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Published:Friday | July 30, 2021 | 12:12 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

With track and field action now under way at the Tokyo Olympics, several local pundits are predicting a big medal haul for Jamaica’s athletes, with some hoping for an overall double-digit booty to rival the 11 garnered in Beijing in 2008 and Rio in...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2021 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s men will be hoping to emulate their performance of five years ago at the Rio Olympic Games when sprint legend Usain Bolt, with two gold, helped to reel in five overall. Omar McLeod, the 110m hurdler, also won gold, while there was silver...

Published:Friday | July 23, 2021 | 12:09 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

In any major sporting championships there are marquee clashes for which fans eagerly anticipate a gigantic battle. In track and field at the Tokyo Olympics, the women’s 200 metres is that event that will take centre stage. A month ago, it was the...

Published:Thursday | July 22, 2021 | 12:07 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’S WOMEN have done well over the years in the 100m hurdles at the World Athletics Championships, with Brigitte Foster-Hylton and Danielle Williams winning gold medals, while Michelle Freeman and Delloreen Ennis-London have also won medals....

Published:Monday | July 19, 2021 | 12:06 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

AT THE 2012 Olympic Games in London, the United States’ 4x100m women’s relay quartet of Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter wrote their names in the record books after clocking a world-record 40.82 seconds to win the...

Published:Saturday | July 17, 2021 | 12:08 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Thirteen years ago, Jamaica’s women created history at the Beijing Games in China as the trio of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Sherone Simpson and Kerron Stewart finished 1-2-2 in the final of the 100 metres for gold, silver and silver. The photo...

Published:Thursday | July 15, 2021 | 5:52 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

JAMAICA’S male athletes on its Tokyo Olympics team are being accorded a fair chance to deliver medals, even amid a recognition that this is the weakest outfit to represent the country for some time. Led by Usain Bolt’s sprint double success at...

Published:Wednesday | July 14, 2021 | 12:12 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Reigning Olympic champion Elaine Thompson Herah registered a confidence-boosting win in 22.43 seconds in the women’s 200 metres at yesterday’s Muller British Grand Prix in Gateshead, London. Thompson Herah was sluggish over the first 100m, but was...

Published:Tuesday | July 13, 2021 | 12:08 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Olympic champion Elaine Thompson Herah headlines a list of nine Jamaican athletes who will be chasing glory today at the Muller British Grand Prix, the final meet in the Wanda Diamond League Series and last before the Tokyo Olympics. Thompson Herah...

Published:Saturday | July 10, 2021 | 12:09 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

WORLD championships triple jump silver medallist, Shanieka Ricketts, was Jamaica’s only winner at yesterday’s Herculis Wanda Diamond League in Monaco. Ricketts registered a mark of 14.29 metres in a three-way final jump for the event and claimed...

Published:Friday | July 9, 2021 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

National sprint double champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and ace Bahamian sprinter Shaunae Miller-Uibo are set for a monster clash in the women’s 200 metres at the Herculis leg of the Wanda Diamond League Series in Monaco. Both number among the main...

Published:Thursday | July 8, 2021 | 12:11 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Fifty-seven of the country’s athletes will depart today for the three-day NACAC Under-18 and Under-23 Championships scheduled for San Jose, Costa Rica, starting tomorrow. Thirty-five of them will compete in the Under-18 section. Edwin Allen High...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2021 | 12:13 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Reigning Olympic double sprint champion Elaine Thompson-Herah returned to form in the 100m after clocking 10.71 seconds to win at the Gyulai István Memorial, a leg of the World Athletics Continental Tour Gold Meet, in Székesfehérvár, Hungary,...

Published:Wednesday | July 7, 2021 | 12:13 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Jamaica’s women have never won a global 400m title at the senior level. The nation’s only glory came at the junior level when Tiffany James-Rose took gold at the World Athletics Under-20 Championships in Bydgoszcz, Poland, in 2016. The country will...

Published:Monday | July 5, 2021 | 12:07 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Reigning long jump world champion Tajay Gayle and Shericka Jackson were winners at the Stockholm leg of the Wanda Diamond League yesterday. There were also top-three finishes for Natoya Goule and Kemar Mowatt. It has now become a norm for Gayle to...

Published:Saturday | July 3, 2021 | 12:08 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

World Championships long jump gold medallist, Tajay Gayle, will be one of eight Jamaicans who will compete in tomorrow’s Wanda Diamond League in Stockholm. Gayle, who will be the first Jamaican in action at 8 am (Ja time), will take on the...

Published:Friday | July 2, 2021 | 12:12 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

It was a rough day for Leah Nugent and Fedrick Dacres at the Wanda Diamond League meeting in Oslo, Norway, yesterday. The two Jamaicans finished out of the top three in their respective events as Nugent was fifth in the women’s 400 metres hurdles...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2021 | 12:08 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

The recently concluded National Senior Championships brought out some fierce competition, as Jamaica’s athletes fought to secure places at the Tokyo Olympic Games, with both seasoned and upcoming competitors stamping their tickets to the July 23 to...

Published:Wednesday | June 30, 2021 | 12:08 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

National double sprint champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and World Championships long jump gold medal winner Tajay Gayle, will lead Jamaica’s strong 62-member team to the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. Among the females, Fraser-Pryce will be...

Published:Monday | June 28, 2021 | 12:10 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Yesterday’s final day of competition of the National Senior Championships at the National Stadium ended on a high, with Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce stealing the show with a personal best (PB) of 21.79 seconds in the women’s 200m to close out her sprint...

Published:Saturday | June 26, 2021 | 4:21 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

In what can truly be described as one of the greatest ever women’s 100 metres finals at the JAAA National Senior Championships, world leader and the fastest woman alive, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, ran a blistering race from start to finish to win...

Published:Friday | June 25, 2021 | 12:14 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

It was sprinting at the highest level at the National Stadium last night as the country’s top female athletes gave a sneak preview of what is to come today in the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association’s National Senior Championships. Both...

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2021 | 12:12 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

The final hurrah for some, the beginning of the road for others. The island’s top athletes will fight for places at next month’s Tokyo Olympic Games, with the four-day National Senior Championships getting under way inside the National Stadium...

Published:Thursday | June 24, 2021 | 12:11 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

THE Country’s top junior athletes will be in action over the next four days as they seek selection on two teams, the North American, Central American and Caribbean (NACAC) Under-18 and -20 Championships, scheduled for Costa Rica between July 9 and...

Published:Tuesday | June 22, 2021 | 12:11 AMRaymond Graham/Gleaner Writer

Omar McLeod is one of two world leaders that will be competing at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association National Senior Championships (Trials) this weekend as athletes look to book their tickets for the Tokyo Olympic Games next month....

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