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Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson will have one less thing to worry about next year. The national record holder will be on the plane heading to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics with 12 months to spare, after winning gold in the 100m breaststroke at the...

Published:Wednesday | August 14, 2019 | 12:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican squash team will look back on their Pan American performances as encouraging, but will harbour regret on what could have been, if results and fortune had gone their way. The disappointment of leaving results on the table is something...

Published:Monday | August 12, 2019 | 12:18 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The last two weeks have been eye-­opening for the ladies of the under-19 Jamaican lacrosse team. They have faced the best the world has to offer and although they have been outclassed at times, the team has managed to gain valuable experience...

Published:Monday | August 12, 2019 | 12:07 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Michael Gunning’s summer has ended with a new lease on his competitive life. Despite not getting the results that he desired in the Pan American Games, the Jamaican swimmer is in a more relaxed and positive mood than he was a month ago. When he...

Published:Saturday | August 10, 2019 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

It is likely that Michael Hector will not play competitive football again until January 2020. The 27-year-old Jamaican international will remain at Chelsea for at least the remainder of 2019 after a proposed permanent move to championship side...

Published:Friday | August 9, 2019 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The competitive nature of Sion Brinn has not left him since he retired from swimming long ago. He just found a new avenue in which to continue to keep the flag flying for Jamaica. The former Jamaican Olympian competed in his 2019 CrossFit Games...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Although the outcome wasn’t what the Reggae Girlz wanted, there were still positives that could be taken from their two week experience in Peru at the Pan American Games. That was the sentiment expressed by Jamaican midfielder Sashana Campbell, who...

Published:Thursday | August 8, 2019 | 12:11 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

By his expectations, when Yona Knight-Wisdom was asked to grade his Pan American Games campaign out of 10, he gave it a solid eight. If he had managed to medal in the 3m springboard final on Sunday, it would have been a nine. If he had won the 3m...

Published:Wednesday | August 7, 2019 | 12:00 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

First Vice-president of the Jamaica Olympic Association Nelson ‘Chris’ Stokes was on the phone to Minister of Sport Olivia Grange requesting tickets to the Independence Grand Gala. She ended the conversation with some unexpected news for the four-...

Published:Monday | August 5, 2019 | 12:25 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

President of the Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ), Martin Lyn, has called for more backing for Jamaica’s local divers. Speaking with The Gleaner recently on the heels of Yona Knight-Wisdom’s historic silver medal in the one metre...

Published:Monday | August 5, 2019 | 12:21 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica Hockey Federation has released the names of the 61-member training squad to represent Jamaica in next year’s Junior Pan American Hockey Championships. The squad consists of 30 players called for the men’s squad, including six, reserves...

Published:Saturday | August 3, 2019 | 12:19 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s medal tally at the Pan American Games increased to two on Thursday evening as diver Yona Knight-Wisdom took home silver in the 1m springboard event at the aquatic centre in Lima, Peru. The 24-year-old Knight-Wisdom improved on his top...

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:26 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Boxer Ricardo Brown recorded Jamaica’s first medal as the Pan American Games continued in Lima, Peru, yesterday. The 29-year-old Brown scored bronze in the men’s super heavyweight (91+kg) event despite losing his semi-final bout to Colombian...

Published:Wednesday | July 31, 2019 | 12:09 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Toni-Ann Williams was finished with gymnastics. Her Achilles tendon was ruptured in February, while competing in her final season with the University of California Berkeley, bringing a cruel end to her collegiate career. She called her family and...

Published:Tuesday | July 30, 2019 | 12:25 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaican Gymnast Danusia Francis finished in the top 10 in Jamaica’s first gymnastics final as the Pan American Games continued in Lima, Peru, yesterday. The 25-year-old Francis finished seventh in the women’s all round final with a total score of...

Published:Tuesday | July 30, 2019 | 12:23 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

While the nation celebrates its 57th anniversary of Emancipation on Thursday, in the city of Peterborough, Canada, Jamaica’s Under-19 Women’s lacrosse team will make history of its own; it will be the first team from the Caribbean to compete in...

Published:Tuesday | July 30, 2019 | 12:20 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The next time that you’ll see Justin Burrowes, he will be starting life in college competing against quality teams from across the United States. Beyond that, probably on the professional circuit competing against the best players in the world. But...

Published:Monday | July 29, 2019 | 12:30 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s senior women’s football team started their Pan American campaign on a losing note, falling 2-0 to Mexico in their opening game of Group A at Estadio Universidad San Marcos in Lima, Peru. Goals from striker Kiana Palacios and captain...

Published:Monday | July 29, 2019 | 12:28 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is expected to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu for the foreseeable future after the club cancelled the Welsh international’s move to China. The 30-year-old Bale was closing in on a transfer to Chinese Super League...

Published:Thursday | July 25, 2019 | 12:33 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

There was no improvement for Jamaica’s swimmers as the second day of the swimming section of the FINA World Championships continued from the Nambu International Aquatics Centre in Gwangju, South Korea. Keanan Dols, who made his senior debut on...

Published:Thursday | July 25, 2019 | 12:31 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaica under-21 hockey league is winding down to its closing stages, with the champions set to be decided tomorrow at the Mona Astro Turf. In the men’s division, Shemar Gordon’s 15th-minute goal was enough as the Liguanea Bucks defeated the...

Published:Tuesday | July 23, 2019 | 12:27 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s swimmers got off to a difficult start as the FINA World Championships continued from the Nambu International Aquatics Centre in Gwangju, South Korea, yesterday. Olympian and national record holder Alia Atkinson failed to advance to the...

Published:Monday | July 22, 2019 | 12:14 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

Goalkeeper Papito Smith was the hero as Excelsior High defeated Holy Trinity High School 3-2 on penalties to win the second staging of the Green and Yellow Ali Cole Cup at the Courtney Walsh Oval on Saturday. Smith was called upon to make three...

Published:Friday | July 19, 2019 | 12:16 AMDaniel Wheeler/Gleaner Writer

The Jamaican under-19 women’s lacrosse team got a big boost to its preparations for the Under-19 World Lacrosse Championships in Peterborough, Canada, as they have managed to gain funding from the Ministry of Sport in order to offset expenses for...

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