Athletics

Campbell, Praught-Leer to test Jamaca's long-distance prowess

Wednesday, August, 9 2017    

London, England — Jamaica's long-distance prowess will be on display today as national record holders Kemoy Campbell and Aisha Praught-Leer strut their stuff in the 5,000m and 3,000m steeplechase, respectively, inside the London Olympic Stadium. Read More

Photo: Shot at history!

Wednesday, August, 9 2017    

Danniel Thomas-Dodd competes in the women's shot put competition at the 16th IAAF World Athletics Championships inside the London Olympic Stadium in London yesterday. Thomas-Dodd threw 18.42 metres to becme the first Jamaican woman to reach the final of the shot put event, after finishing third... Read More

Coe and IAAF behaviour 'inhumane' — Gatlin's agent

Wednesday, August, 9 2017    

London , United Kingdom (AFP) — Athletics chief Sebastian Coe and the IAAF's treatment of controversial 100 metres world champion Justin Gatlin is 'inhumane' and 'unsportsmanlike', the athlete's agent told the BBC in a blistering... Read More

Mowatt into men's 400m hurdles final, Hyde falls short

Tuesday, August, 8 2017    

LONDON, England — With the second fastest-time of 54.92 seconds Jamaica's Ristannana Tracey powered into the semi-finals of the women's 400m hurdles at the IAAF World Championships in London yesterday. Read More

World Champs Picture page - August 8, 2017

Tuesday, August, 8 2017    

Chrisann Gordon takes time to check the results board after competing in the 400m. Next to Gordon is Botswana's Amantle Montsho.  Read More

Omar — good as gold!

HOWARD WALKER AT THE 16TH IAAF WORLD CHAMPS IN LONDON | Tuesday, August, 8 2017    

LONDON, England — Omar McLeod has brought back that sparkle in the eyes of Jamaicans after he struck gold in the men's 110m hurdles at the London Olympic Stadium after the island spectacularly lost the title as the fastest nation on Earth. Read More

Venezuela's Rojas bags gold as Jamaican triple jumpers fizzle

Tuesday, August, 8 2017    

LONDON, England — Shanieka Thomas-Ricketts and Kimberly Williams finished eighth and 10th in the triple jump with leaps of 14.21m and 14.14m, respectively, on day four of the IAAF World Championships here yesterday. Read More

Kipyegon wins world 1500m, Semenya bronze

Tuesday, August, 8 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Faith Kipyegon of Kenya added the world title to her Olympic crown after sprinting to victory in the women's 1500m yesterday. Read More

Photos: Giving support

Tuesday, August, 8 2017    

Jamaican supporters have travelled to London in their numbers to give support to our athletes. Read More

Make no mistake, Blake wants to conquer London in 200m

Tuesday, August, 8 2017    

LONDON, England — Coming back to the place where he won Olympic silver in the 200m, Yohan Blake has promised he won't be making any more mistakes after he qualified for the semi-finals by winning heat one in 20.39 (-0.5 m/s) seconds. Read More

Photo: The Flying Pullen

Tuesday, August, 8 2017    

Jamaica's triple jumper Clive Pullen seems to be flying through the air as he competed in the event during the IAAF World Championships at the London Olympic Stadium yesterday. Pullen fouled on his first two attempts then finally hit a mark of 15.61m, which was not good enough for jim to... Read More

Shocker!

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter walkerh@jamaicaobserver.com | Monday, August, 7 2017    

LONDON, England — Following two bouts of vomiting Jamaica's Elaine Thompson was beaten into fifth spot in the women's 100 metres on another night when the sprinting pendulum seemed to shift in favour of the United States of America. Read More

Bolt, Gatlin dismiss suggested link between anti-doping and slow times

BY ZAHEER E CLARKE | Monday, August, 7 2017    

The medallists in the Men's 100m at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London took serious umbrage on Saturday to the insinuation from a reporter about a possible link between stronger anti-doping regulations and the slow times registered by the 100-metre male sprinters during the 2017... Read More

Blake hopeful Jamaica can bounce back in sprints

Monday, August, 7 2017    

LONDON, England — After seeing Jamaica's eight-year sprint dominance broken by American Justin Gatlin, the 2011 World champion, Yohan Blake believes their arrogance will come to the fore once again. Read More

Photos: World Para Athletics Junior

Monday, August, 7 2017    

Tyandre Tavares competes in the men’s Under-20 F31-F51 club throw on the final day of the World Para Athletics Junior World Championships in Nottwil, Switzerland. His best attempt was 19.48 metres. Jamaica, represented by five athletes, finished with three medals — two silver and a... Read More



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