Athletics

JADCO awards jingle competition winners

Sunday, October, 6 2019    

The winners of the JADCO 2018-2019 Jingle Competition were awarded at the sixth annual Junior Athletes Anti-Doping Education Workshop held at Jamaica Conference Centre (JCC) on Wednesday. Read More

Shanieka sparkles

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 6 2019    

Doha, Qatar — Jamaica's Shanieka Ricketts won silver in the triple jump with 14.92m while her teammate Kimberly Williams just missed out on the bronze after finishing fourth with a personal best of 14.64m. Read More

Relay gold!

HOWARD WALKER AT THE 17TH IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS In DOHA, QATAR | Sunday, October, 6 2019    

Doha , Qatar — Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce secured her second gold medal as Jamaica won the women's 4x100m relay, while Shanieka Ricketts secured a silver in the triple jump on the penultimate day of the 17th edition of the IAAF World Athletics Championships... Read More

Doha 2019: World Champs Schedule - Saturday, October 5, 2019

Saturday, October, 5 2019    

8:30 am — men's javelin throw (qualification Group A)9:15 am — women's 100m hurdles (heats)9:50 am — women's long jump (qualification)10:00 am — men's javelin throw (qualification Group B)11:55 am — women's 4x400m relay (heats)12:05 pm... Read More

Gaye closes fast for 4th in quarter-mile final

Saturday, October, 5 2019    

Doha, Qatar — Demish Gaye closed fast but not fast enough and missed out on a medal, after finishing a credible fourth in the men's 400m final in a personal best of 44.46 seconds, while Akeem Bloomfield finished eighth in 45.25 seconds. Read More

BRONZE 'RUSH'

HOWARD WALKER AT THE 17TH IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS In DOHA, QATAR | Saturday, October, 5 2019    

Doha, Qatar — Rushell Clayton ran her lifetime best and delivered a bronze medal to her nation after finishing third in the 400m hurdles final in 53.74 seconds in the fastest race in history here inside Khalifa International Stadium yesterday. Read More

PHOTO: Thomas-Dodd's silver

Saturday, October, 5 2019    

Danniel Thomas-Dodd is all smiles after receiving her silver medal in the women's shot put final inside Khalifa International Stadium at the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar on Thursday. Read More

Golden boy Gayle to sprint next season, says Francis

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 4 2019    

DOHA, Qatar — Freshlyminted long jump gold medallist Tajay Gayle will be running the 100m next season, and his Coach Stephen Francis believes he will be good enough to earn an individual spot for the Olympic Games. Read More

Richards crashes out of throw event

Friday, October, 4 2019    

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's O'Dayne Richards yesterday crashed out of the IAAF World Athletics Championships shot put competition following his series of throws that yielded 20.07m, which was below the qualifying mark of 20.90m, and finished 12th in Group A. Read More

Shanieka Ricketts eases into triple jump final

HOWARD WALKER AT THE 17TH IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS In DOHA, QATAR | Friday, October, 4 2019    

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica Diamond League winner Shanieka Ricketts and two-time Commonwealth Games champion Kimberly Williams advanced to tomorrow's women's triple jump final in contrasting styles. Read More

Spanish hurdler Ortega gets bronze on appeal

Friday, October, 4 2019    

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — There are now two bronze medalists in the men's 110-metre hurdles. Read More

Shericka Jackson battles bravely to win bronze

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 4 2019    

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's Shericka Jackson ran her lifetime best of 49.47 seconds for bronze in the women's 400m yesterday, while Stephenie-Ann McPherson finished sixth in 50.89 in the fastest quarter-mile race in 34 years of the IAAF World Athletics... Read More

Mega shot!

HOWARD WALKER AT THE 17TH IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS In DOHA, QATAR | Friday, October, 4 2019    

Doha, Qatar — Jamaica won two more medals, taking its tally to six, as Danniel Thomas-Dodd mined silver in the shot put and Shericka Jackson earned a bronze in the 400m at the IAAF World Championships inside the Khalifa International Stadium... Read More

Photo: Well run!

Friday, October, 4 2019    

Jamaica's Shericka Jackson reacts after securing bronze in the women's 400m during day seven action of the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, yesterday. Jackson clocked a personal best 49.47 seconds, behind Bahrain's Salwa Eid Naser, who won gold in a world-leading 48.14. Shaunae... Read More

Jamaica's field event hopefuls enter the World Champs fray

HOWARD WALKER AT THE 17TH IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS In DOHA, QATAR | Thursday, October, 3 2019    

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's triple jumpers Shanieka Ricketts and Kimberly Williams, along with shot put thrower O'Dayne Richards will make their debuts today at the 17th staging of the IAAF World Championships here inside Khalifa International Stadium. Read More



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