Athletics

Bolt fires to win as Van Niekerk stars with 300m world record

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AFP) — Usain Bolt racked up a straightforward 100m victory on the European bow of his farewell season, but likely successor Wayde van Niekerk stole the headlines in Ostrava with a world record in the little-run 300m. Read More

This will be my final season — Bolt

Tuesday, June, 27 2017    

Ostrava , Czech Republic (AFP) — Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt insists this “emotional” season will indeed be his last, bringing the curtain down on a glittering career which galvanised track and field at a time of doping and corruption... Read More

Ramone Bailey elated at attaining qualifying mark

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 26 2017    

If Saturday's third day of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA)/Puma National Senior Championships at the National Stadium needed any additional drama, Ramone Bailey stepped up in the long jump and on his final attempt, landed in the sand at 8.16m, just one centimetre... Read More

Mixed emotions as Smikle punches ticket

Monday, June, 26 2017    

Olympian Traves Smikle is set to return to the bright lights of the track and field world later this year at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships in London, five years after he competed at the Olympic Games, and the return to... Read More

Shadae Lawrence sweating on World Champs selection

Monday, June, 26 2017    

Despite being one of three women with the qualifying mark in the discus throw for the IAAF World Championships, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) champion Shadae Lawrence is not taking anything for granted, and is nervously awaiting that call from the... Read More

Allen, Jackson land first senior 400m titles

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 26 2017    

Nathon Allen and Shericka Jackson won their first national senior titles, while Yohan Blake completed his third sprint double, as the exciting Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Puma National Senior Championships ended at the National Stadium last... Read More

Photo: It's Allen!

Monday, June, 26 2017    

Nathon Allen (left) dips at the finish line to win the 400m final in 44.58secs ahead of Demish Gaye (centre), with 44.64secs, at the JAAA PUMA National Senior Championships inside the National Stadium yesterday. At right is fourth place finisher Rusheen McDonald. (Photo: Bryan... Read More

Davis cracks sub-23sec with peach of a run

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 25 2017    

Kevona Davis produced another gem as she clocked a sparkling personal best 22.97 seconds (0/5m/s) to win the Under-18 girls' 200m final on yesterday's second and final day of the Puma/JAAA National Junior Championships at the National Stadium. Read More

Kimberly Williamson sets sights on World Champs qualifying mark

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 25 2017    

Jamaican high jumper Kimberly Williamson could kill two birds with one stone on today's final day of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association National Senior Championships at the National Stadium. Read More

It's pure joy for Senoj-Jay Givans

Sunday, June, 25 2017    

What a difference a year makes! Read More

McLeod's got it!

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 25 2017    

Rio Olympics champion Omar McLeod broke the 110m hurdles national record with a fantastic 12.90secs (+0.7 mps) and brought the house down on the third and penultimate day of the Puma National Senior Championships inside the National Stadium last night. Read More

Photo: McLeod's got it!

Sunday, June, 25 2017    

Jamaica's Rio Olympics champion Omar McLeod (second right) reacts upon winning the 110m hurdles final in a new national record and world-leading 12.90 seconds at the National Championships inside the National Stadium last evening. At second left is runner-up Ronald Levy, with Calabar schoolboy... Read More



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