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Stories by Hubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

Published:Sunday | December 4, 2022 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

XAVIER GILBERT, the Excelsior High School and Jamaica coach, is predicting that England will move past Senegal today in their FIFA World Cup round of 16 encounter in Qatar. Gilbert reckons the depth England have in attack will be a bit too much...

Published:Sunday | November 27, 2022 | 12:15 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

THE NUMBERS tell one story about Asafa Powell: 97 sub-10s, two World Championship bronze medals, four Olympic finals, two sub-20 200 metre clockings, one Commonwealth Games 100 metre gold and two world records. Beyond those numbers lies a story...

Published:Sunday | November 20, 2022 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

FOOTBALLERS AND fans will have to take care not to overexpose themselves to the heat in Qatar at the FIFA World Cup. That’s the word of advice from Warren Blake, who was president of the JAAA when Jamaica contested the 2019 World Championships in...

Published:Sunday | October 30, 2022 | 12:13 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

I WOKE one morning last week to evidence that anticipation is rising for next month’s kick-off of the World Cup in Qatar. A fan zapped me with a WhatsApp message saying, “I can’t wait for the World Cup.” Everywhere I go, people are buzzing about...

Published:Sunday | October 16, 2022 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

WHEN MERLENE Ottey set the last of her seven national 200-metre records 16 years ago, it was clear that even that performance - 21.64 seconds - could have been improved. Then 31, Ottey battled a headwind gusting at one metre per second in Brussels...

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2022 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

ON OCTOBER 1, 1977, Edson Arantes do Nascimento kicked a football for the last time as a professional. As the icon known as Pele took a victory lap, 77,000 fans in New York’s Giants Stadium chanted, ‘come back King, come back’. Among them was...

Published:Sunday | October 2, 2022 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

HOSTS CHINA started the World Team Table Tennis Championships in Chengdu in style with two big wins and are expected to continue their long-running dominance of the sport. However, with Sweden making inroads at the last two individual World...

Published:Sunday | September 25, 2022 | 12:15 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

ST JAGO High School have consistently been a conqueror in volleyball and their long-serving coach Byron Martin has observed a correlation between athletic performance and academic excellence in the team. Martin believes one feeds the other. A...

Published:Sunday | September 25, 2022 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

WHEN I heard that young sprinter Briana Williams was leaving her long-time coach Ato Boldon, the news made me lean back in my chair. The partnership positioned her for a glittering sprint double at the World Under-20 Championship in 2018. Last...

Published:Sunday | August 7, 2022 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

SIXTY YEARS ago, when Jamaica hosted the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in the week after Independence, George Kerr was the hero. He christened the brand new National Stadium with a meet record in the 400 metres. Since then, track and...

Published:Sunday | June 19, 2022 | 12:15 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

AFTER HAMSTRING trouble squelched his indoor season, Jordan Scott is triple jumping with confidence again. Scott now reckons he has a good chance of reaching the World Championships qualifying standard in Kingston at the National Championships...

Published:Sunday | May 1, 2022 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

Michael Dyke, coach of Edwin Allen High School, says Jamaica has a very bright future in women’s sprinting. Dyke made the observation after Edwin Allen lowered its own Penn Relays 4x100-metre record to 43.18 seconds on April 29. Serena Cole, Tina...

Published:Sunday | May 1, 2022 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

WHEN LAST Saturday’s Velocity Fest women’s 200 metres was finished, the assembled press swarmed Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce. It was a collective act of respect for the woman who is without doubt the most successful 100-metre runner in history. As...

Published:Sunday | March 6, 2022 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

WHEN TAREES Rhoden burst into the lead at the Atlantic Coast Conference indoor 800-metre final on February 26, the move was part of a plan hatched by the tall Clemson University athlete and his coach, Jamaican Mark Elliot. The plan worked as Rhoden...

Published:Sunday | February 6, 2022 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

SANDREY DAVIDSON, Brianna Lyston and Gregory Prince cranked up the speed on Friday afternoon at the first staging of the ONDIRUN Sprint Fest, held at a damp GC Foster College of Physical Education and Sport. The fast trio posted the fastest 100-...

Published:Sunday | January 30, 2022 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

JAMAICANS KIMAR Farquharson and Alliyah McNeil finished last week as the US Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Athletes of the Week. Farquharson, the former Calabar High School 800-metre standout, laid down a fast run over a...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2022 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

THE JAMAICA Cricket Association (JCA) is encouraged by a recent government assurance regarding the end to COVID-19-related lockdowns. According to O’Neil Cruickshank, the association’s cricket operations and development officer, the Institute of...

Published:Sunday | January 23, 2022 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

TIA CLAYTON was the first of the fast Edwin Allen High School twins to win an individual gold medal at the ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships. Now, with her sister Tina ahead of her, Tia has put her foot back on the accelerator. So...

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2022 | 12:13 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

TINA CLAYTON isn’t the only sprinter from Edwin Allen High School who might have a shot at this year’s Jamaica team to the senior World Championships in Eugene, Oregon. Clayton’s teammate Bryan Levell impressed in 2021 with his run to the National...

Published:Sunday | January 9, 2022 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

THE INCOMPARABLE Usain Bolt and 2011 World 100m champion Yohan Blake have helped American Trayvon Bromell overcome the most difficult times in his athletics career. Their support led Bromwell to tell the British journal ATHLETICS WEEKLY that he...

Published:Sunday | October 17, 2021 | 12:05 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

Sprint hurdles prospect Vashaun Vascianna could soon be vying for medals at the Olympic Games and the World Athletics Championships. That’s the opinion of the man who coached him to the runner-up spot at this year’s World Under-20 Championships,...

Published:Thursday | August 13, 2020 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

Hubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) since 2011, Warren Blake won't be seeking re-election when the local track and federation has its elections later this year. Blake says the...

Published:Sunday | March 15, 2020 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

Corey Bennett, coach of the powerful Hydel High School track-and-field team, has proposed measures that would allow the 2020 staging of Boys and Girls’ Championships to go ahead. They include medical screening of all competitors. Bennett made the...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:16 AMHubert Lawrence - Gleaner Writer

Jamaican table tennis hero Stephen Hylton is deeply saddened by the passing of Trinidad and Tobago’s five-time Caribbean champion Dexter St Louis. Hylton described St Louis as great to play against, friendly, and committed to table tennis. Speaking...

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