-Hylton and Danielle Williams winning gold medals, while Michelle Freeman and Delloreen Ennis-London have also won medals....

Published:Monday | July 19, 2021 | 12:06 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

AT THE 2012 Olympic Games in London, the United States’ 4x100m women’s relay quartet of Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter wrote their names in the record books after clocking a world-record 40.82 seconds to win the...

Published:Saturday | July 17, 2021 | 12:08 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Thirteen years ago, Jamaica’s women created history at the Beijing Games in China as the trio of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart finished 1-2-2 in the final of the 100 metres for gold, silver and silver. The photo...

Published:Thursday | July 15, 2021 | 5:52 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’S male athletes on its Tokyo Olympics team are being accorded a fair chance to deliver medals, even amid a recognition that this is the weakest outfit to represent the country for some time. Led by Usain Bolt’s sprint double success at...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2021 | 12:12 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Reigning Olympic champion Elaine Thompson Herah registered a confidence-boosting win in 22.43 seconds in the women’s 200 metres at yesterday’s Muller British Grand Prix in Gateshead, London. Thompson Herah was sluggish over the first 100m, but was...

Published:Tuesday | July 13, 2021 | 12:08 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson Herah headlines a list of nine Jamaican athletes who will be chasing glory today at the Muller British Grand Prix, the final meet in the Wanda Diamond League Series and last before the Tokyo Olympics. Thompson Herah...

Published:Saturday | July 10, 2021 | 12:09 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

WORLD championships triple jump silver medallist, Shanieka Ricketts, was Jamaica’s only winner at yesterday’s Herculis Wanda Diamond League in Monaco. Ricketts registered a mark of 14.29 metres in a three-way final jump for the event and claimed...

Published:Friday | July 9, 2021 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

National sprint double champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and ace Bahamian sprinter Shaunae Miller-Uibo are set for a monster clash in the women’s 200 metres at the Herculis leg of the Wanda Diamond League Series in Monaco. Both number among the main...

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Fifty-seven of the country’s athletes will depart today for the three-day NACAC Under-18 and Under-23 Championships scheduled for San Jose, Costa Rica, starting tomorrow. Thirty-five of them will compete in the Under-18 section. Edwin Allen High...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2021 | 12:13 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Reigning Olympic double sprint champion Elaine Thompson-Herah returned to form in the 100m after clocking 10.71 seconds to win at the Gyulai István Memorial, a leg of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold Meet, in Székesfehérvár, Hungary,...

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