IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS NEWS

Doha 2019: Andrew Riley out of 110mH | 10/2/2019 1:31 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's Andrew Riley was unable to go through to the final round of of the men's 110m hurdles at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Riley was fifth in the third heat in 13.57 seconds. Orlando Ortego of Spain won the race in 13.16s, while Milan Trajkovic was second in 13.26s. More

Doha 2019: Coe addresses low turnout at worlds, heat and doping scandal | 10/2/2019 2:09 pm

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Sebastian Coe has a concise message for athletes who are dissing on Doha: Deal with it. The head of worldwide track and field says any athletes complaining about the hot temperatures and non-existent crowds at these world championships probably isn't making any other sort of headlines. "Can I just be a bit blunt about this: The athletes talking about externalities are probably not the ones who are going to be walking home with medals from here," the IAAF president said More

Doha 2019: World Champs Schedule - Wednesday, October 2 | 10/2/2019 9:34 am

8:35 am —           men's 100m (decathlon) 8:45 am —           women's shot put (qualification) 9:05 am —           women's 100m hurdles (heptathlon) 9:30  am —          men's long jump (decathlon) 9:35 am —           women's 1500m (heats) 10:00 am —        women's discus throw (qualification Group A) 10:15 am —        women's high jump (heptathlon) 10:25 am —        women's 5000m (heats) 10:50 am —        men's shot put (decathlon) More

Doha 2019: Omar McLeod wins 110mH heat for spot in final | 10/2/2019 1:17 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Olympic champion Omar McLeod won heat two of the 110m hurdles semis to book his spot in today's 3:00 pm final of the event at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. McLeod won in 13.08 seconds ahead of France's Pascal Martinot-Lagarde, who claimed second in 13.12s.   More

McLeod leads J'cans in action today | 10/2/2019 12:10 am

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's defending champion Omar McLeod will be looking to retain his 110-m hurdles title, while Aisha Praught-Leer, Shanice Love, Shadae Lawrence and Danniel Thomas-Dodd will make their débuts at the IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium here today. McLeod will be in semi-final two along with Frenchman Pascal Martinot-Lagarde and Wenjun Xie of China at 12.05 pm Jamaica time, while Ronald Levy and Orlando Bennett are set to contest semi-f More

Doha 2019: McLeod crashes out of 100mH | 10/2/2019 4:06 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Omar McLeod lost momentum after hitting a few hurdles and stumbled to a fall in the final of 110mH at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships inside the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. The 25-year-old Jamaican, who disrupted the run of Diamond League champion Orlando Ortega in the next lane, was disqualified. Grant Holloway of the United States won the world title in 13.10s.  Sergey Shubenkov, world champion in 2015, took silver in 13.15s whilst France's More

Photo: OH, NO! | 10/1/2019 8:50 pm

Jamaica's Elaine Thompson reacts during competition at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. (Photo: AFP) More

Doha 2019: Bloomfield, Gaye move on to 400m final | 10/2/2019 1:54 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Akeem Bloomfield and Demish Gaye have qualified as the two fastest losers for the men's 400 metres final at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Both Jamaicans were third in their respective heats. Bloomfield clocked 44.77 seconds in heat three behind Machel Cedenio (44.41) of Trinidad and Tobago and Colombia's Anthony Jose Zambrano (44.55s). Meanwhile, Gaye ran a season's best 44.66s in heat two, which was won by More

Doha 2019: Love, Lawrence fail to advance to discus final | 10/2/2019 1:02 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Shadae Lawrence and Shanice Love both failed to advance to the final of the Women's Discus at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Both women were unable to make the 63-metre automatic qualifying mark and finished 16th and 19th respectively. Love, who competed in Group A, made her best throw of 59.50m on her third attempt, while Lawrence's best throw (58.51m) came on her second attempt in Group B. Only the 12 best More

Doha 2019: Bennett, Levy fail to advance to 110mH final | 10/2/2019 1:06 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Orlando Bennett and Ronald Levy are out of the finals of the Men's 100m hurdles at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Bennett completed the race sixth in 13.60s while Levy was seventh in 13.60s. The two automatic spots went to USA's Grant Halloway, who won in 13.10s and Russia's Sergey Shubenkov who was second in 13.18s. More

Doha 2019: Rushell Clayton wins 400mH semi-final heat | 10/2/2019 2:16 pm

DOHA, Qatar — Rushell Clayton won heat two of the women's 400mH semis at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Clayton crossed the finish line in 54.17 seconds ahead of Zuzana Hejnova (54.41s) of Czech Republic More

Doha 2019: Aisha Praught-Leer out of 1,500m | 10/2/2019 11:04 am

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's Aisha Praught-Leer failed to advance to the semi-finals of the Women's 1500 metres at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships inside Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar. Praught-Leer, who dropped the 2,000-m steeplechase this season, finished seventh in heat two. Her time of 4:09.81 was not fast enough to go through as a time qualifier. More

Doha 2019: Demish Gaye to join Bloomfied in 400m semis, McDonald out | 10/1/2019 10:15 am

DOHA, Qatar — Jamaica's Demish Gaye will join teamate Akeem Bloomfield in the semi-finals of the Men's 400 metres at the 2019 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. The third Jamaican in the event, Rusheen Mcdonald, finished fifth in his heat and will not move on to the next round. Clocking 45.02 seconds, Gaye finished second in heat four behind the USA's Michael Norman (45.00s). Third place was taken by Leungo Scotch of Botswana in a personal best of 45.10s. Meanwhile, McD More

Reggae Girlz maul Cuba in Olympics qualifier | 9/30/2019 11:00 pm

As expected, Jamaica's senior Reggae Girlz made a convincing start to their Concacaf Women's Olympic Caribbean Qualifying campaign, trouncing Cuba 12-1 in a lopsided affair inside the National Stadium yesterday. Cheyna Matthews led the slaughter with a four-timer, scoring in the 20th, 31st, 62nd and 69th minutes. Tiffany Cameron secured a brace with goals in the 38th and 53rd minutes, as Cuba offered no resistance to the vastly superior Jamaicans. Deneisha Blackwood (4th), Trudi Carter (14th) More

Reigning champ McLeod leads J'cans into sprint hurdles semis | 10/1/2019 2:26 am

DEFENDING champion Omar McLeod led three other Jamaicans into the semi-final of the 110m hurdles as he sped to 13.17 seconds (0.2 m/s) to win heat one in convincing fashion. Also through, but not so easily, were Andre Riley, Orlando Bennett and Ronald Levy. McLeod was first in action, and running out of lane nine, the Olympic champion hit the first and third hurdles, but was in control throughout and actually took the gas off the pedal close to home. Milan Trajkovic of Cyprus was second in 13. More