Athletics

Bolt in quotes

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — Athletics superstar Usain Bolt's last championship race ended in dramatic fashion as he collapsed injured on the track anchoring Jamaica's 4x100 metres relay in the World Championships final. Read More

Usain Bolt by numbers

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — Usain Bolt retired from track and field championships after competing for Jamaica in the 4x100m relay at the World Championships in London yesterday. Read More

Photo: We did it!

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

Simone Facey (top) celebrates with teammate Sashalee Forbes after the latter anchored Jamaica to a bronze medal in the women's 4x100m relay final at the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships inside the Olympic Stadium in London yesterday. (Photo: Collin Reid courtesy of Courts, Supreme... Read More

Dramatic end

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

It wasn't the perfect ending that the world had hoped for. However, even as Usain Bolt folded onto the track in agony from a hamstring cramp while anchoring the Jamaican 4x100m team in his final competitive race, it was clear that global athletics will miss... Read More

Through the lens of Collin Reid

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

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Battling bronze!

HOWARD WALKER AT THE 16TH IAAF WORLD CHAMPS IN LONDON | Sunday, August, 13 2017    

London , England — Usain Bolt's glittering athletics career ended in disappointment as he pulled up injured in the 4x100m relay final, thus ripping the script to shreds for the golden goodbye for the greatest sprinter of all time. Read More

Five memorable races featuring Usain Bolt

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — AFP Sports lists five of the most memorable track races featuring Jamaican Usain Bolt, who brought down the curtain on his glittering career... Read More

Photos: Battling bronze!

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

(From left) Jura Levy, Natasha Morrison, Sashalee Forbes, and Simone Facey pose proudly with Jamaican flags after claiming the bronze medal in the women's 4x100m relay in 42.19 seconds behind the USA in 41.82 seconds and Great Britain in 42.12 seconds at the 16th IAAF World Athletics... Read More

Mixed fortunes for mile relay teams

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, August, 13 2017    

LONDON, England — There were mixed fortunes for Jamaica's mile relay teams as the defending 4x400-metre women's team safely booked their spot in the final, while the men crashed out after questionable team selection. Read More

Discus disappointment

Saturday, August, 12 2017    

All three Jamaican discus throwers failed to make the final, following a poor display where between them they only registered two legal throws out of a possible nine here at the Olympic Stadium. Read More

Praught-Leer still hopeful after drama-filled 3,000m steeplechase

Saturday, August, 12 2017    

London , England — Jamaica's Aisha Praught-Leer's dramatic career continued as she was once again disqualified from the 3,000m steeplechase for the second-consecutive World Championships. Read More

PIC OF THE DAY: A medal at last!

Saturday, August, 12 2017    

Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas reacts after claiming the bronze medal in the women's 200m final in 20.15 seconds behind Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands in 20.05 seconds and Marie-Josee Ta Lou of the Ivory Coast on 20.08 seconds inside the Olympic Stadium in London yesterday. Miller-Uibo... Read More

Within a whisker

HOWARD WALKER AT THE 16TH IAAF WORLD CHAMPS IN LONDON | Thursday, August, 10 2017    

LONDON, England — Danniel Thomas-Dodd came within arm's length of a historic World Championship shot put medal, finishing fourth with a throw of 18.91 metres after holding the bronze position up to the final attempt. Read More

Goule, McDonald torch-bearers in 800m as Fray's debut delayed

Thursday, August, 10 2017    

LONDON, England — Passport and visa issues have delayed American-born Jasmine Fray's debut for Jamaica in the 800m, leaving Natoya Goule and Kimarra McDonald to carry the flag today at the London World Championships. Read More

Jamaicans Thomas-Dodd, Campbell shine in wet and gloomy London

HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, August, 10 2017    

LONDON, England — Jamaica failed to increase their medal tally after competing in three finals yesterday, and for the first time in six World Championships, the sprint factory of the world will not have a runner in the men's 200-metre final. Read More



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