Athletics

Photo: OH, NO!

Wednesday, October, 2 2019    

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson reacts during competition at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. (Photo: AFP) Read More

Elaine Thompson battles fatigue to reach 200m semis

Tuesday, October, 1 2019    

DOHA, Qatar — A weary Elaine Thompson yesterday led all three Jamaicans into the semi-final of the women's 200 metres. Read More

Jackson, McPherson make 400-m semi-final cut

Tuesday, October, 1 2019    

DOHA, Qatar — The 2015 bronze medallist Shericka Jackson, along with Commonwealth Games champion Stephenie Ann McPherson, safely navigated their way to semi-finals of the 400m, but Anastasia Le-Roy was eliminated following an indifferent display yesterday. Read More

Bert Cameron's desire

HOWARD WALKER AT THE 17TH IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS In DOHA, QATAR | Tuesday, October, 1 2019    

DOHA, Qatar — In 1983, Jamaica's Bert Cameron stood atop the podium one of the proudest men alive. He had won the men's 400m and was the country's first gold medallist at the newly-formed World Championships in Helsinki, Finland. Read More

Aisha Praught-Leer switches from steeplechase to 1,500m

HOWARD WALKER AT THE 17TH IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS In DOHA, QATAR | Tuesday, October, 1 2019    

DOHA, Qatar — Having made the switch from the steeplechase to the 1,500m, Aisha Praught-Leer believes she can make her mark as her training has been going well. Read More

Reigning champ McLeod leads J'cans into sprint hurdles semis

HOWARD WALKER AT THE 17TH IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS In DOHA, QATAR | Tuesday, October, 1 2019    

DEFENDING champion Omar McLeod led three other Jamaicans into the semi-final of the 110m hurdles as he sped to 13.17 seconds (0.2 m/s) to win heat one in convincing fashion. Read More

Legend's joy

Tuesday, October, 1 2019    

DOHA, Qatar (AFP) — Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce held her son Zyon proudly in her arms as she celebrated winning her fourth world 100 metres title but confessed coming back after his birth had been a long journey both mentally and physically. Read More

THE WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS — Pictorial

COLLIN REID PHOTOGRAPHER THE WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS In Doha, Qatar | Tuesday, October, 1 2019    

Jamaica's Natoya Goule (left) and American Ajee Wilson match strides in the women's 800m semi-final. (Photos: Collin Reid courtesy of Courts, Alliance Investments, KFC and JNBS) Read More

Rushell Clayton could surprise field in 400m hurdles

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, October, 1 2019    

It might sound far-fetched but a medal in the women's 400m hurdles could very well be on the cards for... Read More

Doha 2019: World Champs Schedule - Tuesday, October 1

Tuesday, October, 1 2019    

8:30 am — men's hammer throw(qualification Group A)8:35 am — men's 400m (heats)8:50 am — men's high jump (qualification)9:30 am — women's 400m hurdles (heats)10:00 am — men's hammer throw(qualification Group B)10:15 am —... Read More

Doha 2019: Empty stands greet remarkable Fraser-Pryce's fourth world 100m title

AFP | Monday, September, 30 2019    

Doha, Qatar - Jamaican sprint legend Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won her record fourth women's 100 metres world title in Doha on Sunday in stunning style but in a stadium that was barely half-full.The 32-year-old -- also a two-time Olympic champion -- coasted to an... Read More

Blake out of sight as Coleman blitzes men's sprint

HOWARD WALKER AT THE 17TH IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS In DOHA, QATAR | Sunday, September, 29 2019    

Doha, Qatar — Jamaica's Yohan Blake finished fifth in the men's 100m final in 9.97 seconds (0.6 mps) as American Christian Coleman confirmed that he is undoubtedly the fastest man on the planet with a scintillating 9.76 seconds inside Khalifa International Stadium... Read More

Dacres through, but Wright, Smikle ousted

Sunday, September, 29 2019    

Doha , Qatar — Fedrick Dacres advanced to the final of the men's discus after winning Group A, but his teammates Chad Wright and Travis Smikle turned in clinkers and exited the competition at the first obstacle. Read More

GAYLE FORCE! - Tajay leaps to historic gold

HOWARD WALKER AT THE 17TH IAAF WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS In DOHA, QATAR | Sunday, September, 29 2019    

Doha, Qatar — Jamaica opened its medal count when Tajay Gayle struck a surprise gold medal in the long jump and established a new national record of 8.69m (0.5 mps) at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics Championships at Khalifa... Read More

Women sprinters ease through to semi-finals

Sunday, September, 29 2019    

Doha, Qatar — Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce sped to an effortless 10.80 seconds (-0.2 mps) and threw down the gauntlet in the 100m and was quickest into the semi-finals set for later today. Read More



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