Athletics

Foster hopes Alia gold medals ripple on Jamaica team

Monday, July, 23 2018    

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia — Ryan Foster, CEO of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), is hoping the successes by swimming icon Alia Atkinson, captain of the national women's and swim teams, will provide a rippling effect for athletes competing in other sporting disciplines at the... Read More

Thompson pulls plug on 2018 season

Monday, July, 23 2018    

Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson has called it quits on her 2018 season, citing an injured Achilles tendon that has continued to affect her results. Read More

'Pocket Rocket' blasts off

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com Olympic Games and | Sunday, July, 22 2018    

Olympic Games and World Championships gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran a season's best 10.98 seconds (0.1m/s) to win the women's 100m dash on yesterday's first day of the Muller Anniversary Games in London, the 11th stop on the IAAF Diamond League circuit as... Read More

Jamaican jurist Patrick Robinson appointed member of ICAS

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

Jamaican jurist Patrick Robinson has been appointed a member of the International Council for Arbitration in Sport (ICAS) for a four-year term which will begin on January 1, 2019. Read More

CEO Foster takes heart in many firsts at CAC Games

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia — Recapturing the moment Jamaica's flag was hoisted, signalling its participation in the 23rd Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, CEO of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), Ryan Foster says it signals the dawn of a new generation for sporting... Read More

Owayne Owens' ordeal

BY PAUL A REID Observer Writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 22 2018    

Two foul jumps and then 14.79m in the preliminaries of the men's triple jump by Jamaica's Owayne Owens at the recent IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, meant an early exit as he finished well down the ladder, far from the top 12 athletes that would... Read More

Yona couldn't beat the heat

Saturday, July, 21 2018    

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia — Yona Knight-Wisdom failed by a whisker to make it to the final of the men's one-metre springboard diving event at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, as he finished ninth at the Aquatic Complex here on Thursday. Read More

Goule clocks national record 1:56.15 for 3rd in 800m

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior Staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, July, 21 2018    

Jamaica's Commonwealth Games 800m bronze medallist Natoya Goule smashed her national record, clocking 1:56.15 minutes after finishing third at the Monaco Diamond League in France yesterday on a day when no Jamaican secured victory. Read More

Atkinson looks to conquer old stomping ground

Saturday, July, 21 2018    

BARRANQUILLA, Colombi (media house) — Alia Atkinson is back on familiar territory, looking to make the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games, yet again, a springboard for world-conquering performances. Read More

Miller-Uibo eyes 200m record, not so sure about 400m

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior Staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 20 2018    

Olympic 400m champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo is of the belief that the women's 200m world record of 21.34 seconds is a more realistic target than the 400m mark of 47.60 established decades ago. Read More

'Briana chose Jamaica ahead of the US,' says mother

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 17 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — The decision for newly crowned IAAF World Under-20 women's sprint double champion Briana Williams to compete in the black, green and gold of Jamaica in international track and field competition, instead of United States where she was born, was made by the athlete... Read More

Chang strikes Gold!

Monday, July, 16 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Julian Robinson, coach of newly minted IAAF World Under-20 discus throw champion Kai Chang, was as surprised as anyone that his charge took the gold medal in the final at Tampere Stadium in Finland yesterday. Read More

Jamaica add 3 medals to take tally to best-ever haul of 12

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 16 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Jamaica added three more medals on yesterday's final day of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships at Tampere Stadium to reach best-ever haul of 12 overall, including a record four gold medals to finish second on the medals table on another sun-drenched day in the... Read More

Dashawn Morris okay with exclusion from 400m

Monday, July, 16 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Despite being caught up in a public opinion storm about his exclusion from the individual 400m at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, Dashawn Morris says he is Ok with the decision of the Jamaican team coaches and... Read More

'Expect better from me'

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 16 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — A concern of one of the island's most promising male sprinters, Jhevaughn Matherson, that will linger in the minds of most Jamaican track and field fans is the litany of disappointments over the last three seasons. Read More



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