Athletics

Taylor takes off!

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

TAMPERE, Finland — Christopher Taylor, a gold medal favourite at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships which gets under way at Tampere stadium tomorrow, and intermediate hurdler Shiann Salmon were named male and female captains of the Jamaica team here... Read More

Photo: TAYLOR TAKES OFF!

Monday, July, 9 2018    

Jamaica's boys' team captain Christopher Taylor practises his starts at an indoor facility just on the outside of Tampere during a training session yesterday. Taylor and the Jamaican team are in Tampere ahead of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships, which begins tomorrow at Tampere Stadium in... Read More

Chile anxious for sport cooperation agreement with Jamaica, says Grange

Monday, July, 9 2018    

Minister of Sport Olivia Grange says she wants to fast-track the process of developing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for cooperation in the area of sport between the governments of Chile and Jamaica. Read More

Jamaicans start arriving in Tampere for IAAF World Under-20 Champs

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, July, 7 2018    

The majority of the Jamaican contingent arrived in Tampere, Finland, yesterday ahead of Tuesday's start of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships, after leaving Jamaica on Thursday. Read More

All eyes on Taylor

Saturday, July, 7 2018    

Jamaica's track and field sensation Christopher Taylor will be in the spotlight even before Tuesday's start of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships at Tampere Stadium that seats just under 17,000 spectators. Read More

Injury forces Russell to make late withdrawal from Finland-bound team

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 6 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Dejour Russell's quest to win gold medals in both the IAAF World Under-18 and Under-20 championships took a big hit when the Calabar High standout was forced to withdraw from the Jamaican team to the IAAF World Under-18 Championships which starts on Tuesday... Read More

World U-20 Champs third-largest ever

Thursday, July, 5 2018    

The IAAF World Under-20 Championships that are set to get underway in Tampere, Finland, next Tuesday, will be the third- largest in terms of entries, say organisers. Read More

Off to Finland!

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 5 2018    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Seven athletes from the western region are part of the Jamaican team that will start leaving the island today for the IAAF World Under- 20 championships in Tampere, Finland. The championships takes place from July 10-15. Read More

Canadian Javelin thrower relishes Jamaican opportunity

Thursday, July, 5 2018    

Despite a very low spectator turnout and a small number of entrants, all of the athletes who performed at the inaugural staging of the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association (JAAA) Under-18 Invitational Meet were happy to be associated with the event. Read More

James establishes new track record in 400m win

Tuesday, July, 3 2018    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — Former World and Olympic champion Kirani James continued his comeback with a record-setting victory as he won the 400 metres on Saturday at the Aliann Pompey Invitational. Read More

Canada impress on day two of JAAA Under-18 Invitational Meet

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Tuesday, July, 3 2018    

On a day that they celebrated 'Canada Day', the Canadian athletes who performed on the second and final day of the inaugural staging of the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association (JAAA) Under-18 Invitational Meet at the National Stadium on Sunday excelled on the tack and in the... Read More

Taylor stars at Jamaica Under-18 Invitational

By Dwayne Richards Observer writer | Monday, July, 2 2018    

A week on from his amazing run at the National Athletic Championships where he produced a scintillating 44.88 seconds to set a new national junior record, Christopher Taylor was back in the headlines again when he equalled the 100m junior record on Saturday. Read More

Jackson, Levy and Dacres cop gold, Blake's struggles continue at Paris Diamond League

Monday, July, 2 2018    

PARIS, France (CMC) — While the Jamaican trio of Shericka Jackson, Ronald Levy and Fedrick Dacres all copped gold medals at the Paris Diamond League event on Saturday, Yohan Blake finished down the pack in the men's 100m. Read More

Central Jamaica athletes star at National Championships

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Monday, July, 2 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — A number of athletes from central Jamaica were at the top of their game at the Jamaica Administrative Athletics Association (JAAA)/Supreme Ventures National Senior and Junior Championships held inside National Stadium over last weekend. Read More

Vashon McCarthy battles on after mother's passing

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 2 2018    

Former Jamaica national junior shot put/discus thrower Vashon McCarthy is not a stranger to setbacks and disappointments, but the latest, the passing of his mother Ina Lennon-Lewis, could prove to be his biggest challenge so far. Read More



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