Athletics

‘Tru’ 5K moment

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, May, 9 2019    

Trade Winds Citrus Limited (TWCL) once again delivered on another promise to the Linstead Hospital by handing over infant warmers and other associated equipment to the Maternity Ward yesterday. Read More

Racers Grand Prix launch today

Thursday, May, 9 2019    

The press launch for the Adidas Racers Grand Prix is set for today at the Jamaica Pegasus hotel where “the galaxy of stars” is expected to be revealed for the June 8 meet inside the National Stadium. Read More

Fraser-Pryce saunters to win

Monday, May, 6 2019    

Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce showed good form in the 200m during the hastily arranged Nike Seniors Link Up at National Stadium on Saturday. Read More

Tajay Gayle steals show Nike Seniors Linkup

Monday, May, 6 2019    

Tajay Gayle stole the show at the Nike Seniors Linkup athletics meet when he won the men's long jump with an impressive 8.30m (0.5) inside National Stadium on Saturday. Read More

Kiara Grant sets new Jamaica 100m junior record

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

Kiara Grant ran 11.11 seconds (1.5m/s) yesterday to set a new Jamaican national junior record in the women's 100m at the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) outdoors championship at North Carolina A&T in Greensboro, lowering the 11.12 seconds set 19 years ago by Veronica Campbell... Read More

After ruling, Semenya to run in Doha Diamond League

Friday, May, 3 2019    

DOHA, Qatar (AFP) — Olympic champion Caster Semenya, who lost her legal challenge against new IAAF gender rules, will race in the 800 metres in today's Doha Diamond League after making a late entry, organisers said yesterday. Read More

South Africans livid at Semenya decision

Thursday, May, 2 2019    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — South African fans of Olympian Caster Semenya yesterday expressed shock and disappointment after their star athlete lost a bid to challenge IAAF rules forcing female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels. Read More

Semenya loses landmark challenge against IAAF testosterone rules

Thursday, May, 2 2019    

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AFP) — South African runner Caster Semenya yesterday lost her court challenge against IAAF rules forcing some female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels, but judges voiced concern with the “discriminatory” regulations. Read More

Preparations in high gear for JTA/Sagicor National Athletics Championships on May 24, 25

Wednesday, May, 1 2019    

The Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), in association with Sagicor Foundation, launched the 36th annual JTA/Sagicor National Athletics Championships at the JTA's Head Office in Kingston yesterday. Read More

South Africans rally around Semenya as athletics ruling looms

Wednesday, May, 1 2019    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — Fiercely loyal South African fans hope their Olympic champion Caster Semenya gets the all clear today when the outcome of a landmark hearing on proposed rules to restrict female athletes' testosterone levels is delivered. Read More

Lack of funding forces cancellation of this year's JII meet

Tuesday, April, 30 2019    

THIS year's edition of the Jamaica International Invitational meet, (JII), which was set for this Saturday, May 4, has been cancelled due to the lack of funding, said the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) in a press release yesterday. Read More

Whitehorne, Edwin Allen rewarded for outstanding performances at Penn Relays

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, April, 30 2019    

CALABAR High's Evaldo Whitehorne and the record-breaking Edwin Allen High girls' 4x100m team were rewarded for their outstanding peformances at last week's 125th staging of the Penn Relays Carnival at Franklin Field in Philadelphia, USA. Read More

Dacres wants to improve on last year's success

BY SANJAY MYERS Senior staff reporter myerss@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, April, 30 2019    

NATIONAL discus throw record holder Fedrick Dacres, eyeing the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, later this year, says he wants to build on the immense success he had in 2018. Read More

Jackson says coach Francis to determine her events

Tuesday, April, 30 2019    

If Shericka Jackson knows which events she will be focusing on this season, she is not ready to say what they are yet, but it could be the 200m, the 400m, or both. Read More

Guardian Group Keep It Alive 5K Night Run to meet IAAF standards — Beckford

Tuesday, April, 30 2019    

Race director Alan Beckford says best effort is being made to meet standards of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), the world governing body of athletics, for this year's staging of the Guardian Group Keep It Alive 5K Night Run in Kingston and... Read More



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