IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NEWS

Ray's Jerk Shack, Jamaican grill | 10/5/2019 5:20 am

Doha, Qatar — Eight years ago Ray Payne left London to accompany his wife, who was offered a lucrative job in Doha, totally oblivious of what he would be doing with his life. But London-born son of a Jamaican mother and Guyanese father quickly found his niche — preparing tasty meals in a land hungry for spicy cuisine. Welcome to Ray's Jerk Shack — the Jamaican Grill that is creating waves in Doha. “When I came out here and I realised that there is no Caribbean food, no More

Doha 2019: Gold for Jamaica in women's 4x100m | 10/5/2019 3:10 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Shericka Jackson anchored the Jamaican team to a 41.44-second win in the women's 4x100m relay final at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Natalliah Whyte, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Jonielle Smith were the other members of the team. Great Britain and United States got the silver and bronze in 41.85s and 42.10s, respectively. More

Doha 2019: Yanique Thompson through to 100mH semis | 10/5/2019 10:33 am

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's Yanique Thompson ran second in heat two to secure her spot in the 100m hurdles semi finals at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar this morning. Thompson ran 12.85 seconds behind Italy's Luminosa Bogliolo. More

BRONZE 'RUSH' | 10/4/2019 8:50 pm

Doha, Qatar — Rushell Clayton ran her lifetime best and delivered a bronze medal to her nation after finishing third in the 400m hurdles final in 53.74 seconds in the fastest race in history here inside Khalifa International Stadium yesterday. American Dalilah Muhammad ran a mind-boggling 52.16 seconds and lowered her own world record of 52.20 seconds set in July, while her 20-year-old countrywoman Sydney McLaughlin chased her relentlessly into second and stopped the clock at a splendid More

Danielle Williams begins hunt for second sprint hurdles crown | 10/5/2019 5:03 am

Doha, Qatar — Jamaica's Danielle Williams begins the hunt for her second IAAF World Athletics Championships gold in the 100m hurdles, in which she leads Janeek Brown, Meggan Tapper and Yanique Thompson into action on the penultimate day of the meet today.Long jumpers Tissanna Hickling and Chanice Porter will also make their championships debut, while Jamaica will be in the two 4x400m relays looking to secure spots in tomorrow's finals.A lot of expectation will be on the shoulders of Willia More

Doha 2019: Jamaica book spot in men 4x400m finals | 10/5/2019 1:47 pm

DOHA, Qatar — The Jamaican team with a 3:00.76 -second clocking won heat two of the men's 4x400m relay at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar a  short while ago. Javon Francis on anchor, Akeem Bloomfield with the lead leg, Nathon Allen and Terry Ricardo Thomas were the members of the Jamaican team. Belgium and Trinidad and Tobago got the second and third automatic spot in 3:00.87s and 3:01.35s, respectively. The US won heat one of the 4x400 qualifiers in 2.59.89s. More

Doha 2019: Jamaica wins women 4x400m heats | 10/5/2019 1:01 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Stephenie Ann Mcpherson anchored the Jamaican team to a 3:23.64 -second win in heat one of the women's 4x400m at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar, a short while ago. Roneisha McGregor, Anastasia Le-Roy and Tiffany James were the other members of the team. Poland and Canada got the second and third automatic spot in 3:25.78s and 3:25.86s, respectively. More

Doha 2019: World Champs Schedule - Saturday, October 5, 2019 | 10/5/2019 5:20 am

8:30 am — men's javelin throw (qualification Group A)9:15 am — women's 100m hurdles (heats)9:50 am — women's long jump (qualification)10:00 am — men's javelin throw (qualification Group B)11:55 am — women's 4x400m relay (heats)12:05 pm — men's shot put (final)12:25 pm — men's 4x400m relay (heats)12:35 pm — women's triple jump (final)12:55 pm — women's 1500m (final)1:25 pm — women's 5000m (final)2:05 pm — women's 4x100m relay (fina More

Doha 2019: Chanice Porter advances to long jump final | 10/5/2019 11:55 am

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's Chanice Porter will compete in the final round of the women's long jump at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Porter notched 6.57 metres with her final jump in Group A to make the finals, knocking out defending champion Brittney Reese of the United States in the process. The qualifying mark is 6.75m. Jamaica's Tissanna Hickling, jumping in Group B, did not advance from the qualification round. More

PHOTO: Thomas-Dodd's silver | 10/4/2019 9:30 pm

Danniel Thomas-Dodd is all smiles after receiving her silver medal in the women's shot put final inside Khalifa International Stadium at the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar on Thursday. More

Doha 2019: Jamaica out of men's 4x100m | 10/4/2019 2:14 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica finished fifth in heat one of the men's 4x100m, failing to advance to the final of the event at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. The team consisting Oshane Bailey, Yohan Blake, Rasheed Dwyer and Tyquendo Tracey, crossed the finish line in 38.15 seconds, which was not fast enough to book one of the two non-automatic spots. Great Britain won the heat in 37.56s, while Brazil (37.90s) and USA (38.03s) were second and third, respectively. More

Shericka Jackson battles bravely to win bronze | 10/3/2019 9:50 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's Shericka Jackson ran her lifetime best of 49.47 seconds for bronze in the women's 400m yesterday, while Stephenie-Ann McPherson finished sixth in 50.89 in the fastest quarter-mile race in 34 years of the IAAF World Athletics Championships. The super-talented Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain, who had already won bronze in the mixed 4x400m relay and was running her fifth race of the championships, stole a march on favourite Shaunae Miller-Uibo at the 300m mark, and held on More

Doha 2019: Gaye 4th, Bloomfield 8th in men's 400m | 10/4/2019 3:27 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica failed to win a medal in the men's 400 metre at 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Despite a personal best of 44.46 seconds, Demish Gaye crossed the finish line fourth, while teammate Akeem Bloomfield was eighth in 45.36s. Steven Gardiner of The Bahamas won the world title in 43.48s. The silver medal went to Colombia's Anthony Jose Zambrano (44.15s) and USA's Fred Kerly took bronze in 44.17s. More

Doha 2019: Bronze for Rushell Clayton in 400mH | 10/4/2019 2:33 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's Rushell Clayton ran a personal best 53.74s to win bronze in the 400m hurdles at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Olympic champion Dalilah Muhammad of the USA took gold with a time of 52.16 seconds, bettering her own world record of 52.20 set at the US Trials in Iowa in July. Her teammate Sydney McLaughlin completed the race in 52.23s for silver. More

Shanieka Ricketts eases into triple jump final | 10/3/2019 7:10 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica Diamond League winner Shanieka Ricketts and two-time Commonwealth Games champion Kimberly Williams advanced to tomorrow's women's triple jump final in contrasting styles. Yesterday, Ricketts showed that she is in tremendous form, easily qualifying for the triple jump final with her one and only jump of 14.42 metres (0.6 m/s). With the qualifying mark set at 14.30m, her compatriot Kimberly Williams didn't have things that smoothly. Williams had to utilise all three More