IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NEWS

Frome on high! | 10/9/2019 8:00 pm

FROME, Westmoreland - The campus and community of Frome Technical High School has been buzzing since last weekend's heroics of former student athletes Danniel Thomas-Dodd and Rushell Clayton at the 17th IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar. Thomas-Dodd and Clayton, who both previously represented the western Westmoreland-based school in track and field, were part of the Jamaican team that won 12 medals — three gold, five silver and four bronze — the second-best haul after the 13 More

Track leaves Qatar still looking for a new star | 10/8/2019 12:20 am

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — If the goal of this year's track and field world championships was to find a fresh face, a vibrant personality, a one-of a-kind talent to replace the mile-wide void left by Usain Bolt's absence, then consider it still a work in progress. The 10-day run in the desert had its moments — a world record in the 400-metre hurdles , a hometown high jumper taking gold, female sprinters and hurdlers striking a blow for new moms everywhere. But the main message coming out of More

Aim for more | 10/8/2019 3:20 am

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's performance at the IAAF World Athletics Championships was a success, says Head Coach Maurice Wilson. But he also believes there are certain aspects to be tweaked which could bring further glory. Jamaica won 12 medals in Doha — the joint second best behind the 13 won at the 2009 edition in Berlin on the back of the incomparable Usain Bolt's three gold. This 12-medal achievement is deemed extra special because it has come from a balanced team effort across mor More

Meet the Ricketts | 10/7/2019 9:50 pm

DOHA, Qatar — One could call it a marriage made in heaven, but a connection suited for the track. Kerry-Lee Ricketts and Shanieka Ricketts epitomise just that. It's a bond between coach and athlete that has helped the change from feeling like a family to actually being a family. Over the years, a number of athletes have seen relationships with their coaches turn from platonic to romantic, either to success or dire failure. Thankfully for the Ricketts, they have leaped into the realms o More

Athlete with Jamaican roots burns the track for Japan | 10/7/2019 10:00 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Japan's Julian Jrummi Walsh was just 0.36 seconds from eliminating Jamaica's Akeem Bloomfield in the 400-metre semi-final event during the just-ended IAAF World Athletics Championships. Walsh, running out of lane five, next to Bloomfield in lane six, was left behind early in the race. But he closed well and just missed out on qualification to the final of the 400m, in what would have been a truly monumental feat for his country. Bloomfield, who chased Machel Cedenio of Tri More

THE WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS Pictorial — Oct 8, 2019 | 10/8/2019 3:20 am

Kate Brown, governor of Oregon, USA recieves the baton to signify the venue of the next World Championships from IAAF President Sebastian Coe at Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar on Sunday. Also sharing the occasion is Joaan BinHamad Al -Thani (left), president of the Doha Local Organising Committee, and the United States men's 4x400m relay quartet. (Photos: Collin Reid courtesy of Courts, Alliance Investments, KFC and JNBS) A wide view Khalifa International Stadium during a lighting show that dis More

GLADIATORS | 10/6/2019 9:10 pm

Doha, Qatar — Jamaica won three more medals to end the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships with 12, which represents its second-best performance in the 36 of the meet, which ended last night. After 10 days of exciting, enthralling and intense competition, Jamaica finished third on the table with 12 medals, courtesy of three gold, five silver and four bronze. The United States of America (USA) topped the table with 29 medals, including 14 gold, with Kenya finishing second with 11 med More

World Champs Medals Table | 10/7/2019 3:16 am

RANK COUNTRY G S B TOTAL1 United States 14 11 4 292 Kenya 5 2 4 113 Jamaica 3 5 4 124 PR Of China 3 3 3 95 Ethiopia 2 5 1 86 Great Britain & NI 2 3 0 57 Germany 2 0 4 68 Japan 2 0 1 39 Netherlands 2 0 0 29 Uganda 2 0 0 211 Poland 1 2 3 612 Bahrain 1 1 1 312 Cuba 1 1 1 312 Sweden 1 1 1 315 Bahamas 1 1 0 216 Qatar 1 0 1 217 Australia 1 0 0 117 Grenada 1 0 0 117 Norway 1 0 0 117 Venezuela 1 0 0 121 Estonia 0 2 0 221 Ukraine 0 2 0 223 Canada 0 1 4 524 Belgium 0 1 1 224 Colombia 0 1 1 224 France More

Porter battles through pain barrier to make top eight in long jump | 10/6/2019 8:20 pm

Doha , Qatar — Jamaica's Chanice Porter somehow fought through the pain barrier and finished eighth in the women's long jump final here at the IAAF World Athletics Championships yesterday. Porter created history by becoming the first Jamaican to reach the top eight in the women's long jump final at the World Championships. Previously, Elva Goulbourne made the top 12 twice, placing 10th in 2001, and 11th in 2005. The 23-year-old Porter leapt 6.56m to place eighth in an event that saw red- More

PHOTO: Bold Bronze | 10/6/2019 8:40 pm

Jamaica's women's 4x400m team (from left) Shericka Jackson, Anastasia LeRoy, Tiffany James, and Stephenie-Ann McPherson celebrate with the national flag after winning the bronze medal in the finals at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar yesterday. The USA won gold, while Poland placed second for silver. (Photo: Collin Reid) More

Athlete with Jamaican roots burns the track for Japan | 10/7/2019 9:54 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Japan's Julian Jrummi Walsh was just 0.36 seconds from eliminating Jamaica's Akeem Bloomfield in the 400-metre semi-final event during the just-ended IAAF World Athletics Championships. Walsh, running out of lane five, next to Bloomfield in lane six, was left behind early in the race. But he closed well and just missed out on qualification to the final of the 400m, in what would have been a truly monumental feat for his country. Bloomfield, who chased Machel Cedenio of Trin More

Proud dad recalls his pre-race advice to Rushell | 10/6/2019 4:13 am

On Friday evening, hours after his daughter Rushell had won a surprise bronze medal in the women's 400m hurdles at the 17th IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar, Brenton Clayton was still in shock and celebrating.“I can't even explain what I am feeling right now,” he told the Jamaica Observer. “I am crying; I am feeling overjoyed.”Rushell, who will turn 27 next week, is Brenton's second daughter and third of six children. Reflecting on his daughter's personal best 53.7 More

Doha 2019: Jamaica win silver in men's 4x400m | 10/6/2019 2:42 pm

DOHA, Qatar — The Jamaican team with a 2:57.90 -second clocking won silver in the final of the men's 4x400m relay at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar a  short while ago. Akeem Bloomfield with the lead leg, Demish Gaye on anchor, along with Nathon Allen and Terry Ricardo Thomas were the members of the Jamaican team. The United States and Belgium got the gold and bronze in 2:56.69 and 2:58.78, respectively. More

Doha 2019: Danielle Williams advances to 100mH final | 10/6/2019 12:08 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's Danielle Williams won heat one of the women's 100m hurdles semi-finals to secure a spot in the final at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar this morning. Williams clocked a speedy 12.41 seconds ahead of America's Nia Ali -12.44 seconds who was the second automatic qualifier. More

Doha 2019: No medal for Porter in women's long jump | 10/6/2019 1:41 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's Chanice Porter was unable to secure a medal in the women's long jump final, ending up in eighth position, at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, a short while ago. Porter’s best jump was 6.56 metres. Germany's Malaika Mihambo won gold with 7.30 metres, while Ukraine’s Maryna Bekh-Romanchuk won silver with a jump of 6.92 metres and Nigeria's Ese Brume got bronze with a 6.91 metre jump. More