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Stories by Akino Ming

Published:Sunday | September 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Christopher Bender, coach of Camperdown High, believes he has found a Manning Cup team that can end the school's 30-year trophy drought in schoolboy football.Bender made his comments after his side dropped points for the first time this season when...

Published:Sunday | September 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Jamaica's influence in bobsleigh is about to increase as Dudley Stokes Jr, the pilot for the historic 1988 Winter Olympics team, has been selected to be a part of the International Bobsleigh Skeleton Federation (IBSF) Development Committee.Stokes, a...

Published:Monday | September 10, 2018 | 11:48 AMAkino Ming

President of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA), Warren Blake, has confirmed to The Gleaner, that Jamaica has failed in its attempt to host the 2019 IAAF World Relays. Blake said the Government was not able to provide a written...

Published:Sunday | September 9, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

The recently concluded FIFA men's World Cup has reminded Theodore Whitmore, the head coach of Jamaica senior men's team, that no nation should be taken for granted in international football - even one which is sitting at number 202 on the FIFA world...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:18 AMAkino Ming

With one match still to be played, Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz are already champions of the Caribbean CONCACAF Women’s World Cup Qualifiers having convincingly won all their three games. Their performances mean that they have qualified for...

Published:Sunday | September 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Aisha Praught-Leer continued her amazing 2018 season by breaking her national record in the women's 3000 metres steeplechase at IAAF Diamond League final in Brussels on Friday. She believes it has positioned her to do well next season when there...

Published:Sunday | August 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Paralympian Jason Brown has become so used to surmounting great obstacles in his life that he was never in doubt that he would get past the challenge that his CXC examinations posed.The 2017 World Para Athletics Junior 100m (T12) silver medallist...

Published:Sunday | August 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Former national midfielder Jermaine Hue has high praises for Theodore 'Tappa' Whitmore's move to give local-based players more opportunities to represent the country.Last Friday, a senior men's team, made up of local-based players, beat Grenada 5-1...

Published:Sunday | August 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

After his superhuman effort at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad and Tobago that pulled his Jamaica Tallawahs from the jaws of defeat against the Trinbago Knight Riders two days ago, Andre Russell is promising much of the same when his side takes on...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 10:41 AMAkino Ming

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia: Caitlin Chang is hoping her historic silver medal win in the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games women’s individual fencing competition, epee, will boost Jamaica’s chances in the team competition. “...

Published:Sunday | July 29, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia:Danny Hawthorne, head coach of Jamaica's athletics team at the Central American and Caribbean Games, is expecting a number of medals from his charges as the team bows into action today in Barranquilla, Colombia."This is a very...

Published:Saturday | July 21, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Alia Atkinson won gold in the 100m breaststroke at the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia last night to secure Jamaica's first medal at the event.Atkinson, touched the wall in a Games Record 1:06.83 to win ahead of...

Published:Sunday | July 15, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Jamaica registered three victories on day one of the inaugural Athletics World Cup in London and are now sitting in fourth position with 77 points in the eight-team points table.Janieve Russell, Fedrick Dacres and Stephenie Ann McPherson scored...

Published:Sunday | July 1, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Shericka Jackson is inching closer to that 21-seconds mark. She told The Sunday Gleaner a few weeks back that she is gunning for this season. Yesterday, she ran a personal best 22.05 seconds to win the 200 metres at the Paris Diamond League.Jackson...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Before he unveiled the maquette of the statue that will immortalise the achievements of two-time Olympic 100 metres champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (SFP), sculptor Basil Watson said that his intention was to show the determination the diminutive...

Published:Sunday | June 24, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Led by leaders of the two biggest track clubs in Jamaica, local coaches have requested a meeting with the hierarchy of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) to discuss what they have described as the poor organisation and running...

Published:Sunday | June 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Commonwealth Games champion Ronald Levy says he is looking to put together a smooth race before the end of the season to join that coveted sub-13 seconds club in the 110 metres hurdles.The former St Elizabeth Technical athlete said that his...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Around this time every four years, Theodore Whitmore and his then teammates on Jamaica's men senior team are bombarded with questions about their historic qualification and short campaign at the 1998 World Cup in France.But instead of recounting the...

Published:Sunday | June 10, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Leah Nugent held her composure to upstage pre-race favourite Janieve Russell to win the 400m hurdles at the third staging of the JN/Racers Grand Prix last night at the National Stadium.Nugent stopped the clock in a season's best 54.67 seconds....

Published:Sunday | June 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Hydel Preparatory School outscored their opponents by more than 100 points to capture their 13th straight title at the JISA Tastee National Prep Champs at the National Stadium yesterday.The Ferry-based school tallied 310 points, 115 more than the...

Published:Sunday | May 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Hurdlers Janieve Russell and Omar McLeod displayed impeccable composure to win their respective events at the Prefontaine Classic, the Eugene Diamond League, yesterday.Russell continues her impressive form in the women's 400m hurdles with a come-...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Mother's Day 2018 will forever be etched in the mind of Andre Douglas, the former Jamaica College jumper who is a freshman at the University of Texas, San Antonio.The day will stand out more than any other because it was the first Mother's Day that...

Published:Sunday | May 20, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

Two football experts believe that local players could benefit enormously if Jamaica-born footballer Leon Bailey moves to Bayern Munich or Real Madrid in the off season.The German Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich, have made a £60 million pounds...

Published:Saturday | May 19, 2018 | 9:03 PMAkino Ming

After cruising to comfortable win in the 400m hurdles at the Jamaica International Invitational Meet (JIIM) on Saturday night at  the National Stadium,  Commonwealth Games champion, Janieve Russell, says she will be going after the ...

Published:Sunday | May 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMAkino Ming

After smashing the 50 metres breaststroke record by four seconds at the Burger King/Popeyes Swim Championships yesterday, 10-year-old Christanya Shirley said that she hopes to break world records like her idol, Alia Atkinson, one day.Shirley,...

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