Athletics

Get on board

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

Travelling across Jamaica for national sporting bodies just got easier. The wheels for that movement turned on a deal for a 2018 Toyota Hi-Ace 16-seater bus (valued in excess of $8 million). Read More

Double gold Brianna

BY PAUL A REID Observer Writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 15 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — A priceless sprint double from the incomparable Briana Williams in record time and a National Junior Record run for silver from the men's 4x100m team earned another two medals for Jamaica on yesterday's penultimate day of the IAAF World Under-20 Championship in... Read More

Photo: DOUBLE GOLD GIRL

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

GIRL Sixteen-year-old sprinter Briana Williams shows off her 100 and 200 metres gold medals after being victorious in the latter event at the IAAF World Under 20 Championship in Tampere, Finland yesterday. Read More

Briana Williams hunts 'rare' sprint double today

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Saturday, July, 14 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Briana Williams, Jamaica's newest sprint sensation, will seek to become only the fourth woman and second Jamaican to win the sprint double at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships today when she lines up in the final of the 200m here at Tampere Stadium in... Read More

Shiann shines

Saturday, July, 14 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Jamaica's Shiann Salmon celebrates her 400m hurdles silver medal at the IAAF Under-20 World Championships in Tampere yesterday. Salmon completed the event in 56.11 seconds behind Zeney Van Der Walt of South Africa. 55.34.Third was Yasmin Giger of SUI. (Photo: Collin Reid... Read More

Taylor stunned!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, July, 14 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Jamaica won multiple medals in the men's 400m at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships for the first time ever as Christopher Taylor and Chantz Sawyers won silver and bronze, respectively, in the one-lap event on yesterday's fourth day of the 17th staging of the... Read More

Thrill of the jump

Saturday, July, 14 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Jeremy Delisser, coach of history making long jumper Wayne Pinnock, is hoping the athlete's achievement in winning the island's first ever medal in the horizontal jumps at an IAAF World Under-20 Championships can be the spark the discipline needs to be the next... Read More

PHOTO: Taylor stunned!

Saturday, July, 14 2018    

Jamaica's Christopher Taylor (left) and teammate Chantz Sawyers react at the end of the men's 400 metres final won by Belgium's Jonathon Sacoor in 45.03 secs. Taylor, who led for 350 metres, was second in 45.38secs, while Sawyers finished third in 45.89secs yesterday. (Photo: Collin Reid... Read More

Ato Boldon salutes brilliant Briana WIlliams

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 13 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Ato Boldon has praised his young protégé Briana Williams after her stunning win in the women's 100m at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships here yesterday, calling the 16-year-old “a winner and a championship performer”. Read More

Aiming high

Friday, July, 13 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Lamara Distin will have two objectives when the women's high jump competition starts on today's fourth morning of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, and that is to advance to the final and break the National Junior Record, whichever comes... Read More

World U-20 Champs: Briana Williams through to 200m semis

Friday, July, 13 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Freshly minted IAAF World Under-20 women's 100m champion Briana Williams kicked off the second half of her quest for the sprint double this morning at the Tampere stadium after she easily qualified for this afternoon's semi-finals of the 200m. Read More

Taylor, Sawyers take aim at 400m quinella

Friday, July, 13 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — The Jamaican medal rush will continue today when three athletes line up in two finals on the fourth day of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. Read More

One-two!

Friday, July, 13 2018    

Jamaica's 110m hurdles gold medal winner Damion Thomas (left) and his compatriot Orlando Bennett, who won silver in the event, celebrate with the Jamaica flag after their feat at the IAAF Under-20 World Championships in Tampere, Finland, yesterday. Thomas clocked 13.16 seconds, Bennett 13.33,... Read More

Williams, Thomas storm to gold in Finland

Friday, July, 13 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Jamaican athletes ended yesterday's third day of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, in brilliant fashion after winning back-to-back gold medals in a 20-minute span to lighten up a gloomy and chilly afternoon in front of the biggest crowd... Read More

Jamaica eye more medals today

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 12 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Jamaica's joint World Junior Record holder in the 110m hurdles Damion Thomas has one aim on today's third day of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.“I am going for the gold.” Read More



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