ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – Cops assigned to the Linstead Police station in St Catherine say they seized a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in the town on Thursday.
Reports are that between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm police personnel conducted operations in the Clarkes area of the town, During the process an unfinishe ...more »
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Jamaica's IAAF World Championships triple gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce is expected to be named as one of three finalists for the IAAF Female Athlete of the Year today.
She joins four-time winner of the male award, compatriot Usain Bolt, who was named a finalist yesterday.
Fraser-Pryce is coming off her best season ever as a professional, winning the 100m and 200m sprint double in devastating fashion at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, Russia, in August. She also anchored the women's 4x100m relay team to gold before winning the Diamond races in both the 100m and 200m events.
This is her second nomination and she has been willing go up against nine other women who were shortlisted a month ago.
The other nominees are New Zealand's Valerie Adams, Sweden's Abeba Aregawi, Ethiopians Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba, Czech Republic's Zuzanna Hejnova, Colombia's Caterine Ibarguen, Croatia's Sandra Perkovic, American Briana Rollins and Russia's Svetlana Shkolina.
Meanwhile, Bolt is the favourite to win a fifth award after he was named alongside Great Britain's Mo Farah and the Ukraine's World Championships high-jump champion Bohdan Bondarenko for the award that will be presented at the IAAF Gala to be held in Monaco on November 16.
Bolt retained his 200m title in Moscow, won his second 100m title and anchored the men's 4x100m team to gold and led the 200m Diamond race until the final event when he pulled out and ran the 100m instead.
The Council of the International Athletics Foundation will select the male and female winners, with the announcement taking place live on stage at the gala.
According to the rules outlined by the IAAF, following the announcement of the 10 nominees a month ago, votes are tabulated to arrive at the top three.
FRASER-PRYCE... coming off
her best season ever as a
BOLT... retained his 200m title
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