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Published:Saturday | July 22, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

Tissana Hickling and Kevin Nedrick won medals for Jamaica on yesterday's opening day of the Junior Pan Am Championships in Trujillo, Peru.Hickling picked up silver in the girls' long jump after finishing second with 6.36m metres. America Tara Davis...

Published:Friday | July 21, 2017 | 7:27 PMRaymond Graham

Five Jamaicans, led by overseas-based sprint hurdler Damion Thomas, have advanced to the finals of their events set for later today following competition in today's morning first session of the X1X  Junior Pan Am Championships in Trujillo...

Published:Tuesday | July 18, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

WITHOUT a doubt, Janieve 'Jellyfish' Russell has been the country's most consistent and top women's 400m hurdler this season. However, in three weeks, at the World Championships, Russell will have to watch that race from the stands or at home, as...

Published:Monday | July 17, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

Rabat, Morocco:ON a night when there were mixed results for Jamaican athletes here on the 10th leg of the IAAF Diamond League, the very dependable Elaine Thompson shone the brightest as she stretched her 100m wins to 14 in a row, capturing another...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

Hurdler Sanique Walker bagged silver for Jamaica on the penultimate day of competition at the 10th IAAF World Under-18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, yesterday.Walker finished second in the 400 metres hurdles in 58.27 to lift Jamaica to seventh...

Published:Sunday | July 16, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

RABAT, Morocco:OLYMPIC champion Elaine Thompson will lead the charge for Jamaica at today's Diamond League meet in Rabat, Morocco.It's the tenth in the series and 14 Jamaicans will be in action in a meet where eight reigning Olympic champions will...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 7:16 AMRaymond Graham

Raymond Graham, Gleaner Writer RABAT, Morocco: Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake is reassuring fans that he will be ready for next month's World Championships in London, England, after his withdrawal from tomorrow's IAAF Diamond League meet in...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 7:09 AMRaymond Graham

Raymond Graham, Gleaner Writer Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake will not face the starter in the men's 100m at Sunday's IAAF Diamond League meet in Rabat, Morocco due to a right groin injury. Speaking from the official meet hotel, the...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 7:03 AMRaymond Graham

The ninth Diamond League event of the season rolls into Morocco tomorrow with the staging of the Meeting International Mohammed V1 Athletisme de Rabat, with the women's 400 metres again taking centre stage.Rarely seen in the 400 metres this season,...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

RABAT, Morocco:EUROPE has not been kind to Ristananna Tracey so far this season, with the Rio Olympics 400m hurdles finalist finding herself at the rear of the field in back-to-back races in Lausanne and London.Tracey, now running on a different...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

THE Jamaican camp in Nairobi had a lot to cheer for yesterday as Petersfield High's Antonio Watson and Calabar's De'Jour Russell captured gold in the final two track events on the day the boys 400 metres and 110 metres hurdles, to give the country...

Published:Saturday | July 15, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

RABAT, Morocco:AFTER injury struggles for over two years, 2011 World 100 metres champion Yohan Blake has been showing good form this season.Blake, who has recorded three successive sub-10 seconds runs this year, says he is ready for a great...

Published:Friday | July 14, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

There was a major upset on yesterday's second day of competition at the IAAF World Under-18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya.Jamaica's Kevona Davis, the overwhelming favourite in the girls' 100 metres, was surprised in the final of the event by...

Published:Thursday | July 13, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

On a day described as "very challenging" by head coach Michael Carr, Jamaica picked up their first medal at the 10th IAAF World Under-18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, when Tyreke Wilson bagged bronze in the 100 metres.Wilson clocked 10.65 seconds...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 7:53 AMRaymond Graham

It was a good opening session for Jamaican athletes at the 10th IAAF World Under 18 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, as four of five athletes involved advanced to the next round of the competition in their respective events. Tyreke...

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

Eleven of Jamaica's youth athletes will be in action when the first day of competition of the 10th and final staging of the IAAF World Under-18 Championships get underway in Nairobi, Kenya 1:30am tomorrow, Jamaica time.Six countries, including the...

Published:Tuesday | July 11, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

After five successful years playing for the Southern Steel in New Zealand), experienced senior Sunshine Girl ace shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid will not return next season. Instead, she will be plying her trade in the Suncorp Super League in Australia...

Published:Monday | July 10, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

AFTER some 48 hours of travelling, Jamaica's athletes to the 10th IAAF World Youth Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, arrived in that country early yesterday morning Jamaica time and are settling in well before Wednesday's start.The party of 34, which...

Published:Sunday | July 9, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

LAUSANNE, Switzerland:Jamaicans rise to any occasion worldwide and they are able to make a big impact in any situation they choose.One Jamaican who is making a big and positive impact overseas is 26-year-old Alec Wilson, who is the fastest man...

Published:Friday | July 7, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

LAUSANNE, Switzerland:OLYMPIC champion and 400 metres world-record holder Wayde van Niekerk delighted a packed stadium at the Lausanne Diamond League meet yesterday with a world-leading 43.62 seconds to win the men's one-lap event.The South African...

Published:Thursday | July 6, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

LAUSANNE, Switzerland:One of the highest-profile athletes in Lausanne for today's Diamond League meet is the South African Wayde van Niekerk. It is therefore no surprise that he has been getting the most attention since his arrival on Monday.At...

Published:Thursday | July 6, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

LAUSANNE, Switzerland:THE weather is great, and the performances are expected to be at a high level at today's Lausanne Diamond League meet, which has attracted several of the world's top track and field stars.Several athletes are now well rested...

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

LAUSANNE, Switzerland:Ristananna Tracy, the only Jamaican who will face the starter at tomorrow's Lausanne Diamond League, will be aiming to better her 54.49 seconds season's best for the 400 metres hurdles.The Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games 400m...

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

Olympic 110-metres hurdles champion Omar McLeod is back to his best after a rare defeat at the Paris Diamond League last Saturday.McLeod won his pet event in a meet record 12.96 seconds yesterday at the Gyulai Istvan Memorial Athletics Grand Prix...

Published:Monday | July 3, 2017 | 7:00 AMRaymond Graham

PARIS, France:Shericka Jackson has been the country's top female quarter miler for the past two years after winning bronze in the one-lap event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships and the Rio Olympic Games last year.Normally a slow starter to her...

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