Athletics

Expectations high as JAGA's All-Star school, club gymnasts depart for Coconut Classic

Jamaica's gymnastics is already on a high and members of the Jamaica Amateur Gymnastics Association (JAGA) All-Star school and club teams will be hoping to add to the momentum when they grace the Coconut Classic Gymnastics Competition in St Vincent and the... Read More

Discus thrower Forbes ready to stake claim at 'Champs'
Marie Forbes is in her first year as a Class One athlete, but she's ready and raring to go after the discus gold at “Champs” next month. ... Read More

Jamaicans Williams, Kalawan star at US college meets
Nineteen-year-old Jamaican Stacey-Ann Williams is becoming one of the new darlings at Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO), which compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).... Read More

Semenya says gender rules 'do not empower anyone'
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — Double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya said yesterday that proposed rules which would oblige her to lower her testosterone levels “do not empower anyone”.... Read More

STETHS, Rusea's tops at Digicel Western Champs

By Paul A Reid Observer writer | Tuesday, February, 19 2019    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) boys and Rusea's High girls retained their County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Digicel Western Champs titles after Saturday's finals held at the St Elizabeth Technical Sports Complex in Santa... Read More

Semenya accuses IAAF of breaching regulations at sports court

Tuesday, February, 19 2019    

Lausanne, Switzerland (AFP) — Double Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya yesterday accused the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) of breaching confidentiality rules at a hearing that could define the rest of the South African's... Read More

Thompson and McPherson capture gold at indoor meet

Monday, February, 18 2019    

BIRMINGHAM, England (CMC) – Double Olympic gold medallist Elaine Thompson continued her rehabilitation from an Achilles injury by winning the 60 metres, while compatriot Stephenie Ann McPherson won gold in the 400 metres at the Muller Indoor... Read More

Thomas, Mondon top record-breaking Sigma Run

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, February, 18 2019    

First-time participant Henry Thomas and triathlete Elisabeth Mondon proved too good for the competition, as they finished tops in the men's and women's open run category at the 21st Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run yesterday. Read More

Watson suffers quad strain after hitting hurdle but is okay

Monday, February, 18 2019    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — There were concerns on Saturday's final day of competition in the County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Digicel Western Championships when Petersfield High's Antonio Watson hit a barrier in the Class One 400m hurdles and... Read More

Hurdles records tumble at Digicel Western Championships finale

BY PAUL A REID Observer Writer | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Two female hurdles records were broken in the first session of yesterday's County of Cornwall Athletics Association (COCAA) Digicel Western Championships finals at the St Elizabeth Technical Sports Complex in Santa Cruz, St... Read More

Record-breaking Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run on today

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

A record number of participants have registered and are expected to participate in the 21st staging of the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run at Emancipation Park in New Kingston today. Read More

Kevona Davis continues impressive form at SW Isaac Henry Invitational

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

Edwin Allen's Kevona Davis continued to signal her intent ahead of the upcoming ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys' and Girls' Athletics Championship as she produced another telling performance with victory in the Class Two 200m at the SW Isaac Henry Invitational at the National Stadium... Read More

Slow down!

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 17 2019    

Double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce believes the five-meet Digicel Grand Prix Series will be a hit and will work wonders in the development of high school athletes. Read More

Photo: SLOW DOWN!

Sunday, February, 17 2019    

FRASER-PRYCE...I don't want them to think that they have to overwork at this time(Photo: Bryan Cummings) Read More

Blake to debut at SW Isaac-Henry Invitational today

Saturday, February, 16 2019    

The ninth staging of the Ben Francis Invitational and the fifth edition of the SW Isaac-Henry Invitational meets will be staged today at Vere Technical High School and the National Stadium, respectively. Read More



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