IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NEWS

HEARTBREAK - Omar McLeod crashes out of 110m hurdles final | 10/2/2019 10:00 pm

Doha, Qatar — Jamaica's medal hopes took another blow when Omar McLeod crashed to the turf during the men's 110m hurdles final at the IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium yesterday. However, Jamaica remained third on the table with four medals, as the United States of America increased its tally to 18 inclusive of eight gold, eight silver and two bronze. China stayed in second with eight medals. Kenya with four and Ethiopia with three medals complete the More

Doha 2019: Kimberly Williams qualifies for triple jump final | 10/3/2019 10:57 am

DOHA, Qatar — Despite not making the 14.30 metres automatic qualifying mark, Jamaica's Kimberly Williams has advanced to the final of the women's triple jump at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. Williams' best jump of 14.20 metres was made on her second attempt in Group B, making her the 11th best performer in the qualification round. Team mate Shanieka Ricketts topped the list with her 14.42m jump, which she made on her first attempt in Group A. More

Praught-Leer's experiment in 1,500m fails, but... | 10/2/2019 8:40 pm

Doha, Qatar — Aisha Praught-Leer experimental run in the women's 1500m ended abruptly as she just missed out on qualification to the semi-final, clocking 4:09.81 minutes in heat two yesterday. Rababe Arafi of Morocco won in 4:08.32 minutes ahead of Winny Chebet of Kenya with 4:08.36. Gudaf Tsegay of Ethiopia snatched third in 4:08.39 minutes. With the top six in each of the three heats advancing automatically, Praught-Leer was left to sweat anxiously to see if she had advanced as one of More

On cloud nine | 10/2/2019 5:50 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaicans are known the world over for their colourful attire and personality. But for Debbie Allen, who has been living in Qatar for the past five years, the tremendous pride and joy the Jamaican track and field team has brought her in this middle eastern country is unbelievable. “It was so good walking out on that high and I was saying this is what we do, we come, we see, we conquer. It was the proudest moment when you're going out and everybody is saying 'Jamaica, More

Doha 2019: Danniel Thomas-Dodd bags shot put silver | 10/3/2019 4:37 pm

DOHA, Qatar — National record holder Danniel Thomas-Dodd has won silver in the women's shot put at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. The Commonwealth and Pan-American champion made her longest throw of 19.47 metres, a personal best, on her final attempt.  This is the first ever medal for a Jamaican woman in a world champs throws competition. Gong Lijiao won the gold with her fourth throw of 19.55m, while bronze went to Christina Schwanitz (19.17m) of Germany. More

Thomas-Dodd shots into final, but Lawrence, Love fall short | 10/2/2019 9:50 pm

Doha, Qatar — National record holder Danniel Thomas-Dodd nailed 19.32m on her last throw and sealed her spot in the final of the shot put, but both Shadae Lawrence and young Shanice Love were eliminated from the discus event here yesterday. With the qualifying mark to the final set at 18.40m, Thomas-Dodd started slowly with 17.60m, then stepped up to 18.06m, but was still short of the automatic qualifying mark. But just as she did at the Pan Am Games, she saved her best for last with a More

Doha 2019: Appeal denied for Spanish hurdler hampered by McLeod | 10/3/2019 11:22 am

DOHA, Qatar (AP) —Spanish hurdler Orlando Ortega will not get a re-race after being slowed down by a flailing Omar McLeod over the last few metres of the 110 hurdles at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. The appeals jury said it agreed that Ortega had been impeded when McLeod started falling, but it denied the appeal because it said that sort of contact is not unusual in hurdles events. Spain had asked for a re-race or for Ortega to be allowed to run the race alo More

Doha 2019: Thomas-Dodd through to shot put final with huge 19.32m throw | 10/2/2019 10:21 am

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's 2018 Commonwealth Games champion and 2019 Pan-Am Games winner, Danniel Thomas-Dodd is through to the final of the Women's Shot Put at the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar.   Thomas-Dodd went beyond the 18.40-metre automatic qualifying mark with a huge 19.32m throw on her final attempt in Group A. She heads the list of qualifiers with her massive throw. More

Doha 2019: Shanice Love 9th in discus qualifiers | 10/2/2019 11:41 am

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's Shanice Love will have to wait to find out if she qualifies for the final of the Women's Discus Throw at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Love, who was unable to make the 63-metre automatic qualifying mark, made her best throw of 59.50m on her third attempt, landing her in ninth position in Group A. Her first attempt was a no throw while her second attempt was 56.65 metres.  Cuba's Yaimé Pérez (67.78 More

Doha 2019: Britain's Asher-Smith crowned world 200m champion | 10/2/2019 3:57 pm

DOHA, Qatar (AFP) — Dina Asher-Smith became the first British woman to win a short sprint world title on Wednesday with a dominant performance in the 200 metres. The 23-year-old — silver medallist in the 100m — led from the start to time a national record 21.88 seconds at the Khalifa Stadium. Brittany Brown of the United States took silver in 22.22s and Mujinga Kambundji of Switzerland was third in 22.51s. Asher-Smith showed no signs of nerves at being title favourite bursti More

Doha 2019: Shiann Salmon runs personal best but out of 400mH | 10/2/2019 2:25 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Shiann Salmon ran a personal best of 55.16 seconds to finish third in heat three of the semi-finals of the women's 400m hurdles but did not advance to the final of the event at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. The USA's Sydney McLaughlin won in 53.81s ahead of Switzerland's Leah Sprunger in 54.52s. More

Salmon, Clayton move into 400m hurdles semi-finals, Whyte out | 10/1/2019 9:30 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Young Shiann Salmon ran her lifetime best of 55.20 and joined Rushell Clayton in the semi-finals of the IAAF World Championships women's 400 hurdles here. But there was no luck for Ronda Whyte, who was eliminated at the first hurdle. The 20-year Salmon, who won silver at the 2018 World Under-20 Championship, ran well from lane nine and finished third in heat one in a new personal best of 55.20. American prodigy Sydney McLaughlin, herself a 20-year-old young gun, won in 54.4 More

THE WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS Pictorial — Oct 2, 2019 | 10/2/2019 2:20 am

Jamaica's Akeem Bloomfield catches his breath after placing second in heat one of the men's 400m on day five of the IAAF World Athletic Championships in Doha, Qatar, yesterday. Bloomfield clocked 45.34 (Photos: Collin Reid courtesy of Courts, Alliance Investments, KFC and JNBS) More

Oh no! | 10/1/2019 9:50 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's double Olympic sprint champion Elaine Thompson has been pulled from the remainder of the IAAF World Athletic Championship by her coach Stephen Francis because of an existing injury that returned during the 100m. Thompson, who has a personal best of 10.70, never looked her usual explosive self and placed fourth in the 100m in 10.93, behind teammate Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who won in 10.71. After the event, Thompson mentioned that she was not comfortable but didn't More

Gaye, Bloomfied advance to 400m semis | 10/1/2019 10:50 pm

DOHA, Qatar — National champion Demish Gaye and Akeem Bloomfield both advanced to the semi-finals of the men's 400m here, while national record holder Rusheen McDonald turned in another clinker and was eliminated in the first round. Bloomfield was first into action and placed second in heat one in 45.34 seconds behind Machel Cedino of Trinidad and Tobago, who won in 45.26. Thapelo Phora of South Africa finished third in 45.45 seconds, while Kenya's Alphas Leken Kishoyian grabbed fourth wi More