Athletics

Jamaicans end CCCAN on high, cop 7 medals on final day

Thursday, July, 4 2019    

Jamaica's swim team brought the curtains down on the 32nd Central American and Caribbean Confederation Swimming Championship (CCCAN) in fine form, claiming seven medals on the final day of pool action in Bridgetown, Barbados, on Tuesday. Read More

IOC's 'Olympic House' fuels JOA's transformational spirit

Tuesday, July, 2 2019    

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on June 23, Olympic Day, officially opened its new and modern headquarters named and styled 'Olympic House' in Lausanne, Switzerland, home of the Olympic Movement. Read More

Thompson, Dodd second at Prefontaine; Shelly eighth in 100m stroll

Monday, July, 1 2019    

Two second-place finishes were the best for the Jamaicans at yesterday's Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting, held at Cobb Track and Angell Field at Stanford University, California, yesterday. Read More

Elaine, Shelly lead Jamaicans at Prefontaine Classic

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Sunday, June, 30 2019    

Fresh from their World-leading performances at last weekend's JAAA/Supreme Ventures National Championships, Jamaica's sprint queens Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will lead seven Jamaicans into the IAAF Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting at Stanford... Read More

The writing is on the wall

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Saturday, June, 29 2019    

There will be some new names representing Jamaica in the male sprints at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, in September/October this year. Read More

JAAA names Under-23 team to NACAC championship in Mexico

Saturday, June, 29 2019    

Standout high school athletes Kai Chang, Oblique Seville, and Wayne Pinnock have been named in the 30-member NACAC Under-23 squad announced by the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) for the championships to be held in Quarertaro, Mexico July... Read More

'I am proud of myself!'

Saturday, June, 29 2019    

Former National 400m champion Javon Francis achieved his main objective of making the team to the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, later this year when he finished third in the 400m at the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures Limited... Read More

Shelly, Elaine to lead Jamaica at Pan American Games

Saturday, June, 29 2019    

Five World leaders, including sprint queens Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce,... Read More

IAAF ranking system to guide selection of 100m hurdles team

Friday, June, 28 2019    

The three athletes who will represent Jamaica in the women's 100m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, later this year will be selected based on their IAAF rankings as of August 16, the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) announced on... Read More

Demish Gaye revels in first National 400m title

Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

Demish Gaye made his first World Championships team in 2017, finishing second to Nathan Allen at the National Championships and was just happy to have managed to qualify. Read More

Doha double is definitely on the cards, says bubbly Thompson

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

In 2016, Elaine Thompson stepped up to the plate and did the sprint double at the Olympic Games in Brazil, claiming gold in the 100m and 200m as she beat back the challenge of her countrywoman Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Dutchwoman Daphne Schippers. Read More

Shericka Jackson says 400m PB a work in progress PB

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Wednesday, June, 26 2019    

On a weekend where there were a number of standout performances at the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships, the performance of Shericka Jackson certainly ranked among the top five. Read More

The hurdles showdown that never was

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, June, 25 2019    

The top brass of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), including the technical and selection committees, should meet early this week to decide the fate of the women's 100m hurdles final that was voided on Sunday's final session of the National Championships at the... Read More

Salmon defies critics to make World Championships team

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Tuesday, June, 25 2019    

One year removed from high school and Shiann Salmon has qualified for her first senior international championship. Read More

Levy cops 110m hurdles title in close contest

Tuesday, June, 25 2019    

Commonwealth Games champion Rolando Levy won a closely fought and competitive men's 110m hurdles final that brought the JAAA Supreme Ventures National Championships to a close on Sunday night at the National Stadium. Read More



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