Athletics

Michael Frater now a JOA director

Tuesday, June, 11 2019    

The Christopher Samuda-led administration of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), prior to... Read More

Six records shattered at Racers Adidas Grand Prix

Monday, June, 10 2019    

Six records were broken at the fourth staging of the Racers Adidas Grand Prix on Saturday that saw Jamaica and the USA dominating the event, with six wins piece. Read More

Shelly runs 10.88 to light up Racers Grand Prix

BY HOWARD WALKER Observer senior reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 9 2019    

The darling of Jamaican sprinting, Shelly-AnnFraser-Pryce brought the house down at the Racers Adidas Grand Prix with a blistering 10.88 to win the 100m in fine style. Read More

Stars set to shine at 4th Racers Adidas Grand Prix today

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, June, 8 2019    

The National Stadium will be abuzz with excitement today as a constellation of stars converge for the fourth staging of the Racers Adidas Grand Prix which is set to begin at 6:50 pm. Read More

Brown continues great season with another PB in NCAA hurdles semis

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Saturday, June, 8 2019    

Austin , Texas, USA — Janeek Brown continued her fantastic track and field season with another personal best of 12.53secs in semi-final two of the 100m hurdles, at the NCAA D1 Outdoor Track and Field Championships, at Texas University on Thursday. Read More

Ajee Wilson ready to go full blast in 800m

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, June, 7 2019    

Fresh from her victory in Stockholm, Sweden a few days ago, American 800m record holder Ajee Wilson is of the view that any absence of the embattled Caster Semenya will not make it easier for her at the World Championships in September. Read More

Jamaican men struggle on day one of NCAA D1 Outdoor Championships

Friday, June, 7 2019    

Austin , Texas, USA — Most of the Jamaican men participating at the NCAA Division One Outdoor Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas had a hard time in the afternoon sun on Wednesday's day one of the four-day championships. Read More

It's me again!

Friday, June, 7 2019    

Rome, Italy (AFP) — Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson dominated the women's 100 metres at the Diamond League meet in Rome to beat Britain's Dina Asher-Smith as Michael Norman inflicted the first defeat on fellow American Noah Lyles over 200m in nearly three... Read More

Photo: A Racers welcome!

Friday, June, 7 2019    

Participants at tomorrow's Racers Adidas Grand Prix gather outside the arrival lounge shortly after clearing customs at Norman Manley International Airport on Wednesday eveining. The athletes will be in action at National Stadium tomorrow evening. (Photo: Norman Thomas) Read More

Bralon Taplin here to figure out his inconsistent form in 400m

Friday, June, 7 2019    

Bralon Taplin is hoping to become the second Grenadian to win the men's 400m at the Racers Adidas Grand Prix on Saturday following in the footsteps of his more illustrious countryman Kirani James. Read More

Phyllis Francis Jamaican link

Friday, June, 7 2019    

It didn't come as a surprise when American 400m World champion Phyllis Francis revealed that her father Andrew Francis hails from Montego Bay in St James. Read More

Photo: IT'S ME AGAIN!

Friday, June, 7 2019    

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson reacts after winning the women's 100m during the IAAF Diamond League competition yesterday at the Olympic Stadium in Rome. (Photo: AFP) Read More

Dacres favoured to win discus event at Racers Adidas Grand Prix

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, June, 5 2019    

Fresh from his victory in Germany, Jamaica's top male field athlete Fedrick Dacres is looking to continue his rich vein of form as he hunts his first discus victory at the Racers Adidas Grand Prix on Saturday. Read More

Swiss court temporarily suspends IAAF testosterone rules

Tuesday, June, 4 2019    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Switzerland's top court said yesterday it had temporarily suspended IAAF International Association of Athletics Federation rules that oblige athletes including double Olympic champion Caster Semenya to lower their testosterone levels in order to compete... Read More

Briana Williams sets new 100m NJR of 11.10secs

By Paul A Reid Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, June, 3 2019    

IAAF World Under-20 double sprint champion Briana Williams added the junior 100m National Junior Record to her list of accolades on Saturday, after she ran 11.10 seconds (0.2m/s) to win the event at a meet held at the Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida. Read More



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