Athletics

Thrill of the jump

Saturday, July, 14 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Jeremy Delisser, coach of history making long jumper Wayne Pinnock, is hoping the athlete's achievement in winning the island's first ever medal in the horizontal jumps at an IAAF World Under-20 Championships can be the spark the discipline needs to be the next... Read More

PHOTO: Taylor stunned!

Saturday, July, 14 2018    

Jamaica's Christopher Taylor (left) and teammate Chantz Sawyers react at the end of the men's 400 metres final won by Belgium's Jonathon Sacoor in 45.03 secs. Taylor, who led for 350 metres, was second in 45.38secs, while Sawyers finished third in 45.89secs yesterday. (Photo: Collin Reid... Read More

Ato Boldon salutes brilliant Briana WIlliams

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 13 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Ato Boldon has praised his young protégé Briana Williams after her stunning win in the women's 100m at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships here yesterday, calling the 16-year-old “a winner and a championship performer”. Read More

Aiming high

Friday, July, 13 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Lamara Distin will have two objectives when the women's high jump competition starts on today's fourth morning of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, and that is to advance to the final and break the National Junior Record, whichever comes... Read More

World U-20 Champs: Briana Williams through to 200m semis

Friday, July, 13 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Freshly minted IAAF World Under-20 women's 100m champion Briana Williams kicked off the second half of her quest for the sprint double this morning at the Tampere stadium after she easily qualified for this afternoon's semi-finals of the 200m. Read More

Taylor, Sawyers take aim at 400m quinella

Friday, July, 13 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — The Jamaican medal rush will continue today when three athletes line up in two finals on the fourth day of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. Read More

One-two!

Friday, July, 13 2018    

Jamaica's 110m hurdles gold medal winner Damion Thomas (left) and his compatriot Orlando Bennett, who won silver in the event, celebrate with the Jamaica flag after their feat at the IAAF Under-20 World Championships in Tampere, Finland, yesterday. Thomas clocked 13.16 seconds, Bennett 13.33,... Read More

Williams, Thomas storm to gold in Finland

Friday, July, 13 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Jamaican athletes ended yesterday's third day of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland, in brilliant fashion after winning back-to-back gold medals in a 20-minute span to lighten up a gloomy and chilly afternoon in front of the biggest crowd... Read More

Jamaica eye more medals today

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 12 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Jamaica's joint World Junior Record holder in the 110m hurdles Damion Thomas has one aim on today's third day of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.“I am going for the gold.” Read More

Kai Chang hopes to emulate Dacres in discus

Thursday, July, 12 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Kai Chang is the only thrower in the Jamaican continent of over 40 athletes but if he was feeling any pressure it would be difficult to tell as the 6-foot six-inch 18-year-old is a picture of calm and relaxation as he awaits the start of the discus throw at the... Read More

Photo: Winners' Delight!

Thursday, July, 12 2018    

Winners' Delight! Minister of Health Christopher Tufton (second left) and Courtney Campbell (right), president and CEO of Victoria Mutual Group, share a photo opportunity with winners of the Jamaica Moves 5K run, Garfield Gordon of UCT Steppas and Crystal Brown of Institute Of High Learning on... Read More

Xavier Nairne is lone entrant in 200m

Thursday, July, 12 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Xavier Nairne will be Jamaica's lone representative in the men's 200m which starts today, the third day of the IAAF Word Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. Read More

Historic bronze for Pinnock in long jump

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 12 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Wayne Pinnock won a historic bronze medal yesterday in the men's long jump with 7.90m (-0.1m/s), as he got Jamaica on the medal chart on the second day of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere, Finland. Read More

Jamaica go on medal hunt today after yesterday's qualifying rounds

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Jamaica is expected to start its medal hunt on today's second day of the 16th IAAF World Under-20 Championships at Tampere Stadium, after Wayne Pinnock and Shakwon Coke both qualified for the final of the men's long jump following yesterday's... Read More

JAAA boss sets the record straight on Taylor controversy

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

Another major championship, another controversy. Read More



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