Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 First run in Worlds was a test of my character — hurdler Omar McLeod http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/First-run-in-Worlds-was-a-test-of-my-character---hurdler-Omar-McLeod_19225873 JAMAICA'S 110m hurdles champion Omar McLeod had his mettle severely tested yesterday in an incident that could have easily derailed him. McLeod was, however, able to quickly gather himself and is back on track in completing his mission. The 110m hurdler was participating in a World Championships for the first time in his career. Local Sports Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Bolt talking the talk http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Bolt-talking-the-talk_19225892 USAIN Bolt will be hunting an unprecedented fourth World Championships 200m title in what promises to be another mouth-watering clash with Justin Gatlin after both eased into today's final set for 7:55 am (Jamaican time). Local Sports Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Elaine Thompson sizzles http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Elaine-Thompson-sizzles_19225890 THE talented Elaine Thompson sizzled in Beijing yesterday with a devastating show of controlled running, in what was her first outing at a global championships. Local Sports Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT 'Silva' turns to gold for Cuba http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-Silva--turns-to-gold-for-Cuba_19225862 BEIJING, China (AFP) — Cuba's Yarisley Silva won the women's pole vault title at the World Championships yesterday. Local Sports Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Bloodied Campbell feeling the pain http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Bloodied-Campbell-feeling-the-pain_19225872 WITH blood slowly dripping from his finger, Kemoy Campbell had a look of pain on his face. Deeper inside was anguish that no one could ever see. He was suffering and he was hurting. Local Sports Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Spencer comes up short http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Spencer-comes-up-short_19225891 JAMAICA'S Janieve Russell and Kaliese Spencer both failed to capture a medal in the women's 400m hurdles final, placing fifth and eighth respectively. Local Sports Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Goule unlucky, plans to do well http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Goule-unlucky--plans-to-do-well_19225955 NATOYA Goule's World Championships golden pursuit ended in controversial fashion after she finished just outside the automatic qualifying spot, then saw her protest for obstruction quickly thrown through the window by the Jury of Appeal yesterday in Beijing. Local Sports Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT #BEIJING2015: Bolt whacked by cameraman after winning 200m gold http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-BEIJING2015--Bolt-whacked-by-cameraman-after-winning-200m-gold BEIJING, China  (AP) — Turns out, only a man on wheels can take down Usain Bolt. Local Sports Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:08:23 GMT #BEIJING2015: Dacres did not expect to throw 65.77m http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-BEIJING2015--Dacres-did-not-expect-to-throw-65-77m KINGSTON, Jamaica – National champion Fedrick Dacres is feeling great after landing 65.77m in the discus throw at the 15th IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China, although he did not expect to throw that distance on his first attempt. Local Sports Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:34:40 GMT #BEIJING2015: Bolt beats Gatlin to win world 200m gold – full report, photos http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-BEIJING2015--Bolt-beats-Gatlin-to-win-world-200m-gold---full-report--photos BEIJING, China (AFP) – Jamaican Usain Bolt easily outstripped American rival Justin Gatlin to claim his fourth consecutive world 200m title on Thursday and add to the 100m gold he won at the weekend. Local Sports Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:30:24 GMT #BEIJING2015: Lightning Bolt strikes again! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-BEIJING2015--Lightning-Bolt-strikes-it-again- KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica's sprint sensation Usain Bolt brutally ended two-time doping offender Justin Gatlin's attempt to controversially usurp him as the king of sprinting when he blazed to the 200 metres world title at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China a short while ago. Local Sports Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:49:51 GMT #BEIJING2015: Bronze for Jamaica in Women’s 400m http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-BEIJING2015--Bronze-for-Jamaica-in-Women-s-400m KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson claimed bronze in the 400 metres at the IAAF World Championships a short while ago in Beijing, China. Local Sports Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:43:47 GMT ONLINE POLL RESULTS: Bolt will not be beaten by Gatlin http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/ONLINE-POLL-RESLUTS--Bolt-will-not-be-beaten-by-Gatlin Gatlin, comfortably the fastest man in the world this year over 200m, is desperate for a win as he seeks revenge for his shock defeat in the 100m race on Sunday. Local Sports Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:37:06 GMT #BEIJING2015: Jamaica’s three advance to Women’s 200m finals http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-BEIJING2015--Jamaica-s-three-advance-to-Women-s-200m-finals KINGSTON, Jamaica – The three Jamaican women contesting the 200 metres IAAF World Championships title in Beijing, China have booked their spot in Friday’s final. Local Sports Thu, 27 Aug 2015 07:02:06 GMT #BEIJING2015: Parchment, McLeod advance to Men’s 110mH finals http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/-BEIJING2015--Two-J-cans-to-contest-Men-s-400mH-World-Championships-title KINGSTON, Jamaica – Two of Jamaica’s three semi-finalists in the Men’s 110m Hurdles at the IAAF World Championships under way in Beijing have advanced to the finals of the event. Local Sports Thu, 27 Aug 2015 06:33:58 GMT CC, Munro battle for Jackson Shield Saturday http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/CC--Munro-battle-for-Jackson-Shield-Saturday_19225859 MONTEGO BAY, St James -- Cornwall College will be going after a fifth straight hold on the Jackson Shield, when they take on long-time rivals Munro College in an annual pre-season double header at Jarrett Park on Saturday afternoon. Observer West Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT BrawtaSports brings statistics to football http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/BrawtaSports-brings-statistics-to-football_19225856 SAVANNA-LA-MAR, Westmoreland — THERE will be an additional dimension to the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association's (ISSA) schoolboys' football this season, as internet company BrawtaSports will track statistics during both the daCosta Cup and Manning Cup competitions. Observer West Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Kenyan Yego crowned javelin king after monster throw http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Kenyan-Yego-crowned-javelin-king-after-monster-throw_19225864 BEIJING, China (AFP) — Kenya's Julius Yego won world javelin gold with the third longest throw of all time in Beijing yesterday. Local Sports Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Positive doping tests overshadow Kenyan double http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Positive-doping-tests-overshadow-Kenyan-double_19225865 BEIJING, China (AFP) — A sparkling Kenyan double at the world championships in Beijing yesterday was overshadowed by news that two Kenyans had failed pre-competition drugs tests. Local Sports Thu, 27 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT Kenya's Jepkemoi pips Ghribi for steeplechase title http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Kenya-s-Jepkemoi-pips-Ghribi-for-steeplechase-title-_19225866 BEIJING, China (AFP) — Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi of Kenya claimed victory in the women's 3000m steeplechase at the world championships in Beijing yesterday. Local Sports Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT DC United spank MBU 3-0 http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/DC-United-spank-MBU-3-0_19225876 MONTEGO Bay United's chances of advancing past the first round of the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League suffered a massive blow on Tuesday night after they went down to a 0-3 loss to US Major League Soccer campaigners DC United at the Robert F Kennedy Stadium in Washington, DC. Local Sports Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Platini's credentials as reformer questioned by FIFA rival http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Platini-s-credentials-as-reformer-questioned-by-FIFA-rival_19225886 LONDON, England (AP) — As Michel Platini prepares to reveal his FIFA presidential vision, a rival contender is launching his campaign by questioning the UEFA leader's long-standing association with Sepp Blatter and his credentials to reform the scandal-tainted governing body. Local Sports Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Gimme Five basketball camp seeks to empower youth http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Gimme-Five-basketball-camp-seeks-to-empower-youth_19225858 MONTEGO BAY, St James — O'NEIL Johnson, the development director of the Western Basketball Association (WBA), has described last week's Gimme Five camp held at Cornwall College in Montego Bay as "a blessing". Observer West Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Faulkand FC, Irwin High win St JFA/Sandals leagues http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Faulkand-FC--Irwin-High-win-St-JFA-Sandals-leagues_19225868 MONTEGO BAY, St James — FAULKLAND FC retained their St James Football Association's/ Sandals Resorts International Under-20 title, while Irwin High took the Under-17 crown. Observer West Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT Mills not a 100%, but still there http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/sport/Mills-not-a-100---but-still-there_19225686 BREAST cancer survivor Novlene Williams-Mills, who revealed she is now struggling with a thyroid infection, has made it to the final of the women's 400m in a season's best of 50.47 seconds. Local Sports Wed, 26 Aug 2015 02:00:00 GMT