Athletics

Nine Jamaicans down to contest today's Paris Diamond League

By Paul A Reid Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, August, 24 2019    

World and Olympic champion Elaine Thompson, middle-distance runner Natoya Goule and sprint hurdler Ronald Levy are among the Jamaicans who will be seeking to secure their spots in the lucrative International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF)... Read More

Glittering Para Pan opening ceremony

Saturday, August, 24 2019    

The National Stadium of Lima, also known as José Díaz Estadio Nacional de Lima, was last night ablaze with colour, music and fireworks, as the region's para athletes paraded in their national colours to a packed stadium and an estimated viewing audience of over 30... Read More

US sprint star Coleman risks ban over missed drug tests, say reports

Friday, August, 23 2019    

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — United States sprint star Christian Coleman could face suspension after failing to make himself available for three drug tests, multiple reports said yesterday. Read More

JPA President Samuda calls for Caribbean unity

Friday, August, 23 2019    

The General Assembly of the Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) came to a successful conclusion yesterday in Lima, Peru, where the Para Pan American Games will commence with the opening ceremony today. Read More

Team Jamaica settles in Lima for Para

Friday, August, 23 2019    

Team Jamaica is now fully settled in Lima, Peru, for the 2019 Para Pan American Games and had their first meeting of all delegation members on Tuesday in the athletes' village. Read More

Samuda urges Para PanAm team to be 'exemplary brand ambassadors'

Tuesday, August, 20 2019    

President of the Jamaica Paralympic Association (JPA), Christopher Samuda, urged Jamaica's athletes to be “exemplary brand ambassadors” as they participate at the 2019 Lima Para Pan American Games. Read More

McLeod rebounds

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 19 2019    

Jamaica's defending World and Olympic champion Omar McLeod, who has struggled at times this season, declared that he will not be giving up his IAAF World Championships title without a fight, after winning the 110-metre hurdles at the Muller Grand Prix at Alexander Stadium in Birmingham,... Read More

Williams, Shelly lead chase at Birmingham Diamond League

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 18 2019    

A number of top-class fields headlined by mouth-watering line-ups in the women's 100m hurdles and 200m sprint will be on show today at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting in England where 15 Jamaicans are down to particpate. Read More

Taylor returns to form with win at low-key Belgium meet

Sunday, August, 18 2019    

Christopher Taylor continued his return to form, after being sidelined with injuries for most of the season, ran a season's best 45.62 seconds to win the 400m at a low-key meet, Meeting voor Mon Leuven, a part of the Flanders Cup series in Belgium yesterday. Read More

Hallelujah!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 16 2019    

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) has reversed a decision made in June to exclude former World Championships 100m hurdles gold medallist Danielle Williams in the team that will represent the country at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, which starts in... Read More

Caster Semenya unfazed after middle distance ban

Thursday, August, 15 2019    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa's two-time Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya yesterday shrugged off critics in the face of a ruling that has banned her from defending her World Championships middle distance title in Doha in September. Read More

JOA strikes gold again

Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

It was historic for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia, and historic for the 2018 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. Read More

3rd Carifta Triathlon, Aquathlon Championships kicks off in St Ann this weekend

Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

Triathlon and Aquathlon teams from across the Caribbean and Latin America will descend on Jewel Runaway Bay Resort for the third annual Carifta Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships set for August 17-18. Read More

Bronze belles

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 11 2019    

The Jamaican women's 4x400m relay team added a bronze medal as the track and field programme ended at the 18th Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, finishing with 17 medals in what was a dress rehearsal for the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, later this year. Read More

Photo: BRONZE BELLES

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

Members of the Jamaican women's 4x400m relay team — (from left) Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Tiffany James, Natoya Goule and Roneisha McGregor — show off their medals after copping bronze at the 18th Pan American Championships in Lima, Peru, yesterday. (Photo: Garfield... Read More



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