Athletics

'Briana chose Jamaica ahead of the US,' says mother

TAMPERE, Finland — The decision for newly crowned IAAF World Under-20 women's sprint double champion Briana Williams to compete in the black, green and gold of Jamaica in international track and field competition, instead of United States where she was born, was made by the athlete... Read More

Chang strikes Gold!
TAMPERE, Finland — Julian Robinson, coach of newly minted IAAF World Under-20 discus throw champion Kai Chang, was as surprised as anyone that his charge took the gold medal in the final at Tampere Stadium in Finland yesterday.... Read More

Jamaica add 3 medals to take tally to best-ever haul of 12
TAMPERE, Finland — Jamaica added three more medals on yesterday's final day of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships at Tampere Stadium to reach best-ever haul of 12 overall, including a record four gold medals to finish second on the medals table on another sun-drenched day in the...... Read More

Dashawn Morris okay with exclusion from 400m
TAMPERE, Finland — Despite being caught up in a public opinion storm about his exclusion from the individual 400m at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, Dashawn Morris says he is Ok with the decision of the Jamaican team coaches and...... Read More

'Expect better from me'

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 16 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — A concern of one of the island's most promising male sprinters, Jhevaughn Matherson, that will linger in the minds of most Jamaican track and field fans is the litany of disappointments over the last three seasons. Read More

Photo: CHANG STRIKES GOLD!

Monday, July, 16 2018    

Jamaica's Kai Chang after winning gold in the men's discus throw with a personal best 62.36m, at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships inside the Tampere Stadium in Finland yesterday. Chang's effort provided Jamaica with a fourth gold medal at the meet and increased the tally to a best-ever haul... Read More

'I feel very happy!

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior Staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 15 2018    

Jamaica's rising star Akeem Bloomfield won his first Diamond League race on Friday in a scorching 44.33 seconds and cited the morale-boosting victory as a major stepping stone in his professional career. Read More

Briana not ready to go pro, says coach Boldon

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Despite her success in winning a rare sprint double at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships, 16-year old Jamaican prodigy Briana Williams will not go pro until she finishes high school, according to her coach Ato Boldon. Read More

Jamaica eye record haul as medal hunt continues today

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 15 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Jamaica are well positioned for a record medal haul at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships. Read More

Get on board

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

Travelling across Jamaica for national sporting bodies just got easier. The wheels for that movement turned on a deal for a 2018 Toyota Hi-Ace 16-seater bus (valued in excess of $8 million). Read More

Double gold Brianna

BY PAUL A REID Observer Writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 15 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — A priceless sprint double from the incomparable Briana Williams in record time and a National Junior Record run for silver from the men's 4x100m team earned another two medals for Jamaica on yesterday's penultimate day of the IAAF World Under-20 Championship in... Read More

Photo: DOUBLE GOLD GIRL

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

GIRL Sixteen-year-old sprinter Briana Williams shows off her 100 and 200 metres gold medals after being victorious in the latter event at the IAAF World Under 20 Championship in Tampere, Finland yesterday. Read More

Briana Williams hunts 'rare' sprint double today

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Saturday, July, 14 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Briana Williams, Jamaica's newest sprint sensation, will seek to become only the fourth woman and second Jamaican to win the sprint double at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships today when she lines up in the final of the 200m here at Tampere Stadium in... Read More

Shiann shines

Saturday, July, 14 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Jamaica's Shiann Salmon celebrates her 400m hurdles silver medal at the IAAF Under-20 World Championships in Tampere yesterday. Salmon completed the event in 56.11 seconds behind Zeney Van Der Walt of South Africa. 55.34.Third was Yasmin Giger of SUI. (Photo: Collin Reid... Read More

Taylor stunned!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, July, 14 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Jamaica won multiple medals in the men's 400m at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships for the first time ever as Christopher Taylor and Chantz Sawyers won silver and bronze, respectively, in the one-lap event on yesterday's fourth day of the 17th staging of the... Read More



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