Athletics

Felix falls short as Kerley, Kendricks shine

Monday, July, 29 2019    

Des Moines, United States (AFP) — Allyson Felix's bid to qualify for the World Championships fell just short, while 400m runner Fred Kerley and pole vaulter Sam Kendricks lit up the US Athletics Championships on Saturday. Read More

Aiming for Doha!

Monday, July, 29 2019    

With just over two months remaining before the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Olympic and World Championships gold medallist, sprint hurdler Omar McLeod has been battling to find his best form. The 25-year-old native of Sanguinetti, northern Clarendon, hit the first and last hurdles to finish... Read More

So near, yet so 'Farr'

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 25 2019    

After his outstanding performances at the Inter Secondary Schools Spots Association (ISSA) Boys Championships in March, Wolmer's Boys Jeremy Farr admitted he was “disappointed” that he failed to make the team as an individual runner to the 20th Pan American Under-20... Read More

Quarter-miler Bovel McPherson comes of age at Pan-Am Juniors

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Quarter-miler Bovel McPherson exceeded all his expectations in his first time representing a national team, winning two medals and being part of a national j unior r ecord running 4x400-m... Read More

Discus thrower Chang decides to study and train at home

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 23 2019    

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — IAAF World Under-20 discus champion Kai Chang is staying home and will be attending school at the University of the West Indies, (UWI), Mona come next month, while continuing to develop as an athlete under the guidance of Julian... Read More

Jamaica close Pan-Am Juniors with 17 medals

By Paul A Reid Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 22 2019    

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Jamaica equalled their second-best medal haul in a Pan-American Under-20 Championships after winning 17 medals — three gold, seven silver and seven bronze — as the 20th edition came to a close at the National Stadium in San Jose, Costa Rica... Read More

Shelly blazes 10.78sec victory in London Diamond League

Monday, July, 22 2019    

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Rushell Clayton and Akeem Bloomfield secured impressive wins on the second of the two-day London Diamond League to complete a wonderful weekend for Jamaica, winning seven events at the Muller Anniversary Games. Read More

Williams, Pinnock gold medals highlight Juniors' Friday night frolic

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 21 2019    

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Jamaica won nine medals — two gold, three silver and four bronze — on Friday's first evening of the 20th Pan-American Under-20 Championships at the National Stadium in San Jose, Costa Rica, with the now-dependable Briana Williams and Wayne Pinnock... Read More

Redemption Dance

Sunday, July, 21 2019    

Danielle Williams scorched to a World-leading national record of 12.32 (0.8 mps) in the 100m hurdles and moved closer to the Diamond League final — which could be her wild card to the World Championship in Doha. Read More

27 Jamaicans converge on two-day London Diamond League

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, July, 20 2019    

With just 10 weeks before the IAAF World Championships in Doha, 27 Jamaicans will embark on the two-day London Diamond League, called the Muller Anniversary Games, today and tomorrow. Read More

Rovane Williams looks to get back on track in pet event

Saturday, July, 20 2019    

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Since his breakout 2018 season when he set the ISSA Champs record in the Class One 400m hurdles and then won at the Penn Relays, not much has been heard from former Rhodes Hall High intermediate hurdler Rovane Williams. Read More

'We're not rivals, we're friends!'

Friday, July, 19 2019    

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — “We are not rivals, we are friends”, they say almost simultaneously. Read More

'Hungry' Chang targets discus gold

Friday, July, 19 2019    

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – After failing to win a medal at a meet for the first time in years, Jamaica's IAAF World Under-20 discus throw gold medallist Kai Chang says he is “hungry and angry” going into today's event on the first day of the 20th Pan-American Under-20 Track... Read More

Good start

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Friday, July, 19 2019    

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Jamaica is well poised to get off to a good start at the 20th Pan American Junior Track and Field Championships that starts this morning at the National Stadium here, with 19 members of the 40-strong team set to compete today. Read More

Halliman said to be on his way back to Excelsior

Friday, July, 19 2019    

The Jamaica Observer has been reliably informed that top schoolboy football coach Lebert Halliman has returned at the helm of his alma mater Excelsior High School for the upcoming Manning Cup season after leading Hydel High to their first Walker Cup crown last... Read More



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