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Published:Monday | September 30, 2019 | 12:22 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: With Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and the mixed 4x400m relay team adding to Jamaica’s tally last night, defending world 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod is backing himself to also deliver at the 2019 World Championships despite a season of...

Published:Monday | September 30, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Mother. Champion. Legend. Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce blushed at the suggestion, but two Olympic titles and, now, an unmatched four World titles in the 100m make her the greatest of all time in the event. Fraser-Pryce, in what...

Published:Monday | September 30, 2019 | 12:17 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Kerry Lee Ricketts, coach and husband of Diamond League-winning triple jumper Shanieka Ricketts, says that the Jamaican is primed for a medal at the World Championships, after a season of confidence-building performances. Shanieka, who...

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: No Jamaican has ever won a medal in the women’s 800m at the World Championships or the Olympic Games, but after yesterday’s heats at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, history is one step closer. Natoya Goule, the wiry...

Published:Saturday | September 28, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Tajay Gayle’s debut World Championships experience did not get off to the start that most would have predicted, as he struggled to secure his spot in the final of the men’s long jump competition at the Khalifa International Stadium....

Published:Friday | September 27, 2019 | 12:35 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: After impressing as a junior, Chanice Porter is finally about to compete on the big stage as she gets ready to make her senior international debut at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. The 24-year-old was one of Jamaica’s...

Published:Friday | September 27, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: The 2019 IAAF World Championships, in a sense, represents a crossroads for Jamaica’s track and field programme. Missing is the star power that personalities such as Usain Bolt, Veronica Campbell-Brown, and Asafa Powell brought for...

Published:Friday | September 27, 2019 | 12:21 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: The Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel’s (IADP) decision to issue a public warning with no period of ineligibility in their ruling on Briana Williams’ anti-doping disciplinary hearing, has brought relief for the youngster and...

Published:Thursday | September 26, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Nine years ago, sprinter Oshane Bailey was living his dreams. Still only 21 years old at the time, he had registered his fastest ever 100m clocking – 10.11 seconds – and was carrying Jamaica’s hopes in the 100m at the Commonwealth...

Published:Thursday | September 26, 2019 | 12:09 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Veteran track and field coach Stephen Francis has called out the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) for its provisional selection of Briana Williams to Jamaica’s World Championships team, pointing to a direct breach of...

Published:Wednesday | September 25, 2019 | 12:15 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Head coach of Jamaica’s team at the 2019 World Championships, Maurice Wilson, says while he understands the generally low expectations around the team, he forecasts strong performances from the country’s athletes in Doha. Wilson, who...

Published:Tuesday | September 24, 2019 | 12:31 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: Head coach of Jamaica’s team to the 2019 IAAF World Championships Maurice Wilson is calling for greater collaboration where relay practice is concerned. Wilson lamented the continued issue of key athletes being unavailable for relay...

Published:Tuesday | September 24, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: With Jamaica’s pre-World Championships training camp wrapping up in Doha yesterday ahead of Friday’s start of the championships here, technical leader Donald Quarrie expressed satisfaction with its productivity and pointed to what he...

Published:Tuesday | September 24, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: World-renowned track and field coach Stephen Francis is expecting his double sprinting delight, Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, to be at their best when the IAAF World Championships gets under way this weekend at the...

Published:Monday | September 23, 2019 | 12:25 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

DOHA, Qatar: It has been quite a season for Jamaican hurdler Rushell Clayton. Two years ago, she was running 57 seconds in the 400m hurdles more often than not and failed miserably in her bid to qualify for the London 2017 World Championships...

Published:Wednesday | August 28, 2019 | 12:48 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Following confirmations that Jamaican teenage sprinter Briana Williams has tested positive for the banned diuretic hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ), her representative, Dr Emir Crowne, has outlined his two main objectives – to secure an expedited hearing...

Published:Tuesday | August 27, 2019 | 12:30 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Jamaica’s track and field programme is again under the microscope following reports that the ‘A’ sample of a Jamaican sprinter has returned an adverse analytical finding for a banned diuretic. Well-placed sources have indicated that the athlete,...

Published:Friday | August 16, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

Today’s 10-year (10th) anniversary of Usain Bolt’s 100m world record has triggered a moment of reflection for the retired superstar sprinter, who told The Gleaner yesterday that, despite his contentment with his mind-boggling accomplishments on the...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

“Take responsibility for your failures!” That’s the charge from Jamaican sprinting great Usain Bolt, who yesterday broke his silence in a stinging defence of Racers Track Club founder and head coach Glen Mills aimed at several athletes who had...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:14 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

A major figure in Jamaica’s most dominant period in international track and field, iconic sprinter Usain Bolt, says he is disturbed by the state of the country’s male sprinting, heading into the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, in September....

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

While most of her peers try to figure out what to do with themselves, Jamaican teenage speedster Briana Williams is certain about what she wants to accomplish in life. The 17-year-old Florida native, who last week stamped her ticket to Doha, where...

Published:Thursday | June 20, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

GRENOBLE, France: The story of Jamaica’s road to the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup (FWWC) qualification is well documented. Raised from the ashes through the benevolence of Cedella Marley, daughter of reggae icon Bob Marley, the Reggae Girlz booked...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:13 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

GRENOBLE, France: Born in Hong Kong to a Cuban father and a Jamaican mother and currently based in Norway, it’s no wonder the most cosmopolitan of Jamaican players would create history on the world stage. Second-half substitute Havana Solaun...

Published:Tuesday | June 18, 2019 | 12:00 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

GRENOBLE, France: Twenty-five-year-old Jamaican international Toriana Patterson said that having experienced a taste of football at the highest level, Jamaica’s woman footballers are more determined than ever to ensure that FIFA Women’s World Cup (...

Published:Monday | June 17, 2019 | 12:43 AMAndrÈ Lowe/Sports Editor

GRENOBLE, France: Injured days before the start of the FIFA Women’s World Cup and relegated to the sidelines, Jamaican striker Kayla McCoy is managing her disappointment and making the most of the situation. The 22-year-old was expected to play a...

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