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Published:Sunday | August 28, 2022 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

THOUGH THE 800 metres has been her bread and butter, Adelle Tracey is moving up. Tracey, who competed as a Jamaican for the first time this season, is excited about her 1500-metre prospects. After setting personal bests at both distances, she is...

Published:Sunday | August 21, 2022 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WHEN PLAY begins today at the 37th Senior Caribbean Squash Championships in Kingston, a familiar name will pop up in the draw for the veterans’ singles. That’s because Karen Anderson, president of the Jamaica Squash Association, has picked up her...

Published:Sunday | July 31, 2022 | 12:15 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

TWENTY YEARS ago on July 31, 2002, Lacena Golding-Clarke settled into the blocks for the 100-metre hurdles final at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester, England. Less than 13 seconds later, she was the gold medal winner. Now, she is the coach of...

Published:Sunday | July 24, 2022 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A decade has passed since Brigitte Foster-Hylton, OD, hung up her spikes, calling time on a long and successful international career. And in a Sunday Gleaner interview last week, the former women’s 100-metre hurdles World champion shared that the...

Published:Sunday | January 16, 2022 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

NATOYA GOULE and Danielle Williams both produced notable performances on Friday at the Clemson Invitational. Stepping on the Clemson University track in South Carolina, Goule won the 1000 metres while Williams put forth two solid efforts and left...

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

WHEN JAMAICA discovered its first case of the COVID-19 Omicron variant on December 23, it set off an alarm bell for Paulton Gordon, president of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JBA). Gordon is worried that it could not just endanger the nation’...

Published:Sunday | December 26, 2021 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The COVID-19 pandemic put many sports on the back foot but the Angels Academy, a table tennis club in Spanish Town, is looking outward. Academy founder and coach, Richard Davidson, says his club is planning to expand its playing area, open a...

Published:Sunday | December 19, 2021 | 12:15 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA TRIATHLON Association President Carl Sharpe was delighted with the size of the field at the Sprint Triathlon National Championships earlier this month. “The turnout was magnificent. We had over 70 competitors and this was our largest ever...

Published:Sunday | November 28, 2021 | 12:13 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

ALIA ATKINSON’S London Roar team glided to a second successive victory in the International Swimming League (ISL) play-offs in Eindhoven, Holland, on Thursday, with the Jamaican making a three-part contribution to the result. With the 32-year-old...

Published:Sunday | November 21, 2021 | 12:15 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

WORK BY the Jamaica Volleyball Association (JaVA) is under way with the aim of restarting local play early in 2022. This follows the decision earlier this month by the health authorities to give JaVA the green light, after more than a year of COVID...

Published:Sunday | October 10, 2021 | 12:06 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Basketball Association is gearing up for a 3x3 tournament in Miami next month. Association president Paulton Gordon is anticipating that a good performance for both national teams will pave the way for Jamaica to big competitions in...

Published:Sunday | July 18, 2021 | 12:52 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Damion Thomas has been achieving his track and field goals ever since his first race in Jamaica five years ago. Now, with practice going well, he is getting ready to achieve another goal – competing for Jamaica in the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan...

Published:Sunday | May 30, 2021 | 12:13 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

World Championships discus runner-up Fedrick Dacres was almost apologetic about his winning throw of 62.73m at the second leg of the new Jamaica Olympic Association/Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association’s Olympic Destiny Series at the...

Published:Sunday | January 3, 2021 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Four-time Olympian Alia Atkinson has described her experience in the 2020 International Swimming League (ISL) as an extraordinary one. Atkinson says her ISL teammates and coaches taught her a lot during the six-week series of swim meets in Budapest...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2020 | 12:30 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Simon Tomlinson and Kane Watson, Jamaica’s top table tennis players, have emerged from a period of isolation with a clean bill of health. The isolation followed their return from Europe just as the novel coronavirus health challenge was causing...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2020 | 12:35 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Enforced changes to the traditional track and field schedule will make athletes approach training differently. That is the expert opinion of Maurice Wilson, founder and head coach of the Sprintec Track Club. In particular, Wilson believes that the...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2020 | 12:39 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

World champion swimmer Alia Atkinson fully agrees with the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics and has expressed compassion for those affected by the novel coronavirus. “So many people are suffering, so many people are burying their loved ones or...

Published:Sunday | March 22, 2020 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The Pelicans Track Clubs, home of World Championships 400 metres hurdles bronze medallist Rushell Clayton, is being very careful about the risk presented by the coronavirus. According to Pelicans coach Okeile Stewart, his athletes are following the...

Published:Sunday | February 9, 2020 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, history’s finest 100-metre runner, opened her campaign for a third Olympic title with a win over 60 metres at the Milo Western Relays yesterday. In the first race of the meet, Fraser-Pryce stepped to victory in 7.31 seconds...

Published:Sunday | January 12, 2020 | 1:01 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The mixed 4x400-metre relay will make its Olympic debut this year in Tokyo, Japan, but that won’t be the only meet that will showcase the new baton event. According to Warren Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (...

Published:Sunday | November 17, 2019 | 12:46 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Five years have passed since Team Jamaica Bickle first presented an automated external defibrillator (AED) to a Jamaican school. Speaking at the presentation of 15 more on Friday in Kingston, Team Jamaica Bickle CEO, Irwin Clare, says his...

Published:Sunday | October 27, 2019 | 12:45 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) will be chasing races for the nation’s 4x100m teams before the Olympics in Tokyo next summer. That’s the assurance from the association’s President Warren Blake. Dr Blake said on Friday that...

Published:Sunday | August 18, 2019 | 12:44 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Memories of Usain Bolt’s performances in Berlin at the 12th World Championships have come rushing back this week, 10 years after he blazed to world-record times in the 100m and 200m. A day after his epic run of 9.58 seconds, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce...

Published:Sunday | August 4, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

When the main programme of track and field begins at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, on August 6, the Jamaican team will seek to outperform the best in this hemisphere. Thirteen members of the 60-strong Jamaican team will have extra incentive...

Published:Sunday | July 28, 2019 | 12:35 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

When Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce crossed the finish line in the 100 metres at last week’s London Diamond League, she added another milestone to her extensive portfolio of achievements. With the clock showing 10.78 seconds, Fraser Pryce had recorded her...

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