Athletics

Taylor returns to form with win at low-key Belgium meet

Sunday, August, 18 2019    

Christopher Taylor continued his return to form, after being sidelined with injuries for most of the season, ran a season's best 45.62 seconds to win the 400m at a low-key meet, Meeting voor Mon Leuven, a part of the Flanders Cup series in Belgium yesterday. Read More

Hallelujah!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 16 2019    

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) has reversed a decision made in June to exclude former World Championships 100m hurdles gold medallist Danielle Williams in the team that will represent the country at the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, which starts in... Read More

Caster Semenya unfazed after middle distance ban

Thursday, August, 15 2019    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — South Africa's two-time Olympic 800m champion Caster Semenya yesterday shrugged off critics in the face of a ruling that has banned her from defending her World Championships middle distance title in Doha in September. Read More

JOA strikes gold again

Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

It was historic for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia, and historic for the 2018 Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. Read More

3rd Carifta Triathlon, Aquathlon Championships kicks off in St Ann this weekend

Wednesday, August, 14 2019    

Triathlon and Aquathlon teams from across the Caribbean and Latin America will descend on Jewel Runaway Bay Resort for the third annual Carifta Triathlon and Aquathlon Championships set for August 17-18. Read More

Bronze belles

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 11 2019    

The Jamaican women's 4x400m relay team added a bronze medal as the track and field programme ended at the 18th Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, finishing with 17 medals in what was a dress rehearsal for the IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, later this year. Read More

Photo: BRONZE BELLES

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

Members of the Jamaican women's 4x400m relay team — (from left) Stephenie-Ann McPherson, Tiffany James, Natoya Goule and Roneisha McGregor — show off their medals after copping bronze at the 18th Pan American Championships in Lima, Peru, yesterday. (Photo: Garfield... Read More

Wright on target with season-best 65.13m at Belgium meet

Sunday, August, 11 2019    

Jamaica could have a full complement of male discus throwers at the International Association of Athletic Federation (IAAF )World Championships to be held in Doha, Qatar, later this year after two-time national champion Chad Wright threw a season's best 65.13m to win the event at a meet... Read More

Double Act

By Paul A Reid Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, August, 10 2019    

Danniel Thomas-Dodd extended her national record in the shot put and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce set a new Pan American Games record in the 200m as Jamaica experienced yet another good day at the track and field stadium with four more medals, including two gold. Read More

First lady

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, August, 9 2019    

Shericka Jackson won her first major 400m event yesterday when she added the Pan American Games gold medal to her growing list of accolades with a majestic run in the final in Lima, Peru, as Jamaica added another six medals to their tally. Read More

Journalist Ed Barnes among sporting figures to receive national awards

Thursday, August, 8 2019    

Veteran journalist Edward Barnes is among 143 Jamaicans appointed to the Orders of the Societies of Honour and awarded the Badge of Honour effective Independence Day, August 6, 2019. Read More

Golden harvest

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 8 2019    

Sprinter Elaine Thompson and middle-distance runner Natoya Goule won gold medals and long jumper Tajay Gayle grabbed a silver medal as Jamaica doubled it's medal haul on yesterday's second day of track and field at the Pan American Games in Lima,... Read More

Golden gift

By Paul A Reid Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, August, 7 2019    

Fedrick Dacres celebrated Jamaica's Independence Day by smashing the Pan American Games men's discus throw record on his way to successfully defending his title as the track and field programme got under way at Villa Deportiva Nacional in San Luis, Lima, Peru, yesterday with a throw... Read More

US athletics legend Lewis lashes Trump

Wednesday, August, 7 2019    

Lima , Peru (AFP) — Olympic athletics legend Carl Lewis, attending the Pan American Games at the invitation of Lima organisers, took the opportunity to slam US President Donald Trump on Monday. Read More

Track and field get going at Pan Am Games today

By Paul A Reid Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, August, 6 2019    

Jamaica's medal hopes will go up a notch or two today with the start of the track and field competition at the Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. Action getting under way at 2:00 pm local time. Read More



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