Athletics

Dacres at ease with 4th-place finish in discus

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

London, England — Fedrick Dacres produced the best-ever display by a Jamaican in the discus with a fourth-place finish, while Travis Smikle grabbed eighth spot in a morale-boosting moment for the country in the field events at the IAAF World Athletics Championships... Read More

Disappointed Richards cites mental weakness for shot put flop

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

London, England — Following his disappointing exit from the shot put event, national record holder O'Dayne Richards believed his demise was because he was mentally weak. Read More

Hyde wants to make Jamaica a force in 400m hurdles

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

London, England — Having won everything at the Youth and Junior levels, Jaheel Hyde is ready to make his mark at the senior level in the 400m hurdles and after getting his feet wet at last year's Rio Olympics, he believes the experience was invaluable. Read More

PHOTO: Still the greatest!

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

LONDON, England — United States' Justin Gatlin bows to Jamaica's Usain Bolt after winning the men's 100 metres final during the World Athletics Championships in London yesterday. Bolt took the bronze medal in what was his final individual event in world athletics. Read More

Lochte back in pool after 10-month ban for Rio tale

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

New York, United States (AFP) — Ryan Lochte, the world and Olympic champion swimmer whose false story about being robbed at the Rio Olympics brought a 10-month ban, returned to the pool yesterday at the US Open meet. Read More

Schippers eager to turn tables on Thompson

Saturday, August, 5 2017    

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — Dafne Schippers will get only one bite at avenging defeat in the two Olympic sprint finals last year by her bitter rival Elaine Thompson, at the World Athletics Championships which started yesterday. Read More

Dacres, Smikle make discus final

Saturday, August, 5 2017    

LONDON, England — Discus medal hopeful Fedrick Dacres threw 64.82 metres on his third and final attempt and easily qualified for today's final, while his compatriot Travis Smikle had to wait anxiously but sneaked in as the last qualifier with 63.23m. Read More

Bolt breezes through to semis

HOWARD WALKER AT THE 16TH IAAF WORLD CHAMPS IN LONDON | Saturday, August, 5 2017    

Despite stumbling out of the blocks Usain Bolt easily qualified for today's semi-finals of the 100m with a relaxed-looking 10.07secs (0.3 mps) in the heats of the blue riband event here at the Olympic Stadium yesterday to keep alive his golden farewell. Read More

Elaine headlines J'can aspirants on day two

HOWARD WALKER AT THE 16TH IAAF WORLD CHAMPS IN LONDON | Saturday, August, 5 2017    

LONDON, England — Double Olympic Games champion Elaine Thompson will lead 10 Jamaicans in day two action of the 16th edition of the IAAF World Championships. Read More

PHOTO: Helping hand

Saturday, August, 5 2017    

The mascot (partly hidden) of the 2017 IAAF World Athletics Championships lends a helping hand to untie the laces of superstar Usain Bolt following his easy victory in the heats of the Men's 100m inside the Olympic Stadium in London yesterday. (Photo: Collin Reid, Courtesy of Courts, Supreme... Read More

PHOTO: Anxious moment?

Saturday, August, 5 2017    

Yohan Blake (left) of Jamaica looks across anxiously at race winner, Jamaican-born Abdul Hakin Sani Brown (not pictured) of Japan, in Heat Two of the men's 100m at the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships inside the Olympic Stadium in London, England, yesterday. Brown won in a personal best... Read More

Semenya safely off on double quest

Saturday, August, 5 2017    

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — South African Caster Semenya racked up a season's best as she safely negotiated the first round of the women's 1,500m in her audacious bid for a World Championships middle-distance double yesterday. Read More

Brilliant Farah captures 10th successive global title

Saturday, August, 5 2017    

London, United Kingdom (AFP) — British athletics legend Mo Farah won his 10th successive global title yesterday winning the 10,000 metres world crown at the London Stadium where he won Olympic gold in 2012. Read More

World Para Athletics Junior Championships in Switzerland

Saturday, August, 5 2017    

Tevaughn Thomas (left) is all smiles at the medal ceremony after he won silver in the Men’s T42-T47 100-metre race at the World Para Athletics Junior Championships Nottwil, Switzerland. Alongside him are gold medallist Yudai Suzuki (centre) from Japan, and bronze medallist Alexander... Read More

PHOTO: Eyeing the prize

Saturday, August, 5 2017    

Jamaica's Usain Bolt (left) looks at the big screen as he powers down the track on his way to winning Heat Six of the men's 100m in 10.07 seconds at the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships inside the Olympic Stadium in London yesterday. At right is Japan's Shuhei Tada, who was fourth in... Read More



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