Athletics

Kai Chang hopes to emulate Dacres in discus

Thursday, July, 12 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Kai Chang is the only thrower in the Jamaican continent of over 40 athletes but if he was feeling any pressure it would be difficult to tell as the 6-foot six-inch 18-year-old is a picture of calm and relaxation as he awaits the start of the discus throw at the... Read More

Photo: Winners' Delight!

Thursday, July, 12 2018    

Winners' Delight! Minister of Health Christopher Tufton (second left) and Courtney Campbell (right), president and CEO of Victoria Mutual Group, share a photo opportunity with winners of the Jamaica Moves 5K run, Garfield Gordon of UCT Steppas and Crystal Brown of Institute Of High Learning on... Read More

Xavier Nairne is lone entrant in 200m

Thursday, July, 12 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Xavier Nairne will be Jamaica's lone representative in the men's 200m which starts today, the third day of the IAAF Word Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. Read More

Historic bronze for Pinnock in long jump

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

TAMPERE, Finland — Wayne Pinnock won a historic bronze medal yesterday in the men's long jump with 7.90m (-0.1m/s), as he got Jamaica on the medal chart on the second day of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. Read More

Jamaica go on medal hunt today after yesterday's qualifying rounds

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Jamaica is expected to start its medal hunt on today's second day of the 16th IAAF World Under-20 Championships at Tampere Stadium, after Wayne Pinnock and Shakwon Coke both qualified for the final of the men's long jump following yesterday's... Read More

JAAA boss sets the record straight on Taylor controversy

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

Another major championship, another controversy. Read More

Great things expected as Christopher Taylor bows into action

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Two of Jamaica's top prospects for gold medals, quarter-miler Christopher Taylor and sprint hurdler Damion Thomas, will make their highly anticipated first appearances on the track on today's second day of the 16th IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere,... Read More

Sawyers dreams of quarter-mile glory

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — American-born Chantz Sawyers dreams of being one of the new edition of Jamaican quarter-milers who will take Jamaican back to the top in the world, and even surpass the United States who have ruled the roost for a while. Read More

Jamaica sending largest contingent ever to 23rd CAC Games

By Dwayne Richards Observer writer | Tuesday, July, 10 2018    

Jamaica will be sending a mammoth contingent of 186 competing athletes to the 23rd staging of the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games which will take place in Barranquilla, Colombia, from July 19 to August 3. Read More

'It's redemption times,' says Taylor

Tuesday, July, 10 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Jamaica's top all-round junior male sprinter of all times, Christopher Taylor, says he has unfinished business to take care of at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships after coming up short two years ago in Poland. Read More

Steven Francis's Michael Bentley has big dreams in sprints

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 10 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Ace sprint coach Stephen Francis is a busy man at this time of the year as he prepares his stable of world-class sprinters, that includes World and Olympic gold medallists Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson among others, and the sight of him in Tampere,... Read More

Pinnock targets 8m mark in long jump

Tuesday, July, 10 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — After a brilliant season at which he exceeded all expectations and put himself in the conversation for a medal at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships here in Tampere, Finland, Kingston College's long jumper Wayne Pinnock, who turns 18 in October, is showing a... Read More

Bloomfield blazes 20secs for 200m on pro debut

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior Staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 10 2018    

In-form Shericka Jackson, Janieve Russell and Natoya Goule provided expected Jamaican wins, while Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was fifth and Yohan Blake second at the Luzern Spitzen Athletics Meet in Switzerland yesterday. Read More

7 Jamaicans in action as IAAF World U-20 Champs begin

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 10 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — There is an air of optimism in the Jamaican camp as the IAAF World Under-20 Championships gets under way today at the Tampere Stadium with seven Jamaicans in action on a day that is expected to be affected by rainy weather. Read More

Rest key as athletes struggle to adjust circadian rhythms to new

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 9 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Before the Jamaican athletes can go up against the best of their peers in the IAAF World Under-20 Championships starting tomorrow at Tampere Stadium, they must first recover from the rigours of travelling more than 24 hours and through eight time zones to get to... Read More



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