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Published:Wednesday | September 22, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

ALIA ATKINSON may be about to retire from competitive swimming, but she still craves peak performance. Atkinson is currently engaged in the International Swimming League (ISL) in Napoli, Italy, and is aiming to get close to her World short course...

Published:Tuesday | September 21, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Like schoolboy football, its counterpart netball competitions were not held in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic but Keith Wellington, president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA), says his organisation has every intention...

Published:Monday | September 20, 2021 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

ISSA President Keith Wellington is expecting widespread participation in the DaCosta Cup and Manning Cup football competitions this year. Entries close on Friday, and early indications suggest that most schools will be in action. Asked about the...

Published:Friday | September 17, 2021 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When evergreen Merlene Ottey clocked the last of the 67 sub-11 seconds 100m races on August 30, 2000, little Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was just 13. That race in Thessaloniki, Greece, entrenched Ottey’s position as the leading producer of times under...

Published:Tuesday | September 14, 2021 | 12:06 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

THOUGH HE came out on the losing end, Jamaica’s Leon Bailey has made a bright start to his career at Aston Villa Football Club. His skill, pace and industry have impressed football coach and analyst, Andrew Price, who believes Bailey will wreak...

Published:Monday | September 13, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Olympic discus finalist Shadae Lawrence and her twin sister Shardia will both be training at home in Jamaica. Shadae will be strengthening her coaching link with throws expert Julian Robinson and Shardia, the 2019 NCAA triple jump champion, will...

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2021 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson Herah is just 0.05 away from the 100m world record, but she said yesterday that the 200m world record might be easier to break. Speaking on the eve of the 2021 Wanda Diamond League finale in Zürich,...

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2021 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When Jamaica College (JC) secured its 30th hold on the ISSA/Digicel Manning Cup in 2019, no one knew that COVID-19 would wipe out the following season. Now, as JC readies its squad for a title defence in 2021, the mood at 189 Old Hope Road is one...

Published:Thursday | September 9, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Motivation will be the key ingredient Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce will need to keep going up to the 2024 Olympics. That is the indication from 2021 Olympic track and field team manager Ian Forbes and JAMALCO Track Club founder Dennis May. Speaking on...

Published:Tuesday | September 7, 2021 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS Elaine Thompson-Herah and Hansle Parchment lead a 12-strong contingent of Jamaicans into battle in Zurich, Switzerland, for the final Diamond League meet of the season, September 8 and 9. The group includes Stephenie-Ann McPherson...

Published:Monday | September 6, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica could soon have the world records in the women’s 100m, 200m, and the 4x100m relay events. So says Juliet Cuthbert-Flynn, who helped Jamaica to win the first of its five World Athletics Championships sprint relay titles 30 years ago....

Published:Thursday | September 2, 2021 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

World Athletics U-20 Championships discus throw runner-up Ralford Mullings will soon take up a scholarship at Arizona State University in the United States. Caniggia Raynor, who coached Mullings at Kingston College for the last four years, is...

Published:Monday | August 30, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The 100m hurdles victory by Ackera Nugent at the World Athletics U-20 Championships is a sign that Jamaica’s future in the event is secure. That is the view held by Gillian Russell-Love, the first Jamaican to win the junior crown, who also believes...

Published:Friday | August 20, 2021 | 12:12 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Garriel White is looking for a personal best (PB) in the 400m hurdles at the World Athletics Under-20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya. White won heat two of the event which had its opening round yesterday, finishing in 58.65 seconds, to advance to...

Published:Thursday | August 19, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Michael Vassell, the godfather of the local throws movement, and Tokyo Olympics finalist Chad Wright have both picked discus prospect Ralford Mullings to do well at the World Under-20 Championships in Nairobi, Kenya, this week. In fact, Vassell and...

Published:Friday | August 13, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Maurice Wignall, the dean of Jamaican sprint hurdlers, says the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) was right to pick Hansle Parchment, Ronald Levy and Damion Thomas for the 110m hurdles at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan....

Published:Monday | August 2, 2021 | 12:07 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

When Karsten Warholm of Norway broke the 29-year-old world record in the 400m hurdles, he affirmed a prediction made two years ago by Jamaican coach Okeile Stewart. However, even though Warholm has won the last two World Athletics Championships...

Published:Saturday | July 31, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s medal winning streak in the women’s 400-metre hurdles could continue in Tokyo when the Olympic track and field programme begins. This is according to Okeile Stewart, who coached Rushell Clayton to third place at the 2019 World...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Hansle Parchment knows what’s at stake in Tokyo. That’s the assessment from his coach, Fitz Coleman, who says the tall 31-year-old 110m hurdler wants to perform when Athletics at the Olympic Games get under way later this week. Parchment is...

Published:Thursday | July 29, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Five years ago, Fedrick Dacres opened Jamaica’s track and field campaign at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. He will play the same role today, but he is no longer a naive newcomer. Instead, Dacres is one of the finest discus throwers in the...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2021 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

With Jamaica’s top male quarter-milers suffering injuries this year, the nation’s 4x400m relay effort at the Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, may need reinforcements. If the search for speed locates 400m hurdler Jaheel Hyde, he will answer the call....

Published:Monday | July 26, 2021 | 12:08 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Tyquendo Tracey, the national 100m champion, is ready to speed in Tokyo, when the Olympic track and field competition begins. Now 28, Tracey has the normal motivation that abides in the mind of international athletes, but there is something else...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2021 | 12:09 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

The world record in the women’s sprint relay could fall to Jamaica in the upcoming Olympic Games. That expert opinion comes from 2004 Olympic 4x100 gold medallist Sherone Simpson. She believes Jamaica’s top four women – Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce,...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:10 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s medal-winning streak in the women’s 400m hurdles could continue in Tokyo when the Olympic track and field programme begins. So says Swept Track Club head coach Okeile Stewart, who coached Rushell Clayton to third place at the 2019 World...

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2021 | 12:11 AMHubert Lawrence/Gleaner Writer

Scroll down the 2021 400m hurdles performance list and you’ll see the name Jaheel Hyde in the number seven slot after his personal best of 48.18 seconds at last month’s National Senior Championships (Trials). Hyde plans to prove that ranking is...

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