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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...

Published:Sunday | July 14, 2019 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

By his own account, table tennis ace Simon Tomlinson had a difficult time extending his run of Jamaican men’s singles titles to four last month. An evolution of his fast topspin attacking game helped him survive tough challenges at the 2019...

Published:Sunday | July 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Speed queen Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce may have the best training partner in the world in her MVP Track Club teammate Elaine Thompson and she knows it. Speaking in Switzerland ahead of her impressive 100m Diamond League showing in Lausanne on Friday,...

Published:Sunday | June 30, 2019 | 12:29 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

“I always believed in myself, so I just went out there with the intention that I have to give everything, just get going from the start and see what happens towards the finish.” Those are the words of 19-year-old Orlando Bennett, who hurdled his...

Published:Sunday | June 30, 2019 | 12:28 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

When the World Championships begin on July 12, Alia Atkinson will be ready. That’s the indication from Atkinson herself during swim clinics in Jamaica this week. Atkinson, the first black woman to win a world title, will go hunting for more in...

Published:Sunday | June 23, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Yohan Blake’s controlled performance in the final of the 100 metres at the Supreme Ventures/Jamaica Athletics Administartive Association (JAAA) National Senior Championships has made former world 200m champion Ato Boldon believe that the Jamaican...

Published:Sunday | June 23, 2019 | 12:40 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce are so evenly matched no one is sure who will win when next they race. That includes 1997 World 200 metres champion Ato Boldon, who has seen a lifetime of big sprint races. Speaking at the National...

Published:Sunday | May 26, 2019 | 12:28 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

Coach Kerry-Lee Ricketts thinks his wife Shanieka can be on the podium when the triple jump competition ends at the World Championships later this season. The key is a technical improvement that could get her past 15 metres. The coach believes that...

Published:Sunday | May 5, 2019 | 12:00 AMHubert Lawrence - Sunday Gleaner Writer

A year ago, the home-trained pair of Ronald Levy and Janieve Russell won two of the four hurdling gold medals at the Commonwealth Games. Unknown to many, the other two hurdles champions at that Games also had Jamaican coaches. One of them is Lacena...

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