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

Doha 2019: World Champs Schedule - Friday, October 4 | 10/3/2019 9:50 pm

12:05 pm — men's 1500m (semi-finals) 12:15 pm — men's high jump (final) 12:40 pm — women's 4x100m relay (heats) 1:00 pm — women's discus throw (final) 1:05 pm — men's 4x100m relay (heats) 1:30 pm — women's 400m hurdles (final) 1:45 pm — men's 3000m steeplechase (final) 2:20 pm — men's 400m (final) 3:30 pm — men's 20km race walk (final) More

Doha 2019: Jamaica through to women's 4x100m finals | 10/4/2019 1:54 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Natasha Morrison anchored the Jamaican team to a 42.11-second win in heat two of the women's  4x100m 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 China got the second and third automatic spot in 42.25s and 42.36s, respectively. More

Richards crashes out of throw event | 10/3/2019 9:50 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's O'Dayne Richards yesterday crashed out of the IAAF World Athletics Championships shot put competition following his series of throws that yielded 20.07m, which was below the qualifying mark of 20.90m, and finished 12th in Group A. Richards, who had won bronze at the 2015 World Championships in Beijing, had a series of 19.75m, 19.02m and improved to 20.07m but that was not good enough. “It's not the distance I was hoping for. I was looking to get the auto (au More

Spanish hurdler Ortega gets bronze on appeal | 10/4/2019 1:34 am

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — There are now two bronze medalists in the men's 110-metre hurdles. The Cuba-born naturalised Spanish hurdler Orlando Ortega will be awarded an extra bronze medal after Jamaican Omar McLeod collided with him during the hurdles final Wednesday. Ortega had been third when McLeod veered into his lane but finished fifth after the collision. The championships jury rejected Spain's first appeal, saying the incident was “not unusual in hurdles events,” but reversed More

Golden boy Gayle to sprint next season, says Francis | 10/4/2019 1:06 am

DOHA, Qatar — Freshlyminted long jump gold medallist Tajay Gayle will be running the 100m next season, and his Coach Stephen Francis believes he will be good enough to earn an individual spot for the Olympic Games. “He is a fairly confident youngster and we are going to try sprinting him next year in addition to the long jump. And I think that it will probably mean that he will get a lot better at the long jumping and at the sprinting,” Francis told the Jamaica Observer. The More

Jamaica's field event hopefuls enter the World Champs fray | 10/2/2019 8:40 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's triple jumpers Shanieka Ricketts and Kimberly Williams, along with shot put thrower O'Dayne Richards will make their debuts today at the 17th staging of the IAAF World Championships here inside Khalifa International Stadium. Ricketts, who won the Diamond League with a personal best of 14.93m, is fancied for a medal in what promises to be an epic triple jump final. Defending champion Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela and Caterine Ibarguen of Colombia are expected to featur More

So far, so good! | 10/2/2019 9:50 pm

Doha, Qatar — National champion Demish Gaye along with Akeem Bloomfield advanced to the final of the men's 400m set for Friday here at the 17th edition of the IAAF World Athletics Championships at Khalifa International Stadium. Gaye continued his gradual improvement throughout the year and ran his seasonal best of 44.66 seconds to finish third in semi-final two and qualified as one of the two fastest losers. The Jamaican was drawn in lane seven, with the winner, the lanky Steven Gardine More

Doha 2019 update: Ortega awarded bronze after second appeal by Spanish | 10/3/2019 3:04 pm

DOHA, Qatar (AFP) — Orlando Ortega has been awarded a bronze medal in the men's 110 metres hurdles after appealing for a second time over interference by Jamaica's Omar McLeod in Wednesday's final at the World Athletics championships. The 28-year-old Cuba-born naturalised Spaniard — an Olympic silver medallist in 2016 — was in third position when he had to resort to pushing 2017 world champion Omar McLeod to get him out of his lane. Ortega finished fifth — McLeod came t More

Doha 2019: Shanieka Ricketts through to triple jump final | 10/3/2019 9:49 am

DOHA, Qatar — Shanieka Ricketts has moved on from the qualification round of the women's triple jump at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. The Diamond League champion notched 14.42 metres with her opening jump in Group A to automatically qualify for the finals. The qualifying mark is 14.30m. Jamaica's Kimberly Williams is set to compete in Group B. More

Doha 2019: World Champs Medal Table | 10/2/2019 10:00 pm

RANK COUNTRY G S B TOTAL1 United States 8 8 2 182 PR Of China 2 3 3 83 Jamaica 2 2 0 44 Kenya 2 0 2 45 Ethiopia 1 2 0 36 Poland 1 1 1 37 Great Britain & NI 1 1 0 27 Sweden 1 1 0 29 Japan 1 0 0 19 Norway 1 0 0 19 Netherlands 1 0 0 19 Australia 1 0 0 19 Uganda 1 0 0 114 Canada 0 1 3 415 France 0 1 1 215 Bahrain 0 1 1 217 Portugal 0 1 0 117 Bosnia-Herzegovina 0 1 0 117 Ukraine 0 1 0 120 Cuba 0 0 1 120 Germany 0 0 1 120 Cote D'ivoire 0 0 1 120 Austria 0 0 1 120 Switzerland 0 0 1 120 Namibia 0 0 More

Photo: SO FAR, SO GOOD! | 10/2/2019 10:10 pm

Jamaica's Rushell Clayton (left) reacts after winning her semi-final heat of the women's 400m hurdles in 54.17 seconds at the 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium yesterday. (Photo: Collin Reid courtesy of Courts, Alliance Investments, KFC and JNBS) More

Doha 2019: O'Dayne Richards misses out on shot put final | 10/3/2019 1:50 pm

DOHA, Qatar — O'Dayne Richards will not advance to the shot put finals at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. With a best throw of 20.07 metres, the 2015 bronze medallist missed the 20.90m required to secure an automatic spot. Richards finished 22nd overall. All 12 qualifiers went beyond the qualifying mark. More

World Champs in Pictures | 10/3/2019 2:50 am

Jamaica's Omar McLeod (second right) stumbles during the IAAF World Athletics Championships 110m hurdles final yesterday inside the Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar. From left are Grant Holloway of the United States, Orlando Ortega of Spain and Sergey Shubenkov (authorised neutral athlete) of Russia. (Photos: Collin Reid courtesy of Courts, Alliance Investments, KFC and JNBS)Jamaica's Omar McLeod falls during the 110m hurdles final yesterday at the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doh More

Doha 2019: Bronze for Shericka Jackson in 400m | 10/3/2019 4:58 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Shericka Jackson copped bronze in a personal best 49.47 seconds  in the women's 400m at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Teammate Stephenie Ann McPherson was sixth. Salwa Eid Naser of Bahrain won the world title in a world leading 48.14s, beating Shaunae Miller-Uibo (48.37s) of The Bahamas, who took silver. More