First run in Worlds was a test of my character — hurdler Omar McLeod

MCLEOD… I have
the fastest time
here, so obviously I
am the man to beat.

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 ... Read More

Bolt sending out a
confident message.
CUMMINGS) Bolt talking the talk
USAIN Bolt will be hunting an unprecedented fourth World Championships 200m title in what promises t ... Read More

Elaine Thompson as easy as can be in
her 200m heat. Elaine Thompson sizzles
THE talented Elaine Thompson sizzled in Beijing yesterday with a devastating show of controlled runn ... Read More

Hejnova 'Silva' turns to gold for Cuba
BEIJING, China (AFP) — Cuba's Yarisley Silva won the women's pole vault title at the World Cha ... Read More

Bloodied Campbell feeling the pain

BY HOWARD WALKER Reporting from Beijing, China | Thursday, August 27, 2015    

Campbell competing in the 5,000m yesterday in Beijing.

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. Campbell fell while running in the 5,000m at the World Championships and was basically trampled on, but bravely got up and finished the 12-lap event in 15th position with a time of 14:00.55 minutes, thereby failing to advance to the final. The race was won by Ethiopia's Hagos Gebrhiwet in 13:45:00 minutes ahead of A ... Read More

Spencer comes up short

BY HOWARD WALKER Reporting from Beijing, China | Thursday, August 27, 2015    

Janieve Russell (left) clears a hurdle on her way to a fifth-place finish in the 400m hurdles
yesterday. At right is team-mate Kaliese Spencer.

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. Spencer and Russell are former World Junior 400m hurdles champions. Spencer, 28, won her title in 2006 here in Beijing, while Russell, 22, won in 2012 in Barcelona. Spencer, who is yet to deliver at the senior level, was timed in 55.47 seconds and once again her big race mentality has been questioned. "No pressure at all. I was there relaxed an ... Read More

Goule unlucky, plans to do well

BY HOWARD WALKER Reporting from Beijing, China | Thursday, August 27, 2015    

(L) Goule
takes the
lead in
her 800m
(R) GOULE… if I wasn’t obstructed, I know, I would have made it
through the next round. (PHOTO: BRYAN CUMMINGS)

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. Goule finished in fourth spot in her 800m first-round heat with a time of 2:02.37 minutes, but failed to advance to the semi-finals. The race was won by Fabienne Kohlmann of Germany in 2:01.42 minutes ahead of Joanna Jozwik of Poland with 2 ... Read More

#BEIJING2015: Bolt whacked by cameraman after winning 200m gold

Thursday, August 27, 2015 10:08 AM    

Jamaica's Usain Bolt walks away after being hit by a videographer on a Segway as he celebrated winning the men’s 200m final at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird's Nest stadium in Beijing, Thursday (Photo: AP)

BEIJING, China  (AP) — Turns out, only a man on wheels can take down Usain Bolt. Shortly after the Jamaican great won a fourth 200-meter title and a 10th gold overall at the world championships, a cameraman on a two-wheel vehicle banged into Bolt from behind. Suddenly, the Olympic champion was down on his back, flipping over before getting back on his feet and then briefly holding his left leg. After regaining his composure, he walked back to the cameraman to make sure he was OK, to ... Read More

#BEIJING2015: Dacres did not expect to throw 65.77m

Thursday, August 27, 2015 9:34 AM    

Fedrick Dacres (Photo: Bryan Cummings)

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. He is now in pole position for the event’s final, which gets under way on Saturday at 6:50 am (Jamaica local time) when he will compete against 11 other athletes for a medal position. “I am not really a big starter, that’s the thing. A ... Read More

#BEIJING2015: Bolt beats Gatlin to win world 200m gold – full report, photos

Thursday, August 27, 2015 8:30 AM    

Usain Bolt competes in the 200m finals at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing (Photos: AFP)

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. Bolt clocked a world-leading 19.55 seconds to extend his domination of sprinting since taking the world by storm at the 2008 Beijing Olympics at the same Bird's Nest stadium. Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, clocked 19.74sec, with South African Anaso Jobodwana taking bronze with a nat ... Read More

#BEIJING2015: Lightning Bolt strikes again!

Thursday, August 27, 2015 7:49 AM    

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. The world's fastest man clocked a time of 19.55 seconds to retain his world title, beating Gatlin into second in 19.74s. Anaso Jobodwana (19.87s) ran a South African National Record to claim the bronze ... Read More

#BEIJING2015: Bronze for Jamaica in Women’s 400m

Thursday, August 27, 2015 7:43 AM    

Alyson Felix (left) of the USA winning the 400m semi-finals defeating Novlene Williams-Mills (centre) and Shericka Jackson.

KINGSTON, Jamaica – Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson claimed bronze in the 400 metres at the IAAF World Championships a short while ago in Beijing, China. She ran a time of 49.99 seconds behind American Allyson Felix, who ran an impressive 49.26 to take the gold, and Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas who took silver in 49.67s. Christine Day, Stephanie Ann McPherson and Novlene Williams-Mills came in fourth (50.14s), fifth (50.42s) and sixth (50.47s) respectively. Read More

ONLINE POLL RESULTS: Bolt will not be beaten by Gatlin

Thursday, August 27, 2015 7:37 AM    

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. Bolt, on the other hand, has won the 200m at the last five major international competitions (three World Championships, two Olympics) and, is the world-record holder and favourite. The defending champion finished strong in the preliminary rounds and is poised to successfully retain his title. Read More

#BEIJING2015: Jamaica’s three advance to Women’s 200m finals

Thursday, August 27, 2015 7:02 AM    

Elaine Thompson (L) competes in her heat to qualify for the semi-finals of the Women's 200m race in Beijing, China

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. This after Elaine Thompson dominated heat one in an impressive 22.13 seconds run ahead of America’s Candyce McGrone who qualified in 22.26s. In the second heat, Sherone Simpson clinched second in 22.53s behind Netherland’s Dafne Schippers who ran 22.09s. Qualifying as one of the fastest losers was Olympic gold ... Read More



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