Athletics

Great things expected as Christopher Taylor bows into action

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Two of Jamaica's top prospects for gold medals, quarter-miler Christopher Taylor and sprint hurdler Damion Thomas, will make their highly anticipated first appearances on the track on today's second day of the 16th IAAF World Under-20 Championships in Tampere,... Read More

Sawyers dreams of quarter-mile glory

Wednesday, July, 11 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — American-born Chantz Sawyers dreams of being one of the new edition of Jamaican quarter-milers who will take Jamaican back to the top in the world, and even surpass the United States who have ruled the roost for a while. Read More

Jamaica sending largest contingent ever to 23rd CAC Games

By Dwayne Richards Observer writer | Tuesday, July, 10 2018    

Jamaica will be sending a mammoth contingent of 186 competing athletes to the 23rd staging of the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games which will take place in Barranquilla, Colombia, from July 19 to August 3. Read More

'It's redemption times,' says Taylor

Tuesday, July, 10 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Jamaica's top all-round junior male sprinter of all times, Christopher Taylor, says he has unfinished business to take care of at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships after coming up short two years ago in Poland. Read More

Steven Francis's Michael Bentley has big dreams in sprints

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 10 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Ace sprint coach Stephen Francis is a busy man at this time of the year as he prepares his stable of world-class sprinters, that includes World and Olympic gold medallists Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Elaine Thompson among others, and the sight of him in Tampere,... Read More

Pinnock targets 8m mark in long jump

Tuesday, July, 10 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — After a brilliant season at which he exceeded all expectations and put himself in the conversation for a medal at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships here in Tampere, Finland, Kingston College's long jumper Wayne Pinnock, who turns 18 in October, is showing a... Read More

Bloomfield blazes 20secs for 200m on pro debut

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior Staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 10 2018    

In-form Shericka Jackson, Janieve Russell and Natoya Goule provided expected Jamaican wins, while Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce was fifth and Yohan Blake second at the Luzern Spitzen Athletics Meet in Switzerland yesterday. Read More

7 Jamaicans in action as IAAF World U-20 Champs begin

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 10 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — There is an air of optimism in the Jamaican camp as the IAAF World Under-20 Championships gets under way today at the Tampere Stadium with seven Jamaicans in action on a day that is expected to be affected by rainy weather. Read More

Rest key as athletes struggle to adjust circadian rhythms to new

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 9 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Before the Jamaican athletes can go up against the best of their peers in the IAAF World Under-20 Championships starting tomorrow at Tampere Stadium, they must first recover from the rigours of travelling more than 24 hours and through eight time zones to get to... Read More

Samuda champions 'humanity' at Colombia embassy's CAC reception

Monday, July, 9 2018    

Championing the value of sport and a spirit of 'humanity', president of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), Christopher Samuda, is urging countries and athletes to generate strong relationships from their participation at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC)... Read More

Returning athletes a good sign for Team Jamaica, says

Monday, July, 9 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Six members of the Jamaican team that will be competing in the IAAF World Under-20 Championships that gets under way tomorrow at Tampere Stadium in the southern Finnish city will be making their second trip to this event, and h... Read More

Taylor takes off!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 9 2018    

TAMPERE, Finland — Christopher Taylor, a gold medal favourite at the IAAF World Under-20 Championships which gets under way at Tampere stadium tomorrow, and intermediate hurdler Shiann Salmon were named male and female captains of the Jamaica team here... Read More

Photo: TAYLOR TAKES OFF!

Monday, July, 9 2018    

Jamaica's boys' team captain Christopher Taylor practises his starts at an indoor facility just on the outside of Tampere during a training session yesterday. Taylor and the Jamaican team are in Tampere ahead of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships, which begins tomorrow at Tampere Stadium in... Read More

Chile anxious for sport cooperation agreement with Jamaica, says Grange

Monday, July, 9 2018    

Minister of Sport Olivia Grange says she wants to fast-track the process of developing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for cooperation in the area of sport between the governments of Chile and Jamaica. Read More

Jamaicans start arriving in Tampere for IAAF World Under-20 Champs

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, July, 7 2018    

The majority of the Jamaican contingent arrived in Tampere, Finland, yesterday ahead of Tuesday's start of the IAAF World Under-20 Championships, after leaving Jamaica on Thursday. Read More



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