Elaine nips Shelly in world-leading 10.73 to cop 100m

Saturday, June, 22 2019    

Double Olympic champion Elaine Thompson brought the house down with a scintilating world-leading 10.73 clocking to win the 100m just ahead of two-time Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who was second also in 10.73 at the JAAA Supreme Ventures National Senior Championships at the... Read More

Shaquille Lowe wins boys' U-20 long jump at Trials

Saturday, June, 22 2019    

S haquille Lowe won the Under-20 boys' long jump in the morning session on yesterday's second day of the JAAA Supreme Ventures National Junior Championships at the National Stadium with a wind-aided 7.33m (2.6m/s), having just two legal jumps, after fouling his opening... Read More

Pullen says he's pleased with triple jump effort at Trials, but...

Friday, June, 21 2019    

Despite winning his third men's triple jump title on yesterday's opening day of the Supreme Ventures JAAA National Senior and Junior Championships at the National Stadium, Clive Pullen says he has some work to do before he can punch his ticket to the IAAF World Championships in Doha... Read More

Juniors to begin quest on quiet day of 'Trials'

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Thursday, June, 20 2019    

The Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association's (JAAA) National Junior Championships will get underway this afternoon on what is expected to be a relatively quiet afternoon session at the National Stadium. Read More

Fast lane face off

BY HOWARD WALKER Senior staff reporter | Thursday, June, 20 2019    

The much-anticipated Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association (JAAA) Supreme Ventures National Senior and Junior Championships starts today, as athletes vie for positions to global and regional events on the track and field calendar. Read More


Thursday, June, 20 2019    

Briana Williams, a Jamaica junior who is ready to test her mettle at the seniorlevel.Jamaica's Elaine Thompson reacts after winning the women's 100m during the IAAF Diamond League competition at the Olympic Stadium in Rome recently. Read More

Getting her priorities right

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Thursday, June, 20 2019    

If ever there was a young athlete who had her head screwed firmly on her body, that athlete is Kiara Grant. Read More

Williams set to miss trials, but Matherson encouraged by season

Wednesday, June, 19 2019    

Many of Jamaica's track and field fans are worried about male sprinting in the country in particular. Read More

JOA presents Byron LaBeach with Olympic pin

Wednesday, June, 19 2019    

Byron LaBeach, the distinguished Olympian of the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, was not one of the golden quartet athletes in the 4x400m final, but history records that he stood ably with Arthur Wint, Herb McKenley, George Rhoden and Leslie Lanig in giving Jamaica the... Read More

Dacres gains new national discus record on appeal in Morocco

By PAUL A REID Observer Writer | Tuesday, June, 18 2019    

Quick thinking and a keen knowledge of the rules of his sport resulted in Jamaica's Fedric Dacres setting a new national record of 70.78m in the discus throw at Sunday's IAAF Diamond League event, Meeting International Mohammed VI D'Athletisme in Rabat, Morocco, taking over the world... Read More

Small defends minimum academic requirement for students wishing to participate in sports

Tuesday, June, 18 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Outgoing president of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Dr Walton has defended the controversial minimum academic requirement for students to participate in sporting competitions run by the body made up of school... Read More

Brown's record-breaking effort in 100m hurdles makes her favourite at 'Trials'

Tuesday, June, 18 2019    

Barely three weeks after she turned 21 years old, Janeek Brown broke the Jamaican national 100m hurdles record that was set by Bridgitte Foster-Hylton on May 24, 2003. Read More

Triple jumper Scott takes blame for second-place finish in Texas

BY DWAYNE RICHARDS Observer writer | Saturday, June, 15 2019    

AT the end of a grueling triple jump competition at the NCAA Division 1 Outdoor Track and Field Championships held at the Mike A Myers Stadium at the University of Texas in Austin, second-place finisher Jordan Scott held his hand up and took full responsibility for finishing one short of... Read More

Semenya to run 800m in Rabat after court victory

Saturday, June, 15 2019    

RABAT, Morocco (AFP) — Caster Semenya will run her specialist 800m distance at Rabat tomorrow, organisers said, after the South African two-time Olympic champion won the latest round of a bitter court battle over gender rules. Read More

Everyone's A Winner/Best Dressed Chicken Race Day on tomorrow

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Saturday, June, 15 2019    

THE ninth annual staging of the Everyone's A Winner/The Best Dressed Chicken Race Day (10K, 5K Run, 5K Walk and 5K Stroller and Walk Race) has attracted almost 2,500 participants and promises to be a good Father's Day exercise for the men at Hope Gardens at 6:00 am... Read More


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