Athletics

Take three!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 31 2018    

Nesta Carter and Jonielle Smith won the men's and women's 100m gold medals last night as Jamaicans won four medals, including three gold in track and field at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games at the Roberto Melendez Stadium in Barranquilla, Colombia. Read More

INSPORTS hosts 500 children at its Summer Camp

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Tuesday, July, 31 2018    

FIVE hundred boys and girls between the ages of six and 12 years old participated in the month-long 2018 Institute of Sports (INSPORTS) Summer Camp that came to close at National Arena, Independence Park Sports Complex last Friday. Read More

Photo: Joyful Jonielle!

Tuesday, July, 31 2018    

Jonielle Smith of Jamaica reacts with joy after winning gold in the women's 100m final at the Central American and Caribbean Games inside the Roberto Melendez Stadium in Barranquilla, Colombia, last night for her first senior title. Smith ran 11:04 seconds for the victory. (Photo:... Read More

Racers Summer Camp inspires campers to dream big

Sunday, July, 29 2018    

It was another successful staging of the Racers Track Club Summer Camp, and participants were duly rewarded for their efforts at a closing ceremony at Irvine Hall dining room on the University of the West Indies' (UWI) Mona campus on Friday. Read More

Discus thrower Smikle begins Jamaica's medal hunt in track and field

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

Discus throwers Traves Smikle and Basil Bingham will hope to get Jamaica's medal quest off to a good start on today's opening day of the track and field section of the Central American and Caribbean Games at the 42,700-capacity Roberto Melendez stadium in Baranquilla,... Read More

Thomas still on cloud nine after 110m hurdles gold

Friday, July, 27 2018    

On Sunday's final day of the 17th IAAF World Under-20 championships, Jamaica's first ever 110m hurdles gold medallist Damion Thomas was strutting around the Tampere Stadium in Finland with his medal proudly displayed, three full days after he won the medal. Read More

Tracey becomes 20th Jamaican to run sub-10

36 BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, July, 26 2018    

Athletics World Cup 100m champion Tyquendo Tracey recently became the 20th Jamaican man to run the 100m under 10 seconds legally after he dipped under the mark twice at the Muller Anniversary Games in London. Read More

Preserving Jamaica's rich track legacy is no short sprint

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Thursday, July, 26 2018    

Based on the evidence of last season and what has transpired so far this season, it is clear that Jamaica's reign as the sprinting powerhouse of track and field is near, if not, at its end. Read More

UWI, Mona opens doors to sprint sensation Briana Williams

BY SHERDON COWAN Observer staff reporter cowans@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 24 2018    

Jamaica's 16-year-old sprint sensation Briana Williams is already grabbing the attention of top universities. Read More

Fortis to Fervet!

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, July, 24 2018    

Neil Harrison's stint at Kingston College is over as he has made the move to rivals Jamaica College, several well-placed sources have informed the Jamaica Observer. Read More

Bloomfield blazes to 19.81secs, as Levy, McPherson score wins

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, July, 23 2018    

Akeem Bloomfield's scintillating personal best 19.81 seconds (0.1m/s) to win the men's 200m race on yesterday's second day of the Muller Anniversary Games in London, the 11th stop on the IAAF Diamond League, highlighted a number of good performances by Jamaican athletes in the England... Read More

Foster hopes Alia gold medals ripple on Jamaica team

Monday, July, 23 2018    

BARRANQUILLA, Colombia — Ryan Foster, CEO of the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA), is hoping the successes by swimming icon Alia Atkinson, captain of the national women's and swim teams, will provide a rippling effect for athletes competing in other sporting disciplines at the... Read More

Thompson pulls plug on 2018 season

Monday, July, 23 2018    

Olympic sprint double champion Elaine Thompson has called it quits on her 2018 season, citing an injured Achilles tendon that has continued to affect her results. Read More

'Pocket Rocket' blasts off

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer reidp@jamaicaobserver.com Olympic Games and | Sunday, July, 22 2018    

Olympic Games and World Championships gold medallist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce ran a season's best 10.98 seconds (0.1m/s) to win the women's 100m dash on yesterday's first day of the Muller Anniversary Games in London, the 11th stop on the IAAF Diamond League circuit as... Read More

Jamaican jurist Patrick Robinson appointed member of ICAS

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

Jamaican jurist Patrick Robinson has been appointed a member of the International Council for Arbitration in Sport (ICAS) for a four-year term which will begin on January 1, 2019. Read More



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